Norwegian Nurse Astrid Nøvik (Skomedal) died in Canada

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Norwegian Nurse Astrid Nøvik (Skomedal) died in Canada

Post  Ken MacLean on Wed 6 Aug 2008 - 18:21

Hello forum, my first post:

I believe forum members will be interested in the obituary for Astrid Nøvik, a nurse from Titran, Norway who made a heroic voyage across the Atlantic in 1940 with other family members in the fishing-vessel "Kaare II" and was later attached to 330 Squadron Royal Norwegian Air Force at "Little Norway" Toronto. She passed away at Ottawa, Ontario on 4 August 2008, age 96. After cremation her ashes will be returned to Norway.

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=639849dd-c6c5-44af-887e-988d5dd6a0de&p=1

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Ken MacLean
Orléans, Ontario

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Re: Norwegian Nurse Astrid Nøvik (Skomedal) died in Canada

Post  Bjørn on Sun 10 Aug 2008 - 15:03

Soon there will be noone alive of those who participated in the war.
Thanks for posting!

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Post  Ken MacLean on Sun 10 Aug 2008 - 23:40

Thank you for the reply Bjørn,

I was pleased to see a reply from your location, Bødo. When I was in the Canadian air force I attempted to be included in one of the many deployments that our Canadian Maritime Patrol Squadrons (Argus aircraft) made to Bødo in 1960's-1970's years but I was not 'selected'.

Also interesting to me, Olaf and Kirsty Nelson, my neighbors when I was a small child in western Canada were a Norwegian couple who returned to Bødo in the 1960's to retire.

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Post  Bjørn on Mon 11 Aug 2008 - 17:49

Hello!
Nice to hear that you tried to visit Bodø.
About your ex-neighbours, are the names made more english? Or could the surname have been "Nilsen" / "Nilssen"? Could "Kirsty" be "Kirsten"?

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