Bill Mace
1914 photo showing Bill Mace and his family at Savary. From left:  
Bill, his wife Laura Mace (1886-1969), and their children Evelyn (1912), Allan (1908-1960), and Irene (1909-2008).
(Source: Conde Landale, Savary Island Heritage Society)

1914 photo showing Bill Mace and his family at Savary.
From left: Bill, his wife Laura Mace (1886-1969), and their children Evelyn (1912),
Allan (1908-1960), and Irene (1909-2008).
(Source: Conde Landale, Savary Island Heritage Society)


William Arthur Mace (1879-1975) was a Powell River carpenter who came to Savary in 1912 to build summer cottages for wealthy Vancouverites.

Brothers-in-law Harry Keefer and Bill Mace bucking a fir with a crosscut saw in 1929
(Source: Magnetic Isle, p62)

Brothers-in-law Harry Keefer and Bill Mace bucking a fir with a crosscut saw in 1929
(Source: Magnetic Isle, p62)


The work and the life was good, so in 1914 he moved his whole family over and lived and worked on the island for many years, building several of the most beautiful homes along Malaspina promenade, e.g. Savary Lodge and Kingarth.

A 1971 photo showing 91-year-old Bill sitting  with his niece 

Frankie Keefer (1900-1987) at her 71st birthday. 
(Source: Conde Landale, Savary Island Heritage Society)

A 1971 photo showing 91-year-old Bill sitting with his niece
Frankie Keefer (1900-1987) at her 71st birthday.
(Source: Conde Landale, Savary Island Heritage Society)


Notes
1. To read a brief memoir by his daughter Irene about her life growing up on Savary, click here.

2. Mace point is named for him.

3. Click here to read a brief biography of Bill and his family.
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