It is so amazing to read all these comments. Unfortunately, my brother Len never knew his dad or that he had a sister Jacqueline but the good news is that Len and jacqueline have been in touch and it is so exciting for both of them, though I'm sure Jacqueline was quite surprised finding this out. I am so glad that I found this site 5 years ago and answered Craig's message. Jacqueline never knew she had a brother because Leonard (father) kept it from Hilda and Jacqueline. Leonards parents knew of the marriage and my brother, and they sent letters and baby clothes to my mom from England for quite awhile and then there was no contact agagin accept a letter from Leonard saying he met someone else and was staying in England. My mom would never talk about it and my gram told me a bit over the years and said my mom was so hurt and devastated when Leonard sent letter from England saying he did not want her or my brother to come to England.....he had met someone else. My grandparents destroyed any trace of him in their home and their lives. Truthfully....I think he was selfish and cruel to have never spoken of this to anyone other than his parents. My God...he had a son!!! Oh well....can't turn the clock back.
Len (my bro) mentioned that Hilda passed away last year so probably a good thing she never knew of this. Leonard and my mom were married in 1942 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. There is a record of the marriage. Anyway, this should become a movie or a book...lol. I could go on and on and on but I don't have enough space here. I am just so glad I followed through trying to find relations for my brother. All I did was Google Leonard David Sumpter and this site came up with Craig's message. Take care and please keep in touch.