Edward (Ted) James Kersey Emm 5T2 Awarded Prestigious Award

Edward (Ted) James Kersey Vic 4T9, Emm 5T2 has been awarded France’s prestigious Legion of Honour, the country’s highest national order. The WWII veteran, who has been knighted, received the medal at Glen Abbey United Church in Oakville, ON, for his part in in liberating France and western Europe from the Nazis. In 1943 at the age of 19, Kersey served as a dispatch motorcycle rider with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He was released from the Canadian Army on March 18, 1946, and returned to Canada where he attended Victoria College. After graduating, he attended Emmanuel College and was ordained in 1952 as a United Church minister. Kersey had felt a call to ministry and has spoken about how his faith helped and comforted him following the war.

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