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Ted Griffiths and the Reconciliation Dinner

Major (ret'd) Edmund (Ted) Griffiths, CD, now spends much of his time reading, and chatting with fellow Veterans and other residents of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. The peaceful, caring environment stands in stark contrast to some of his experiences during a lifetime of service to Canada.

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The Irrepressible Connie Sandilands

Since moving in to the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Connie Sandilands spends as much time as possible in the arts-and-crafts studio and woodworking shop. Given her background, it comes as no surprise that the 96 year-old likes to stay busy.

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What Goes Around, Comes Around

For decades, Bud Hannam rarely talked about his wartime experiences. In recent years, though – since remarrying and attending D-Day celebrations abroad – he has begun to share his remarkable and inspirational stories.

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OSAA AND THE PERLEY – RIDEAU

If you have “… no home to go to – come here. The staff spoil us. In fact, it’s a little embarrassing you know”. These are the opening remarks of Mr.Gerald Bowen, a resident at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre (the Perley), during the reception mounted by the Ottawa Service Attachés Association (OSAA) at the Perley last night. OSAA is an association of the Defence Attachés from around the world and posted to Ottawa and who have taken the Perley under their wing to raise money and to try and make life better for the veterans served by the Perley.

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Proud to Do Her Part

"It's payback time." That's the explanation Louise Estwick gives when asked why she chose to donate to the Perley and Rideau Foundation in her will.  Louise and her late husband Sam Estwick both devoted much of their lives to community service.  "We always felt that we should do our part," she says simply.

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A Family Connection, a Generous Donation

A highlight of the summer was the visit of officers and crew from HMCS Ottawa, a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. During an afternoon tea held with resident Navy Veterans, the group presented a cheque for $15,480.54 to the Perley Rideau Foundation.

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A Gift for Life

During a decades-long career in nursing and education, Marni Crossley had many experiences with end-of-life care. She recognizes that all of them helped her to grow both professionally and spiritually. This is particularly true for her husband’s end-of-life journey at the Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre.

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