The biography for Lynda Joyce MacIntosh:
My father was born in Cape Breton, he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1943-1946 and served in England and Europe, during WW2. He was bilited at the home of my grandparents in Worthing, Sussex, England, There he met my mother. After the war was over he came back to Canada to be discharged. After working for about a year to make enough money to return to England. He married my mother there in November of 1947, I was born in October of the following year. I was christened in St. Mary's Church in Broadwater, Sussex, England, just around the corner from where we lived. This church was an old Norman church and many of my English family were christened or married there. This church has a great history, unfortunately when I went back to England in 2014, it was closed to the public, I was very disappointed. We lived with my Nana and Grandad in Worthing, Sussex, I was born in the same bedroom as my mother was. I can remember driving along in a car with my Mum and Dad and I asked my Dad why he had to wind it up. You know, the cars with the crank in the front. I can also remember walking with my Grandad to the local pub and taking a bottle of Guinness back to my Nana. With good work hard to find, my parent's decided to leave family and friends behind and emigrate to Canada in 1952 aboard the " HMS Italia ". We went to live with my Dad's father Edward in Newfounland for a short time and then went to his brother Neil's in Glacé Bay Nova Scotia. We eventually wound up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick where some of my mother's family lived. ( see information about Chester Hazen Middlemiss.) The work situation was not very good, so my Dad rejoined the Canadian Army And we were immediately posted to Chilliwack, BC. I started school there and shortly after my brother was born and a year later my sister was born. In 1959 my Dad was posted to Werl, Westphalia, Germany. It really was a great experience. The only down side was upon arrival in Holland, I recall the bombed out buildings that still had not been rebuilt after WW 2. As a family we went to many War Cemeteries and in some places we were able to go into the trenches. We returned from Europe in 1961. We were then posted to Halifax and we lived in St. Margaret' s Bay. We were again posted to Chilliwack .B C. Where my Dad became an instructor. I met my first husband there. And in January of 1965 we were posted to Winnipeg, Manitoba where I was married in August 1965. Our first daughter was born in British Columbia in 1967 and then our second daughter was born in 1970. In 1979 I was divorced from their father and in 1981 I married Ken Pollitt and have been for 38 years. A divorce came about in 2020, Ken has one daughter and three grandchildren and I have eight grandchildren with four great grandchildren one of which calls me GiGi. I guess whatever works for a nine year old.
I have since learned that I am related to many Royal Families including The House of Tudor, The House of Windsor, The House of Hanover, the list is long and with the help of a Wonderful Wikitreer, he opened my eyes to a whole new world.
" England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, database FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQY-CKVQ : 1 Oct 2014), null in entry for Lynda J. McIntosh, 1948; from "England and Wales Births, 1837-2006," database findmypast, (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); Citing Birth Registration, Worthing, Sussex, England GRO Southport, England. Vol. 5H, p.514, line 80. Maiden name of mother, Middlemiss.
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