MMF Mourns Loss of WWII Veteran Louis Roy

January 11, 2022

Winnipeg, MB, in the National Homeland of the Red River Métis - The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) was saddened to hear the news of Métis World War II veteran Louis Roy's passing on January 11, 2022. He passed away at the age of 101 years old and was one of the oldest remaining veterans in Canada.

In 2019, after over twenty years of negotiations, Métis Veterans were offered the recognition and apology they deserve from Canada. As a part of this legacy program, Métis Veterans were offered a recognition payment as a small token of thanks and respect. On July 16, 2019, Louis Roy was the third Veteran that was honoured with a Recognition Payment.

"The Veterans portfolio is very close to my heart, and I am honoured to have the ability to have met with Louis Roy personally and learn from him and hear his experiences," said President Chartrand. "Louis was one of many brave Métis Citizens enlisted to serve in Canada's armed forces against the evils of the world, all while facing discrimination at home."

"He was willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice and serve his country alongside his brothers and sisters in arms," said President Chartrand. "Louis Roy, along with all veterans, truly are our heroes today, tomorrow, and forever."

Roy joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942 - at the age of 22 - and served in the United Kingdom as well as Africa, Sicily and Italy as a member of the Saskatoon Light Infantry.

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The Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) is the democratic government for the Manitoba Métis, also known as the Red River Métis, the origin and core of the Métis Nation. The Manitoba Métis are Canada's Negotiating Partners in Confederation and the Founders of the Province of Manitoba.

For more information, media may contact:
Kat Patenaude
Media Relations Advisor
Manitoba Métis Federation
204-801-7710
Kat.Patenaude@mmf.mb.ca

 


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