Robert Percival "Nip" Ogilvie born on the 13th of September 1897 Agassiz, B.C.
Robert, served his country in WWI, signing his attestation papers on the 17th of February 1917 at Vancouver, B.C. 2203336 Vancouver Forestry Draft, C.E.F., at the time he still lived in Agassiz, and was working as a teamster.
His parents: Robert Ogilvie ( 1861 – 1903 ) and Annie Ellen Robinson ( 1865 – 1939 )
In 1924 Robert married Dorothy Isabel Gordon he was a tire builder, and Dorothy was a teacher.
Robert and Annie, had two daughters, Nancy Ogilvie and Carol Ogilvie
Three brothers: George Albert Ogilvie ( 1892 --- 1963 ) (drafted WWI: 2140437 No.2 Company, 2nd Depot Battalion, B.C. Regiment. ) He was married to, Olla Vaughn Cheyne
Lawrence Fletcher Ogilvie / Laurence Fletcher Ogilvie 1888 --- 1919 ) married in 1916 to Violet Edith Weaver, she remarried in 1921 Violet Edith Nelmes (1894 --- 1987 )
Alvin “Bon” Easton Ogilvie 1900 – 1950 married in 1933 ( Paper announcement ) to Annie “Ann” Alice Stewart
Anne Elizabeth Ogilvie married in 1928 Charles William Berry ( 1899 – 1968 )
Ethel May Ogilvie ( 1890 – 1973 ) married in 1920 to Frederick Albert Wilson
Alice Gertrude Ogilvie ( 1893 - 1964 ) married in 1919 to, Harry Wilson
Margaret Elmo Ogilvie ( 1895 --- ? ) married in 1930 to, Frederick Webster
Robert Percival Ogilvie had a connection to Port Coquitlam for many years, he has the distinction of being probably the longest serving employee of the Gregory Tire & Rubber Company Limited; and its various incarnations from at least 1924 to 1935 when it became the Huntington Rubber Mills.
The Chilliwack Progress 4 March 1942
Robert P. Ogilvie
The death occurred Saturday evening of Robert Percival (Nip) Ogilvie, in his home at Port Coquitlam. He was in his forty-fifth year.
Mr. Ogilvie was born and educated in Agassiz and served overseas in the last war. He was an employee at Essondale Mental Hospital.
In 1924 he married Miss Dorothy Gordon, New Westminster. He was a well-known baseball player for various lower mainland teams. (his brother Alvin also active )
Besides his wife he is survived by two young daughters, Nancy and Carol; two brothers, George, Agassiz; Alvin (Bon) Regina, Sask.; and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Wilson, Mrs. Harry Wilson, Mrs. C. Berry, all of Agassiz and Mrs. F. Webster, Regina.
Funeral services were held from S. Bowell & Son chapel, New Westminster, Tuesday. Internment followed in the New Fraser cemetery. Rev. W.A. Guy officiated.
Died on the 28th of February 1942 Robert is buried in the New Fraser cemetery, in New Westminster, B.C.
B.C. order-in-council 10 March 1942:
Robert Percival Ogilvie, attendant Essondale employed since 1 March 1937, died 28 February 1942, granted gratuity to his wife of $357, since not enough time in for superannuation.