The Naval Memorial Fund
On May 15th, 2019, representatives from the Royal United Services Institute of New Brunswick (RUSI-NB), HMCS Brunswicker and the Community Foundation gathered to permanently establish The Naval Memorial Fund. Annual earnings generated by the Fund will support required maintenance and repairs to be the soon to be erected – Naval Memorial to be located along Harbour Passage. This Monument serve as a memorial to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) and will also provide a constant reminder of all those who lost their lives while serving their country at sea in the cause of peace.
In addition to preserving the Monument, this Fund will also support the pursuit of post-secondary education through the awarding of bursaries, to be called “The Naval Memorial Fund Bursary”. Eligible candidates for the bursaries will be students who are or who have been a member of the HMCS Brunswicker or of any New Brunswick-based unit of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets.
A very special thank you to Former Speaker of the Senate and Honorary Captain of the Naval Reserve Noel Kinsella, pictured here, who presented the Foundation with the inaugural donation of $1000.00 to seed the Fund. Also Pictured are Lieutenant (retired) Bernard Cormier (Secretary) and Mr. Bev Harrison (President) representing RUSI-NB, Commander Marc Brown, the Commanding Officer of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship BRUNSWICKER and Heinz Schaerer and Kelly Evans from the Community Foundation.