Presentation of Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals in Norfolk

Simcoe, ON  — November 18, 2012. Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk and Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Diane Finley presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal to worthy recipients today at the Eva BrookDonly Museum and Archives in Simcoe.  Senator Doug Finley also presented medals to very deserving recipients including Historian and Author, Harry B. Barrett.

Two ceremonies were held before packed houses of enthusiastic supporters.  During the services both Minister Diane Finley and Senator Doug Finley presented a total of forty-one Norfolkfolks who were honoured with the medal which commemorates the sixty (60) year reign of Elizabeth II.

Recipients who received their medal from Minister Finley include:

David R. Beasley
Ian Bell
Glenna Carr
Bob Castles
John Ernest Charleau
George H. Finney
Autumn Hagyard
Ethel Hill
Carly Jeannette Lindsay
Gordon Maskell
Karen Matthews
Stan Morris
Doreen Georgina Oates
John Picard
Lt. Col. Rev. Bryan E. Robertson
Clare Senko
Geraldine Adell Shaw
Raymond Murray Simmons
Beth Skuce
John Stanczyk
Dolf A. Wynia
William Yeager

Recipients who received their medal from Senator Finley include:

Harry B. Barrett
Bernard Crawshaw
Rev. John William Cruickshank
Muriel Dennis
William Findley
Betty Louise Goode
John George Hastie
Ike Hewitt
Joe Howe Sr.
Albert Clare Huffman
Ryan McCourt
Jay McKiee
James B. Picard
Daniel Reilly
George Renshaw
George Santos
Marlene Stackhouse
John Stam
His Worship, Dennis Michael Travale
Cory Van Groningen

The ceremony included a colour guard provided by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 79 in Simcoe, James Williams, a member of the Caledonia & District Pipe & Drum band, lead the procession.

Todd Crocker, who admirably performed Emcee duties, remarked that the recipients were “not seeking recognition for their efforts in the community but rather it was our responsibility to say thank-you to those folks who give so much of themselves to their community.”  Crocker explained that there are “some 60,000 Canadians who will receive the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, which seems like a lot until you consider that that number represents .2% of Canadians”.

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