Waleach

Feature Type:Former Railway Point - Siding, junction, flag stop or station now closed or renamed.
Status:
Relative Location: On CPR, Seabird Island, in Fraser River between Agassiz and Laidlaw, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°18'00''N, 121°41'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/5

Origin Notes and History:

Waleach (station) adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 422A, Hope, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914 et seq. Station abandoned May 1962 according to CPR divisional engineer. Name rescinded 14 May 1982 on 92H/5.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

After Camille Walecia. See also Wahleach Island.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

At Union Bar, 3 miles beyond Hope, there is an old man named Camille Walecia, still lingering on his death bed at the age of 95. This man is commemorated by the name of the station. (information from Father E.C. Chirouse, OMI, relayed to Denys Nelson c1926). [Note: Camille Walecia died in December 1926]

Source: Nelson, Denys; Place Names of the Delta of the Fraser River; 1927, unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives