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By Rod L. Hodgson


This photo from our archives shows a Remembrance Day parade back about 40 years ago or so along Lakeview Ave. They are marching to the cenotaph which was then located in Benson Park. You may recognize a number of our local WW II veterans in the photo such as Bill Hogan, Canon E.C. Royle, Gordon Hulley, Morris Magee, Norm Goff, Jeff Mullan, etc.

We have received notice that the two local entrepreneurs who own Reni Decors & Antiques, Renata and Patrick, are going to donate 10 per cent of all their sales between February 17 and March 31. Their store is located right next to Mon Village Restaurant in Saint-Lazare. Renata sells home decor, beddings, gifts, pillows and a small clothing section while Patrick has a large antique and collectables store in the basement. He deals in military antiques, HO trains, Dinky toys, uniforms, helmets, medals and general antiques and is a member of our Legion Branch #115. Please drop by and see what they have to offer. You may contact them at (450) 458-4319. This is a very kind gesture on their part to help out our Legion during the time we are still closed. Probably a first for a local entrepreneur.

We were saddened this week when we learned of the passing of one of our dear members and avid curler with the Hardy Rocks. Gary Gibson passed away while in the hospital on February 13. The flag at the Legion was lowered to half mast in his memory earlier this week. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. He was a fine fellow.

Sadly we have learned of the passing of yet another former member of the Legion and our Hardy Rock curlers. Ian Lemco passed away earlier this month at the age of 95. Our sincere condolences go out to his family as well.

Our deepest condolences also go out to the family of Lucy Belbin Furlong who passed away on February 10. Though not a member of Branch #115 here in Hudson she was a Life Member of the Canadian Legion Branch in Abitibi, Quebec. She lived in Hudson with her daughter Susan for many years and was a regular attendee at our Remembrance services each year.

Lest we forget…

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