Letter: Remembrance of granddad 100 years after First World War

Receiving information on the 100th anniversary of the First World War was particularly moving as our questions were answered at last.

To the editor:

Just recently, some significant and very touching past history of our family was revealed to us thanks to the efforts of Keith Boehmer, military history interpreter at our Okanagan Military Museum.

The resting place of our grandfather, Major William Tulloch Daniel, who fought in the First World War, was unknown to us. Having searched unsuccessfully for the information, I spoke with Keith at the Military Museum last year and he agreed to work on it. He has been diligent and responsive and recently presented documentation to me which included my grandfather’s “Registration of Death.”

Receiving this information on the 100th anniversary of the First World War was particularly moving as our questions were answered at last.

Often we fail to thank the deserving and Keith has truly earned our heartfelt thanks. Remembrance Day was all the more special and meaningful because of what Keith did for our family.

 

Granddad’s grandchildren,

whom he never knew:

Sharon (Daniel) Leveque,

Barb Daniel, Barry Daniel and

Lynne (MacDougall) Cotter.

 

Winfield