Ruth Kinread in 1942. Born in New Brunswick, Ruth went to Nova Scotia during the war to work for a company that supplied Navy ships. She met her husband Gerald Lewis (also in the Digital Archive) at the Halifax dockyard.
Gerald Lewis and friend (left) and Ruth Kinread and friend (right) out for a day of fun in Halifax. The friend of Mr. & Mrs. Lewis married at the end of the war as well.
Ruth Kinread's pay book from her work at the Halifax dockyard. On February 27, 1943, she was paid $24.11 after 90 hours of work.
Ruth and Gerald Lewis on their wedding day: March 26, 1945.
Ads that ran during wartime to encourage war savings in the form of special postage stamps and certificates.
"The worst blasts came in quick succession about four in the morning, and of course we were all warned to get out of the city, which we were unable to do."