Remembrance ceremonies held in Fillmore, Creelman

By Sheaunid Wiggins, 306-722-3642

Fillmore — The communities of Fillmore and Creelman each held their own Remembrance Day services this year outside at cenotaphs, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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Legion member Nathan Hofmeister acted as emcee, and Leila Hofmeister read a shortened version of the Honour Roll, reading only the names of those killed during the war.

Wreaths were laid by the following: Cpl. Keith Kosior for Queen Elizabeth; Donna Kitchen, on behalf of the federal and provincial governments; Fillmore Mayor Lyle Stomp, for the RMs of Fillmore and Griffin, and the Villages of Fillmore and Creelman; Jenn Kosior, the Memorial Cross; Gordon Ray Hampton for the military and RCMP; and Don Wiberg for the Fillmore Legion.

Family wreaths were laid by Jerry Stewart, two for the Hofmeister family, and Terry Boll. Those who were present then laid their poppies on the Poppy Field.

Candice Nixon is a new face on Fillmore’s town council, joining incumbents Tanner Hanson, Verla Hovind and Mike Wiggins, and new mayor, Lyle Stomp.

John Rae defeated Les Katona as councillor for Division 1 in the RM of Fillmore. The other two councillors up for election this year, Dennis Popowich and Darren Urban, and Reeve Russ Leguee were all acclaimed to a new term on council.