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No-one has ever tried to estimate the n u m b e r of tears tha t were shed by broken hearted mothers, wives and sweet hearts.
Names of the Portage boys, who made the Supreme Sacrifice for the freedom of others, are engraved on a cenotaph which was erected by the Prairie Gate way Chapter of the I.O.D.E. in
the centre of the ci ty on Saska tche wan Avenue.
The LO.D.E. was formed November 6, 1909, with officers as follows: Mrs. E. S. Martin, Regent; Mrs. John O'Brien, Vice Regent; Miss A. Cadham, Secretary; Mrs. Alex Taylor, Treasurer; and Mrs. C. H. Weagant, Standard Bearer. The Charter was received on May 17, 1910.
Since the latter date they have been one of the leading organi zations in many charitable activities in Portage, and have assisted in many national appeals. School bursaries, and laying wreaths annually on Remembrance and Decoration Days can be added to these.
Officers (1969) are as follows: Mrs. Ted Maxwell, Regent; Mrs.
Vernon Garrioch and Mrs. Harold Batters, Vice Regents; Miss Jessie Frazer, Secretary; Mrs. Lindsay McDougall, Treasurer; Mrs. Tom Maxwell, Standard Bearer; Mrs. Harry Morris, Publicity and Services Home and Abroad; Mrs. H. V. Bird, Sickness and Distress, also Echoes Secretary; Mrs. J. M. Campbell, Education, also Social Con vener; and Mrs. Wm. Burch, World Affairs.