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

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

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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