Some Memories of My Mom as She Rests in Peace

UPDATE: Visitation, funeral and donations details have been announced here: https://www.facebook.com/jfcharland/posts/10158339096250578


My mother was born on February 8th in war-ravaged Italy during WWII. With little to no food, my grandmother claimed the birthdate as February 6th, in order to get more rations for her family. My grandfather was in the Italian military and later, in a concentration camp. Later on, the family was reunited and my grandfather looked to build a better life for his family and eventually found a way to get them to Canada, at first by boat to Halifax (at the now-famous Pier 21), and soon after by train to Montreal.

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