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St. John’s Remembers

To mark Remembrance Day, this Sunday’s service will feature St. John’s remarkable War Memorial Plaque and the reading of the names of members of St. John’s parish who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I and World War II. The Memorial Plaque was installed in 1963 and designed by Ronald E. Willis.

Based on recent research, the full names of most of the individuals listed on the Memorial Plaque have been gathered, along with details of their war service and their lives in the local community. These details have been gathered here:

This Sunday’s Remembrance Day service will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s “Ascension Window.” This spectacular window was unveiled on November 11, 1923, a week after the official opening of St. John’s new home on Humberside Ave. and dedicated to the memory of the men of St. John’s who gave their lives during World War I, 1914-1918. Learn more about the Ascension Window via this link.

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