Personnel files of sixty-five personnel who served in World War I with ties to South Simcoe. Research was commenced by Jan Coward. After her passing, a group of research assistants are working to verify the research and share this publicly. Original database exists as an online spreadsheet. Reseach assistants have identified which personnel files have been verified.
Municipality : Community : Bradford West Gwillimbury Lot : Concession : Description : On March 17, BWG Council recognized the contributions of two long-time residents to Ontario's heritage, presenting a Certificate of Achievement to Barbara Verney and a Certificate of Lifetime Achievement to George Jackson, on behalf of the Ontario Heritage Trust and the 2008 Heritage Community Recognition Program. Barbara Verney was co-founder of the BWG Local History Group. Through her involvement with the Group, the Town's HEART Committee, IODE and Gwillim Group, she helped organize walking tours of historic Bradford, bus tours of the Holland Marsh, displays on the anniversary of Hurricane Hazel, and the installation of the statue of Elizabeth Gwillim Simcoe and historic plaque in Bradford during the Sesquicentennial. She was the Town's Co-ordinator for the Bicentennial of Yonge St. in 1996, and has won numerous awards for her community involvement and voluntarism. Mayor Doug White Called George Jackson the "godfather of BWG history." Also a founder of the BWG Local History Group, Jackson is a volunteer, an historian, and an author.
Event Date : Saturday, June 21, 1997 Event Type : Death Municipality
Description : Peacefully at York County Hospital, Newmarket, at the age of 87. Son of the late Richard Waller and Alice (nee Martin) of Bradford, Ontario. Predeceased by siblings Norman, Thomas, Lillian Bugler, and Mildred Banks. Husband of Marjorie (nee Hearsum) for 54 years. Father of Barbara Amos, Lowell Waller, Lynette Waller and Thomas Lambert. Uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Member of the famed Bradford Six" and Newmarket Redmen Hockey teams 1926-1933. 48-year employee of Office Specialty Newmarket. Veteran WWII. Longtime active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #426 Newmarket. Visitation at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home Newmarket. Interment in Newmarket Cemetery. Memorial donations to the York County Hospital Foundation would be gratefully appreciated by the family.