Emile "Emil" Willie

  • b- July 22, 1879 , Brussels Belgium
  • d- Oct 11, 1963 , Terrace, BC

Emile “Emil” Willie , second owner of Terrace Hotel

  • b- July 22, 1879, Brussels Belgium
  • d- Oct 11, 1963, Skeenaview Hospital, Terrace, age 84
  • buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetery, Terrace, shown as a retired Hotel Owner and a widower when he died
  • wife- Martha Willie, nee Bell
    • b- Aug 9, 1874 in England
    • d- 1947 in Prince Rupert General Hospital, Prince Rupert BC, age 73
      • she was struck by a car and is buried in Terrace Pioneer Cemetery
    • daughter of ? Bell, and Jane Brooks, both born in England
    • In 1920 there was a Walter Bell that worked for George Little as a teamster. Possibly Martha's father?
  • they had at least one daughter:
    • Dorothy Willie
      • she married a Mr. ? Hunter, and was living in Winnipeg in 1947
  • Sept 1931 his granddaughter Miss Fern Bretour was in Terrace for a visit so it looks like at least 2 daughters now.
  • Winnipeg was the home of the family before Terrace

He had a long experience with the CNR hotels, restaurants and even worked on the CNR Prince Rupert train run.So Mr. and Mrs. Willie knew the business, and area. He spent some time in Northern Ontario area as well.

  • Last modified: 2017/01/08 17:54
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