Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Finally Gets Letter Written to Him by Him Mom during WW2

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Man Finally Gets Letter Written to Him by Him Mom during WW2

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Alberta man finally gets WW2 letter

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NAMAO, Alta. - A man from Namao, Alta., is trying to figure out how a letter his mother mailed to him nearly seven decades ago ended up being delivered just last week.

Jack Speers says the letter was written by his mother on Christmas Eve 1943.

It was the Second World War and Speers was stationed in St. Thomas, Ont., training to become an aircraft mechanic.

In the letter, his mother writes about the family's Christmas plans and how she had bought a $12 fountain pen for his father but couldn't get the .22-calibre rifle she wanted for Speers' brother.

Last Friday, Speers was shocked when the letter was delivered to him by an RCMP officer.

A young person reportedly had the letter, and when it was found, it was turned over to police.

"How it came from there into the possession of this youth, I can't say for sure, but it was not lost in the mail for 70 years," said Cpl. …

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