The History of Metropolitan Vancouver's

By Constance Brissenden
With additional research by Larry Loyie

The History of Metropolitan Vancouver Hall of Fame represents nearly 500 of the thousands of people who have contributed to the history of the lower mainland of BC. They come from all walks of life, all cultural backgrounds and all occupations. All of the Hall of Famers are now deceased, and we are proud to include a brief record of their accomplishments here. For the first time, Metropolitan Vancouver has a biographical directory that includes many individuals from communities overlooked in the past.

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Wanda Biana Selma Ziegler (née Muller) Candy store chain president b. 1874, Ballersted, Prussia; d. March 3, 1967, Fort Langley, B.C. Came to Vancouver in 1911 with husband Fritz (b. Germany) and two children. Her father was reeve of Ballersted, an office passed on in family since the 15th Century. Fritz established Ziegler Chocolate Shops in 1921. When he died in 1923, there were three shops. Wanda became president, developing the chain to 11 Lower Mainland stores. Her son, Fritz Alfred Wilhelm (b. Feb. 12, 1902, Wittenberge, Germany) served as managing director. She retired in 1956, after 33 years, and the shops closed.

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