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Denise, Veteran

Afghanistan, Somalia

Denise graduated from high school in Bouctouche, New Brunswick in June 1988 and began her military career in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu two months later. During her 28 years as a military police officer, she witnessed tragic events in Canada, in Somalia and in Afghanistan. These significant moments in her professional life convinced her to specialize in the investigation of major crimes, particularly sexual offences, in order to make a difference. She is married to Sylvain, also a military policeman, and they have two beautiful daughters, Bianka and Jessika. In addition to her courage and good physical condition, she believes that the unswerving support from her loved ones allowed her to overcome the great challenges of military life.

Charles, Veteran

WWII

Charlie joined the Air Force at the age of 18, following in the steps of his older brother Norbert. As a tail gunner in the Second World War, he was involved in 30 bombing missions over enemy territory; the final of which he was the sole survivor – becoming a prisoner of war when his plane was shot down. His brother was unfortunately one of the many who did not make it home after the war. Today at 95, Charlie has many stories to tell and proudly still fits into his uniform.
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Team member

Frantz, Veteran

Frantz is passionate about aviation. He served proudly as a supply technician from 1986 to 2011 on a number of international missions. He is an avid participant in the Veterans Yoga Program offered by the Operational Stress Injury clinic. This takes place at Ste. Anne’s Hospital twice a week, and is supported by the Quebec Veterans Foundation.

Jonathan, Veteran

Afghanistan

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Mario, Veteran

Mario, a former infantry corporal in the Canadian Armed Forces, didn’t have an easy life. As a child, he was often given the strap at school. As a teenager, he lived on the streets of Toronto for a time, where he was violently beaten. He also has dyslexia and Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes vocal and motor ticks.

But, none of this stopped Mario from becoming an independent, sociable man, who was deeply protective of and devoted to his family. As the eldest son, he took wonderful care of his three younger brothers. He has two sons himself and a beautiful grandson who will soon be turning two.

Mario took part in the Sentinelles of the Street program, part of an initiative from the Old Brewery Mission, which the Quebec Veterans Foundation is proud to support. Read more here.