Castlegar founder’s family pays a visit

Relatives of Edward Mahon in town recently for a stopover

Pictured above from left

Pictured above from left

Local historian Walter Volovsek, author of a book on Castlegar founder Edward Mahon, was visited last week by three generations of Mr. Mahon’s relatives.

Edward’s daughter-in-law Marolyn has been here several times, including the occasion of Volovsek’s book signing event at the Castlegar and District Public Library a couple of years ago. Her son Ross was making his second visit to the area named by his grandfather in honour of his ancestral Irish home. His first look at Castlegar, BC was in 1972 as a young boy.

“Ross was very impressed by the local attractions we visited as well as the beauty of the area,” Volovsek told the Castlegar News, “…and he is talking about a return visit in the not too distant future.”