League Honours

At the time of the League’s 10th Anniversary in 1980, a system of League Honours was devised whereby those members who had given it distinguished service might be recognized. Additionally, provision was made to make awards to non-members who had shown particular loyalty to the Canadian Crown in public or private life. Over the years, League Honours have generally been awarded to commemorate a particular milestone in the reign of The Queen or an anniversary of the League’s founding. A number have been presented by distinguished guests such as Lady Mountbatten (1985), King Michael I of Romania, our Queen’s cousin (1992) and HRH Prince Michael of Kent (2002). Most have been presented by lieutenant governors. On rare occasions, the Dominion Chairman has made a presentation. These awards provide a modest, tangible recognition of service to the Crown and to the League. Below is a complete record of devoted members and friends of the cause who have received recognition. An asterisk (*) indicates that the recipient is now deceased. The city listed is that in which the recipient lived at the time of presentation.

Gold Badge of Service

Awarded to members of the Monarchist League of Canada for singularly outstanding service at the Dominion level, or service given in several branches. Only ten badges exist, and each is returned to the League upon the death of its holder, in the fullness of time to be presented to a new recipient, so forming a golden thread of dedication and service uniting the League’s fellowship and purpose down the years. Only exceptionally are badges awarded to serving officers of the League.


2015

  • Roy Eappen, Montréal
  • Bruce Hallsor, Victoria
  • Jacques Monet, SJ, Montréal & Toronto

1995

  • Stanley Sinclair, Victoria

1993

  • Garry Toffoli, Toronto

1992

  • Joanne Stiles Doig, Carleton Place
  • Michael Jackson, Regina
  • Hereward Senior*, Montréal

1991

  • Claudia Willetts*, Toronto

1989

  • Molly Ingram*, Victoria
  • John Hendricks*, Winnipeg

1988

  • FM Felicity Burton, Ottawa

1985

  • Strome Galloway*, Ottawa

1981

  • Richard Toporoski, Toronto

1980

  • Gerald* and Phyllis Bousfield*, Toronto
  • Jean KB Greene*, Toronto
  • Leon Kouyoumdjian*, Toronto, posthumously
  • Elinor Senior*, Montréal

Silver Badge of Service

Awarded to members of the Monarchist League of Canada who have made a significant contribution to the League’s work at a branch or community level, or in a specific area of service. Only exceptionally will a badge be awarded an incumbent officer.


2016

  • Jennifer Baniczky, Ottawa
  • Steven Uren, Calgary

2015

  • David Archer, Barrie
  • Ed and Jocelyn Badovinac, Mississauga
  • Brendon Bedford, Kitchener
  • Greg Blue, Vancouver
  • David Bush, Montréal
  • Jeff Cairns, St. Catherines
  • Lady Chatfield, Victoria
  • Mary Mills Dunea, St. Peter's Bay
  • Kevin Gillespie, Lethbridge
  • Robert Greene, Calgary
  • Jane Harris-Zsovan, Lethbridge
  • Brian Hodgson, Edmonton
  • Valerie Holden, Victoria
  • Hon. Ian Holloway, Calgary
  • Timothy Humphries, Toronto
  • Erno Kovacs, Calgary
  • Kenneth Lane, Victoria
  • Wilson Lau, Toronto
  • Danielle Lemire-Descary, St. Jean
  • Neil MacAlasdair, Toronto
  • Arthur McRae, Toronto
  • Colleen Mills, Victoria
  • Francis Ouellet, Québec City
  • Olive Pastor, Pictou
  • Richard Robarts, Windsor
  • Joshua Traptow, Calgary
  • Darcie von Axelstierna, Winnipeg
  • Helen Wyman, Halifax
  • Haris Yaqeen, Mississauga
  • John Yogis, Halifax

2010

  • Paul Benoit, Ottawa
  • William Galbraith, Ottawa

2008

  • Roy Eappen, Montréal
  • Warren* and Barbara Goldring, Toronto
  • Byron Thomas, Georgetown

2007

  • Nathan Tidridge, Ancaster

2006

  • Audrey Cowan, Belleville

2005

  • Bruce Hallsor, Victoria
  • Diane Taylor, Victoria

2002

  • James Allan*, Toronto
  • Isabel Bailey, Regine
  • Lynne Bell, Calgary
  • John Chard*, Belleville
  • Gordon and Bev Cranch, Calgary
  • Elaine Currie, Victoria
  • Gene Fedderly, Victoria
  • Marjorie Harrison, Saint John
  • Kent Jackson, Toronto
  • Bill Lee*, Qualicum Beach
  • Jean Lewis*, St. John's
  • Margaret Mace, Victoria
  • Derek Nicholls*, Regina
  • Pauline O'Connor*, Hamilton
  • Alexander Paton*, Victoria
  • Graeme Sorley*, Victoria

1995

  • William Birtles*, WInnipeg
  • Sylvia Cook, Hamilton
  • Helen Fitzgerald*, London
  • Sylvia Gibb*, Qualicum Beach
  • Leo Hammerschmidt*, Montréal
  • Jessica Hanna*, Edmonton
  • Dorothy Kelly, Regina
  • William Meider*, Toronto
  • Edna Morley, Victoria
  • Diana Moyer, Toronto
  • Lena Pickup* and Felicity Pickup, Toronto
  • Prudence Preeper*, Sussex
  • Augusta Roulston*, Halifax
  • Adele Smith*, Winnipeg
  • Patricia and Grant* Wagner, Regina

1993

  • Raymond Gonsolus*, Belleville

1992

  • Jacqueline Barlow*, St. John's
  • Gordon Cranch, Yellowknife
  • James Hill, Hamilton
  • Geraldine Mainguy, Victoria
  • Elizabeth Horlock*, Halifax
  • Gladys* and Charlie* Killip, Qualicum Beach
  • John Palmer, Toronto
  • Darrell Small*, Ottawa
  • Audrey Smith*, Toronto
  • Dorothea Vincent*, Toronto

1985

  • Rosemary Campbell, Toronto
  • Elva Clarke*, St. John's
  • Gerard de Gre*, Waterloo
  • Marguerite Dow*, London
  • Molly Ingram*, Victoria
  • Keith Knox*, Regina
  • Bruce Legge*, Toronto
  • Patricia Quinn, Toronto
  • Stanley Sinclair, Calgary

1983

  • Steven Humphreys, Regina

1982

  • W McKenzie Youngs*, Toronto

1980

  • J Alvin Boyd*, London
  • Loveday Cadenhead*, Toronto
  • Blanche Facer*, Toronto
  • Grace George*, Winnipeg
  • Celia Hendricks, Winnipeg
  • Gerald Iles*, Montréal
  • Doris MacLean*, Regina
  • Alice McFarlane*, London
  • Clive Schaefer*, Halifax
  • Thomas Wardle, Sr*, Toronto
  • Alf Wurtele*, Victoria

Honorary Life Memberships

Awarded to individuals, not necessarily League members, who have distinguished themselves in their careers, professions or callings by their consistent and useful public advocacy of the monarchy. Particularly prior to the establishment of Badges of Service in 1980, but also occasionally thereafter, this award has also been made to members for special service on behalf of the League.

2010

  • Nanda Cassucci-Byrne
  • Hon. Sheila Copps, PC
  • Elaine Currie
  • Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP
  • Geraldine Mainguy
  • Alexander R. Paton

2002

  • Rosemary Campbell, Toronto
  • Hon. Anne Cools, Senator, Ottawa
  • Robert Morrow, Hamilton
  • John Wilkes, Toronto

1995

  • John Archer*, Regina
  • Eric Burt*, Saskatoon
  • Hon. Sylvia Fedoruk, Saskatoon
  • Hon. Helen Hunley, Rocky Mountain House
  • J Kirk Howard, Toronto
  • Joyce Johnson, Regina
  • Chev. René le Clère, Montréal
  • William McCormack, Toronto
  • Lloyd Robertson, Toronto

1992

  • Jane Beecroft, Toronto
  • Cam Jackson, MPP, Burlington
  • Peter Kormos, MPP, Welland
  • Hugh O'Neil, MPP, Trenton
  • Morris Shumiatcher*, Regina
  • William Vankoughnet, MP, Napanee

1985

  • Loveday Cadenhead*, Toronto
  • Hon. Frank Miller*, Gravenhurst
  • Mary Miller Freeman*, Simcoe

1980

  • Robert Coates*, MP, Amherst
  • Stanley Schumacher, MP, Drumheller
  • 1977

    • FM Felicity Burton, Ottawa

    1976

    • Peter Hannen, Montréal
    • Thomas Wardle, Jr, Toronto

    1973

    • Carmen Lindsay*, London

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