Sample Profiles of 50th Anniversary and other Special Visits

Anita Leffers and Johanna Werkman

Anita Leffers (right) and Johanna Werkman pose with oral historian Kevin Lohnes and hold an iconic photograph from the Pier 21 collection. More...

Mary Norcott

When War Bride Mary Norcott visited Pier 21 with her daughter and granddaughter she planned to show them the ‘then and now’ photographs of she and her husband Jack that she had donated to the museum years before. More...

Judith Rothwell

Judith Rothwell was just a toddler when her mother brought her and her brother to Canada to wait out the war in safety. This picture was taken on the first Sunday after they arrived in 1940. More...

Donald McIntosh

Donald McIntosh V37067, Engine Room Articifer (ERA), HMCS Regina K234 - Returns to Pier 21 More...

Martin and Catherine Christensen

This is the romantic story of two young people from very different worlds who met aboard the December 1948 voyage of the Empress of France. Here Catherine Christensen describes the couple’s North Atlantic courtship. More...

Brian Noakes and Doris Wass

A couple of years ago Brian Noakes visited Pier 21’s Resource Centre and a friendship was begun. More...

Mary Majka

Many Pier 21 alumni endured great hardships before arriving in Canada. They have since embraced Canadian life and have contributed to it in many meaningful ways. A perfect example is Mary Majka. More...

Robert Hutchings, Leonard Read and David Tinker

In the 1950s if you were a young British man looking for employment Canada wanted you. If you happened to be bright and handsome it didn’t hurt either. More...

Nathan Wasser (The Reunion)

A woman stands in the foyer of Pier 21 National Historic Site. She is wearing a navy blue, slightly military style jacket and studying everyone as they walk through the doors. More...

Tarcisio Filippelli

I first met and became friends with Tarcisio Filippelli in 2002 when he visited Pier 21 from Winnipeg. Hundreds of emails and many years later he visited us again, this time bringing with him his story (see below) and his family photo album. More...