Volunteers recognized for dedication to Canada's Military Veterans

Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendations presented at ceremony in Ottawa

OTTAWA, July 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today presented the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to the following Ontario and Quebec residents, honouring their contributions in the service of Military Veterans:


  • Dr. Alice Aiken, Harrowsmith
  • Dean Black, Renfrew
  • Douglas Brunton, Kemptville
  • Aubrey Callan, Mountain
  • Walter Conrad, Ottawa
  • Dr. Tim Cook, Ottawa
  • Iain Davidson (Posthumous), Carleton Place
  • Raymond Desjardins, Nepean
  • Steve Desroches, Gloucester
  • Gerry Dore, Ottawa
  • Clarence (Gus) Este, Nepean
  • Leonard Grummett, Ottawa
  • Jarrott Holtzhauer, Ottawa
  • Ernie Hughes, Nepean
  • John Jewitt, Ottawa
  • Clive Law, Ottawa
  • Richard Malott, Ottawa
  • Peter Milsom, North Gower
  • Jody Mitic, Orléans
  • John Morrison, Bath
  • Leslie Natynczyk, Kanata
  • John O'Halloran, Ottawa
  • Percy Price, Ottawa
  • Jean-Paul St. Aubin, Ottawa
  • Reno St. Germain, Gatineau
  • Larry Shoebridge, Belleville
  • Peter Sutton, Kingston
  • Roland Vaillancourt, Kanata


Through volunteer efforts, these citizens provide invaluable support to the Armed Forces Veteran community, promoting greater awareness of the sacrifices and achievements of Canada's Military Veterans, and dedicating themselves to Veteran care.

Quick Facts

  • The Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation was created in 2001 by warrant of the Governor General and with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The Government of Canada is proud to recognize those who honour the sacrifices and contributions of our nation's heroes.


"I am honoured to recognize the efforts of Canadians who provide outstanding contributions to Military Veterans. Their dedication and commitment to serve those who have served Canada speaks volumes about their character and their dedication to our great nation."
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs

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SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Martin Magnan, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468


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