Resident Spotlight: Ernie Buist

August 17, 2022

Harbourstone Enhanced Care

Ernie Buist is a World War II veteran who lost a leg one month after storming the beaches of Normandy. Despite being told by doctors that his life expectancy would be shorter than normal, Ernie celebrated his 104th birthday this past May.

Recently, a local newspaper asked Ernie, a gifted storyteller, to share stories of the past century of his life. After returning home from war, Ernie worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs before taking a job at the steel plant in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton where he still resides today at Harbourstone Enhanced Care.  

Following the interview with The Cape Breton Post, Ernie was invited to virtually meet with The Minister of Veterans Affairs and MP for Sydney-Victoria, Jamie Battiste, and The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay on June 6, also known as D-Day to thank him for his service.

Thank you for your service and sharing your wonderful stories, Ernie!

Minister of Veterans Affairs, The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay and MP for Sydney-Victoria, Jamie Battiste virtually meeting with Ernie Buist on D-Day.

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