Canadian Image Project Interviews collection ➔ Interview with Mrs. Ossi Thandi


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Repository Identifier
C.I.P. 32
July 15 1996;Date(s) of creation
1 digital video [1 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds]
moving image
Ossi Kaur was born in Fraser Mills, BC. Ossi's grandfather came to Canada at the turn of century. He and Ossi's father worked at the mills and lived in a company house on site. When Ossi's family went to India, her father remarried. She and her brother did not return to Canada and stayed back in India. In 1925, she married Sucha Singh after getting a letter from his uncle, Sunder Singh Thandi, asking her to help him immigrate to Canada. While on the boat to Canada, she was pregnant with her first child. The couple settled in Abbotsford, and although she found living in Abbotsford lonely, she grew accustomed to it. She used to work on the family farm, while Sunder's daughters and Harry Singh's daughter used to visit her frequently. This is a full-length interview conducted on July 15, 1996 by Nirakshik Chand at Mrs. Ossi's residence in Abbotsford.
British Columbia;New Westminster Land District;Fraser Valley Regional District;Abbotsford
Subject Headings - SACDA
South Asian Canadian women--Interviews;South Asian Canadian women farmers
Subject Headings - Library of Congress
Arranged marriage [];Canada--Emigration and immigration []