133 PHOTOS IN THIS SECTION BY GERTRUDE QUINN
Many thanks to
Barbara (Good) Gateley for this collection of photographs belonging to her mother.
Barbara writes in part: " Gertrude Alice (Quinn) Good joined the
Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service in September 1942.
She trained in Galt, Ontario, Esquimalt, B.C. and Halifax, N.S. She worked mainly in Ottawa and was stationed at Kingsmill House.
In the course of her duties, she met Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mme Chiang-Kai-Chek and Princess Alice who was the wife of the wartime
Governor-General to Canada. Gertrude mostly known as "Trudy" by her mates, was demobilized in January 1946 whereupon she returned
home to Bathurst, N.B.
" In August 1947 she married Gordon Franklin Good,
who had served for six years overseas in the Carleton
and York Regiment from New Brunswick. They participated in many battles, including the Battle of Ortona,
breaking the Nazi stronghold in the east. Gordon died in 1981 and Gertrude died in 1985. "
Section revised December 23, 2017.
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, 1940.
Men leaving for Europe at train station in Bathurst, NB, 1940. Surnames:
Blackette, Chaisson, Chamberlain, Daley, Dickie, Doucet, Guignard, Guitard, Hudon, Kenny,
Legary, O'Neil, Ouelette, Parro, Roy, Sargent, Smith, Walter, White, Wiseman.
WRCNS Training, Galt & Preston, 1943.
Nine photos of HMCS Conestoga in Galt as well as the
Preston Springs Hotel barracks. Several photos of Gertrude Quinn and her friends, so far unidentified.
Garden Party For Princess Alice, 1943.
Nine photos. Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, was the wife of the Governor-General,
and Honorary Commandant of the WRCNS. Surnames: Dawson, Isherwood and
J.E. Stanley Lewis, Mayor of Ottawa.
Kingsmill House, Ottawa, 1943.
Five photos. Gertrude Quinn was stationed there during the war.
President Roosevelt's Visit to Ottawa.
Nine photos. President Roosevelt and the Governor-General in an open car on
Parliament Hill. Includes three photos of WRCNS marching in Ottawa, but might be a different occasion.
Official Work Groups.
Four photos. These photos indicate Gertrude Quinn may have worked
in food services. Surnames: Baxter, Beck, Bennett, Froment, Gould, Gyllick, Hart, Lister, Oswald,
Quinn, Rattrey, Read, Renton, Schafer, Seaby, Simpson, Smith, Steele, Valenti, Wicks.
Party Time -- Official and Private.
Ten photos. Includes a party for 2nd anniversary of WRCNS.
Surnames: Gauthier, Ireland, Loggie, MacNeil, Peacock(?), Peden, Quinn, York.
15 photos. A mix of official Navy photos and snap-shots.
Surnames: Alvey, Cameron, Carpenter, Currie, Heaven, Holroyde, Isherwood,
Kidder, Lovatt, Mackie, Mason, McFee, McLelland,
Samuels, Sturdee, Taylor, Tunks.
18 photos. Gertrude's male friends seemed to be all "lower deck"
except for one man with a strange hat badge which may be a party costume.
Only a few are identified.
Surnames so far: Anderson, Humphries, Jones, Mack, Malone, Warren.
40 photos. WRCNS friends and co-workers, plus several photos of
Gertrude Quinn alone.
Surnames: Campbell, Carlson, Corkchran, Crosby, Ellah, Embury, Gillespie, Hancock, Kirby, Lamb, Moggy,
Parkin, Phillips, Quinn, Sawley, Smith.
Victoria, BC, HMCS Uganda.
Five photos. WRCNS visit to HMCS Uganda, August 1945,
plus other Victoria photos.
Surnames so far: Lauzen, Loggie, Matusky, Peden, Quinn, York.
Revised May 13, 2017.
Back Home in Bathurst, NB.
Seven photos of Gertrude & Mary Quinn at home. Including one
of their brother George Quinn who served in the Air Force during the war,
and Stella Marie Thibodeau, also in the WRCNS.
Revised Dec. 23, 2017.