Margaret Wake Obituary

Vancouver Sun, October 16 1930, page 15

      Miss Margaret Eveline Wake, 63, well-known Vancouver painter, whose body was cremated Wednesday after services in Nunn & Thomson's chapel, Rev. A.H. Sovereign officiating, was a descendant of the ancient line of Herward the Wake, famous for his resistance to the Norman invasion of William the Conqueror in the eleventh century. The family seat is at Cortine Hall, England, where a number of relatives reside. Besides these, she is survived by one brother, Benjamin Barry Wake, of Tacoma, Wash.
      Shortly after coming to Vancouver 18 years ago, Miss Wake made her home with her friend, Miss Anne Batchelor, and for the past eight years they have resided at 1834 Barclay Street. Miss Wake had her studio at the rear of an old-fashioned garden, where she received the many interesting subjects of her portraits, including Mary Capilano, widow of the late Indian Chief Capilano; Sophy (sic), another well-known Indian character; "Dad" Quick, and a striking Hindu, whose turbanned head has made a magnificent painting.
      Last May a painting by Miss Wake was the only Canadian work of art to be accepted and hung by the British Empire Academy in London, England. She was a member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, of the Palette and Chisel Club and of the Sketch Club.

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