PHOTO OF THE WEEK
“The much publicized engine room fire that damaged HMCS Protecteur has inspired me to share a painting of the ship, in her heyday, steaming out of Halifax harbour en route to the Gulf War in 1990. The crews’ families are waving good-bye from the jetty.
This painting, part of the Canadian War Museum’s Collection, is one of 20 works entitled “Military Family Life” by Mary Louise Leach (wife of Gen. Bill Leach), and me (daughter of Rear Admiral E.W. Finch-Noyes). We chose HMCS Protecteur (entitled “God Speed”) to celebrate this ship’s distinguished service. A picture is worth a thousand words.”
Wendy Trethewey –
Her tribute to our amazing supply ship that served our country for 50 years.
A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club: RCNC 53 Robert A Stairs; 2979 Donald JG McKinnon; 3035 Jerrold J Donahue; 3209 Joseph B Ford; 3563 T Philip Adams; 3661 Terry E Yates; 3675 Paul Moody; 3697 Donal AL Lefroy; 4619 Raymond J Bernier; 4630 Norman A Sande;
4672 Paul E Corbeil renewed two years; 4690 Jim R Gregory; 4918 Ronald John Houston Lifetime membership; 5132 Alexander A Bialosh; 5323 David K Beeching;5547 Benedict M Cej; 5593 Anthony J Nichols five year membership; 5718 Jim Cadieux;5998 Robert S Reid; 6539 Nigel Hilliard Lifetime membership;
6788 Roger GA Monette; 6922 W Peter McCrfeary; 7668 Alexander W Jenkins Lifetime membership; 8763 Mike Stenson; 9873 Rejean Landry; 11758 Randall Cooper; 12169 Marc GB Fraser; 12342 John Allen Stewart; 12476 Pierre-Paul Pharand Lifetime membership;
13642 Gaétan Houle five year membership; 16286 Carolyn EA Hug Lifetime membership; G1347 Mark E Gaillard.
In This Issue 13:
Obituary Update: 2915 Colonel (Retired) John Oswald Ward, Class of 1952 …The family will receive friends at The Beechwood “Sacred Space” Chapel, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014 from 10 o’clock until time of “Liturgy of the Word” at 11 o’clock. Inurnment in the National Military Section of Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. More…
QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK
“Do not compare your material forces with those of the enemy. Spirit cannot be compared with matter. You are human beings, they are beasts. You are free, they are slaves. Fight, and you shall win. For God grants victory to perseverance”
“Legislators could certainly do with a school of morals.”
– Simon Bolivar
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830), commonly known as Simón Bolívar was a military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Latin America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.
Following the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic-America, a republic, now known as Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. Bolívar is regarded as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator in Hispanic-America.
During his lifetime, he led Venezuela, Colombia (including Panama at the time), Ecuador, Peru (together with Don José de San Martín), and Bolivia to independence from the Spanish Empire. Admirers claim that he helped lay the foundations for democracy in much of Latin America.