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enfrMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022
enfrMAY 13-23 MAI, 2022

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My dad was a pre-teen in the Netherlands during the war. He was always incredibly proud to have become a Canadian later in his life. His wartime memories were very emotional. ❤️
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Pieter’s father, Simon, was a resistance fighter during WWII, was enslaved by the nazis and did not survive to raise his only son. My father, as a small child, remembers the liberators, the Canadian soldiers who marched through their town in Holland. Because of the kindness of Canadian soldiers, our whole family immigrated to Canada...
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My grandfather was the driver of the vehicle which transported combat medics and wounded solders from 1941 to 1945. He was awarded with Order of the Red Star
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My Dad Albert Grimaud of Montreal served with the Canadians in Holland. He and my Mum Agnes were warmly welcomed back to Holland on the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, an experience that touched them both very deeply. I am planting these tulips with much love and gratitude in honour of my parents....
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My father, Bruce Mills, served with the Lincoln & Wlland Regiment. He fought in the Battle of the Schellte and was injured at Burgen op Zoom. He always loved the bight colours of,the tulips and marigolds. This beautiful tulip is planted in his memory. He passed in 2009 just shy of his 91st birthday. Amazingly,...
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He enlisted in January, 1941 and went overseas in November of that same year. He was 19 years old. He was an airframe mechanic, serving with the R.C.A.F. Buffalo squadron of coastal command in the Shetland Islands. He returned to Winnipeg December 25,1944 and married his highschool sweetheart in August 1945. (Laurence Young is in...
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My father Henk Vanderwal and his friend Dirk Devries were resistance fighters who survived and escaped 2 different concentration camps, 2 years in each. (Natzweiler-Struthof in Strasbourg and Mittelbau-Dora in Nordhausen). II am named after Dirk and his son is named after my father. Picture is of our two fathers in Amsterdam on Dam Square...
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I never knew him, but I’ve heard his story many times. Ed was a Canadian Soldier who won many medals for his actions. He didn’t speak much about his experiences to his family but we treasure a picture of him in his tank in a small town surrounded by the townspeople they had just liberated....
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My father was Royal Canadian Dragoon in the Tank Division WWII. He was part of the liberation of Italy. He met my mother in England where they married and returned to Canadian. My father passed in 2015 at the age of 91 and my mother passed in June of 2018 at 91. I will never...
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Dad was with the Canadian Army Artillery, as a field gunner. He served with the 5th and the 17th Field Regiments. He served in England & Italy, and was serving in the Netherlands at the time of their liberation.
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