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Celebration of Life – Raymond G. Bennie – Corporal (Ret’d) – #32265

Raymond Gemmell Bennie Corporal (Retired) Reg #32265 1949 – 2023 Years of Service: 1975 – 2008 Postings: “E” Division RCMP Veterans’ Association Member Vancouver Division Obituary and Condolences January 2, 1949 – November 16, 2023 With overwhelming sadness we announce the passing of Raymond Gemmell Bennie on November 16, 2023. Ray leaves his wife […]

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Fallen Member

Gone But Not Forgotten

  When an RCMP Veteran passes away, their old colleagues pause for a moment to reflect on the good times they had and the memories they created. Despite the times that the deceased member was serving their communities and away from their families, the Veteran’s family members are extremely proud of the contributions made by […]

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What would an Alberta Pension Plan mean for the CPP?

View this email in your browser. What would an Alberta Pension Plan mean for the CPP? Dear Ronald, On Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. MST, the National Association of Federal Retirees will be hosting a webinar about the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and what it could mean for Alberta to leave and create its […]

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A Parade from the North Vancouver Detachment will occur on Nov 11th and Veterans are welcome to join.  There will be a practice at 8.30 am on Nov 11th in the Parking Lot at the detachment.  Just show up at the front door and someone will let you in.  It’s quite a long march but […]

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Notice of Settlement Approval Hearing

Below and attached is information about the settlement of Class Action against Veterans’ Affairs Canada (VAC) to settle the underpayment of VAC Disability Benefits. It may be beneficial to include this in the next Newsletter. Every RCMP & Military Veteran who is receiving a VAC Disability Pension will be paid by VAC in the usual […]

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Totem Pole

The Silent Sentinels of “Depot” – Part II

Three years ago, I wrote of about the “Silent Sentinels of Depot” (see universally known in RCMP speak as the “flagpole”. It was known that the flagpole that stood from 1943 to sometime in the 1980s was raised by the members of “P” Troop 1943. At the time of writing my story I could […]

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