Sept. 12–13, 1945: Home; the war is over.
Sept. 12 — A really wonderful reception at Fort William. Went to bed early and was roused in Winnipeg by Harry Chittick and Sheldon Buckles. I had a grand visit. Harry brought me a beautiful bottle of Scotch, so Art Beauchamp, Donald, Ken House, Jim Greenwood and myself had a nice little farewell party.
Sept. 13 — Today is the day. We are sitting in Moose Jaw station, having just finished a grand breakfast. Tonight somewhere between 8 P.M. and 10 P.M. we will land in Calgary. Today will be the longest day of my life. Everybody is very excited and this train cannot go nearly fast enough.