James had died in 1942, and so the boys' mother, Janet Nairn Gilmour, moved out to Vancouver with them. At first, she worked for an elderly woman who owned a parrot but soon moved to cook and do light housekeeping for Judge Lennox, who lived at 2905 St. Kilda Avenue in North Vancouver. Janet lived in a cottage beside the main house for almost the whole 4 years that the boys were in forestry school.
Today, Pauline (Jim's daughter and my cousin), Dad and I went for lunch in Deep Cove and then set off on a drive to see if we could find the old house. Although the area has changed a lot, Dad did remember rummaging in Judge Lennox's drawers while he was away and finding his old WW I pistol - the boys visited their mother at the house often, taking the streetcar up Lonsdale. Here are some pictures of the house and the cottage (now barely visible from the street; see top photo). The last photo shows Pauline by the "licht gate" leading down to Judge Lennox's former house.