Friday, 15 July 2016

McKellar



Location:  Parry Sound District   N 45 30.433  W 79 55.244
On the east side of Highway 124, in Minerva Park.
 

This memorial was officially unveiled on November 11th, 2007.  Made of black granite, the memorial pays tribute to those from the McKellar area who served in the World Wars.  The names of those honoured are carved into the granite for eternity, and those who died during the wars have their names marked with an asterisk.  This is an attractive memorial, made even more so by the beautiful location beside the lake.
As usual with many small town memorials, the long list of names seems disproportionate to the size of the town, giving further evidence of the sacrifice made by everyone at home, as well as those whose names appear on the long list of honoured heroes.
 



Marker text:
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE FROM
OUR COMMUNITY
WHO HAVE
SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY

WORLD WAR I

ANGST, GEORGE
BALL, ROBERT
BROWNLEE, ROSIUS (MIKE)
CANNING, LLOYD
CANNING, RONALD
CHISHOLM,  ROBERT G.
COOK, CHARLES
CORKAN, JOHN
CRAWFORD, ROBERT *
CRAWFORD, RONALD
FENTON, ADDISON
FENTON, GEORGE *
FENTON, JAMES "JIM" *
JACKSON, PERCY JOHN  *

FERRIS, ALLAN B. *
HARDIE, ANDREW
HARDIE, JOHN *
HARRIS, D. ST. CLAIR "SONNY"
HARVEY, CLARENCE "CLAIR" *
HARVEY, WILLIAM
IRWIN, SHERMAN *
KIRKHAM, GEORGE WILLIAM
LEUSHNER, FRED (TRAINER)
LITTLE, DAVID E.J.
McEACHERN, ROBERT
MOFFATT, CLIFFORD *
CROSSMAN, LEWIS
LITTLE, FRED *

MOYER, ARTHUR C.
MOYER, PERCY A.
O'HARA, J. CLIFFORD
QUINN, NORMAN "NORMIE"
RHEUBOTTOM, BENJAMIN
RYDER, JOHN D.
TENEYCKE, EDGAR
TENEYCKE, FRANKLIN *
TENEYCKE, THOMAS
THOMPSON, SAMUEL JOSEPH
THOMPSON, WILLIAM A.
VANHOOSER, GEORGE ALBERT
GARDINER, GEORGE *
LITTLE, JOHN BURTON

WORLD WAR II

HENRY, JOHN
HUTCHINSON, DENNIS
KOSCJUKIEWICZ, VICTOR
QUINN, ALLAN
MAUDE, EDWARD T.
NAWROCKY, JOHN
OSBORNE, SAMUEL
QUINN, DOUGLAS G.
RITCHIE, FRANCIS
SCOTT, ALBERT

AITCHISON, BRUCE
ALLEN, CLIFFORD
BALL, PERCY
BREAR, GERALD
BURNETT, AUBREY *
BURNETT, GORDON
BURNETT, LORNE
CAMPBELL, ARTHUR
CHISHOLM, CECIL
CORKHAN, BERT
CORKHAN, CECIL
CORKHAN, HENRY
CULP, ISAAC
EWING, WALTER E.
FENTON, IRA
FERRIS, ANDREW
FISHER, ARNOLD
FISHER ARTHUR
FISHER, CHARLES
FISHER, JOHN
FISHER, LAWRENCE
FISHER, ROBERT
FORBES, ARNOLD
GEDDES, GRENVILLE
GEDDES, RUSSELL

GEDDES, WILLIAM
HANSON, BARNEY
HARVEY, CLARENCE
HARVEY, MAURICE
HASKIM, GORDON
HASLEHURST, GLEN
HASLEHURST, ROY
HILL, JOHN E.B.
HINDLE, GORDON
HURD, BENJAMIN
HURD, DOUGLAS
HURD, EARL KENNETH *
HURD, STEPHEN
HURD, WILLIAM ISAAC
HURD, WILLIAM T. *
HURD, WINSTON
JOHNSON, NAYMEN
KEATING, RALPH
LAWSON, FRANK
MACHIN, GEORGE
McCAFFARY, HARRIETTE
McEWEN, J. MELVILLE "MEL"
McEWEN, PHILLIP W.
McEWEN, SAMMIE
McKEOWN,  GEORGE

McKEOWN, JUSTIN
MOORE, HERBERT L. "BERT"
MOORE, DALTON
MOORE, DERRYL
MOORE, R. KEMPTON
MOORE, WM. F. ALLAN
MURPHY, JAMES
PARTON, WILLIAM
PHILLIPS, CECIL
PHILLIPS, LORNE
PHIPPS, CHARLES
QUACKENBUSH, LORNE
QUACKENBUSH, HAROLD
QUACKENBUSH, IVAN
QUINN, HAROLD
QUINN, LESTER
QUINN, LLOYD
REID, SAMUEL
ROBINSON, MERVIN
SAUDER, LORNE *
SIMPSON, ALAN
SMITH, BURTON
SPIERS, GORDON
STANLEY, KEITH
STANLEY, WESLEY

TAIT, ROBERT
TAYLOR, IVAN
TAYLOR, MERLE
THOMPSON, AUBREY R.
THOMPSON, HAROLD
THOMPSON, HOWARD L.
VOWELS, CLIFFORD
VOWELS, EDWARD "TED"
VOWELS, LLOYD
VOWELS, WILLIAM
WALLER, EDWIN
WOODS, HUBERT
BAXTER, DARIL
BOOTLAND, WILLIAM
BRENNAN, CHARLES P.
ENGLAND, GERALD T.
ENGLAND,  IRENE D.
FINNEY, WALTER J.
FINNEY, ETHEL
FOSBERRY, KEN
GREVES, GEORGE
HALDENBY, FRED
HASKIM, PERCY

( * - KILLED IN ACTION)
 












Thursday, 7 July 2016

Saugeen First Nation



Location:  Bruce County   N 44 30.759  W 81 19.714
On the north side of Regional Road 21, in front of the band office.
 

The Saugeen First nation has a proud history of members from this band volunteering to fight for our country in every corner of the world.  From the First World War to service in the U.S. Armed Forces, the band has been well represented as brave fighters.
The stone cairn has three plaques, with the names of those who volunteered for service.  On top of the cairn is a white cross with the words "Lest We Forget" to remind all those who pass by of the sacrifices made by this community.



Marker text:
Front:
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
MEMBERS OF SAUGEEN INDIAN RESERVE
WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE
1939-1945 WITH CANADA'S FIGHTING FORCES

AHAYABA, ARTIVAN
ANOQUOT, JERRY
BESITO, AMBROS
BESITO, IVAN
BESITO, JAMES
BESITO, SYLVESTER
CAMERON, ALFRED,
CAMERON, JOSEPH JR.
CAMERON, WILLIAM
COOK, PETER
CROWELL, BEVERLY
HENRY,  JOHN
HENRY, RUSSELL
HENRY, STANELY
ISSAC, CLIFFORD
ISSAC, HERBERT
JAMES, ALFRED
JAMES, EDWARD
JONES, HARRY
JOHN, ARTHUR
JOHN, ERNEST
JOHN, MORRIS
JOHNSTON, WESLEY
JOSHUA, GILBERT
KAHGEE, ALVIN
KAHGEE, EDISON

KAHGEE, EDWARD
KAHGEE, ELMER
KAHGEE, HECTOR
KAHGEE, OLIVER
KAHBEJEE, JOHN
KEWAGESHIG, RUPERT
KEWAQUOM, ARCHIE
KEWAQUOM, RUSSELL
KEWAQUOM, WILSON
KEWAQUOM, WALTER
MASON, JAMES
NAGUM, ISSAC
NASHKEWA, DONALD
NASHKEWA, DIXON
NASHKEWA, ISSAC
NAHSKEWA, ROBERT
NAWASH, JOSEPH
NAWASH, PHYLLIS
NAWASH, STAFFORD
NOON, WILLIAM
RITCHIE, AUSTIN
RITCHIE, HARRY
RITCHIE, LLEWELLYN
RITCHIE, MILTON
RITCHIE, NESLON
RITCHIE, WILLIAM S.

ROOT, ALEX
ROOT, CRAWFORD
ROOT, EDWAR
ROOT, ISSAC
ROOT, LEONARD
ROOT, MILTON
ROOT, URIEL
SOLOMON, BASIL
SOLOMON, EDGAR
SOLOMON, LLOYD
SOLOMON, MATTHEW
SOLOMON, PATRICK
SOLOMON, STEWART
SOLOMON, WILLIAM
THOMPSON, ALFRED
THOMPSON, CHARLES
THOMPSON, HARVEY
THOMPSON, PETER
THOMPSON, RUSSELL
THOMPSON, WILFORD
THOMPSON, WILLIAM
WAHBEZEE, RAYMOND
WELLINGTON, ANDREW
WESLEY, GARFIELD
WESLEY, PERCY
WILLIAMS, ELIAS
 



 
Right side:
1914-1918 ROLL OF HONOUR

AKIWENZIE, ISSAC *
AKIWENZIE, LESLIE *
ANOQUOT, JERRY
BESITO, DAVID
BESITO, ELIAS
BESITO, JAMES
CAMERON, JOSEPH
CAMERON, PERCY
JAMES, EDWARD
JAMES, JESSE
JOHN, CHARLIE
JOHN, JOSEPH
JOHN, WILLIAM S.
KAHBEJEE, JOHN
KEBASHKUNG, LAZARUS
KEWAQUOM, ALBERT
KEWAQUOM, CHRISTOPHER
MITCHELL, ELIAS
MADAWAYOSH,  H.W.

MASON, HENRY
MARTIN, JOHN
MITCHELL, DAVID
MITCHELL, WELLINGTON
MOSES, ELIJAH
NASHKEWA, DAVID
NASHKEWA, EDDIE
NAWASH, ADAM
NAWASH, ALFRED
NAWASH, DANIEL
NAWASH, DAVID
NAWASH, GEORGE
PETONOQUOT, JOSEPH
PETONOQUOT, PAUL
PETONOQUOT, THOMAS
RITCHIE, FRANCIS
RITCHIE, PETER
RITCHIE, WILLIE JR.
MITCHELL, SOLOMON

ROOT, ALEX
ROOT, JOSEPH
SHAWBEDEES, ISAIAH
SHAWBEDEES, WALTER
SIGNOCK, DANIEL
SOLOMON, HENRY
SOLOMON, MATTHEW
SOLOMON, ROBERT
STEVENS, MELVIN
SIMON, WILLIAM
WAHBEGONA, ELIJAH
WAHBEGONA, PETER
WAHBEZEE, ELIJA
WESLEY, JOHN
WILLIAMS, ALBERT
WILLIAMS, ELIAS
WILLIAMS, JOSIE
WILLIAMS, PAUL
YABEH, JOHN H.

*DISTINGUISHED CONDUCT MEDAL
 



 
Left side:
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

KOREAN WAR
ANOQUOT, ORMAND
ROOTE, NORMAN
ROOT, WINFORD

CANADIAN ARMED FORCES
RITCHIE, HARVEY
SOLOMON, ARNOLD
SOLOMON, ORLYN

UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES
VIET NAM WAR
GEORGE, CLAYTON - UNITED STATES ARMY
MANDAWOUB, CLARENCE - UNITED STATES MARINES

PERSIAN GULF, BIERUT, LEBANON
JOHN WARREN - UNITED STATES MARINES

SOMALIA
ROOTE, R. RYAN - UNITED STATES MARINES
RITCHIE, JAMES - UNITED STATES ARMY
JOHN, BRYANT - UNITED STATES MARINES
JOHN, PERRY - UNITED STATES MARINES
ROOTE, JASON - UNITED STATES MARINES
ROOTE, PHILLIP A. - UNITED STATES MARINES








Saturday, 2 July 2016

Tweed



Location:  Hastings County   N 44 28.392  W 77 18.500
In Tweed Memorial Park, east side of Victoria Street S (Highway 37), at the south end of town.
 

The Memorial Park in Tweed is host to two beautiful memorials.
The first and more traditional is the standard granite cenotaph dedicated to those who gave their lives in the two World Wars.  The names of the men lost are engraved in the base of the memorial, and the Korean War is also recognized, although no local men where lost in that war.
The second and most recent memorial is dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.  The statue is that of a baying wolf, carved from local white marlbe, mounted on a base of granite.  The statue was carved and donated by Paul E. Shier, a noted local carver.  This memorial was made even more touching during my visit, by the photos and remembrance of a local soldier and hero, Pte. Micheal Bruce Freeman, who was killed in Afghanistan on December 26th, 2008 by a roadside bomb.  A fitting reminder that our local heroes are still paying the price for our freedom, one hundred years after the Great War.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 428 sponsors both of these memorials and leads the community in honouring our fallen soldiers and all those who have served.
 




Marker text:
Cenotaph:
1914-1918      1939-1945

DEDICATED TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND TO THE MEMORY
OF OUR CITIZENS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE
OF OUR COUNTRY

THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVERMORE

WORLD WAR I     1914 - 1918
PTE. PERCY BEAUMONT
DVR. FORD ELLIOTT
SGT. PERCY GODFREY
PTE. ARCHIE GREER
PTE. WILLIAM HENNESSY
BRUCE KELLER
LAWRENCE E. MAGERT
RICHARD P. MARLIN
PTE. CHESTER D. McCONNELL

PTE. JOHN NOLAN
PTE. FRANK ORR
LT. HARRY RATH   DFC.
PTE. CHARLES A. SHAW
CAPT. LUTHER SILLS   MD
PTE. HARMON SIMMONS
KEN E. SOMERVILLE
PTE. HARRY VILLENEUVE
PTE. JAMES WOODCOCK


WORLD WAR II     1939 - 1945
PTE. JEROME ALLORE
PTE. EUGENE CASSIBO
PTE. OAKLEY CASSIBO
PTE. TEDDY DREW
CPL. ROSS DUGGAN
SGT. FRANK KEILTY
GNR. C.D. KLEINSTEUBER
PTE. THOMAS L. LATON
CAPT. DON McCREA

SPR. C.C. RASHOTTE
PTE. L. RASHOTTE
TPR. R.M. RASHOTTE
SGT. BERT REYNOLDS
PTE. EDWARD THOMPSON
PTE. ORVIL THOMPSON
PTE. TEDDY THOMPSON
CAPT. DONALD B. WHYTOCK
SGT. M. WILSON

KOREAN WAR
1950      1953
 
 
 



 
Afghanistan memorial:
"LEST WE FORGET"
CANADA'S SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN
2002 - 20011

This memorial is erected to honour
Canada's soldiers who gave their lives in
the service of peace in Afghanistan

The sculpture of "The Guardian"
was rendered by Paul E. Shier
who generously presented it to the
Municipality of Tweed to stand as a
reminder to all Canadians of the
sacrifice made by members
of the Canadian Forces.