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Sundial 572
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Good
Latitude:   48° 25.183' N Longitude:   123° 21.850' W
Location:
  • St. Ann's Academy, now BC Gov.
 
Description:
  • A replica 12-inch bronze horizontal dial on a concrete plinth. This dial is a memorial for Marjorie Napier, a twelve-year-old St. Ann's student who died on 31 May, 1922. The original dial and limestone plinth were moved to Queenswood, a private retirement home for elderly nuns and seniors. A plaque for the replica dial reads, "In memory of Una Holm (Robertson) Class of 1928. Thank you the Sisters of St Ann's, the strength of Sister Eleanor Marie and the Rock which was St Ann's Academy. Replica sundial donated by husband Sandy E S A Holm and their daughter Karen Michaelson (Holm) Class of '53."
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: St. Ann's Academy, now BC Government
  • Original dial shows engraved in the plinth, "IL PISISTE ERIT VOBIS TESTEMONIUM."
    Engraved cross and "Marjorie 31 May 1922." Small plaque reads, "The shaft of this dial is built with stone taken from the ruins of the basilica of Ste Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, destroyed by fire, AD MCMXXII."
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  • Construction Date: 31-May-22
 
References:
  • This dial is a memorial for Marjorie Napier, a twelve-year-old St. Ann's student who died on 31 May, 1922.
    Dial featured on Victoria Sundial Tour, NASS Conference 2006.
    Victoria Times Columnist article, "Passing Images," June 1, 2003.
 
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