Grave marker for Corinthea (nee Pierre) Alexander and daughter Eva

In 1858 both the Pierre and Alexander families arrived on Vancouver Island. Corinthia Pierre and Thomas Alexander were married on February 2, 1887. Between 1888 and 1907 they had seven children.

Corinthia passed away on March 1, 1939, their daughter Eva died when she was just 1 year,1month old in November 1891.

Obituary Colonist March 2, 1939 “Aged Resident Was Born Here Mrs. Corinthia Elizabeth Alexander, 112 Balmoral Road, widow of Thomas Alexander passed away at the Jubilee Hospital yesterday morning. Third daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Pierre, a pioneer family of the city. Mrs. Alexander was seventy years of age and her marriage to Mr. Thomas Alexander took place on February 2, 1887, just a little more than fifty-two years ago. They had a large family of whom six children survive. Mrs. Weltha Kirkbridge, Clifton F. Alexander, Mrs. Mildred Hudlin, Norman Alexander, Chester Alexander, and Barton Alexander. She is survived also by one brother, S.D. Pierre, Tacoma and a sister, Mrs. Louise Pierre Tolliver, Yakima, Wash., and thirteen grandchildren.

Mother and daughter are buried in the Pierre family plot at Ross Bay Cemetery (G43W9. The grave marker was funded by BC Black History Awareness Society, City of Victoria , and Old Cemeteries Society