Propwash News - February 2019

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Update On Carl Mills - Wednesday, February 27th

Although Carl is still in the hospital, he seems to be making small gains each day. He is hopeful that he will be moved to begin rehab later this week.

If all goes well, after about 3 weeks of rehab, he is hopeful that he will be allowed to go home, but with very limited mobility.

Article written by the Legion on the state of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Legion comments on volatility in VAC leadership

Feb 13, 2019

With the latest change in leadership at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), The Royal Canadian Legion remains increasingly concerned that the Canadian government is not duly focused on the needs of our Veterans and that no one really has full focus on this portfolio.

The time has arrived for the Canadian government to create one department, joining VAC and the Department of National Defence (DND) to ensure our Veterans are taken care of from recruitment into retirement.

We have witnessed several puzzling changes to VAC’s leadership in recent years, and we now question just how committed government is to Canada’s Veterans. On their behalf, we ask that the Veteran portfolio overall be treated as a vital one, and that government take swift action so that critical issues related to our Veterans’ well-being are dealt with immediately.

In addition, we ask that political pundits, media and others cease their talk about “demotion” if a minister is assigned to the Veteran’s file – which is actually an honour - and redirect their energy towards tackling societal issues they have the power to address. Our Veterans helped establish and help maintain the very foundation of our way of life and freedom in Canada. Without our Veterans, other ministerial departments might not even exist today.

Carl Mills In Hospital - February 9th




We have some sad news to pass along. Our beloved Carl Mills has been in the North York General Hospital since early January fighting a serious illness. He has indicated that he welcomes phone calls (if he's up to taking them) and we have the phone number and room number which you can get by phoning Bill Bishop @ 902-405-0957 or request same via email.

We will keep you posted with any changes or developments

Maj. Charles "Chuck" Reed, CD (Ret'd) - Passed February 6, 2019

REED - Maj Charles "Chuck" L Reed CD (Ret'd) - Wonderful husband and soulmate of Jeanette "Jenny" for 58 years passed away peacefully on February 6, 2019 at Hospice Niagara after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving and supportive father of Dale Reed (Lori), Tammy Webber and Robyn Reed (Jeff McDougall). Survived by sister-in-law's Karen Phillips (Sam), Dianne Catillo: Rose Arkinson (Merv) and many nieces and nephews. Proud Grandpa of Jason Reed and Kayla Webber. Loving Papa of AJ and Gabby Procopio and Gracie Sacco. His 30 year career with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an air pilot flying trainers and fighters entailed duties in Canada, Germany and the USA from 1955 through 1985.

A service to celebrate the life of Chuck will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Visitation will be at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm followed directly by the service at 12:00. The family will receive friends at MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main St. Niagara Falls, ON. Flowers gratefully declined. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to Hospice Niagara.

Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com

Chuck will be added to the 400 Squadron Final Flight Roll Call in the near future

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