Katherine, The last publically available census for Canada is the 1911 census. However, there is a death registration for an Edward Laye which might be of interest. Name: Edward Frank Laye Place Vancouver Reg. Number: 1974-09-015433 Date: 1974 10 8 (Yr/Mo/Day) Age: 86 Event:Death Microfilm #: B13336(GSU # 2050340)
this registration and maybe an obit can be obtained through volunteers found by googling "random acts of genealogical kindness british columbia"