Hawker, Kitty

We met Kitty Hawker at the Sunnybrook Veterans Wing in April 2017.  Kitty was born in 1920 in Windsor, Ontario, and she and her family spent Kitty’s early years in southwestern Ontario and the Detroit area.  The family saw tough economic times during the Depression years, but they made it through, and by the time war came, Kitty was ready to join up and do her part.  She enlisted in the CWACs and was deployed overseas, ending up in Northern Ireland from 1942-45,  Kitty was a radar operator, watching for the incoming Luftwaffe, along with returning Allied airmen.  She recalled that much of the work was dreary, but she took solace in the fact that she was doing her part, along with all the others in her generation.  Kitty then and now took solace in the camaraderie of her generation and the times.