Rosemary Rigsby


I was born in Duncan, British Columbia, and lived most of my childhood in a logging camp once known as Gordon River. After grade seven, I attended high school in Lake Cowichan and then in 1968 enrolled in the University of Victoria. I am presently a resident of Delta, B.C., having moved to the mainland in 1975. In 2003 I “retired,” re-enrolled full-time in Kwantlen University to further my interest in writing, and in 2004 I began “Prairie Seas, Mountain Harvest.” With the publication of this biography/memoir, I now work on other writing projects, when not being wife, mother, and “Granny.”


Prairie Seas, Mountain Harvest
My Teacher, Her Life, Her Legacy

The story of Alice Marlatt, who taught in a B.C. logging camp school from the late 50s to the early 60s, begins fifty-three years before her mid-50s arrival on Vancouver Island. As a pioneer child of the prairies, she experienced the struggle of prairie homesteading, the trials of two world wars, the desperation of the depression, and the pain of tragic loss. Her story entwines with that of a child’s perspective on life in a 50s logging camp and an education received from a dedicated, determined, but humorous woman. Twelve pages of pictures complement the narrative.


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