15 www.on.legion.ca ONTARIO COMMAND ABRAMS, Raymond James Raymond was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 17, 1917. He joined the Canadian Army on November 23, 1941 and served as a Corporal with the Royal Canadian Engineers in France, Holland and Germany. He was very proud to be a D-Day veteran. At the end of hostilities, he was discharged on February 13, 1946 and was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, and the Victory Medal. He returned to Sudbury, Ontario to work in the nickel/copper mines. In 1946, Raymond married Madeleine McKeown. He was proud of his service as a member of Onaping Falls Legion Branch 503 for forty-three years. Raymond passed away on September 21, 1992. AITKEN, Ernest J. Ernest was born on March 26, 1921 in Markdale, Ontario. He joined the Army on May 27, 1942 and served as Lance Bombardier and TOS Gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery in the United Kingdom and in Continental Europe. Discharged on January 19, 1946, Ernest received the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp. Ernest died on September 11, 1962 and he is buried in St. Matthias Anglican Cemetery in Berkeley. ADAMS, Eric C. Eric was born on January 21, 1915 in Warwick, England. At the age of 12, he immigrated to Canada as a foster child. As he grew older, he came to the Simcoe area where he met his wife, Ann Shewchuk, and they had three children. He worked as an auto body repairman and became noted for his excellent workmanship. Eric enlisted in the Canadian Army on July 22, 1940 and served in England, France and Germany with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 41st Battery, and 102nd Battery. He was discharged on September 18, 1945. Eric was a member of Legion Branch 79 before he passed away on August 7, 1998.