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Descendents of William Grieve (5 Feb 1799 - ca 1875)
and Eleanor Turnbull (18 Sep 1794 - 18 Oct 1860)

Third Immigrant Generation


18. Joseph Wesley "Joe" Grieve . Son of Patrick Turnbull Grieve & Mary Piercy. Born 29 Aug 1859 in Harvey. Died 10 Jan 1937 in New Westminister, BC. Buried in Fort Langley Cemetery, BC. Occupation Farmer.

    Joe was known as "Black Joe" because of his black hair and to distinguish him from others called Joe.   He moved to BC sometime after 1881, and settled on Vancouver Island in the Comox area.    He went twice to the Klondike prospecting for gold.  

    His farm was 60 acres located in the Comox area.   Joe cleared the land and made it into a dairy farm.   He also became foreman of the Courtenay Milk Condensory.

    In 1919, Joe and his family sold everything and moved to a farm located on the banks of the Fraser River in Glen Valley (East Langley).   The family arrived at the farm in March 1920.   The farm was eventually taken over by his son Bill until his retirement when it was sold.  

    Joe's obituary refers to him by his middle name "Wesley", but his gravestone has Joseph W.

    Copied from obituary - 1937:

    GRIEVE -- Passed away after a short illness on January 10th, 1937, Wesley Grieve, aged 77 years, of Glen Valley, BC.   He leaves to mourn his passing besides his widow, two sons, William I. of Pitt Meadows and John W. at home, also five daughters, Mrs C. Welse(sic) of Alberta, Mrs I. Armstrong of Cheam View, BC, Mrs A. McClelland(sic) and Mrs D. McClelland(sic) both of Glen Valley, BC, and Miss Phyllis at home.

    The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Fort Langley United church, Rev. J. H. Hobbins officiating.   Interment in the Fort Langley cemetery.   Columbia Funeral Service in charge.

    He married Adaline "Blanche" Davis, daughter of William "Isaac" Davis & Jane Bryden, 12 Feb 1902 in Courtenay, BC. Born 28 Apr 1875 in Parish Of Richmond, Carleton Co., NB. Died 19 Jun 1949 in New Westminster, BC. Buried in Fort Langley Cemetery, BC.

    Blanche was born in the Parish of Richmond, Carleton County, NB, the oldest of three daughters and one son of William "Isaac" Davis and Jane Bryden.   The Davis farmily moved to BC when their children were young.   Blanche was also known as "Addie", short for Adaline.

    Copied from The Columbian (New Westminister), Mon., 20 Jun 1949:


    Addie Blanche Grieve, 225 Sixth street, New Westminister, passed away in the Royal Columbia hospital on Sunday.

    Born in New Brunswick, 74 years ago, she lived in Courtenay for 40 years and in Glen Valley for 26 years.   Three years ago she moved to the Royal City.

    She is survived by two sons, William, East Langley; John, Winnipeg; five daughters, Mrs C. Wiltse, Stettler, Alta.; Mrs A. McLellan, East Langley; Mrs I. Armstrong, Chilliwack; Mrs D. McLellan, Glen Valley; Miss Phyllis Grieve, New Westminister; one sister, Mrs L. Mounce, North Vancouver; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    Funeral service will be at St. Andrew's United church, Fort Langley, Tuesday, at 3:30 pm with Rev. G. R. Tench, officiating.   Interment will be in the Fort Langley cemetery.

    They had the following children:

  82   i.   Myrtle Irene Grieve

  83   ii.   Alma May Grieve

  84   iii.   William Isaac "Bill" Grieve

  85   iv.   Etta Roberta Grieve

  86   v.   Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Grieve

  87   vi.   John Wesley "Jack" Grieve

  88   vii.   Phyllis Lorraine Grieve