Mrs. Sophia Simco's maiden name is Sophia Pervin. Her father was Aron Pervin of Montreal, Quebec. She had 5 brothers, Michael, Harris, Joe, Tim and Hyman. She is the sole surviver of her generation. -- S.S
"Aron Pervin came to Canada from Berdechev"
By Sophia (Pervin) Simco
April 7, 2002
Copyright©2002 by Sophia Simco
Aron Pervin came to Canada in 1902 - 03 from Berdechev, then the Ukraine part of Russia. To come to Canada, he walked to somewhere on the western coast of Europe, where he boarded a ship that brought him to Montreal.
Aron was somewhere in his mid-twenties when he made the journey. Prior to that he was in the Russian cavalry, which was part of the Russian army, to which he was conscripted.
He told a tale of being on duty in Siberia during the Passover. He was billeted with a Jewish family in order to be able to observ Passover.
To be continued ...