Regina War Memorial

 

Phase 2 – WWII, Korea and Peacetime Operations

In 2000, Lloyd Jones called his former committee members together to plan the second phase of the Saskatchewan War Memorial. Those members able to continue were joined by new members and the project was begun. The ‘Not for Profit’ charitable organization was re-registered and fundraising begun.

Once again the task of compilation and verification of names was an onerous ongoing task lasting throughout the entire project. Mr. Bill Henderson designed a memorial that would be located next to, and one that complemented the existing WWI memorial.  The first sod for the commencement of construction was turned by the Duke of Edinburgh on 18 May, 2005, during the visit of Her Majesty. Construction was completed and the Memorial dedicated by Her Honour, Dr. Lynda Haverstock, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan on 2 October 2005.

Members of the Saskatchewan War Memorial Committee were: Capt. (Ret’d) Lloyd Jones, Chairman; L/Col Terry Lyons, CD Vice-Chairman; F/L Jack Rennie, Treasurer; Major Gordon Goddard, CD Secretary; Mr. Lorne Harasen, Public Relations; Members: F/L Jack Ambler; Mr. Bill Barry; Chief Tony Cote; Mr. Matt Gress; Mrs. Rita Lebioda; Mr. James Noble; Mr. Avery Pearson; BGen (Ret’d) Cliff Walker, CD; W/C (Ret’d) John Yeomans; Mr. Jim Ewing. The designer was Mr. Bill Henderson.

The two phases of the memorial project cost approximately $900,000.00 and contains the names of approximately 10,000 Saskatchewan men and women who gave their lives for their country and province.

The Memorial

Saskatchewan War Memorial

Above left side is the original World War l Memorial. The Flag Staff and World War ll, Korea and Peacetime Operation Memorial was added on the right in 2005. The final stage of the Memorial construction was the addition of a statue of a World War l Nursing Sister located on the left pylon of the WWI Memorial. From time-to-time, the Committee will add the names of fallen Saskatchewan men and women who die in operations with the Canadian Forces.

The Memorial is located on Memorial Way in the Legislative grounds in Regina, Saskatchewan.

…Background; Phase 1