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2016 News and Information

Poppies on street signs remember Richmond’s fallen

24 November 2016

PoppiesNew poppy-adorned street signs have blossomed around the City of Richmond to commemorate local soldiers who lost their lives in military service.

Over time, a total of 61 Richmond streets have been named for local soldiers who died in military service. Now the remaining memorial streets are being highlighted with new street sign blades that are emblazoned with a poppy, Canada’s traditional symbol of remembrance for those who have been killed in military service in World War I and 11.

“We owe a debt to our fallen soldiers that can never be paid,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “This new street sign program is just one more way in which we can honour and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.”

The program was initiated by the Friends of the Richmond Archives and matches similar programs in other cities across Canada, Europe and New Zealand.

Installation of the new street signs has been ongoing over the past few weeks and should be complete by the end of November. Approximately 275 new street signs were required to mark the memorial streets.

An online webpage is under development that will provide background information on the actual veterans named on the memorial signs. For more information on the program, visit the Friends of the Richmond Archives page on Facebook.

The complete list of memorial streets is below.

Abercrombie Road
Allison Court
Allison Street
Bowcock Road
Boyd Court
Carter Court
Carter Drive
Chatterton Road
Comstock Road
Cooper Road
Craig Road
Davies Court
Davies Place
Dayton Road
Dixon Avenue
Dolphin Avenue
Donald Road
Edgington Avenue*
Fedoruk Road
Finlayson Drive

 

Forsyth Crescent
Foster Road
Gage Road
Gagnon Road
Gamba Drive
Gates Avenue
Gay Road
Gibbons Drive
Gilmore Crescent
Grandy Road
Greenland Drive
Greenland Place
Hall Avenue
Hall Place
Hayne Court
Kartner Road
Kitcher Place
Lechow Street
Lemon Avenue
Leslie Road
Mang Road
McCutcheon Avenue
McKessock Avenue
McKessock Place
McLennan Avenue
McLeod Avenue
Moffatt Road
Moore Road
Muir Drive
Myhill Road
Myron Drive
Olafson Avenue
Scotchbrook Road
Shields Avenue
Sills Avenue
Smith Crescent
Tucker Avenue
Turnill Street
Wallace Road
Wheeler Road
Willett Avenue