Manitoulin District Cenotaph committee seeks funds to redo faded memorial lettering

The Manitoulin District Cenotaph committee is fundraising to redo the letters on the main memorial and the Merchant Marine memorial. Expositor file photo

CENTRAL MANITOULIN— The Manitoulin District Cenotaph Committee is launching a fundraising campaign to raise $5,000 to replace the names of those Islanders who served in Great Wars on the memorial.

“Since the memorial was built the lettering has faded so we would like to raise the money to have the lettering redone as well as the lettering on the merchant marine memorial, which has also faded,” explained Manitoulin District Cenotaph Committee Secretary Treasurer Linda Bowerman. “This has been a suggestion in the drop box as people have commented that they have had a hard time reading the names. A few years ago we had to redo ‘In Flanders Fields’ and it was very expensive. Now it is time to do the other lettering.”

“The perpetual care for these memorials has been done over the past with donations from the drop box, in memoriam donations and the selling of the calendars and volunteer labour,” added Ms. Bowerman, “but we just don’t have the money for this.”

Cheques can be made payable to The Manitoulin District Cenotaph and sent to PO Box 656, Little Current, Ontario POP 1K0 or given to committee members Jim Corrigan and Linda Bowerman.