Ontario, Canada

On a sunny day in July in 1940, Ross’s sister Virginia married Rudy Morin. This may have been the first colour film my dad shot with his 16mm home movie camera. What ever chemicals they used back then, they sure held up better than film stocks from the ’60s and ’70s. The film, which was

This film is so my dad. Ross Brioux was a real neighbourhood guy, going door-to-door calling on the locals. Many became lifelong friends including brothers “Bus” and “Sping” Turner. The fact my dad knew guys named “Bus” and “Sping” is so him, too. Men of the early ’40s had nicknames pulled from daily newspaper comic

Here’s what my dad did in the war: Prosper (Ross) Brioux was part of the Canadian Provost Corps, basically a member of the Military Police. This film shows what army life was like during World War II at Camp Borden (now Base Borden), an army training centre near Barrie, Ont. Ross received his basic and

In 1943, William Louis Brioux lost his wife Ada (Guerin) in an automobile accident. Three of his grown children—Gontran (and his wife, Marge), Virginia (and her husband, Rudy, and young son, Paul) and Prosper gathered at William’s home on Wilgar in what was then the new subdivision of The Kingsway. First stop—Our Lady of Sorrows

In 1953, Ross and Marg Brioux moved 2.5 kms west — from Wilgar Rd. to 5308 Dundas St. West in Etobicoke. The two storey farmhouse was one of a handful of heritage residences that remained on the ever-widening, commercialized street known as Hwy 5. In that house they raised their first born, Tippy — an