Sunday, 4 November 2012
North York - York Cemetery
Location: Toronto N 43° 46.060 W 079° 25.015
Enter the cemetery on the west side of Beecroft Road.
The York Cemetery is the resting place of many veterans, a place for remembrance and tribute. I previously covered the main central memorial back on June 18th, 2012.
Today we deal with more specific memorials found in the cemetery. Scattered throughout the grounds are various artillery pieces with small plaques, and also a Sherman tank dedicated to the Governor General's Horse Guards. A field of honour also displays dozens in small stones dedicated to individual veterans, row upon row, lying in the well kept grass.
There is also, nearby, a memorial in remembrance of veterans who served with the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
1939 - 1945
THIS IS A MEMORIAL TO THE
GOVERNOR GENERAL'S HORSE GUARDS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
WORLD WAR II
"THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD, AS WE THAT ARE LEFT
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM, NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN, AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM."
IN MEMORY OF
of Soviet Air Forces
joined the military plot
against Stalin's bloody tyranny
Born-1904 St. Petersburg
Commited suicide - 1937 Moscow
saving family from prosecution
RACHEL STEIN PIVARUNAS
Fitness Instructor, Sprinter
Died-1974 St. Petersburg
ANATOLY PIVARUNAS Ph. D.
12 Times Soviet National Champion
& speed record holder in motorboat
racing. Honoured Master of sport
Inventerd world's first & fastest portable automatic
ski lift and start serial production in Toronto
Created laser control radio operated
attacking robot of model helicopter
which saves our soldiers lives