A big thank you to the 5th Tsartlip Scouts and Venturers, and the 1st Cedar Hill Scouts and Venturers for all their work raking leaves and cleaning up the cemetery on Remembrance Day. The cemetery looks great now!
As well as tidying the cemetery, the Scouts held a short ceremony at 11:00, and then listened to a few stories of veterans, whose remains are interred in St. Luke's graveyard.
Invited guests included Lt. Col Gagne, the Commanding Officer of the 39th Service Batallion at the Ashton Armoury; Cpl. Jesse Cook, with the 39th Service Batallion (BC Regiment); and Chris Preston, a retired naval officer and current head of the Ashton Armouries Museum Society. Lieutenant-General Ernest Charles Ashton rests in St. Luke's Cemetery in Row M West, Plot 6.
Thanks to Bruce Hallsor and Barb Prescott for sharing these pictures.