Un-named Canadian Nursing Sister with her WWII decorations: Kodachrome taken at Riverside, Ontario. She trained as a nurse in St. John, New Brunswick, and volunteered for military nursing service. She met her husband (who was in the Canadian army) they met in France in 1944 during the  Normandy Invasion, and were married on 26 July 1945 in Paris, France. They had a short honeymoon in France, returned to their units and were re-united in Canada. Posted by her son on Shorpy.

Un-named Canadian Nursing Sister with her WWII decorations: Kodachrome taken at Riverside, Ontario.

Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG (January 7, 1827 – July 22, 1915) was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor. He proposed worldwide standard time zones,[1] designed Canada's first postage stamp, left a huge body of surveying and map making, engineered much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Royal Canadian Institute, a science organization in Toronto.

Sir Sandford Fleming lived in Peterborough as a young engineer, moving here in Fleming is the inventor of standard time, was the chief surveyor for the Trans-Canada Railway and oversaw the laying of the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield strums a guitar while gazing at the Earth from the International Space Station in December 2012.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield strums a guitar while playing Christmas carols and gazing at Earth from the International Space Station in December

Such a sweetly charming image of three Inuit girls carrying a youngster in a bucket. #Inuit #Nunavut #Northwest_Territories #1950s #fifties #kids #Victorian #Canada #Canadian

Such a sweetly charming image of three Inuit girls carrying a youngster in a bucket.

Sir Isaac Brock KB was a British Army officer and administrator. Brock was assigned to Canada in 1802. Despite facing desertions and near-mutinies, he commanded his regiment in Upper Canada successfully for many years.

Major-General Sir Isaac Brock KB (October 1769 – October was a British Major-General and Government Administrator. Brock is bes.

Tom Thomson at Lake Scugog.

Death on a painted Lake - The Tom Thompson Tragedy site (Tom Thomson at Lake Scugog)

Time to hop to it, dust off our bonnets and really ENJOY the long weekend! We think this might be the Williams family, around 1915, at the Long Branch Theatorium near Lakeshore Blvd.

Time to hop to it, dust off our bonnets and really ENJOY the long weekend! We think this might be the Williams family, around at the Long Branch Theatorium near Lakeshore Blvd.

Winter in Toronto

Toronto Canada Girl Tobogganing Sledding Sled Postcard Woman Winter Old

Chris Hadfield

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 34 flight engineer, watches a water bubble float freely between him and the camera, showing his image refracted, in the Unity node of the International Space Station.

Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB (27 September 1772 – 10 October 1854) was the first Canadian-born officer to command the military and the civil government of Canada. As Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Drummond distinguished himself on the Niagara front in the War of 1812 and later became Governor-General and Administrator of Canada.  Drummond was born in Quebec in 1772, the son of Colin Drummond, Lower Canada Paymaster and a member of a prominent Scottish family.

Sir Gordon Drummond, GCB (27 September 1772 – 10 October 1854) was the first Canadian-born officer to command the military and the civil government of Canada. As Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Drummond distinguished himself on the Niagara front in the War of 1812 and later became Governor-General and Administrator of Canada. Drummond was born in Quebec in 1772, the son of Colin Drummond, Lower Canada Paymaster and a member of a prominent Scottish family.

From Grandma's Photo Album: Her father on wheat farm in Western Canada in early 1900's. Great Grandpa could sure ride a horse!

From Grandma's Photo Album: Her father on wheat farm in Western Canada in early Great Grandpa could sure ride a horse!

Muskoka Club (JRR1128)

Not sure if this is the same (my great-great grandfather), William James Loudon but the date seems right? Bottom row, second from left

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