Point Tupper War Memorial


Point Tupper, Nova Scotia

The Point Tupper War Memorial was constructed in 1977 in memory of those who served in the Boer War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War.

Mrs. Loretta Cass(nee Matheson) was the granddaughter of World War I Veteran Dan Hayes. In 1976, she first realized there was no memorial in existence to commemorate her late grandfather and other Point Tupper War Veterans. After getting in touch with a number of Veterans in the area a Point Tupper War Memorial Committee was formed.

Founder - Loretta Matheson Cass
Trustee of Honour - Frank Langley, World War I Veteran
Trustees - Harold Oliver, Kenny MacDonald, Thomas Williams, World War II Veterans

Fundraising began and land was sought. A donation of land was received from Mrs. Yvonne Williams Doyle, niece of trustee, Thomas William. The land in question had been the site of a store owned for many years by the late Angus Williams, father of Yvonne. This land was situated at the corner of Paint and Tupper Streets, facing the main road.

Sufficient funds were raised and the monument was ordered from Heritage Memorial Ltd, of Windsor, N.S. An invitation went out to supporters and the public.

At the time of the unveiling of the monument only three mothers of Veterans still lived in the area; Mrs. Minnie MacNamara, the eldest of the three had three sons in the Second World War, Mrs. Joyce Oliver and Mrs. Beatrice MacLean each had a son who served in World War II. Mrs. MacNamara laid the wreath on behalf of Motherhood of Canada and was escorted by WWII Veteran, Harold Oliver. Members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43 in Port Hawkesbury led the parade and provided the Colour Party accompanied by piper, Sandy Boyd. Ted Martens, Vice-President of the Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Command was MC for the ceremony.

Following the ceremony, a buffet tea was held in the Point Tupper School under the capable direction of coordinators Mrs. June Oliver and Mrs. Laura Swain.

In later years the realignment and reconstruction of Paint Street neessitated the removal of the War Memorial from the land donated by Yvonne Williams Doyle. With the kind permission of Stora Forest Industries, the Monument was relocated to the Pulp Mill Road and placed on land owned by Stora.

Members of the Point Tupper Heritage Association see that the Canadian Flag is flown at the Memorial site each November 11th, and they are planting a tulip bed in the Autumn of the year 2000.

Point Tupper War Veterans

World War I

Frank Bourque
Pte. William Campbell
Daniel Hayes
Frank Langley
Henry Langley
Tom Langley
Wallace Walker

World War II

Harold Hayes
Mary Eleanor Hines
Edward King
Herb Knight
Bernie LeVangie
Bill MacDonald
Harold MacDonald
Kenny MacDonald
Hector MacLean
H.J. MacLean
J.B. MacNamara
J.L. MacNamara
John Malcolm
Charles Marshall
Robert Murray
Harold Oliver
Herbert Peeples
Lester Swain
Micheal Thomas
Norman Warner
Edmund S.Williams (RCAF, WWII)
F/Sgt. George Williams
Jeremiah "Jr." Williams
Morrow Willams
Thomas Williams
Franklin Wright

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