Navy, Remembrance, Careers
I am a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy having served 27 years in uniform in both the Regular Force and the Reserves. Professionally, I was a Navy 'Medic', an Instructor at the CF Medical Training Centre in Camp Borden, a Hospital Administrator at the RCN Hospital Stadacona and the Base Hospital at CFB Borden. Following my release from the Regular Force, I was engaged as the Executive Director of the Peel District Health Council and, subsequently, as a Health Services Consultant for the then Peat Marwick Consulting Firm (now KPMG) based in Toronto. I was then engaged by Veterans Affairs Canada to 'head-up' its (then) Institutional Care Division. Once that Division was closed down, I was appointed as the Department's Commemoration Planning Officer and led and conducted commemoration services in venues across Canada, throughout Europe and in Asia. During my tenure with Veterans Affairs, I also served as the Area Cadet Instructor Officer (senior Cadet Officer) for PEI with overseer responsibilities for all Sea, Army and Air Cadets. I retired from the Public Service in 2000 and became and remain actively involved in a number of charitable organizations in the Greater Charlottetown area. I have been invited to speak to students at various schools as well as at several Rotary Clubs within the Charlottetown during the traditional times leading up to Remembrance Day. I am an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #1, having served on the Branch Executive for 6 years as well as a two year term as the Zone Commander for Queen's County I would be honoured to be permitted to represent The Memory Project in this area.