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Saluting our Veterans

Date: 2021-11-16

Local residents have contributed to wartime and peacetime efforts

Armando Ferrise
Armando Ferrise

Armando Ferrise is a tenant in PR Cook Apartments. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He initially served as a crew member aboard a corvette, escorting merchant ships from Newfoundland, Boston and New York across the Atlantic Ocean to Ireland. Later, he was stationed in various bases across Europe, the Mediterranean and Hong Kong. After Japan’s occupation of Hong Kong ended in 1945, his unit provided initial peacekeeping support as the country began post-war recovery.

Armando is decorated with the Burma Star, 1939-1945 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal 1939-1945.

Joy Hartman
Joy Hartman

Joy Hartman is a resident at Hogarth Review Manor. From 1959 to 1967, she was a Meteorological Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During her service, she was stationed in Manitoba, France and West Germany. Using thermometers, barometers, anemometers as well as other available technology of the time, “Met Techs” provided hourly Canada-wide weather by telegraph and synoptic code every six hours. Reliable meteorological information was vital to the safety of military aircraft for take-off and landing.

MWO William (Bill) Stevens
MWO William (Bill) Stevens

William (Bill) Stevens is a resident of Hogarth Riverview Manor. He dedicated his career to serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1967 to 1999 as a Radar Technician. Throughout his career, he was stationed at various locations in Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario, regularly travelling coast to coast and to the Arctic to perform maintenance and repairs. Radar monitoring was essential for providing early warning of air, sea or land invasion during the Cold War.

Bill was awarded the Canadian Forces’ Decoration for his service.

Margaret Napierala
Margaret Napierala

Margaret Napierala is a resident of Hogarth Riverview Manor. Her World War II service took place in England from 1939 to 1945 as a member of the Women’s Land Army. She was stationed at the Isle of Wight, where she performed work critical to maintaining food production alongside prisoners of war.

In 2008, Margaret was recognized with the Women’s Land Army and Timber Corps Veteran’s Badge.

Richard Legacy
Richard Legacy

Richard Legacy is a resident of Hogarth Riverview Manor. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1952 at the age of 19. He was initially assigned to the Royal Canadian Armoured Service Corps and 56 Transport Company prior to volunteering to serve in the Korean War (1953-1954). In Korea, he was assigned to the 38th Field Ambulance Unit with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps transporting sick and wounded military personnel.

His Korean War medals include the Canadian Korea Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal for Korea, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea).


We are grateful to the veterans and their families for generously sharing their stories of service. On behalf of St. Joseph’s Care Group, we sincerely thank all who served and those actively serving for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice.

       
       
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