A TRIBUTE to the


and to
 Chapter 10 - Pembroke


This website is promoting and paying a


to an Organization and a Chapter.



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Chapter's Executive

Membership List

General Information Board

Monthly Meeting

In Memoriam

Our Links

Item(s) of Interest

Our Awards

Various Activities and Photos

Our GuestBook


Welcome to this website which is my way to pay


to the

Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association

and to

Chapter 10 - Pembroke



The aim of this website

is to inform and familiarize the visitors with the

formation, membership and activities of

Chapter 10 - Pembroke


to make them aware of a number of other

interesting and informative links.

 History of the O.P.P.V.A. Chapter 10 - Pembroke


Prior to the formation of the O.P.P.V.A. Chapter 10 - Pembroke,

the retirees in this area were members of Chapter 10 - Perth.



During the latter part of 1995,

Brothers George Sullivan and Peter van Hoof, Pembroke, Ontario,

looked into the possibility of forming a Veterans' Chapter

located in the northern part of what was then known

as the # 10 District with the O.P.P. Headquarters

located in Perth, Ontario.


The first luncheon meeting took place at Fred's Restaurant, Chapeau, Quebec,

on Wednesday, January 17th, 1996

and the Chapter was formed at that time.

Brother Sullivan was elected Chairman and Brother van Hoof

was elected Secretary/Treasurer for that year.

The Chapter subsequently received its

Charter in 1997.



History of the former Pembroke Police Service



On February 8, 1878 , a motion was passed by the Council of the Town of Pembroke to hire a Town Constable.

It was not until November 15, 1878 that James Devlin was hired at a salary of $400.00 per year.

Constable Devlin lived on Cemetery St , now know as Miller Street , in Pembroke.

Some of the duties of the Town Constable at that time, included the collection of taxes,

and the maintenance of platforms (sidewalks) and the pumping station.

Constable Devlin also assumed the role of Truant Officer and Dog Catcher.

For six years between 1872 and 1878, the Town of Pembroke , and its surrounding area,

was patrolled solely by two County Constables ,

one of whom was Daniel H. Duffy, who in 1881 became the Chief of Police for the town of Pembroke

and a constable Dennison.

Chiefs of Police that followed Chief Duffy included

Michael Lee, Chief Butler, Harry Carrol, David McLaughlin, Thomas Espy and Dan Carnegie.

In September 1925, D.J (Dan) Carnegie enlisted with the Pembroke Police force.

Carnegie was promoted to Sergeant and later to Chief Constable in 1943.

The entire Pembroke Police Force at that time consisted of nine men.

Chief Carnegie maintained the position of Chief for 19 years until his retirement in 1962.

It was November 1, 1941 when Bert S. Dickie enlisted with the Pembroke Police Force.

He left the force however, to serve his country with the

Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, returning to his duties June of 1946

Shortly after his return, Dickie was promoted to the position of

Sergeant on March 1, 1947 and then again to the role of Inspector on February 1, 1954 .

Inspector Dickie was promoted to Chief Constable in 1962.

Bert S. Dickie served as Chief of Police for Pembroke for a period of 21 years

and he retired in 1983.

Sergeant Robert Purvis became Chief of Police upon Chief Dickie’s retirement in 1983

and served until his own retirement on June 28, 1991.

In 1991, Donald Kidder took over the role of Chief and continued in this capacity

until he retired on April 30, 1999.  

In 1999, Blair MacIssac succeeded Chief Kidder and served as Chief of Police until his successor,

Acting Deputy Chief David Hawkins took over the reins in 2007.

Chief David Hawkins began his policing career with the Pembroke Police Force

on October 1, 1978.  

As a Sergeant, he was named Acting Deputy Chief in June 2006 and further designated

as Acting Chief in May 2007.  

He was officially appointed to the position of Chief of Police on October 20, 2007

up to and until his retirement in 2013,

when the O.P.P. took over the duties of policing the City of Pembroke.

The Pembroke Police Service has grown from a force of one Constable

to the quality group of individuals who were its makeup.  

The Service had a complement of 58 members in 2009.  

These members were comprised of 30 officers, 16 full-time civilians

(including clerical, dispatchers and 6 Special Constables),

as well as 12 part-time Special Constables who also provided essential services to the community.

Since 1878, the Pembroke Police Force grew and matured into the Pembroke Police Service

and dedicated itself to providing the best possible service it could to the community of Pembroke.

Due to increasing costs, the Police Services Board recommended to the Pembroke City Council

that the Ontario Provincial Police be approached

to provide a costing for police services for the City of Pembroke. 

Council agreed with the recommendation and proceeded accordingly.

After analyzing financial and operational implications,

after gathering and considering input from local rate payers

and after considerable soul searching,

on March 20, 2012, the Pembroke City Council made the difficult decision to contract

with the O.P.P. to provide policing service to the City of Pembroke. 

The Pembroke Police Services Board
fully supported this decision. 

On July 6, 2013, the transition from Pembroke Police Service

to O.P.P. policing was completed. 

The Police Station remained located at 169 William Street, Pembroke, Ontario

while the new location was being completed. 

In early 2015, the new O.P.P. Pembroke police office was opened for service

and is located at 77 International Drive, Pembroke, Ontario.

Pembroke Police Department

circa late 1940s or early 1950s


Back row - L to R - Officers Orville Christink, Huntley Munro, Lorne Sullivan, Ed Molson, Jim McDaniels,

Ab Warren & Bob Ritchie

Front row - L to R - Sgt. Gerry Johnston, Bert Dickie, Chief Dan Carnegie and Sgt. Frank Potter



The two founding members of Chapter 10 - Pembroke

and the owner of the restaurant where the first meeting took place.



L to R - George Sullivan, Fred Meilleur & Peter van Hoof



The following police veterans along with other members were part of the executive

during the years indicated below the photos.




Year 1996 - Chairman: George Sullivan

Sec./treasurer: Peter van Hoof




Years 1997 and 1998 - Chairman: Wayne Pratt

Sec./treasurer: John Bromilow




Year 1999 - Chairman: John Fitzpatrick

Sec./treasurer: Allen Kuehl




Years 2000 and 2001 - Chairman: Allen Kuehl

Sec./treasurer: Marc-Andre Rousseau




Year 2002 - Chairman: Peter van Hoof

Sec./treasurer: Marcel Champagne




Years 2003, 2004 and 2005 - Chairman: Jim McWade

Sec./treasurer: Marcel Champagne





Years 2006, 2007 - Chairman: Peter Hamilton

Sec./treasurer: James McWade




Year 2008 - Chairman: Peter Hamilton

Sec./treasurer: Bob Bittorf



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Years 2009, 2010 - Chairman: Marcel Champagne

Sec./treasurer: Bob Bittorf




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Year 2011 - Chairman: Robert Wilson

Sec./treasurer: Ralph Pickard



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Years 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 -

Chairman: Marcel Champagne  (to July 2016)

Sec./treasurer: Colette Stitt

Interim Chairperson  (from July to December 2016)

Dianne Boyle




Year 2017

         Chairperson: Dianne Boyle - Vice-Chairperson: Colette Stitt -

Sec./treasurer: Nora Snider



Years 2018 - 2019

Chairperson: Marcel Champagne - Vice-Chairperson: Colette Stitt -

Sec./treasurer: Wendy Champagne


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The objectives of the O.P.P.V.A. are to promote good will and fellowship amongst

the present & former uniform and civilian members

of the O.P.P. and their spouses

and to keep the members informed of any changes that may affect their

well being and retirement.



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Chapter's Executive - 2019



Chairperson: Marcel Champagne


Vice-Chairperson - Colette Stitt 


Sec./treasurer: Wendy Champagne



  Four Directors were nominated & elected for a three year term on

26 November 2017

They represent their respective area.



Director - 3 year term

Renfrew & Arnprior

James McWade



Director - 3 year term

Killaloe & Whitney

Dianne Boyle



Director - 3 year term

Pembroke & Rolphton

Evelyn Robinson



Director - 3 year term

M.A. (Andy) Rousseau



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The Chapter 10 - Pembroke is composed of

Regular, Life and Honorary members.



As of  September 28th, 2019, the Chapter had seventy- nine (79) members divided as follows:

Regular: (Uniform (25), Civilian (1), Auxiliary (6), Associate (11) = Total of forty-three (43)

Life: four (4)

Honorary: twenty-six (26 + 6) (Our Count is 32)

for a grand total of seventy-nine (79) members in good standing.

The Chapter also has several other eligible non members.


At the present time, September 28th, 2019,

the actual number of possible eligible members living in the Chapter area is unknown.



Membership List

Regular Members ( Uniform - Civilian - Auxiliary - Associate) - 43

Adair, Bruce - Bittorf, Robert - Boire, Donald - Boyle, Dianne - Champagne, Marcel -

Champagne, Wendy - Croshaw, William - Davis, Alan (Patti) - Dube, Pierre (Dawn) - Dwyer, Ambrose -

Elisabeth Ethier (Peter) - Farrell, Edward - Fitzpatrick, John - Francis, Donald (Mary) -

Gerundin, Richard (Wenda) - Graves, Peter (Marion) - Green, Denise (Lyle) - Hanniman, Barry (Susan) -

Harrington, Michael (Pamela) - Jones, Maggie (Martin) - Kossatz, Gregory -
Kuseler, Earl (Evelyn) -

Larocque, Raymond (Diane) -
Mellon, John (Karen) - McWade, James - Mosher, Gordon - Pickard, Ralph -

Pratt, Wayne -
  Quilty, Michael - Rathier, Andre (Elizabeth) - Rodden, Scott (Georgia) -

Rousseau, Marc-Andre - Savage, James (Donna) -
Sharpe, Terrence - Smith, Lawrence - Snider, Brian -

Snider, Nora - Stitt, Colette - Stott, David (Cheryll) -
Turner, Lorna -

Van Hoof, Peter (Susan Gibbs) - Ward, Melissa - Yashinskie, Karen (Ronald) -



Life Members - 4

Boehme, Nelson (Bernice) - Bromilow, John - Burchat, Benedict (Helen) -

  McGinn, Michael


Honorary Members - 26 + 6 (our count is 32)

Beevis, Alysia - Bittorf, Barbara - Boire, Nancy - Boyle, Irving - Bromilow, Elsie -

Cavanaugh, Heather -  Crego, Gladys - Croshaw, Louise -

Fitzpatrick, Janet - Graham, Frances - Greer, Linda - Harkins, Coreen - Hearty, Vina -

  Johnston, Isabel - Kossatz, Denise - Kuehl, Georgina - Lindsay, Joan - Mahoney, Nancy -

McWade, Susan - Mosher, Sandra - Pearson, Carolyn - Pickard, Heather - Pratt, Patricia - Quilty, Carol -

Robinson, Evelyn - Rouble, Beverley - Rousseau, Monique - Sharpe, Donna - Smith, Margaret -

Swrjeski, Beverley - Vernon, Mary -  Yashinskie, Ronald


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General Information Board



The role of  Uniform Recruitment is to select the most competitive
candidates to serve with the O.P.P. to provide policing services throughout Ontario.

The O.P.P. is actively recruiting qualified candidates  for the
full-time position of Provincial Constable.

Check their website at

1 - Minimum Qualifications
2 - Benefits
3 - Salary
4 - Detachment Posting
5 - Duration Posting Incentives

Offer of Employment - Recruit Training

Successful applicants will be contacted by the O.P.P.
for offer and additional information.


The 20th Anniversary Celebration of Chapter 10 - Pembroke

took place on Saturday, 24 June 2017 at the Auberge NorthFork, Chichester, Quebec.

Photos of the 20th Anniversary Celebration

can be seen in the "Various Activities and Photos" page of this website.









Check the photo gallery located in the

" Various Activities and Photos "
area of the table of contents



O.P.P. Association " Move Over " Video


A fine of  between $400 to $2000 plus 3 demerit points was set
for failing to Slow Down  & Move Over for police, emergency vehicles and tow trucks.

Please give them space and keep them safe.



Published on Jun 10, 2015

Since 1989, five + members of the OPP Association have been killed in roadside collisions.

Despite more than 10 years of education, more than 11,000 tickets being issued by

the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and two hundred and fifty additional reminder signs

being placed by the Ministry of Transportation at the request of the OPPA,

many motorists are still unaware of the “Move Over” law or the fact that it has been on the books

since 2003.

View this video.








The Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association (OPPVA), was formed by Letters Patent on June 6, 1969.

In 1970, the first Executive Board was chosen at the inaugural meeting in Toronto.

Elmer Hoath was named president, Alan Williams vice president, James Stanton secretary, and George Halliday treasurer.

The directors were David L. Mitchell, Charles Wood, Alexander MacLeod, John Clark and Clarence Parmenter.

The original three Chapters totaling 150 members, formed in Kenora, London and Niagara Falls,

have grown to 22 with more than 1,600 members.

The original signators were: David Mitchell, Syl Napolitano, Ross Ball, James Stanton, Alan Williams,

Stewart Foster, Robert Adams, Arthur Hope, George Halliday and Arthur Laing.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the foresight and dedication of these members.

It is our objective to maintain and foster the goodwill and fellowship they envisioned and continues to grow.



As set out in the Letters Patent dated June 6, 1969:


A. To promote the best interests of Ontario and Canada;

B. To be of service to the Ontario government;

C. To cooperate with and render assistance to the Ontario Provincial Police in all matters of concern;

D. To promote the social, physical and economic welfare of former members and the auxiliary.

These efforts are supported and reinforced by the OPP, OPP Association,

OPP Commissioned Officers Association and the OPP Auxiliary.

All retired OPP members are life members of the OPPA.

Widows and dependents also receive the attention of the OPPA and OPPVA.

In retirement, these Associations serve as an extension of the Force, whether it be in safeguarding

the pensions and various benefits or maintaining friendships and communications within the police family.





There are three (3) categories of membership that can be granted by resolution:




(Has four (4) categories)


Uniform - Active & Retired Members

Civilian - Any person who was employed by the O.P.P.

Auxiliary - A person who is/was part of the program

Associate - Member of the R.C.M.P. or of another police department, a secretary or other civilian of a police dept.,

a paramedic, a firefighter, MNR, etc...



A member over 80 years of age who has been made a life member by a motion from the Chapter.



Only the surviving spouse of a deceased member


a specific outsider deemed acceptable by the Chapter

(ie. local dignitary who promoted the OPPVA)


the spouse of a member who was made an honorary member

by a motion from the Chapter under the previous By-Laws.

That By-Law has since been repealed and is not in effect at this time.




Uniform, Civilian, Auxiliary and Associate members are required

to pay minimal annual dues.





Our coming together is based on fellowship and the maintenance of friendships developed during our years of service.

Chapters meet at various times during the year and families participate in a variety of social events.

Some Chapters are involved in fund raising for children's health programs and other charities.

The health and welfare of our members and their families is a primary concern - you are not forgotten.



Wherever you are in Ontario, you have an OPP Veterans' Association Chapter near you.

Twenty-two (22) Chapters across the province with over 1,600 members and growing.



Those living outside the province can also join.

Enjoy the fellowship and renew friendships while participating in various social activities.

You don't have to be RETIRED to join the OPP Veterans' Association.

Who's eligible:

Active Members ... Retired Members ... Auxiliary Members ... Civilian OPP employees (secretaries, radio operators mechanics, caretakers etc.) ... Former OPP members ... Special Constables ... Offender Transport Members ... STOP Program Members ... Aboriginal Police Services Members ... Members from the Fire Marshal's office, CN or CPR Police or from other forces without a Retired Police Officers Association or who no longer reside in their force location ... Person who has been associated with police work for at least five years and would be an asset to the local Chapter.

Contact the Chapter you would like to join

to obtain additional information.



1 - Chatham ...2 - London...3 - Burlington...3 - Simcoe-Brantford...4 - Niagara...5 - Toronto...

6 - Guelph...6 - Mount Forest... 8 - Peterborough...9 - Belleville...9 - Kingston...

10 - Pembroke...10 - Smiths Falls...

11 - Ottawa...11 - Cornwall...12 - North Bay... 13 - Sudbury...14 - Sault Ste. Marie...

15 - Timmins...16 - Thunder Bay...17 - Kenora...18 - Orillia-Barrie...


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Monthly Meeting

Our next O.P.P.V.A. Chapter 10 - Pembroke

Social and Dinner Meeting


Our next Get-Together & Meeting will be held at

Danny's Steakhouse and Restaurant,

3432 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa,  Ontario,

on Sunday, 24 November 2019 at 3:00 P.M.



 ****** Traditional Christmas Dinner ******

Choice of Garden or Caesar salad, dinner rolls,
turkey dinner with all the trimmings,
dessert – Tea or Coffee.


Should anyone need a vegetarian option,
one can order from the menu.
Cost per person: $17.95
(Tax and Gratuity are not included)

Meet, Greet & Socializing between 3:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.


The restaurant is wheelchair accessible

50/50 Draw - Several door prizes




This is the last meeting for 2019


Election of Executive for 2020


You can also pay your O.P.P.V.A. dues for 2020

Dinner meetings are held at various area restaurants usually on the third

Sunday of every month, except in December, January & February.

Spouses are always invited and encouraged to attend.


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In Memory of our Members

(Since the formation of our Chapter 10 - Pembroke)




Former Brother Joseph Terrence ENRIGHT, predeceased by his late wife, Jean Marie Enright,
passed away on August 8th, 2019

Honorary Member Jo-Anne KOCH, the wife of our late Brother, Harold KOCH,
passed away on May 25th, 2019

Brother Lawrence (Larry) MAHONEY passed away on April 19th. 2019

Brother Robert (Bob) E. MURPHY passed away on December 2nd, 2018

Honorary Member Betty MOHNS, wife of our late Brother Wallace E. MOHNS,
passed away on June 6th, 2018

  Associate Member John C. BEEVIS passed away on May 26th, 2018

Honorary Member Ruth Elizabeth WIRTH, wife of our late Brother Jack Herbert WIRTH,

passed away on July 24th, 2017

Brother Patrick PATTERSON Sr., husband of our late Honorary Member

Margaret PATTERSON, passed away on May 26th, 2017

Honorary Member Clara FLEGG, wife of our late  Brother Morgan (Bill) FLEGG,

 passed away on April 21st, 2017

orary Member Lucille SULLIVAN, wife of our late  Brother George SULLIVAN,

 passed away on January 19th, 2017

Brother George SULLIVAN passed away on January 11th, 2017

Honorary Member Frances H. McDERMOTT, wife of our late  Brother James McDERMOTT,

 passed away on June 5th, 2016

Honorary Member Betty A. AGATE, wife of our late Brother Charles AGATE

and of the late Cecil POFF and Norman KRANZ, passed away on April 15th, 2016

Brother Morgan (Bill) FLEGG passed away on December 6th, 2015

Brother Peter A. HAMILTON passed away on November 14th, 2015

Honorary Member Mabel M. COLLINS passed away on June 26th, 2015

Brother Sherwood A. CAVANAUGH passed away on May 16th, 2015

Life Member Brother Archibal T. EADY passed away on April 20th, 2015

Life Member Delbert A. ROBINSON passed away on January 26th, 2015

Life Member Brother Terrence (Terry) HARKINS passed away on November 4th, 2014

Honorary Member
Carol Ann PEARCE, daughter of our late Brother Roy Wilston

and the late Margaret WILSTON, passed away on May 17th, 2014

Brother Garry C. LATENDRESSE passed away on March 22nd, 2014

Brother Lawrence E. ROUBLE passed away on January 10th, 2014

Life Member Brother Wallace E. MOHNS passed away on November 22nd, 2013

Honorary Member Margaret WILSTON, the wife of our late brother Roy Wilston,

passed away on January 20th, 2013

Brother D. Wayne CARMODY passed away on January 13th, 2013

Brother Allen J. KUEHL passed away on May 9th, 2012

Brother George Carman GREER passed away on October 12th, 2008

Brother Stephen J. SWRJESKI passed away on October 10th, 2008

Brother Allan MURRAY passed away on January 18th, 2008

Brother Henry George GRAHAM passed away on May 4th, 2006

Brother Jack Herbert WIRTH passed away on July 27th, 2005

Brother Vianney Louis (Butch) CAOUETTE passed away on April 13th, 2005

Brother Murray Foster VERNON passed away on March 21st, 2005

Associate Member Marie Therese DENAULT passed away on April 11th, 2003

Life Member Brother Keith James CROCKFORD passed away on December 27th, 2001

Brother Henry Connolly HEARTY passed away on June 24th, 1997


In Memory of the Spouses of our Members

Keith Denis BENOIT, the life partner of Sister Lorna Turner,
passed away on May 10th, 2019

Jean Marie ENRIGHT, the wife of former Brother Terry ENRIGHT,
passed away on May 1st, 2019

  Allan JAMES, the husband of Colleen JAMES,
passed away on October 3rd, 2016

Carol McGINN, the wife of Brother Michael McGINN,
passed away on December 16th, 2010

Gertrude (Trudy) (TOMLIN) MULVIHILL, the wife of our late Brother Henry (Hank) TOMLIN
and the late Terrence J. MULVIHILL, passed away on January 1st, 2010

Margaret PATTERSON, the wife of Brother Patrick PATTERSON,
passed away on January 1st, 2009

Rita CROCKFORD, the wife of our late Brother Keith CROCKFORD,
passed away on March 11th, 2008

Donna CROCKER, the wife of Brother Allan CROCKER,
passed away on September 4th, 2007

Terrence J. MULVIHILL, the husband of Sister Trudy MULVIHILL (TOMLIN),
passed away on December 3rd, 2006

Norma EADY, the wife of Brother Archie EADY,
passed away on October 29th, 2004

Kenneth L. WEGNER, the husband of Sister Glenda WEGNER,
passed away on October 28th, 2004


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The Canadian Police Memorial Pavillion, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



The Ontario Police Memorial, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



The O.P.P. Wall of Honor, Orillia, Ontario, Canada



Detachments in the O.P.P. East Region



Map showing the East Region area



O.P.P. Detachments in the #10 Pembroke Chapter area


Killaloe & Whitney Detachments

Arnprior & Renfrew Detachment

Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment

City of Pembroke Detachment



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Ontario Provincial Police Association website


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From there, you can access the OPPA members " Only Area " with the password.

Once in the members area, you can reach the O.P.P. Veterans' Association of Ontario website.




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Solicitor General employees and their families.

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O.P.P.V.A. - Historical Video

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This video has some background music and is 05:01minutes in duration.





O.P.P. Veterans' Association - Provincial Website



The various following Chapter websites can be accessed and viewed

via the O.P.P.V.A. Provincial website shown above.


O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #1 - Chatham

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #2 - London

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #3 - Burlington

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #3 - Simcoe-Brantford

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #4 - Niagara

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #5 - Toronto

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #6 - Guelph

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #6 - Mount Forest

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #8 - Peterborough

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #9 - Belleville

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #9 - Kingston

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #10 - Pembroke

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #10 - Smiths Falls

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #11 - Ottawa

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #11 - Cornwall

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #12 - North Bay

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter  #13 - Sudbury

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #14 - Sault Ste-Marie

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #15 - Timmins

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #16 - Thunder Bay

O.P.P.V.A. Chapter #17 - Kenora

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Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos particles and affects the lining of the lungs, heart, and abdomen.
One third of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone.

The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past.
Our information services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

Visit our websites for additional information.




”Mesothelioma Veterans”.  



For Financial Advice and/or Claim
view the Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
website at



If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos disease,
contact the Mesothelioma Lawyer Center
tel.# 800-793-4540
or by email at


The aim of the mesothelioma lawyer center is to put people diagnosed with mesothelioma
and their families in touch with a leading mesothelioma attorney
in their area so they have access to their best possible financial compensation.


Guardsman Insurance is a family owned and operated insurance brokerage

operating in Eastern Ontario.

For over 50 years we have been providing high-quality insurance services

that are tailored to clients individual insurance needs.

We have offices in Kingston, Ottawa, and Bancroft for your convenience!  

Visit our website at: http://www.guardsman.ca



Robbie Dean Family Counselling & Crisis Centre,

located at

315 Pembroke Street East,

Pembroke, Ontario.

K8A 3K2

Telephone: (613) 629-4243

Administrator: Monique Yashinskie

Email: monique@rdfcc.ca

Robbie Dean Website: https://robbiedeancentre.com

The Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre is committed to enhancing mental health services

in Renfrew County to ensure everyone who needs help has access to resources and information.

Mental health is an issue affecting many people – perhaps someone you know.  

One in five Canadians has a mental health issue,

with suicide being the 2nd. leading cause of death among young Canadians. 



The clinics are designed to provide immediate mental health support

to youth and their families when facing a mental health crisis.

No referral or scheduled appointment is needed.  

In the first three months, the clinics have had over 90 visits

from youth and/or family members

wanting to talk about suicidal thoughts, family crisis, self-injury

and other mental health related issues such as anxiety.



The Crisis Support Clinics

provide front line de-escalation support, safety planning, education and

referral to appropriate agencies.

The clinics are based on a three tier level of service:

A walk-in clinic, a peer-to-peer parent support group and community suicide alert training. 

In September 2014, the clinics changed its name and expanded to Petawawa and Arnprior.


There are now FIVE locations, all mapped on our contact page.

Pembroke - Wednesdays 3:00-7:00 pm

Petawawa - Tuesdays 1:00-5:00 pm

Renfrew - Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm

Arnprior - 1st & 3rd Mondays 1:00-5:00 pm

Eganville - 2nd & 4th Mondays 1:00-5:00 pm


Please visit their website for other information.



The Irving House, Pembroke, Ontario



Delivering evidence based therapy to male clients over the age of 17.

Our Location

  Irving House Addiction Treatment Centre,

482 Centre Street,

Pembroke, ONTARIO - K8A 1K1  

Telephone: (613) 735-3330


Toll Free: 1-855-447-4929


Irving House Website: http://irvinghouse.ca/




Sherry Deschamps:  sherry.deschamps@irvinghouse.ca


Alexadria Hepburn: alex.hepburn@irvinghouse.ca



Why would I choose The Irving House?



For many reasons!



You will get the help you need for your alcoholism and/or drug addiction.


We are affordable and private.


We have experienced staff that can deliver a good quality treatment program.


We are a short term residential facility where you also have the option to stay longer should


you decide you need it.


The delivery of the program is innovative and interactive


so you are not sitting in a class room all day.


Give us a call and we will be happy to answer any of your questions and/or concerns in





A point to consider:


Scientific evidence shows that if a patient has to stay on a waiting list for a long period of time


tthey are less likely to enter a facility in the end.



Please visit their website for additional information.




Educational Opportunities for
Military Veterans
is one way to thank them for their service.

Many homeless or in need veterans are reduced to panhandling on the streets of America.

The following resources have been gathered to help veterans better their lives

(as well as those of their families)

now that they are back.


The following resources have been gathered by

Samantha Phillips//OutreachCoordinator


340 S Lemon Ave. #5780

Walnut, California, USA - 91789


Post 9/11 GI Bill -



Military Education Benefits and Program Guide -



American Legion Veterans Education Center -



Military Child Education Coalition -



Thistle Productions Limited

It was created to serve the Regalia needs of Police, Fire, Military

and Civilian Pipe Bands.

Since our beginning in 1995, we have grown to serve 148 Police Services World-Wide

and have been Commissioned by Canadian and U.S. Governments, Head of State

and International Celebrities, with design applications for the Royal Family,

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and Diana, Princess of Wales.

One of our most cherished design efforts

are those I have created for The O.P.P. Commissioner's own Pipe and Drum Band.

View our web site for additional information.

Mark Wm. W. Largy, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

(Ex. O.P.P. Auxiliary - Brockville-Prescott)





Mini-Putt Golf Game

Relax and play this very interesting 18 holes mini-putt game.

Can you break the par? Try it.



Virtual Shooting Range

When the pistol appears, click on the trigger, aim, and fire. 

It’s really self-explanatory & addictive.

You have 3 shots in 30 seconds to hit the target and get your score.



Hunting The Prairie Dogs

Two (2) points if you hit the dog and one (1) point if you hit the can.

Use your mouse to aim and the left button of the mouse to shoot.

Click on link below and then on the "Lets Hunt" to start the game.

Good hunting & good luck.



Underwater Bowling

Similar to a regular bowling game. Try to get the highest score possible.



If you would like to place a link on this website,

please submit the Name and the URL

of your site along with a brief description of your page to

The Webmaster.

Upon review, your site may be added. Check back at a later date.


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Item(s) of Interest


Officer Down - Photo Montage


The photos for the montage of this


photograph were taken by and the montage was produced by

Tracey Lytle,

who is/was a Senior CO2 dispatcher with the Ontario Provincial Police Communication Centre,

Orillia, Ontario.

Tracey also operates a photography business called " Portage Photography "

in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.


Changes To The OPP Shoulder Patches

Throughout The Years


Old O.P.P. Hat Badges


The original O.P.P. hat badge - 1909



The Maple Leaf O.P.P. hat badge - circa 1921



The King's Crown O.P.P. hat badge - circa 1923



Do You Remember some of these Officers ?


They served in the Chapter 10 - Pembroke area.


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Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1971




Con Hearty's Retirement Party - 23 Apr. 1988

(L to R) - Lawrence Rouble, Gordon Mosher, Ed Clinton, Bill Croshaw, George Smith,

Carman Greer, Con Hearty, Michael Quilty & Marc-Andre Rousseau





Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1965

(L to R) - Front row - Cpl. Harry Boyd, Sec. Maureen Derouin, Sgt. Bill Coxworth,

Sec. Marie Denault, Cpl. Wally Mohns & Cpl. James McElroy.

Second row - Cst. Connelly Hearty, Cst. Roy Wilston, Cst. Bill Croshaw,

Cst. Earl Porteous, Cst. Neil Culkeen & Cst. Ted Hillsburg.

Third row - Cst. Jack Wirth, Cst. Andy Rousseau, Cst. Harry Klub,

Cst. Ted Rowe, Cst. Bill Gardner & Cst. George Grant.

Back row - Cst. Bob Flegg, Cst. Bill Leeking, Cst. James Phelps & Cst. George Smith.





Pembroke Detachment Personel - 1958

Detachment was located at corner of Bell Street and Mackay street, Pembroke, Ontario.

(L to R) - Front row - Cst. Neil Culkeen, Cpl. Harry Boyd, Sec. Marie Denault,

Sgt. Joe Hanson, Sec. Maureen Derouin, Cst. Wally Mohns & Ted Hillsburg.

Back row - Cst. George Smith, Cst. Harry Klub, Cst. Garnet Heaslip, Cst. Roy Wilston,

Cst. Stan Walker, Cst. James Phelps, Cst. Gord Wingrove, Cst. Charles Agate

& Cst. Harry Lawton.



E.W. (Ted) Andress - Pembroke Detachment from 1966 to 1984


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Our Awards



Gold Award - Canada Graphics


This TRIBUTE to the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association website

has been reviewed and chosen to bear the

Golden Web Award

in recognition of creativity, integrity and excellence on the Web.




Please accept our web site " AWARD of EXCELLENCE " for your great work and achievements.

Mark Wm. W. Largy, Thistle Productions Ltd.,

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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