courtesy of Daniel Rees
Photo of Emma Rees of Lance Cove, Bell Island.
Survivors of the 1942 Bell Island sinkings were brought to several homes in Lance Cove, including the home of Emma and Ralph Rees. The women of Lance Cove generously provided first aid, dry clothes, hot tea, and food to the sailors.
Emma shared her stories of caring for the sailors with her family. You can listen to her grandson David Rees’ video tour of her house to hear those stories.