Daria Valkenburg, author of ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten’
Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Daria Valkenburg is a retired accountant, adult education instructor, and writer, who lives on Prince Edward Island with her husband Pieter, a retired diplomat.
“Daria always wanted to be a journalist, but somehow ended up an accountant”, her husband Pieter said. “Since retirement, she has time to follow her passion for writing and painting. She’s very creative.”
When Pieter began his research into WW1 and WW2 soldiers Daria began a blog to document his research so that it could be shared with others. She also has a newspaper column in the County Line Courier, an Island newspaper, which features some of the stories from the blog.
In addition to ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten’, she is the author of two children’s books, a farm accounting book, and numerous articles on genealogical, historical and military research, agribusiness topics, and hearing loss.
You can follow the research done by Daria and Pieter on her blog On The War Memorial Trail.
If you have hearing loss, don’t miss her blog The Aural Report.
Daria also researches and writes a blog about Camp Ohio, a post-WW2 displaced persons camp in Burgdorf, Germany, as a tribute to her father, who was a resident of that camp.