Survivor Profiles - Searching
Updated January, 2020
1925 August 4 PRATT, Alexander Joseph. Birth mother was Susan Pratt & birth father was Joseph (?) Taylor. Raised by the Langilles family. Alexander passed away in 1981 but his granddaughter is searching for birth family members.
1932-33 HUNT, BABY BOY. Son of Viola Stella Hunt (deceased). Search initiated by only birth sister. Mother was living in New Brunswick and went to Nova Scotia. Child was described as having blue eyes and blond curly hair. It is possible that the adoption may have been finalized in Moncton or Fredericton, New Brunswick.
1933 July 6 BABY GIRL now known as June LeBlanc. Birth name unknown. Her adoptive parents (father was a WWI vet) cared for sick babies from the Ideal Maternity Home. She had 4 siblings from the IMH - two boys (1939 or 1940) who eventually died, then a set of twins - one of whom died on or about December 14, 1941. June also has other siblings who came from the IMH. June lives in Nova Scotia.
1934 December 4 BABY BOY now known as Russell Croft. Birth name unknown.
1935 May 18 KIPPER, Dolly Anita Mae now known as Marion Oakley. Daughter of Ada Kipper. Marion was told of her adoption when a teen and is searching for her birth mother. She is interested in finding out family medical history as well as genealogical information so that her children and grandchildren can learn more about their heritage. She presently lives in Nova Scotia.
1935 November 9 BROWN, Kenneth Victor now known as William Victor Goucher. Bill died in 1973, but his daughter continues to search for his birth parents and her grandparents. She presently lives in Nova Scotia.
1936 May 7 MACDONALD, Kathleen Elizabeth Ann now known as Jane Cannings. Daughter of Amelia MacDonald of Merigomish, NS. She lived with her adoptive family since infancy but wasn't adopted until she was older. Jane lives in Nova Scotia.
1936 July 23 RAND, Robert Jerome. Lived at the IMH with birthmother until age 6 when mother disappeared. An aunt visited for a few years & then she placed him in an orphanage where he remianed until age 16. Never adopted. Robert's son is searching for birth family members.
1936 December 4 MACDONALD, Harlon now known as Vincent Gaul, Jr. Son of Helen Christine MacDonald of Merigomish, Pictou County, NS. The agreement of adoption was signed Jan 31, 1938 and also was signed by Robert Stewart; in the presence of a Mrs. JR MacDonald. Vincent lives in Nova Scotia.
1937 JENNING, Rose Marie now known as Marie Robicheau. Marie remained at the Ideal Maternity Home for 1.5 years. She has multiple medical problems and is searching for information of her birth family. Marie lives in Nova Scotia.
1937 April 5 BABY GIRL now known as Johanne Jones. Johanne is presently living in New Brunswick.
1937 June 1 KERR, Murray now known as Raymond Schnare. Raymond grew up in Nova Scotia and the family had his name changed legally in 1980/81. He has a sister who is also a survivor of the IMH. He is not personally involved in the search, but his daughter is searching on his behalf for her grandparents. Raymond lives in Nova Scotia.
1937 December 30 SKERRY, Patricia Ann (not adopted). Daughter of Kathleen Skerry of Halifax. Patricia is searching for information on her birth family and lives in Nova Scotia.
1938 (May - August) BABY GIRL. Born to Helen Geraldine Vaughan and Albert Norman O'Connell. Birth siblings (full) searching for any information.
1939 - 1941 TRACY, BABY GIRL. Daughter of Jean Avis Moore, nee Tracy from McAdam, New Brunswick. This search is for a baby girl born possibly between 1939 - 1941. The mother married in 1941 and had red hair. (Sibling search).
1939 February 23 WITT, Kathleen Elizabeth now known as Vivian Schnare. Daughter of Ruth (or Florence) Witt, from Soap Lake, Washington. She was actively searching for information about her birth family until she passed away on April 7, 2000 without completing her search. Vivian's story is included in the book, 'Butterbox Survivors'.
1939 March 2 DOWNIE, Frank now known as William Holmes. Son of Marjorie Downie and Wilfred (Lund) Cole from New Germany, N.S. Bill lives in Massachusetts and is searching for birth family and medical information.
1939 June 19 BAKER, Vernon Kenneth now known as Lloyd Zwicker. Lloyd is searching for information of his birth family and is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1940 April 18 BABY GIRL, now known as Gloria Stolze. Gloria has found her birth mother and sibling and is searching for information about her birth father, possibly J. Cahill. Gloria also has reason to believe that she is a twin. Gloria's address is presently unknown.
1940 July 7 EISENHAUER, Faith Lu Tanya. Daughter of Violet Eisenhauer. Violet was a married lady who went to the Ideal Maternity Home to have her baby. The healthy 8 lb. baby was nursed by Violet during her stay at the IMH. On the eve their departure, Violet was visited by Mrs. Young, holding a child that she claimed was Violet's daughter. She stood in the shadows and told her that the baby had taken ill but would not bring the baby close to her. In the morning when Violet's husband and parents arrived to take Violet and the baby home, Mrs. Young told them that the baby had died during the night. Mrs. Young told them that the baby had turned black and could not be viewed. The baby was placed in a Butterbox and the lid was screwed shut (not nailed as was usually done) and was buried, never having been seen by the family. It was said that there was someone visiting the Home in search of a baby girl but Violet's daughter was the only girl in the nursery at that time. Violet never saw her daughter again but never believed that the child died that night. She still holds hope that her daughter is alived and will one day find out who she is and come home to her. In December 1997, the Justice Dept. finally gave approval and the grave was exhumed. Unfortunately, there was insufficient evidence with which to do DNA tests. Violet passed away in 2002 without ever knowing for certain, the whereabouts of her daughter.
1940 October 28 BABY BOY now known as Robert Cholerton. Bob was adopted at age 2 by a Berwick, NS family who brought him to Montreal for 6-8 months & then to Virginia before settling in North CArolina. Bob is searching for members of his birth family.
1940 November 19 BABY BOY, now known as Gordie Crowell. Birth name unknown. Gordie is searching for information on his birth family and is presently living in Alberta.
1940's BABY BOY born to Irene Hill & William A. West. Birth family is searching.
1941 March 1 LUCUS, Francis Vaughn now known as William (Bill) Sullivan. Son of Sara Josephine Lucus of Chatham, NS. Bill has an adopted sibling from the IMH. Bill is searching for information on his birth family and presently lives in Nova Scotia.
1941 March 2 MCCULLY, Joan Frances now known as Joan Lazell. Joan's birth mother was from Truro, N.S. & was between the ages of 15-17 at the time of her birth. Her father was in the Blackwatch. Joan found her sister and cousin in May, 2012. She is still searching for information on her paternal birth family. Joan is presently living in New Jersey.
1941 May 24 GOLDEN, Barbara Joan now known as Joan Archibald. Joan is searching for information on birth family and presently lives in Nova Scotia.
1941 June 2 CHURCH, Goldie June now known as June Taylor. Daughter of Marie Beatrice Church. June is searching for information on her birth family and presently lives in Nova Scotia.
1941 September 7 SAGER, Keith Robert now known as Keith DeLong. Son of Florence Irene Sager, possibly from Ontario. Keith is searching for information on his birth mother. Keith lives in Nova Scotia.
1941 October 31 FITZMAURICE, Beverley now known as Jean Siddall. Daughter of Edith Fitzmaurice. Jean comes from a family of nine (three died in infancy) from the IMH. Of the nine, she was the only fortunate one to have adoption papers and know her birth name. Jean is searching for information on her birth family and lives in New Brunswick.
1941 November 9 PAYNTER, Lorraine now known as Lorraine MacDonald. Lorraine is searching for information on her birth family. Following some leads, Lorraine has discovered that there was a Nelson Paynter in Long River, PEI in 1941 and also a Leslie Paynter from Clifton, PEI in 1941. Leslie Paynter had a daughter, Christine, who married Francis Paynter. They lived in Kensington and had 6 children. Lorraine lives in Nova Scotia.
1941 November 27 WEBB, Geraldine Rose now known as Gail Juteau. Daughter of Jane Webb. Gail was adopted in April of 1942 and is searching for information on her birth family and for medical information. Gail passed away in 2001 without succeeding in her search.
1941 December 9 CALLBECK, Carl Ray. Son of Florence Callback from Summerside, PEI. Carl died in 1969 and the search for his birth family continues by his adopted sister.
1942 February 26, BABY BOY, Harold. Harold continues his search for his birth family. He lives in Nova Scotia.
1942 February 26 BAIN, Lila Ann now known as Catherine McCurdy. Catherine is searching for information on her birth and her adoption. She was baptized in Montreal in November 1942 with Dr. Young as the one witness present. The baptism record makes mention of a Judgement in Quebec and there is some question regarding the legality of the adoption. Catherine lives in British Columbia.
1942 March 5 ENGLAND, Olga Lorraine now known as Gloria Cox. Daughter of Helen Jean England (age 33 years) from O'Leary, PEI. Her birth mother was born June 26, 1910 and died in 1967. She lived with her sister in Halifax. Gloria is searching for information on her birth father, whose possible last name was MAYHEW/MAYHEM. Gloria lives in Nova Scotia.
1942 March 5 MACLEAN, Pennie now known as Pennie Redmile. Birth mother was from North Sydney/Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, NS. Pennie is presently living in Quebec.
1942 April 14 RIDGEWAY, Shelly now known as Shelly Strachan. Shelly is searching for information about her birth family. Shelly lives in Ontario.
1942 April 15 BABY BOY now known as as Jim Parlee. Jim has been reunited with some of his birth family but is still searching for information about a brother who was also born at the IMH and was reported to have died. Jim lives in New Brunswick.
1942 June 4 BABY BOY now known as Danny Bellefontaine. Danny is interested in finding information about his birth family and is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1942 June 29 CLARK, David Lorne now known as David Longard. David is searching for information about his birth mother who was originally from New Brunswick and was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She was unmarried at the time of his birth. David lives in Nova Scotia.
1942 June 30 MACLEAN, Yvonne Marie now known as Marilyn Reeves. Daughter of Elmira M MacLean of Pictou County, N.S. Another possibility of birth mother is Yvonne Marie Maclean. She was adopted in March of 1943 and is searching for medical information. Marilyn lives in Nova Scotia.
1942 July 14 GREGORY, Jerry Malcolm. Jerry's mother's first name was Gloria.He has one adoptive sibling, also from the IMH who is interested in finding his birth family.
Jerry died in an auto accident January 31, 1969.
1942 July 27 BABY GIRL now known as Diane Hone. Diane is searching for information on her birth family and is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1942 August 1 GILLIS, Murray James raised as Mickey (Murray James) Timmins. Birth father was Angus Gillis (mentioned on page 47 of the original Butterbox Babies book and on page 53 of the updated edition). Mickey passed away in 2000 but his family is searching for Angus Gillis & family.
1942 August 11 MOMBOURQUETTE, Joseph now known as Joe Bellefontaine. Born to May Mombourqette (spelled by birth mother, MAUBOURQUETTE) Birth mother was a 39 year old single teacher, who gave birth at the Grace Maternity, Halifax, N.S. Joe was then placed for adoption and remained at the Ideal Maternity Home for 16 months until adopted. Reunited with his birth mother (now deceased) in 1994. Joe's search continues for birth father and siblings.
1942 September 13 ROSCOE, Barbara E. Daughter of Ethel Roscoe, Kentville, N.S.
1942 September 13 BABY GIRL.
1942 October 16 BABY BOY, now known as Robert Ritcey. Adopted at the age of 9 months. Robert is searching for information about his birth family. He lives in Ontario.
1942 October 28 BRANSCOMBE, Richard Leslie now known as Kenneth Ormsby. Kenneth is searching for information about his birth family. He lives in Ontario.
1942 December 5 BABY GIRL.
1942 December 13 COOK, Gladys Mae now known as Gladys Faulkner. Gladys was taken from the home when she was 3 weeks old by her grandmother. Searching for information about her birth mother.
1942-43 GEDDES, BABY BOY Born to Roby Geddes. Sibling search.
1943 October 3 MORRIS, James Douglas now known as Philip Mark Seidler. Son of Ruby E. Morris. Philip was adopted with a sister, Charna & raised in Newark, New Jersey. His sister, Charna, passed away in 2009. Philip now lives in Florida.
1943 February 1 LANGILLE, Kevin Merle now known as Wade Hirtle. Wade is one of the babies in the Ideal Maternity Home Baby Picture (circa 1943) and is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1943 February 6 MOUNSTEPHEN, Robert Sterling now known as Robet Norse. Son of Mildred Grace Mounstephen, from Thunder Bay, Ontario. Birth mother was 22 years old at the time of his birth and married at the time. Robert was 1 year old when adopted in Fredericton, NB. He has a strawberry birthmark on his leg. Some initial contacts have been made with some members of the Mounstephen family in Thunder Bay but nothing conclusive has come out of that, yet. Robert lives in Nova Scotia.
1943 March 19 POWERS, Edward. Raised in New Jersey. Searching for birth family members.
1943 April 04 LITTLE, BABY BOY. Son of June Little, who was the daughter of Lena (Martin) and John Little. Father (unknown) was in the Navy. They lived in Dartmouth, were Roman Catholic and married in 1944, then moved to Ontario and possibly had 2 other children. Family member searching.
1943, April 15 BABY BOY. Now known as Reginald White. Adopted by Florence Zong & Charles White. Searching for birth family members.
1943 May 24 RUTHERFORD, Franklin Thomas (twin). Searching for twin brother (see below). Son of Mary Ellen Steward and Robert Rutherford. Placed with and raised by William and Ruby Horton of Danvers in the fall of 1945. These twins were born at the Halifax Infirmary and taken to the Ideal Maternity Home. Adoption never finalized. Tom Rutherford lived in Ontario. He passed away in 2017.
1943 May 24 RUTHERFORD, William Douglas. Twin to Franklin Thomas Rutherford (see above). Son of Mary Ellen Steward & Robert Rutherford.
1943 July 21 BETTS (or possibly BITTS), Rita Rosina now known as Barbara Sharples. Never adopted but raised by the Clark family in Montreal. Now living in Calgary, Alberta. Searching for birth family members.
1943 August 8 ATKINSON, Daniel Irvin. Searching for birth family members.
1943 September 14 BABY BOY.
1943 September 25 BABY GIRL now known as Gail Browne. Birth name not known. Gail was adopted at age 5 weeks and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Gail now lives in Ontario & is searching for information on her birth family.
1943 November 2 CARR, Frances Ann now known as Frankie Forgaard. Daughter of Hazel Carr. Frankie is interested in finding information about her birth family and is presently living in British Columbia.
1943 November 13 BOOZAN, Rene Frances now known as Jean Graham. Jean is searching for any information on his birth family and he is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1943 November 25 BLACK, Joseph William now known as Vaughan Johnson. Vaughan is searching for information on his birth family and he is presently living in Nova Scotia.
1943 December 25 VERE-HOLLOWAY, Fern Elizabeth now known as Margaret Wheaton. Daughter of Margaret Vere-Holloway/Holloway and Garnet Earling Hicks.. Garnet Hicks was a sick bay attendant in the Navy at the time of her birth and was from Belleville, Ontario. Margaret is searching for her birth father. Margaret lives in Nova Scotia.
1944-1946 NAUGLER or MAYNARD, Barbara Ann. Daughter of Josephine Oneita Naugler from Western Head, NS and Harry Jones from Guysborough, NS. Barbara was adopted by 'Captain Dunn' from the NS Valley area and was born probably in July or August between 1944-46. Barbara's biological sister is searching for her.
1944 January 29 RICHARD, Ann Marie now known as Shirley Harrington. Shirley's mother was from New Brunswick, was protestant and signed consent for adoption in December of 1945. Shirley was not healthy when adopted. Shirley lives in Nova Scotia.
1944 January 30 MACINTOSH, Patricia now known as Sheila Sanford. Sheila is searching for her birth mother Mae MacIntosh. Sheila lives in Nova Scotia.
1944 February 27 BABY GIRL, now known as Cheryl Rollin. Cheryl is looking for information about her birth family and is presently living in Ontario.
1944 April 17 DEYOUNG, Terry Russell. Son of Margaret DeYoung from the Halifax/Dartmouth area. Terry is searching for information on his birth family and is living in Nova Scotia.
1944 May 22 CLEAVES, Deloras Louise now known as Janet Heron. Janet is looking for information about her birth mother or anyone who might have known her. She was adopted by James and Marion McLeod in Halifax and then moved to Ottawa and Peterborough, Ontario. Janet is presently living in Warsaw, Ontario.
1944 July 24 BABY BOY: William, now known as George Knickle. George lives in Halifax and continues to search for his birth family.
1944 July 24 BABY GIRL: Robin, now known as Anne Drutz. While at the Ideal Maternity Home, Anne's maternal grandmother came to feed and care for her until her adoption. She was adopted by a couple from New York in September 1945. Anne's adoptive father, Dr. Susman of Staten Island, New York was mentioned on Page 169 in book BBB. Anne’s adoption was arranged by Frank Davis the Provincial Health Minister, and her adoption was completed at the Hotel Nova Scotian in Halifax, NS. Anne is living in Texas, USA.
1944 July 26 BOUDREAU, Margaret Ann now known as Carol Ann MacAusland. Daughter of Margaret Boudreau. Hers was a private adoption ($5000. fee) and she was raised in Nova Scotia. Carol Ann is searching for information about her birth family, and is presently living in Ontario.
1944 August 15 CARON, Claude now known as Stuart Satsky. Son of Jeanette Caron (possibly from Ontario). Stuart was raised in Newark, New Jersey and is searching for information about his birth family. Stuart passed away in 2005. His family resides in Colorado.
1944 September 27 CARR, Samuel Maurice now known as Peter Maloney. Peter was placed at St. Joseph's Orphanage in Halifax, NS by Dr. Young. He was adopted at the age of 2 years. He is presently living in Ontario.
1944 October SHEPHERD, Richard now known as (Allen) Alexander Albert MacDonald. Son of Kathleen Elizabeth Shepherd. Allen ended up in a Catholic orphanage in St. John, NB until adopted at age 9 years. Had borderline rickets at time of adoption. Searching for any information about birth family. Allen presently lives in New Brunswick.
1944 December 31 DUGAN, Leona now known as Sharyn LeBlanc. Mother was located (1991) in New Brunswick but refused contact. Sharyn passed away in 1999.
1945 January 12 BABY BOY.
1945 February 12 BABY GIRL, now known as Patricia Shaw. Pat was adopted in Quebec, and is searching for information about her birth family. Pat lives in Nova Scotia.
1945 March 29 BARNETT, Charles William. Adopted as Daniel Willett. Reunited with birth mother. Searching for birth father, Kempt Harrington from Kensington, PEI (was approx. 30 years old in 1945). Played guitar and sang on the radio. Dan lives in Nova Scotia.
1945 April BABY GIRL.
1945 May 21 ROBICHAUD, Harry Jay now known as James Proctor. Son of Jeanette Robichaud. James was not adopted. He was purchased for $800. from the Ideal Maternity Home appproximately September 1945. He believed that his stepfather was his real father until he was 44 years old. James lives in Alberta.
1945, May 26 MULLINS, Sheila Catherine. Birth name unknown. Adopted by Edward & Jerrine Mullins. Adoption was arranged by Dr. S. T. Laufer in Oxford, N.A. Raised in N.S. Now known as Sheila Carmichael & residing in Maine, USA. Sheila is seeking information on her birth family.
1945 June 13 MACLAUGHLIN, Harry Edward now known as Robert Hirtle. Son of Audrey MacLaughlin and adopted as Robert Hirtle. He was born in Halifax and taken to the Ideal Maternity Home for adoption. He was sickly when chosen by his adoptive parents. His birth parents had attempted to get him back but couldn't because of legalities. Robert lives in Ontario.
1945 June 19, BABY GIRL. She knew nothing about her birth family but thought that her possible birth name was Avis Narda Nelson. Her adopted name was Barbara Alger. Daughter is living in Alberta & is searching for any information about birth family.
1945 July ? POLSON, Baby Girl. Daughter of Margaret A Polson (deceased). She was approximately 25 years old at the time of the birth and was a VON nurse in Amherst. Birth aunt searching for niece.
1945 July 16 KYNOCK, Gloria Jean now known as Marlene O'Hare. Marlene is searching for information about birth family. Marlene was raised in Hillside, New Jersey. She continues to reside in New Jersey.
1945 July 20 BABY GIRL, now known as Patricia Casey. Patricia is seaching for information on her birth family. Pat was raised in New Jersey and now lives in Florida.
1945 August 3 WHITE, William Jay now known as Charles Kochis. Charles is the son of Margaret Blanch White. He was adopted and raised in New York State. Charles is living in New York.
1945 August 13 FISHER, William Henry now known as Robert Levine. Son of Susan Fisher. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey and moved to California. Bob passed away in March 2018 but his daughter continues to search for information on his birth family.
1945 August 16 COLP, Dwayne MacKinley. Son of Mary Colp. Adopted as Sheldon Levine but resumed using his birth name. Dwayne was raised in Hillside, New Jersey and lived in upstate N.Y. He passed away in December 2012.
1945 September 1 GUY, Barbara now known as Chrystl MacLean. Chrystl is searching for information about birth family. Chrystl’s address is presently unknown.
1945 September 2 HUBBARD, Darryl Brian now known as Ira Libman. Ira was raised in Hillside, New Jersey and is presently living in New Jersey.
1945 September 9 BABY GIRL, now known as Lillian Tingley. Lillian was a very small baby and was taken from the Home by her mother at approx. 3 weeks old, and she arranged for the adoption. Lillian is searching for information about birth family. Lillian lives in Ontario.
1945 September 29 MACKINNON, Felicity now known as Nancy Read. Daughter of Gladys Amelia MacKinnon of Winsloe, Queens County, PEI. Nancy is searching for birth mother and now living in New Brunswick.
1945 October 29 HUME, BABY BOY now known as Howard Apatov. Howard is presently living in New York.
1945 November 25 HARTLING, David. Adopted by the Levinson family in New York.
1945 November 27 HOPPER, Wendy. Wendy is searching for information about her birth family. Wendy lives in Nova Scotia.
1945 December 1 HODDINOTT, Rayburn now known as Rick Palm. He was never adopted but remained a foster child and citizen of Canada until 1964, when he became a US citizen and legally changed his name to Richard Palm, the family name of the parents who raised him. Rick grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and is looking for information about his birth family.
1945 December 23 BROWN, Roderick Joseph now known as Ira Greenberg. His birth mother's name was Rose Agnes Brown Harris. Ira made contact with his maternal family in May 2012 and has visited them in Cape Breton, N.S. He is still searching for members of his paternal family. Ira was raised in New York but now lives in New Jersey.
1946 January 7 BABY GIRL.
1946 February 25 MCKINNON, Carrol Alexander now known as Arthur Morris. Son of Florence Sylvia McKinnon of Glace Bay, NS. Art was raised in New York City and now lives in Florida.
1946 March 3 AMON, Robert Earl son of Dorothy Amon. Raised as Barry Crowell. Barry lived in New Brunswick and died as a result of an auto accident in 1982. His wife and children are searching for information on his birth family and medical history.
1946 March 29 STEWART, D. now known as Eve Stewart. Child of Jean Irene Stewart. Eve was adopted by a Jewish Family and raised in New York. Eve passed away in 2016.
1946 April 15 LEONARD, Loretta Faye now known as Fern Treiber. Daughter of Evelyn (Etherlyn) Leonard from Wolfville, N.S. Birth mother was 15 years old at time of birth. Fern is interested in finding information about any members of her birth family. Fern is presently living in New York.
1946 April 18 SIMPSON, June Rose now known as Vicki Kurinsky. Vicki is the daughter of Ilene Simpson. Her father was an American war correspondant. Vicki is searching for information about her birth family. Vicki lives in New Jersey.
1946 April 24 BABY BOY, now known as Barrie Werfel. Barrie was raised in New Jersey. He is searching for information about his birth family. He continues to live in New Jersey.
1946 April 25 WOLFE, Lorna Rosetta now known as Stephanie Sesser. Daughter of Arlene Wolfe from Highlands Village, Colchester County, NS. Stephanie was raised in New Jersey. Her two children have a rare disease & the family is seeking medical information. Stephanie passed away in 2003.
1946 April 29 DOUCETTE, Margo Elizabeth. Daughter of Madelyn Doucette. Interested in finding information about birth family. She was raised in Newark, New Jersey and still lives in New Jersey.
1946 May 5 MCFARLANE, Baby Boy, now known as Alfred Schoen. Son of Jean McFarlane. Al lived in New York & New Jersey & is now residing in Florida. He is searching for birth family members.
1946 May 21 CLANCEY, Daniel George now known as Donald Davis. Birth mother was Doreen Clancey. Adopted by Jewish couple from Brooklyn & grew up in Queens, NY. Don lived in Lemon Grove, California. He married in 1969 & had 2 sons
& 1 granddaughter. He located 2 maternal cousins in 2016 & his family is still searching for information on his paternal relatives. Don passed away in December 2019.
1946 June 3 SWEENEY, George now known as Howard Cooper. Howard was adopted by a Jewish couple from New York. He was reunited with his mother, and is now searching for information on his birth father, Tommy Tomkins, from Woodstock New Brunswick who was a pilot stationed in Yarmouth in 1945. Howard is currently living in Louisiana.
1946 August 18 AMERO, Ina May now known as Joy (Mittleman) Delin. Daughter of Ruby Jane Amero and Richard Comeau. Joy was adopted by the Mittleman family living in New York State. The attorney involved was Irving B. Cohen, and the adoption was finalized in Surrogate's Court, King's County, New York. Joy is searching for information about her birth family, and presently lives in New York.
1947 January 16 HARRIMAN, Dannah Rae. Daughter of Anne E. Harriman of Moncton, NB. Power of attorney to Dr. and Lila Young, signed January 17, 1947. It is implied in correspondence from Lila Young that the father (unidentified) was a RCMP Officer. *note: The Ideal Maternity Home was now closed, but Lila Young looked after this case as part of her "Private Practice" which she began after the IMH was closed. Dannah's whereabouts unknown at this time. (information from the Public Archives of NS).