Sunridge Place Resident Awarded National Order of the Legion Honour
December 9, 2022 | By Park Place Seniors Living |
On November 17th, Sunridge Place was honoured to be part of the National Order of the Legion ceremony for resident and Canadian veteran, Fernand Labrie. This ceremony was led by the Consul General of France in British Columbia, Nicolas Baudouin.
The ceremony was to recognize Fernand Labrie for his contribution to liberating France during the Second World War and to present him with the Legion of Honour medal. Fernand was 20 years old when he was aboard a ship to France during the Second World War and remained a soldier until he retired in 1973. CBC news featured Mr. Labrie on his history and efforts during the Second World War.
Read the full article here.
“ It is a great honour to celebrate the awarding of the Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour to veteran Fernand Labrie in recognition of liberating France during World War II. During the 1942 Dieppe Raid, Mr. Labrie was a young soldier in the Canadian Forces Regiment de Maisonneuve, aboard a ship carrying TNT, to fight Nazis on the French beach.
Sunridge Place residents, staff, and management are honoured to salute Mr. Labrie on this special occasion and for sharing his vivid memories with us. We all wish him the very best.” – Al Jina, President of Park Place Senior Living
Thank you to the team at Sunridge Place Seniors Community for arranging a bilingual singer to sing O Canada and for providing refreshments during the ceremony.