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Current Oatmeal Rag Newsletter
Summer 2019 #33

Upcoming Association & Regimental Activities: 

 Remembrance Day, Monday, 11 Nov 2019
 Minto Armouries, Valour Rd, etc

 Unit Christmas Dinner Saturday, 07 Dec 2019
 Minto Armouries

 Highland Levee, Wednesday, 01 Jan 2020
 Officer's Mess at Minto Armouries
 NLT 0745 hrs

 Robbie Burn's Supper 
 Saturday, 25 January 2020
 Fort Garry Hotel
 1830 for 1910 hrs

 Contact the WO's & Sgt's of the Camerons for tickets

Cameron Association Executive Meeting Schedule:

 Next Executive Monthly Meeting: 

04 November,  2019
1930 for 2000hrs 

#4 St James Legion
VA Rm downstairs

 Regular Executive meetings: 2019 - 20 TBC per above at #4 St James Legion  VA Rm


Cameron Association Membership Information

 - Please read the information provided at the link below:

 Cameron Association Constitution & Bylaws 26 Sept, 2011

  - Please contact the site administrator regarding any further questions and how & where to pay your dues
    via the "Contact Us" link near the top of the page.  

My Grandfather/Father was a Cameron, where can I find out more about his service ?
Here is a link to the Library and Archives Canada web site. You can contact them to obtain the military service record of your ancestor:

 Library & Archives Canada (link confirmed 30 March 2018)

 I need a piper for a Cameron Association member’s funeral. What do I do ?

 For those of you who are trying to plan ahead or suddenly need to book a piper for one of our Comrades and don’t know how it is done here you go:
 1. Contact the President of the Cameron Association or the Editor of the Oatmeal Rag at a reasonable hour; and

 2. We’ll pass you the contact information of the current Cameron Pipe-Major (because the appointment does actually change from century to century or so and otherwise you may call the wrong guy); and
 3. The P/M will help you to make the appropriate arrangements.

 Verification of Former Service DS Solution:
 You can make a request under the Access to Information Act, which will provide you with proof of your service with the Camerons.
 Please click on the link:
(Link last confirmed 30 March 2018)
Link to start a VFS request




On July 15, 2019 at the Grace Hospital, Paul Ernest Johnson passed away after a stroke on April 1st. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cynthia Johnson (Saiko), mother Louise Johnson (Tetlock), brother Bruce Johnson and wife Theresa (Pellegrin).
Paul was born in Winnipeg on September 25, 1956 and was the first born son of Louise and Ernie. Paul enjoyed lots of one on one time with Mom and Dad. He was the joy of their lives. He was joined in subsequent years by two brothers and a sister. He was a loving, excellent big brother to them all.
Paul's interest in the military grew and in the summer of 1974 after graduating high school, he trained with the Canadian militia in Wainwright, Alberta. As a member of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders reserve, he learned to shoot mortars and participated in military tattoos.
Later at the University of Manitoba Paul studied music, majoring in voice and organ. He graduated with a music and education degree. While at university Paul was a proud member of St. John's College and participated in student politics.
Paul was a very generous person. Starting with his family and friends and extending to his community and beyond. One of his favourite causes was animal welfare. He and his wife Cynthia rescued four dogs, three welsh terriers (Milo, Carmen and Rowdy) and a greyhound (Dani). Paul and Cynthia participated in fundraisers such as Paws in Motion and the Bow Wow Ball. In his final months, he was tirelessly and well cared for by his loving brother Bruce. Paul will be greatly missed by all.
We thank the staff on the third floor south of the Grace Hospital for their care.
A Celebration of Life was held Tuesday, July 23 at St. George's Crescentwood, 168 Wilton Street, 1:00 p.m., reception to follow.

Full obituary published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019


Bonnie Catherine Korzeniowski October 5, 1941 – October 15, 2019, (nee Grant) (Hunt), at the age of 78, passed away peacefully with members of family by her side.
Through all the trials and tribulations of her life, she foremost stood behind her four children, Karen Cooper (John), Kathryn Hunt (Bruce), Bryan Hunt (Veronica) and Alexis Sukaroff (Dan). Also surviving her are eight grandchildren, Jamie and Morgan, Garrett and Mitchell, Tanner and Grayson, Hayden and Barron plus seven more great-grandchildren.
Bonnie also leaves Gerald, her husband of 38 years and her sister Dorene Petersen (Dick) to mourn. She was predeceased by first husband Grant Bryan Hunt Sr. and her parents, Myrtle and Cleveland Grant.
Born and raised in Winnipeg to a military family, Bonnie attended Daniel Macintyre High School. (In later years, she eagerly anticipated reconnecting with alumni at their annual luncheon.) She went on to marry her high school sweetheart who, like her father, also had a military career and they moved through a variety of postings, mostly in Ontario. Eventually, with a need to get involved in her community, she attended and graduated with a Diploma of Social Service Work from Algonquin College, Ottawa in 1974.
Returning to Winnipeg after the unfortunate dissolution of her first marriage, she went on to work at the Manitoba Youth Centre where she met Gerald. Together they went back to University of Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 1980. Gerald and Bonnie were married the following year.
They then lived in Brandon for a short time where Bonnie worked at Brandon General Hospital Social Work Department. It was here she received her MIRSW designation which she was very proud of. Moving back to Winnipeg, she continued to work as a Social Worker, first at St. Boniface Hospital and then, Deer Lodge Centre.
Taking advantage of the opportunity offered, Bonnie earned her Master of Science in Administration (1995) from the University of Michigan and became chair of Health Care Professionals for the Deer Lodge Centre, members of the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada.
During this period of her life in community advocacy and union activities, she soon became involved with politics and served as a board member of the St. James NDP party. In 1999, Bonnie successfully ran for Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the New Democratic Party in the constituency of St. James until 2011.
Bonnie was also a proud member of St. James Legion #4, never missing a Remembrance Day service at Bruce Park. Additionally, she missed very few days (or nights) attending to her responsibilities at the Manitoba Legislature.
As an MLA, she served as Deputy to the Speaker of the House and was shortly thereafter in 2008, named "Special Envoy of Military Affairs" for Manitoba. Bonnie revelled in every aspect of the position, both at the public level with senior Military Command in Ottawa and across Canada, as well as being of whatever local assistance she could offer military members and families with health, child care, education, family transfers and on. Bonnie was a strong supporter of the Military Family Resource Centre at 17 Wing.
Bonnie was the first female board member of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Regiment, official "godmother" to the "Liga Dos Combantentes" (Portuguese War Veterans), a proud member of the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba, the Royal Commonwealth Association and the Intrepid Society to name a few.
Many years in the making and perhaps her proudest achievement was her self-appointed mission to save and restore the "Women's Tribute Memorial Lodge," a heritage building at Deer Lodge Centre. The building received an award winning renovation / expansion to become the current "Movement Disorder Centre." This project was very special to Bonnie in her attention to the women's movement, military and veterans, heritage and seniors and to St. James.
The family sincerely expresses their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Charleswood Personal Care Home for all her care and assistance during her relatively short stay with them.
A service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue.
For those who wish to sign the online
Guest Book please visit

Full obituary published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 26, 2019

Lloyd Jones (SWW)

JONES, William Lloyd February 18, 1923 - July 19, 2019 On July 19th, 2019 we said goodbye to our father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, Kathleen (Kae), their children Owen (Wendy), Brenda (Don), D'Arcy (Linda), Peggy (Larry), Neil (Marlene), Julie (Don), Todd (Connie), 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Lloyd was born in Winnipeg (Transcona), Manitoba and moved to Swift Current (Speedy Creek), Saskatchewan. As a youth, he was very active in sports; basketball, baseball, curling and hockey. He completed high school then "rode the rails" to the West Coast. There he worked the logging camps at Holberg and Franklin River on Vancouver Island. After the war broke out he joined the Army. He chose the "senior service" and signed with The Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders serving as rifleman, Bren gunner and dispatch rider. He served in France, Belgium and Holland.
At the close of the war, he returned to Winnipeg where he met the love of his life, Kathleen, a sweet nurse at the military hospital. They married and lived in Brandon where Dad worked for Safeway, then moved on to Scott Bathgate Co. as a salesman. In 1951, they moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where Dad worked for the B.A. Oil Refinery for four years. Dad moved on to work with Warner Lambert Co. for ten years, and travelled every gravel road in the province. You could ask Dad where any small town was in Western Canada and he could tell you. From Moose Jaw, he moved the family to Regina, staying for two years. From Regina we moved on to Winnipeg, as Dad was recruited by Carter Wallace Co. to take on the position of Western Canada Sales Manager and stayed in Winnipeg for five years. In 1967, Dad was relocated to the west coast and moved the family to Tsawwassen, B.C.
This is where he took on many activities and organizations. He joined the Masonic faith receiving Mason 32 degree Right Free Mason as well as Commander of the Legion of Honour, Warrior of the Q, and President of the Tsawwassen Shrine Club. He became potentate for the B.C. and Yukon Shriners organization. Dad was also a Volunteer driver for the Masonic Cancer Project, where he enjoyed and met many of his "ex-prairie" people on drives. Dad was on the Board of the Amos Ferguson Foundation, and with Kae, supported the Delta Hospital Foundation.
He was a long time member, and eventually became President of the Tsawwassen Legion. He assisted numerous veterans in obtaining benefits from Veteran Affairs Canada; most were unaware these benefits were available to them. Dad was best known as the "Poppy Man" and spent many days standing outside the Tsawwassen Thrifty's market in honour of Armistice Day. He was the all-time best seller and took on legendary status.
For 24 years he volunteered with the Community Police, known as the "Cop Shop", alongside his dear friend Brian. He also enjoyed his 20 year friendship with his coffee group "The Muggars". Once moving to the Waterford he spent many hours reminiscing with his friend of more than 60 years, Ray McKinley. Lloyd was an Active member of the Phoenix Food Group, made up of retired sales men and sales managers who raised money for Scholarships for the young to further their education.
In 2005 he represented the Queen's own Cameron Highlanders at the 50th Anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of Holland with Kae by his side. It was a trip of a lifetime, and they were both deeply moved by the reception of the Dutch youth and the country's deep appreciation of the Canadian Soldiers.

On February 12, 2010, with great pride he was selected to carry the Olympic Torch through the community of Tsawwassen. He insisted on wearing a poppy on his jacket, which was against the "rules", and told them I wear it or I don't carry the torch.
On September 18, 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dad fought through the Battle of Normandy and participated in the liberation of France. In February 2015, the government of France bestowed him the Legion of Honour Medal for Canadian Veterans who participated in D- Day operation. On August 14, 2018 he was presented the Sovereign Medal for Volunteerism and on September 11, 2018 he received the Quilt of Valour on behalf of the Quilts of Valour, Canada, to show the love, respect and gratitude for his sacrifice to Canada. And much to his surprise he was named Delta's Citizen of the Year, and was deeply humbled by the gesture from the community.|
We want to send our special thanks to the Delta Hospital Foundation and to the many nurses and aides at the Mountain View Manor, they are truly angels. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Tsawwassen Springs Ballroom (5133 Springs Blvd, Tsawwassen). Condolences may be offered at Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Full obituary published in The Delta Optimist from July 25 to Aug.1,2019


Cameron Association in Canada mailing address:

 Please address your mail to the appropriate member.

 The information given below is current to 01 Nov 2019


CURRENT OFFICER LIST 2019 - 2020     All phone numbers are (204) unless otherwise noted.

R3J 2Z7




 R3G 3M2





 R3C 5L7


 R4J 1B1
 204 -889-5655
Members at large:  LEN JOHNSON

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Previous Issues of the Oatmeal Rag newsletter: 

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 01 Jan 2010    

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 02 Apr 2010 

Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 03 July 2010

 Oatmeal Rag E-Issue 04 Oct 2010 with 100th Info

  Oatmeal Rag Issue 05 100th Anniversary is only available in hard copy from the Association.


  or Oatmeal_Rag_Issue_06_May_2011.pdf

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 07 Aug 2011  







 Oatmeal Rag issue 14 Oct 2013

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 15 Jan 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 16 April 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 17 Oct 2014

 Oatmeal Rag Issue 18 Jan 2015

Oatmeal Rag Issue 19 May 2015

Oatmeal Rag Issue 20 Oct 2015