Remembrance Day ceremonies in Northern Bruce looked different this year; due to COVID 19, gatherings at the cenotaphs were limited to members of the Tobermory Legion Br 290, Lion’s Head Legion Br 202 and those essential to holding the services. Safety protocols were followed and shared via photos, facebook or video.

Lion’s Head Legion Branch 202

Submitted by Richard Smith,
President, Br 202
Photo Credit: Ross Webb
Photo Credit: Ross Webb Photo: Remembrance Day ceremony at Monument Corners in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

On behalf of Branch 202, I would like to thank everyone who purchased wreaths and crosses for our Remembrance Day Services. 

Below is a list of the people, businesses, service and religious organizations who purchased either a wreath or cross. An asterisk beside the name indicates the purchase for both cenotaphs at Monument Corners and in Lion’s Head:

-Province of Ontario*

-Branch 202 Royal Canadian Legion* 

-Branch 202 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary*

-Bruce County *

-Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula *

-Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Fire Department*

-Bain Family (in memory of Murray and Scott Bain)

-Beth Bruin (in memory of Charles L. Kelly Bruin)

-Bethel Missionary Church

-Bev. Miller (in memory of Alfred and Andrew Savage)

-Bruce Peninsula District School

-Bruce Peninsula Family Centre

-Bruce Peninsula Tourism

-By the Bay

-Christ Church Anglican

-Davis and McLay Insurance

-Don Standen (in memory of Alf, Bill and Ted Standen)

-Emerson McLay

-EPH Tools

-Fred Van Tooren (in memory of William Younger)

-Gerald Greig (in memory of those in the merchant Navy)

-Grey-Bruce Health Services*

-Judith Friend (in memory of Charles & Emma Friend)

-Karen Winters (in memory of Tim Black)

-LCBO, Lion’s Head

-Lion’s Club*

-Lion’s Head Beach Motel

-Lion’s Head Friendship Club

-Lion’s Head Hospital Auxiliary

-Lion’s Head Rotary Club

-Lion’s Head/Pike Bay United Churches

-Lioness Club

-Mansfield Family (in memory of Robt. Mansfield and William Pearson Hiltz)

-Remax Grey-Bruce Realty


-Royal Bank of Canada

-St. Margaret’s Chapel Cape Chin

-St. Mark’s Catholic Church

-The Pentecostal Country Church

-Wilson Home Building Centre

Tobermory Legion Br 290

Submitted by Elaine Sinha, Br 290.

Photo Credit: Mike Reid Photo: Tobermory Legion Br 290 Colour Party – Sargent at Arms Chris McCoy, Past President Doug Smith, 2nd Vice-President Neil Golden, and Secretary Elaine Sinha. Not shown in photo: Ladies Auxiliary President Jo Anne Lane, President Judy Hurst, Past President Rick Lane and Padre Brad Inglis.
Photo Credit: Mike Reid Photo: Tobermory Legion Br 290 Piper Kathryn Forbes.

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at the cenotaph in Tobermory on a mild but very blustery day. Due to pandemic restrictions the observance was carried out differently this year, there was no parade, a limited colour party and spectators were encouraged to watch online rather than attend in person.

There were spectators, but everyone wore a mask and maintained social distancing, as per guidelines, and we did have a number of viewers online.

Thank you to Dylan Hurst for video taping and Mike Reid for taking photographs.

The following wreaths were laid in remembrance:

-Canada – laid by Barney Hopkins

-Ontario – laid by Daryl Cowell

-Armed Forces – laid by Capt. Retired Chris McCoy CD

-Royal Canadian Legion Br 290 – Past President Rick Lane

-Royal Canadian Legion Br 290 Ladies Auxiliary – Ladies Auxiliary President Jo Anne Lane

-Tobermory Fire Department

-County of Bruce

-Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula

-Bruce Peninsula District School

-St. Edmunds Public School

-Peacock’s Foodland

-Primary Place Daycare (in memory of all Veterans)

-Light and Life Chapel

-St. Edmunds Anglican Church (in Memory of all Veterans) 

-Tobermory United Church

-Tobermory Health Services Auxiliary

-Tobermory Chamber of Commerce

-Tobermory Friends of the Library

-Tobermory Snowmobile Club

-Rotary Club of Northern Bruce Peninsula

-Blue Heron Company

-The Sweet Shop

-In Memory of Animals who served and died in War

-In Memory of Jason Durance

-Bruce Anchor (in Memory of Corp Ivan Stewart Robins)

-In Memory of Pvt. Eva Daly

-In Memory of Bert and Pearl Hopkins

-In Memory of Andy & Tom Hopkins MM

-In Memory of Morris & Davis Families 

-In Memory of John and Chris DesJardine

-In Memory of Sarah Klages

-In Memory of Arthur Martin/Bill Smith/Charlie Golden

-In Memory of Martin & Bud Hopkins

-In Memory of Glenn & Merle Willson

-In Memory of Bob Daniels

-In Memory of Keith Evans Sr

-In Memory of JP Johnstone

-In Memory of Paul D’Andrea

-Donation made in Memory of Lorne and Kay Lyons

-Donation made in Memory of Arthur Joesph & Herbert James Scrannage

Photo Credit: Mike Reid Photo: Tobermory Legion Br 290 Colour Party – Sargent at Arms Chris McCoy, Past President Doug Smith, 2nd Vice-President Neil Golden, Secretary Elaine Sinha and Padre Brad Inglis.