Sigurd Braathen was the son of William Braathen and Olli Groseland, and one of 8 siblings. He was born in Norway in 1926. In March 1927 the family came to Canada by boat, and then stayed a while in Holden, AB. They settled in Valhalla AB where William filed on a homestead. Sigurd married Doris Ethridge, and they had 4 children: Linda, Russell, Sandra and Glen. The family lived in Vancouver.
Source: Pioneer Round-Up p. 748 – Name listed in Valhalla War Veterans. (Note: Name my be misspelled)
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Photos of Sigurd as child P.455