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Senators honour five Canadian veterans on Remembrance Day
Senators honour five Canadian veterans on Remembrance Day
November 8, 2018
NEWS

 

A young Canadian police officer, following in his father’s footsteps, who fought for peace in Afghanistan.

A Nova Scotian who carried wartime shrapnel in his body until the day he died.

A Black Watch soldier who fought “bullies” in German-occupied Europe.

A mechanic-turned-gunner from small-town Quebec who joined the military and died in battle.

And a seaman who valiantly rescued 27 men from frigid waters after a torpedo attack in the Atlantic.

George Joseph Furey, Bill Mitchell, Joseph Thomas Kaeble, Matthew Dinning and Roy Rushton all made honourable sacrifices while serving our country in times of war.

This Remembrance Day, senators pay tribute to these soldiers, to share their stories so they will never be forgotten.

SENATE SPEAKER GEORGE J. FUREY

Senate Speaker George J. Furey remembers George Joseph Furey, a Canadian war hero from his native Newfoundland and Labrador, with whom he also shares the same name.


SENATOR GRANT MITCHELL

Senator Grant Mitchell remembers his father, Bill Mitchell, a veteran of the Second World War and the Korean War.

SENATOR MICHAEL MACDONALD

Senator Michael MacDonald remembers Roy Rushton, a veteran of the Second World War who died this summer at 100.


SENATOR SERGE JOYAL

Senator Serge Joyal remembers Joseph Thomas Kaeble, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his sacrifices in the First World War.

SENATOR GWEN BONIFACE

Senator Gwen Boniface remembers Afghanistan War veteran Corporal Matthew Dinning, who died in a roadside bomb attack.