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150 MILE REALTY In memory of our courageous veterans.

Lest we Forget those who

Gerry & Ron Ablitt 150 Mile Centre

Ph: 250-296-0080 Fax: 250-296-3621

In remembrance and honour of those who serve past and present

Sgt. Mary Clements

A.R.S. Enterprises Ltd. 1075 N. Mackenzie Ave.

1921 - 2009 Served in Yorkshire, England. #6 Bomber Group 1942-1945.

Roy Stewart Clements

Cpl. Roy Clements

1921-2000 Served in RCAF Marine Section “Coast Watch” 1941-1945.

Gunner of the 4th Division. Ammunition column. Canadian Field Artillery. Born Dec. 3, 1893. Died Oct. 31, 1917. Buried Potijze, Belgium.

Lt. Marion Leslie Corless

Robert Court

(250) 392-3522

Keep the memory alive.

250-392-7455 • 234 Borland Street

We will always remember the sacrifices you’ve made.

Lieutenant John D. Corless

Troup Leader, 17th Armored Regiment, was awarded Croix de Guerre avec Etoile d’Argent for exceptional bravery during the battle for Caen in the liberation of France. He served five years.

Lieutenant O/T Marion Leslie Corless, #24 Canadian Hospital, Canadian Army Overseas, Smallfield, Surrey, England. Served three years.

F/O Robert A. Court, enlisted RCA 1940, transferred to RCAF 1941, completed ops as a bomber pilot with the RAF, discharged 1945.

318 N. Broadway, Williams Lake • 250-398-3328

And I’m proud to be Canadian, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. - Lee Greenwood

For information or to schedule a personal visit, contact Laurette at 250.305.3318 or 1455 Western Ave.

Weldon Cropley

Served 1942-1946. Operated brengun carrier in 7th British Armored Division. Received France Germany Star & Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

Herb Dell

1922 - 2002 Joined the Army 1941. Sent overseas in 1943 to England and Europe. Returned to Canada in 1946 & discharged 1946.

Lest we forget the men and women in our armed forces who fought for our freedom and continue to protect it.

Cpl. Matthew Freeman

Lord Strathcona Royal Canadians CFB Edmonton

In remembrance of the men and women who fought for our freedom.

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fought for our freedom.... building communities together Central Cariboo - Williams Lake Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Phone: (250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636

To those who serve We thank you!

North Cariboo – Quesnel #102 – 410 Kinchant Street Phone: (250) 992-7400

South Cariboo – 100 Mile House 175 Airport Road Phone: (250) 395-3838

Donald Stewart Allan

1919 - 2000 Served in United Kingdom, with Rocky Mnt. Rangers. Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, Italy Star, 1935 - 45 Star.

Roy Blake

Went overseas on the Queen Elizabeth in 1942 with Third Division. Served in Signal Corps in England, then Italy until his discharge in 1945.

George Albert Buckland

1895 - 1977 Went overseas in 1915. Served as horseman & dispatch rider. Vctory march into Germany in 1918. Returned in January 1919.

We will never forget what you have done for our country. Home is where the Heart is



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Robert Hunter Jackson

Clifford Orestes Hammond Joined at Exhibition Park, Vancouver in 1915 with the artillary. Wounded twice by shrapnel, was a teamster, 6 horse teams hauling guns. Later transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders infantry. Returned in 1919, died in 1924 from the effects of poison gas.

Lorentz William Hembroff

Warrant Officer 2nd Class Stationary Engineer. Passed 1999 in Courtenay, B.C. married to May Cormier, May and Bill met during wartime in Moncton New Brunswick.

Served overseas with the Seaforth Highlanders in WWII, 1939 - 1945. Married Joan Dawson from Brighton, England. In May, 1943 his troop was sent to Sicily and then Italy. Bob returned to Vancouver in 1945 and moved to Williams Lake in 1953. Bob passed away Sept. 24, 2002.


315G Yorston Street

With deep respect and lasting gratitude to those who served our country.

366 Yorston Street

William H. Jackson

Private Lance Corporal. Joined the army in 1939 at 20 years old. Served in Canada, United Kingdom and Continental Europe. Recieved the Canadian Volunteer Service Metal and Clasp France and Germany Defence Medal, 1939-1945 Star.

Brothers Norman & Gordon Jakel Gordon from Alexis Creek now in Williams Lake, he is 92 years old. Served in WWII in armed forces, overseas for the most part. Norman, deceased in 1989, retired in Kelowna. He received the Military Medal for Bravery in the field, returned to Canada in 1945.

Thank you to those who protect our Country and Freedom

Floyd F. Johnson

1910 - 1992 joined the Army in 1939 and served five years. He was in the Tank Corps as a gunner. Injured many times and considered himself lucky to make it home. Member of Legion #139.

Heroism is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.


In honour of the men and women who fought for our freedom. Donna Barnett, MLA

Honestly driven. 25 Borland Street, Williams Lake


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Phone 250-305-3800 • Toll Free 1-866-305-3804 #301 - 383 Oliver Street, Williams Lake

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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed For Our Freedom

Lest we Forget the sacrifices

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Take time to honour those who served so faithfully

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Cpl. John Tim Knowles

Sgt. Benjamin Peter Kopp

Pvt. Joseph Bernard Hayes Enlisted on Feb 3, 1943, Honourably Discharged on Nov.12,1943 due to health conditions. Served in Canada and Britain.

Joined Army in 1941. Basic training at Vernon with B.C. Dragoons. Served overseas in Italy and Holland in the Tank Corps. Wounded in Nijmegen, Holland sent home in 1945.

Oct. 2, 1915 - May 10, 1942 (Mothers Day). Received Gold Operational Wings. Pilot of a Willington Bomber, missing and presumed dead following a bomb over Egypt.

Pilot John Walter Kopp

Archie Krauter

Phoebe Krauter

To the Canadian Veterans who served our great country... We remember.

To all the veterans who served our country... Thank You Serving you since 1985

1920 - 1945. Received Gold Operational Wings. Bombing instructor and pilot of Lancaster Bomber. Missing and presumed dead following a raid over Germany.

L/Cpl, RCEME, 1940 - 1946. Landed in Europe on D-Day Plus 6, was in Holland during the liberation. Brother of Phoebe Krauter

Clarence LaBounty

William LaBounty

RCAF (W.D.) Enlisted April 1943 in Vancouver, received 20 words per min. certificate. Posted Sea Is. and Comox. Discharged 1945. Sister of Archie Krauter.

74 S 1st Ave • 250-392-4498 • 1-800-667-0041

Honouring those who’ve served our country... lest we forget Williams Lake & District CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “THE VOICE OF BUSINESS”

Phone: 250-392-5025 Toll Free: 1-877-967-5253 1660 South Broadway

1918 - 1988 Springhouse, B.C. WWII served with Princess Patricia Light Infantry. Injured front line in Italy, came home an amputee - lost his leg. He was a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 97.

Oliver, B.C. Legion Branch 97. Born at Springhouse 96 years ago. Served 4 years with the Army Engeners Core Europe,was in England on his way home to Canada when V.E. Day came.


We remember and honour those who have served. Larry & Dianne Hargrove, Owners/Managers

250-296-4515 #10 Settler Place, 150 Mile House

Lieutenant Hugh Lambe

1921 - 2006 1942 went overseas with Lake Superior Regiment. 1944 in York, England, wounded in Belgium. Transferred to Westminister Regiment in Holland. Returned home on the Queen Mary 1946.

They have sacrificed for our freedom.

We honour those we’ve lost and those who continue to serve.

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Veterinary Hospital 306 N. Broadway, Williams Lake 250-398-8253 •

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they made for us....

In memory of those who so bravely defended our freedom. Joseph LaPrairie

1923 - 1976 Enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces - Queen’s Own Rifles in 1941. Served overseas with the Transport division in England and Germany.

Len Levitt WWII

Two Canadian Regiments Carlton and York & The Queen’s Own Camerons. Injured in Italy - fell in love in Belgium.

Bob Macalister

Nov. 1, 1915 - March 23, 2009 Macalister, B.C. / Victoria, B.C. Served 1943 - 1946.

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With deep respect and lasting gratitude we reflect upon the deeds of those who served.

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Orville Albert McKay Served in WWI 1914 - 1918

Bud McLean

Royal Canadian Navy, 1944 to 1947. Served aboard Tribal Class Destroyer on Atlantic Convoys. Graduated British Commando for War in Pacific. Owned and operated Hunting / Fishing Lodge at Chilko Lake, B.C.

Corporal Jeff Skea

We honour those who have served to protect us.

Five years as signaller with 1PPCLI. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2009/10 with Task Force 3-09, Op Athena. Currently in training with the RCAF as an airborne eletronic sensor operator.

Behind the 150 Husky Centre

Thank you to all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Lieutenant Bill Spear

Troup Leader #9 Squadron, 17th Armored Regiment. During the battle for Caen (at Buron Normandy) Bill’s right arm was blown off by a shell from a German Panther Tank.

Pt. Brad W. Taylor

Joined the CAF in 2009. Member of 3 PPC LI, Edmonton, Alberta. Currently serving his first 10 month deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Tpr. William Edward Walters 1908 - 1978 Served in Army 1943 1946. Over seas with C.A.C. (Recce). Awarded Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp Star of France, Germany and Continental Europe.

We salute our Veterans on Remembrance Day and every day. For their courage and dedication, so we may enjoy our freedom.

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we will remember. The Station House #1 Mackenzie Ave N foot of Oliver St.) and Gift Shop (at the250-392-6113


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“Lest we forget” We will remember them.


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Honour those who have served.

Lest we Forget our brave

250-398-7026 1170 South Mackenzie Ave.

To those dedicated servicemen and women, we say thank you. Joe Borkowski

Delainey’s Centre Mall, 271 Oliver St.


RCAF 1943 - 1946. Served in Canada and in U.K. with 411 Sub Patrol Squadron in Northern Ireland. Died July 1983.

Sgt. John Borkowski

Tony Borkowski

Served in the RCAF from 1941 - 1946 in Canada, U.K., India and Burma. In S.E. Asia he was with 436 “Elephant” Squadron, air lifting supplies to the 14th Army until V.J. Day.

Served in the RCAF from 1942 - 1945 and was a trained aircraft mechanic. He was posted to several RCAF stations in Western Canada Died Dec. 1984.

E.G. (Tony) Woodland

W.R. (Ralph) Woodland

In Memory Of Our Veterans 190 A. Oliver Street • 250-392-1164 Dr. Rudy Wassenaar

Our gratitude will forever be to those who gave so much for the freedom of so many.

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Forever in our hearts, we remember and honour those who gave so much. Ltd.

V.R. (Roy) Woodland

After completing his training in the RCMP he joined the Canadian Air Force. He was an officer. Saw action in India, North Africa and Burma. Returned to Canada at the end of the war.


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Woodland Jewellers 1055 S. Mackenzie Ave.

250-392-3195 • 1-877-392-3195

1941 - 1945 Signalman in the 8th Princess Louise New Brunswick Hussars. Serving in Africa, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Britain.

Lest we forget

We remember those who sacrificed to protect our freedom.

Williams Lake Airport • Springhouse Airpark 108 Mile Airport • Quesnel Airport


1914 - 1918 enlisted in Canadian Army and sent overseas. Was a member of his regimental band and held the rank of Sergeant. Saw action in Belgium and France. Was gassed at Paschendale and sent home.

Our gratitude will forever be to those who gave so much for the freedom of so many.

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Let Us Remember Them



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250-392-3301 36 N Broadway

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Their names will live forever. Alternative Funeral Services

Phone: 250-398-9100 • Fax: 250-398-9175 308 - 35 South 2nd Ave., Williams Lake

Above Bank of Montreal • Please Phone for Appointment

Thank you veterans, we appreciate you.

Katherine Elizabeth Wiersman,

resident of the WL Seniors Village. Now as Betty Barlow, served in the Women’s Army Corp at the age of 17 in WWII. Served for 2 1/2 years. Betty had two brothers, one went overseas the other had asthma, he could not join the army so Betty joined on his behalf.

Fred Vedan (left), woman (unknown) and Frank Bones (right).

Fred Vedan joined the army in Vancouver in 1942. In March 1943 he was shipped to England to join the Calgary Highlanders where shortly thereafter, he transferred to the Westminister Regiment. He then fought in the Battle at Casino, Italy. His Major, T.K. Mahoney won the Victoria Cross for this great battle at Casino, Italy. After that he went to Holland for the final battle of the war where it ended in 1945.

Two minutes of silence to show we care.

250-392-5078 • 497 N. 11th Ave.

Remembering the men and women and the sacrifices they made. Supporting our soldiers overseas.

Ladies’ Auxiliary Branch No. 139 The Royal Canadian Legion Pacific Command

Matheson Frank

Canadian Signal Corp, 3rd Canadian Infantry Div. France & Germany 1944 - 1946

Lest We Forget Denise Ivens

Small Business Advisor

TD Canada Trust

101 - 2nd Avenue 250.305.2975 Ext. 234

Lest we forget, Lest we forget!

Lest We Forget In memory of those who so bravely defended our country 250-305-2251 84 N. Broadway, Williams Lake

Atwood/Yorston Medical Clinic Lower Level, 145 South 4th Avenue 250-392-2922 • 1-866-327-8678


Mobile Audio Service

On Site WORKSAFE BC Hearing Test

Ron Malmas, Manager Funeral Director/Embalmer

David Wilson Funeral Director/Embalmer

250-392-3336 • 180 Comer Street

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Veterans’ Week November 5 to 11 Calendar of Events... Please Join Us November 11, 2012 9:00 am - Doors open at the Gibraltar Room 9:30 am - Colour Party and Veterans assemble at the Gibraltar Room 10:00 am - Service at the Gibraltar Room 11:00 am - Two minute wave of silence at the Cenotaph followed by laying of wreaths After the Parade We invite the community to attend your local Branch #139 Legion for lunch, fellowship and memories following the service. There will be a variety of entertainers, as well as the annual 4 pm Beef Dip provided by Save On Foods. Refreshments for all young parade participants will be available in the Legion Lower Hall. If you require further information, desire a ride to the service or a wreath, please contact the Branch at 250-392-7311 or 250-392-4255.



Branch #139 of the Royal Canadian Legion is again soliciting donations and public support for its Annual Poppy Drive and Remembrance Day Ceremonies. The public is encouraged to attend the ceremonies at the Gibraltar Room and at the Cenotaph.

Lest We Forget 2012

November 08, 2012  

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