Remembering Jackie Ralston

Branch 60 was honoured to host a combined Legion/Ladies Auxiliary service in memory of our late Life Member Jackie Ralston on Saturday, June 10.  The service was co-hosted by President Murray Sutherland and Kathey Putman, 2nd VP Ontario Provincial Command Ladies' Auxiliary.  Reverend Michael Coren served as Chaplain.  During the service, Branch 60 LA President Linda Flear presented Jackie's husband, Bill, with a posthumous 50-year pin marking her dedicated membership.  Thank you to all who joined us as we celebrated the life of an amazing woman who will be missed by so many.

Some of the many honours and awards Jackie received over the years.

President Murray Sutherland begins the service with Kathey Putman and Rev. Michael Coren.

Rev. Michael Coren delivers a prayer.

Legion members pay their respects with the pinning of a symbolic maple leaf.

Jackie's daughter Karen shares some stories of her mother.

Ladies' Auxiliary President Linda Flear presents Bill Ralston with a 50-year membership pin in memory of Jackie.

Two Branch Members/Vets receive special canes

Two Branch 60 members/veterans were presented with special canes in a ceremony in our museum on November 22, 2022.  The Woodcarvers Guild at the Burlington Art Gallery presented Robert Graham and Dan Lauzon with beautiful wooden canes as a thank you for their service. Dan joined the Canadian Forces in 1978 and retired as a Sgt. in 1996.  Robert joined the British Army in 1988 and spent 24 years in the service.  A cane was also presented to Connie Smith , daughter of the late Robert Prahm Smith who served in the U.S. Army and the Royal Canadian Light Infantry.  Congratulations to all three on very well deserved honours.

Robert Graham, Connie Smith & Dan Lauzon

Thank you to those who joined us on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 as we paid tribute to Past President Matt MacPherson for his years of outstanding service. President Burns Macleod presented Matt with a plaque and a Past President's medal set as part of the ceremony.  Plus, we asked Matt to officially burn the mortage which was paid off under his presidency.