The Order of Canada is Canada's highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Order's Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means "(those) desiring a better country" (Hebrews 11.16). Created in 1967, the Order was established to recognize the lifetime contributions made by Canadians who made a major difference to Canada. The Order also recognizes efforts made by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions. Musicians, politicians, artists, television and film stars, benefactors, and many more have been accepted into the Order. The Queen of Canada, Queen Elizabeth II, is Sovereign of the Order and the serving Governor General of Canada is its Chancellor and Principal Companion. the companion's award is shown
Dr. Wilfrid Bennett LEWIS CBE CC Haileybury Edmonstone 1922.3 - 1926.3
He was born 24 June 1908. Son of A W Lewis, Kent. Caius College, Cambridge, BA (2nd cl Nat Sci Tripos) 1930. Research Studies in Physics, Cambridge. MA 1934. PhD 1934. Drosier Fellowship for Research 1934. University Lecturer in Physics 1937. Signal Unit Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps 1933. Captain 1937. Senior Science Officer for Radar Research. Chief Supt. Telecom Research Estab. 1945. CBE 1946. Fellow, Royal Society (FRS) 1945. Fellow, Royal Society (FRS) Canada 1952. Director American Nuclear Society 1955. American Medal of Freedom with Silver Palms. Canadian Representative Scientific Advisory Comm to Secretary General UN 1955. Chairman Internat Panel for World Bank Project, ENSI 1958. Senior Vice President Research & Development Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. 1963-1973. Companion, Order of Canada 1968. Honorary Fellow Caius College 1971.Retired. Died at Deep River, Ontario, Canada 10 January 1987.
Companion of the Order of Canada 1968
The Canadian Forces Decoration is awarded to officers and men of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The medal is awarded to all ranks, who must have a good record of conduct during the final eight years of claimed service. The medal is awarded to the regular forces, reserve forces and to officers to the Cadet Instructors List (CIL). Service in the regular and reserve of auxiliary forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service. The medal may be awarded to persons in possession of any long service, good conduct or efficiency decoration or medal clasps, provided that the individual has completed the full qualifying periods of service for each award and that no service qualifying towards one award is permitted to count towards one award is permitted to count towards any other. The service need not be continuous.
James Bernard Cornish ATTENBOROUGH CD Haileybury Thomason 1943.1 - 1946.2
He was born 19 February 1929. Son of Colonel S Attenborough, Canterbury. Marrried 1954 Joan, daughter of R C Day, Elham. Served with Royal Canadian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Retired 1966. Solicitor General. Alberta Correctional Service 1968-1994. Technical Director JSS Ltd. CD.
Captain Charles Kenneth Lloyd DAVIDSON CD Haileybury Lawrence 1952.3 - 1956.2
He was born 19 October 1938. Son of Lt Colonel K B L Davidson (ISC 1923.3). Married 1) 1961 Diana Margaret (divorced 1992), daughter of H C Watts; 2) 1992 Jennifer Marie, daughter of C Fervis, Canada. Captain Rocky Mountain Rangers. CD. Aide-de-Camp to Lt Gov of British Columbia 1971-1972. By-Law Enforcement Manager City of Kamloops, British Columbia 1976-1985.
Robert Sherwood INGLIS CD Imperial Service College 1924.3 - 1927.2
He was born 12 February 1911. Son of Captain W M Inglis. Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada 1927-1929. SRO attd 2nd Devons Regiment 1930-1934. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Constable) 1934-1939. Royal Canadian Artillery 1939. 2nd Lieutenant A/Tk Regiment RCA 1939. Lieutenant 5th A/Tk Regiment 1940. Transferred to 6th A/Tk Regiment.Served in North West Europe 1944-1945. OC 107 Fld Bty (Sp) 18 Fld Regiment (Sp) Royal Canadian Artillery. CD. Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, 31 May 1965.
Colonel David Barr WATSON MBE CD Haileybury Colvin 1934.2 - 1937.1
He was born 5 September 1920. Son of T Watson, MC, Kent. Married 1)1943 Pamela Hilda, daughter of J E R Brown. 2) Married 1973 Nancy Roberta, daughter of R P Cretney. London School of Economics. BComm. Management Consultant Partner Woods, Gordon & Co , Toronto. R Sigs Major 1st Airborne Division. 1941. C/O 1st Airborne Corps Sigs 1944-1945.Served in North Africa, Italy, Holland, British Liberation Army. 2 Mention in Despatches. MBE. Lt Colonel Royal Canadian Sigs. OC 8th Sig Regiment Militia. Hon Col 709 Communications Regiment. Canadian Forces Decoration. Author of numerous Papers on Principles of Management. Retired 1980. Died 9 April 2003.
Richard George Selby WESTBURY CD Imperial Service College & Lawrence 1940.3 - 1942.2
He was born 17 July 1926. Son of Major B S Westbury, Fruit Rancher, British Columbia, Canada. Married 1954 Nancy, daughter of K McAllister, JP, Gilgandra. Royal Navy 1944-1947. Honourable Artillery Company 1948-1952. Queen Mary's College, University of London 1948-1952. BSc Hons Geology. President Albury Resources Ltd & R S Westbury Consultants Ltd. Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Fellow, Geological Society (FGS). Chartered Geologist. Petroleum Geologist. Alberta Society Petroleum Geologists. CD. CStJj. Major Canadian Militia 1974 - 1982.