Thursday, December 16, 2010

Obituary Notice for Ronald Norman Perry (LM676)

From Jerry Park: I received this notice from Diane Perry, Ron's wife. He was president of the Peterborough chapter of the FSNA. I will miss him. We chummed together when we were kids.

(original note from Diane) Hi Folks, I have some sad news for you, Ron died of a heart attack yesterday ,while out shoveling that damed white stuff. There is a gathering at the Leigon on Saturday. I will miss him , he was the love of my life, we made it to almost 49 years. Diane

PERRY, Ronald Norman - Suddenly at home on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, in his 70th year. Ron is survived by his loving wife Dianne (née Galvin), his children two sons and daughter Susan. Poppa will be dearly missed by his two grandchildren. Sadly missed by three sisters and brother, and his many nieces and nephews. Ron was a retired 20 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces and later served for 20 years as a dispatcher for Peterborough 911 Emergency Services. Ron's ashes will be interred at a later date. The family invites all friends and family to help celebrate Ron's life on Saturday, December 18th from 12 noon at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 52, 1550 Lansdowne Street West (at Spillsbury). Legion service to be held at 1 p.m. If desired, condolences to the family, directions to the service and donations in Ron's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the charity of your choice may be made at

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Veteran on the Ten Dollar Bill

From Ken Kennedy
If you look at the back right-hand side of a Canadian $10 bill, you will see an old veteran standing at attention near the Ottawa war memorial. His name is Robert Metcalfe and he died recently at the age of 90. That he managed to live to that age is rather remarkable, given what happened in the Second World War. Born in England, he was one of the 400,000 members of the British Expeditionary Force sent to the mainland where they found themselves facing the new German warfare technique - the Blitzkrieg. He was treating a wounded comrade when he was hit in the legs by shrapnel. En route to hospital, his ambulance came under fire from a German tank, which then miraculously ceased fire. He was evacuated from Dunkirk on the HMS Grenade but unfortunately two of the sister ships with them were sunk. Recovered, he was sent to allied campaigns in North Africa and Italy. En route his ship was chased by the German battleship Bismarck! In North Africa he served under General Montgomery against the Desert Fox, Rommel! Sent into the Italian campaign, he met his future wife, a lieutenant and physiotherapist in a Canadian hospital. They were married in the morning by the mayor of the Italian town, and again in the afternoon by a British padre. After the war they settled in Chatham where he went into politics and became the warden (chairman) of the county. On his retirement he and his wife moved to Ottawa. At the age of 80 he wrote a book about his experiences. One day out of the blue he received a call from a government official asking him to go downtown for a photo op. He wasn't told what the photograph was for or why they chose him. “He had no idea he would be on the bill,” his daughter said. And now you know the story of the old veteran on the $10 bill

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Maple Leaf Monument Petawawa

From Ken Kennedy
Dear Friends,
Since many of you can't be in Petawawa to see the newly dedicated Maple Leaf Monument , I've put together a slide show for you. Lest we forget.

Click here to view the slideshow or paste this URL into your browser:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Obituary Notice for Bill Cousins LM305

Peacefully at home on Sunday October 10, 2010. Willard (Bill) Eric Cousins age 79. Beloved husband of Carolyn (nee Rogers) Cousins. Loving father of Betsey Stewart, Velda Eburne, Judy Andrews, Walter Cousins, Daren Cousins and Sandra MacKenzie . Predeceased by his son Wayne Cousins. Survived by his sister Betty-Ann Caseley. Cherished grandfather of eight and also survived by several great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Grant Brown Funeral Home, Rolston Chapel, Kemptville on Thursday October 14th from 1 to 3pm followed by Funeral service at 3:30 pm at the South Gate Wesleyan Church, 1303 French Settlement Road, Kemptville. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Canadian Guide Dogs or Korean Veterans Association of Canada.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

From Don Lapointe: Re- NWT&Y

Having served with the ol NWT&Y FROM 1950 T0 1956 THERE ARE A LOT OF THE OL GUYS STILL AROUND ie ken nickelson mem al pajack mem terry hurd mem bob elliot mem -and a lot more that missing in my memory bank at present i have a lot of slides of dawson city from our 2004 reunion and the stn at yk and simpson-a 30 min video taken from 8mm film 50 t0 59 yrs sent a copy to the QUEEN and got a nice letter back from HER but no OBE [bob elliot still runs- whats left of our sys and howie cook is still around ] i also have 3 versions of history one by cal vince and another by hank hoiland and moe lynn also a big copy of [ NOTES OF INTEREST 1953 ] AND YOU SHOULD HAVE COPIES OF ALL OF THIS STUFF as the 1983 reunion i brought all that stuff down from here along with a nice shiny 19 set made in the GUDOL USA WHY THE BRIGHT KAHKI PAINT JOB our sys was the best training field in the world fastest CW OPERATORS everyone could spur a pole run a generator pump water at 30 below put up an antenna climb a 300ft tower keep track of bush planes and boats do searchs with RCMP THATS WHY WE ALL ENDED UP IN EGYPT CONGO CYPRUS GOLAN HEIGHTS SOMOLIA-- ETC WHILE THE REST OF YOU STAYED HOME AND REAPED THE BEST OF CPL HELLIER ,S INTEGERATION ?? and promotions but few UN JAUNTS R C SIGS SAGE SWAMPY [ YOU CAN PRINT THIS IF U WISH ]