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I knew Bernard Vilandre who is listed in photo in Course 6 and then shotdown by night fighter and POW until war’s end, Squadron 111. Bernard passed away 11/30/2005. Thanks for his contribution and sacrifice. His gravestone makes no mention of him being a Fighter Pilot etc. He is buried in a small country churchyard on the March Road, Kanata, Ontario. I am so pleased to find a photo of him “Course 6” as my personal photos of the two of us were lost due to fire.
At the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre after a lengthy illness Wednesday, November 30, 2005. Bernard Vilandre age 87. Beloved husband of the late Mary Brennan. Son of the late Georges and Marie-Anne Vilandre. Dear brother of Rheal (Therese) of Montreal. Predeceased by siblings Irene, Gilles and Rene. Survived by brother-in-law Gerald (Ruth) Brennan and by many nieces and nephews. Bernard was an RCAF Spitfire Pilot during WWII. A special thank you to the staff of Rosemount Centre for Seniors and the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyere – fifth floor. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral arrangements to be completed. In Memoriam donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Health Centre Foundation appreciated.
Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/1/2005.