June tells James Derry, secretary of The Alberni Project Society, about her years as a ski instructor in the early days of Hollyburn Lodge at what is now Cypress Mountain. Photo submitted

Museum hosts birthday celebration for 103-year-old Comox Valley resident

HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial welcomes June Gillrie

The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial had a very special guest Sunday.

The museum held a celebration for June Gillrie’s 103rd birthday, “103 minutes with June Gillrie.”

June’s association with HAMM is through her father. The museum has a display of William Kinnear Leslie, who was killed in action during the Great War a few months after June’s birth.



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June Gillray proudly relates the story of her father, William Kinnear Leslie, who was killed in action during the Great War, a few months after her birth. Photo submitted

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