Marion Alice Bonnycastle1,2

#695, (1910 - 2005)
FatherJohn Bonnycastle1 (1874 - 1955)
MotherHattie Blanche Langille3 (1885 - 1973)
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)


James Reid (1904 - 1971)
  • William James Reid11 (1934 - 1998)
  • Norma Jean Reid11
  • Peter John Reid11
  • Michael Brian Reid12
  • Terry Dale Reid13 (1948 - 2000)

Life Events

BirthMarion Alice Bonnycastle was born on 4 Feb 1910 in Calgary, Alberta. Information from birth certificate:
Marion Alice Bonnycastle, female, born 4th February 1910 at Calgary, Alberta; father John Bonnycastle, Salesman, born Campbellford, Ontario; mother Hattie Blanche Langille, born Martins River, Nova Scotia;
Birth registered 16th November 1972 [sic].4 
(with Parents) 1911 CensusMarion A Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Calgary, Alberta with her parents. She was 1 year old and was born in February 1910 in Alberta.1 
(with Parents) 1916 CensusMarian [sic] appeared on the 1916 Census of Calgary, Alberta with her parents. She was 6 years old and born in Alberta.5 
(with Parents) 1921 CensusMarion appeared on the 1921 Census of Vancouver, British Columbia with her parents. She was 12 years old, born in Alberta, and a student.6 
MarriageShe married James Reid, son of Frederick Rees and Annie Hulonce, on 13 May 1933 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Details from the registration: James Reid, clerk, bachelor, age 26, protestant, residence 1124 Robson Street, Vancouver, birthplace Wales, father Frederick Reid born Pembrock South Wales, mother Annie Huland born Somerset England;
Marion Alice Bonnycastle, spinster, 23, protestant, 7660 Heather Street Vancouver, birthplace Calgary, father John Bonnycastle born Indian Head Saskatchewan, mother Hattie Blanche Langille born Martins Point [sic] Nova Scotia;
They were married at 3997 10th W, Vancouver by A W McIntosh, United Church of Canada clergyman and the witnesses were Norma Simpson and David Paterson.7 
(Informant) DeathMrs. James Reid registered the death of her father John Bonnycastle. Her address was 4185 Imperial Street in Burnaby.8 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in John Bonnycastle's 1955 obituary as daughter Mrs Jas Reid, Burnaby.9 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband James died on 2 Aug 1971.10 
Note.Marion's birth was registered in 1972. (As with many others, this was perhaps done to apply for Canadian Pension.) 
(Informant) DeathMarion A Reid registered the 1973 death of her mother Hattie Blanche Bonnycastle. Marion's address was 4313 Imperial Street in Burnaby.3 
MarriageMarion Alice Bonnycastle married Herbert Denton on 26 Aug 1977 in Nanaimo, British Columbia.11
Note.After Herbert died, she moved to live with her son Peter and his wife Valerie in 100 Mile House.11 
DeathMarion Alice Denton died on 19 Mar 2005 in Williams Lake, British Columbia, at the age of 95.11 
Last Edited24 Aug 2019


  1. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Alberta, Calgary (1), Calgary City (subdist 26), page 12.
  2. British Columbia Archives Indexes to Marriage, 1872-1927 (online,, James Reid & Marion Alice Bonnycastle, 1933.
  3. Death certificate of Hattie Blanche Bonnycastle, died 18 June 1973, registered 18 June 1973 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #73-09-009015.
  4. Province of Alberta, Canada Birth Registration. Marion Alice Bonnycastle, born 1910, registered 1972, #411732.
  5. 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Alberta, District Calgary East, Subdistrict 34, ED 8 in City of Calgary, Page 12.
  6. 1921 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at British Columbia, Vancouver, Sub-District 50, Ward 7, Page 22.
  7. British Columbia Marriage Registration. James Reid & Marion Alice Bonnycastle, #33-09-409840.
  8. Death certificate of John Bonnycastle, died 28 August 1955, registered 28 August 1955 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #55-09-009139.
  9. Obituary of John Bonnycastle in Vancouver Sun, 29 Aug 1955.
  10. British Columbia Death Registration. James Reid, #71-09-011170.
  11. Letter and e-mails from Peter Reid, BC, to J Kolthammer.
  12. Letter and e-mails from Megan Reid, BC, to J Kolthammer.
  13. Research done by Shannon Reid.