The museum has the art works of Rene Harding and Merle Bonnick on display September 14th 2023 through to November 4th 2023.
Both Harding and Bonnick were influential and inspirational Comox Valley artists, predominantly during the 1960’s and 1970’s, both painting and sharing their knowledge well into their later years.
There are original paintings on display of both artists works, including several paintings on loan to the museum from Tony Ackland and Jennifer Warnyca, both Comox families, with connections to Bonnick.
Harding was also well know for her valuable contribution to the history section of the former local newspaper, the Comox District Free Press , during the 1970’s.
Harding’s binders of her collection of articles, donated to the museum by Brian Ross, can be viewed upon request.





The Fairbairn Family Reunion was June 22-26, 2023, with many relatives of the Fairbairn family descending up Comox! The late Emily and Maurice Fairbairn owned the historic Lorne Hotel in Comox from 1921 until 1953. Sadly, the Lorne was razed by fire in 2011. Both Emily and Maurice (Cap) were dedicated hoteliers and very connected to the Comox community. Visiting the Comox Museum June 23rd was Emily and Maurice’s granddaughter Jennifer Warnyca, Jennifer’s cousin Susan, and a great granddaughter, Jaima. Thank you to all of the Fairbairn’s that came in to visit the museum! We hope you enjoyed the Fairbairn display we created for your wonderful family!