About Betty Piercey:

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• Full name — El­iz­a­beth Piercey, nee Lodge; • Birth­date — Sept. 20, 1919; • Home­town — Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land; • Re­sides — Heart’s Con­tent, Trin­ity Bay; • Oc­cu­pa­tion — worked in a plant dur­ing the Sec­ond World War as a wire weaver; worked as a home­maker af­ter mov­ing to New­found­land; • Fam­ily mem­bers — the late Ge­orge Piercey (died 1989); chil­dren, Ge­orge, Roy, Calvin, Don, Frances and Ken; seven grand­chil­dren and two great-grand­chil­dren; • Date she left Scot­land for New­found­land — Aug. 1945, trav­elled for about a week by ship to St. John’s; • In­ter­est­ing facts about Betty — she is one of the only pas­sen­gers on the Au­gust 1945 sail­ing of the SS Drot­tningholm that did not get sea­sick; she has one sis­ter, Frances, who is still alive in Scot­land; for 68 years in New­found­land she never had an ar­gu­ment with any­one; the only rea­son she moved to New­found­land was be­cause Ge­orge promised his mother he would re­turn if he sur­vived; Betty spent a lot of time eat­ing meals at friends homes be­cause she was not ac­cepted by her in-laws; and she loved tak­ing rides in the car, it made her feel free.

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