finucane farm

The Finucane Family Home on Mizon Road

The Finucane family were early settlers in Malakwa.  George Finucane was a school teacher who came to Malakwa from England.  He was one of the first school trustees in Malakwa and education for his children was a high priority.  George Finucane was killed in an unfortunate accident on Mizon Road in 1947 and is buried in the Malakwa Cemetery.  All eight of his children were educated at the Malakwa School and finished their high school education in Revelstoke. Each one of them went on to obtain a professional degree.  Mary and Bertha  became teachers.  Irene, Kathleen, Dorothy and Frances became nurses.  Jim worked for the Esso Oil Company and George was an engineer for the Armed Forces.

 

George Finucane 1934

George Finucane1934

Left to Right: Frances, Mrs. Finucane, Jim, George, Irene, Dorothy and Bertha

Left to Right: Frances, Mrs. Finucane, Jim, George, Irene, Dorothy and Bertha

 

Mary Finucane taught school at Craigellachie and Solsqua. Photo 1934

Mary Finucane taught school at Craigellachie and Solsqua. Photo 1934

 

Jim Finucane with his first car a 1930 Ford Model A. Photo taken 1937

Jim Finucane with his first car a 1930 Ford Model A. Photo taken 1937

Irene Finucane R.N. 1937

Irene Finucane R.N. 1937

 

Irene and Frances Finucane 1937

Irene and Frances Finucane 1937

 

Mrs. Finucane and Kathleen

Mrs. Finucane and Kathleen

 

Mr. Finucane with son George (1930 Durant car) Photo 1935

Mr. Finucane with son George (1930 Durant car) Photo 1935

 

Irene Finucane 1935

Irene Finucane 1935

 

Jim Finucane RCAF 1937

Jim Finucane RCAF 1937

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