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Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Ticket issued to Lily Sewell for use on board RMS Queen Mary, May 1946 (No Restriction) May 1946 DI2017.206.2 English

Donated to the Museum by Lily Vera Sewell, May 18 2003
Lily Vera Sewell (née Perkins) was a War Bride and immigrated to Canada after the Second World War. She arrived at Pier 21 on May 27 1946 on board RMS Queen Mary.
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.

Ticket issued to Lidia Wiecek for use on board RMS Scythia, 1949 1949 DI2016.342.5 German, English

Donated to the Museum by Robert Brozyna, July 28 2008
Robert Brozyna's uncle and stepfather, Jakob Wiecek, and his first wife, Lidia Wiecek,
immigrated to Canada as Displaced Persons from Poland via Germany. Jakob arrived at Pier 21 on June 6 1948 on board SS Marine Marlin. Lidia arrived a year later in 1949 on board RMS Scythia. In 1978, Jakob's younger brother, Edmund, died suddenly in Poland. Months later, Lidia also passed away. Edmund's widow, Urszula, and her two children, Marta and Robert Brozyna, visited Jakob in Canada and never left. Jakob and Urszula were married and had a daughter named Anna.

Ticket issued to Isaak Monastyrsky, March 4 1926 March 4 1926 DI2016.365.7 English

Donated to the Museum, by Isadore Mons, July 23 2005
Isadore Mons (Isaak Monastyrsky) was born in Shpola, USSR in 1915. He immigrated to Canada to join his uncle, Samson Kraminsky, in Regina, Saskatchewan. He sailed from Libau, Latvia to London, England on board Baltriger on February 25 1926. He then sailed from England to Halifax, Nova Scotia on board RMS Ausonia arriving on March 13 1926.

Ticket issued to Isaak Monastyrsky, February 25 1926 February 25 1926 DI2016.365.4 English

Donated to the Museum, by Isadore Mons, July 23 2005
Isadore Mons (Isaak Monastyrsky) was born in Shpola, USSR in 1915. He immigrated to Canada to join his uncle, Samson Kraminsky, in Regina, Saskatchewan. He sailed from Libau, Latvia to London, England on board Baltriger on February 25 1926. He then sailed from England to Halifax, Nova Scotia on board RMS Ausonia arriving on March 13 1926.

Ticket issued to Iris Kidlark, April 1946 (No Restriction) April 1946 DI2014.224.10 English

Donated to Pier 21, July 12 2006, by Iris Kidlark-Tillett.
Iris Kidlark-Tillett (née Joyce) was born in Swansea, Wales in 1925. Iris met her first husband, Canadian soldier Michael Kidlark, while he was stationed overseas during the Second World War. Michael drove ammunition trucks for the Royal Canadian Artillery. They were married circa 1944. Michael returned to Canada in October 1945 and Iris arrived at Pier 21 on April 10, 1946 on board RMS Aquitania. They settled in Toronto, Ontario and had two sons.

Ticket issued to Iris Kidlark, April 1946 (No Restriction) April 1946 DI2014.224.8 English

Donated to Pier 21, July 12 2006, by Iris Kidlark-Tillett.
Iris Kidlark-Tillett (née Joyce) was born in Swansea, Wales in 1925. Iris met her first husband, Canadian soldier Michael Kidlark, while he was stationed overseas during the Second World War. Michael drove ammunition trucks for the Royal Canadian Artillery. They were married circa 1944. Michael returned to Canada in October 1945 and Iris arrived at Pier 21 on April 10, 1946 on board RMS Aquitania. They settled in Toronto, Ontario and had two sons.

Ticket issued to Erna Eitzen, October 22 1948 (No Restriction) October 22 1948 DI2016.28.4 English

Donated to Pier 21, August 8 2009, by Twyla Lee.
Erna Eitzen arrived at Pier 21 on October 22, 1948 on board General Langfitt and later took the train to Dominion City, Manitoba.

Ticket issued to Endre and Veronika Kramer, December 23 1956 (No Restriction) December 23 1956 DI2016.17.2 Italian

Donated to Pier 21, May 28 2011, by Veronika and Endre Kramer.
Veronika and Endre Kramer fled Hungary during the Hungarian Revolution and sailed to Canada from Genoa, Italy on December 24, 1956. They arrived in Halifax on January 5, 1957 on board SS Venezuela.

Ticket issued to Davina and Arthur Burns, June 24 1965 (No Restriction) June 24 1965 DI2013.1144.21 English

Donated to the Museum by Davina Burns, June 9 2011
Davina and Arthur Burns were married in February 1965 and decided to immigrate to Canada. Originally from Scotland, they departed from Greenock on June 24 1965 on board RMS Carinthia. They arrived at Montreal, Quebec on July 1 1965 and took the train to Toronto, Ontario where they were met by her Arthur's cousin.

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