Hattie Blanche Langille1

#693, (1885 - 1973)
FatherBurton Fenwick Langille (1866 - 1926)
MotherAlice Sophia Schupe2 (1866 - 1918)
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)
Hattie Bonnycastle


John Bonnycastle (1874 - 1955)

Life Events

BirthHattie Blanche Langille was born on 10 Nov 1885 in Martin's River, Nova Scotia.2
MarriageShe married John Bonnycastle, son of Charles Green Bonnycastle and Sarah Oliver.2,3
1911 CensusJohn and Hattie Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Calgary, Alberta, at 1122 8th Avenue West, enumerated 1 Jun 1911. John was 34, born September 1886 in Ontario, of Scotch origin, Anglican, and was a Gravel Merchant working on his own account. Hattie was 32, born in November 1878 [sic] in Ontario, and was of French origin, religion Anglican. With them were children Muriel G, Lenora V, Douglas J, Marion A, and a 2 month old daughter [name unreadable, perhaps Patsy], as well as John's sister in law Carrie Langille.4 
1916 CensusJohn and Hatty BonnyCastle appeared on the 1916 Census of Calgary, Alberta, at 116 - 38 Street NW, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. John was 40, born in Ontario, Anglican, of Scotch origin, and a employed as a Travelling Salesman. Hatty was 30, born in Nova Scotia, Anglican, and of French origin but did not speak French. Their children were Muriel (15), Douglas (14), Lenora (12), Marian [sic] (6), Elsie (3), and Jean (10 months). The first three children were born in Saskatchewan and the last three in Alberta. Their children Muriel Grace, Douglas John, Lenora Victoria, Marion Alice, Elsie Mae and Jean Lyall were living with them.5 
Residence-Moved Circa 1920, John and Hattie moved with their family to British Columbia.3,6 
1921 CensusJohn and Hatti Blanch Bonnycastle appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia, at 2939 3rd Avenue East. They rented their 6-room wood house for $40 per month. John was 47, born in Ontario, and worked on his own account as a Traveller in Oil Stock. Hattie was 37, born in Nova Scotia. Their children were Lenora (16,saleswoman in confectionary store), Marion (12, student), Elsie (8, student), Jean (6), Phyllis (4), and Harold (11 months). Lenora was born in Saskatchewan, the next four in Alberta, and Harold in BC. The family's religion was Church of England.7 
Residence-Moved Circa 1933, they moved to Burnaby.2 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband John died on 28 Aug 1955.3 
DeathHattie died on 18 Jun 1973 in 4313 Imperial Street, Burnaby, British Columbia.
Information from death certificate: in Burnaby 40 years, BC 53 years; widow, born Martin's River, Nova Scotia on November 10th 1885, age 87, husband John Bonnycastle, father's name not known (born Germany), mother Alice Schupe (born France)[sic]. Informant was daughter Marion A Reid of 4313 Imperial Street in Burnaby. Burial in Ocean View Cemetery.2 
BurialShe was buried on 21 Jun 1973 in Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia.2 
Last Edited13 Aug 2019


  1. Communication from Dale Bonnycastle to J Kolthammer.
  2. Death certificate of Hattie Blanche Bonnycastle, died 18 June 1973, registered 18 June 1973 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #73-09-009015.
  3. Death certificate of John Bonnycastle, died 28 August 1955, registered 28 August 1955 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #55-09-009139.
  4. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Alberta, Calgary (1), Calgary City (subdist 26), page 12.
  5. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. Alberta, District Calgary East, Subdistrict 34, ED 8 in City of Calgary, Page 12.
  6. Letters from Marion Denton, British Columbia, to J Kolthammer, dated early 1990s, Letter, April 1993, "came to the coast when I was 10."
  7. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Ancestry.com. British Columbia, Vancouver, Sub-District 50, Ward 7, Page 22.
  8. Letters from Jean Himmelman (California) to J Kolthammer, early 1990s;.
  9. Obituary of Phyllis Rebecca Baggs in Victoria Times Colonist, 2 May 2000.