Sosa : 14
  • Born 13 February 1874 - Quebec
  • Deceased 24 June 1948 - Vancouver General Hospital, aged 74 years old
  • Buried in 1948 - North Vancouver Cemetery


 Spouses and children



Individual Note

NOTE:A) My maternal grandfather was David Cambie. There a a few family stories about him. Evidently he swept my grandmother, Mary Moore, off her feet, tipping his hat from the streetcar in Vancouver, BC Since Mary moved to Vancouver from London at the urging of her sister, Quita MOORE Nicol, a West End socialite and hostess, to perhaps find a suitable husband, this David Cambie was unapproved by society. He was of Irish origin, poor, a drinker by reputation, and ten years older than Mary Moore! However they married and had three daughters, one of whom was my mother, Norah Patricia Cambie, born in June 07, 1910. The marriage broke up early and Mary MOORE Cambie moved to Los Angeles to bring up her three daughters. This was a shocker at the time as Mary had to, and did, earn her own living as clerical help and piano accompanyist. She did not return to Vancouver until two of her daughters, Joan and Norah, were in their late teens. The third daughter, Virginia, was mentally impaired and was left in the care of a California family.

I remember seeing David Cambie sitting in a lawn chair before we moved to Victoria in 1948. I must have been been around two years old. He was quite rotund and had a shock of very white hair. Janet Ker 2005

B) 1881 Canadian Census

David CAMBIE Household


Other Information:
Birth Year <1874>
Birthplace O. <Ontario>
Age 7
Marital Status
Ethnic Origin Irish
Head of Household Alexander J. CAMBIE
Religion Church of England


Source Information:
Census Place Wellington Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375865
NA Film Number C-13229
District 105
Sub-district A
Division 2
Page Number 126
Household Number 605

C)1911 Canada Census Record
about David Cambie
Name: David Cambie
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 37
Birth Date: February 1874
Birthplace: Ontario
Family Number: 24
Relation to Head of House: Head
Tribal: Irish
Province: British Columbia
District: New Westminster
District Number: 11
Sub-District: New Westminster
Sub-District Number: 4
Place of Habitation: 731 6th St
Census Year: 1911
Page: 3
Household Members: Name Birth Year
David Cambie 1874
Mary S M Cambie 1884
Virginia Cambie 1908
Nora P Cambie 1910
Rilla Leoiep 1893

event: Canadian Census 1881 Ottawa Ontario

event: Notes (Facts Pg) click yellow pad on the right


  • Spouse: - Marriage Certificate;PAGE Registration number: 1907-09-05811;DATA;TEXT Registration number: 1907-09-05811;CONT BC Archives Microfilm # B 11374 ;CONT ;CONT GSU Microfilm # 1983702

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