Chief Petty Officer Vivia Stewart, during her service in HMS Brontosaurus, Castle Toward, Scotland, December 29, 1944.Vivia Stewart
Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant John Stewart, Vivia's husband-to-be, in 1943. John and Vivia were married for 62 years.Vivia Stewart
Wedding photo from the marriage of Lieutenant John Stewart, Royal Canadian Navy and Chief Petty Officer Vivia Stewart, Women's Royal Naval Service, December 29, 1944.Vivia Stewart
Vivia Stewart (centre) and two Women's Royal Naval Service comrades, Dunoon, Scotland, 1943.Vivia Stewart
A letter to Vivia Stewart from the Civilian Repatriation Section of the Canadian Wives' Bureau in the United Kingdom, June 9, 1945. The letter informs Petty Officer Stewart that she will soon be discharged from the Women's Royal Naval Service and permitted to sail to Canada. Her and her husband, Lieutenant John Stewart of the Royal Canadian Navy, settled in Montreal, Quebec shortly thereafter.Vivia Stewart
"I would take them out on parade and woe betide if they misbehaved. I was very strict. And then I’d have all the lads smirking away you know, and I would just glare at them."