DATE OF BIRTH: 06/23/1934

PLACE OF BIRTH: Williams Lake B.C.

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Pioneer Families of the Cariboo



Arctic Journeys: Diamonds, Cariboo and Tundra (Self Published: Design and Layout - Vancouver Desktop Publishing, 2006)

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: June Cridland grew up on a cattle ranch in the Cariboo, the granddaughter of a Chilcotin pioneer family, of English and Scottish heritage. She grew up on a ranch and received most of her education by home schooling. A mother and grandmother who has had an active career and a life filled with challenges, she has received the 125 Canada medal for volunteer work and was honoured to receive the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for community service. Her travels to the Arctic were recorded in letters sent to her husband Norman during her absences from her home and also in journals written in cold tents on the tundra. She currently lives in Kamloops and works in the summer months on Rabbit Island, one of the Gulf Islands of B.C. Havign studied theology at the Anglican School of Theology, McGill University, she has spent many hours counselling and helping seniors.

[BCBW 2007] "Cariboo"