The Waugh Family
- California -
Winifred Russell Waugh and Violet Russell (Joy) entered the USA through Detroit, Michigan on Dec 4, 1945, and were on her way to see their uncle John Stewart (Catherine "Kit" Hunter's husband) at 272B, West 9th, in San Francisco, California.
Jock Waugh was honorably discharged from the Royal Canadian Air Force on May 8, 1946. He may have returned to Powell River and Nanaimo and then proceeded to enter the United States from Victoria aboard the SS Iroquois on June 21, 1946, with the intent of establishing permanent residency in the USA.
Jock attended the University of California working on a PhD. and also as a science teacher at Piedmont High School around 1947-1948. Christina Waugh's husband, Leo Lidiatt, died on March 10, 1947, at the age of 35, and is buried in the Nanaimo Cemetery.
United States of America - Declaration of Intention
- Douglas Bay -
Douglas Bay (near Powell River) was a summertime social gathering place for the Russell and Waugh families and a place for rest and relaxation for a few years after the war.
Glenda Waugh was born in Powell River in May of 1950
Tragically, Winnie Russell died of cancer in Oakland, California, on Nov 1, 1950, after a short illness and just six months after the birth of Glenda.
Jock Waugh's brother William was living in Powell River in June, 1951.
Joy Russell helped Jock with taking care of Glenda in California and back in Powell River. Douglas Bay continued to be a retreat for the Waugh Family.