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IN MEMORIAM


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2016

poppy Roger John Louis Despard, MMM, CD
12 March 1932 - 18 April 2016


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     Roger Despard was a Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping and was a member of the Colonel John Gardam Chapter, Ottawa, Ontario.

     Roger joined The Canadian Army in June 1953 and was affiliated with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He served until his retirement in September 1985.

     He completed a United Nations tour with United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) in Gaza from February 1962 to March 1963; with the United Nations Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) with the Military Police Company from May 1976 to December 1976; with United Nations Emergency Force Middle East (UNEFME) from November 1969 to May 1970 with 73 Service Battalion; with United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Golan Heights) from February 1984 to September 1984. He also completed a tour with the International Commission for Supervision and Control (Indo China) from April 1964 to May 1965.

     Roger was also a member of the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp Association.

May He Rest in Peace

poppy Eugene F. Fitch, CD
23 November 1934 - 22 March 2016


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     Eugene F. Fitch was a Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping and was a member of the William C. Hall, VC Greenwood Chapter, Greenwood, Nova Scotia.

     Eugene joined The Canadian Army in May 1951 and was affiliated with the Royal Canadian Regiment. He later transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flight crew member with 134 Air Transport Unit. He served until his retirement in November 1971.

     He completed a United Nations tour with United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM) from June to December 1963.

May He Rest in Peace

poppy Léonce (Léo) Gallant, MMM, CD
10 novembre 1930 - 20 mars 2016


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Leo Gallant      M. Léonce (Léo) Gallant, MMM, CD, était membre de l'Association canadienne des Vétérans des Forces de Paix des Nations Unies, Succursale Major-Général Alain R. Forand, Québec dont il fut le directeur du protocole pendant plusieurs années. Il était également membre de l'Association du Royal 22e Régiment, succursale Fort St-Jean, membre de l'association des Forces aéroportées du Canada, succursale #15 Guy D'Artois ainsi que de la filiale 034 Arras de la Légion royale canadienne à Chambly QC.

     Il s'est enrôlé dans l'Armée canadienne le 25 septembre 1950 et s'est joint au 2ième Bataillon du Royal 22ième Régiment. Il a servi en Corée avec cette unité de mai 1951 à avril 1952. Ensuite il a servi 3 tours opérationnels avec les forces de l'Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord (OTAN) en Allemagne, soit de 1953 à 1955, de 1965 à 1968 et de 1970 à 1973. Il a servi aussi avec le contingent des Nations Unies à Chypre de 1981 à 1982. Comme sous-officier il a occupé le poste d'adjudant-chef à l'École des recrues, celui de sergent-major régimentaire au 2ième Bataillon du R22eR et de 1982 à 1986 adjudant-chef du Commandement de la Force terrestre. Il a été nommé officier au rang de Capitaine en février 1987. Il a pris sa retraite des Forces armées canadiennes en mars 1993 après avoir servi pour une période de 42 ans et 6 mois.

     Notre camarade M. Gallant est Membre de l'Ordre du Mérite Militaire et le récipiendaire de Médaille de Corée, la Médaille canadienne de service volontaire pour la Corée, la Médaille du service spécial (Allemagne), la Médaille canadienne du maintien de la paix, la Médaille du service des Nations Unies (Corée), la médaille des Forces des Nations Unies à Chypre, la Médaille du couronnement de la Reine Elizabeth II (1952), Médaille jubilé de la Reine Elizabeth II (1977), Médaille jubilé de la Reine Elizabeth II (2002), Médaille jubilé de la Reine Elizabeth II (2012), la Décorations des Forces canadiennes et de la Mention élogieuse du ministre des Anciens combattants Canada. Il est décédé le 20 mars 2016, à l'âge de 85 ans, à Lasalle, QC. « Je me Souviens »

     Fier de Servir.....Fier d'Avoir Servi. Qu'il repose en Paix.



     Mr. Léonce (Leo) Gallant, MMM, CD, was a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in the United Nations Peacekeeping Programme, chapter Major-General Alain R. Forand, of which he had been the Director of Protocol for many years. He was also a member of the Association of the Royal 22e Régiment, chapter Fort St-Jean, a member of the Canadian Forces Airborne Association, chapter #15 Guy d'Artois as well as of the Branch 034 Arras of the Royal Canadian Legion in Chambly QC.

     He enlisted in the Canadian Army September 25, 1950 and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment.  He served in Korea with this unit from May 1951 to April 1952.  Afterwards he served for 3 operational tours with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forces in Germany, from 1953 to 1955, 1965 to 1968 and from 1970 to 1973. He also served with the United Nations contingent in Cyprus from 1981 to 1982.  As a non-commissioned officer he held the appointment of Chief Warrant Officer at the Recruit School, as regimental sergeant-major of the 2nd Battalion, R22eR and from 1982 to 1986 became the Land Force Command Chief Warrant Officer.

     He was appointed officer at the rank of Captain in February 1987. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in March 1993 after serving for 42 years and 6 months.

     Mr. Gallant is a Member of the Order of Military Merit and was awarded the Canadian Korean Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, the Special Service Medal Germany, the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal Korea, the United Nations Forces in Cyprus medal, the  Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal (1952), the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), the Queen Elizabeth II ((2002) Golden Jubilee Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), the Canadian Forces Decoration and the Minister of Veteran Affairs Canada Commendation.

     Proud to Serve....Proud to have Served.

May He Rest in Peace

poppy Joseph Lucien Alexandre Menard, CD
03 May 1926 - 12 January 2016


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Lucien Menard      Lucien (Lou) Menard was a Member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping and was a member of the Colonel John Gardam Chapter, Ottawa, Ontario.

     Lucien joined The Canadian Army in July 1944 and was affiliated with the Le Royal 22e Regiment. He later transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flight crew member with Transport Command in CFB Trenton and CFB Uplands. He served until his retirement in September 1977.

     He completed a United Nations tour with United Nations Emergency Force Middle East (UNEFME) from April 1960 to February 1961, United Nations India Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM) from October 1965 to March 1966 and a second tour with United Nations Emergency Force Middle East (UNEFME) during the period 1975/1976.

     Lucien was also a member of the Le Royal 22e Regiment Association, the Canadian Airforce 410 Wing, Trenton Ontario and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632, Orleans, Ontario.

May He Rest in Peace

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING,
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM




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