Arac, Daniel Francis “Danny”

Regiment: Fort Garry Horse Tank Corps
Regimental Number: M104388
Rank: Trooper

Danny Arac was born in North Sydney, NS in 1924. At age 2 he moved with his family to North Kleskun, AB. (Sexsmith area) When his mother died, Danny and his sisters moved back to NS, and when he was 14 he moved back to North Kleskun. In 1941, at age 17, Danny enlisted in WW II. He was posted overseas in 1943, and returned to Canada in 1945. After he was discharged in 1946, he obtained the homestead NW 11-74-4-W6 through the V. L. A. He farmed, and he built a house on his land in 1948. In 1957 Danny married Dorothy McQuitty, and they lived in Grande Prairie for 2 years and then moved to Sexsmith. Danny was a member of the Sexsmith Legion Branch. He continued to farm until 1972 when the family moved to Wembley, and then back to Grande Prairie. Danny and Dorothy had 3 children: Barbara, Brent, and Brenda. Danny died on November 25, 2002, at age 78, in Grande Prairie.

Source: Wagon Wheels Grown Over pp 258 – 259. Photo p. 1153