Forster, Dorothy

Force: CWAC – Canadian Women’s Army Corps

Dorothy’s parents were Reginald and Hazel Forster, and she was the second of four siblings:  Vivian, (Dorothy), Kenneth, and Marilynne.  She was born between 1924 and 1935 in Tomkins, SK.  The family moved from Saskatchewan to the Peace Country by “Mini Van” (truck with big box on back) and settled 2 ½ miles south of La Glace.  Their first “home” there was a crude log cabin.  The family purchased the quarter of land from their uncle, Jack Proctor. Being an adjustment from life in Saskatchewan, Dorothy and her siblings enjoyed attending a country school.  In summer 1943 the family moved to Grande Prairie where Reginald was serving the Army.  Dorothy joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps in 1944 for two years.  After her discharge, she returned to La Glace, and married Juel Nergaard.  Dorothy and Juel had 3 daughters:  Connie, Brenda, and Sandra.  They settled in Kamloops BC.

Source:   La Glace Yesterday and Today pp 279-281 (photo); 313 name and photo in uniform