Ronsdale books by Daryl Ashby:
Daryl Ashby is an independent historian who has researched the lives of the Muir family for over a decade. He searched out their original homesite at Fort Rupert on northern Vancouver Island and the site of their sawmill and home in Sooke. He has lived in Victoria for most of his life and has a solid knowledge of local history. He cut his teeth in the Lands Department, Surveys and Mapping Branch of the provincial government, graduating to a forestry position with Eurocan Pulp & Paper in Kitimat. The love of Victoria brought him back three years later as an engineering consultant in the development of numerous subdivisions and commercial projects throughout Greater Victoria. Next, he held an engineering position for Central Saanich, followed by director of engineering services and approving officer for the District of North Saanich. In his free time he served as an alderman for the Township of Sidney and a council member for the CRD Advisory Commission. Daryl now works as a successful realtor within the Greater Victoria, Saanich Peninsula and western communities. His knowledge and familiarity with local government is unsurpassed. He is presently at work on a second book about early Canadian history. He lives with his wife, Cheryl, and their family in the Greater Victoria region.