LaRose, Alice oral history interviews

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Fraser River
Pacific Veneer



Alice LaRose was a part of a FrancoCanadian family of eight who migrated from Alberta to British Columbia in the late 1930s. Her father was a carpenter, and she reports that they put their children to work early. Both Alice and an older sister worked at Fraser Mills during summer holidays, and Alice later worked at Pacific Veneer and Edmonds & Walker. She describes the life of a working girl at the mills and the daily life of living in Queensborough and working in New Westminster. Two of her brothers worked as longshoremen in New Westminster. Alice married in the 1940s and moved to Quesnel. 

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Interview with Alice LaRose