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Veterans share what Remembrance Day means to them

November 5, 2020

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In this video, residents of the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre share what Remembrance Day means to them, how they will be marking the day this year, and their thoughts on staying positive during this challenging time.

Learn more about how the Veterans Centre is recognizing Remembrance Day and Veterans Week »

Meet the veterans featured in this video:

George Branchaud (age: 79)
He served in the Navy from 1958 to 1983 as a marine engineer. After 1983, he stayed in the Navy as a civilian and worked for the Department of National Defense as an engineer. When he moved to St. John, NB, he helped build the 12 Canadian Destroyers. George has served for more than 50 years and loved his time in the Navy.

Lloyd Bodie
He served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII for 13 months. He was training in Shiloh, Manitoba but was never called overseas. After his service, he attended the University of Manitoba and became a mechanical engineer. He then worked with various private companies with locomotives, and then with Ontario Hydro for the 20 years before his retirement.

Suzie Stohn (age: 96) and John Stohn (age: 98)
They have been married for 74 years and moved into the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre earlier this year. John served as a Lieutenant in the Artillery. Suzie served as a Wren Coder.


The Sunnybrook Veterans Centre is the largest veterans' care facility in the country — home to 375 veterans. We are proud and consider it an honour to care for Canada's veterans, the courageous men and women who served our country in the name of peace and freedom.

Join us in honouring and thanking our veterans by taking part in Operation Raise a Flag »