LETTERS: Grateful for their courage

Editor:

Re: ‘This is what happened to our people,’ Jan. 1.

Editor:

Re: ‘This is what happened to our people,’ Jan. 1.

The article featuring Stella Kosick Sloan was very interesting, and I appreciate her speaking about this period in Canadian history.

My parents came to Canada in the 1920s, the second wave of ‘sheepskin coats.’ I well remember my grandmother’s ‘kojyh.’

This generation that Stella describes and their children deserve admiration for their perseverance, tenacity and achievements. They accomplished taming the prairie, laying railroad tracks, contributing to the Second World War effort both at home and abroad, and in the process becoming Canadians.

Their difficult lives did not get recognition, apologies nor redress. In their humble way, they wanted to belong and achieve a better life for the next generation.

I express my gratefulness for their courage, because I am that next generation.

Marie Filuk, Surrey

 

 

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