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The Lee Family of Salt Spring Island

Gordon Lee

Lee family

What is the story behind the name “Lee's Hill”? Where is “Maple Hill”? Is there a connection? Why are there two giant red hawthorne trees on Fulford-Ganges Road? What were the connections between the Lee families, the Pattersons, and the Ruckles? Where were their original homesteads?

Gordon Lee presents a program that answers these questions and more at the Salt Spring Island Historical Society. Gordon’s focus is on the families of Ed Lee and Tom Lee of Lee Hill and the Burgoyne Valley, who were Salt Spring Island pioneers who arrived in the late 1800’s.

The Lee Family web page.