Pictured above are Louise Morris (left) and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion in Golden

Sixty years of service recognized at Golden legion

Amelia Coupland received an award from the Ladies Auxiliary for her 60 years of service.

It was a special night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #122 in Golden on May 10 when Amelia Coupland received an award from the Ladies Auxiliary for her 60 years of service.

Coupland explained that her whole family was involved with the legion.

“It was my desire to help out with my children and husband. We all worked diligently together. I always wish my husband was here to see this because he was the one who helped  guide me,” she said.

Coupland joined the legion in Golden after moving to the area from Lamont, Alberta.

“I met my husband, Kenneth, when he returned from overseas after serving in World War 2 and we worked together with the group,” she said.

Coupland added she enjoyed helping the legion by cooking at events.

“When at baseball, I would cook hot dogs and hamburgers. My children would play when I was cooking.”

She had been recognized for her service before, having already received the Meritorious Service Award from the Ladies Auxiliary

“You work and you don’t think about being honoured. You work in the way your heart tells you to and all of a sudden they spring this one me and I feel honoured. I want to say thank you to the ladies auxiliary and the men’s branch.”

 

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