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Meet the Friends



The financial support that the FCWM provides to the Canadian War Museum is made possible by the receipt of annual dues and by the generous donations made by its members.  Those donations fall into two broad categories – those that do not specify what they are to be used for; and, those that are made in memoriam of a loved one.  The Friends extend their heartfelt gratitude to the following donors.

General Donations

The Friends are grateful to the following who made general donations.

1 January – 31 March 2015

  • Anonymous
  • United Way Kingston
  • The Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 638 (ON)
  • Mr. Christopher Barltrop
  • Col. (Ret'd) Ian D. Barnes
  • Col. Francis W. Bayne
  • Col. Gil R.J. Bellavance
  • Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Berlinguette
  • Mr. Ronald Bradley
  • Dr. Laura Brandon
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bulten
  • Capt. Alan F. Cameron
  • Mr. Paul J. Charlebois
  • Col. John H.C. Clarry
  • Mr. & Mrs. John E. and Pattie Cleghorn
  • Maj. (Ret'd) Peter E. Cooke
  • MGen. Ernest B. Creber
  • Col. (Ret'd) Donald D. Dalziel
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred de Jong
  • Mrs. Elizabeth A. DeWolf
  • Dr. W. Alexander Douglas
  • Mr. James A. Douglas
  • Mr. John P. Evans
  • Mr. Joseph Gambin
  • Maj. E.H. Pierre Garneau
  • MGen (Ret'd) and Mrs. Robert Gaudreau
  • Mr & Mrs. John and Joan Gazeley
  • Capt. David E.D. Gill
  • Dr. J. L. Granatstein
  • Cmdre. (Ret'd) John A. Gruber
  • Mr. Charles G. Gruchy
  • Mrs. Vera Hanley
  • F/L Harry J. Hardy, DFC,CD
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Frank Hare
  • Mr. Bernie Harrigan
  • Mr. Frederick H. Hayward
  • BGen. Sheila A. Hellstrom
  • Mr. Joseph Hlady
  • Mr. Charles H. Jefferson
  • LCol. Neil W. Johnstone
  • Ms. Teresa Karolewski
  • LCol. Thurston J. Kaulbach
  • Mr. Arthur P. Kennedy
  • Mr. H.  Allan Kerr
  • Ms. Ruth Kettles
  • MGen. Clifton M. Kinney
  • Mr. Robert J Kostash
  • Mr. Charles W. Mavor
  • Col. Richard L. Mockler
  • Mrs. Connie M. Mooney
  • Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Pal
  • Mr. Eric N. Patterson
  • BGen. (Ret'd) William J. Patterson
  • Cdr. Martin S. Pelletier
  • Mrs. Geraldine Plomp
  • Maj. Donovan J. Redknap
  • Mr. Adrian P. Rombouts
  • Mr. Nikol Schultz
  • BGen. R.B. Screaton
  • Mr. Frederick J. Troop
  • Mr. David Kenneth Tucker
  • Mr. Frank Verwey
  • Mrs. Frances J. Waters
  • Mrs. Theodora B. Wensing
  • Col. Ralph D. West
  • MGen. Howard R. Wheatley
  • Mr. John L. Williamson
  • Maj. Leonard B. Woollven
  • Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Zbetnoff

1 April – 30 June 2015

  • Walker Wood Foundation
  • Winnipeg Foundation
  • LCol. William R. Aikman
  • Cdr. Pat D.C. Barnhouse
  • Col. William K. Bawden
  • Mr. Michael Bedford
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ross and Dorothea Conners
  • Mr. Kenneth Cownley
  • Mrs. Brenda Esson
  • Mr. Joseph Gambin
  • Mr. William J. Gervin
  • Mr. John W. Grainger
  • Hon LCol. Donald F. Greer
  • Col. Robert T. Grogan
  • CPO 2 Charles S. Hamilton
  • Mr. Richard Hem
  • Capt. (N) S.E. Hopkins
  • Mr. Gregory G. Hug
  • Mrs. Marilyn E. Joseph
  • Mr. Michael Koch
  • Mr. Robert J. LeBlanc
  • Mrs. Valerie Mansfield
  • Gen. Paul D. Manson
  • Mr. John W. Marchant
  • Mr. Michael E. Parry
  • Mr. Hubert Perey
  • Mr. L. Patrick Rafferty
  • Col. C.P. Richard

In-Memoriam Donations

The following is the list of donors making in-memoriam donations during the period . The tributes are recorded in the language in which they are provided.

1 January – 31 March 2015

  • Ms. Maxine Bowen In memory of Capt (N) (Retd) James Guthrie Dean, CD
  • Mr. W. Bruce Clark in memory of Bill Coombs, 5th CDN Armoured Division and Bruno Friesen, 7th Panzer and former Friend of the CWM
  • Maj. John N. Courtney in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Mr. Patrick M. Dennis in memory of Private Leo Dennis, KIA 1 October, 1918
  • Mrs. Janet M. Drayton in memory of Lt R.F. (Dick) Hurley CANLOAN, WIA Normandy, July 1944
  • Mr. John B.H. Edmond in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Mr. Stewart Elder in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Mrs. M. M. Ferguson in memory of W.J. Ferguson, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, Infantry
  • Mr. Gordon Foster in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Mr. Gordon Foster in memory of W.J.E. (Ted) Patrick
  • Mrs. Claire M. Gordon in memory of LCDR William J. Gordon
  • Capt. (Ret'd) J.A.S. Haley in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Capt. (Ret'd) J.A.S. Haley in appreciation of the assistance provided by FCWM volunteers Julia Finn and Bill Smith
  • Mrs. Diana E Hennessy in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Ms. Maureen Leaver in memory of Pilot Officer Harry Leaver and Captain Gerry Leaver, First Survey Regiment
  • MGen. (Ret'd) Stuart T. McDonald in memory of Bdr Myles Mansell
  • Maj. Harold G. Needham in memory of Ted Patrick, Irish Regiment of Canada, CWM Volunteer Intrerpreter
  • Maj. Harold G. Needham in memory of Col. R. Lawson, CD, RMR
  • Ms. Lori Parent in memory of Robert Parent
  • BGen. (Ret'd) William J. Patterson in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Mr. Douglas C. Rowland in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers
  • Maj. (Ret'd) William H. Smith in memory of Gen. Ramsey Withers

1 April – 30 June 2015

  • Mr. Larry Capstick in memory of Ms. Phyl Reading
  • Mr. James G. Gifford in memory of Mr. Ted Lagerquist
  • Dr. J. L. Granatstein in memory of Abraham Rotstein, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Toronto
  • Ms. Lori Parent in memory of Robert Parent
  • LCol (Ret'd) Patrick O. Read in memory of Tpr Alfred Ward, BCD & RCAMC
  • Mr. Douglas C. Rowland in memory of Bill Leach

Photo Gallery

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About Us

The Friends’ Purpose

In accordance with the Articles of Continuance the purpose of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum (the Friends) is:

To promote, support and assist the Canadian War Museum (the Museum) with the view to educating present and future generations of Canadians on Canada’s military heritage, preserving historical artefacts, promoting research and encouraging future generations to reflect on past sacrifices.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and support the Museum in its role as a vital Canadian institution.

Our Vision

We seek to be a pan-Canadian national organization supporting the Museum through fundraising, volunteering and program participation.

Strategic Policy Statement

This strategic plan flows from our corporate mission. In all endeavours, the Board of Directors is guided by the fundamental strategic aim to strengthen constituency and to build financial position. The Friends leadership and its supporting committees are empowered to make appropriate choices within this framework for ensuring effective operations and accountability to its stakeholders.

Strategic Objectives

  1. To raise funds;
  2. To build constituency across Canada;
  3. To optimize support directed to the Museum; and
  4. To govern and administer the Friends organization effectively and efficiently.

Planning and Implementation Framework

Using the Strategic Objectives as a lens to focus our initiatives, this framework defines those objectives by setting out priority areas and measures of success. The framework will guide the Board and Committees toward realizing their priority efforts. 

1. To raise funds; 

The Friends will have increased revenues by at least $200,000 through;

  1. Fundraising,
  2. Donations, and
  3. Membership.

2. To build constituency across Canada;

The Friends will have connected with like-minded individuals and organizations in every province and territory through:

  1. Creating local and national involvement opportunities;
  2. Linking with compatible organizations; and
  3. Building communication channels.

3. To optimize support directed to the Museum;

The Friends will have strengthened its relationships with the Museum management and staff through:

  1. Co-identifying and designating Museum projects to receive Friends’ funds and volunteer support; and
  2. Integrating the planning and execution of designated projects.

4. To govern and administer the Friends organization effectively and efficiently.

The Friends will align its governance, administration and operations by continuous improvement in the following areas;

  1. Strategic reviews,
  2. Administrative processes,
  3. Governance renewal, and
  4. Organizational communications.

Personal Stories

Coming soon

List of Recent Donors

Welcome new Friends who joined us between 1 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014            

  • Mr. Dany Born
  • Mr. Howard Chafe
  • Dr. John Clearwater
  • Mr. Bruce Corbett
  • Mr. Richard Hem F/L (Ret'd) William Lynn
  • LCol (Ret'd) Michael D. McKay
  • Lt. Graham Mould
  • Mr. Ethan G. Robinson
  • Miss Alexandra Tichinoff
  • Ms. Katharine Trim
  • Mr. Mark Tunnicliffe
  • Mr. John Williamson


  • Video Memories

    Video Memories

    Do you have a video clip that captures a treasured and/or important event in your former military career or association with the military that you would like to share with others? If so, please forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , attention: Mike Braham. Videos currently in the collection may be found HERE.


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