Van Berkel family with tea service from Holland, Salt Springs, c. 1955. Courtesy of Toosje Van de Sande, family album. In conversation with Toosje Van de Sande, June 27, 2014: This is a staged photo, featuring the china that came from Holland, which would be sent to family back home.
The Van de Sande family arrives in Halifax, catches the bus to Antigonish, 1956. L-R: Front Tony, Billy, Liz, Andre, Mary, bus driver. Back Kay, Marinus, immigration official. Courtesy of Toosje & Casey Van de Sande. Restoration: Jeff Parker
A learning hive. L-R : John, Leo, Toosje, Adrian, Linda, Adrian Sr., Henry, Anthony, Ria, Johanna (pregnant with Mary), 1955. Courtesy of Toosje Van de Sande, Family Album. In conversation with Casey and Toosje Van de Sande: We still use that same honey separator that the Van Berkels were using in the 1950s. Yes, the […]
Joanne (Bekkers) & Casey Van de Sande by suitcases, Pier 21, Halifax, 1956. Courtesy of Casey & Toosje Van de Sande. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald The sign for “Sick Mariners” caught our attention. I found this report on medical screening for would-be immigrants. When did Canadian Immigration lift the ban on accepting immigrants […]
Adrian Van Berkel and Adrian Van de Sande examine the turnips crop, Salt Springs, 1957. Courtesy of Toosje Van de Sande. Restoration: Jeff Parker Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole in conversation with Toosje and Casey Van de Sande, June 27, 2014. Casey: We grew turnips for ourselves but also for the cattle. Casey gave us […]