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Gone But Not Forgotten – January 2020 to April 2020

        When a 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 […]

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Notice of Passing – Retired Supt. Phillip Raymond ZERR – Reg. #17602

Reg. #17602 – Supt. (Retired) Phillip Raymond ZERR (July 5, 1929 – March 27, 2020) Years of Service:  1952 – 1985 Life Member RCMP Veterans’ Association – Vancouver Division It is with great sadness we share with you that Ray passed away at home from heart failure.  He was the beloved husband of Sheila Rankin, […]

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Notice of Passing – Retired S/Sgt. David Turnbull – Reg. #18011

Reg. # 18011 – S/Sgt. (retired) David Turnbull (1932 – 2020) Years of service:  1953 – 1977 Life Member and Governor of the Vancouver Division. Dave passed away at his home on March 24, 2020.  He served in Depot, D, E and HQ Divisions from 1953 until his retirement in 1977. Dave was a member […]

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Celebration of Life – Retired S/Sgt. Robert Morley BENNINGTON (Reg. #20156)

Retired S/Sgt. Robert Morley BENNINGTON – Reg. No. 20156 RCMP Veterans’ Association Member – Vancouver Division OBITUARY Robert Morley Bennington was born on January 4, 1939 in Winnipeg, MB. Passed away on January 27, 2020 in Langley, BC. An ardent sportsman with a great sense of humour. Bob’s favorite pastime was fishing. There are many […]

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Celebration of Life – Retired Sgt. Arthur John BLAKLEY (#21134) – February 8, 2020

The Celebration of Life for Retired Sgt. Arthur John BLAKLEY, Regimental #21134, is being held at First Memorial Funeral Services, Fraser Heights Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, B.C. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM.  A reception will follow from 2:00-4:00 PM.  

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Retired Sgt. Arthur John BLAKLEY (#21134) – Deceased – January 23, 2020

Reg. #21134 Sgt. (Retired) Arthur John Blakley (1937 – 2020) Years of Service:  1959 – 1984                      E Div., HQ and FS Member of RCMPVA Vancouver Division 1984 – 2020. We have been advised that Art Blakley passed away on January 23, 2020.  Art was a long-time member and supporter of the Veterans Association and was awarded the 35-year Service […]

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RCMP Invites the Public to Regimental Funeral Service of Cst. Allan Poapst

RCMP VETERANS’ ASSOCIATION RCMP invites the public to the regimental funeral service for Cst. Allan Poapst – News Release Allan Douglas Poapst Constable Reg #54095   1970 – 2019 Years of Service: 2006 – 2019 Postings:  “D” Division RCMP News Release Members of the public and media are invited to the join the family of Constable […]

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Death of Cst. Allan POAPST “D” Division

RCMP Veterans’ Association Veterans Helping Veterans and Their Families This information is being provided to all Association Members Death of Cst. Allan POAPST “D” Division Dear Association Members, Following on our earlier message, President Steve Walker has been provided with further details regarding the death of “D” Division member Allan Poapst by the Commanding Officer […]

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London Division Remembrance Day Activities 2019

RCMP Veterans’ Association Veterans Helping Veterans and Their Families This information is being provided to all Association Members London Division 2019 Remembrance Day Dear Association Members, Bill Helland of London Division has very kindly provided a copy of their report for their Remembrance Day ceremonies.  The spirit of the Division members in supporting this outreach […]

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Reflecting On Remembrance Day

        Last week, there was a significant number of Canadians attending Remembrance Day services across Canada.  In fact, citizens arrived two hours before the commencement of services.     As many stood through the service, one reflected on the sacrifices our Canadian soldiers have made on behalf of our country. Canada is […]

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