This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will mark a break from decades of tradition with the passing of long-time Revelstoke Legion chaplain Marlene McQuarrie on Jan. 4 at the age of 80. McQuarrie had been delivering the Remembrance Day prayer for years. “It won’t be the same

‘It won’t be the same’

Long-serving Revelstoke Legion chaplain Marlene McQuarrie passed away earlier this year. Ken Jones will conduct the Nov. 11 service.

PHOTO: This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will mark a break from decades of tradition with the passing of long-time Revelstoke Legion chaplain Marlene McQuarrie on Jan. 4 at the age of 80. McQuarrie had been delivering the Remembrance Day prayer for years. “It won’t be the same, she’s been doing it for a lot of years,” said past Legion president Greg Brownlee. Ken Jones, the pastor at the United Church, will be taking over her duties this year. Here, she receives the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal from MLA Norm MacDonald following last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

 

 

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