Monday, March 21, 2016

Letter 43: April 13, 1943

Letter 43: April 13, 1943
From Frank Smith a Station Agent in Tuxford, SK
This is  letter that was written to Fred that he never received before he was killed.
It was sent with his personal belongings to his father Archie Piper
Montreal Que April 13th 1943
Dear Fred
            Received your last letter just before we left Tuxford on our Holiday to visit Bob, as you will notice from above, wife and I are in Montreal. I got no holidays last year so am getting both last year and this years together which gave me 3 weeks with Bob. We left Tuxford before your Dad returned home from being married, but understand got back okay. We are having a nice quiet visit here. Leave for home April 21st. Montreal sure is some “City” have seen a lot of it but a lot more to see. Weather had been bad, very late spring after a long hard winter with lots of snow. Worse winter in many years in Eastern Canada. Snow not all gone yet, but today seems a little better. Everyone seems so busy here all hustle and bustle account so much industry. Bob & I was over to the “Forau Rink” to see one of the final games in the Junior Hockey games “Montreal Canadiana” and “Oshawa Generals” Oshawa General’s won the series in 3 straight games and now meet the “Winnipeg Rangers” in the Junior Finals. It certainly was fast hockey. The Generals seem to me to be real classy. The Army team from Victoria BC won the western Canada finals and will now play the “Ottawa Commandees” or the Toronto Flyers in the finals. Nothing new around Tuxford, very quiet and getting smaller daily. Warren Bogart is now working in Moose Jaw and no doubt you have heard of Wesley Astleford’s death. Well Freddy we hope you are well. Bob sends best wished to you, we all wish you the best of luck.
            Sincerely Frank A Smith

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