A.W. George Clapp (1864-1941)
George Clapp, christened AW Clapp, is remembered as Powell River’s Father of First Aid. He played an important role in the history of Powell River and the local branch of St John Ambulance
Clapp was Powell River’s first volunteer fire chief, a founding member of the Powell River Sick Benefit Society, founding member of Squatters Creek Water User’s Association and President of Westview Ratepayers.
A.W. 'George' Clapp (1864-1941) and his wife Elizabeth (1866-1952), son James and daughter came to Powell River from England in 1910. Clapp worked for the Powell River Company from 1910 to 1937. He started the Powell River St. John Ambulance Association in 1911. He was one of the originators of the Squatters Creek Water Association in Westview and was active in the Westview Light, Power and Waterworks District. He and Elizabeth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1939.