By COLlive reporter
In response to the recent tragedies befallen the Canadian military–four servicemen were lost to terrorist attacks and work and training accidents–members of the Jewish community reached out to the bereaved families.
Representing the Cons family of Montreal, Chabad Rabbi Mendel Marasow presented a significant gift to the loved ones of our fallen heroes through the Morale and Welfare Services of the Canadian Armed Forces.
“Our children were born here and our parents received end-of-life care here,” says philanthropist Helen Cons. “We have nothing but good words for this amazing hospital and its incredible staff, which have always treated us with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion.”
Commodore Mark B. Watson, Director General of Morale and Welfare Services (DGMWS) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, graciously accepted the gift stating.
“It’s very meaningful that the Jewish community reached out to assist the families of the Canadian Military, and we are looking forward toward a long term partnership between the community and the Canadian Armed Forces,” he said.