But what do the parents of the boomers think? The people who raised them and watched this generation become the wealthiest in history. Here is a message from one parent, 97-year-old Russ Brown. Mr. Brown was born in 1918 in Woodstock, Ont. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War and returned to Canada to complete a degree in business from McGill University. He went on to a long career with Bell Canada and raised three children. Casting his thoughts back to the first year of the baby boom, Mr. Brown says it was a time of incredible change.