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Doris Matheson

Interviewed by her granddaughter, Felicia Matheson

During World War 2, everyone in my community of Iris, Prince Edward Island, was worried about the people who went to fight in the war. The young women and men also worried they would have to go to war and leave their families behind. Women worked in factories to make weapons for the Allies (including Canadians who were at war).

In stores certain items were not available; you also had to have coupons for certain things. Food was rationed in my community. In general stores, items were very expensive.

Life was much harder during the war because no one knew if their family members, neighbors, and friends overseas at war were well and safe. Some people left on leave during the war to come home and see their families and loved ones. Certain people were not allowed to cross the American border unless they were thoroughly searched. We were all very much happier when the war was over and our loved ones came home.


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Veterans Affairs Canada
Air Force Association of Canada
Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
The War Amps of Canada
The Royal Canadian Legion
RCAF 424
102nd Canadian Infantry Battalion
85th Canadian Infantry Battalion - Nova Scotia Highlanders
South Saskatchewan Regiment
The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment of Canada
422 Squadron R.C.A.F.