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Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada presents 40 Decorations for Bravery, one of Canada’s most respected and prestigious civilian honours, at a ceremony held at Rideau Hall on September 9, 2022. Credit: Sgt Mathieu St-Amour, Rideau Hall, OSGG-BSGG Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Decorations Of Bravery Awarded To Two New Brunswickers

By Tara Clow Sep 12, 2022 | 10:19 AM

Two New Brunswickers have received Canada’s most respected and prestigious civilian honours, medals of bravery.

Forty Decorations for Bravery were handed out last week by Governor General Mary Simon.

On July 28, 2019, Peter Slipp of Fredericton rescued a man from a burning building in Brackley, Prince Edward Island. Mr. Slipp and his family had just arrived at Brackley Beach Northwinds Inn when they saw the front staircase was enveloped in flames. He leaped from his vehicle and ran along the two floors of the inn, banging on doors to alert the occupants. He located a husband and wife on the second floor and directed them to an emergency exit. As black smoke and fire encircled the stairwell, Mr. Slipp helped guide the husband down. Suddenly, the man collapsed near the foot of the stairs. With the help of the man’s wife, Mr. Slipp was able to move him to a safer location.

Jacob Fournier-Barnaby of Shediac Cape was also recognized.

On November 30, 2015, 16-year-old Jacob Fournier-Barnaby saved his mother from an armed assailant in Grande-Digue, New Brunswick. The woman’s ex-husband had arrived at her residence with a rifle and forced his way into the house by breaking down the front door. From the basement, Mr. Fournier-Barnaby heard cries for help, grabbed a heavy dumbbell and bolted upstairs. He saw the assailant standing over his mother, strangling her. He approached the assailant from behind and hit him over the head with the dumbbell, causing him to collapse onto the floor. Mr. Fournier-Barnaby then grabbed his mother and ran out of the house. The assailant was later apprehended by police.

A full list of all recipients can be found HERE


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