Outstanding Volunteer to the ACLC BC Branch
Agnes Keegan was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland on 10 September, 1920. During World War II, she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in Britain as a mechanic/Truck driver. Agnes married Arthur Walls and became a war bride and settled in Canada. Arthur passed in 1958, and in 1964, Agnes married Al Keegan. Al passed away in 1983.
Agnes was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Navy & Air Force Veterans of Canada and the Army Cadet League of Canada (ACLC). Agnes was a dedicated volunteer to the 2290 RCACC. For over forty years, Agnes consistently assisted the Corps every Thursday night. Agnes received the Presidents coin from the ACLC and the ACLC 50th Anniversary Coin for her dedication to the Army Cadet Program. The Duke of Connaught Regiment appointed her Honorary Captain and Agnes was also the recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2016.
Agnes’s dedication and commitment to the Army Cadet Program in BC is a shining example to all the staff, cadets, parents and members of the Army Cadet league of Canada. Her dedication is something we all strive to attain and will never be forgotten by the ACLC. Agnes provided an exemplary example for the younger generation to follow. Agnes passed away peacefully on October 17, 2021 at the age of 101.
There will be no Service by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Army Cadet League of Canada BC Branch for the 2290 RCACC.
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