By Constance Brissenden
With additional research by Larry Loyie
The History of Metropolitan
Vancouver Hall of Fame represents nearly 500 of the thousands of
people who have contributed to the history of the lower mainland
of BC. They come from all walks of life, all cultural backgrounds
and all occupations. All of the Hall of Famers are now deceased,
and we are proud to include a brief record of their accomplishments
here. For the first time, Metropolitan Vancouver has a biographical
directory that includes many individuals from communities overlooked
in the past.
If you have suggestions for inclusion (remember
the person must be deceased), please contact us HERE.
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For Mayors of Vancouver,
Eileen (Margaret Eileen Stuart) Underhill
(née George) Badminton champion b. April 1, 1889, Moosomin,
Sask.; d. July 31, 1988, Vancouver. Moved to Vancouver in 1910.
Considered to be B.C.'s all-time best female badminton player, she
dominated the sport from 1927-36. With husband, Jack (John Edward)
Underhill (b. Sept. 3, 1902, Vancouver; d. July 14, 1974, Vancouver),
won National Doubles Championship for three consecutive years. Five
times B.C. mixed doubles champions (1928-31, 1935). Jack was Canada's
top male badminton star (1925-47), winning numerous B.C. and national
championships. The Underhills were the first husband-and-wife team
in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1970).
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