Veterans' Association

   

Auxiliary

BOARD of DIRECTORS



Robert (Bob) ARBOUR President
(Board member since 1996 ~ present term expires 2021)

Served at several detachments in Southwestern, Ontario during his career as well as Security Branch at General Headquarters in Toronto, and Queens Park Services which entailed security for OPP and other Government buildings in Toronto and Brampton area.

Was the Chief Force Hostage Negotiator 1983 - 1986, responsible for setting up the program and training of Hostage Negotiators and Incident Commanders Courses.

Life member of the (OPPA) Ontario Provincial Police Association & (COA) Commissioned Officers Association. Member of the Hamilton/Wentworth Police Association Club since 1986. Member of the (IPA) International Police Association since 1989. Member of Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP). Member of OPPVA since 1989. Chairman of 3 Chapter 1989-1991. Vice-Chairman of 3 Chapter 1991-1996. Chairman of 3 Chapter 1996-2003. Has been on the Provincial Board as a Director since 1996. OPPVA 'Veteran of the Year' 1998. Vice-President since 2002, Acting President 2003, and President since 2005. Member of FOP - Fraternal Order of Police since 2010. Associate Member of RCMP Veterans' Association - Golden Horseshoe Division and Honorary Member of Italian Veteran Police Association of Canada. Bob compiled and edited the OPPVA History Book'The First Thirty Years' which outlines both in writing and pictorial, the historical process of the OPPVA since its inception in 1969. Recipient of Commissioner Chris Lewis Coin #19.
Presented with OPP Commissioner Vince Hawkes 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 2018 AGM for Achieving Excellence throughout his Policing Career in the OPP.

DUTIES INCLUDE - Website Committee
- Delegate Directors to OPPA Conferences and any other special assignments
- OPPVA Bulletin, monthly or when necessary
- Maintain OPPVA Display Case at GHQ Orillia
- Christmas message to all in Beyond the Badge
- Christmas Cards for OPPVA Sponsors, GHQ, OPPA etc
- Welcoming letter for AGM booklet and invites for AGM guests
- Arrange for meeting with Commissioner twice a year
- Arrange for meeting with OPPA President twice a year
- Oversee the Silent Partner Awards Program
- Chaplaincy program
- Support Committee Bridge Dedications
- Chair for 2019 AGM 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Print Shop, Museum, OPP Friends of the Museum, OPP Senior Officers, COA, OPPA Presidents, Chairman of the Youth Foundation, Chapter 9 Kingston, Chapter 9 Belleville, Chapter 10 Smiths Falls and Chapter 8 Peterborough




Elizabeth (Liz) ARBOUR Vice-President
(Board member since 2008 ~ present term expires 2020)

As a former OPP constable, I joined the Veterans' Association in 1989 and served as Secretary/Treasurer of 3 Chapter Burlington for 13 years. I have also attended numerous other Chapter meetings, BBQ's, luncheons and even boat cruises over the years. Since 1989, I have attended all Annual General Meetings, except one, and have been on the organizing committee for 2 of them. I have been involved in selling OPPVA logo items for several years. In 1998 I arranged to coordinate a group of OPPVA members with musical talent to play at Chapter 3 Burlington - Annual General Meeting and called them The Retirees Own.

I was co-recipient of the 1998 OPP Veterans' Association 'Veteran of the Year' award. For almost 2 years I assisted in the research and composition of the OPPVA History Book, 'The First Thirty Years'.

In addition to OPPVA functions, I have enjoyed attending those of the OPP, OPPA, Commissioned Officers' Association, International Police Association, RCMP Retirees Association and Italian Veteran Police Officers Association of Canada.

DUTIES INCLUDE - Planning Committee
- Support Committee
- Research/Development (Applications, Brochures & AGM Guidelines)
- Assist Roland with the voting process at AGM
- Logo Items
- Purchase Life membership frames, assemble and deliver to appropriate Director for distribution
- Coordinator for 2019 AGM 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 3 Burlington, Chapter 3 Simcoe/Brantford, Chapter 4 Niagara and Chapter 6 Guelph




Thomas (Tom) RANDALL Secretary
(Board member since 2011 ~ present term expires 2021)

Joined the OPP in March 1966 and was initially posted to Oakville Detachment and a year later was transferred to Noelville in Number 13 District where he spent three years before marrying his wife Beth and moving to Tecumseh (M) Detachment in No. One District. From there he served in the Intelligence Branch at both GHQ and in the Windsor Unit, the Technical Support Branch, the Staff Services Branch and the Training Branch. Also seconded for two years to act as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Solicitor General. Tom retired from No. One District Chatham as Superintendent in 1995.

Tom is a past member of the City of Chatham Planning Committee, the Board of Christ Anglican Church in Chatham & the Advisory Board the Police Foundations Course of Lambton College in Sarnia. Presently a Life Member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the OPP Association and the Commissioned Officers Association. Tom also spent many years sponsoring and coaching senior women's soccer in Chatham.

Has been the Secretary/Treasurer of No. One Chapter OPPVA since April 2003 and was the Chair of the both the 2011 AGM (Sarnia/Point Edward) and the 2016 AGM (Chatham) Organizing Committees

DUTIES INCLUDE - Secretarial Duties
- Resolutions Committee Chairman
- Website Committee
- Election Process: Document candidates for election
- Publications Submissions: Beyond the Badge and Quarter Century Club
- Support Committee: Bridge Dedications, liaise with OPP and OPPA

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 1 Chatham




Roland (Roly) HALEY Treasurer
(Board member since 2007 ~ present term expires 2019)

Joined the Ontario Provincial Police in April 1970, and posted to Woodstock detachment. 1976 received a temporary posting to Kingston for the Olympics as a member of the Quick Response Team. Served as Branch 2 Director of the O.P.P. Association. 1978 was on the Board of Directors of the Woodstock United Way. 1979 & 1980 was the Chairman of the Public Service United way Appeal and was District 2 First Aid Instructor. 1984-85 seconded to Aylmer Police College as a Driving Instructor. Retired as Senior Constable April 30th, 1996. Life member of the OPPA. 1996 joined the OPPVA. 2002 appointed Chapter 2 Secretary/Treasurer. 2004 received the OPPVA Veteran of the Year Award. In 2006 and 2012 received the Chapter 2 Member of the Year award. Was elected to the Board of Directors in 2007 re-elected in 2010, 2013 & 2016. Contributor to the OPP Review in 2009 and elected OPPVA Treasurer in 2012. Presently the OPPVA webmaster, continually developing the site for the benefit of all members, and writing software to ease the burden on Chapter secretaries.

DUTIES INCLUDE - Website Committee
- Treasurer Duties
- Maintain Website and answer queries from the membership
- Election Process (electronic voting)
- Arrange accommodation for Directors for board meetings and AGM´s
- Print off Life Membership certificates for framing
- Process ID Cards and Life Membership cards
- Treasurer for 2019 AGM 50th Anniversary of OPPVA to be held in Burlington

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 2 London and Chapter 6 Mt. Forest




Grant ARNOLD Director
(Board member since 2013 ~ present term expires 2020)

I joined the OPP in 1965, served Brechin, Toronto, Whitby, Manitouwadge, Kakabeka Falls, Shabaqua and Thunder Bay Detachments. I was In Service Training Instructor for many years.

After my retirement in 1994, I joined 16 Chapter, and am currently the Chair of 16 Chapter.

I am married to Marilyn, and have 2 sons, Jason, and D/Cst Wade Arnold
I also am on the Surviving Spouse committee with Director Liz Arbour

DUTIES INCLUDE - Investigations Committee
- Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA 2018- 2019, if attending meetings and functions.
- Solicit Website sponsors

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 16 Thunder Bay and Chapter 17 Kenora




Lise HEBERT Director
(Board member since 2018 ~ present term expires 2021)

986-2004 - Teletype Operator/Signal Operator Canadian Armed Forces, served in Ottawa, Alert NWT, Lahr Germany, Brunssum The Netherlands.
2004-2005 - Communication Operator Provincial CommCenter Smiths Falls
2005-2006 - Switchboard supervisor Prime Minister's Office
2006-2008 - Administration Clerk/Finance Clerk Drake
2008-present - Court Room Clerk/Registrar Ministry of the Attorney General in Cornwall
Legion member and volunteer weekly

Member of the OPPVA Chapter Cornwall since 2010, and have been chapter secretary since joining

DUTIES INCLUDE - Website Committee
- Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA meetings and functions 2019- 2020, if attending.
- Publications Submissions Quarter Century Club

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 11 Cornwall and Chapter 11 Hawkesbury




Maurice (Moe) HEBERT Director
(Board member since 2010 ~ present term expires 2019)

1958-1961 Radio & Telegraph Operator Royal Canadian Signal Corp served in Continental Europe. 1961-1963 Hard Rock Miner Timmins Ontario. 1963-1993 OPP served in Cochrane 1963-1964, Hearst 1964-1968, Iroquois Fall 1969-1977, Long Sault Det. 1978-1979, No.11 DHQ 1978-1993 as District Intelligence Co-Ordinator.
While in Iroqouis Falls I was a founding & Commanding Officer of the #792 R.C.(Air)Squadron from1970-1977. I've been married to my wife & friend Laurette for 49 years. We have 4 children Prov. Const Andre Hebert Casselman Det. Cpl.Lise Hebert (retired) Cdn.Armed Forces now a Court Clerk.Jacqueline Hebert-Beach Edmonton Alberta and Prov. Const. Paul Hebert Ride Unit Eastern Region. Have been a member of the OPPVA since 1997 and served as Sec/Tres. of Chapter 11-Cornwall 2006-2010

DUTIES INCLUDE - Resolutions Committee
- Social Media Committee
- Investigations Committee
- Assist Chapters with loading photo´s on the website

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 11 Ottawa and Chapter 10 Pembroke




Carmen MARRIER Director
(Board member since 2015 ~ present term expires 2020)

A retired civilian of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), starting in October 1970 and retired in April 2004.

During my 33 years with the Force, I worked as an Administrative Assistant in several areas of the OPP, including the Office of the Commissioner, Staff Services and Field Divisions. I ended my career as a Researcher/Writer in the Corporate Communications Bureau. I worked at three General Headquarters buildings, those being 125 Lakeshore and 90 Harbour in Toronto and finishing at 777 Memorial Avenue in Orillia.

I have been a member of the OPP Veterans' Association since my retirement in 2004. Shortly after joining Chapter 18, I became the secretary-treasurer of the Chapter and continue to hold the chapter's Secretary position.

I was also involved in the administration of the OPP Youth Foundation for several years.

DUTIES INCLUDE - Publications submissions-Beyond The Badge submission
- Planning Committee
- Support Committee: Attend OPP and Auxiliary graduations when advised
- Publications submissions: OPP Review
- Solicit Website sponsors
- Liaison with OPP Correspondence Unit re obit enquiries

LIAISON DIRECTOR for OPP Correspondence Unit re obit enquiries and Chapter 18 Orillia and Chapter 5 Toronto




Robert (Rob) PILON Director
(Board member since 2015 ~ present term expires 2019)

Joined the OPP on Feb 1973 served in Sturgeon Falls, Dubreuilville (one man detachment), Midland, Dubreuilville (again!), Sudbury, Sudbury DHQ Crime Unit as the first DIC, promoted to Corporal in Crime Unit, promoted to Sergeant in Hearst, Staff Sergeant in Hearst, North Bay DHQ, Sturgeon Falls (again), Mattawa, Belleville DHQ, promoted to Inspector at Burlington DHQ, promoted to Superintendent at North Bay RHQ Retired in 2003 Managed Securitas Branch in Sudbury 2003-2008 Joined OPP Vets Assoc in 2002 Presently Secretary Treasurer of Chapter 12 North Bay

DUTIES INCLUDE - Resolutions Committee Chairman
- Investigations Committee
- Flags, Stands, Backdrop & Display Table: Assemble/Dismantle at OPPA/OPPVA 2018- 2019, if attending meetings and functions.
- Solicit Website sponsors
- Social Media Committee Chairman
- Election Process: Document candidates for election

LIAISON DIRECTOR for Chapter 12 North Bay, Chapter 13 Sudbury, Chapter 14 Sault Ste. Marie And Chapter 15 Timmins






Past Provincial Executives

2018
Robert ARBOUR
President
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Vice-President
Thomas RANDALL
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Grant ARNOLD
Director
Lise HEBERT
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Carmen MARRIER
Director
Robert PILON
Director

2017
Robert ARBOUR
President
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Vice-President
Thomas RANDALL
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Grant ARNOLD
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Carmen MARRIER
Director
Robert PILON
Director

2016
Robert ARBOUR
President
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Vice-President
Thomas RANDALL
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Carl ARMSTRONG
Director
Grant ARNOLD
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Carmen MARRIER
Director
Robert PILON
Director

2015
Robert ARBOUR
President
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Vice-President
Thomas RANDALL
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Grant ARNOLD
Director
Carmen Marrier
Director
Robert Pilon
Director

2014
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Norma McQUOID
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Thomas RANDALL
Director
Grant ARNOLD
Director
Francis HARVEY
Director

2013
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Francis HARVEY
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Leland MURRAY
Director
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Thomas RANDALL
Director
Grant ARNOLD
Director

2012
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Leland MURRAY
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Carman NOBLE
Director
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Norma McQUOID
Director
Thomas RANDALL
Director

2011
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Leland MURRAY
Secretary
Roland HALEY
Treasurer
Carman NOBLE
Director
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Norma McQUOID
Director
Thomas RANDALL
Director

2010
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Leland MURRAY
Secretary
Robert MCAFEE
Treasurer
Carman NOBLE
Director
Roland HALEY
Director
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
Maurice HEBERT
Director
Norma McQUOID
Director

2009
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Leland MURRAY
Secretary
Robert MCAFEE
Treasurer
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
John CRAIG
Director
Roland HALEY
Director
Carman NOBLE
Director
Ron WARD
Director

2008
Robert ARBOUR
President
Edward CLINTON
Vice-President
Leland MURRAY
Secretary
Robert MCAFEE
Treasurer
Elizabeth ARBOUR
Director
John CRAIG
Director
Roland HALEY
Director
Carman NOBLE
Director
Ron WARD
Director

2007
Bob Arbour
President
Ed Clinton
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
John Craig
Director
Roly Haley
Director
John Hillmer
Director
Carm Noble
Director
Ron Ward
Director

2006
Bob Arbour
President
Ed Clinton
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
John Craig
Director
Roly Haley
Director
John Hillmer
Director
Carm Noble
Director
Ron Ward
Director

2005
Bob Arbour
President
Ed Clinton
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
John Craig
Director
Carm Noble
Director
Ron Ward
Director

2004
Bob Arbour
President
Ed Clinton
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
John Craig
Director
Carm Noble
Director
Ron Ward
Director

2003
Bob Arbour
President
Ed Clinton
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
John Craig
Director
Carm Noble
Director
Ron Ward
Director

2002
Fred Blucher
President
Bob Arbour
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ed Clinton
Director
John Craig
Director
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
Carm Noble
Director

2001
Fred Blucher
President
Bob Arbour
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ed Clinton
Director
John Craig
Director
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
Carm Noble
Director

2000
Fred Blucher
President
Bob Arbour
Vice-President
Lee Murray
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer
Ed Clinton
Director
John Craig
Director
Ray Gilleno
Director
John Hillmer
Director
Carm Noble
Director

1999
Ross Ball
President
John Craig
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1998
Ross Ball
President
John Craig
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1997
Ross Ball
President
Ken Pidgeon
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1996
Ross Ball
President
Ken Pidgeon
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1995
Ross Ball
President
John Craig
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1994
Ross Ball
President
John Craig
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1993
Stu Loree
President
Ray Gilleno
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1992
Stu Loree
President
Ray Gilleno
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1991
Norm Clark
President
Charlie Judson
Vice-President
Fred Blucher
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1990
Norm Clark
President
Charlie Judson
Vice-President
Jim McCutchen
Secretary
Bob McAfee
Treasurer

1989
Norm Clark
President
Ross Charlton
Vice-President
John (Bud) Coles
Secretary
Jim Harrod
Treasurer

1988
Norm Clark
President
Jim Harrod
Vice-President
John (Bud) Coles
Secretary

1987
Norm Clark
President
John (Bud) Coles
Secretary

1986
Alan Williams
President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1985
Alan Williams
President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1984
Alan Williams
President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1983
Alan Williams
President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1982
Alan Williams
President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1981
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1980
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1979
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1978
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1977
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1976
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
John E. Johnston
Secretary

1975
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Bob Chappel
Secretary
David Mitchell
Treasurer

1974
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Bob Chappel
Secretary
David Mitchell
Treasurer

1973
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Bob Chappel
Secretary
David Mitchell
Treasurer

1972
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Bob Chappel
Secretary
George Halliday
Treasurer

1971
Charles Wood
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Bob Chappel
Secretary
George Halliday
Treasurer

1970
Elmer Hoath
President
Alan Williams
Vice-President
Jim Stanton
Secretary
George Halliday
Treasurer

1969
Elmer Hoath
President
Jim Stanton
Secretary
George Halliday
Treasurer


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