The Third Annual Memorial Service was held June 24, 2018. Invited guests included LCol Patrick McLaughlan, CO of Operational Services Gagetown and Steven Hart, Master Warrant Officer (both represented 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown), Oromocto Town Mayor Robert Powell and MLA Jeff Carr. Members of Oromocto Branch No.93 RCL who provided the Colour Party, Piper John Hann and Trumpeter Pops Godfrey also participated in the service. RCL NB Command President, Comrade John Ladouceur, read the Act of Remembrance. Both Mayor Powell and MLA Jeff Carr took the opportunity to address the attendees and spoke about the significance and beauty of the Pioneer Gardens Cemetery and the dedication and hard work of the volunteer committee to maintain the beautiful state of the cemetery.
Attendees were provided with the opportunity to view the recently constructed Allan Wall on the front edge of the Quiet Area following the service.
A special thanks goes to Rev. Keith Howlett who at the last moment volunteered to stand in for Rev. Canon Walter Williams who had another engagement and could not celebrate this service. Thanks also to our volunteer directors who attended and assisted with the service.