Soldier Spotlight: Patricia Burroughs

Regiment: Royal Canadian Air Force – Women’s Division

Patricia was the daughter of Lee and Margaret Burroughs, and she was born on May 2, 1925 in Meadow Lake SK. In 1937 she moved with her family to Codesa in the Peace Country, and went to school there. At age 18, in May 1943, Pat enlisted in the RCAF Women’s Division in Edmonton AB. She was posted in Ottawa and Toronto ON, Winnipeg MB, and Calgary AB. She married Duane Hillier in 1949, but after a few years was divorced. In the late 50’s Pat moved to Chico, California.

Source: Smoky Peace Triangle pp. 156-157

Soldier Spotlight highlights veterans from the Archives’ online Soldiers’ Memorial. Each week, our volunteers select a remarkable individual to showcase in this blog series. The Soldiers’ Memorial commemorates more than 1,100 WWI veterans and 2,300 WWII veterans from our region. Three dedicated volunteers have contributed over 1,200 hours to this project by researching and writing biographies. Our goal is to have all South Peace soldiers acknowledged for their service. If you know of someone who lived in the South Peace and should be listed on the Memorial, or would like to get involved by researching a local veteran, please contact the Archives.


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