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Clifford E. "Ted" Wilson 1916-2010 PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 14 June 2010 19:24
Ted_Wilson At Notre Dame Hospital, Hearst, Friday, June 11, 2010, Clifford E. “Ted” Wilson, at the age of 93, born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, long time resident of Hearst, and in recent years resided in St-Marys and London, Ontario, beloved husband of the late , Jeanne d’Arc Wilson (née Bégin) , son of the late A.P. Wilson, and Lila Esson Sinclair.

Loving father of Raymond and wife Claudette (Philippon); Robert and wife Diane (Fortier); Donald; Michael  and wife Diane (Poulin); Marilyn and husband John Topham; Tom and wife Mona (Lamontagne); Gisèle.   Loved grand-father of Marc, Renée-Ann, Renée, Luc, Danielle, Richard, Eric, Daphnée,  Pierre, Sylvain, Christine, Bryan, Liane, Céleste, Hugh, Lissa and Mélanie.  Great-grand-father of Ariane, Samuel, Nicolas and Alexie.
Predeceased by his wife Jeanne d’Arc (September 13, 2009) and brothers, Charles Robertson “Bob” (1944), Howard, Keith, and sister Ruth.   Survived by his sisters Winnie and Sheila.
Ted was among the pioneer families moving to Hearst in 1918, his first home being the railway station where his father was the new station agent.   Growing up in Hearst, he attended  Hearst Public School then completed  Secondary school at the regional Northern Academy in Monteith and was much involved in organized sports, as a baseball, hockey, tennis player, and in future years as a manager, president or sponsor of the Hearst Lumberkings. He is a WWII veteran having joined the Royal Canadian Signal Corps and was stationed first on the West Coast of Canada then to Australia.  He was a founding member of Hearst Royal Canadian Legion Branch 173, a faithful service club organizer for the Hearst Lions Club, helped host many Gala Days for Hearst‘s Canada Day celebrations.   He helped establish the Hearst A.A group (John D.) in 1956 where he was very active.  He helped establish the Hearst Figure Skating Club and was its first president.  He worked in the clothing business most of his life, starting in the men’s department  at Chalykoff & Co. as a store clerk, then founding Ted Wilson Men’s and Boys’ Wear in December 1951, in downtown Hearst.  In later years he enjoyed cottage life with his family at Pivabiska Lake, and travelled often with his life-long companion, Jeanne.  

Family and friends will be received at Salon Funéraire Lafrance Funeral Home, Tuesday,  June 15, between 7:00 to 9:00 PM and Wednesday 10:00 AM to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  The funeral service will be held at Cathédrale Notre Dame de l`Assomption on Wednesday, June 16th at 4:15 PM.  Interment will follow at Monseigneur Pierre Grenier cemetery.

Memorial donations made to the Hearst Royal Canadian Legion or to the Notre Dame Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
Trooper Jack Bouthillier's Homecoming PDF Print
Written by Tom Garnett   
Friday, 27 March 2009 16:50
Trooper Jack Bouthillier will arrive from Timmins tonight, Friday March 27th, approximately 20:15 and this will be treated like the movement of the Highway of Heroes.  The motorcade should comprise of OPP Police escort, our hero with peer escort Tooper Ben Labrecque, the Bouthillier family with Padre, CAS AO, etc.  The OPP will keep CNN radio updated of the precise arrival time in Hearst.  Please express your support upon Jack's final homecoming by lining up, bearing Canadian flags or wearing red, along Highway 11.

Hearst is also expecting 50 to 60 soldiers from the Royal Canadian Dragoons regiment from CFB Petawawa attending the services. 

Confirmed Viewing and Memorial Services are as follows:

Saturday, March 28, 2009
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
(Viewing for immediate family members only)

1:30  - 4:30 pm
(Viewing open to public)

7:00 - 9:00 pm
(Viewing for Hearst Legion members then to the public)

Sunday, March 29, 2009
10:00 - 12:00 pm | 1:30 - 4:30 pm | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
(Viewing open to public)

Monday, March 30th at 10:00 am
Funeral services will take place at the Knights of Columbus Center.

Remember Trooper Jack Bouthillier PDF Print
Trooper Jack BouthillierTrooper Jack Bouthillier was killed on March 20, 2009, when the vehicle in which he was travelling struck an improvised explosive device in Shah Wali Khot District, north-east of Kandahar City.


Tpr Jack Bouthillier was a member of Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. His home unit was The Royal Canadian Dragoons based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa.


Joint Task Force Afghanistan (JTF-Afg) is the Canadian Forces (CF) contribution to the international effort in Afghanistan. Its operations focus on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in Afghanistan.

JTF-Afg comprises about 2,830 CF members. Most of them serve at Kandahar Airfield or Camp Nathan Smith, the home of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City. Members of JTF-Afg also work at various military headquarters and support bases in southwest Asia, and with civilian organizations in Afghanistan.

Trooper Bouthillier, 20, is survived by his father, Raynald Bouthillier, mother Elaine, sister Michelle, and girlfriend Christine Plamondon.
Attention New Members! PDF Print
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 19:21

There will be a special evening to initiate any members who have never sworn in.  This will take place at 8:00 pm Monday, September 17, 2007 during Legion Week.  If you are among this group, please call Garry and leave your name at 362-4718.


Get someone to join.  Beginning Aug 31st the price is $14.00.

Forgot to renew your membership?  It's never too late.  Drop in at the Legion and see Garry.  He'll set you up.


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