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In Remembrance: Aubrey Buggie Recalls the Korean War

By Aubrey T. Buggie

My name is Aubrey Thomas Buggie. I was born August 29, 1928 in Renous, New Brunswick, the son of Daniel Buggie and Mary Donovan. I married Delcia Brideau and we have six daughters: Germain, Dianne, Colleen, Linda, Audrey and Cynthia.

I was cooking at the Lord Beaverbrook Hotel in Fredericton just before I enlisted. I enlisted in August 1950 in Fredericton at the No. 2 Personnel Depot. When the Korean War started lots of the lads were joining up so I decided to join as well. I had five brothers that served during World War II and I wanted to do my part.

I was sent to Camp Petawawa, Ontario for my basic training until October 1950. In November 1950, I was transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry at Currie Barracks in Calgary, Alberta.  I was made cook at the Officers Mess for the PPCLI.  I never got out of Currie Barracks and remained there until December 1951.  I was discharged in December 1951 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

After I got out I had a civilian job cooking at the Officers Mess in Goose Bay, Labrador. Between 1962 and 1977, I was employed at the Renous Ammunition Depot. I then worked at the government garage in Renous and retired in 1992.

Mr. Aubrey Buggie passed away on December 31, 2017.

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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