Episode #40 - June Campbell is a resident at The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, shares with Erin Davis & Doug Robinson on the green bench. She has lived a life that has not only witnessed history as it happened but in which she even rubbed elbows with Gordon Pinsent with whom she went to school. June was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland before it was even a part of Canada, learn more by listening to her story from the green bench.
June lived a proud moment in Canadian history and remembers when the premier, Joseph Smallwood, signed the documents on March 31st, 1949 when Newfoundlanders to become Canadians.
”Joseph Smallwood did not want any jokes about April fools, so he had the papers signed on the 31st. And then we all became naturalized citizens.”
”We had our own currency, our own stamps, and paid duty from everything we ordered from Canada, even from the Sears catalogue.” - June Campbell
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