EVERYDAY HEROES

JODY MITIC (editor)

 

Jody Mitic is a twenty-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader. A sought-after motivational speaker, he is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities, and amputees. His memoir, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, is a perennial bestseller.  He founded the Never Quit Foundation and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Won with One, an organization devoted to helping physically challenged athletes realize their dreams. He currently serves on Ottawa City Council.

 

Stuart Crawford
Flying Officer (Retired)

Kingston, ON

Story: WWII

Noel Shanks*

Flying Officer (Retired)

Story: WWII

J.W. (Bill) Fitsell
Writer (Retired)

Kingston, ON

Story: WWII

Michael Czuboka
Private (Retired)

Winnipeg, MB

Story: The Korean War

Leonard Wells
Leading Seaman (Retired)

Scarborough, ON

Story: The Korean War

Mort Lightstone
Captain (Retired)

Toronto, ON

Story: The Vietnam War

Trevor Jain
Major, MD

PEI

Story: Swissair 111

Ronald Cleroux
Leading Seaman (Retired)

Halifax, NS

Story: Search and Rescue

Kelly S. Thompson
Captain (Retired)

Trenton, ON

Story: Training Days

William (Bill) Munden
Master Warrant Officer (Retired)

Mill Bay, BC

Story: Search and Rescue

Ron Rivers
Private (Retired)

Wikwemikong, ON

Story: Cyprus

Tim Isberg

Major (Retired)

Sherwood Park, AB

Story: Rwanda

Lisa Ouellette

Master Corporal

Dartmouth, NS

Story: Sierra Leone Ebola Crisis

Trevor Smith

Master Corporal (Retired)

Haley Station, ON

Story: Bosnia

Donald Hookey

Corporal (Retired)

Conception Bay South, NFL

Story: Afghanistan

Bruno Guévremont

Leading Seaman (Retired)

Victoria, BC

Story: Afghanistan

Andy Gill

Corporal

Lower Mainland, BC

Story: Afghanistan

David Quick

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)

Toronto, ON

Story: Afghanistan

D. Brett Irwin

Corporal (Retired)

Angus, ON

Story: Afghanistan

Justin Bronzan

Corporal

Trenton, ON

Story: Afghanistan

Mark Hoogendoorn

Master Corporal

Charters Settlement, BC

Story: Afghanistan

*On May 6, 2017, Noel Shanks passed away. He is remembered fondly by his loved ones as a kind gentleman who always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face. His favourite pastimes included reading The Globe and Mail and The National Post, making homemade jam, tinkering with clock, and spending time with friends and family. He was thankful for the many blessings in his life. As a proud Canadian, Noel flew a Canadian flag on his front lawn.

 

“I must say I did enjoy my service. I’m sure glad I flew with the RAF. They knew that there was a war that had to be won and they dedicated themselves to it. I had three wonderful years with them, then sixty-two wonderful years with my wife, Eileen.

I’ve had a perfect life. I can’t think of a day I didn’t enjoy.”

––Noel Shanks, “A Regular Job”

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