Foster

British Columbia. Railway Point
CNR, E of junction of Fraser and Robson Rivers
53°00’50” N 119°07’50” W — Map 83E/3 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1989
Official in BCCanada
Hon. George E. Foster
Photo: Libraries and Archives Canada

Hon. George E. Foster
Photo: Libraries and Archives Canada
New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

This railroad station was named in the 1920s for senator Sir George Eulas Foster (1847–1931), then Minister of Trade and Commerce.

On the eve of the general election in 1917, Foster was struck by a railway engine at Union Station in Toronto and left with a broken shoulder blade, a broken collar bone, and four broken ribs. His determination even as an injured 70-year-old was in evidence as he resumed his duties from his sickbed and returned to the House within months.

References:

  • CN (Canadian National Railway). Transportation planning branch, Edmonton, and historical office, Montréal. 2000

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