My Nisbet family farming history can be documented back to the 1800’s and as far away as North Dakota on my father’s side. On my mother’s side of the Seitz and Flaig name was and is still well know after migrating from Germany and Russia to Medicine Hat Alberta and later setting down in Strathmore, Alberta dating back to the early 1900’s. Both families all worked and helped each other together whether it was ranching or grain farming. As a child growing up I always enjoyed holidays going there to see family. Playing and learning something new was always so much fun, and those memories will never be forgotten.

I was born in the 60’s and was raised in Coquitlam. My dad came from a large family of 15 kids, born and raised on Barnsten Island on the Fraser River. His parents settled there in 1910 and owned over 30 Acres. He told me many stories of long and hard working days, especially during the harvest season. Back then it was not uncommon around meal times to have 30 -40 people eating around the farm. Gardening and raising animals to provide for their family were a very big part of growing up.

I give so much thanks to my parents today for bringing me up with good family morals and always respecting my elders. I am not one to ever shy away from hard work. I hope to carry on doing what they all did for so many years. My dad has passed on years and only wish he could be here with me and my family to see that everything he taught me will never be forgotten.

In loving Memory: John Robert Nisbet

My wife’s mom and dad and other family moved to Oyama and other Okanagan areas here from Vancouver back in 1974 and became orchardists of over 10 Areas.

I look forward to hopefully meeting you one day, as well to hear your stories.

Yours Truly

Dean Murray Nisbet