George Marvin Bruchet was born on June 16, 1913, in Cranbrook British Columbia. He was raised with his 10 siblings and lived all his life in Lethbridge. George enlisted on August 11, 1942, at Currie Barracks, Calgary. He took his early training in Seebee and Red Deer before being shipped overseas on September 9, 1944. He was assigned to the Canadian Army Service Corp under a Quebec regiment transporting fuel and ammunition supplies to the front lines. At the end of hostilities, he transferred troops and displaced persons to their home communities. He returned home on the Queen Elizabeth 1 to his wife, Helene in January 1946. George had 2 children, Carol who died shortly after childbirth, and Denise. He was a painter and businessman. He and his wife owned the Club Cigar Store and Brulene Paint. After retiring they entertained and traveled extensively. He celebrated his 100th birthday on June 16, 2013, with his family and many friends. George died, active to the end, surrounded by his grateful family on January 18, 2014.
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.