Mountie’s military links help reunite widow with cherished keepsakes

A Quebec widow will see the return of her late husband’s stolen war medals, thanks to a North Vancouver RCMP officer and former military serviceman. A unique wooden plaque with several medals on it was among the items found in March 2008 in a stolen truck in North Vancouver.

NORTH VANCOUVER — A Quebec widow will see the return of her late husband’s stolen war medals, thanks to a North Vancouver RCMP officer and former military serviceman.

A unique wooden plaque with several medals on it was among the items found in March 2008 in a stolen truck in North Vancouver.

Const. Rob Pearson, a member of the North Vancouver RCMP traffic unit, went to work early last month after receiving the file.

Attempts to track the owner had hit a dead end but Pearson, a former serviceman with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, tapped his military links to find out the medals were awarded to Pierre Leduc for Second World War service in Italy with the Royal 22nd Regiment, the Van Doos.

An invitation for a 75th anniversary in Gatineau, Que., was also found with the medals and the organizers were able to give Pearson the contact information for Luduc’s widow, Carmen.

Police say she was thrilled to learn the medals are now on their way back to her.

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