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True and Fascinating Canadian History

RCMP Crest

In Memory of RCMP Members on The Honour Roll
Died While Serving.
Courtesy of Sheldon Boles. Vets Vancouver, BC


Vet of the Month

Fond Recollections of Friends Not Forgotten

This is our 'Vet of the Month' segment. Here are stories of Veterans -- young Vets and some much younger. Some stories may not seem too spectacular for most of us live average lives. Yet, some lives are not so ordinary.

Begin, for instance, with our members who served Canada in war. We can be very proud of them -- many sacrificed their lives for Canada. They did not come home. They are buried under foreign soil; South Africa, Vimy, Italy, Belguim, Ireland and England. Due to long distances, loved ones from Canada cannot easily visit them. Others were lost at sea. RIP.

The incribed names on the RCMP Honour Roll at 'Depot' remind us of the members who lost their lives mostly on Canadian soil. Some members died in foreign countries while also in the performance of RCMP international police duties. Families have been forever changed -- happiness replaced by questions which have no answers. Loneliness has no love. RIP.

Everyone's life has peaks which stir interest in us. Here, we pause to recall someone within our family or maybe a friend who influenced our life in some way. We cannot help but reflect back to the time, place and the valuable lessons which they imparted to us. RIP.

Vets, members, families and friends are invited to participate in the 'Vet of the Month'. Please send me your story and photos for inclusion in the 'Vet of the Month' website segment.

The first 'Vet of the Month' story will be released on the 135th anniversary of the Force which is May 23, 2008.

A story of a different Vet will be released every month thereafter.





Vet of the Month

2017


November

Constable William G. Boorman. Reg.#12093

December

Coming soon...

September

Constable David Ross. Reg.#54868

October

Corporal Patrick Joseph Ryan. Reg.#2223

July

Staff Sergeant Garnet M. Mowatt. Reg.#19583

August

Commendations Justly Awarded

May

Corporal Randell Scott Leamen. Reg.#35186

June

Commissioner Maurice Jean Nadon. O.484

March

Staff Sergeant Kenn W. Barker. Reg.#14375

April

Corporal George Maxwell Bailey. Reg.#4978

January

Commissioner Stuart Taylor Wood. O.171

February

Superintendent Gilbert Edward Sanders. O.52

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Vet of the Month

2016


November

Constable Arthur Raymond Vincent. Reg.#4888

December

Sergeant Reginald Waldo James. Reg.#12613

September

RCMP Vets as Canadian Volunteers

October

Superintendent Richard Burton Deane. O.49

July

Constable Leo Francis Cox. Reg.#9818

August

Superintendent Charles Constantine. O.79

May

Constable Malcolm Morrison. Reg.#3819

June

Sergeant Mark Charles Gallagher. Reg.#46470

March

Chief Superintendent Eric Porter. O.381

April

Superintendent Daniel G. Thompson. O.646

January

Constable Dereck Danells. Reg.#47041

February

Sergeant-Major Harold A. Hunter. Reg.#12088

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Vet of the Month

2015


November

Vets of a Golden Age

December

Superintendent Alexander S. McNeil. O.425

September

Sergeant James Lumb. Reg.#12851

October

Sergeant H. R. 'Rick' Parken. Reg.#24361

July

Corporal Leonard George Thacker. Reg.#10895

August

Chief, Robert M. Brent Crowhurst. Reg.#24968

May

Sergeant Major Edward Hilliam. Reg.#2983

June

Constable Charles H. O. Lloyd. Reg.#13023

March

Staff Sergeant Fred Rasmussen. Reg.#20113

April

Superintendent Richard Burton Deane. O.49

January

Assistant Comm'r. R. C. G. Williamson. O.532

February

Corporal Charles George Fairman. Reg.#9520

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2014


November

Constable Basil C. Conroy Warde. Reg.#4989

December

Assistant Commissioner R. M. Culligan. O.731

September

Constable Lewis James Byers. Reg.#4574

October

Cst. Gordon Frederick Counsell. Reg.#11298

July

Sergeant Thomas W. Foster. Reg.#16602

August

Constable John Newton Murray. Reg.#12036

May

RCMP Chaplain Archbishop M. C. O'Neill

June

Sergeant Harold George Searle. Reg.#14011

March

Superintendent W. F. MacRae. O.645

April

Assistant Commissioner H. P. Tadeson. O.515

January

Deputy Comm'r. George L. Jennings. O.147

February

Sergeant Jimmy Coughlin. Reg.#12511

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2013


December

Corporal Donald M. Gavin. Reg.#23693

November

Sergeant Major Harry Henry Lett. Reg.#3156

September

A WWII Vet Passes Away

October

Constable G. R. Pearkes, VC. Reg.#5529

July

A CSM Passes Away

August

Sergeant F. C. Douglas. WWI. Reg.#11322

May

The RCMP Celebrates its 140th Anniversary

June

Staff Sergeant James R. McFarland. Reg.#12402

March

Constable Archilles Rouleau. Reg.#497

April

Special Constable Stanley Kubin

January

Staff Sergeant E. J. Ruttan. Reg.#14040

February

Constable Gregory J. Pichler. Reg.#45032

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2012


January

Constable John Edey. Reg.#3883

February

No Ordinary Tailor

March

Those Who Lie In Unmarked Graves

April

Sergeant W. J. MacLellan Reg.#20576

May

Sergeant D. G. Holmes. Reg.#23464

June

Chief Superintendent Doug Coates. O.1875

July

Constable George Ernest Willmett. Reg.#4584

August

Vets of a Very Memorable Variety

September

A Memorable Vet With Legs

October

Great Apples in an Orchard of Inspiration

November

Constable Adrian Oliver. Reg.#57673

December

A Very Dear Troopmate, Christmas And A Baby

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2011


January

Constable John Kidd. Reg.#9221

February

Corporal Ernest Henderson, Reg.#11912

March

The Mad Trapper
Part I : A Long Awaited Parcel Arrives

April

The Mad Trapper
Part II : RCMP Inspector A. N. Eames

May

The Mad Trapper
Part III : An Ottawa Memorial Service

June

Vet Month June

July

Vet Month July

August

Vet Month August

September

Constable Grenville Ingle. Reg.#9639

October

S/Constable Edwin Jefferey Bowen. S/0107

November

Civilian Member Elsie M. Ernest-Nesbitt. C/580

December

Staff Sergeant Bruno 'Bud' Toews, Reg.#15594

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2010


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January

Telegrapher & Seaman. Reg.#12556, N. Terrio

February

Staff Sergeant R. Robertson. Reg.#11901

March

Constable William Bennett Holtsbaum. Reg.#5953

April

Staff Sergeant William Haslett. Reg.#1649

May

Constable William John Henderson. Reg.#7501

June

Corporal Robert Gordon Teather. Reg.#26112

July

Constable George Henderson. Reg.#1032

August

Staff Sergeant William G. Morley. Reg.#7700

September

Staff Sergeant James 'Patsy' Carroll. Reg.#515

October

Sergeant Samuel Wrigglesworth. Reg.#11079

November

Constable Amos Gordon Ferguson. Reg.#5905

December

Constable Samuel Leys Dustan. Reg.#10217

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2009


January

Constable Joseph Russell. Reg.#4173

February

S/Sgt. S. G. & Mrs. Agnes Clay. Reg.#4279

March

Constable John D. Mawhinney. Reg.#17452

April

Police Service Dog. Klia

May

Inspector W. Piercy. 0.62

June

S/S/M George F. Kent. Reg.#16666

July

Staff Sergeant James Colvin. Reg.#32

August

S/Constable Jerry Potts. Scout & Translator

September

Commissioner A. B. Perry. 0.44

October

Constable Willis Rhodenizer. Reg.#12690

November

Constable Charles J. Lennox. Reg.#1683

December

Constable Robert 'Bob' Kitchen. Reg.#20857

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2008


May

Sub Constable John T. Cherry. Reg.#o165

June

Superintendent Bramwell Smith. 0.657

July

Constable Frederick Rhodes. Reg.#9951

August

Sergeant Louis Romeo Dubuc. Reg.#10982

September

Constable George Saunder. Reg.#2112

October

Corporal Steven H. G. Margetts. Reg. #9826

November

Sergeant John Lindsay Wilson. Reg.#6020

December

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