The obituary for Suzanne Veuger has been placed in the 2022 Yearbook page.
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Mum on April 10, 2022 at Lions Gate Hospital. Mum was born on September 15, 1942 in Emsworth, England to Dennis and Anne Hibbert. She grew up in England but also spent time in Nigeria where her father worked after WW 2. She became a teacher and immigrated to Vancouver in 1968 where she taught the remainder of her career in West Vancouver. She loved teaching and made lasting impacts on her students. Mum married Peter in 1969 and they created a happy life and home for their sons. She loved boating and spent many happy times cruising on the M.V. Tenakee along with friends from the RVYC. Her relationships with family and friends near and far were very important to her. In later years, Mum committed herself to volunteering at the RVYC, 15 Field Regiment RCA, Lions Gate Hospital and St. Francis in The Wood where her thoughtfulness and kindness shined through. Mum was predeceased by her adored grandson Matthew and her loving husband Peter. She is survived by her sons, Andrew and David, her daughters-in-law Yvette and Cynthia, her granddaughters Ashley and Caitlin, who loved their Grannie and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Sheila. We would like to thank West Vancouver Fire and Rescue and the Doctors and Nurses at Lions Gate Hospital for their wonderful care of Mum. A service will take place at St. Francis in The Wood on June 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm. We love you Mum and we will miss you.
Please, no flowers but for those that wish, a donation to Canuck Place would be gratefully accepted.
Slowly but surely, our numbers are growing for the weekly Vancouver Artillery Association lunch in the Officers' Mess at Bessborough Armoury.
The doors open at 11:00 for coffee and cookies. Bring your lunch, or order it delivered from one of the many restaurants in the neighbourhood. We'll set some tables with table cloths and let's compare what you found to dine on. Bring a few friends!
Need to get away from your desk in the Orderly Room or at Brigade for an hour? Need to renew an acquitance from your former service with the Army? Drop on in for a casual lunch experiences. All ranks welcome.
The date for the dinner is fast approaching! After two years of postponements due to COVID, the date is now final - 23 May 2022! Did you know that there are still tickets available for this event? $150.00 per person. Did you know that the event is open to all ranks? Did you know that it is open to members of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, RCA (serving and retired) plus all its friends and family? That's right, if you want to dine with the Gunners - now's your chance! Contact Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Don Foster email@example.com and order your ticket today, before they're all sold out.
Captain Rob Wishnicki's DWD was a success with a large crowd of friends celebrating his many years of service. It was also a great opportunity to meet up with some faces from the past! See more photos here.
Additional footage of artillery activity in the Ukraine conflict currently underway.
Congratulations to former Sergeant Colin Parkinson! He has exchanged his Army uniform for a Navy uniform and taken over command of the Navy League Cadet Corps 46 H.C. Wallace in North Vancouver. Check out the full news article in the 2022 yearbook page.
Did you know that the Société nationale d'entraide de la Médaille Militaire generously offered to extend all the benefits open to its members to the members of the Order of Military Merit? This was done in order to show gratitude to Canada’s military contribution in France during the two world wars and to establish a link between two of our nation’s respective highest military honours. The benefits include:
Possibility to become member of the 1846th Section of the Médaille Militaire in Canada as associate members;
Possibility to have respite stays, under the same conditions as SNEMM members, at the Résidence de la Médaille Militaire Hyère in the Var region of southern France;
Possibility to rent flats in ‘Pierre et Vacances’ residences at preferential rates up to 50% off;
Possibility to have private VIP consultations with medical specialists at l’Hôpital de la Pitié Salpetrière in Paris; and
Possibility to participate in cultural and linguistic exchanges between France and Canada.
Additional detals can be found at this Government of Canada website.
Gunner Herbert Alexi Boström has been added to our list of fallen. Gunner Boström enlisted with 15th (Vancouver) Coast Brigade on 29 August 1939 and volunteered to go overseas when the 107th Field Battery was formed. He was subsequently posted to 8th Army Field Regiment, RCA and was tragically struck down by a motor vehicle at night during dlackout on 8 Jan 1941. He is interred at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom. Lest We Forget.
The Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, based in Vancouver, Canada presents to you a FREE Spring season concert. We will be performing a variety of musical selections, from marches, to film soundtracks, to concert wind ensemble pieces. You can tune into this concert from anywhere in the world, so we invite you to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/395558025525219/?ref=newsfeed
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