KYLLO, Edith




Author Tags: Local History

Born on November, 16, 1906, in Vancouver to H. James and Marilla Edwards, the first European couple married in the Squamish Valley, Edith Edwards--later Edith Kyllo--trained as a teacher and taught in Westbank, B.C.; Peace River, Alberta, and Hudson's Hope, B.C. before marrying Melvin Kyllo in 1931. She returned to teaching in Hudson's Hope from 1941 to 1944. While in Peace River she started the first Brownies and Girl Guide groups in the area. She died March, 11, 2004.

AWARDS:

Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada in 1992

Award of Merit from The British Columbia Museums Association in 1984

Awards of Merit from the District of Hudson's Hope in 1984 and 1986.

BOOKS:

The Peacemakers of North Peace, Hudson's Hope Section. Compilers: Cora Ventress, Marguerite Davies [and] Edith Kyllo. Hudson's Hope: The Author, 1973.
Hudson Hope: Dinosaur to Dynamo. Hudson Hope Chamber of Commerce. 1969

[In 2003, M.A. (Martin) Kyllo of Salmon Arm published The Story of Hudson's Hope to 1945. It was reprinted by the Hudson's Hope Historical Society. Born October, 5, 1936, in Hudson's Hope, he earned his BASc in Chemical Engineering at UBC in 1958. He worked in natural gas operations in B.C. and Alberta, then in London, UK, doing process design for plants in the Middle East, North Africa and the UK. He married and has three sons--living in London, Edmonton and Melbourne.]

[BCBW 2011] "Local History"