Margaret Lyons was born on November 24 1923 in Mission City, BC. This interview is about Margaret Lyons and her family life in Mission City, British Columbia (prior to World War II); Winnipeg, Manitoba (during the war); and Hamilton, Ontario (after World War II). She discusses her father's working conditions on the farm and at a steel mill. She recounts her own working conditions working as a housekeeper in Winnipeg, the BBC in London, and the CBC in Toronto. She attained a school education through Japanese School, night school, and McMaster University. She discusses the many roles she transitioned through while working in radio production and the changes that were made to make CBC radio what it is today. She was heavily involved with support events at community centers within her community in Hamilton, Ontario. She is retired and spends her time traveling, reading cookbooks, and practicing Japanese.
Clip from Japanese Canadian Experience Post War Conference: https://vimeo.com/338320855