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Photograph portrait of Theodora and Nikolaos Theofilopoulos, circa 1960 (No Restriction) c. 1960 DI2014.491.1

Donated to Pier 21, August 4 2008, by John Theofilopoulos.
Theodora (Dora) Tasoulis and Nikolaos (Nick) Theofilopoulos immigrated to Canada from Greece. Theodora arrived in 1957 on board SS Nassau and Nikolaos arrived in 1958.

Photograph portrait of Theodora and Nikolaos Theofilopoulos, circa 1960 (No Restriction) c. 1960 DI2014.491.2

Donated to Pier 21, August 4 2008, by John Theofilopoulos.
Theodora (Dora) Tasoulis and Nikolaos (Nick) Theofilopoulos immigrated to Canada from Greece. Theodora arrived in 1957 on board SS Nassau and Nikolaos arrived in 1958.

Photograph portrait of the El-Hage family, c. 1968 (No Restriction) c. 1968 DI2017.143.1

Donated to the Museum by Habib El-Hage, March 20 2016
Habib El-Hage was born in Lebanon in 1977. He lived through civil war between the ages of eight and twenty-three. Habib studied law but abandoned his studies due to the war. His neighbourhood was divided and dangerous, often having mines on the roads. Habib fled to Cyprus, where he applied as a refugee to Canada as he had two brothers who lived in Montreal. The process took three months and he arrived in Canada on May 10 1990. His brother found him a job, and then Habib launched himself into entrepreneurship. After five years, he returned to university to study the psychosocial aspects of immigration and racism, eventually obtaining a doctorate. Habib has been a social worker and intercultural advisor at Collège Rosemont for over 15 years and was the vice-president of the Intercultural Council of Montreal from 2006 to 2010. In 2005, he won the Quebec provincial Maurice-Pollack award for citizenship.

Photograph portrait of Rose Lillian King, circa 1930 (No Restriction) c. 1930 DI2003.7.6

Donated to Pier 21, October 10 2003, by Winnie Horton.
Winnie Horton's aunt, Rose Lillian King, was born in Oxford, Nova Scotia in 1901. Rose graduated from the V.G. Hospital School of Nursing in 1925 and spent eleven years on staff at the Toronto General Hospital. In 1940, Rose joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and was posted in England, attaining the rank of Major. After the war, Rose became Matron at the Debert Military Hospital, the Halton Convalescent Hospital and the Camp Hill Hospital.

Photograph portrait of Rodney Crutcher, 1978 1976 DI2014.613.12

Donated to the Museum by Betty Crutcher, June 21 2006
Beatrice (Betty) Maud Crutcher (née England) was born in Portchester, Hampshire, England in 1922. She joined the Women’s Royal Naval Service during the Second World War. She met Canadian Army Lieutenant, James (Jim) Crutcher, and they married on July 25 1945. Jim returned to Canada in March or April 1946. Betty departed from Southampton and arrived at Pier 21 on June 2 1946 on board HMHS Lady Nelson. They settled in Orillia, Ontario. Betty returned to England for a visit in 1948 on board RMS Queen Mary for six months. She sailed back to Canada on board RMS Queen Elizabeth. Jim and Betty had two sons, Rodney and Anthony.

Photograph portrait of Robert James Clapham, c. 1945 (No Restriction) c. 1945 DI2016.249.4

Donated to the Museum, by Robert James Clapham, December 11 2000
Robert James Clapham was an orphan born in Clapham, South West London, England in 1914 and named after the town. Robert arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 24 1929 on board RMS Cedric. He worked on several farms, and several years later got a job making farm machinery. Robert enlisted in the military and served in England, Sicily, and Europe. Robert later worked as a School Traffic Officer in Westdale, Hamilton until he retired in 1994.

Photograph portrait of Robert James Clapham, 1945 (No Restriction) August 1945 DI2016.249.2

Donated to the Museum, by Robert James Clapham, December 11 2000
Robert James Clapham was an orphan born in Clapham, South West London, England in 1914 and named after the town. Robert arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 24 1929 on board RMS Cedric. He worked on several farms, and several years later got a job making farm machinery. Robert enlisted in the military and served in England, Sicily, and Europe. Robert later worked as a School Traffic Officer in Westdale, Hamilton until he retired in 1994.

Photograph portrait of Robert James Clapham with friend, c. 1945 (No Restriction) c. 1945 DI2016.249.6 English

Donated to the Museum, by Robert James Clapham, December 11 2000
Robert James Clapham was an orphan born in Clapham, South West London, England in 1914 and named after the town. Robert arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 24 1929 on board RMS Cedric. He worked on several farms, and several years later got a job making farm machinery. Robert enlisted in the military and served in England, Sicily, and Europe. Robert later worked as a School Traffic Officer in Westdale, Hamilton until he retired in 1994.

Photograph portrait of Nancy Jones, c. 1940-1945 c. 1940 to 1945 DI2016.460.1

Donated to the Museum by Nancy & Jack Jones, September 16 2005
Nancy Jones is a Scottish War Bride who immigrated to Canada in August 1946. She was five months pregnant at the time. Nancy arrived at Pier 21 and took the train to Belleville, Ontairo. Nancy had met her husband, Jack Jones, at a dance in Glasgow, Scotland while he was on a seven-day leave during the Second World War. They had one daughter named Nancy.
During the First and Second World Wars civilian, European women, married Canadian soldiers. Most of the women came from Great Britain, with fewer numbers coming from other European countries. These women are referred to as War Brides.

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