Eildon Conybeare “Penny” Brander Kondaks

18 Sep 1918
Lethbridge, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada
25 Sep 1997 (aged 79)
Quebec, Canada

Also copied here, the text file about a paper written of Penny's letters home, to Ethel and Alastair, during WW2. Aunt Penny also donated some 600 WW2 photographs to the Galt.

Brander, Eildon [Conybeare]. Dear Mom and Pop: The Overseas Letters of Private Penny. Edited by Brett Clifton. Lethbridge, Alberta: [s.n.], 2012. 180 pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-9812747-2-0. Pbk*. The author, known most of her life as Penny Brander, was a Canadian dancer who trained, in part, under Adolf Bolm in San Francisco. She enlisted in the Canadian Women's Army Corps in 1943, and then successfully auditioned to be a part of the Canadian Army Show, which entertained the troops overseas. This is her account of that experience in sixty-six lively letters to her parents. Beginning in December 1943, Penny's parents agreed to allow the Lethbridge (Alberta) DailyHerald to publish some of her letters under the heading "With the Army Show: The Overseas Letters of Private Penny."