Jewish Historical Society of B.C. photograph collection
Vancouver's oldest extant pharmacy, located at 15 East Hastings Street.
Located in Vancouver's East side at 504 East Hastings, Ferrara Court was the residence of Mary Livingston and many other Jewish families. Mary first met Benny Kubelsky (Jack Benny), a vaudeville performer, at a Passover seder at her family's home at Ferrara Court.
When the Jewish community in Trail disbanded, this Menorah was donated to a local church.
Werner Bick escaped Germany in 1939 to Santiago, Chile. His wife Ingrid joined him after spending the war years in a Russian camp. The couple moved to British Columbia's Fraser Valley in 1969 to opperate a 62-1/2 acre dairy farm at 7435-264th Street (Country Line Road), Aldergrove, BC.
Image shows Mike Ratner, surrounded by the products and wares sold at his pharmacy. Knowlton's Drug Store on 15 East Hastings Street was Vancouver's oldest Extant Pharmacy. In business for 75 years.