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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Memories of First World War are being kept alive, passed on from one generation to the next.

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Veterans (left) and legion members marched along 224th Street to Memorial Peace Park to take part in Monday’s Remembrance Day service in Maple Ridge, while cadet members (below) guarded the cenotaph.

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Toby Fisher wants to pass along the tradition of Remembrance Day, a day to honour those who served their country, to his children, Konnor and Kourtney, so that they will pass it on to their children later. He brought his two young children to the Maple Ridge Remembrance Day service at Memorial Peace Park on Monday, as he does every year. “It’s our duty – it’s what we’re supposed to do,” Fisher said about honouring veterans. Fisher remembers hearing war stories from both his grandparents, especially his

granddad, who served during the Second world wars. World War. Angie remembered the cemeteries with On Monday, just before 11 a.m., pure white crosses and well-tended View thousands of people lined the garden plots and memorial plaques more streets of downtown Maple Ridge around the countryside, indicating photos along 224th Street, Memorial Peace the “huge respect” that the Belgians with Park and the ring road around it for have for those who served. this year’s Remembrance Day serThe couple even attended a vice, organized by the local Royal memorial service in Ypres, which or online Canadian Legion, Branch 88. takes place every evening in that Those lining the streets applaudtown. ed when the veterans marched The DeJong family hasn’t attendalong the streets to the service, and ed Remembrance Day ceremonies on the crisp autumn day dedicated very often in the past, but this year to veterans, the audience was reverent they came to the Maple Ridge service and respectful. – even though they live in Abbotsford Angie and Matt DeJong, who were at – because a friend was taking part. the ceremony with their daughter Emma, “We haven’t made it a habit, but we one, learned a lot about the First and should,” said Matt after the service. Second World Wars when they biked Lists of the fallen from Maple Ridge of through Belgium a few years ago. both the First World War and the Second They were surprised at the number World War were read aloud at the serof small war cemeteries in that country vice, and a special mention was made to where Canadian soldiers fought in both recognize the veterans of the Korean War.

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Veterans, emergency personnel, and service groups laid wreaths at the cenotaph in Maple Ridge.

Vibeke Jose’s late husband was a veteran of the Korean War and she came to the local Remembrance Day ceremony to “honour the dead.” The Maple Ridge resident was surprised to hear the special mention of the Korean War veterans at this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony. “The Korean veterans aren’t really recognized in the same was as other vets,” she said. Wreaths were laid at the cenotaph by dignitaries, the legion, the RCMP, emergency personnel, service organizations, and community groups. Some were standard wreaths, others were shaped as crosses, and still others were handmade.

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About 2,000 paid tribute at the cenotaph Monday morning.

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Nigel Tucker is organizing a fundraiser for the Santa Claus parade.

Parade supported A fundraiser will be held this Friday night at Burnett Fellowship Church, 20639 123rd Ave., Maple Ridge, at 8 p.m. to raise money for Maple Ridge’s Christmas in the Park and Santa Claus Parade. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Maple Ridge musician Nigel Tucker is organizing the event. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Leading seaman Adam Martin described it as an emotionally charged Remembrance Day ceremony at the Pitt Meadows cenotaph Monday. Back home on leave for a few days, the 26-yearold Maple Ridge man, along with Korean War veteran Jim Boyd took the salute during the parade. For Martin, it was the first service he’s been able to attend at home since enlisting in August 2006, and the last before he deploys early next year to serve on the HMCS Regina providing maritime security and counterterrorism operations in the Arabian Sea and the horn of Africa. The Westview graduate

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described himself as an “IT guy” who’s on board to keep the computerized systems and communications systems operating, and said it’s moments like this that make him proud he’s committed his career to the forces. Martin was one of an estimated 2,000 people

Ryan Powers shared similar sentiments, attending the services with his mother, and two-year-old daughter Alexis. The Pitt Meadows man served as a private with the third battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment stationed in Petawawa

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Four-year-old Maddison Keogh attended her first service and laid her first poppy at the Pitt Meadows cenotaph Monday, while leading seaman Andrew Martin (above) took the salute.

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who attended the Pitt Meadows services, anxious for the chance to remind people that Remembrance Day ceremonies are about paying tribute to all the “great” veterans, as well as recent and active soldiers fighting for this country’s freedom.

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The school district is increasing rents to recover costs. by Maria Rantanen mrantanen@mrtimes.com

An Albion Scout group with 14 beavers and 14 cubs is facing an increase in its rent – like other groups that are using school district facilities. Bruce Wilson, who is the deputy commissioner for the Three-Rivers Scouts, which covers Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Mission, will be making a presentation to the board of education on Wednesday evening with suggestions that he hopes will help support groups, like the scouts, who meet in schools. “We have a common objective – the development of Canadian youth, to develop them into citizens,” Wilson said. “We’ve been very successful at it for 100 years.” The scouts are currently paying $1 per hour for a multi-use room and $5 per hour for the gym. These fees are going up to $13.50 and $33.75 respectively. Church halls and other rental places aren’t as suitable for youth activities because of their design, Wilson said. “It is very difficult for these groups to find adequate facilities,” Wilson said. “Schools are built to suit children.”

Wilson said he’s done some research and will have suggestions for the board on how to raise some revenue, thereby allowing groups to continue meeting at schools. The school district is raising its rents for outside user groups starting Jan. 1 based on cost-recovery for non-profits. School board chair Mike Murray said the board should perhaps have looked at reviewing the rates a few years ago, and now when they have to raise them to cover expenses, the increases look “dramatic.” But the school district is in a “very difficult fiscal position,” the school board chair explained. Because the bulk of the costs for the school district is labour, often the choice they have is between someone being out of work or increasing revenues, Murray added. Last spring, the school district had a $5.6 million shortfall, and the board can expect a couple million dollar shortfall over the next few years again. The school district also has to cover a $900,000 wage increase for CUPE workers. “Let me emphasize, these are not changes we want to make,” Murray said. “These are changes we have to make.” The school district wants its facilities to be used, Murray said, and they will continue to market them. Irena Pochop, communi-

cations manager for the school district, said in the past year, the school district incurred $110,000 in costs for renting to youth non-profit groups. At their last meeting, the board of education decided not to look at other rates in other school districts. But Murray pointed out that the Kelowna school district, where his brother works as a secretarytreasurer, has rates that are similar to the ones that will take effect Jan. 1 in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows school district. The new rates were approved in June.

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Turn words into honour

With the pomp and ceremony of honour and remembrance still fresh in our minds, now is a good time to put our words and thoughts to action – to add weight to the honours. Now we need to do what can be done to reward the efforts of those who were willing to sacrifice everything for the rest of us. We’re thinking especially of the money that can be saved by stemming the flow of largesse through Canada’s senate – the money currently squandered on those who purport to serve Canada in the Upper House. Perhaps we can direct that money towards those who have proven – some with memories of trauma, some with lost limbs, others with lost sons or daughter – that they truly care about the country they have served. We can also honour our veterans and the lives sacrificed by those who never came home by repealing our increasing culture of personal reward. To take the argument back to the senate – and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford presents yet another prime example – we need to change the culture that has driven senators to apologize not so much for the travesties they have committed, but for getting caught. Canada’s citizenry has been complicit in this sea-change in social behaviour over the past few decades – since those names were inscribed on cenotaphs across the nation that have been the centre of attention the past few days. More and more, we allow ourselves to fudge past laws that we deem annoying or inconvenient, and only hold ourselves responsible when our transgressions are exposed. We are put out – as if it’s the police officer’s fault – when we are caught speeding. Cheating seems only a problem when unsuccessful. Corporate CEOs are revered for disregarding human worth beyond dollars and cents. Even sociopathic organized criminals are lauded in film and culture. We owe our veterans – and ourselves – a better society. – B.G.

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A friend was driving through the Europe would be something like Similkameen when he came across Maple Ridge sending about 400 the tiny town of Hedley (from and Pitt Meadows adding another whence the Abbotsford band 100 of our finest youngsters off to acquired its name). Afghanistan… never to return. With Remembrance Day (Today we would be sendapproaching, he particularly noted ing both men and women to the town’s prominent memorial their deaths, but otherwise, the to five young men who gave their numbers are quite comparative – lives for their country in the First about one sacrificed life for every World War. 200 community residents.) by Bob Groeneveld Being a visually oriented individTragically, as astounding as that ual – he is a professional photogrevelation seems, Hedley’s per rapher, after all – he took a piccapita war death rate (I don’t feel ture. And knowing it would pique like mincing words) was slightly my interest, he sent it to me. lower than Canada’s national And because I thought it might average, which has been calculatpique your interest – and perhaps ed to have closed out at the end emphasize a point germane to the of 1918 at slightly more than nine time of year – I’m sharing it with tenths of one per cent. you. That’s just a tad more than nine Now, considering the huge casbody bags per 1,000 population. ualty list accrued in the conflict These days, our soldiers are that engulfed much of the world better equipped, and the fighting from late August of 1914 (everyresults in far fewer deaths per one expected the war to be over battle. The nation is driven to by Christmas) until the armistice tears – and rightly so! – at even Keepsakes Photography photo was officially signed at 11 a.m. on a single death in modern conflict. November 11, 1918, five doesn’t seem a particuOverall, action in Afghanistan cost Canada the larly large number. lives of 158 service personnel… but a number of But Hedley is today a town of perhaps 500 single battles between The Great War’s trenches people. During its mining heyday, just prior to claimed as many, or several times as many The Great War that called young men to arms Canadian lives – not counting allied comrades or from across Canada, there were about 1,000 the devastation wreaked on “the enemy.” souls living in the town and its surrounds. Battle casualties were in some cases numbered Considering normal interactions within comin the tens of thousands. munities – and especially in smaller ones – it is Remembrance Day has passed. likely that every single person living in that town But don’t stop remembering. at the time those young men hauled their gear When you see one of those war memorials in off to war had a reasonably close personal relaa small town – or in your own town – don’t look tionship with at least one of them, or certainly the other way. And don’t just look and sigh with with one or another member of their families. sadness, either. Read the names. Read them all. To put it into a more current perspective, Once upon a time, they were the future. And Hedley’s loss of five young men to the fighting in they gave that up to give us ours.

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Join in and have some fun with Who Am I? This Facebook feature is part of a twice-weekly TIMES giveaway, where readers are asked to identify people from this community’s distant and recent past. This week, we’re asking who this group of people is? Readers can “Like Us” on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/ MapleRidgePittMeadowsTIMES) and answer correctly before 9 a.m. Friday to be entered. Tracy Sutton correctly identified last week’s subject as the late George Pocock, a First World War veteran. See the related story about Pocock on page A13 of today’s edition. Sutton, along with all others who correctly answered, is entered in a grand-prize draw.

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The subway in London is a truly marDear Editor, velous transit system. During the W.A.C. Bennet regime, a new The very thought of the long drive into bridge crossing the Fraser River was ordered: Vancouver every day gives me a pain in the the Port Mann Bridge. It was supposed to be wallet. adequate for many years. Scan A SkyTrain might take 30 or 35 By two or three years ago, it was with minutes from Maple Ridge to downdeemed to be inadequate, due to town Vancouver, while the trip, the number of people now living in return via automobile, would take the Fraser Valley. So a new one was about three hours a day. built, and in perhaps less than 40 Letters to And the automobile is neither years it, too, will be inadequate, and the Editor cheap nor convenient. Parking new bridge or tunnel will be agitated downtown is very expensive and for. buying another car and its upkeep is dreadThe construction companies must love it. fully costly. The Massey Tunnel was built some 56 As well, the befouled air is definitely not years ago, and is now deemed inadequate. welcome. The time has come – in fact, it is far past A SkyTrain cannot be any more expenthe time – when a first class transit system sive, outlasting a bridge by many years. must be built. Moreover, the land taken for yet another No doubt, it will be costly, yet in the long new road, plus the ramps on and off the run, it will turn out to be cheaper than endbridge, could be better used for housing. lessly building yet new bridges and more Meanwhile, the steady erosion of our roads. farmland has to stop, otherwise where will A transit system of the SkyTrain or underwe get our produce when there is a shortage ground varieties would be ever so much of arable land to grow our own veggies? more effective for moving people – cheaply. Does anyone remember when OPEC More automobiles mean more pollutants dramatically raised the price of oil? The in the air. price went from one ridiculous extreme to It is already bad enough as it is. The time of the auto simply must give way another. Could Mexico see that we will have to buy to a really effective transit system. our produce from them? You are guaranteed to pay much higher What you’re telling us prices, because we need produce, and no surprise if Mexico hikes the price of produce on Facebook as OPEC did its oil, since they’ll be the only game in town. Is this community doing enough to Robert W. Stirling, Maple Ridge take care of our homeless population? That question was put to our Facebook followers and we received a Odd Thoughts huge response. “I accept them as part of our community. I pray for them. I give what I can, within Dear Editor, my means. I wish the community would I applaud you for what is possibly the help more….” – Kassandra Antone best column you have ever written [See the dark side of the moon, Oct. 29 Odd “…As a society, we can only be judged by Thoughts, TIMES]. how we care for our weakest members. I Ordinarily, I have to plod through several think we are failing.” – Stephanie Hill paragraphs to get to whatever point it is you’re trying to raise. No, no, not this time! “…NO we don’t. There is little affordRight to it and, by gosh, right on. able accommodations, not enough free Am I missing something? Why are not meals available, mental health resources most of the newspapers throughout the waits are too long for those that want country railing about these matters, as well? help… I’m not sure about access to a hot Are they not concerned, or are they someshower, if they do that’s great if not they how in cahoots with the lot of them? should have.” – Kim Anderson I wonder, sometimes. Wayne Boylan, via email Share your views.

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The red bullseye has adorned the former Zellers building for months, but on Wednesday, Maple Ridge shoppers can finally walk through the doors and shop at the American retailer, Target. The store’s public relations manager Joanne Elson said Target can offer brands previously not available in Canada including Nate Berkus, Sonia Kashuk, Giada De Laurentiis and Shaun White. Target in Maple Ridge, which is more than 110,000 square feet in size, will contain a pharmacy, a Starbucks, apparel and accessories for men, women, and children, groceries, beauty products, personal care items, home decor, entertainment, electronics and more, explained Elson. The retail giant promises to offer a “one-stop shopping destination for stylish, quality products at unbeatable prices,” Elson said. “We have everything to meet guests’ needs and wants and look forward to delivering on our ‘expect more, pay less’ brand promise,” she added. Elson said that Target has had a “posi-

tive response” to the openings of its other locations in Canada. “We have seen a positive response to products and brands that are differentiated in the Canadian marketplace – stylish, quality products at unbeatable prices that guests can only find at Target,” she said. The Maple Ridge store will employ 130 people. Not all the Zellers locations were converted into a Target, but Elson said that they analyzed the data “in order to identify the sites that allow us to best provide an exceptional shopping experience.” Target gives away five per cent of its profits to communities, and the plan is to continue this initiative in Canada as well. “Last year Target partnered with six charities across Canada to get Canadians involved in the giving process with a focus on four causes: play, arts, food, and academic achievement,” Elson explained. “We are pleased to report that, thanks to Canadians, we reached our $1 million goal in less than three days.” The Maple Ridge staff has already started engaging with local organizations to discuss volunteer opportunities. The store is also involved in community work, for example, cleaning local parks, planting trees, and helping lowincome families and children with bagged lunches.

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Cat saved from garage blaze

Fire officials ruled a Thursday night fire in Maple Ridge as ‘accidental.’

“He initially put it out, or thought he had it out,” Spence explained. But half an hour to 40 minutes later, a fire started again. This time, the young man was unable to extinguish the blaze, and local fire Roxanne Hooper/TIMES crews were called in. by Roxanne Hooper The two-bay garage in this Dover The garage was gutted, rhooper@mrtimes.com Road home was gutted Thursday and the top floor above the Firefighters were able to evening during a blaze that started garage in the two-storey rescue the family cat from while the young homeowner was home received “significant a Maple Ridge home last smoke damage.” working on a car. week, after a blaze that There were no other started in the garage. humans home at the time of the fire, but The fire occurred just before 8 p.m. on Spence said his team was able to safely Thursday, in the 21800 block of Dover extract the family cat from inside the Road. house. The homeowner was working on a car The man was taken by ambulance to in the garage earlier in the evening when hospital, but later released. a small fire started, explained Maple Spence said the fire is classified as Ridge fire chief Dane Spence. “accidental.”

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Leaves add colour to fall

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unny days and chilly at you across huge parking nights in October lots. The variety euonymus trigger glorious leaf compactus can reach one colours, not only in and a half metres (five feet), trees but in vines, shrubs, if you let it. and ground-cover plants. Two other shrubs with Some bergenias flame bright fall foliage are the through the winter with red red chokeberry (Aronia melor purple leaves. anocarpa brilliantissima) If you want to acquire and the more compact black by Anne Marrison that type of bergenia, look chokeberry (aronia melanoAnne Marrison is happy to answer garden for ‘Autumn’ in the name carpa). Both are thick with questions. Send them to amarrison@shaw.ca or possibly ‘purpurea.’ But berries in autumn. regardless of foliage colour, bergenia is a The berries look tempting, but are very lovely plant, with leaves all year and pink bitter. They last all winter, until they’re flowers in spring – and it spreads, but not mellow enough for birds to eat. too fast, plus it is easy to split pieces off. Besides delicious berries, blueberries Another ground-cover with winter offer clusters of white bell-flowers in beauty, geranium macrorrhizum makes spring and reddish leaf colour, sometimes a dappled pattern of purplish and red with red stems, in the fall. In rural areas, leaves through cold weather. It’s a conbears are drawn to the berries. stant pleasure, with leaves year round, The Japanese maple (acer palmatum) is and pink flowers in summer. And it’s one of the most well-loved trees for brilalmost unkillable. liant fall colour. It has quite a few differOne gardener told me that she edged ent cultivars, but one of the most widely her driveway with the geranium. Her grown is ‘Bloodgood.’ teenage sons used to drive their cars over Mountain ash (sorbus aucuparia) trees it, and it thrived just the same. usually display yellow, reddish, and purpAnother rugged beauty is Virginia lish colours in their fall leaves, along with creeper (parthenocissus quinquefolia). It fruit which is usually red or orange. In develops spectacular red leaves in fall, some species the berries can be yellow, though it’s perhaps best to admire it in pinkish, or white. The red and orange a neighbour’s garden. The vine needs berries attract flocks of berry-eating birds. careful placement: on walls, it’s scarily Witch-hazels are generous with fall tenacious, and must be pruned away colour and add flowers in January when frequently from windows and doors. On there’s little else around. Hamamelis ‘paltrees, it puts down long droppers which lida’ has butter-yellow fragrant flowers in need to be cut before they root. winter and golden leaves in fall. Among fall foliage shrubs, one of the Hamamelis ‘Jelena’ has (non-fragrant) most popular is the burning bush (euonyorange blooms in winter and scarlet mus alata), with its leaves of a dense, leaves in fall, while ‘Diane’ has (non-fraemphatic red. Brilliant leaves are all it grant) coppery red flowers in January and does, but it’s the kind of red that yells bright red leaves in fall.

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November 12: Weavers

• Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild meets at Whonnock Lake Centre at 7:30 p.m. They welcome visitors, guests, and new or potential members interested in fibre arts. Info: Marie at 604-462-9059.

November 13: GoGos

• Golden Ears Gogos meet at the Maple Ridge Library, Alouette Room, at 6:30 p.m. The Gogos support the Stephen Lewis Foundation to aid grandmothers in Africa who are raising their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren. New members are welcome.

November 13: Art sale

• The Fraserview art group is holding an open house in hall A at 22610 116th Ave., Maple Ridge from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. There will be art work for sale.

November 13: Support

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Parkinson’s support group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at the seniors centre, 12150 224th St. This meeting is open to anyone with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or rpcoco@ telus.net, or Edith Elliott at 604-463-6018 or elliotte12@ telus.net.

November 14: Ex-service

• Ridge Meadows Ex-service Women’s Club meets at noon for lunch and at 1 p.m. for their business meeting. They meet at the Royal Canadian Legion, 12101 224th St.

November 14: Cycling

• The regular monthly meeting of The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Chapter of HUB: Your Cycling Connection runs from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library.

November 14: BIA • Wrap it Up Downtown Maple Ridge is back. From 5 to 9 p.m. businesses downtown will be putting on deals exclusively for Wrap it Up ticket holders. Tickets cost five dollars, which will go to a local kids’ charity. There is also a raffle with many great prizes including a $250 downtown shopping spree. Visit www.

DowntownMapleRidge.ca to find out where to buy tickets, and for more information.

November 14-16: Sale

• The Friends of the Library hold their annual fall book sale at the Maple Ridge Library, #130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Sale hours are Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday,

Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 604-467-7417.

November 15-17: Art

• Garibaldi Art Club holds its fall show and sale at the Fraserview Village Hall with 200 original paintings on display in different media. The hall is at 22610 116th Ave. Opening night is Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The show continues Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 16: Crafts

• St. Patrick’s School Cropand-Create-a-thon takes place on Saturday, Nov. 16, and tables are available for rent. The cost is $45 per person and includes ample space for crafting for 12 hours. Info: Gen at genlopez@shaw. ca or call 778-386-7678. St. Patrick’s School is at 22589 121st Ave., Maple Ridge. • Full list: www.mrtimes.com

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November 14: Dialogue

• SFU Philosophers’ Cafe meets at The ACT, 11944 Haney Pl., at 7 p.m to discuss: “If revolution often leads to tyranny, how do we initiate positive cultural change? Is social engineering a viable alternative?”

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November 14: AGM

• The Chamber of Commerce serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows holds its annual general meeting at Meadow Gardens Golf Course from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 604-457-4599. The keynote speaker is John Winter, president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. RSVP is required.

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Memories of ‘great war’ passed along

Next year marks a hundred years since the beginning of the “war to end all wars.”

said, and they attended the service at the cenotaph. “It was important for him to give his respects,” Jim recalled. But their father didn’t agree with war at all, Florence added, by Maria Rantanen and always said mrantanen@mrtime.com the Germans Trench foot, muddy con- they were fightditions, diseases, lice, min- ing were just iscule food rations, bodies people like them. strewn around – these are “I don’t think he agreed the images that the chilwith war resolving the dren of First World War problems,” Florence said. veteran George Pocock “He told me once ‘what remember hearing about. good did a gun every do?’” “It was an ugly war,” Jim said. said his son Jim Pocock. George Pocock was 17 in “I think the conditions 1916 when he signed up were just atrocious,” for the war in Sherbrooke, his daughter Florence Que., with the 117th Weedmark added. Battalion and he went off The “war to end all to serve as a frontline gunwars” or the “great war,” ner. later known as First World “He lied about his age War, started almost a cen– they all did that,” Jim tury ago – 2014 will mark recalled. a hundred years from George Pocock served when the war began with in England, France, and the shootBelgium, with ing of the battles in Archduke Passchendaele, Franz Amiens, and Ferdinand of Vimy Ridge. Austria. In one battle, All First three or four of World War George’s best veterans buddies were have passed all killed, Jim away, but said. memories “He had to and lessons live with that of that war for the rest of Maple Ridge’s Jimmy Hampton have been his life,” he was killed during the First passed on added. World War. to their desAt the end of cendents. the war, their After the war, George father had scarlet fever Pocock settled in Maple and diphtheria, and he Ridge and had a large fam- ended up in a hospital and ily with eight children, sanitorium for two years. lived in a rural area, and But he came back to enjoyed peace and quiet. Canada and was able to Jim and Florence believe build a life for himself and the memories of war made lived into his 90s. peace that much more “It surprises me he was important to their father. able to go through the war Remembrance Day was unscathed – he was on the always observed by the frontline,” Florence said. Pocock family, Florence The Maple Ridge

Museum & Community Archives lists 282 men and women from Maple Ridge who served in the First World War. Some of the details are sketchy with only a name, rank, and date of death – or even less like Fred Hart who is just listed as having died of gas poisoning. Other listings are more detailed giving home neighbourhoods, when and where they died or if they returned home, and sometimes where they served. “It was a very fluid time in terms of population movement,” said Val Patenaude, director of the museum. “People came and went according to where there was opportunity and a lot of widows returned to wherever they had come from for the family support. We are also hampered by a lack of local newspaper coverage for [the First World War].” The list includes familiar names like Daykin, Laity, Hampton, and Selkirk – three of John Selkirk’s sons served in the war. Alfred Norman Daykin, the great-uncle of Maple Ridge’s current mayor, Ernie Daykin, was a colonel in the army. But not only did he serve in the First World War, prior to that, he had served in the Boer War. The mayor had another great-uncle who served as a flight-lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Air Force, James Henry (Jimmy) Hampton. He was killed just 13 days before armistice. From the museum archives, we can glean that a former manager of the Haney branch of the Bank of Montreal, Capt.

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Florence Weedmark and Jim Pocock, heard stories about the First World War from their father. V.C. Brimmacombe, came home with a military cross after serving in the 131st New Westminster Battalion. But for Pte. Roy Comarty of Whonnock, Haney resident Lieut. Reginald George Goffin, Lance-Cpl. Charles E.R. Hall, luck was not on their side and they didn’t come home. Canadian soldiers numbered in the thousands in the First World War, and many didn’t come back or came back severely wounded. But, before he passed away, George Pocock was able to see what their contribution meant to the people of Europe. In 1992, Pocock went back to Vimy Ridge to commemorate the battle

he’d take part in 75 years before. Children came out to see the veterans of Vimy Ridge, tears were running

down their faces, and they were “thanking them for giving them their freedom and peace,” Florence explained.

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ere is my latest top 10 tips for the home installment for you as we head into the winter months: 1. Many of us have multiple garbage cans and recycling bins around the home, often different sizes, and, of course, requiring different bags. Buy the right size bags for each, dump all but one in the bottom, and then place one as usual. The rest will be there as you need them. 2. For those of you on the city sewer system, pour a half cup of bleach down each drain in the house, such as vanities, kitchen drains, and bathtubs, each month. Wait 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. You’ll reduce clogged drains dramatically. Baking soda also does the trick. 3. Body washes and oily shampoos can break down tub and tile silicone, if left coated around tubs and showers. Over time the buildup of oils causes

problems, black algae, and so on. Regular cleaning of the tub or shower is critical to keep this from happening. 4. Use Windex or other types of glass cleaner to easily move or slide a fridge or range out for cleaning behind or maintenance (This tip was given to me by an appliance moving guy, not one of my own). 5. The new washing machines can end up with a musty, damp smell inside, even after using the so called, “special” machine cleaning products. Leave the door wide open if possible, or at least cracked open while at work, away for the weekend or on holidays. Note: Check for the cat when doing the next load though! 6. If you have laminate flooring or some type of engineered or solid surface floor, buy the washable pad and handle systems rather than disposable products.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Reach The TIMES' sports desk: Phone: 604-463-2281 or email: editorial@mrtimes.com

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Fun, fundraising emphasis of Movember ’spiel

A Grade 10 Garibaldi Secondary student has been ranked a powerhouse. During the 2013 BC Fall Classic Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships in Abbotsford Nov. 2, Kassidy Webster won the best lifter award (the pound per pound award), in her 52 kg weight class, beating out 12 other young women. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

This weekend’s ladies charity bonspiel is open to curlers of all ages and experience.

Francine King, third Judie McCrindle, second Lillian Haider, and lead June Booth is pulling together to organize the annual bonspiel. The King rink, which has curled together for by Troy Landreville more than five years, competes in the Wednesday tlandreville@mrtimes.com evening ladies league and Curling for a cause is Tuesday morning league at what this weekend’s bonthe club. spiel at the Golden Ears “It’s near Winter Club is all and dear to about. our hearts,” There King said. is still “Two time to people on regisour team ter for have famthe third ily memannual bers who Movember 4 Men do have 1 0 2 l ra u g e inau ld th Ladies so f g o cancer, s in e ie b p o C are with calendars Charity of Curling n Ears Curling Club, ent. but not Spiel, which e m prostate at the Gold the Movember Move runs this [canto s ceed ro p Saturday cer]. It’s hard when and Sunday, you see them suffering.” Nov. 16 and 17, Female curlers of all with a banquet dinner on ages, abilities, and experiSaturday at the club at ence are welcome to regis23580 105th Ave. ter. The local rink of skip There is room for 24

Date with Devils The Ridge Meadows Flames have a light schedule this weekend. Only one game is on tap, as Jamie Fiset the community’s junior B hockey team led by head coach Jamie Fiset hosts the North Delta Devils this Friday, Nov. 15, at Planet Ice. Opening faceoff is 7:30 p.m. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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The 2012 Movember Ladies Charity Spiel at the Golden Ears Curling Club was a huge success, raising more than $7,000 for prostate cancer research. entries. for prostate cancer “Right now we have 10 research. teams,” Kings said. “We “We don’t know if we’ll would love to have 12 raise as much this year, teams.” but we’re all trying,” King So far, entries are comsaid. ing from around the Lower The emphasis of this Mainland. bonspiel is on having fun. In 2012, the bonspiel The theme is based around raised more than $7,000 the popular TV show The

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Amazing Race. You don’t have to curl to support the Movember Movement. Donations are being accepted throughout the weekend. We would love to have [people attend], if they want to come out to watch,” King added. For those who want to try the sport out, King said it’s “healthy, very social, with lots of friendly people in our club.” “You can go into a competitive bonspiel or a fun bonspiel,” she added. “There are all levels.” This past weekend, King and her teammates were at the club’s Golden Ears Ladies Classic bonspiel, selling 50/50 tickets and 2014 Men of Curling calendars for the cause. To register, visit the club between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., email ac.cwegnull@ reganam, call 604-4634813, or call King at 604318-4739.

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