IN MEMORIAM

Lest we forget


IN MEMORIAM



To honour the memory of our Veterans of Quebec, the "Quebec Provincial Command" of the Royal Canadian Legion allows you to share the career of these Veterans, as defined by the Royal Canadian Legion's definition of a Veteran.

The Veteran does not have to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion
and you do not have to be a member of the Royal Canadian Legion to
submit the name of a Veteran.

To access the information file, which will allow you to send the necessary information to the "Quebec Provincial Command",click here.

The Royal Canadian Legion's definition of a Veteran

"A Veteran is any person who is serving or who has honorably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime."

A Veteran is a Veteran!


The Soldier's poem

(Adaptation of the poem du Soldat)

I was what no one wanted to be.
I went where others feared to go,
And I did what others neglected to do.
I did not ask anything to those who had nothing to give,
And I contemplated, reluctantly, the idea of eternal loneliness ...
if I had to fail.
I faced terror,
I felt the biting cold of fear,
I also enjoyed the sweet flavor of a moment of love.
I cried, suffered and hoped ... but more than anything,
I have lived moments that others would like to forget.
And one day, I will at least be able to say

A SOLDIER



RIP


Act of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.




Allard Matthieu

1988 – 2009
Date of birth: September 4, 1988 Val-d'Or, Qc.
Date of death: August 1, 2009
Place of death: Zhari District, Afghanistan
Enlistment: March 29, 2007 Val-d'Or, Qc.
Element: Army
Unit: 5e régiment du Génie du combat
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Combat Engeneer
Citation(s):
Inhumation: Vassan (St. Vincent de Paul) R.C. Cemetery; Qc.
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 235 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Archambault Réal

1961 – 1981
Date of Birth: June 15, 1961 St. Ours sur Richelieu, Qc.
Date of Death: November 30, 1981
Place of Death: Nicosia, Cyprus
Enlistment: April 22, 1980 Sorel, Qc.
Element: Army
Unit: Royal 22e Régiment
Mission: Cyprus
Trade: Infantry
Citation(s):
Inhumation: St-Ours cemetery, Qc., Lot 118
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 173 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Beauchamps Nicolas

1979 – 2007
Date of Birth: January 11, 1979
Date of death: November 17, 2007
Place of Death: Ma'sum Ghar, Zhari District, Afghanistan
Element: Army
Unit: 5e Ambulance de Campagne
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Medical Technician
Citation(s):
Inhumation: National Field of Honour, Pointe-Claire, Qc., Columbarium – Section C4-E3.
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 227 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Bertrand Jean-Paul

1923 – 2016
Date of Birth: October 27, 1923
Date of Death: April26, 2016
Place of Death: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.
Element: Army
Years of Service: 1943 -1946
Conflict: Second World War
Trade: Artillery
Citation(s):
Legion Branch: Branch Richelieu (Québec 079), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.
Inhumation: St-Isidore, New-Brunswick


Blais Karine

1988 – 2009
Date of Birth: January 4, 1988 Cowansville, Qc.
Date of Death: April 13, 2009
Place of Death: Shah Wali Kot District, Afghanistan
Enlistment: February 3, 2006 Rimouski, Qc.
Element: Army
Unit: 12e Régiment Blindé du Canada
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Armored
Citation(s):
Inhumation: Les Méchins cemetery, Qc.
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 234 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Bobbitt Christian

1985 – 2009
Date of Birth: September 12, 1985 Sept-Îles, Qc.
Date of Death: August 1, 2009
Place of Death: Panjway District, Afghanistan
Enlistment: February 10, 2006
Element: Army
Unit: 5e régiment du Génie du combat
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Combat Engeneer
Citation(s):
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 234 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Bruneau Joseph

Date of Death: August 8, 1944
Element: Army
Unit: Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.I.C.
Conflict: Second World War
Trade: Infantry
Inhumation: Bretteville sur Laize Canadian war cemetery Calvados, France
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 261 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.


Duchesne Christian "Conan"

1972 – 2007
Date of Birth: September 24, 1972, Montréal, Qc
Date of Death: August 22, 2007
Lieu du décès: Zhari District, Afghanistan
Enlistment: September 6, 1993, Montréal, Qc.
Element: Army
Unit: 5e Ambulance de Campagne
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Medical Technician
Citation(s):
Inhumation: Funeral Complex Memorial Park Cemetery "La Souvenance" Québec, Qc.
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Dyer Ainsworth

1977 – 2002
Date of Birth: July 29, 1977, Montréal, Qc.
Date of Death: April 17, 2002
Place of Death: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Enlistment: October 20, 1997
Element: Army
Unit: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trade: Infantry
Citation(s):
Book of Remembrance: ICommemorated on Page 213 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


Isabelle Georges

1922 – 2013
Date of Birth: August 9, 1922, Cap-Chat, Gaspésie, Qc.
Date du décès: April 23, 2013
Place of Death: Québec
Enlistment: May 1941, Rimouski, service number SE 10521
Element: Army
Unit:
  • Régiment de la Chaudière, 1941 - 1944
  • R22eR, 1948 - 1952
  • Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC), 1952 - 1977
  • LCol (Honorary) 5e Ambulance de Campagne, 2009 - 2012.
Conflict:
  • Second World War 1941 - 1944
    (Normandy landing, June 6, 1944, Liberation of Falaise, The Battle of the Scheldt)
  • Allemagne 1956-57
  • Congo 1962
  • Vietnam 1966-67
Citations:


Malboeuf Jean-Paul

1923 – 2015
Date of Birth: August 15,1923, Montreal, Qc.
Date of Death: December 26, 2015
Place of Death: Sherbrooke, Qc.
Element: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 164 Transport Squadron
Conflict: Second World War
Citation(s:
Inhumation: Sherbrooke cemetery, Qc.


Middleton Charles

Date of Death: November 24, 2017
Element: Navy
Unit: RCNVR [Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve]
Conflict: Second World War
Theatres of Service:
  • North Atlantic
  • Scapa Flow, Scotland
Citation(s):
Legion Branch: Was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 44 years - Branch 004 Verdun, transferred to Branch 108 Chateauguay until his time of departure.


Pugh Lawrence

Place of Birth: Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu, Qc.
Date of Death: March 15, 1944
Place of Death: France
Age: 21
Element: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 77 (R.A.F.) Sqdn
Conflict: Second World War
Inhumation: Mézerolles communal cemetery, Somme, France
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 422 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.


Richard Armand

Date of Death: August 14, 1944
Place of Death: France
Age: 31
Element: Army
Unit: Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.I.C.
Conflict: Second World War
Trade: Infantry
Inhumation: Bretteville sur Laize Canadian war cemetery Calvados, France
Commemorated on Page 426 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.


Robitaille Jean

1952 – 2013
Date of Birth: February 12, 1952
Place of Birth: Ancienne-Lorette,Qc.
Date of Death: November 20, 2013
Place of Death: Chicoutimi, Qc.
Enlistment: April 22, 1969
Year(s) of Service: April 22, 1969 - April 15, 1992
Element: Air Force
Unit: 433 Squadron
Trade: Weapon System Technician
Posting:
  • CFB Bagotville
  • CFB St-Jean
Citation(s):
Legion Branch: Branch 209 Arvida, Qc.
Inhumation: Crématorium Gravel & Fils, La Baie,Qc.


Tardif Christian

1979 – 2012
Date of Birth: April 17, 1979, Arthabaska, Qc
Date of Death: February 26, 2012 (maladie)
Place of Death: Québec
Enlistment: April 12, 2000
Element: Army
Unit: 5e Ambulance de Campagne
Conflict: Afghanistan
Trades: Medical technician, and preventive medicine technician
Citations:
Inhumation: Arthabaska cemetery (Victoriaville)


Vincent Patrice

1961 – 2014
Date of Birth: July 19, 1961
Date of Death: October 20, 2014
Place of Death: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qc.
Enlistment: May 23, 1986
Element: Army
Unit: Joint Personnel Support Unit
Trade: Firefighter
Citation:
Book of Remembrance: Commemorated on Page 244 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance.


In Flanders fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields



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