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Jack Lee FAIRWEATHER

Jack Lee, FAIRWEATHER
World War 2

From New Brunswick
Maj, RCIC, NSR(NB)
The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, N.B., 29-30 Nov 2007: FAIRWEATHER - Dr. Jack Lee, son of the late Mr. Justice Jack Fairweather and his wife, Agnes, died on the 28th of November, 2007, at his home in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, age 83. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, a son, a brother, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Tim. Dr. Fairweather was educated at Rothesay Collegiate School followed by service in the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment in World War II. He and his partner, Major Jack Veness, late of Fredericton were captured on June 8/9, 1944 and later escaped from a German prisoner-of-war train. Their escapades with the Free French underground were recounted in a book, "The Two Jacks", by Will R. Bird. For his exploits Dr. Fairweather was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the Legion of Honour of France in a ceremony held in Lewisburg in June 2006. Dr. Fairweather became the youngest Major in the Canadian Forces late in 1944. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University.


Parents: Justice Jack & Agnes FAIRWEATHER

Sources:

  • Cleadie B. Barnett


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