John Dods directs his last symphony

Carole St-Aubin
Chelsea Oct. 13, 2021

Centenarian John (Jack) Leslie Dods passed away on Sept.18 at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa. John was one of the last-known surviving D-Day Veterans.

Jack first tried to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18, but was rejected because he was too slender, so he spent a summer cutting trees for Hydro Quebec to bulk up enough in order to qualify to become a pilot in 1939.

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