Ceremony for a Victoria Cross winner interred in North Saanich

New grave marker for VC winner George R. Pearkes, buried at the Holy Trinity Church.

  • Aug. 14, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 37 joined family of the late Maj. Gen. George R. Pearkes to dedicate a new

NORTH SAANICH — The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to ensure that Canadian Victoria Cross winners who are buried in Canada are commemorated in the best possible way, has provided a new upright grave marker for more prominent visibility for visitors.

On Aug. 2, the grave of Maj. Gen. George R. Pearkes received its new marker in the presence of John A. Pearkes (son) and his wife Joyce, members of the Saanich Peninsula Branch No. 37 of the Royal Canadian Legion, and Col. (retd.) Robert Peacock, representing the Princes Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

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