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It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our friend and liberator, Alfred Hebbes, passed away. Alfred was one of the Canadian liberators who liberated Fryslân.
We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to Alfred's family. He will be truly missed by his family and all of us in Fryslân.

Rest in Peace,

Never Forget. Nea Ferjitte.

Hon Fellow of the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada, Hon. Lt. Col of the re-raised 78th Fraser Highlanders, Heritage Activist, realtor and a Second World War veteran who took part in the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe, died in St. Lambert on August 28th, 2019. He was 98 years old. Son of the late Douglas Stuart and Lilias Terrill and brother of the late Campbell Stuart. A proud descendant of United Empire Loyalists, Gordon Bruce Okill Stuart was born in Montreal March 10, 1921. Through the generosity of his uncle, Sir Campbell Stuart, the first Canadian to be appointed to the post in the British Diplomatic Service, Okill was educated at Bishop’s College School , (Quebec) and at Gordonstoun School , Scotland, where H.R.H. Prince Philip was a classmate. As a result of the school ties ,Philip accepted an invitation to be a guest at a convention of the United Empire Loyalists in Lennoxville. Mr. Stuart enlisted with the 14th Canadian Field Regiment (RCA) in 1940, served as Bombardier, and was awarded the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the Legion of Honour France’s Highest Order . He was founding president of a real estate firm, Okill Stuart Inc. and active in numerous public South Shore Montreal community groups and public service organizations including the Federation of Social Agencies, South Shore Community Services and the St. Lambert curling club. He was twice honoured by St. Lambert as its citizen of the year. He was an officer of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knight of the Military and Hospitaller order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and was the recipient of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs Award and the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. He leaves his wife, Sylvia Fairlie and his two children from his marriage to Ruth Ann Clarke, who predeceased him in 1973, Colin ( Vicki Hinchcliff) of Pigeon Hill and Heather Stuart of Winnipeg.>
March 10, 1921 - August 28, 2019

Don White legt de speciale band tussen de Canada en Nederland en met name Friesland uit.


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De Canadese veteraan uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog Don White is geëerd met een witte tulp die naar hem is genoemd. Premier Mark Rutte doopte de nieuwe tulp woensdag in de Keukenhof in Lisse.

Met de naam wil Rutte een link leggen met de bevrijding van Nederland, die 75 jaar geleden begon. White en andere helden hielpen daarbij. De Canadees was net twintig toen hij hier vocht. De Don White Tulp is ook een gebaar van dank aan alle andere militairen die Nederland en de rest van Europa hebben bevrijd, aldus Rutte. De premier ontmoette White vorig jaar op Bevrijdingsdag in Leeuwarden. Later sprak de premier in het Canadese parlement nog over de veteraan. Het was de eerste tulpdoop voor Rutte. White is dit najaar weer in Nederland en dan wil de premier er voor zorgen dat de veteraan wat naar hem genoemde tulpenbollen mee naar huis kan nemen.

credits: Keukenhof

BoydAffleckWe just heard the sad news that Mr Boyd Affleck has passed away. We will never forget what he did for us. Our thoughts are with his daughters and the rest of his family and friends.

On behave of the Frisian and Canadian Friends 2015