The surprising discovery made during renovations. Photo from Kimmy Kijek

Kimmy Kijek made a surprising discovery, while getting her Colwood military home kitchen renovated.

She reached out to Victoria Buzz, describing how workers found hand-written letters,(complete with 4cent stamps!), postcards, drawings, a report card and even a recipe – all from post-war Victoria:

“Do you know at all how we could track the family down so we could give them the long lost letters back? They talk about how the war just finished. It’s really amazing.”

Most of the items appear to belong to a family: George Clarke and his wife Anne Clarke, and their son David Clarke. Though there is also a letter to a Mrs. Ralph Courtney.

Hand-written letters that speak of the WWII ending. Photo by Kimmy Kijek
Hand-written letters that speak of the WWII ending. Photo by Kimmy Kijek

The report card is from Sacred Heart.

David Clarke's 1951 report card from Sacred Heart Parochial School. Photo by Kimmy Kijek
David Clarke’s 1951 report card from Sacred Heart Parochial School. Photo by Kimmy Kijek

Kimmy has attempted to search military base records, but was told the records only go back 20 years.

Can we find the family of these precious items?

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