What a delight to read about ladies’ man Harry Vogel.
We grew up hearing stories about Uncle Harry and how he captured the heart of the widow Kate Gordon. What may not be known is that he had other family who also grew up and lived in Sooke.
His niece, Evelyn Owen (Vogel), came to the area with husband Jim and four daughters in 1954, settling in East Sooke briefly and then the central Sooke area.
They had two more children who started school in Sooke and the oldest daughters all married and started their families here. One of those daughters, Harla, still lives in Sooke.
Anyone who knows Harla or has encountered her at the front desk of the Sooke News Mirror has experienced her great uncle Harry’s legacy of the famous Vogel charm.