Seen elsewhere. I bet he gets a dang sight more than 100 cards
As the Cousins might say << Thank you for your Service feller >>
My Gt Uncle spent his last year in Belle Vue, not a bad hospital I thought!A part that has not been publicized is that the gent is actually at Sunnybrook hospital, not the address shown in the photo. Sunnybrook is where old soldiers go when the end is in sight, chances the address was used as the hospital didn’t wish to be inundated with bags of cards as other old vets would be left out.
Sunnybrook is the best place in the country for a veteran to go for treatment be they a 21 yr old who got clipped by an ied or a 95 yr old finishing up. I was last there in the fall visiting an old piper and it is one of those places where the residents and caregivers are equally impressive.My Gt Uncle spent his last year in Belle Vue, not a bad hospital I thought!
He'll be having a party at Branch 73 of the Royal Canadian Legion.Fred Arsenault loves getting letters the old-fashioned way — through the postal service.
It was while serving in the Second World War that Arsenault learned to fully appreciate the significance of receiving that envelope.
"He was in a slit trench and he would get a letter from his mom. So, he would read it at night in the darkness," his son, Ron Arsenault told CBC News.
"My dad was a private in the army … He was involved in the Italian campaign [and] he was also involved in the liberation of the Netherlands."
Arsenault will be turning 100 on March 6 and his son says he has come up with a birthday gift that is "just out of this world" for his dad.
Various prominent politicians in Canada have been sending their congratulations via social media, so this has been getting a certain degree of publicity.Ron Arsenault has told his dad about the plans for his 100th birthday, which include "a big party" on March 7.
"The good thing [is that] he's involved with Branch 73 of the [Royal Canadian] Legion. They've provided the hall for him so we're going to have a big family reunion for him," Ron said.
"He's looking forward to that. We have a live band, so it's going to be a busy month. My cousin's daughter, she's an out-of-this-world cake maker and she's making the cake for his 100th birthday."