Past & Current President

 

In the early Spring of 1913, some of the Force’s Old Timers met and decided to place an advertisement in the local newspaper to announce that a meeting would be held for all Mounted Police Veterans.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the formation of a Royal Northwest Mounted Police Veterans’ Association.   Meeting took place on May 19, 1913 in the halls of the Anglican All Saints Church in Vancouver, BC.

The meeting was hosted by the Church Minister, the Reverend Cannon Henry C. Lewis Hooper (ex-Sgt/Major – Reg. #878), who was most interested in the proposal of there being a Mounted Police Veterans’ Association.

This first meeting included 70 Mounted Police Veterans and retired Commissioner Laurence W. Herchmer.   Herchmer chaired this first meeting with Secretary Percy Howard (Reg. #4101) being the secretary and Charles Filtness (Reg. #3095) serving as treasurer.

A motion was unanimously passed to create a Royal North-West Mounted Police Veterans Association.

The following is a listing of all individuals who were President and Secretaries for the Vancouver Division of the Veterans’ Association:

1913     President Major A.E. Snyder Elected       Secretary C .A. Filtness

1920     Followed by      Lt Col. I.W. Herchmer

1921     President      J. Roberts

1923     President        Rev. H.C. Lewis Hooper

1927     President        H.C. Lewis Hooper

1928     President        C.W. Whitehead                        Secretary J.W.Weeks

1929     President        C.W. Whitehead                        Secretary JW. Weeks

1930     President         S. Garnham                               Secretary J.W. Weeks

1931     President         S. Garnham                                Secretary J.W. Weeks

1932     President         Sidney Marshall                      Secretary J.W. Weeks

l933      President         S. Garnham                               Secretary J.A.W.O’Neill

1934     Presidlent        S. Garnham                               Secretary J.A.W. O’Neill

1935     President         S. Garnham                               Secretary J.A.W. O’Neill

1936     President         S. Garnham                               Secretary J.A.W.O’Neil

1937     President         R.F.B. Smyley                          Secretary A.B.Christie

1938     President        T.C. Goldsmith                          Secretary Frank Corby

1939     President        T.C. Goldsmith                          Secretary Frank Corby

1940     President        T.C. Goldsmith                          Secretary Frank Corby

1941     President        W.J. Bowdridge                         Secretary Frank Corby

1942     President        C.R. Filtness                               Secretary Frank Corby

1943     President        C.R. Filtness                               Secretary Frank Corby

1944     President        C.R. Filtness                               Secretary Frank Corby

1945     President        L.M. Lloyd-Walters                 Secretary Frank Corby

1946     President        Edward A. Simmonds             Secretary Frank Corby

1947     President        Jim Fripps                                   Secretary Frank Corby

1948     President       H.A. Stewart                                Secretary Frank Corby

1949     President       Jim Fripps                                    Secretary Eric Kusch

1950     President       Jim Fripps                                    Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1951     President       Jim Fripps                                     Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1952     President       T.B. Hutchings                             Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1953     President       T.B. Hutchings                             Secretary   Murdoch MacLean

l954      President       Jim Fripps                                     Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1955     President       Jim Fripps                                     Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1956     President      Edward A. Simmons                   Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1957      President      Edward  A. Simmons                 Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1958      President      T.B. Hutchings                              Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1959      President      T.B. Hutchings                              Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1960      President      E.A. Chamberlain                        Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1961      President      E.A. Chamberlain                         Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1962      President      E.A. Chaiziberlain                        Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1963      President      E.A. Chamberlain                         Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1964      President      J.T. Lines                                         Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1965      President      J.T. Lines                                         Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1966      President      W.J. Durnin                                    Secretary Murdoch MacLean

1967      President      M.J. Olsen                                       Secretary Henry Kearny

1968      Presidlent     M.J. Olsen                                       Secretary Henry Kearny

1969      President       Johnny Doyle                               Secretary John Piper

1970      President      R.K. Gervin                                    Secretary John Piper

1971      President      R.K. Gervin                                     Secretary John Piper

1972      President      R.K. Gervin                                     Secretary John Piper

1973      President      J.W. Duggan                                   Secretary John Piper

1974      President      J.W.Duggan                                    Secretary John Piper

1975      President      H.F. MacNaughton                      Secretary John Piper

1976      President      H.F. MacNaughton                      Secretary J.W. Duggan

1977      President      John Doyle                                     Secretary M.J. Olsen

1978      President      Johnny Doyle                                Secretary M.J. Olsen

1979      President      R.K. Gervin                                     Secretary M.J. Olsen

1980      President      R.K. Gervin                                     Secretary M.J.Olsen & J. Brucker

1981      President      R.K. Gervin                                      Secretary Jim Rutherford

1982      President      R.K. Gervin                                      Secretary Jim Rutherford

1983      President      J.W. Duggan                                    Secretary Jim Rutherford

1984      President      Frank Brien                                     Secretary Jim Rutherford

1985      President      Frank Brien                                     Secretary J.W. Duggan

1986      President      Frank Brien                                     Secretary J.W. Duggan

1987      President      Frank Brien                                     Secretary J.W. Duggan

1988      President      J.W. Duggan                                    Secretary Art Levins

1989      President Paul Starek                                           Secretary J.W. Duggan

1990      Presidlent Jim Warren                                        Secretary J.W. Duggan

1991      President Bill McCheyne                                     Secretary J.W. Duggan

1992      President Bill McCheyne                                     Secretary Bob McKee

1993      President Bill McCheyne                                     Secretary Bob McKee

1994      President Bill McCheyne                                     Secretary Bob McKee

1995      President John Hooper                                       Secretary Bob McKee

1996      President John Hooper                                       Secretary Bob McKee

1997      President Dave Turnbull                                    Secretary Bob McKee

1998      President Dave Turnbull                                    Secretary Bob McKee

1999      President Jim Druchet                                        Secretary Bob McKee

2000      President Jim Druchet                                       Secretary Bob McKee

2001      President Les Holmes                                         Secretary Bob McKee

2002      President Les Holmes                                         Secretary Mike Runte

2003      President Bill Schindeler                                   Secretary Mike Runte

2004      President Bill Schindeler                                   Secretary Bob McKee

2005      President Alf Erickson                                        Secretary Bob McKee

2006      President Alf Erickson                                        Secretary Bob Mckee

2007      President Ed Wilson                                            Secretary Alf Erickson

2008      President Ed Wilson                                            Secretary Meredith Rowden

2009    President Bob McKee                                             Secretary Meredith Rowden

2010      President Bob McKee                                           Secretary Meredith Rowden

2011      President Dick Hawkshaw                          Secretary Meredith Rowden

2012     President Tom Quilley                                       Secretary Meredith Rowden

2013      President Keith Leishman                                Secretary Meredith Rowden

2016      President Donna Morse                                    Secretary Meredith Rowden

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