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Meet Sunnybrook’s Veteran Heroes

In the past, they were fighting for our freedom. In the present, we continue to honour and remember their sacrifices.
Throughout time, they’ve always been — and always will be — our heroes.


Below, view photos of twelve Veteran heroes who are now residents of Sunnybrook's Veterans Centre.
Project published November 2023. Photography by Kevin Van Paassen.


John Bennett, Age 99. Served in the Royal Navy, WWII.


Nick Borisko, Age 97. Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, WWII.


Tom Chiasson, Age 92. Served in the Canadian Army, Korean War.


Richard Kennedy, Age 99. Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, WWII.


Barbara Lacosse, Age 84. Served in the Canadian Women's Army Corps, Cold War.


Katherine McIntyre, Age 100. Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division, WWII.


Thomas Murray, Age 99. Served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, WWII.


Oswald Reece, Age 72. Served in the Canadian Army, Cold War.


Abdul Robinson-Abdi, Age 63. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy, Gulf War.


Uk Suk Seo, Age 90. Served in the Republic of Korea Army, Korean War.


Christopher Snider, Age 91. Served in the Canadian Army, Korean War & Cold War.


William Thorneloe, Age 99. Served in the Royal Canadian Navy, WWII.