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enfrMAY 14-24 MAI, 2021
enfrMAY 14-24 MAI, 2021

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September 20, 2019
He was quite dedicated to both family and country. He had told us many stories of his time fighting in the war and my special keepsake is the Toronto Star article dated Oct 8, 1944 Sixty Paces at Antwerp as a reporter actually interviewed him. We are very proud of him. He wore his best...
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My Dad was a WWII Vet, he served overseas with the RCAF 86th squadron as an Air Gunner on the Liberator Planes. He passed away this year at. the age of 94
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This fall, thousands of tulip bulbs will be planted by the Township of Langley as a symbol of freedom, peace, and gratitude. In the spring, they will blossom into bright orange flowers and become part of a national celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, which helped bring an end to...
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My mother and father both grew up in the city of Rotterdam. In 1940 they both lived through the heavy bombardment of the city by the German Luftwaffe, also known as the Rotterdam Blitz. Later in the war, my mother’s home was destroyed by an accidental bombing of a residential area of Rotterdam by Allied...
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Lt. A. Devereux Thornton headed an armoured car division with the Royal Canadian Dragoon’s. He landed in Italy as part of the Italian campaign . Over the course of several years they made their way up to Holland to participate in It’s liberation. Dev passed away in 2004 rarely speaking of his time in WW2.
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Father Hickey was a cousin of my mother’s. She spoke very fondly of him and how he always had a kind word for everyone. He served with the North Shore Regiment and the men who served with him he called his boys! He loved these men and wrote a book called The Scarlet Dawn. His...
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RCAF Lt Forbes Colgate, DVM, DVPH, was posted to an RCAF base in 1943, where he met RCAF Nursing Sister Jean Martyn, RN. They married at Easter 1944 and went on post-war to have excellent careers in Veterinary Medicine and Obstetrical Nursing, as well as raising six children. Forbes died due to post-surgery exposure to...
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