Bernice Driscoll (nee Sykes) was born in North Bay, Ontario on January 26, 1924. After high school she moved to Toronto for work. In March 1943 she joined the the Women’s’ Royal Canadian Naval Service at HMCS Bytown in Ottawa. She served as a writer, both at HMCS Cornwallis and overseas at HMCS Avalon in St John’s, Newfoundland. At the time of her discharge, she achieved the rank of Leading Wren. Following her discharge in February of 1946, she moved to Edmonton where she married Joseph Driscoll, her fiancé, who she met at HMCS Cornwallis. They moved to Yellowknife where six of her seven children were born. In 1963 the family moved to Lethbridge, where she lived until her passing in January of 2007. Bernice was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion and was a passionate promoter of women’s equality within the Legion.
2024 Banner Application Deadline
Banner applications for 2023 are closed. Applications for 2024 are now being accepted. They must be received no later than June 30th, 2024. Only 90 additional (over and above the 2023 banners) will be displayed in the lead up to the 2024 Remembrance Day so sponsorships will again be available on a first come first served basis.