Letter: looking for Dutch War BridesArticle by Olga Rains
My name is Olga Rains, and I am a Dutch War Bride.
You did a story about my husband Lloyd; he passed away in March 2013. I am one of the two thousand Dutch girls who married Canadian soldiers after WWII and came to Canada to start a new life.
In 1984, I wrote a book about Dutch War Brides called ‘We Became Canadians’.
On August 8th through 10th, 2014, there was a War Bride Reunion here in London, Ontario. I was the only Dutch War Bride, the others were all English. I kept contact with the Dutch ones for many years. Many of them have passed away.
We lived in Holland between 1980 and 2009, so I lost a lot of contacts.
Would you be so kind as to publish this letter? Perhaps I might be able to get in contact with the ones in Canada so they can join our War Bride organization and we can meet each other at the next reunion in Calgary in September 2015.
Hope to hear from you, and thanking you in advance.
Sincerely,Olga Rains London, Ontario
Ms. Rains can be contacted through DUTCH the magazine.
Her book is still available from VanderHeide Publishing at: http://www.godutch.com
Short URL: http://www.mokeham.com/dutchthemag/?p=20296