Recently my son treated me to a trip to Victoria and a wonderful stay at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. I was very impressed with the way the staff took care of us and made our time there extremely enjoyable.
As a young man serving in the RCAF during the Second World War, I was able to save up the princely sum of $12.50 to take my new bride to the Empress for our honeymoon. Returning there 67 years later brought back a flood of fond memories of our life together.
Sadly my wife was not able to enjoy this moment, as she passed away three years ago, but I am sure she was looking down on us smiling and keeping a watchful eye.
I would like to thank the people of Victoria for their warmth and hospitality during our visit. It made the stay in your city that much more enjoyable.
Ralph E. Johnson