What led to this walk down Memory Lane? I found a hard copy of this photo and John and I spent hours trying to figure out where it was taken. We first assumed Ireland, then the rest of Europe. I thought maybe in was somewhere in Tennessee. We Googled that sculpture in those parts of the world, nothing. Then we both happened to Google the statue without any location and voila! Discovered it was Vancouver, right here in Canada!! The umbrella should have given us some clue!
'Gassy' Jack Deighton is no more.
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, the statue was toppled as participants of the annual Memorial Women's March watched.
Deighton, considered the "founder" of Gastown, was the target of anger due to his 1870 marriage to a 12-year-old local Indigenous girl named Quahail-ya.