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L'histoire d'immigration d'Ellen Stewart (immigranteécossaise)

Le Musée examine et accepte les dons de souvenirs et d'histoires, personnelles ou familiales, à la collection. En tant qu'institution pédagogique, ces récits nous aident à comprendre comment les individus se souviennent d'expériences vécues, comment ils les interprètent ou, encore, comment ils créent un sens à partir de celles-ci. Les histoires ne sont pas modifiées par le personnel du Musée. Le point de vue exprimé est celui de l'auteur et non celui du Musée.

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Culture : 
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Date d'arrivée: 
April 10 1952
Langue: 
Anglais
Creative Commons: 
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Numéro d'accession : 
S2012.1058.1

Texte d'histoire: 

My husband Bill, son Alastair - two years old - arrived in Halifax April 10th 1952. After we docked I remember standing holding on to my husband and son wondeing what lay in front of us. We lived with famiy in St. Stephen, New Brunswick for a while and unfortunately due to the lack of work we had to come to Toronto. That was our home for seven years. Rocky, at times uncertain, but we preservered and in 1959 moved to Burlington. In the meantime we had one more son, our Canadian baby. We have lived in Burlington since 1959 and have loved it very much.

My husband got a very secure job and we made great strides, became Canadian citizens and can honestly say we never regretted coming to Canada. Thought I longed for the familiar and loved things in Scotland, I count myself lucky to have two places to call home. Canada has been good to us and we have done our bit; proud to be Scots and also very proud to say "Canadian " when asked.

By the way, that two year old is now a very successful business man.