"If you asked me to name a country I haven't visited, I'd have to think pretty hard. After 34 years of service in the Royal Canadian Navy, I like to say I've seen just about every place in the world!"
In case you missed the Perley Rideau on An Hour to Give hosted by Sam Laprade (1310 AM News), click below to listen to the full podcast. Akos Hoffer, Perley Rideau CEO; Jill Ronan, family member; Gail Lalonde, volunteer; and Dan Clapin, Executive Director of the Foundation, all talk about the Perley Rideau experience.
New stamp honours 100th anniversary of armistace that ended First World War.
OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Post unveiled a stamp today that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, a conflict that irrevocably changed Canada and its status on the world stage.
At the age of 90, Armold (Robbie) Roberts continues to give back to the community. He and Audrey, his wife of 67 years, reside at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. “Like many of the residents, Audrey and I enjoy spending time there,” he says simply. “I appreciate the quality of care we receive here and I’m proud to support it.”
As a way of honouring his convictions, Ray Desjardins has made a gift in his will to the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre Foundation. Throughout his life, Ray has had a deep respect and admiration for the men and women who serve their country in uniform- something he learned from his father.
The late Beryl Montgomery (née McCallum) capped off a life of kindness with a generous gift in her will to the Perley and Rideau Veteran’s Health Centre Foundation. To those closest to Beryl, this final act of kindness came as no surprise; many Canadians of her generation dedicated their lives to community, country and family.