Slater, John

John Slater was born in Toronto in 1922. He grew up during the Great Depression, and his father had to take care of the family. Mr. Slater didn’t enlist in the war at first; he was asked to join. When he was in Europe he made some friends in Scotland and Britain. Mr. Slater and his colleagues were always listening to the radio. In the army Mr. Slater was in the Signals corps and was in charge of helping the planes find their targets.

When the war was over Mr. Slater came back to Canada, where he built his life. He currently resides in Sunnybrook Hospital, where he was interviewed by Crestwood students David Dennis and Lindsey Swartzman.