End of War Reaction
Ms. Dion discusses her reaction as well as the reaction of her family to the end of the war.
Theresa Evelyn Dion
Ms. Dion was born in a little village about 45 km west of Edmonton in March of 1924. Her father had a small farm about one mile outside the village where he raised animals to provide food for his family. He also sold some animals as a means of income. Ms. Dion comes from a family of 7 and had two older brothers who served in the Second World War. She attended a one-room school for Grades 1 through 8 and then went to Edmonton to further her education. She joined the Canadian Women's Army Corps in February of 1942 and after completing basic training was stationed in Suffield, Alberta. She met and married her husband while she was stationed in Suffield. After they were married he went overseas to serve his country. In the Fall of 1944, while stationed in Calgary, she received a medical discharge.
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