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Resident dusts off vintage uniform for
Remembrance Day Service at Heritage House

Nov 21st, 2017

Ellwood Hill is almost 100 years old, but for the Remembrance Day service at Points West Living Heritage House in Vegreville, he got decked out in the same uniform he wore during the Second World War. After 75 years it still fits. Residents and care partners honored Ellwood and other veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces at their service of remembrance on Wednesday, November 8. 

A really important day

“Remembrance Day is a really important day for our residents,” says recreation coordinator Kathy Sawchuk. “We held the service in the main living room in front of the fireplace so it was nice and cozy, and we had a really good turnout of residents and family members.”

Reverend Carolyn Woodall from the United Church officiated at the service, and Rod Stewart from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 39 also attended. Alice Fodchuk also served during the Second World War, and shared her story in this PWL News article from March 9, 2015 (Heritage House Veterans Honoured). 

Photo: Ellwood Hill served with the Canadian Army for four years from 1940-1944. He trained in Canada, then England, and says the first time he set foot in Europe was on D-Day. After the war, he became a minister.

More photos at Flickr: Resident dusts off vintage uniform for Remembrance Day Service at Heritage House

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