Vet­eran laid to rest

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ayer’s Cliff

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.

photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Mem­bers of the Ayer’s Cliff Le­gion were the poll bear­ers at World War II vet­eran Her­bert Hud­son’s fu­neral on Satur­day.

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