Fonds MS135 - Thomas “Thom” Joordens

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Thomas “Thom” Joordens

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  • 1931 - 2009 (Creation)
    Joordens, Thomas “Thom”

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Thom (22 April 1931 – 23 November 2009) was born at Blerick, Holland and immigrated to Canada and served in the Royal Canadian Regiment, 2nd Battalion, from 1954 to 1973. After his military service he became the Director of Maintenance for School District 26 (later District 18), retiring in 1991. From 1986, he served as Fredericton’s town crier for 16 years. He also organized an effort to send 15,000 Christmas cards and 25,000 pocket books to Canadian Forces personnel serving in Bosnia and organized 911 celebrations honouring New Brunswick’s emergency service personnel. In 2006, he founded and was President of the NATO Veterans Organization. For this service he earned the Veteran’s Affairs Commendation Medal just before his death.

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The series consist of 23 photographs Canada’s Military Heritage Collection.

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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The negatives: 41, .42. .43, .44, .48, .49, .63, .64 are missing, when found to be placed in the PANB holdings; the photo enlargements: .51, .52, .57, .58, .73, .74, .75, .81, .84, .85, .86, .88, .89 are missing; the posters: .53, .54, .78, .79, .80 are missing; the maps: .55, .56 are missing; the acc. files: .59, .60 are missing

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