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Delta throwback: Shopping at Shop-Easy

Store operated for many years in downtown Ladner
Ladner Shop-Easy store
Many of the people employed at the Ladner Shop-Easy were longtime employees and area residents. Delta Optimist file

Let’s go back to the pages of the Delta Optimist in February 1964 and visit one of Ladner’s "friendly merchants".

Ellis and Margaret Prendergast in an article said they looked forward to a great future in Ladner and had high hopes for their Shop-Easy grocery store.

Ellis thought the slow period of a few years back had gone forever and the community was forging ahead.

That’s why he became owner of the Ladner Shop-Easy in July 1962.

The couple, who had three children, lived in Ladner and were keenly interested in everything going on in the community.

Ellis was a treasurer of the Ladner Businessmen’s Association and a member of the Rotary Club.