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Re: Rica and her co joined twins
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 02:11 BST (UK) »
There is a very long article in the Globe and Mail about conjoined twin surgeries in Toronto, and one quote stood out to me, and that it would probably apply to whatever hospital did their surgery:
Link to article: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/twin-peaks/article24357142/

Meanwhile, all but the first set of Canadian twins have remained anonymous.

"The Canadian ones don't want anyone to know," Dr. Filler says. "They don't want to be thought of as freaks."

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Re: Rica and her co joined twins
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 02:42 BST (UK) »

I only found out about these twins by chance, I googled Shirley Treadwell and what came up was an amazing story, You can google her.


I'm glad you posted that.  Just prior to you posting it, I had sent a frantic pm to RK asking for an opinion on whether I should mention the tragedy.  I wish their had been a followup to the 2013 finding, but I guess the news people would have been on it had there been anything substantial to say.

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Re: Rica and her co joined twins
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 03:00 BST (UK) »
I thought it was important to mention the google article.

What an interesting article you liked to me, it looks like I will have to accept that there is no news on the twins separation surgery.
Thanks again
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 03:37 BST (UK) »
Just to reaffirm Rica's status as a "war bride":

From here: http://ww2troopships.com/ships/q/queenmary/default.htm

May 23 - September 18, 1946 Seven war bride voyages transporting European brides and children to Canada. Ten stowaways were discovered on the first crossing.

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Re: Rica and her co joined twins
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 03:57 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that confirmation
Judy

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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 05 August 20 15:19 BST (UK) »
bbart posted earlier about the Queen Mary arriving in Halifax 27 May 1946. The Pier 1 (Halifax) website also has the same date of arrival. This is the entry point of war brides into Canada. The ship likely stopped at Halifax and then continued on to New York. Links below.

You can find the arrival of the ship...

https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-records/ship-arrival-search

And request a search for your rellie here...

https://pier21.ca/research/immigration-records/uk-before-1960-or-war-bride

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Re: Rica and her co joined twins
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 06 August 20 04:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you I will do that
Judy