Courtenay and District Museum Board and staff extend a deep and sincere thank you to the late Allan Duncan Pritchard for his gift of a significant portion of his estate to the Courtenay and District Museum. At his bequest, this gift will support research and education related to local social history. Before he passed away, Dr. Allan Pritchard’s research and provision of records played an important role in forming part of the narrative for the museum’s 2015 publication Watershed Moments—A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District published by Harbour Publishing. He then provided funds for the museum’s second publication Step Into Wilderness — A Pictorial History of Outdoor Exploration in and around the Comox Valley to be published by Harbour Publishing October 1, 2020.

Allan Pritchard’s life-long scholarly interests live on to play a significant role in furthering human history studies in British Columbia. We are also grateful to his niece and nephew Sandra Neal, Ron Pritchard and families for their time and generosity in this matter.