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organpage commented about Garrick Centre on Jun 14, 2006 at 2:20 pm

I worked for/with Agnes Forsythe for many years at her WurliTzer dealership in Burnaby when I was working the Vancouver area as an organ tech and we became good friends. Yes, her second husband was Mike Chisholm, but he was not involved with the business. The man you met in the store was probably her brother Bob Forsythe who was the accountant for the store as well as a full time accountant for WCB. He was also a fairly successful actor and appeared on most of the vancouver based productions such as MacGyver, Beachcombers and lots of commercials. Agnes' first husband was before my time, I believe she called him Jack but I’m not sure of this one. I don’t rememeber her metioning a last name. Anges had no children and she only had the one brother, but I remember she had several cousins both in the vancouver area and back east. The burnaby store closed about 20 years ago after she fell victim to cancer as did both her husbands before her.
I was always under the impression that the old Garrick organ was installed in the parish hall of the Immaculate Conception church in Delta BC where I used to attend a series of theatre organ music concerts, but I remember that was a Seaburg organ of about 5 ranks. I thought I rememberd Agnes mentioning she had been asked to play a concert in the series because of her connection with the organ but never got around to it. Obviously I got mixed up. If anyone has any information about that organ I would appreciate hearing it.