The History of Metropolitan Vancouver's
HALL OF FAME

By Constance Brissenden
With additional research by Larry Loyie

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver Hall of Fame represents nearly 500 of the thousands of people who have contributed to the history of the lower mainland of BC. They come from all walks of life, all cultural backgrounds and all occupations. All of the Hall of Famers are now deceased, and we are proud to include a brief record of their accomplishments here. For the first time, Metropolitan Vancouver has a biographical directory that includes many individuals from communities overlooked in the past.

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Eileen (Margaret Eileen Stuart) Underhill (née George) Badminton champion b. April 1, 1889, Moosomin, Sask.; d. July 31, 1988, Vancouver. Moved to Vancouver in 1910. Considered to be B.C.'s all-time best female badminton player, she dominated the sport from 1927-36. With husband, Jack (John Edward) Underhill (b. Sept. 3, 1902, Vancouver; d. July 14, 1974, Vancouver), won National Doubles Championship for three consecutive years. Five times B.C. mixed doubles champions (1928-31, 1935). Jack was Canada's top male badminton star (1925-47), winning numerous B.C. and national championships. The Underhills were the first husband-and-wife team in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (1970).

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