Streamway residents attend Remembrance Day ceremony at Cobourg cenotaph

A wreath dedicated to veterans living at Streamway and other OMNI homes was laid at the memorial

About 15 Streamway Villa residents and accompanying staff members attended a ceremony at the cenotaph at Victoria Park in Cobourg on Remembrance Day.

Although it was a cold, cloudy day, the group of residents bundled up in warm clothing and made the one-kilometre trek with staff members from the home to Victoria Park to attend the service.

Among the residents attending the ceremony were three veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Marnie Burke served as a nurse in the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery and was stationed in Victoria, B.C., during the Second World War. Tom Stewart served in the Canadian Army. Streamway Villa’s newest resident, Robert Thompson, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Streamway Villa residents and team members brought a wreath to the service dedicated to the veterans of the home as well as veterans living at OMNI Health Care’s other 17 long-term care homes.

During the service, Streamway Villa administrator Kylie Szczebonski was called to lay the wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of everyone at the home.

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