From left, and in alphabetical order, Mike Bossy, Marion Pratt and Hector Verhoeve are recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of their service and contributions.
Three Tillsonburg residents were included as Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP, announced the 14 recipients that he nominated for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of their service and contributions.
“These 14 people have all made a difference to their community and I’m honoured to be able to recognize them by presenting them with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal,” said Hardeman. “They have all contributed in different ways but they have all shown a dedication to helping others and to public service.”
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal was created to celebrate the 60-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and recognize outstanding citizens who share her dedication to service. Earlier this year Hardeman invited people to nominate those they felt were deserving of this tribute. The recipients include people who have contributed through volunteering, founding community organizations, serving with NATO and through public office.
The recipients are: Michael Bossy, Marion Pratt and Hector Verhoeve, Tillsonburg; Isabelle Baird, James Dalueg, Jack Hedges, Margaret Munnoch and Lance Steel, Woodstock; Don Bucknell, Salford; David Donovan, Norwich; Duncan Getty, Princeton; Donna Harrison, Bright; and Ron Totten, Embro.
Hardeman will present the Queen’s Jubilee medals to the recipients at a ceremony later this summer. The medals have a picture of Queen Elizabeth on one side while the reverse marks the diamond anniversary of her accession to the Throne with a diamond shape and the years of the coronation and the anniversary.
“We received nominations for many exceptional people who have contributed greatly to their community,” said Hardeman. “I’m pleased to have this opportunity to recognize some of the people in Oxford who have made outstanding contributions to their peers, our community and our country.”