Mary Irene Stoddard
(m George Cambie)

September 23 1876 - May 21 1954

B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Member 1912-1927)
B.C. Society of Fine Arts/B.C. Society of Artists: Exhibitor's Timeline

Mary I. Stoddard was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and came to Vancouver around 1924, according to her death certificate.

She was an early member of the B.C. Society of Fine Arts, exhibiting in the society's annual shows from 1912 to 1924. She was listed as a member in the exhibition catalogues from at least 1917 until 1927. The 1928 catalogue has not yet been viewed, but she is not listed in the 1929 annual exhibition catalogue as a member.

B.C. on-line Vital Statistics notes that Mary Irene Stoddard married George Ormond Canibir in Vancouver on August 8 1917. His name is given incorrectly, it should be Cambie.

Stoddart's death certificate notes that she came to BC c1924, which doesn't match either her marriage date or exhibition dates. She was living on Gambier Island at the time of her death, pre-deceased by her husband, her occupation noted as "At home - housewife."

1912 Nov. 25 - 30 BCSFA   Annual Exhibition The Captain, A Portrait
Portrait of Mrs. Rigby
Portrait of W. Nash, Esq.
Stanley Park
Stanley Park
1913 June 2 Wanderbund Club   Group Exhibition ?
1917 September 14 - 22 BCSFA   11th Annual Exhibition Sketch - Coal Harbour
Portrait of a Little Boy
1923 May 12 - 19 BCSFA   15th Annual Exhibition Dogwood
Sketch of Child's Head
1924 May 3 - 17 BCSFA   16th Annual Exhibition Sketch of Girl's Head
The Lions
1938 Sept. 16 - Oct. 9 VAG   B.C. Artists 7th Annual In the Woods


B.C. VITAL STATISTICS ON-LINE marriage, death (refer to BCVS)


"The pictures showed up strongly against the buff-toned walls and the miniatures and photos were arranged on flower-decked tables. The principal exhibitors were ... Miss Mary Stoddard ...
       From (Wanderbund Club Exhibition)
       Vancouver Sun, June 3 1913

""Snap," by Mary I. Stoddard, shows a very-much alive little dog in a basket, his one visible eye full of interested speculation about something too far off to get in the picture. It is a very able animal study."
      From "Exhibition of B.C. Society of Fine Arts (Second Notice)"
      Vancouver Province, May 9 1924