2001 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother – Ina Galvin
National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother Ina Galvin with Governor General Adrienne Clarkson during a military march in Ottawa in November 2001. (Photo: courtesy of Christopher Galvin)
(Photo: courtesy of Christopher Galvin)
Mrs. Ina Galvin of Bolton Centre, Quebec, was the 2001 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. During the national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on November 11, 2001, she laid a wreath at the base of the National War Memorial on behalf of all mothers who have lost a child in military service to Canada.
On November 29, 1993, her youngest child, Corporal David Patrick Galvin, was killed on duty in Bosnia-Herzegovina while serving with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.
Mrs. Galvin is mother to seven children. Widowed when David was only 13, her eldest son, Chris, already a captain in the army became the father figure. Mrs. Galvin spent her summers running a camp ground.
List of National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mothers
(Information courtesy of the Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian War Museum and families of the National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mothers)