NameDorothy PHILLIPS
Birth26 Mar 1912, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death28 Aug 2011, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
FatherArthur Camden SWINDELL (1870-1952)
MotherMartha Eliza HOMER (1872-1959)
Notes for Dorothy PHILLIPS
Name from David Cooper.
Notes for George Benjamin (Spouse 1)
Known as Ben.

Manitoba Birth Index
George Benjamin Swindell, born March 26, 1912, Winnipeg, Manitoba, mother’s maiden name Martha Eliza Homer.

In the 1916 Canadian Census Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Winnipeg North district, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Arthur Swindell, 136 Bannerman, age 43, Born England, Anglican, immigration 1900, Accountant with Bank. Wife Eliza Swindell, age 40, born England immigrated 1900. Son Ben Swindell, age 4, born Manitoba.

In the 1921 Canadian census Winnipeg, Manitoba
136 Bannerman Avenue
Head Arthur Swindell, owner, brick and wood, age 50, born England, parents born in England, immigrated 1901, Canadian, Anglican, accountant.
Wife Martha E. Swindell, age 48, born England, parents born England, immigrated 1901, Canadian, religion [can’t decipher, it definitely not Anglican]
Son Benjamin A? Swindell, age 9, born Manitoba, parents born in England, same religion as his mother.

In the UK Incoming Passenger Lists, July 1926 arriving Liverpool, departed Montreal.
Martha Swindell, housewife, age 54, resident of Canada, destination Sedgley Staffordshire, and Benjamin Swindell, age 14, scholar. Their destination Sedgley, Staffordshire.

Canadian Passenger Lists
Departed Liverpool, arrived Montreal, on the Montrose October 9, 1926, Martha Swindell, age 45? [perhaps the digits are transposed], born Sedgley, lived in Canada 1901 to 1926, destination Winnipeg. Son George Swindell, age 14, born in Winnipeg. [Thus George must be Ben’s first name]

Canadian Passenger Lists
Departed Belfast, Northern Ireland, arrived Quebec, on the Letitia, November 25 1934 Martha Swindell, age 62, born Sedgley, in Canada 1901 to May 11, 1934, lived at R.R. 1 Victoria B.C., destination husband Mr. Arthur Camden Swindell, Son George Swindell, age 22, single, born Winnipeg. [I presume Ben’s first name was George, as this age matches Ben.]

Canadian Voters Lists 1953
Rural Polling Division 86 (District of Esquimalt) (Colwood)
941 Metchosin Road
G. Benjamin Swindell, storekeeper
Mrs. Dorothy E. Swindell

Mrs. Martha E. Swindell [Benjamin’s mother]

Canada Voters Lists 1968
3417 Metchosin Road, Esquimalt
Ben A. Swindell, maintenance man
Dorothy Swindell

Canada Voters Lists 1972
3417 Metchosin Road
Dorothy Swindell, housewife
Ben h. Swindell school Board

Benjamin Homer (Ben) Swindell

SWINDELL, Benjamin (Ben) Homer Dad at the age of 99 passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at The Priory in Langford. He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 26, 1912 and was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Phillips) in 1998 and son-in-law Bill Roberts in 1995. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Patricia Roberts of Cobble Hill, grandson James Roberts and wife Sherry and his great granddaughters Jazmine and Jenna of Kamloops. Dad retired in 1977 from School District 62 (Sooke). He believed in being part of the community in which he and Mum lived that being Colwood/ Metchosin. Previous to his employment with the school district, Dad was a school trustee in the district for 20 years while working at the Empress Hotel. He was a member of the Metchosin School Museum Society, a Colwood Volunteer Fire Department trustee, past Master of the Thermopylae Club, past President of the CP Pensioners and was also a member of the Malahat Lodge No. 107 A.F. & A.M. in Mill Bay. Our heartfelt thanks to all bedside staff, both past and present, at the Priory for taking care and having such compassion for Dad. A celebration of Dad's life will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street at McKenzie Avenue on Saturday, September 24th @ 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or charity of your choice. 635891
Published in The Times Colonist from September 2 to September 4, 2011
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