Client Stories

  • Andie Ritchie

    November 6th, 2017
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    83 years young Andy Ritchie was born December 1934 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the eldest of three boys. Andy decided that there were better opportunities for him if he were to move to Canada. Andy arrived in Canada. in September of 1957 with his wife Dorothy. At this time there was a large influx of […]

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  • Audrey Hinds

    November 6th, 2017
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    95 years young Audrey was born in Windsor Ontario on August 3, 1921 and lived in Windsor for most of her childhood. Audrey’s father worked at Ford and was constantly being laid off. This made life difficult for the family. Life continued to be difficult when Audrey’s mother passed away from cancer at a young […]

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  • Joe Reston

    November 6th, 2017
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    98 years young Joseph was born on April 6, 1919 in Calcutta, India. He worked for the government all his life with the Rail Finance Department as an Inspecting Officer. He was married (currently widowed) with 2 children, a son and a daughter. He has 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His son moved to […]

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  • Evelyn Irwin

    November 6th, 2017
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    99 year young Evelyn Irwin was born in 1918 in Toronto, Ontario. She lived in Toronto most of her life and worked at the Power supermarket (now Loblaws) as a cashier for 25 years. Travelling was a joy for her. “I traveled all over the world including Hawaii, Europe, Italy, and Florida. My daughter was […]

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  • Marion Chapman

    November 6th, 2017
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    100 years young Marion was born December 1916 in Tidnish, Nova Scotia to a mother who was a homemaker and a father who was a carpenter, tradesman. She had one brother Douglas with whom she was very close to while growing up. Marion went to high school, but did not want to go to university […]

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  • Che Kin Cheng

    November 6th, 2017
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    92 years young Che Kin Cheng was born on November 29, 1924 in Hong Kong. He and his wife lived in Hong Kong until they decided to move to Canada at the age of 60 to join 2 out of their 3 children who were already settled in Canada. Che Kin worked as a seamen […]

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  • Sairah Karim

    November 6th, 2017
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    89 years young Sairah was born on November 28th 1927 in Guyana. She has 9 siblings, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Her mother was a stay at home mom and her father was an icemaker back home in Guyana. Sairah came to Canada in 1977 with the help of her youngest son who was attending […]

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  • Lin Chi Chow

    November 6th, 2017
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    97 years young I was born in a well-to-do family in Beijing, China on March 23rd, 1920. My father was a high-ranking official in Chinese government at that time. When I was little, we had over ten servants living with us. Then the war started, my family had to move to a small city in […]

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  • Muriel Przeciszowski

    November 6th, 2017
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    94 years young Muriel Przeciszowski was born in January 1923 in Shrewsbury, England in the village of Nesscliffe on a farm called Long Jacks Place. Muriel is the youngest in her family with 5 sisters and 1 brother. She remembers how all her siblings looked out for her and how she was spoiled by all […]

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  • Ruth Hicks

    November 6th, 2017
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    91 years young I was born on March 29th, 1926 as Ester Ruth Hicks in Port Arthur, Ontario which is now Thunder Bay. It’s a northern community, so the people who lived there were required to be self-sufficient and hard working in order to survive the isolation and the long, cold, harsh winters of Northern […]

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  • Dorothy Houghton

    November 6th, 2017
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    94 years young My name is Dorothy Houghton and I was born in Peterborough, Ontario in 1922. I am one of seven children. My youngest sister Ellen died at 18 months of pneumonia. Our lives were pretty normal, our days filled with fun, love, music and security until I was 10 years old when our […]

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