Nelson honours veterans on Remembrance Day

About 200 people gathered at Nelson’s cenotaph on Saturday to pay their respects to Canada’s veterans


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About 200 people gathered at Nelson’s cenotaph on Saturday to pay their respects to Canada’s veterans


Honoured veterans sit before Nelson’s cenotaph. Center, Sheila Cox, remembers her late husband Ronald, who landed at Juno Beach and was taken prisoner. “There are a lot of people around, but I miss the man that was my life,” she said. “He was a man of honour. If everyone lived a life like the one we did, the world would be a better place.” Sheila and Ronald were married in 1946. Photo: Jake Sherman

Constable Sarah Hannah, NPD, Nelson Sea Cadet, Sebastian Bodine, and Air Cadet’s, Nathan Gaffron and Matthew Bollen, formed the ceremonies honour guard. Photo: Jake Sherman

98 year-old veteran of the Second World War, Conrad Lionell Binette, recites “In Flanders Fields.” Photo: Jake Sherman

Mike Zeben remembers Lt. Robert Hamptom Gray. “Never Forget,” said Zeben, “we have to remember. Remember the trenches. The mud up to their necks. It is the least we can do.” Photo: Jake Sherman

Rab Smith of the US Navy, who fought in the First Gulf War, pays his respects before Nelson’s cenotaph. “It took a village to get this sailor here today,” he said. Photo: Jake Sherman

Former Private Chuck Clarkson, who fought in the Second World War, honours those he fought with at Nelson’s cenotaph. Photo: Jake Sherman

Ray Burgess, who served in the Army Reserve, with his grandson, Sam Orasuk. Photo: Jake Sherman

Petty Officer Clare Minvielle of the HCMS Winnipeg, with his daughter Kaitlyn. Photo: Jake Sherman

Kelly Howard — who remembers the service of her grandfather Rudy Laboeuf — and other community members, observe two minutes of silence for Canada’s veterans. Photo: Jake Sherman

Mayor Deb Kozak tells the story of local soldiers involved in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Photo: Jake Sherman

Nelson city councillor Bob Adams lays a wreath at the cenotaph. Photo: Jake Sherman

Cpl. Marcus Tse holds his son Brendan. Photo: Jake Sherman

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