Thomas Hazle McCubbin
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Shirra Dougall McCubbin
"Going Home" by Runrig
Hello my name is Gail nee McCubbin and I am from British Columbia, Canada.
On the following pages is a story about my grandparents from Scotland, Thomas Hazle McCubbin and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Shirra Dougall, and their lives as pioneers of Pacific (formally Nicholl), a small settlement on the Skeena River in northwest British Columbia and now a ghost town. The story was written by my mother, Ruth McCubbin, about her recollections and those of my father, Jack McCubbin, my aunt and various other people she contacted along with newspaper articles and books she used for specific information. As I receive new information from people I am editing her story. This brief history of the beginnings of Pacific, British Columbia, was written in 1981 so many of the people mentioned in the story have since passed away.
This song, Going Home by Runrig, seems to represent how my father would have felt if he and my mother had made that trip back to visit Pacific as they always talked about wanting to do.