Story by Lucie Roy – Photo by Danny Getzlaf
Morinville Legion members Walter Corbett and Lou Newell were the recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Saturday. Royal Canadian Legion District 8 Commander Ted Latimer and Morinville Mayor Paul Krauskopf made the presentation. More than 100 people from 15 communities were in attendance.
Corbett is the Morinville Legion Branch Service Officer and has successfully assisted and represented many veterans, their spouses and families in their attempt to complete forms and secure disability benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada.
WWII veteran Lou Newell was awarded the medal for his decades of service to the many communities he has lived in, this services to the Legions he has been a member of and his decades of service to the Lions Club.
Four medals were presented Saturday. Muriel Heselwood of St Albert and Roy Pritchard of Onoway were also presented with medals at the sme ceremony. The recipients also received an Alberta Shield pin from Maureen Kubinec MLA Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock.