Meghan F.

Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalon Regional Heritage Fair

War Brides

War brides are women who left their home countries and came to Newfoundland during the war years.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Each war bride from my family had different interpretations of Newfoundland and each reacted a different way when they came.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

That when you really love someone you would sacrifice anything to be with them and do anything to make them happy :)

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

I think our lives would be very much the same if I was older. They each started a family in Newfoundland, adapted to the lifestyle we have here and learned to love being a Newfoundlander, which is why I'm very proud of the sacrifice and dedication my family made to their husbands, province and to themselves.