If you ask Reuben Sinclair what the key is to a long and rewarding life, the 110-year old won’t shy away from sharing some words of wisdom.
“Never worry,” he said to a crowd of fellow servicemen and reporters moments before he was honoured at a Remembrance Day ceremony inside a Vancouver elementary school on Wednesday.
“If you have a problem, fix it. And that goes a long way,” he said.
Sinclair is the oldest living veteran in Canada, having served during the Second World War for three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force. His age also makes him one of the oldest living men in the country.
“I always found time to help people who were less fortunate, and I think that’s one of the reasons the good lord keeps me around,” he said laughing.
After laying a wreath at Talmud Torah Elementary school, Sinclair was awarded service medals by the Royal Canadian Legion — the latest in a long list of accolades he’s received over his lifetime