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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


25. John Grieve . Son of George Grieve & Jane Nesbitt. Born 6 Oct 1858 in Harvey. Died 5 Aug 1927 in Sandwick, BC. Buried in Sndwick Church Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

    John came with his family to the Comox Valley when he was 16 years old.

    John and Annie bought a farm from the W. C. Muster family.   The house was the first frame house in the Comox Valley.   They moved to Texada Island so John could earn enough money to pay for the farm.   When they returned to their farm in the Comox Valley, they built a new house which had the first basement in the Valley.   It also had hot and cold running water, a bathtub and an indoor toilet which was most unusual.   (Recently the house was restored.)

    John and his wife Annie were farmers in the Comox Valley, BC, and had four children:   Bert, Lila, Arnold and Audrey.

    He married Ann Elizabeth "Annie" Parkin, daughter of William Parkin & Eliza Malpass, 28 Oct 1891 in Sandwick Presbyterian Church, BC. Born 11 Jul 1871 in Nanaimo, BC. Died 5 Jan 1949 in Sandwick, BC. Buried in Sandwick Church Cemetery.

    Copied from newspaper obituary - 1949:

    Comox Pioneer Passes

    (Special to The Daily Province)

    Courtenay -- One of the pioneers of the Comox Valley, Mrs Annie Grieve, died Wednesday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Victor Shopland, Campbell River Road.   She was 78.

     Daughter of one of the original Nanaimo settlers who came to Vancouver Island on the Princes Royal in 1854, Mrs Grieve was born in Nanaimo.   She came to Comox in 1885 and has lived here ever since.

    Always interested in church work Mrs Grieve had been a member of Sandwick United Church since it was built.   She was organist for church services for 20 years, and was still a member of the Ladies' Aid at her death.

    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Shopland and Mrs Thomas Menzies of Grantham; and one son, Arnold, of Courtenay.   Her husband and another son, Herbert, predeceased her.

    There are five brothers, Robert of Dove Creek; Will in California; Ike at Courtenay; Edward in Vancouver, and Matthew at Campbell River.

    Funeral will be held from Pierceys Funeral Chapel early Sunday afternoon and interment will be in Sandwick United Cemetery.

    They had the following children:

  116   i.   William George Herbert "Bert" Grieve

  117   ii.   Eliza Jeanette "Lila" Grieve

  118   iii.   Arnold Roy Grieve

  119   iv.   Audrey Lillian Grieve