From the Brunswickan:
During the Second World War, some women found love amid war-torn Europe. They became known as war brides- the women who left their homes and traveled across the ocean, following the Canadian soldiers who stole their hearts. Doris was one of these women.
Most Canadian war brides are now in their late eighties and a week doesn’t pass without word of one passing away. Although they made fade away, one group is keeping their stories alive.
Canadian War Brides and Families is a new group based out of Saskatoon. It hopes to become a national association that brings together war brides and their family members.
Organizers plan to hold a national reunion in Saskatoon in 2011.