Bay Roberts remembers on Canada Day

Nicholas Mercer nmercer@cbncompass.ca
Published on July 2, 2014
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Royal Canadian Legion member Valerie Fry (centre) stand with her grandaughters, from left, Abbigail Parsons and Alexis Parsons, during the Canada Day ceremony at the War Memorial in Bay Roberts. Standing far left is RCL member Ted Trenchard.

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Bay Roberts Mayor and Royal Canadian Legion member Philip Wood marches in Bay Roberts' Canada Day parade to the War Memorial.

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Eric Jerrett read the eulogy during the ceremony.

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The family of the late Roy Andrews, from right, daugthers Daphne Smith and Elizabeth Gregory and granddaughter Hayley Gregory, leave the War Memorial in Bay Roberts after laying a wreath in Andrews' honour. Andrews was a member of the Royal Navy in the Second World War.

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Bay Roberts Mayor Philip Wood (left) and Deputy Mayor Walter Yetman pause moments after laying a wreath.

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Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Adam Norman (front) walks to lay a wreath while firefighter Dean Franey watches.

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Port de Grave MHA Glenn Littlejohn lays a wreath while Dawn Batten pauses at the War Memorial in Bay Roberts.

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It is often said that while Canada celebrates, Newfoundland remembers.

 

That statement certainly applied In Bay Robets on Canada Day (July 1) as the town took time to remember those Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in combat at the War Memorial in the community.

In a poignant afternoon ceremony, members of the town, government officials, the local Royal Canadian Legion and the Bay Roberts Volunteer Fire Department, along with officials from various community organizations took their turns laying wreaths to honour the fallen.

With the sun beating down and slight breeze blowing Family members of veterans also took part in the ceremony.

The Compass was there and took these photos.

nmercer@cbncompass.ca