Muriel Grace Bonnycastle1,2

#88, (1900 - 1986)
FatherJohn Bonnycastle1,3 (1874 - 1955)
MotherGrace Lillian Hubbs3,1 (1881 - 1904)
Relationship3rd great-granddaughter of John Bonnycastle
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle (1791-1847)

Life Events

BirthMuriel Grace Bonnycastle was born on 26 Nov 1900 in Indian Head, Assiniboia (Saskatchewan).3,1
(with Parents) 1901 CensusMuriel G Bonnycastle appeared on the 1901 Census of Indian Head Village, Assiniboia with her parents. She was 5 months old and born 26 November 1900 in Assiniboia.3 
(Mother died) DeathMuriel, Douglas and Lenora was 4 years old when her mother died.4 
(with Father) 1911 CensusMuriel G Bonnycastle appeared on the 1911 Census of Calgary, Alberta with her father and stepmother. She was 10 years old, born in November 1901 in Ontario [sic], and attended school 10 months that year.5 
(with Parents) 1916 CensusMuriel appeared on the 1916 Census of Calgary, Alberta as a daughter of John and Hatty. She was age 15, born in Saskatchewan, Anglican, and attended school.6 
(Heir) WillMuriel Grace Bonnycastle was named an heir in the will of her grandmother Sarah Bonnycastle dated 1 Jun 1928 in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Murial was to receive $50 as a gift of rememberance, as she once lived with Sarah.2
MarriageMuriel Grace Bonnycastle married David Raeside.7
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in John Bonnycastle's 1955 obituary as daughter Mrs D Raeside, Calgary, Alta.8 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Douglas John Bonnycastle's 1975 obituary as sister Mrs. Muriel Raeside, Vancouver.7 
DeathMuriel died on 14 May 1986 in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Details from the registration: Muriel Grace Raeside, residence 4279 Norland Avenue Burnaby, widowed, husband David Raeside, housewife, born 26 November 1900 in Indian Head Saskatchewan, age 85, father Jack Bonnycastle, mother unknown, both birthplaces unknown, informant was son Charles W Raeside of Burnaby, cremation.9 
Last Edited23 Nov 2012


  1. Saskatchewan Vital Statistics Indexes to Births more than 100 years ago, viewed online at eHealth Saskatchewan. Reg No 2324 (Muriel Grace, 1900/11/26, Indian Head, d/o Grace Hubbs & John Bonnycastle).
  2. Will of Sarah Oliver Bonnycastle of Chilliwack, 1 June 1928, proved in the Chilliwack Supreme Court, 1931 (British Columbia Archives, File #B8/1931).
  3. 1901 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Assiniboia E (203), Indian Head (b-2), page 19, line 34.
  4. Saskatchewan Vital Statistics Indexes to Deaths, more than 70 years ago (online,, Grace Lillian Bonnycastle.
  5. 1911 Census for Canada. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at Alberta, Calgary (1), Calgary City (subdist 26), page 12.
  6. 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.
  7. Obituary of Douglas John Bonnycastle in Chilliwack Progress, 12 November 1975, page 7A (Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, microfilm).
  8. Obituary of John Bonnycastle in Vancouver Sun, 29 Aug 1955.
  9. British Columbia Death Registration. Muriel Grace Raeside, 1986-008049.