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The Heritage Commission has been operating the Stone Marker Program since 1999. There are currently 12 stone markers throughout the city, commemorating people, places, and events that have played an important role in Port Moody’s history: 
 perry roe Perry Douglas Roe (2227 St. Johns Street) – Port Moody’s first mayor, elected by acclamation in 1913, and one of the community’s biggest employers through ownership of lumber mills and other enterprises.
john murray John Murray Jr. (Rocky Point Park, between pier and performance stage) – Port Moody pioneer, surveyor, and game warden, who named many of the streets south of St. Johns Street when he surveyed the area in 1882.
james clarke James Anthony Clarke (corner of Clarke Street and Queens Street) – ship captain who purchased a large portion of land in the 1870s in the area that would become western Port Moody, and donated property for public uses, including two churches and the community’s first school.
charles ritchi symmes Dr. Charles Ritchie Symmes (2222 St. Johns Street) – Port Moody’s longest-serving resident doctor, who provided medical care from 1909 until his death in 1946.
Image coming soon  Bert Flinn (Bert Flinn Park) – founder of the Port Moody Historical Society and member of Port Moody Council for 18 years, who advocated for public transit, a public library, and home mail delivery service for Port Moody residents.
Harold William Axford (2407-2409 Clarke Street) – carpenter, owner of a general store, and Port Moody alderman from 1924 to 1930, who helped build the second Canadian Pacific Railway station, as well as the community’s first school, city hall, and recreation hall.
ethelbennet2 Ethel Maria Bennett (2402 Clarke Street) – postmistress for Port Moody from 1906 to 1942, and proprietor of Bennett’s general store, which opened in 1910 and was one of the first stores in Port Moody.
train  1913 train accident (boardwalk lookout at Pigeon Cove) – honouring the workers killed or injured when a cattle train crashed into a string of stationary boxcars at the Canadian Pacific Lumber Company in Port Moody.
terryfox  Terry Fox (corner of Ioco Road and Knowles Street) – Canadian humanitarian and athlete who attempted to run across Canada in 1980 to raise money for cancer research, and ran a 10-mile course through Port Moody along Ioco Road as part of his regular training regimen.
three Ioco Military (1790 Ioco Road) – honouring Edward Hanson, Leslie McCrea, and Arthur Kreut, who were killed during World War II, and others from Ioco who served their country during war and peacetime.
Image coming soon  Chateau Place (corner of Angela Drive and Chateau Place) – the first strata development in British Columbia, designed in 1968 by Erickson Massey Architects, led by the noted Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey. 
John Chipman “Chip” Kerr (2224 Clarke Street) – member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s 49th Battalion during the Great War and winner of the Victoria Cross in 1916 for his actions during the Battle of the Somme at Courcelette, France, who lived in Port Moody from 1947 until his death in 1963.

The Port Moody Heritage and Public Art Guide shows the locations of these stone markers.

In 1998/99, Council endorsed the following selection criteria for stone marker nominations:

  • the individual being recognized must be deceased;
  • the person must have been a resident of Port Moody;
  • the individual must have made a significant contribution to the civic, cultural, or social history of Port Moody; and
  • the event must have been a significant occurrence in the civil, cultural, or social history of Port Moody.

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Last updated: 16/03/2018 3:08:06 PM