Knew paternal grandfather had died of a heart attack, at the age of 49. Didn’t put the pieces together as to time and context. Birth record for Adjutor Larochelle shows that he was born in August, 1894. So he died in 1943–in the middle of World War II, when my father was 21. And soon off to war, and the prison camp.
Chaos to chaos.
At 49, my father stopped smoking.
Never saying much about the past.