Service Women - Grundle - Hunter

16 - Grundle, Mildred, L.A.W.
SW-Grundle, Mildred, L.A.W.SW-Grundle, Mildred, L.A.W.-2
(PH002159-2) (Jack Grundle) (PH002324)
- Feb/44, p.2 - “We have official confirmation on Jackie Grundle. His wife is LAW Mildred Grundle, and the picture we have shoes Jack can pick ‘em.”
17 - Haigh, Francis – Corporal RCAF (WD)
SW-Haigh, Francis – Corporal RCAF (WD)SW-Haigh, Francis – Corporal RCAF (WD)-2
(PH002314) (PH002314-2)
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Francis Haigh – RCAF.”
- May/43, p.3 – (in a letter from Julia McGuffie) “When we arrived here the four of us from Powell River, Bette Parkin, Francis Haigh, Edith Taylor and myself all had our own ideas of sleeping in beds by each other. They changed all that. They sent us to bed in alphabetical order…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10 – “And recently word was received that Bette Parkin and Frances (sic) both graduated with honors from their respective classes.”

- Jan/44, p.3 – (W-312311) RCAF (WD) Dartmouth, NS “Thanks for the lovely present the Company sent. I really appreciate it, and when the kids saw the chocolates they made one concerted dive for them. Dinner was served in the mess and as we went in they handed everyone a quart bottle of beer…Got my “A” grouping effective January 1st.”
- Aug/44, p.2 – (W-312311) RCAF Station Admin. Bldg. Dartmouth Ns “Frances Haigh is a full corporal…”
- Vol.20/1944/No.10-Oct. cover/p.15 – “This month’s cover picture is…our own Cpl. Frances Haigh, RCAF (WD), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Haigh of Powell River. Frances is one of the 46 local girls who have enlisted for service. These girls, as much as our boys, have “Invested in Victory” by joining the colors, and relieving men for frontline service. Seven of our girls are already serving overseas, and the others are doing their duty in widely spread atations throughout Canada.”
- Vol.20/1945/No.1-Jan.. p.12 – “Sometime before Christmas, Corporal Frances Haigh, RCAF, well known in PowellRiver’s younger set, was relaxing in her Dartmouth barracks. Like all good solders and airmen, Frances had taken off her tunic and was preparing for a little siesta...Frances as just preparing to climb or roll into one of those nice feathered couches, thoughtfully prepred by a grateful government, when a group of visitors invaded her quarters. In the forefront was a charming lady in Air Force uniform, who smiled, walked over to Frances and said, “Why, hello, how are you?”…she recognized her visitor as Her Royal Highness Princess Alice…They chatted together for some time and the Princess was obviously amused…at catching Frances off guard. But neither is there evidence that Fran was the least bit flustered.”
18 - Hassell, Joyce
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “In the CWAC (is) Joyce Hassell.”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Joyce Hassell – CWAC.”
19 - Heavenor, Elaine – RCAF
SW-Heavenor, Elaine – RCAFSW-Heavenor, Elaine – RCAF-2
(PH002302) (PH002302-2)
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.13 – “Already Jeanne Banham and Doris Bailey are in the regular service forces; and in May, Misses Eileen Heavenor, Florence Hembroff and “Jerry” Doran left to take up duties in Eastern Canada.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include…Elaine Heavenor”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Elaine Heavenor…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Elaine Heavenor – RCAF.”
20 - Hembroff, Margaret – Corporal RCAF
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.13 – “Already Jeanne Banham and Doris Bailey are in the regular service forces; and in May, Misses Eileen Heavenor, Florence Hembroff and “Jerry” Doran left to take up duties in Eastern Canada.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include…Maragret Hembroff…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Margaret Hembroff…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Margaret Hembroff – RCAF.”
- Jul/43, p.1 – “Margaret Hughes (is) a full Corporal…It was always a row with the Hembroff family over this…Bill Hembroff, who has been in the forces for the last two years, grabbed off two stripes about a week ahead of sister Margaret – which saved a family squabble”
21 - Hughes, Frances – L/Wren WRNCS
SW-Hughes, Frances – L:Wren WRNCSSW-Hughes, Frances – L:Wren WRNCS-2
(PH002319) (PH002319-2)
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Francis [sic] Hughes – WRNCS.”
- Jul/43, p.2 – (W-1756) HMCS Stadacona FMO Halifax NS “Thank you ever so much for the News Letter; I received my second copy today. The P.R. Company takes a greater interest in its employees in the Services than any other I have heard of. The life of a Wren is a very interesting one, especially in Halifax. I can’t understand why the other girls want to stay in Powell River, even if it is a grand town, when there is so much going on in the rest of the world.”
- Feb/44, p.2 - “WREN Frances Hughes still paces the quarterdeck at Halifax and takes the salute and an eyes right from the lads.”
- May/44, p.1 – “And a life on the rolling wave seems to agree with Fran Hughes, for they have boosted her up to Leading Wren.”
- Vol.20/1944/No.11-Nov. p.13 – (photo caption) “Another brother and sister combination in the services. Left: Ldg. Wren Frances Hughes and (right) PO David Hughes.”
- Jul/46, p16 - “Recruiting for the “Wrens” was spasmodic. It never reached the proportions demanded by the air or military forces. Only two local girls were in the feminine tars’ sections of the forces. These were Frances Hughes and Grace Scott. Both girls saw over two years of service. Frances was attached to HMCS Stadacona at Halifax, after training at Galt; Grace commuted between east and west and was first attached to HMCS Bytown at Ottawa; and later transferred to HMCS Givenchy, at Esquimalt.”
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22 - Hughes, “Pat” – Sergeant RCAF (WD)
(PH002326)
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include…Patsy Hughes…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Patricia Hughes…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…”Pat” Hughes – RCAF.”
- Jul/43, p.1 - “Patsy Hughes (is) a full Corporal.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.5-May. p.11 – “And amomg our girls, Patsy Hughes gets the first boost to non-commissioned rank. She is now Cpl. Hughes, Patsy.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “Corporal Pat Hughes, after junketing around New York and way points, is back at Mountain View, Ont.”
- Feb/44, p.3 – RCAF Station Mountain View Ont “Thanks for the Powell River Company’s swell Xmas present. It was a grand surprise and really made me feel remembered…funny how getting away from the old home town makes a person really appreciate it. The weather is cold and crisp here with some snow.”
- Mar/44, p.3 – (in a letter from Alice Dore) “See Pat Hughes now and then…”
- Apr/44, p.2 – “…and Pat Hughes upholds the family tradition by grabbing off three hooks. (No more of this Hiya Patsy stuff, fellows – start off all letters “dear Sarg”).”
- Jun/45, p.1 - “About 15 have been discharged in the past month. These include…Pat Hughes…”
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23 - Humphrey, Doris – Corporal RCAF (WD) Overseas
(PH002325)
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include…Doris Humphries…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Doris Humphrey…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Doris Humphrey – RCAF.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10 – “Two of the girls, LAW Jean Banham and LAW Doris Humphrey are now overseas.”
- Feb/44, p.1 – “We did hear that sixteen of the troops took Doris Humphrey to a show. We told that to a few of the local lassies, and Doris is now about as popular as a hive of bees at a picnic.”
- Feb/44, p.4 – “The first pictures of the Beaver Club Reunion have just come in…We liked that 16 men and a girl one, with Doris Humphrey surrounded by local wolves.”
- Mar/44, p.5 – (re: Reunion) “There were many sighs of envy as Doris Humphrey and Zella Stade, appeared and reappeared surrounded by hopeful swains.”
- Mar/45, p.1 – “Doris Humphrey, helping to keep the Pay and Records straight in London has hoisted two hooks to the masthead.”
- Mar/45, p.4 – (W-305356) “Thanks again for the cigarettes and News Letters which arrive regularly. Watson McKnight and I work side by side and always exchange the latest gen [sic] on the old home town.”
- Jun/45, p.3 – (in a letter from Jean Banham) “…On the subject of cigarettes, Doris Humphrey brought me a darling holder of black wood from Killarney…”
- Jul/46, p16 - “The Air Force attracted the larger proportion of Powell River girls. Twenty-three of them served their country in the air branch, and a considerable number proceeded overseas. Sgt. Jean Banham…Doris Humphrey, Elsie Foster, Hazel [sic] Clapp, Marjorie Fairgrieve and Zella Stade were all in the overseas group. Doris has the honor of being the sole feminine representative of Powell River at the Overseas Reunion in January, 1944.”
24 - Hunter, Brisbane
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Brisbane Hunter…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Brisbane Hunter – RCAF.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – “Brisbane Hunter is at #3 Repair Depot, Vancouver.”
- Dec/44, p.2 – “Among the women members of the forces, Bertine Bryan (nee Bette Parkin), Brisbane Hunter and Joan Tomlinson have taken their tickets.”
- Feb/45, p.2 – “Since the start of the war, 95 Powell River men and women have been discharged from all the services. Among the girls are Julia McGuffie, Brisbane Hunter, Betty Bryan (nee Parkin) and Mrs. Ernie McLeod.”