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This Day in History: Anne Goldie married Sid Land, February 15, 1939

Okanagan Centre pioneers Anne Goldie and Sid Land were married on this date, February 15th, in 1939. 

The Lands had three children, one son Ian of White Rock, BC, daughters Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Giddens) of Kamloops, BC, and Nancy (Mrs. Paul Jorgensen) of Nanaimo, BC.

Although Sid Land died in 1984, Anne, one of Lake Country’s favourite pioneers, still lives in Okanagan Centre.

For more information and a photograph of Sid Land, see Powley, Hume M. “Sidney Joseph Land — 1904-1984”. Forty-eighth Annual Report of the Okanagan Historical Society. Vernon, BC: OHS, 1984. pp. 95-97.


  • The Lake Country Museum has published an extensive genealogy of the Goldie family, especially regarding its immigration from Alloway, Scotland to its establishment in Ayr, Ontario. Those interested in pioneer life and building a successful farming and milling operation should examine this manuscript.

  • The Museum’s current display, Lake Country Sweethearts, in the lobby of the District of Lake Country Municipal offices, is a tribute to Anne and Sid Land who were certainly a pair of Lake Country Sweethearts.

    • 2018 is the 125th anniversary of Miriam Masonic Lodge #20 in Vernon and we have been researching our history. I discovered Sidney Land was the master of our Lodge in 1952. He was also the District Deputy Grand Master in the sixties

      • I’m happy that you discovered this information on our website. Sidney Land’s wife, Anne, still resides in Lake Country.

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