Veteran laid to rest
AnotherEastern Townships World War II veteran was laid to rest last Saturday. The funeral service of Herbert Hudson, who was with the First Hussars of London, Ontario and served during the war in England, France, Belgium and Holland, was held in the St. George Anglican Church, in Ayer’s Cliff.
Mr. Hudson had been, until his death at the age of eightyeight, a very active member of the Ayer’s Cliff Legion Branch 128 who provided a Guard of Honour during the service and the poll bearers. Following the ceremony, representatives of the Legion folded as per protocol the Canadian flag that had been draped over Mr. Hudson’s coffin and presented it to his wife of sixty-six years, Nellie Buzzell, along with his service medals.
“Mr. Hudson served the country proudly and with courage. He was a very enthusiastic supporter of the Legion throughout his life. We lost a member and a friend as well, a very pleasant and clever individual who remained active until the end,” commented Brigadier-General (ret’d) Robin Gagnon, the president of the Ayer’s Cliff Legion, who added: “We were proud to be attending the service.” “He was very much loved far and wide both sides of the border,” commented Susan FletcherDoust, the 2nd vice-president of the Ayer’s Cliff branch.
Twenty-five members of the small Legion branch attended the services as well as a few hundred other mourners and a reception was held at the Legion hall following the funeral.
Members of the Ayer’s Cliff Legion were the poll bearers at World War II veteran Herbert Hudson’s funeral on Saturday.