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News pertaining to the Regimental Association

Ken Withrow

Send on behalf of Ross Atkinson Association President:
It is my sad duty to inform our Association members of the passing of Ken Withrow, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Ken he was an NCO in the Regiment back in the 70’s and then volunteered with the Cadet Corps along with his service to the Association.
He created and managed the association’s website. His attendance declined as his health took a turn for the worse.
A strong showing by all Association Members in full uniform complete with medals and poppies would be appreciated.
For those of us who knew Ken, I’m sure the family would love to hear some humorous stories of Ken, similar to the day I “shot” Ken with my SMG when it had a double feed, and a piece of brass casing hit him in the ear. It was only a flesh wound, but all the yelling!
The funeral will be a private family funeral however, the memorial service is open to all family/friends/military members.
Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1900 hrs
St. John’s Anglican Church, West Toronto
288 Humberside Ave,
Toronto, ON M6P 1L5

Update – 2 – Al Tweten

Hello Association Members & Regimental Family,

Major Saunders has posted the following on The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada FB page:

At 1:46 this morning is was my privilege to be with Al Tweten as he ascended into the next world. God Bless you Al.

No news on any arrangements.

I’ll forward once I see and\or receive.

Al Tweten, A friend and mentor to The Royal Regiment of Canada Regimental Family who truly loved to play music and often played with The Royal Regiment of Canada Band and other Bands in 32 Brigade.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Tweten family and The Queens Own Rifles of Canada.



Al Tweten Update – 2 :

Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Yorke Chapel” 2357 Bloor Street West (at Windermere) on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 27th at 9:30 am at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church (73 Simcoe St. ) Reception to be at the church after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al to the Toronto Humane Society or the Princess Alexandra Bursary of the Queens Own Rifles would be appreciated.

Official Toronto Poppy Campaign Kick-off – Friday October 27TH – 11 AM

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Toronto Royal Canadian Legion will be joined by TTC war and peacekeeping veterans, veterans from Sunnybrook’s War Veterans Wing and children from Davisville Junior Public School for its annual poppy campaign launch. Honour the valuable sacrifices made by Canada’s fighting forces by donating and wearing poppies in 2017.

Location: North York Centre Station.

Time: 11 a.m.

The TTC invites all employees who are reservists, veterans or peacekeepers, and are not scheduled to work at that time, to attend the poppy kickoff. Please call Special Events and Programs Specialist Jane Garofalo at 416-393-3902 for more information.

September 7, 2017 Association Meeting 20:00 Hrs Update

September 7, 2017 Association Meeting 20:00 Hrs Update

Four updates for the next meeting

1. The dress for the meeting will be casual dress. If members have the regimental golf shirts that would be preferred, with a special requests that those who attended the Dieppe trip to wear the shirt created for the trip.

2. For those members who attended the Dieppe trip they are requested to bring the beach rock they collected so it can be deposited in the display case in the Warrants and Sergeants Mess

3. Volunteers are required to man the Association table at the unit Stand To. If you plan to volunteer at the table please be at FYA by 1900hrs. Hopefully we will have enough volunteers that they can be rotated throughout the night so that every one has a chance of attending the Association Meeting.

4. Starting this meeting the draw held at the end of the meeting will be changed to a 50/50 draw. When members sign in, the line number will become their draw number. The cost will be $5.00 which the member will pay when signing in if they wish to participate. A numbered poker chip will be put in the hat for the draw. The winnings will be 50% of the monies raised. If secondary prizes are available each member will only be eligible to win one prize.