Collins, Ann

Ann Collins was born November 27,1925 in Nottingham, England. She was only 13 when WWII broke out; it ended her schooling, and sent her to work, and forced her to endure the Blitz and everything else associated with the war. Ann joined the ATS when she was 17; she expressed that her time in the British army was one of the greatest experiences she ever had. Ann was a messenger during the war, carrying top secret messages to different destinations in the London area. During the war, she met a Canadian soldier, and later moved to Canada as a war bride, to begin a new life with her “true love”. Ann is now 95 years old. She has 3 kids and now lives in Sunnybrook Veterans Wing, where Crestwood students interviewed her in January 2020.