Alderville First Nation Holds Remembrance Service

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Alderville First Nation held their annual Remembrance service on Sunday, November 5, 2023.

Members of the ceremony assembled at the Alderville Community Centre before marching to the cenotaph for the ceremony at 1 p.m.

For the first time, Alderville First Nation Chief Taynar Simpson lead  the service reading the names of the enlisted and fallen from the community.

The laying of family wreaths included, Beaver, Bigwin, Blaker, Comeco, Chase, Chubb, Tobico, Crowe, Franklin, Gray, Loukes, Marsden, Simpon, Smoke and Sunday.

World War II veteran Don Smoke was in attendance and also taking part were dignitaries from across Northumberland County and the Cobourg Legion Pipes and Drums Band.

World War I
Enlisted: John Beaver, Edward Beaver, Ross Beaver, Isaac Beaver, Clarence Blaker, Henry Comego, A. Comego, Peter Comego, Smith Comego, Alex Comedo, Davie (Madden) Crowe, S. Crowe, Jos. Chubb, A. Chubb, Moses Marsden, Norman Marsden, Robert Frankly, S. Hagar, Noa Smoke, S. Smoke, M. Smoke, Wm. Stevenson, D. Wheeler, Alan Tobico, J. Tobico

Killed in Action
Wm. Blaker, Joshua Blaker, Victor Blaker, Austin Beaver, Sampson Comego, Wm. Hagar, W. Frankly, Arch Simpson, Robert Tobico

World War II
Enlisted: Alvain Beaver, Edward Beaver, Ivan Beaver, William Bigwin, George Blaker, Lawson Chase, Stewart Comego, Gerald Gray, Alvin Hagar, Amos Marsden, Thomas Marsden, Everett Simpson, Eldon Smoke, Reg Smoke, Roy Smoke, George Gray, James Smoke, John Sunday, Wilfred Sunday Sr., Wilfred Sunday Jr., Clarence Sunday, Cecil Tobico, Arthur Wheeler, Alfred Loukes, Danial Simpson, William Stevenson, Ephriam Blaker, John Beaver, Oliver Crowe, Walter Crowe, Robert Franklin, Fred Marsden, Lawrence Marsden, Bruce Marsden, Ben Chubb, Norman Marsden Sr., Norman Marsden Jr., Raymond Blaker, Leslie Marsden, Howard Smoke, Robert Marsden Leonard Smoke, Albert Bigwin, Clifford Smoke, Earl Smoke, Stewart Smoke, Donald Smoke, Elmer Beaver, Beatrice Smoke, James Marsden, Percy Marsden.

Killed in Action
Wilburn Chubb, Arthur Beaver

Pete Fisher
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