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Past & present

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 Canada’s war heroes as they stood then — during their time in the war — and now, as residents of Sunnybrook's Veterans Centre.

Project published in November 2019

Norman Alan Rattray, pictured now and and back when he was in the war

Norman Alan Rattray, 93 years old. Served in WWII, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

Donald Gorman, pictured now and and back when he was in the war

Donald Gorman, 97 years old. Served in WWII, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

Mary Jarvis, pictured now and and back when she was in the war

Mary Jarvis, 95 years old. Served in WWII, Canadian Women’s Army Corps

William (Bill) Mogavero, pictured now and and back when he was in the war

William (Bill) Mogavero, 89 years old. Served in the Korean War, Canadian Armed Forces

George Lawrie,  pictured now and and back when he was in the war

George Lawrie, 95 years old. Served in WWII, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve


Sunnybrook is proud to be home to Canada’s largest Veterans Centre. Here, we have the privilege of caring for over 400 of Canada’s war heroes who served in the Second World War and the Korean War.

Every Remembrance Day, we have a special opportunity to acknowledge our appreciation to those who have strengthened our country with their example of courage, service and sacrifice. We remember all the men and women past and present, who courageously volunteered for the cause of freedom and peace.

Thank you for your dedication and service to Canada.

Lest we forget.


Photography by Kevin Van Paassen
Project published in November 2019