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Oct 12

Upcoming Events

Visiting Winnipeg around the 22nd of Oct? Prairie Region is hosting a ceremony to dedicate a beautiful new monument at Brookside Cemetery, Field of Honour on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:30 a.m. with a reception to follow at Neil Bardal Centre at 3030 Notre Dame. The new monument will combine the existing memorial which commemorates the action of the Winnipeg Grenadiers at Jardine’s Lookout in the Battle of Hong Kong with the new plaque commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle. Check out our events calendar for more details.

Will you be in the Victoria area on Nov 7th? Be sure to attend the first BC Region commemorative plaque presentation. This plaque will be dedicated to Hong Kong veteran Mr. (Gerry) Gerrard in honor of his enduring 68 years of service to his Legion. Check out our events calendar for more details.
Oct 7

In Memory of Ian Doull

We in the HKVCA community were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of our Secretary, Ian Doull. Ian had been involved for years in our organization and contributed so much. Ian’s dad, Lloyd Doull, a HK veteran, was President of the HKVA several years ago and his uncle, Llewellyn (Bill) Doull, father of Murray Doull, was also a Royal Rifle and Hong Kong veteran. Ian worked tirelessly for the organization as Secretary and giving bilingual educational presentations in the Ottawa area. Ian had recently retired from Parks Canada where he worked as a historian, specializing in historic sites in the Maritimes. He seldom missed a chance to return to see his many friends in Nova Scotia, and especially Annapolis Royal where he had done so much research. Ian will be sadly missed by his two daughters Sarah and Laurie (Aaron), his two grandchildren Rebecca and Zev and his brother Jim (Jill). He also leaves to mourn his dear friend Elizabeth Waite.

Rest in peace Ian.

Oct 6 Looking for a way to commemorate a member of 'C' Force from your community? Ontario Region has created the HKVCA Commemorative Plaque and are working with service groups such as the Royal Canadian Legion on mounting it in branches, care homes, etc.  Here's an example. Instructions and specifications are available.


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To educate all Canadians on the role of Canada's soldiers in the Battle of Hong Kong and on the effects of the internment of the battle’s survivors on both the soldiers and their families. We also assist in the support and welfare of Hong Kong veterans and their widows.

In Memory

(Earlier death notices may be found in the current edition of our quarterly national newsletter)

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Charles Dallain, RRC,  E30404, twin brother to Paul Dallain (deceased), on Sept 8

Earlier notifcations: please refer to Summer Newsletter

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In Memoriam

Ian Doull, Secretary HKVCA, son of Lloyd Doull, RRC, on Sept 15

Audrey Acton, widow of Robert Acton, RC Sigs, on Jan 14 (obituary) (we apologize for the lateness of this notice)

HKVCA member Jean Arsenault passed on August 23, 2017. She is the daughter of Cam Rutherford, WG. (obituary)

Eileen Cambon, widow of Dr. Ken Cambon RRC, on Aug 8, 2017 (obituary)

Gwen Day, former Director BC Region, daughter of Major Bertram Gilbert, RRC, on Aug 18 (obituary)

Joe Killoran, HKVCA, son of John Killoran, RRC, on May 25. (obituary)

Earlier notifications: Summer Newsletter

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