Raymond Andrew Gilbert was born April 2, 1922 in Stettler, Alberta. In 1939, at 17 years of age he joined the Kings Own Calgary Regiment feeling a duty to the Commonwealth. In August 19th, 1942 Raymond and his armored tank regiment were sent to Dieppe, France. He was captured in the Dieppe raid and was a POW for over two years. After two years, while being forced to lead a work party he suffered a nervous breakdown. He was hospitalized and eventually sent home to Canada. After returning to Stettler, he married Dorothy, had three children, and went on to have eight grandchildren. He worked for Gulf Oil and participated 59 years singing for the Stampede City Chorus and Western Union. He began volunteering in 1980 at the Calgary Museum of the Regiments, again giving back to future generations and sharing his story. Raymond passed away November 6, 2015 at 93 years of age. He is the grandfather of David Muryn of Lethbridge.
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.