Legacy Donor Stories

Don Elliot

Ask someone to describe what hope looks like and their answer may surprise you. For Donald Allan Elliott, in 1941, hope looked an awful lot like sixteen ounces of milk powder, some butter, cheese, corned beef, sardines, dried apples, prunes, sugar, jam, a couple of biscuits, some chocolate, salt and pepper, tea and a bar of soap. That and just a few other items made up the parcels that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies distributed to prisoners of war during ...

Ruth Hamilton

Ruth Isabelle Larmour was born in Ottawa on 12 August 1915, the second child of William Larmour and Nellie Slack. From an early age, her life was scarred by tragedy. In 1918 when she was just three years old, her mother succumbed to the Spanish Flu. In those days, children were sent to live with relatives, often bouncing from one home to another. And so it was with Ruth: she and her older brother stayed with one great aunt and a younger sister stayed with their maternal grandmother.