R.C.O.C. Obituaries

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Bill Hicks: va6rq@rac.ca 

 

Link to: "The Honour Roll"

 

Aird, James 

1940-2014

 

James Aird
1940-2014
SAINT-EDOUARD-DE-KENT,  NB - It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of James Aird 74, at his residence Ti Bon Soin in Shediac on Monday, October 20, 2014.  Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late James F. Aird and Dorothy (Johanges) Aird.  Before retiring, James served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 39 years, most notably as an expert in explosive ordinance disposal. 

James will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Lillian Aird of Shediac; two daughters, Edwina Ramsay of Moncton, Trina Aird (Elizabeth) of Ottawa; one son, Mark Aird (Amanda) of Kingston, ON; three very special granddaughters, Kaela, McKenzie and Lauren. 

James is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held at Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday at 9:00 am until departure for the funeral.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 am, St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church, Richibucto.  Interment will be in the Aldouane Roman Catholic Cemetery. The family wish to express a special thanks to Ti Bon Soin for their kind and compassionate care of James.SAINT-EDOUARD-DE-KENT, NB - It is with great sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of James Aird 74, at his residence Ti Bon Soin in Shediac on Monday, October 20, 2014. Born in Montreal, he was the son of the late James F. Aird and Dorothy (Johanges) Aird. Before retiring, James served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 39 years, most notably as an expert in explosive ordinance disposal.
James will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 46 years, Lillian Aird of Shediac; two daughters, Edwina Ramsay of Moncton, Trina Aird (Elizabeth) of Ottawa; one son, Mark Aird (Amanda) of Kingston, ON; three very special granddaughters, Kaela, McKenzie and Lauren.
James is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Thompson's Funeral Home, Richibucto on Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday at 9:00 am until departure for the funeral. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 am, St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church, Richibucto. Interment will be in the Aldouane Roman Catholic Cemetery. The family wish to express a special thanks to Ti Bon Soin for their kind and compassionate care of James.

 

Pemberton, Art  RCOC

28 July, 2014


PEMBERTON, Art - On Monday, July 28th, with family by his side, Art passed away after a courageous battle with cancer in his 84th year. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Joan (nee Campbell). He will be deeply missed by 7 children, Faye (Brian), Rosemary (Joe), Arthur (Bronya), Bonny (Bob), Duane, Dawn and Deanna. He will also be missed by 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Art proudly served his country in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 30 years.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to the doctors and nurses in the Palliative Care Unit at Victoria Hospital. The family will receive friends from 9 - 10 A.M. on Friday, August 1st at FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1997 Dundas Street E, London (One block east of Clarke Rd). A Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 10 A.M. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Arthritis Society would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be offered at www.forestlawnmemorial.ca .

 

RYAN, Anthony Christopher 'Paddy' 

 

Anthony Christopher 'Paddy' Ryan, born December 18, 1930 in Dublin, Ireland passed away peacefully on November 14, 2013. He will be dearly missed by his children Julia, Susan (Alexander), Dano, and Tara (Alan); grandchildren Tara, Megan, Nolan and his mother Barbara; sister Lillie (Ted), as well as extended family and friends in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Anthony was predeceased by his wife Phyllis in March 2007. Anthony served in the Royal Ulster Rifles before immigrating to Canada and joining the Canadian Army in 1954. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served on numerous peacekeeping missions, including the Middle East and Cyprus. After retiring from the military he worked for another 10 years at Corrections Canada. A sincere thank you from the family is extended to Dad's good friends, Bill Selig and Ralph Davis, for their help and support during his illness and to his fellow parishioners at St. Joseph's who visited him so often while in hospital. A special thank you to the nursing staff at the Mission Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care and support. A viewing will take place from 3 pm to 5 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission BC. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Parish, 32550 - 7th Ave on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Joseph's Food Bank.

 

Lalonde, Jean

 

It is with sadness that I learned that RCOC Soldier Apprentice, Jean Lalonde of Melford Saskatchewan passed away 14 Apr 2014.
Members of 40 Platoon may wish to call his wife Florence at 306 752 2581 to express your condolences.

 

PERRY, GILBERT LLOYD
1941 ~ 2014


Mr. Gilbert Lloyd Perry of Coalhurst beloved husband of Mrs. Marilyn Perry passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the age of 73 years.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects between 7:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, March 31, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610 4th Street South, Lethbridge.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Last Post Fund, 401 – 505 René- Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y7.
Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 – 4 Street South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4P3
Phone: (403)328-2361 Fax: (403)382-3623
Toll Free: 1-800-382-2901
http://www.mbfunerals.

 

Ward, Frederick G.

1940-2011


Frederick G. Ward of Moncton passed away after a lengthy illness at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Born in Taylor Village, NB on August 9, 1940 he was the son of Dorothy Ward and the late Frederick Ward.
Frederick served in a peace keeping mission in Cyprus. After serving he enjoyed many years working as a carpenter. 
He is survived by his mother Dorothy; daughter Sharron Ward; 2 brothers Gary (Cathy) and Terry (Glenda); step daughter Lea Arseneault; step son Bernard Arseneault (Lise); former wife Rita Ward; also friends and family. At his request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home 171 Lutz Street Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564. 
Online condolences can be made at
www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca

 

GILBERT, Wray Grant


Peacefully on March 10, 2008 at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, with his loving wife and daughters by his side, Wray Grant Gilbert passed away with dignity and grace. Remaining to forever cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Jean, and his daughters Kimberley Huebner (Randy) and Kristine Pelletier (Kevin). He will be lovingly remembered as well by his grandchildren Jonathan, Samantha and Barrett and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his mother Louise Loughran, father John Gilbert and brother Jack Gilbert. Wray was born November 6, 1933 in Brantford, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Forces at the age of 17. Wray proudly served his country in the Korean War and as a United Nations Peacekeeper in Egypt and Cyprus. After 26 years of service including postings in Shilo, Germany, Petawawa, and Wainwright he retired from the Royal Canadian Ordinance Core in Brandon. Wray then went into business for himself forming Wray's Delivery Service, which he sold in 2003. He and his wife moved to Calgary in 2006 to be near his cherished grandchildren. Wray will be remembered for his love of his family, his enjoyment of travel and for being a sports enthusiast. Prayers will be said at Memories Chapel, 330-18th Street North on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church, 327 4th Street, on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Celebrant will be Fr. Dominic Yuen. Interment will follow in the Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Wray may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 3 - 824 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5B7. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.memorieschapel.com. Arrangements are with Memories Chapel & Pre-Planning Centre, 727-0330. Memorials
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba

 

CONNORS, JOHN GARY PARKER 

 

 

Following a lengthy illness, it is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Gary Parker Connors, on September 9, 2013 at St. Boniface Hospital, with family by his side. Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife Antonella, daughters Tammy, Tara and Maria, grandson Ethan, siblings Pat (Kathy), Cindy, Jack and Peter, mother and father-in-law Frank and Pina Adamo, nephews Jaime and Jeffery (Carolyn), Alexandre as well as his beloved companion Blazer. Gary was predeceased by his mother Louise Connors Armstrong and father LeRoy Wadlin. Gary joined the military at the age of 17 and was in the Airborne Regiment where he served from 1965 to 1970. After his military service he started working at Carnation Food, where he developed his passion for health and safety. After Carnation Foods, Gary went to work at Burns, in Brandon, MB. While at Burns, Gary transferred to Winnipeg as the health and safety inspector. During this time, he also took courses at the University of Manitoba to further his career in health and safety where he obtained his certificate in CRSP (Certified Registered Safety Professional). After Burns (Maple Leaf Foods) he moved on to work at Feed Rite. Gary finished his career in health and safety with SGS Canada. In lieu of flowers, please make a blood donation in Gary's memory to the Canadian Red Cross, 1111 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0S8 or the Canadian Blood Services, 777 William Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3R4. Memorial Service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 12 at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5Y4. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com

 

 

STEINHAUER, Gary Douglas

 


Mr. Gary Douglas Steinhauer of Hoadley, Alberta passed away in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on Saturday July 13, 2013 at the age of 67 years.
Predeceased by his parents Peter and Alice Steinhauer and by a sister Joan Norris, Gary is survived by his loving wife Valrie of Hoadley, three sons; Jaime (Sharleen) and family of Edmonton, Ron McLaren (Megan) and family of Calgary, Mike Rodgers (Kristi) of Calgary, and by one daughter Shelly Maher of Edmonton. Gary also leaves to mourn five grandchildren, two sisters Peggy Steinhauer of British Columbia and Susan Entner and family of British Columbia, and two brother-in-laws; Carl (Bonnie) Richardson of Hoadley and Don (Renee) Mason of Wainright, Alberta.
Gary served his country with pride and honor as a member of the Canadian Military from 1962 – 1992.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 in Rimbey, Albert on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in support of our troops to the Canadian Poppy Fund through any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

 

 

 

 

DOUCCETTE, George Melbourne,  RCOC

1923 - 2013

 
Age 90, Villa Saint Joseph-du Lac, Dayton, Yarmouth Co., formerly of Central Chebogue, passed away on Tuesday, December 17,2013, in the Villa. Born September 23, 1923, in Yarmouth, he was a son of the late Edmund and Loretta (Blauveldt) Doucette. George served with the Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years, and he was a veteran of the Second World War, having served in England, Italy and Northwestern Europe with the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was also a Korean War veteran, having served in both Korea and Japan. In the post-war years, he served with the RCOC, retiring with the rank of CW.O. After retiring from the service, he worked for more than 10 years as a part- time clerk with Canada Post. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 61, Yarmouth, as well as being a life member of the W.N.S.R. Regimental Association. He is survived by children, Patti Doucette, Lunenburg and Kevin (Came Doucette, Ottawa; as well as grandchildren, Matthew (Danielle) Simpson, Calgary; Stephanie Simpson, Abu Dhabi; Michael and Andrew Doucette, both of Ottawa; and great-grandson, Thatcher Simpson. Also surviving is brother, Nelson Doucette, Chalk River, Ont.; and sister, Edith Hannigan, Yarmouth. Aside from his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dororthy E. “Bonnie” (Grimshaw) Doucette; as well as by brothers, Clayton, Bernard and Loren Doucette; sisters, Victorine Morine and Irma Doucette. There will be no visitation by request. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 21 from Saint Ambrose Cathedral, Albert Street, Yarmouth, Father Gerald David officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson Society, Maritime Region or Canadian Qincer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to H. M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, Yarmouth. You may leave messages of condolence or sign the on-line guestbook by visiting: www.huskilson.net

 

Ringma, Robert  RCOC


Robert Ringma 30 June 1928 - 31 March 2014 Robert Ringma died March 31, 2014. Born at home in Richmond B.C. (Lulu Island) on 30 June 1928, second son of Eva and Richard (Ritske) Ringma. Predeceased by his wife of 59 years Paula Frances Ringma (nee MacDowell), survived by daughters Katherine Davie (Phil Dupuis), Julia Ringma (Peter Reichert), Norah Ringma (Gord Tomlinson) and grandchildren Will Davie and Liz Davie. Bob attended Renfrew Public, Britannia High and UBC (non-graduate.) He joined the Canadian Officers Training Corps at UBC in 1946. To raise tuition, he drove taxi for Sasamat Cabs. He joined 25 CIBG in 1950 for service in Korea 1951/52. His job with the brigade was to run the Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit, which captured the brigade's first POWs. He later 
published M*L*B*U - Full Monty in Korea in recollection of his adventure overseas. 

After marrying his love, Paula, in 1954, he was posted to Rivers, Manitoba. Lacking points for a married quarter, they started their married life sharing the United Church manse with the Reverend Fred McNally who became a lifelong friend. Bob attended the Canadian Army Staff College and later, the National Defence College. He was the military coordinator for the Queen's visit to Quebec in 1964, during which he had a private audience with the Queen and Prince Philip on board HMY Britannia. He also made arrangements for the 1965 visit to Quebec of the Shah of Iran.
Bob enjoyed being on exchange duty with the U.S. Army in Virginia, commanding a service battalion in Quebec during the FLQ crisis of 1971, and serving in Vietnam in 1973. Following a tour in Belgium as the Canadian Military Representative to the Supreme HQ Allied Powers in Europe, he spent his last eight years of service as a bureaucrat and as the Logistics Branch Adviser at Canadian Forces HQ in Ottawa. He ended his career in the rank of major general.
Dissatisfaction with the political scene in Canada caused him to join the Reform Party and to contest the 1993 election, winning the seat for Nanaimo Cowichan. "Political correctness" gave him fifteen days of fame in 1996. For family reasons he retired from politics in 1997.
Bob's family would like to thank the staff of 2 East and the Palliative Care team at Brockville General Hospital, Dr. M. Ruparelia, Kate Morris, and Dr. W. Audet for their exceptional care and kindness.
Funeral arrangements are private, for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Palliative Care Memorials of the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation, 75 Charles Street, Brockville, K6V 1S8, would be appreciated.

Cumberford, John Lauder

 

 
John passed away in March 2014 in his 96th year after a hard fought battle against old age. He was predeceased in 2012 by his much loved wife of 67 years, Elizabeth, and is survived by his three children, John (Judy), Patti, Debby (John Ramsden), 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.John was born in Valparaiso, Chile, son of a Scottish mining engineer and second youngest of seven siblings. He was named in honour of John Lauder, his Scottish cousin killed in WW I shortly before John's birth, the only son of Sir Harry Lauder. John moved in his early years to Canada, first to Nova Scotia and eventually to Drumheller, Alta, where he spent his high school years honing his considerable athletic abilities, becoming the provincial junior swim champion in the 100 yard free style. In 1939, John joined the Canadian Army as a private and went overseas for the duration of WWII. He landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, celebrated the liberation of Holland in Os and witnessed the liberation of Bergen-
Belsen. He received a Commission with the British Army and finished the war as a Captain. John remained in the army and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1970, the commanding officer of CFB Cobourg. His military career took John and his family to many places: Montreal; 4 OFP Soest, Germany; Shilo, Manitoba, where John commanded 28 C.O.D.; Massachusetts, USA, where he served as Canadian Liaison Officer with the Natick Lab space program; and in 1961, to the Middle East as a U.N. peace keeping officer. A particular source of pride was earning his jump wings, completing over one hundred parachute jumps and becoming a member of the Century Paratroopers group. After retirement from the military, John joined St. John Ambulance in Vancouver, first as Provincial Secretary and then as Executive Director. He was well regarded by both staff and volunteers, particularly his beloved 'Granny Patrol'. In 1989, John was knighted in the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem and, in 2001, was awarded the Canadian Governor General's Award for Caring Canadians in recognition of his many volunteer activities including with the ALS and the 411 Seniors societies. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at George Derby who went above and beyond to make John's final years comfortable and dignified. A service in honour of John's memory will be held on April 25 at 2 P.M. at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church in Vancouver.At ease, old soldier. Back to the barracks. Mum has been waiting for you to make your final jump.

SEARLES, Thomas G.J.

 

SEARLES, (Retired – Army) Sergeant Thomas G.J. Tuesday, May 21st at 11:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)Passed on May 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm quietly and peacefully in his sleep after a hard battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Margarete and his son Timothy, his grandson Forrest, his brothers John and Don, as well as his sisters, Lee and Evelyn.
He was a father, a husband and soldier, a man of great dignity, deep wisdom and love. He left an indelible mark on us all and we will miss you.
He defended our family, our nation and those incapable of defending themselves, without question, or need of reward. Sergeant Thomas Searles was a peace keeper in Egypt, Cyprus, Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the Golan Heights during some of the tensest moments in history, and served them with honour, grace and distinction.
Goodbye Dad, Goodbye my Bestest-Husband-Ever, Goodbye Brother, Goodbye Grandpa. Enjoy your last posting…..
There will be a time of visitation on Tuesday, May 21st at 11:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

 

Walton, Reginald Victor "Reg"

1919 - 2013

 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the Passing of "Reg" Walton on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the age of 94. Predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years Olive Marie MacLean and his son Ron (Lorraine). Loving father of Marilyn (John Adams) and proud grandfather of Derek (Gail), Ryan (Kelly), Erin (Alon), Kim (Todd) Jason (Chris) and great-grandfather of Conor, Kade, Bryce, Madison, Nicholas, Noah, Olive, and Vaughan. Predeceased by his brothers Jack (late Lillian), Bill (Sheila) and his great-granddaughters Taylor May and Katherine Grace.
Raised in Ottawa, Reg joined the Army as a boy soldier and served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and retired after 35 years. The family wishes to thank the personnel of the Portobello Manor and Doctors and Nursing Staff of the at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute for the compassionate care and support provided.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at  Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street, London, Ontario at 11 A..M. followed by Interment of Cremated Remains at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute appreciated.

 

Ready, John G

1925 - 2013

 

READY, John G. - 88, passed away peacefully at Parkwood Hospital, London, on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Deeply missed by his daughter Linda Collins of Waterloo and her children Emily, Jennifer and Connor, and his son John (Darlene) of Appin and their sons Russell and Richard (Julie). Fondly remembered by his great-grandsons, Ryan and Benjamen Ready. Special friend of Ruth Brooks. Survived by his sisters-in-law Frances Cameron and Nancy Ready. Predeceased by his devoted wife of 56 years, Doris Awcock (2005), his sister Alfreda (1950), his brother Philip (2002), his brother Charles (2004), his son-in-law Richard Collins (1996), his sister-in-law Mary Ready (2012) and many in-laws in the Awcock family. John was born on Feb. 6, 1925 in East Finchley, London, England. In 1930, his parents, John and Mary, brought their family to Canada, settling first in Montreal and later in Vancouver. John made a fine career in the Armed Forces, joining WWII in 1943 and serving in Europe with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, an infantry regiment that took part in the liberation of Holland, a significant victory he was very proud of. John later joined the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in the position of Storeman, serving from 1948-1971 in Korea, West Germany and various posts within Canada and attaining the rank of Sergeant. Following his retirement, he was employed at Woolco and Lawson Business Forms in London. John was in his 23rd year of member- ship with the Royal Canadian Legion, Donnybrook Branch #513 in Dorchester and in his 64th year of membership with the Nilestown xxxx Lodge #345. John and his wife Dorie enjoyed many trips, playing cards with friends and gardening. After her passing, he enjoyed activities and friendships at Longworth Retirement Home from 2005-2010 and most recently at Parkwood. John had many hobbies, including golf, rug-hooking, and needle-point, but above all he took pleasure in the company of others and made many lasting friendships throughout his life. Special thanks to the many dedicated and caring staff members at Parkwood, including Dr. David Cavanaugh and Nurse Practitioner Judy Tigert, for the excellent care our father received for more than two years. We are grateful to the wonderful staff in the LHSC Victoria Hospital ACE unit, especially nurse Laura and Dr. Dasgupta for their compassionate care. A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery , 2001 Dundas St. E., London. Friends may visit from 9:30- 10:30 A.M. and the Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Donations made in John's memory to the Royal Canadian Legion branch of your choice, or the Veteran's Care Program - Parkwood Hospital, will be gratefully acknowledged. On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca . McFARLANE & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME , Lambeth, 519-652-2020, in care of arrangements

 

Novlesky, Ivan Andrew, RCOC

1919 - 2013


July 25, 1919 - Sexsmith, AB
July 28, 2013 - Calgary, AB
 
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather and dear friend at the Carewest Colonel Belcher on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 94 years. Ivan was born and raised on the family farm near Sexsmith, Alberta. He served in the Canadian Army in WW II in the Ordnance Corps. Postings saw him in the Aleutian Islands and the European theatre of operations. After the war he married Trella May Cook in 1947, and they raised a family of three active boys. Father was involved in farming and as a grain buyer. He was also successfully involved in many aspects of the oil industry. He worked on pipelines, in refineries, and as a purchasing agent for many years. Ivan was active in The Order of DeMolay, his Masonic Lodge and Shriners.
He was a jack of all trades and always willing to give a hand to his friends and neighbors. Some of the breakfasts he would cook up on Sunday mornings especially his famous pancakes for neighbors and family were legendary. He was a proud Canadian and a true Albertan. He will be greatly missed by both friends and family.
Ivan is survived by his brother Larry (Irene), three sons, Dennis (Shelley), Greg (Laura) and Richard (Yvonne); seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Trella in 1999. A Memorial Service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Central Church, 1920 - 13 Avenue N.W., Calgary on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 3:00 P.M.
A Private Family Graveside Service will take place at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.
Forward condolences through www.hffs.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the
Shriner's Hospital For Children, 5225 - 101 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T3L 1S4 (phone 403-239-0030).

 

Spencer, Robert Louis (Lou)

1956 - 2013

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Robert Louis (Lou) Spencer, announce the passing of their husband, father and grandfather on July 12, 2013. Left to treasure his memories are his wife Betty of 57 years; sons Robert Lee (Gwen), Ian Douglas (Cynthia); daughter Val; and his much loved grandchildren Megan, Tori, Ryan, Kellie, Spencer and Chelsea. He is predeceased by his parents Walter and Esther; his foster parents Fred and Dora Martin; one sister and eight brothers. A special thank you to our 'extended family', Jim and Donna Furnell, the nurses and staff at both the Kipnes Centre and Unit 27 at the Sturgeon Hospital.
A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of one's choice. To send condolences or to share a memory, tribute, or photo please visit
www.evergreenmemorial.com

 

Steinhauer, Gary Douglas

1946 - 2013

 

Mr. Gary Douglas Steinhauer of Hoadley, Alberta passed away in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton on Saturday July 13, 2013 at the age of 67 years.
Predeceased by his parents Peter and Alice Steinhauer and by a sister Joan Norris, Gary is survived by his loving wife Valrie of Hoadley, three sons; Jaime (Sharleen) and family of Edmonton, Ron McLaren (Megan) and family of Calgary, Mike Rodgers (Kristi) of Calgary, and by one daughter Shelly Maher of Edmonton. Gary also leaves to mourn five grandchildren, two sisters Peggy Steinhauer of British Columbia and Susan Entner and family of British Columbia, and two brother-in-laws; Carl (Bonnie) Richardson of Hoadley and Don (Renee) Mason of Wainright, Alberta.
Gary served his country with pride and honor as a member of the Canadian Military from 1962 – 1992.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #36 in Rimbey, Albert on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm.
If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in support of our troops to the Canadian Poppy Fund through any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

 

Webmaster: Gary was an old and good friend as well as a fellow Green Monster. His good outlook on life and humour will be missed. 

Jones, JD (Casey)

 

JONES, JD (Casey) L/Col (Ret) Our beloved husband and father left us quietly on July 11, 2013, slipping away with dignity and no fuss, much the same way he lived his life. Born into an RCAF family and raised in Vancouver, Casey joined the Air Force himself in 1951. It was when he was posted to Whitehorse that he met the love of his life, Alice, an RN flying medivac missions with him. Casey and Alice were married for 57 years. Their three children, Kimberlee, Edward (Allison) and Robert (Lynda) had children of their own who will miss him always: Kyle and Jordan, Nathan, Graham and Taryn. Great-grandson Jackson was treasured by his Grandpapa. Casey, known as Don to his Vancouver family, will be remembered by siblings Ann and Robert (Lynda), sister-in-law Mary and all his nieces and nephews and their children. We know that Edie (aka Birdie), Frank and Ruth will be ready on the other side to prank him, joined gleefully by brothers-in-law Ernie with Doris, Edward and Ron. Casey spent 36 years in the Service, retiring a L/Col (CD). He led the family from one adventure to the next every three years. It was a life we all loved. His many friends will miss his easy smile and his wicked putting. Golf was a year round effort for Casey, travelling with Alice and friends each year to Panama City Beach, FLA to continue the fun of the game over the winter. Our Dad and husband was a quiet, humble man, kind and gentle and tough as nails. He was a warrior and fought with that spirit to the end of his days. We will miss forever his calm, fierce spirit, his warmth and wit and his "…as the old saying goes…." We love you. Safe journey. To respect Casey's wishes, there will be no formal service. A private family inurnment will take place in Guelph, ON. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL , 519-822-0051 or www.wallcustance.com. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Casey's name to a charity of your choice. A tree will be planted in memory of Casey Jones, in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Stanwick, Stanley Joesph

1918-2013

 

Stanwick Stanley Joseph (1979-present) and predeceased by wife Lia (Vadori), married 1947-1977. Loving father of Lynda Stanwick Hijazi, Blake (Sally) Stanwick, Lois (Paul) Rindlisbacher and Lorene (Doug Hennessy) Stanwick. Dear stepfather of Douglas, James, and Janice Green. Cherished grandfather to Adam, Mathew, Jenna, Elliot and Jessica. Survived by brother Joe (Alison). Predeceased by brothers Casey and Ted.
Born 1918 in Melrose, Manitoba. Served in WWII Royal Canadian Army, Winnipeg, Ordnance Corps. Worked at Ford Motor Company from 1942-1984, member Local 240 and Ford Retiree Association. Stanley was an avid bowler, golfer and fastball pitcher. Stan loved his family, enjoyed his life and was always happy to share a laugh. 

Visitation at
WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME
(Main Chapel) 519-253-7234,
1700 Tecumseh Rd. E.

on Tuesday July 16, 2013 from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M.. Family and friends will be received at Corpus Christi Church (1400 Cabana Road W.) on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 10:30 A.M. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. The family thanks Dr. Peter Scarfone; Mark Kendell of Revera; Anne, Velma and Mary (Communion Ministers, Corpus Christi Church); Lisa (Alzheimer Society); CCAC (Continuing Care Access Centre) and Windsor Regional Emergency Department. In kindness, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society.


                                                                                                      BOYCE, Douglas Albert

                                                                                                                 1930 - 2013

 
Passed away peacefully on January 3, 2013 at the age 82, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Claire, he is survived by his children Robert, Allen and Judy, his grandchildren as well as his sister Lillian Boyd. He will also be fondly remembered by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He was predeceased by his sisters Dorothy, Audrey and his brother Ronald. Friends and family are invited to visit at the Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa, from 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 15, until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. For those who wish, memorial contributions in Douglas' memory to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. 

 

Frost, Roy S

 

Frost, Roy S Age 90 Years Of Dartmouth Passed Away Peacefully

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1931 -  2013

Burns, Robert Duncan  CD


Mr Robert Duncan Burns CD Went to be with his Lord on Friday April 19, 2013 at LHSC University Hospital in his 82nd year. 
Best friend and beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Christina Burns Muirhead (Jim), and Nancy Jeffrey (David).
Cherished Papa of Scott Jeffrey. Survived by his brother Raymond of Kingston, a sister Alice Montgomery (Bob) of Nova Scotia and several nieces and nephews.
A Korean veteran, Bob later served 2 tours in the middle east with NATO forces. 
After retirement from regular service he was the base supply officer at Cadet Camp Ipperwash.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the MS Society, Lung Association or the Arthritis Society.
Visitation will be held on Monday April 22, 2013 from 7 – 9 pm and on Tuesday April 23, 2013 from 10-11 am at Needham Funeral Service, 520 Dundas Street, London. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Sheldon Dyck, will be held on Tues April 23, 2013 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 
Cremation has taken place.
www.needhamfuneralhome.com

 

1936 - 2012

Arsenault, Ronald Jean MMM, CD 

 

 ARSENAULT, Ronald Jean MMM, CD - Major (Ret'd) Canadian Forces, Proud member of ANAF, Martello Unit #377, Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree, Council 11886, Holy Name of Jesus, 4th Degree, Arch. J.V. Cleary Assembly #0857. Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the age of 76 with his loving wife of 53 years Florence by his side. Predeceased by his parents Philorome and Elmire of Moncton, NB. He will be greatly missed by his children Michele (Clair), David (Jillian), Robert (Kathryn) and Danielle (Douglas). Beloved Grampy to Zachary, Madison, Garrett, Makenzy, Dawson, Emery, Everett, Lucca and Jasmine. Dear brother of Irene, Lorraine and Roger, and predeceased by siblings Fred, Doris, Lucy, Norma and infant Ronald. Ron dedicated his life to the service of others, serving for 43 years in the military, retiring from the regular force as a Chief Warrant Officer at CFB Kingston and then joining HMCS ONTARIO for 10 years. Ron spent his retirement volunteering tirelessly for the church and Knights of Columbus and the Kingston Community. Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy St.) on Friday, November 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Kingston Mills Road, on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00 am. Cremation will follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, with a family interment service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent de Paul Society or UHKF Cancer Centre would be appreciated by his family. Members of the A.,N.A.F. Martello Unit #377 will gather at the funeral home Friday evening at 7 pm for a Remembrance Service.

 

 

 

1920 - 2012

Buck, Edward (Ted) Cecil

 

BUCK, Edward (Ted) Cecil - In his 92nd year, peacefully with family at his side at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital London on October 18, 2012. Beloved husband of Gladys, and predeceased by Dorothy Ross Buck (1994) and sister Mildred Ottaway (2005), father of Pat (Warren), Ted (Glenda) and Susan, step-father of Michael, Lynda, Janice and Jacki. Loved grandfather of Melissa, Geoffrey, Sally, Andrea, Eric, Alex and Sarah, and great-grandfather of Lauren, Jackson, Liam, Michi, Eimi, Emma, Ben and Sabine. 

Ted joined the No.1 Detachment - Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Canadian Army in 1939, serving throughout WW11, in Korea from (1953-54) and in Vietnam with the International Control Commission (1965- 1966). Ted became involved in building and flying aircraft replicas in his teen years and over the past six decades built close to 100 model aircraft. He became a member of the Model Aeronautics Association of Canada (MAAC) in the early 1950's, and was also a pioneer of London's Forest City Flyers. In September 2012 he was awarded the MAAC Pioneer Award for more than 50- years of achievement. Cremation has taken place. 

Family and friends are invited to A Celebration of Ted's life which will take place at London's Wolseley Barracks Officers' Mess, Sunday, November 4th. 2-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice, or Community Living London. 

 

1913 - 2012

Carey, Ernest 

 

Ernie passed away peacefully on October 13, 2012 in Victoria, BC. Ernie was born December 19, 1913 in Gaspe, Quebec. He is survived by his son Mike (Sandi) and much loved niece Melodee Mole as well as many family members.

A small memorial service will be held at The Lodge at Broadmead, Victoria, on Friday, November 2, 2012 at l:30 PM in the Oak Room. In lieu of flowers, please take a friend out for lunch.

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Chauvin, Ernest Cousins

1919 - 2012


It is with sadness that we announce the death of Ernest Cousins Chauvin on September 28, 2012 at the Lakeshore General Hospital, at the age of 92. He will be greatly missed by his loving friend Winnifred Shannon and her family: Teresa, Kathleen, Patrick, Caroline, Marie, and Kevin. He will be mourned by his sister Barbara Bolli, of Victoria, BC, and his children Peter, Cynthia, and their mother Helen. A true Montrealer, Ernie also cherished Lake Champlain, where he loved to sail his Shark and play golf with Winnie. He was the principal of the engineering firm McDougall & Friedman, whose clients included major hospitals and universities in Montreal, until his retirement at age the age of 84. A lifelong member of the MAAA and Royal Montreal golf club, Ernie also loved skiing and tennis. After McGill, he served as Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He was a man's man. We will not soon forget his soft-spoken honesty, his generosity, and his droll sense of humour. Special thanks to Melody, Tom, and the staff of the Ste. Anne's Veteran's Hospital. Donations in his name can be made to the Ste. Anne's Hospital Foundation.
A funeral service will be held October 6th, at 1pm, at the Centre Funeraire Cote-Des-Neiges.

Frazier, Kenneth 

1933 - 2012

 

FRAZIER, Kenneth - (CD1 SGT Retired). 25 years Military service total 38 years serving his country). Ken passed away with the warmth and love of his wife Eva beside him on Monday July 2, 2012. Ken Frazier of Trenton was 79 years old. Son of the late Lyman and Mabel Frazier. Loving, kind and beloved husband of Eva. Dear brother of Doreen Egan of Ottawa. Predeceased by his sister Alice and Viola and brothers Harry, Bill, Eric, Milton, Ronald, Edward and Donald. Will be lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the WEAVER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, East chapel, 29 Bay St, Trenton on Thursday from 10-11 am. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday July 5th, 2012 at 11 am. Interment Mount Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Trenton Food Bank or Quinte Access would be appreciated by the family. Online Guest book & Condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com The family wish to express sincere gratitude to the staff of the ICU Unit and Sills Wing at Belleville General Hospital and especially Jen and Megan. Your kindness will never be forgotten

 

Eskritt, Timothy Garnet 

1948 - 2012

 

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that the family of Tim announces his passing, with his loving wife at his side on June 27th, 2012.  Born 63 years ago in Chatham on August 21st, 1948, son of Gloria Eskritt and the late Harry.  Beloved husband of Anne (Jee) Eskritt for 42 years.  Cherished father of Tricia (Eskritt) Xavier, and Garnet and Vicki Eskritt.  Adored Gramps of Curtis, Dominique, Sierra and Olivia.  Brother of Linda and Larry Lee, George and Susie Eskritt, Judy and Jim Carnegie, and Pat and John Stirling.  Brother-in-law of David and Bev Jee, Alan and Sally Jee, and Wayne and Cheryl Jee.  Respected and loved by many nieces and nephews.  Tim retired as a dedicated employee from Navistar in 2004 as a stock chaser.  Tim was an exceptional and award winning duck carver.  He taught many students to have the same love of carving, who have come to cherish their time with an exceptional teacher.  Tim loved the outdoors; being up at the crack of dawn to see the sunrise whether it be a fishing or hunting excursion.  But most of all his love was for his wife.  Side by side they will remain for: “What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.”  Please join Tim’s family for a celebration of his life at the Royal Canadian Legion-Branch #628, 39 William Street North, Chatham, on Tuesday July 3rd, 2012 from 2 to 5 p.m.  Friends and family planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program -Thoracic Research and The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #628.  On-line condolences may be left at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca  Arrangements entrusted to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham,   519-352-2710          .

 

 

 

Jones, Ross Archibald

1916 - 2012

 

Ross Jones, 95 Wainwright , AB, passed away May 30, 2012 in Wainwright Auxiliary Hospital. Born in Lockport on July 27, 1916. He was the last surviving member of his family. He was the youngest son of Archibald and Edith (Harding) Jones. 

Ross joined the military and served in Europe during the Second World War and after 35 years of Service retired in Edmonton, AB. He was a life member of the Masonic Lodge No. 62 and a member of the Shriners. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Wainwright, AB and always enjoyed his weekly visits with his wife Margaret. 

Ross is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Margaret; children, Nancy (Rudifer) Schmidt, of Wainwright, AB; Jim (Shirley) Jones, of Kelowna, BC; Heather (Vern) Geddes of Coaldale, AB; Stephen (Ellie) Jones, of Orange, CA; 10 Grandchildren and their families. Ross was predeceased by sisters Mae and Fredricka; brothers, William and Ernest; grandson, Troy. 

Funeral service was held May 28, from St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Wainwright, AB with Rev Stephen Haughland officiating. Condolances may be made at: www.creechsfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Perry, Everett

1920 - 2012

 

RCOC WWII Veteran, Officer in United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization, (Seven Days War) Awarded several distinguished military service medals.

Everett Perry passed peacefully, at home with his family around him. Predeceased by sisters Ardith Leslie, Jean Farrow and Mary Hobson. Forever remembered by his wife Donalda (Donnie), sons Peter (Leanne), Arthur (Lori), Bob (Joy), daughter Cheryl (Kim) and sister Margaret Peacock. Proud grandfather of Jesse (Michel), Christopher (Krissy), Jenna (Rob), Jennifer, James (Terri), Katherine (Jon), Nicole, and Perry Bryson. Loving great grandfather of Kayda, Evangeline and Nicolas. 
Perry was born in Iroquois Ontario on Sept, 15, 1920. He was the only son of James and Mae (Ellis) Everett. Perry married Donalda Long, of Point Anne Ontario in Sept. 1943. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this past Sept. After graduating from Belleville Collegiate, where he was active on many sports teams, Perry turned down a full athletic scholarship to Michigan State University to volunteer as a Private with RCOC in May 1940. After service in Canada and England, he was returned to Canada for officer training. As a commissioned officer he was an instructor at the Canadian Army Battle School in Vernon BC. Recognized for his leadership abilities, he became a battlefield instructor and was returned to front line duties where served in northwestern Europe as a platoon commander with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment. After the war, Perry transferred back to the Royal Canadian Ordinace Corps and served in Kingston Ontario and Camp Petawawa. Perry was assigned to the1st Btn. Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) as their Quartermaster and served with them both in Calgary and then in Germany from 1953 to 1958. In 1958 he was posted to Army Headquarters in Ottawa where his service included 1 year (1966-1967) with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization in Damascus Syria and Jerusalem, In 1985 Perry retired to Manotick and then, Smiths Falls to pursue personal interests. He and Donnie have enjoyed many years of fun and family at their cottage on Black Lake. The family expresses sincere thanks for the support provided by the staff of CCAC and the Red Cross. Deep appreciation is expressed to the Department of Veterans Affairs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Salvation Army or the Ottawa Carleton Cancer Clinic. Visitation will be at Lannin Funeral Home, 32 Main Street East, Smiths Falls Ontario.
Visitations 7 – 9 PM Friday, June 1 and 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Saturday, June 2. A commemorative service will begin at 12:30 PM on June 2. 
Internment will take place at a later date, at the Family Plot in Iroquois.
On line condolences available at www.lannin.ca

Walker, Alan E.

1919 - 2012

 

WALKER, Captain Alan E. - 93, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2012 at Veterans' Memorial Building, joining his loving wife of 68 years, Catherine (Dolly). In 1939 Dad joined the army as a private, retiring at the rank of Captain (ROC). Dad travelled around the world extensively, had a lifetime of adventures and saw history being made. He fondly reflected on his wonderful journeys and we loved to listen to his stories. His photographic memory allowed us to feel like we were with him on his travels. His great sense of humor would make us laugh out loud when telling his jokes. After his military career Dad joined Maritime Warehousing and Storage as VP/GM. He loved fishing and hunting with his brothers. One of his favorite pastimes was playing crib, a game which he seldom lost. Most of all dad had a great love of time spent with family and friends. He is survived by his sons, Richard (Debbie Ann), Bedford; John (Julie), Halifax; daughters, Trudi, P.E.I.; Debi ( John Jardine), Hubley; grandchildren, Geoffrey, Suzanne, Angela (Vic); great-grandsons Max, Jay, Zac; stepgrandchildren, Christine, Nicole, Charlene; sister Jean Jackson, Middleton and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Ruby (Dill) Walker; brothers Ralph and Eric; sisters, Phyllis and Norine. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax. A celebration of Dad's life will be at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of 4-East, Veterans' Memorial Building for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice. Dad's favourite farewell was always: "Love you, Love you, Love you".

Dad, we love you, love you, love you with all our hearts"

Swords, Maurice Edward (Moe)

1919-2012

 

Major Maurice Edward (Moe) Swords, C.D. (ret'd) Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC), WWII Veteran 1919-2012
It is with prayerful sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband and father. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 72 years, Mary Veronica (Vee) nee Berrigan. Moe was the proud father of 5 sons and 1 daughter; Martin (Beverley), Fr. Brian (sfm), Michael (Jenny), Bernie (Julie), Colleen (Bjorn) and Patrick (Darlene); proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren: Janet, Tim, Carolyn (deceased), Shawn, Tyler, Amy, Tara, Liam, Kerstin, Carl, and nine great-grandchildren: Benton, Jaden, William, Isaac, Matthew, Mason, Syla, Savannah and Cameron. Maurice (Moe) was born in Birr, County Offaly, Ireland in 1919 to Edward Swords and Kathleen Delahunty. Predeceased by his brother Martin (Harry) and sisters Betty and Theresa. Moe served his country valiantly in the military both in wartime (Europe 1939-1945) and in peace (Indochina 1956-1957, Middle East 1962-1964). After 30 years of Military service he joined the public service for a further 17 years. He excelled at many sports including baseball, tennis and particularly hockey. A private man, Moe will be remembered for his staunch love for his family, which was only exceeded by his deep devotion to his wife Vee, his dance partner for life. The family wishes to extend its deep appreciation to the staff of Perley Rideau Veterans Home: Ottawa 2 East whose compassion, understanding and dedication was so generously shared.
Family and friends are invited to visit at Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue on Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.
Funeral mass to be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Avenue on Friday May 18, 2012 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Scarboro Missions or the Perley Rideau Foundation.

 

 

Nelson, William Donald (Bud)

1940 - 2012

 

February 4, 1940 - April 24, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Loving husband to Carole Joyce (Ormerod) Nelson, father to Craig (Laura) and Rodney (Dacia) Nelson, proud grandfather to Scott, Amanda, Cory and Robyn.
Interment of his cremated remains will take place at the National Military Cemetery in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa on Thursday, April 3rd at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome please arrive at 1:30pm.


 

 

McIntosh, Clare (Mac)

1917 - 2012

 

MCINTOSH, Capt. Clare Shipley "Mac", MBE, CD, ED, MID
April 16, 2012, at the age of 95, at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Center. Beloved and loving husband of Audrey (nee Riddell) and proud father of Sandra Howe (Jeffrey) and Greg McIntosh (Dale). Special grandfather and "Papa" to Alison Davidson (John), Michael Howe (Laura), Stephen Howe, and Kevin McIntosh. "Great-Papa" of Kaylee and Andrew Davidson. Brother-in-law of Hal Riddell. Son of the late John and Jennie McIntosh of Watford, Ontario and predeceased by brothers Lyle, Mac, Elmer, and Roy and sister Edna. Mac served 31 years in the military, was a decorated WWII veteran, and spent a year with the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East. He then moved on to Public Service, where he used his considerable human resources skills with the Fisheries Research Board, and later helped to define the personnel classification structure in the newly integrated Fisheries and Oceans Department of Environment Canada. He enjoyed his retirement curling and golfing with many friends, and visiting his family where he applied his appreciable talents as storyteller and adventurer to stir the imagination and influence the lives of his grandchildren. Mac was a long-time active member of the congregation of All Saint's Anglican Church, and the Granite Curling Club. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd., (at Roosevelt) on Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Interment at St John's Anglican Church Cemetery, South March, (Kanata), Ontario. Memorial donations to the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Center would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

 

BLYTH, William Davidson OBE

1912 - 2012

 


William Davidson Blyth, passed peacefully away on March 12, 2012, just a month short of his 100th birthday. He had resided at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Center in Ottawa for nearly eight of his last years. Bill's parents chose to have him born in Scotland, but in 1914 at the age of two he and his mother made the long trip back to Canada and travelled overland to join his father in Winnipeg. While he never outgrew his Scottish heritage, Bill was a Canadian. He was raised in Winnipeg, graduating from Kelvin High School and joining the St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co as a junior clerk in 1930. During the 30's he spent a good deal of time conducting and playing trumpet in a dance band. He married Maryel "Fluff" Thomson, and had three daughters: Rosemary, Barbara and Stephanie.
Bill's military career began when he enlisted in the Lord Strathcona's Horse Cadets at the age of 12. In 1939, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1944. He was overseas from 1941 to 1946, serving in Britain, Africa, Italy and the Netherlands. He was awarded the OBE for his outstanding service during the Italian campaign. After the war he served in the Reserves, acting as Honorary Lieutenant- Colonel of the 4th Ordnance Battalion, RCOC, from 1963 to 1968.
When he returned to civilian life after the war, Bill went back to work at the St. Paul. He was transferred to the Toronto office, where he held a variety of management positions in the Canadian Head Office before his retirement in 1977. He was an avid sportsman: a hunter, fisherman, golfer and curler, with certificates for a hole in one and an eight end in curling. He was also a consummate handyman, repairman, furniture builder and problem solver.
After his wife's death, he moved to Ottawa in 2001 to be near his family. During his stay at the Perley Rideau he took up painting and pottery; his creative talents blossomed, culminating with a show of his art work at the Perley's MET Gallery. The outstanding care Bill received at the PRVHC provided him with fulfilling and satisfying final years. He is survived by his daughters Rosemary Covert, Barbara Maxwell and Stephanie Oxley, sons- in-law Jim Covert, Bill Maxwell and Jamie Oxley, and grandchildren Jennifer and Andrew Covert, and David and Matthew Oxley. The funeral will be held at 4 pm on Monday, March 19, in Lupton Hall at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center Foundation for the Creative Arts Program, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z6.

 

 

Burns, John Kensley

1943 - 2012 


Retired;Canadian Armed Forces
Member; Royal Canadian Legion,Branch #562, Chalk River
At the Deep River and District Hospital on Saturday, March 24, 2012. John Burns age 69 years. Beloved husband of Monica Burns (nee: Van den Broeck) of    Chalk River. Loving father of Patrick Burns and his fiancée Michelle Moir of Petawawa, Elaine Burns and her husband Mike Defazio of Chalk River and John Burns and his wife Karen of Los Altos, California. Cherished grandfather of Tommy, Ryan, Bradley, Jessica, Courtney, Zachery, Megan and Madison Burns and Joshua Defazio. Dear brother of Brent Burns and his wife Ann of Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Patrick Burns and his wife Sylvia of Stewart, British Columbia, Linda Cote and her husband Dan of Cobalt, Brenda Broughton of Sudbury, Maureen MacIntosh and her husband Robert of North Bay and Debbie Clements and her husband Kerry of Haileybury. Friends may call at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will be conducted in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully appreciated.

 

 

 

HORNSBY, Ronald James

1941 - 2012

 

Hornsby, Ronald at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Ronald James Hornsby of Aylmer and formerly of Toronto in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Sharon (Ellsworth) Hornsby. Dear father of Lee Hornsby (Emilia) of Toronto and loved by a grandson Anthony. Brother of Robert Hornsby (Joyce) of Huntsville, Brenda Ribich (John) of Sunderland, Glen Hornsby of Tillsonburg and Janet Brown of Tillsonburg. Brother-in-law of Ron Ellsworth (Sharlet), Jane Schmitz (Wayne) and Carol Stockford (Jim). Also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario on July 26, 1941 son of the late James and Bernice (Schweyer) Hornsby. Ron was the executive vice president of Canada Catering Ltd. He was a member of the Royal York Rotary Club, Toronto and the Royal Canadian Legion Col. Talbot Br # 81, Aylmer. Ron received a special service medal for his years in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces. Friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment, Aylmer Cemetery. Donations to the St.Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences can be expressed at kebbelfuneralhome.com

 

MEEHAN, Gerald (Jerry) William

1931 - 2011

 

Born on 4th August 1931 in Point Charles, Quebec. Passed away 28th December 2011, in Chilliwack General Hospital after a long fight with COPD and congestive heart failure.
He is survived by his loving wife Sheryl and his son Shawn Meehan and daughter in-law Evelyn and granddaughters Brittany and Rebecca. Daughter Marion Nelson and granddaughter Jessica and grandson Ryan. Predeceased by his son Jamie. Jerry enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces and was a Gunner and Supply Officer and retired as a Warrant officer.
His military service took him across Canada and overseas. He was instrumental in the Army Cadet Corps for years and spent his summers in Vernon at Cadet Camp and retired as a Captain. He also spent years working for Provincial Corrections, Federal Corrections, and spent over 14 years as a guard for the Agassiz RCMP. A Celebration of his life will be held on 28th January 2012, at 1300 hrs (1:00 pm) in the Agassiz Legion, Agassiz, BC. If friends and family so desire donations can be made in Jerry’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Family contact: Penny Colman,   604-798-5207
        

 

Gordon Allan Pringle
1931   2011

 

Allan Pringle passed away peacefully at the High River Hospital on November 12th, 2011 at the age of 80 years.  Al is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Winnifred (Freddie); sons Gary (Alison) and Donald; daughter Bonnie (Alex) Barnetson.  Al is also survived by his grandchildren Jennifer, Verity, Allyn, Carly and Stewart; as well as his sisters Jean, Marina, Barbara and Donna and numerous nieces and nephews.  Al was predeceased by his brothers John and Bruce and sisters Agnes and Gladys.  Born in Fillmore, Saskatchewan and raised on the farm, Al dabbled in insulating and auto parts before joining the Canadian Armed Forces. His military career spanned 25 years, taking him from the extreme cold of Churchill, Manitoba, to the extreme heat of the deserts of Egypt with a stopover in Germany as well as postings to Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.  During those years he managed to balance service to his country with a rich family life, while still finding time to pursue his passions for curling and gardening. Al was most fulfilled while helping others, be it family, friends or neighbours.  As many will attest, Al was an easygoing man with a great sense of humour and mischief.  He expressed his love through his actions, quietly touching the lives of those around him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. At Ease soldier, there's no need to "Hurry Hard" anymore.  A Celebration of Als Life was held on Thursday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m. at the High River United Church.  Memorial donations may be made to Long Term Care c/o High River District Heath Care Foundation at 560 - 9th Avenue SW, High River, Alberta T1V 1B3.   To send condolences and view Als tribute page please visit www.lylereeves.com.  Arrangements in care of Lyle Reeves Funerals (High River) 403-652-4242.

 

Ralph Hugh Mason

1917 - 2012



Ralph Hugh Mason of Oromocto, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, on January 5, 2012 at the age of 94. Born in Saint John, NB on February 2, 1917 to the late Frank and Margaret Mason. He is survived by his daughter Joan Mason of Fredericton. Also survived by daughter-in-law Mavis Mason of Ottawa. Seven grandchildren Rosselyne McCaffrey (Mike), Robert Bryant (Andree), Matthew Bryant all of Fredericton; Stephanie Mason and David Mason of Ottawa; and Lori Emmet and Nigel (Joanne) Emmet of Ottawa. He will be greatly missed by his great-grandchildren Allison and Benjamin McCaffrey, Carolyne Bryant and Krystal Craig Rossignol all of Fredericton. He is predeceased by his wife Bertha (Allison) in 2006, his daughter Sandra Emmet and son Brian Mason. Also, his brother George Mason and sister Millie McLeod and grandson Robert Larry Bryant.
Ralph was a resident of Oromocto for 53 years. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years retiring in 1969 as a MWO in the Ordnance Corps. He served in Germany, Egypt and Cyprus. Following his retirement, Ralph served as commissionaire at CFB Gagetown for a number of years.
At Ralph's request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place this Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Burton, NB. Family will receive visitors at Ralph's Home on 5 Onondaga Street Oromocto, NB from 3 - 5pm.

 

Frederick G. Ward

1940 - 2011


Frederick G. Ward of Moncton passed away after a lengthy illness at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the age of 70 years. Born in Taylor Village, NB on August 9, 1940 he was the son of Dorothy Ward and the late Frederick Ward. Frederick served in a peace keeping mission in Cyprus. After serving he enjoyed many years working as a carpenter.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy; daughter Sharron Ward; 2 brothers Gary (Cathy) and Terry (Glenda); step daughter Lea Arseneault; step son Bernard Arseneault (Lise); former wife Rita Ward; also friends and family. At his request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Bros. Funeral Home 171   Lutz Street Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564          .   Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca



 

SCAMMELL Fred

1921 - 2011


 
In words he used many times himself when talking about fallen friends, Fred Scammell "cashed in his chips" just before midnight on December 28th at the Ottawa General Hospital.
Fred died peacefully after a short illness, with family members keeping an around the clock vigil as the sun set on a full and rewarding life. Fred leaves behind daughter Janice, sons Terrence (Sheila) and Ron (Anne), grandchildren Cal, Chey (Alison), Evan, and Mariel, great-granddaughters Riley and Devin, and sisters Mary and Flora. Born in Winnipeg, Fred joined the Army just after the start of World War II and served overseas in England and Holland with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. After the war he returned to "WinterPeg", as he liked to call his hometown, and married sweetheart Kathleen Scammell (deceased 2010). Not long after, he was posted to Montreal, moving up in Army ranks to Warrant Officer II. By the time he moved to Ottawa with his young family in 1961, Fred had made the shift to a new career within the military as a computer programmer in the very early days of the digital revolution. In that era he worked with gigantic Univac computers that filled entire rooms and had less processing power than today's average laptop. Fred and family thrived in Ottawa as he shifted from the Army to the federal civil service and settled into Ottawa's Riverview Park neighborhood, which would remain his home for close to 40 years. Fred was an avid curler in the winter and a golfer in summer, getting up routinely for 6 am tee-offs after retiring in the mid-1970s. Winters were spent in Florida and summers either in Ottawa or travelling out to the West Coast to spend time with the rest of the Scammell clan.
Fred's Army connections remained strong throughout his life with ex-soldiers forming the core of his close network of friends. Every year he relished helping to organize and to attend the annual reunion of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps or "Reconditioned Old Crocks" as he delighted in telling people in his later years. Fred also took part in the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Europe, travelling to the Netherlands with the Canadian contingent in the mid-nineties.
When he was no longer able to live at home due to his slowly advancing Alzheimer's condition, Fred moved to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre where he received exemplary care from staff and volunteers. Despite the ravages of memory loss, Fred's basic personality remained constant, greeting visiting family and staff, though names had long been forgotten, with a nod or a handshake. Rolling down the hallways in his wheelchair with the assistance of longtime caregiver Ashley Yusuf, Fred would often raise his hand to passing strangers. In the last years, as speech became increasingly scarce, Fred never forgot the two words he spoke most often to those he came in contact with: "Thank You."
A funeral service celebrating Fred's life will take place at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 am, with interment to follow at the Beechwood National Military Cemetery, with a gathering afterward in the Fleming Reception Suite of Beechwood.

 

 

 

LAURENCE, Victor Duncan

1935 - 2011


You're not forgotten dear,
Nor ever shall you be;
As long as life and memory last
We shall remember thee.


On November 7, 2011, Victor Duncan Laurence of Spruce Grove, AB passed away with dignity at the age of 76 years. Vic will be lovingly cherished by his family; wife, Patricia; daughter, Jennifer (Terry) Emmerson; two sons, Alphonse Laurence and Albert (Julie) Laurence; grandson, Sean; granddaughters, Tayler and Hayley; his first wife, Jane and brother, Leonard. Predeceased by his parents, Alphonse and Margaret and brother, Billy. Memorial Service Tuesday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to the WestView Health Centre, 4405 South Park Drive, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2M7.
To send condolences, visit www.parkmemorial.com


Rankin, William J

2011

 

RANKIN, Colonel William J. - Colonel William J. Rankin departed this life declaring he wanted to stay longer. He also extended his love to all he has known. A career soldier and veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he loved being in the Canadian Army and particularly the Airborne. A graduate of the Canadian Army Staff College and the Royal Canadian Air Force Staff College, he taught at the Army Staff College in Kingston. His command and staff appointments were many in Canada and overseas. Predeceased by his beloved wife Joan Keogh of Ottawa. Survived by his son William and daughter-in-law Karen Lara of Ottawa, his daughters Mary and Eileen of Ottawa, and his daughter Cathy and son-in-law Paul Merkel of Stratford, and by his grandchildren Will and Ben Inrig, Eric, Emily and Chloe Merkel, and Monika and Rebecca Lara, whom he loved. HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at Falstaff Family Centre, 35 Waterloo Street North, Stratford, Ontario on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 3 PM until the last drop of Irish whiskey is gone. All family and friends are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Falstaff Family Centre through W.G.Young Funeral Home 430 Huron Street Stratford 519-271-2970. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com10725130

 

Smith, John (Gerry)

1919 - 2011

 

SMITH, John Gerald (Gerry) Veteran WW II, Retired DND, RCOC. Peacefully, at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, on Thursday, October 27, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Gerry Smith, long-time resident of Petawawa and more recently of Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke, in his 92ND year, beloved husband of Ita Smith (nee McIver). Loved and cherished father of Susan O'Donnell (Mike) of Brockville, Margaret Won (Ray) and Carol Smith of London ON, John Smith (Ruth) of Innerkip ON, Charlie Smith (Melissa) of Munster ON, Mary Jo Sitter (Mike) of Whitby and David Smith (Rona) of Petawawa. Predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Ann. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Edith McMahon of Sherwood PEI, Alban Smith (Terry) of Calgary AB, Carman Smith (Alberta) of Moncton NB, Leslie Smith (Betty) of Kinkora PEI. Predeceased by his brothers, Louis, Preston, Carl, Lloyd and Charlie Smith and sisters Lorraine Smith and Noreen Shea. Brother-in- law of Bob Shea, Theresa Smith, Anne Smith and Georgie Smith. Son of the late William and Mabel (nee Johnston) Smith of Kinkora PEI. Friends are invited to share their memories of Gerry with his family during visitation at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and after 8:00 a.m. on Monday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa. Interment St. Columba's Cemetery. In memory of Gerry, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes, donations www.murphyfuneralhome.ca

 

Teeedy, Victor (Vic) 

1931 - 2011

 

TWEEDY, Byron Burton Victor Major (Retd.) C.D., Passed away at home on October 9, 2011. Born in Toronto June 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Forrest Byron and Una (nee Southall) Tweedy. He was raised and educated in Weston, Ontario, graduating from Weston Collegiate and Vocational School in 1949. He attended Victoria College, University of Toronto for one year. Major Tweedy served over 33 years with the Canadian Army (Regular) and Canadian Armed Forces from 1951 to 1984. He was a loyal member of The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps until unification of the Forces when he became a member of Logistics Branch. A true United Nations and NATO soldier, about fourteen years of Major Tweedy's service was spent overseas in Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Vietnam and Germany three times. A graduate of The Canadian Army Staff College, he held a variety of command, staff and other appointments throughout Canada and abroad. Major Tweedy's last posting was to Headquarters Maritime Command (Pacific) in 1981 at which time he took up residence in Sooke, where he resided until the time of his death. An inveterate traveller, there are few parts of the world which Major Tweedy did not explore. He prided himself on having visited more than seventy nations. Though he remained single until his late fifties, Byron became a devoted family man and is sadly missed by his beloved wife, Margarita Mancera Tweedy (nee Canedo), and their daughter, Byrona Sophia Michelle Tweedy, both of Sooke. He also leaves a son, Doctor Christopher Charles Peachell McClure of Florida, USA and grandchildren, Michael Joseph, Laura Elise, Addie Rose Peachell McClure and Grace Peachell McClure. Meeting his then 21 year old son in 1986, for the first time, was a highlight of Byron's life. Byron was a member of Branch 54 Royal Canadian Legion, Sooke; several Royal Ordnance Corps Associations; the Canadian Coast Guards Association; the Royal United Services Institute; the Sunshine Club (hiking); the Outdoor Club of Victoria (hiking); and the Adoption Council of British Columbia. At his request, Major Tweedy will be given a Legion funeral by the Sooke Branch. Family and friends may pay their respects at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The funeral service will be conducted by the Reverend Don Lee at Sooke's HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH, 1962 Murray Road, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be held in the lower church hall following the service. No flowers by request. Interment will be in the Tweedy Family Plot, Hillcrest Cemetery, Smith Falls, Ontario. Though Major Tweedy himself had never resided in Smith Falls, he considered his "roots " to be there. His Tweedy forbears had all lived out their lives in that general area from the time of their arrival in Canada from what is now Eire about 1832 until his father's departure in the 1920s. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com 639782

 

DUNDAS, Ronald Burton, 

1926 - 2011

 

DUNDAS, Ronald Burton, March 30, 1926 - September 24, 2011 Born in London, ON. Survived by wife Lydia Irene (Robinson), son Brian (Janet Henry), daughter Patricia (Keith Emmerson). Retired from R.C.O.C. He served from 1943 until 1974.

 

Apt, William Boyd

1922 - 2011

 

APT, William Boyd – 89, of Port Wade, Annapolis Co., NS, passed away September 10, 2011, in the DVA Unit of Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton, NS. Born in Port Wade, he was the son of the late Willard and Edith (Pulford) Apt. Robert was a veteran of the Second World War who served in Holland, France, Italy and Germany. He was a member of the 88th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery and the R.C.O.C. from 1951 until his retirement in 1972. In 1967, he was part of the peacekeeping mission in Egypt. He enjoyed woodworking and made great cider. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was kind and generous. Robert was very proud of his children, adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Pauline (Ellis); daughter Susan, Kentville;  sons, Donald (Christine), Parker Mountain Road; Gary (Sandra), Cambridge; Ralph, Annapolis Royal; sister, Doris (Malcom) Sproul, Tremont; brother, Fredrick “Ted”, Ottawa; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Evans. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Visitation will be held 7-9 pm today, with a Legion service, Branch 21 held at 7 pm. A Funeral Service will be held 2 pm Wednesday, with Rev Robert McCarthy officiating, all from Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Burial will follow in Port Wade Cemetery. Donations in memory may be sent to the Veterans’ Unit at Soldiers Hospital, Middleton, NS. or to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch. On-line condolences may be made at: www.kaulbachfamilyfuneralhome.com

 

Pineo, Jon Benjamin "Jack"

1938 - 2011

Pineo, Jon Benjamin Burton “Jack” – 73, of Kentville, passed away Wednwesday, August 3, 2011 in Valley Regional Hospital Kentville, with great courage and dignity. Born in Kentville, he was a con of the late Charles and Joan (Kennie) Pineo. During his 38 years as a soldier and peacekeeper, he travelled all over Europe and the Middle East. He retired as a Company Sargeant Major in Supply Company. Following retirement, Jack worked at Camp Aldershot as a commissionaire for eight years. Jack was very involved in the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch #6, Kentville, serving on several committees and was Sergeant-at-Arms for eight years. He had also been a member of the Masons, The Shriners and the Order of the Eastern Star. Jack was known for his humanitarianism and loved all creatures, great and small. He is survived by his wife, Catherine “Elva”, daughter; JoAnn (Ray) Rawding, Dartmouth; son chuck Pineo, Kentville; sisters, Elaine Penio-Meredith and Carol Barnes; brothers, Dave and Bob Penio; grandchildren, Melissa Gillan, Benjamin Rawding, Stephanie Genereaux and Christy Pineo; great-grandchildren, Kyle Rawding, Colton Sierra Beary. Cremation has taken place under the direction of White Family funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. A private family graveside service will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 9, in Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, King’s County, Rev Dr. Randy Crozsman officiating. A reception will follow in the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch #6, Kentville or Valley Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be made to: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com

“Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

Penny, William J

1924 - 2011

 

Penny William J. – 87, North Sydney. It is with broken hearts that the family announces the passing of a special husband, father and grandfather, William “Bill” Penny, age 87, on Wednesday May 25, 2011 in Harbour View Hospital, Veterans Wing, Sydney Mines. Born in North Sydney, Bill was a son of the late John and Rena (Lynch) Penny. He was a Veteran of the Second World War, where he served in France, Holland and Belgium and then in the Korean War where he became ill with malaria and had to return home. He met and married Rita and together they had children, Debbie and Bill Jr. He was employed for many years as a Rigging Instructor at the Adult Vocation Training Center, Sydney, until his retirement in 1978. Bill was a very quiet and humble man who loved his family without question. He and Rita took great joy in spending time with their children and especially their grandchildren. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 19, and a member of the St Joseph Church, North Sydney. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Bill is survived by his wife and “love of his life” for 58 years Rita (MacInnis) Penny; daughter Debbie (David) Rose, North Sydney and their children, Lorie (Cole), Jamie (Stephanie), Melissa (Carl) and Lindsay (Kyle); son, Bill (Edie), Sarnia, ON and their sons, Bill (Amanda) and Stephen (Mellisa), also his great-grandchildren, Madison and Kyliegh Chambers, Tigh and Hannah Rose and Rhyann Penny; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Eddie and Ernest “Butch” as well as sisters, Cecilia, Louise, Minnie and Georgina. At Dad’s request, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a family service for Bill will be held at 11 am on Monday in W.J. Dooley Funeral home Chapel, 107 Pleasant St, North Sydney, with Rev Jake Andrea officiating. Burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney. Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation or Northside Community Guest Home. On-line condolences may be made at: www.wjdooley.com

 

Innis, William John

1928 - 2011

 

Innis, William John – 82, Guysborough, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 in Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Born September 30, 1928, in Jollimore, he was a son of the late Marjorie (Manuge) and Stephen Innis. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He also served with the Canadian Peacekeeping Forces under the auspices of the United Nations, in the Gaza Strip, Egypt. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 81, Guysborough and a member of Christ Anglican Church, Guysborough. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Esther (Whitman); son, William, Guysborough; daughters, Monica Kennedy (Anthony), Roachvale; Catherine (Murray) Greene, Ashdale; Anne Marie Innis, Mill Cove; Grandchildren, Tara Kennedy, Calgary, AB; Melanie Greene, Ashdale; Ryan (Andrea) Greene, Ashdale; Amanda Greene (Nathan), Lower South River; Alexis Andrews, Mill Cove; great-grandchildren, Taedon Anderson, Alexander and Donavan Greene; brothers, Richard (Carol), Bridgewater; Donald (Elaine), Boutiliers Point; Keith (Sheila), Boutiliers Point; Bruce (Jean), Hammonds Plains; sisters, Nancy (Fred) Harries, Stowe, VT; Genesta (Ralph) Wheadon, Timberlea; Betsy Cooke, Pugwash; Caroline (Gilbert) Cooke, Pugwash; Margaret (Earl) Croft, Dartmouth; Heather (Eduard) Schyf, Cobble Hill, BC; Sandra, Windsor; Susan Manning, Edmonton, AB; Frances Checkley, Halifax; Deborah, Upper Vaughn. Besides his Parents, he was predeceased by his Sister, Josephine Blackburn. Visitation will take place on Saturday, July 24, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm in Dennis Haverstock Funeral Home, Guysborough with Rev Darroch Fagan officiating. Internment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Guysborough. A reception will follow in the Royal Canadian Legion, Guysborough. Family flowers only please. Memorial donation may be made to Guysborough Memorial Hospital. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at: www.haverstocks.com.

 

 

Leger, Livin

1923 - 2011

 

LEGER, LIVIN - Surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer, Livin Leger, husband of Beatrice (Bastarache) Leger, passed away on May 19th, 2011 at his home in Maugerville, NB. Born March 9th, 1923 in Trudel, NB, he was the son of the late Pierre Leger and Marie (Noel) Leger. Livin is survived by his wife, Beatrice; his two sons, Pierre Leger (Rhonda) and Simon Leger, both of Calgary, AB; two daughters, Line Lutwick (Peter) of Woodstock, NB and Irene Chiasson (Rejean) of Fredericton, NB; son-in-law, Donald Schriver of Fredericton, NB; his grandchildren, Jason Joel, Dawn, Jason, Dana, Cory, Jean-Paul, Adrien, Megan, Amanda and Allyson; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Alban (Lise) and Victor (Ludianne); sister, Argentine (Donat); many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his loving dog, Koda. He was predeceased by his daughter, Ginette Schriver; grandson, Peter Leger and brothers, Aimée Leger and Albert Leger. As a member of the 22nd Batallion (Vandoos), he was a decorated veteran of WWII. He later rejoined the army in the Ordinance Corps attached to the Black Watch until he retired from CFB Gagetown in 1968. He then ran his family business of grocery store and service station until 1973. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and his special neighbors.
Visitation will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Friday, May 20th, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93 will hold a tribute service at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Fr. Ken Weir as celebrant. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. For those who wish, donations in memory of Livin may be made to the Oromocto Public Hospital - Palliative Care Unit. www.oromoctofh.com (357-5100)

 

 

Tessier, Gerard (Gerry)

1921 - 2011

 

TESSIER, Gerard "Gerry"  Veteran WW II, RCOC Supply and Services, Ret'd. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerry peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by family, on Monday, May 16, 2011 in his 90th year. Gerry will be sadly missed by family and friends. He leaves to mourn the love of his life, Violet (nee Martin), after 65 years of marriage. Son of the late Alfred and Marie Tessier. Cherished father of Robert (Gail), Richard (the late Leila), Gerry Jr. (Carolle), Michel (Peggy), Dianne, and Shirley Mackenzie (Ian). Caring grandfather of eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Marcel. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews and good friends that he made throughout the years. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home, 1411 Hunt Club Road, from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Funeral mass on Friday, May 20 at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church, 1720 St. Bernard Street. In memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital ICU for their care and also Veterans' Affairs for their support and assistance. Online guest book at www.mcevoy-shields.com .

Wilson, Douglas J.

1942 - 2011

 

From the Ottawa Citizen:

WILSON, Douglas J. - LCol Ret'd Served for 25 years with the Canadian Army Logistics At home, Wednesday, May 4, 2011. D. J. Wilson age 69. Beloved husband of JoAnn. Loving father of Kimberley, Brenda and Susan (Ken Workman). Proud Grampy of Brandon, Colbie, Brianne, Jacob, Tristan, Caleb, Emma and Samuel and great-Grampy of Ryleigh. Son of the late Dorothy Thibodeau and Francis Wilson. A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Patrick's Basilica, 220 Kent Street (at Nepean), Monday, May 9 at 9:30 a.m. Interment of cremated remains at the National Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute appreciated. mcgarryfamily.ca

 

Received by e-mail:

My father worked with all branches of the Military and I wasn't sure if it would be too difficult to make sure that all branches are notified.
Here is some information on my father. I know it's long but he was a great man.
LCol Douglas Wilson passed away suddenly at home Wednesday May 4, 2011 of a heart attack, with his wife of 48 years, JoAnn at his side.
He joined the forces in 1964. His first posting was to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps School, Montreal, as an instructor and later as Assistant Administrative Officer. Upon promotion to Captain in 1967, he was posted to Mobile Command Headquarters, serving as a personnel management staff officer. During his tour he attended the Canadian Forces Staff School. In 1970, he was transferred to the Development of Integrated Logistics Project, Ottawa where he developed the re provisioning program for the Canadian Forces Supply System.
In 1972, he was selected to attend the Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College, Kingston. Ontario until 1973, the same year, which saw his promotion to Major and a return to Gagetown, New Brunswick. Major Wilson served as OC Supply Company of 3 Service Battalion until its demise. In late 1975, he was appointed the Base Technical Services Officer commanding 1200 personnel providing transport, supply, maintenance and civil engineering services to the base for one year.
Christmas 1976 found Major Wilson serving in the Middle East as a Military Observer in the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, Damascus. In 1977, he was posted to 4 Service Battalion, Lhar, Germany as the Deputy Commanding Officer. Two years later he was transferred to National Defence Headquarters as a staff officer in the Directorate of Supply Resources and Operations. On promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in 1980 he was appointed a section head in the Directorate of Logistics Operations.
After two years LCol Wilson returned to the Middle East as the Commander Canadian Contingent United Nations Middle East. On return to Canada he moved to Mobile Command Headquarters, Montreal as the Senior Staff Officer Combat Service Support for two years. He completed his career in the Forces in 1986 as the Integrated Logistics System Manager for the North American Air Defence Modernization Project.
Still with the Department of National Defence, Mr. Wilson began a second career in the public Service of Canada working in the Directorate of Procurement Supply and Services as Procurement Manager Repair and Overhaul supporting Canadian Forces aircraft. Eight months later he became the Section Head responsible for repair and overhaul.He served as a section head in three other procurement and supply directorates covering everything from Land Forces repair parts, ammunition, communications and electronics repair parts and the initial provisioning of all new equipment repair parts. From 1989 to 1992 he was the Procurement and Finance Manager for the Low Level Air Defence Project valued at 1.1 Billion dollars. He retired from the Public Service in 1996 and returned immediately to his place of birth, Saint John, New Brunswick.
Mr. Wilson is married to JoAnn, they have three daughters, Kimberley, Brenda and Susan and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
this coming Monday, May 9th, 0930 hrs  at Saint Patrick's Basilica, 281 Nepean Street, Ottawa, ON. Internment to follow at Beachwood Military Cemetery.

 

Shelford, Reginald Herbert

 

SHELFORD, Reginald Herbert Passed away on April 17, 2011 at age 95. Survived by his daughters Elaine Sigurdson (and her partner Alan Roberton) and Barbara Robson (Richard Bond); his granddaughters Debbie Sigurdson (David Bolton), Andrea Vento (Paul), Heather Robson (Jason Atheunis), Jennifer and Kathryn Robson as well as seven greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Jennifer Sigurdson and by Gladys, his wife and lifelong, loving helpmate. They marked their 65th wedding anniversary together. Born and educated in Winnipeg, Reg attended Riverview Elementary School, Earl Grey High School and Kelvin High School. In 1935 he was awarded an Isbister Scholarship and graduated with honors from the University of Manitoba the following year. That same year he was made troop leader of 28 Winnipeg Troop Scouts. He joined the Winnipeg Free Press as a management trainee and remained with the newspaper through five decades. As president and general manager he ensured its profitability. He also represented management in labor negotiations at other newspapers in the FP Publications chain. He retired in 1980. The son of Emily and Alfred Shelford, of London, he volunteered as a Canadian soldier on loan to the British Army and served in Belgium and France during World War II. He remained an active member of Canloan an association of Canadians who served with other troops. After the war, Reg served with the reserve forces of the Canadian Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He commanded the 6th Ordinance Battalion of the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps, was commanding officer of Winnipeg's Minto Armories and represented Canada at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. He also served as president of the Manitoba Forestry Association and with Junior Achievement, the Age and Opportunity Bureau and the MacDonald Home for Boys, With Gladys, he helped in fund-raising activities for the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg. A member of The Manitoba Club and the St. Charles Golf and Country Club, Reg enjoyed golfing and social activities. He was a skilled carpenter who built a summer home. He built model sailing vessels and donated them to museums in Winnipeg and on Vancouver Island where he spent most of his retirement years. He and Gladys moved to Victoria in 1989 and settled in the Broadmead area. During those years, with Gladys he traveled to Europe, Central America and Alaska on holidays and cruisesyears he recalled as among the best. Respected for his honesty, integrity, intellect and wit, Reg was a model for his family, friends and those who served under him. He is much loved and sorely missed. A special thank you to the staff at Mount St. Mary's Wisdom House" for their kindness and wonderful care. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 27, at 2:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral Home, 4725 Falaise Drive, Saanich, BC.

 

Tapp, Albert

1927 - 2011

 

TAPP, Albert - At Victoria Hospital, London, on Friday, April 1, 2011, Albert “Bert“ Tapp in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Sheila (O'Keefe) Tapp. Loving father of the late Brian Tapp (2006), Patti Bird, Jim Tapp (Debbie) and Rick Tapp (Marisa). Dear Papa of Brian, Stacey, Joshua, Brandon, Lindsay, Jennifer, Richie, Briana and Braden. Loving GPa of seven great- grandchildren. Loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law of Lois Roscoe. Visitors will received in the O'NEIL FUNERAL HOME, 350 William St., on Thursday, April 7, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a Victory Legion Branch #317 service to be held at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Chapel, (O'Neil Funeral Home), on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Service. Interment St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.9989107

 

Trudel, John

1920 - 2011

 

TRUDEL, John F. (Trudel Home Hardware) (WWII Veteran) Passed away peacefully at the age of 91, in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 following a short battle with cancer. John was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years Jeannine R. Trudel on October 21st, 2010. Beloved father of Elaine (Ed Reeves), Julie (David Lloyd) and Marc (Serafina Papalia). Loving grandfather of Jonathan, Crystal (Marc Jubainville), Matthew, Thomas and Andrew. Great-grandfather of Charlotte. Never one to dwell on the past, John was proud to have served in the Canadian Militia and later the Canadian Army Ordinance Corps from 1938-1946. John served in the European theatre with Canada's first corps and the 8th Army in England, Sicily, throughout the Italian Campaign and throughout Northwest Europe in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Following his military career, John followed his father Napoleon and brother Manny in the family hardware business founded in 1925, located at 122 Rideau St. An astute businessman, he was the driving force by becoming a chartered member of Home Hardware. He enjoyed the hardware business, was a proud and loving family man and a consummate gentleman. Friends may pay their respects at Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Road (east of Bank) Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Memorial Service of John will be held Saturday at St-Thomas d'Aquin Church (1244 Kilborn Ave) at 11a.m. A private burial service will be held at Notre Dame Cemetery at a later date. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Many thanks to CNIB, his teacher Richard Marsolais and his canine companion Smithers for the computer and life skills training given for the visually impaired. In Memoriam donations to the CNIB at cnib.ca/memorialgift or call 1-800-563-2642 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Ottar, Harold

1917 - 2011

 

OTTAR, Harold Boyd – 94, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow, formerly of Trenton, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011 in the Manor. Born in Trenton he was son of the late John William and Mary Campbell (MacKeil) Ottar. During the Second World War he served with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He had been a welder at the former Trenton Works and a welding instructor with Pictou Regional Vocational School. He was a member of First United Church, Trenton and The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34, New Glasgow. Surviving are daughter, Carol Ann (Parker) Maclean, Trenton; son, Wayne S. (Kathy), Trenton; Daughter-in-law, Michel (Wes) Bateman, Wainwright, AB; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Verna (Lambly); Son, Aubrey H.; grandson, Aaron MacLean; brother Ernest Martin and sister Mary MacDonald. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday in P & K MacDonald Funeral Home, New Glasgow, where funereal service will be held 2:30 pm Thursday in the chapel, with Rev. Dr. J Kenneth MacLeod officiating. Interment will be in the Heatherdale Memorial Gardens at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or Glen Haven Manor Corporation.

 

 

 

*Extracted from the Halifax Herald and reprinted

Elliot, George

1921 - 2011

 

ELLIOTT, George Bernard – It is with profound sadness that we announce that George Bernard Elliott, 90, of Halifax, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, February 7, 2011 in Northwood Manor. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late George Albert and Theresa (Delaney) Elliott. George had a distinguished and rewarding Military career beginning with the First Brigade, Royal Canadian Artillery and then with the Hamilton Light Infantry. He served in Europe in the Second World War and was a POW for 10 months. George continued in the military with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in Montreal, New Brunswick, Germany, Egypt and Halifax until his retirement in 1972 at the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Following retirement he worked at the Victoria General Hospital until 1982. He was married for 58 years to the love of his life, Marion (Fraser), with whom he shared a wonderful life and they both enjoyed many summers together at the cottage on Piggott Lake, winters in Florida and in later years, summers in Hubbards. He also enjoyed fishing, hockey, soccer, softball and darts but his family was his life. George will be forever remembered for his infectious smile, hearty laugh and joking personality. He is survived by his son Bernie (Bonnie); daughter, Beverly (Gary Clarke); Son John (Marilyn); grandchildren, Geoffrey, Trevor, Shelly, Thomas, Andrea and Matthew; as well as great-grandchildren, Brady, Taylor, Rebecca, Logan, Ava and Isla. George was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Fraser); brothers, Elmer and Leo; and sisters, Hilda and Marjorie. Visitation is Thursday, February 10, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, (902) 455-0531, between 6-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Friday, February 11, at 10 a.m., a reception to follow. Burial in St John’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice. Special thanks to the staff of Northwood Manor for their exceptional care.

 

 

 

*Extracted from the Halifax Herald and reprinted

Wightman, Ralph Fredrick

1921 - 2011

 

WIGHTMAN, Major Ralph Frederick Wells (CD, Ret'd) - Died peacefully on January 18, 2011, in Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre at the age of 89. Born in Amherst on July 2, 1921, he was a son of F. Carmen and Ruth (Tingley) Wightman. He later lived in Kentville, where he was educated. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940 with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was subsequently transferred to the Royal Canadian Artillery serving in Newfoundland Labrador with the 25th Anti-aircraft Regiment in St. John's and Torbay and later with the 23rd Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA in Sydney, and proceeded overseas as a reinforcement officer for the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Canadian Provost Corp serving in England and Northwest Europe. Following the Second World War he became the manager of Dominion Stores in Windsor, and later manager for Eastern Agriculture Lime Distributer Ltd. In 1949 he was reappointed to the Canadian Army Regular Force, Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps then to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps as a supply officer, Halifax, Gagetown, N.B., and at the Directorate of Ordnance Services, Army headquarters, Ottawa, Ont. In 1965 he was posted to the International Control and Supervisory Commission serving in Vietnam for one year. Upon his return he worked with the Centennial Directorate, controlling all financial matters related to the Centennial Program within Department of National Defence for Canada's Centennial year of 1967. Following the Centennial he was with the Directorate Canex as Merchandising Staff Officer. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1970. Upon his retirement, he was employed by the United Church Home for Senior Citizens, Sackville, N.B. for a 10 year period as Executive Director, operating the Drew Nursing Home and Tantramar Residences, creating major growth and improvements to the home's status. He was founding Director for the New Brunswick Association of Registered Nursing Homes. He was an active member of Trinity St. Stephen's United Church and former Trustee and Board member. He was a member of the Masonic order, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Lebanon Lodge No. 28, Sackville, N.B. and Sussex Lodge No. 4, Dorchester, N.B. He was Past Master of the Acacia Lodge No. 8, Amherst and Past District Deputy Grand Master District No. 6, a member of the Scottish Rite and former Shriner. He also served for a number of years as President of the Amherst District Council of Scouts Canada. He was president of the Amherst Cemetery Board for 24 years carrying out major landscaping and management programs. He worked to improve the overall condition of the cemetery from its appearance to its buildings, roads and perpetual care fund. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as Past President of the Canadian Provost Corps, Maritime Division. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Muriel Eileen Irwin; daughters, Ruth (Fred) Gamble, Collingwood; and Jane (Jack) McDonald, Kentville; sons, Peter (Laura) Falmouth; and David (Dale) Amherst; daughter-in-law, Lois Wightman, Amherst; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen M. Wade (Kentville, 1942); brother, John (Sackville, N.B., 2000); son Sgt. Ralph C. Wightman (Amherst, 2008). Ralph is resting in Campbell's Funeral Home, Amherst. Visitation will be today, January 20 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Masonic service and funeral service will be held on Friday, January 21 at 2 p.m. in Trinity St. Stephen's United Church, Amherst with Rev. Susan Estabrooks officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Amherst Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca

Mitton, Keith

1929 –  2011

Keith Mitton, beloved husband of the late June Mitton passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the age of 81 years.

Keith will be sadly missed by all his friends and family, especially daughter and son-in-law Connie and Daryl George of Calgary; three sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Maureen Mitton of Leduc, AB, Mike and Sue Mitton, Tim and Kim Mitton both of Calgary; six grandchildren Mike (Janine) Mitton of Beaumont, AB, Jeff (Kristen) Mitton of Airdrie, AB, Jason (Jessica) George, Kirk George, Ben Mitton and Lindsay Mitton all of Calgary, and six great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Westview Lodge and Southwood Hospice for their excellent care and compassion.

A Gathering will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = SKYPE />                      (403) 264-5549          , www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Keith Mitton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone:                      (403)243-8200         

 

CHANDLER, Robert

1923 - 2011

 

CHANDLER, Robert (Bob) Ret'd Master Warrant Officier C.D. RCOC-RCEME Feb 1943 - May 1974 At home on Monday, January 10th, 2011 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Rita (nee Babin) Loving father of Robert (Greta Stonehouse) and Ronald (Lorraine Joly). "Grampy" of Jason (Jennifer), Jonathan (Robyn), Matthew and Eric. Great grandfether of Rosalie. Dear brother of Blanche Goligher. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) on Tuesday, January 18th from 10 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 11 a.m. Interment to follow at Capital Memorial Gardens. Donations in Bob's memory to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

 

 

 


 

 

MULLIN Harold Alexander

1915 - 2010

MULLIN, Harold Alexander Hinchcliffe - It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Alex Mullin in his 96th year at the Longworth Long Term Care facility in London, Ontario on Saturday, December 18, 2010. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Sylvia Yvonne (nee Lovelock), his brother Robert, daughter Bettina Domander (Gunnar), sons Roger (Diane), Timothy (Suzanne), Mark (Gerri) and Paul (Rose Marie). He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Sarah, Erik, Anne, Andrew, Nicola, Connor, Frederique and Anas. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers - John and David - and by grandson, Sean. The first of four sons, Alex was born November 14, 1915 in Toronto to the Reverend Alexander Mullin and his wife Gertrude Brown. He was a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools where he excelled in basketball and swimming, as well as academics. In 1936 he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto where he also represented the university in basketball, tennis and squash. The latter became a lifelong passion that he would pursue well into his sixties. His many other interests included: music (he was an accomplished pianist); computing; stamp and coin collecting; his hobby farm near Durham, Ontario; a villa in Barbados; and, following the lead of his four boys, a brief fling late in life with fullbore target rifle shooting, which culminated in participating with them in the Silver Jubilee Meeting at Bisley, England, in 1977. If pressed, he would claim his chief interests in life were the accomplishments and activities of his family. He was modest, quiet, thoughtful, unassuming and non- materialistic - very much a loving, while reserved, man. After university and immediately prior to the Second World War, Alex completed his Chartered Accountant certification, joining the firm of Ernst and Ernst in Toronto. In 1954 he co-founded the successful chartered accountancy firm Hutchins, Mullin and Blair, which exists today under the name Prentice, Yates and Clark. Alex was well respected for his high professional standards and integrity, especially in the fields of bankruptcy trusteeship and auditing. He was proud of his accomplishments in business, the firm he helped found, and especially the students he mentored, three of whom  Gord Prentice, John Yates, and Ron Clark - went on to continue his firm. He became a Life Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1985 and consistently maintained his interest in the field until his death. In 1942, along with two of-age brothers, Alex volunteered for the Canadian forces, joining the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps as 2nd Lieutenant. He then volunteered for and was loaned to the British 8th Army as an officer through the CanLoan program, seeing service in the United Kingdom, where he met his future wife, and in the Italian campaign, ending the war in Austria with the rank of Captain. Despite being a pacifist by nature, Alex carried out his duty as a soldier, which must have been extraordinarily difficult for him. Duty became his middle name and a central part of his message to his five children. He was discharged from the army and returned to Canada a married man to resume his professional career in Toronto. Alex and Sylvia enjoyed a remarkably long and active retirement. They closely followed the activities of their family and pursued extensive travel around the world well into their eighties. They rarely left one anothers side. In keeping with Alex's wishes, a private family memorial and celebration of his life will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be much appreciated.

 

Smet, Lawrence Joesph

1931 - 2010

 

SMET, Lawrence Joseph (Lorne) - (also known as Lorry or Smitty) - Passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side, at the Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday October 6, 2010 in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Porter) for over 45 years. Loving father of Henry, and Lawrence and his wife Julia. Proud and cherished grandpa of Blaine, Talina, and Priyana, and great grandfather of Morgan and Chaos. Born in Winnipeg to Odile “Mimi“ Bertrand in 1931, Lorne was adopted by Henri and Caroline Smet at a young age. He was deeply loved and will be sadly missed by both the Bertrand and Smet families. At the age of 12, he joined the Cameron Highlanders of Canada, and at 19 joined the First Canadian Highland Battalion, 27th Brigade Pipes and Drums as a drummer. Lorne later became a member of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (RCOC). After 34 years of service across Canada and Germany, he retired as Depot Chief Warrant Officer at CFAD Angus. Following his retirement from the military, Lorne continued to work at the Depot for 10 years as a civilian specialist. He was an active participant in Gilwell Scouting in Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario, Germany and England. Lorne was a Member of the Knights of Columbus, a devout parishioner, and devoted volunteer with St. Mary's Church. Throughout his entire life, Lorne was known for his wonderful sense of humour, always keeping a smile on peoples' faces. Friends and family may gather at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 30 Worsley St., Barrie from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 65 Amelia St., on Tuesday October 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be forwarded through www.steckleygooderham.com 

Pelisek, Mary

2010


It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful and kind Mary Pelisek on Saturday, December 4, 2010. She died at the hospital surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Joe. She was the beloved mother to Mark (Karen), Amanda and Christine. Her two grandchildren Shannon and Rachael and her brother Gary Anderson will lovingly miss her. Predeceased by her parents Bessie and Archie Anderson, brother Ronnie Anderson and sister Betty Bishop. Born in Gananoque, Mary moved to Ottawa and became a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. It was through the military where she met Joe, the love of her life. Mary was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the head coach for the Montgomery Curling Club. She was a true lady and treated family and friends with kindness and respect. She lit up the lives of all those she touched. As an extremely devoted mother to her children, she leaves behind a lasting legacy of love, courage, pride, and unselfishness. A woman of integrity, honour and humour, she received great pleasure in knitting, chocolates, cottage life in Luskville, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the British Monarchy (she was proud to say she met Queen Elizabeth!), visiting her daughters in Los Angeles, watching Judge Judy and Law & Order, reading the "junk" papers, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking long leisurely breakfasts. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields funeral home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion), on Friday, December 10 from 10-11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Salvation Army are greatly appreciated. Online guest book at www.mcevoy-shields.com.


 

 

Markham, Harry Roe

1920 - 2010

 

MARKHAM, Lt. Col. Harry Roe RCOC October 23, 1920 November 6, 2010 After a full life, well lived, Harry passed away peacefully at home at the age of 90. Born in Wapella, Saskatchewan, Harry joined the Canadian Armed Forces and served his country during WWII. He continued his military career in Japan, Europe, the U.S.A. and numerous Canadian cities until 1969 when he retired to his beloved Victoria. He then worked for BC Ferries until 1985. Harry travelled and read extensively, and was an avid Wedgewood Estates community member. He was involved in a variety of clubs over the years; the Masons, curling clubs, the Albineers Boating Club, the Probus Club, the Hopeful Senior's Investment Club. He loved to play bridge, often at Goward House. Harry will be missed by his sons Roe Markham, Chris Markham and wife Heather, grandchildren Christopher and Katie, daughter Shauna Markham and husband Colin Gibson, granddaughters Cody and Tate, brother in law Kaare Olsen and nieces Randi and Shari, and his many friends and acquaintances. The family wishes to express our gratitude to Dr. Luckhurst, and special thanks to Linda Lee for watching out for Harry for the last 5 years and to his RMT Ramona Kroschinsky. Harry will be fondly remembered always but on Saturday, November 27th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., we invite all who knew him to come to celebrate his life at the Victoria Yacht Club, 3475 Ripon Road, Victoria, BC to share your stories. In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to the Cancer Society; he wished to contribute to the living.

 

Ross, Gordon Kirk

1942 - 2010

 

ROSS, Gordon Kirk - 68, of Truro formerly of Middle Musquodoboit passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at the Colchester Regional Hospital surrounded by family.
Born in South Branch, he was the son of Elizabeth and the late Daniel Ross. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Dean), Truro, son Dan (Lindsay) grandsons Nolan and Tyson of Port Coquitlam, B. C., brother Walter, Middle Musquodoboit, sisters Elaine Eisenhauer (Lawrence) of Lower Sackville, Katherine Carroll (Clayton) of Upper Stewiacke, Claire Shannon (Ernie) of Onslow, brother-in-law Gordon, sisters-in-law Verna, Helen and Hazel, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, brother Donald and a sister-in law Bonnie.
Gord served with the Canadian Army and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Truro Branch, also a member of the Truro Men’s Club. He was a thirty-year employee of Mack Canada.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation by request. Funeral services will take place 2 p.m. Monday, November 15th, 2010 at Middleton United Church, Middle Musquodoboit with Rev. Annika Sangster officiating. Burial will take place in the Pioneer Cemetery.
Family flowers only. Donations in Gord’s memory can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign the guest book and send condolences at ettingerfuneralhome.com

 

Carty, Robert "Bob"

 - 2010

 

The death of Robert “Bob” Carty occurred on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at the Oromocto Public Hospital. Born in Saint John, NB he was the son of the late Albert and Fanny (Tyler) Carty and husband of the late Mary “Dee Dee” (Conyer) Carty. Robert “Bob” retired from the Canadian Armed Forces after 30 years of service. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration with the second clasp as well as the Canadian Peace Keeping service medal. Bob continued working for an additional 30 years with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and was a resident of Oromocto for over 30 years. Bob loved all things nautical and especially enjoyed building scale replicas of tall ships. Bob also loved all types of music especially Jazz and Blues and live musical events. Bob is survived by his sons, William Carty of Winnipeg, MB, Albert Carty of Winnipeg, MB and Donald Carty of Georgia, US; daughters, Ruby McQueen (Carty) of Georgia, US, Roberta Ciric (Carty) of Vancouver, BC and Rebecca Carty of Barrie, ON; brother, Donald Carty of Toronto, ON; sisters in law, Doris Carty of Toronto, ON and June Carty of Fredericton, NB, as well as 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Dee Dee and his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Adolphus, William, Clyde, Malcolm and Gerald.
Visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago St., on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 93 will hold a tribute service at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held at the Oromocto Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 at 1 pm with Father Ken Weir officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove United Church Cemetery in Burton, NB. Memorial tributes in Bob’s name may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), Red Cross or The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 93. Online condolences may be made at www.oromoctofh.com.

 

Robichaud, Joseph Edgar Norbert "Robbie"

1927 - 2010

 

The death of Joseph Edgar Norbert "Robbie", husband of Alice (nee Richard) Robichaud of Oromocto, NB, occurred at the Oromocto Public Hospital on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 surrounded by his family. Born March 2nd, 1927 in Loggieville, NB, son of the late Edgar and Olive (nee Benoit) Robichaud. Robbie is survived by his wife Alice, one son Michael Robichaud (Julie) of Fredericton; two daughters, Ann Marie Robichaud of Lincoln and Doris Smith (Greg) of Saint John; two sisters, Melvina Nice of Delaware, USA and Mona Springford (Ken) of Vancouver, BC; two brothers, Lionel (Ruby) and Herb Robichaud of Toronto, ON; one granddaughter, Emily Robichaud and one grandson, Brad Smith and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and Larry; one brother, Wilfred and one sister, Eva. Robbie served with the Canadian Forces for 17 years prior to opening up 'Robbie's Barber Shop' in Oromocto. After retiring from barbering, Robbie loved to paint, bowl and was always seen handing out tickets at the church for Bingo. He loved to sing and often called in on Saturday mornings to CBC Radio where they later provided him with a CD of his songs. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
The family will receive visitors at the Oromocto Funeral Home on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93 will hold a tribute at 7 pm. A memorial mass will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 11:00 am with Fr. Ken Weir as celebrant. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes made to the NB Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. A special thank you to all the doctors and staff at the Oromocto Public Hospital for their wonderful care and kindess shown to the Robichaud family. (357-5100) www.oromoctofh.com

 

Angus Reid

1928 - 2010

 

READ, Major Angus Vaughan O.St.J., C.D. was born April 21, 1928 in Virden Manitoba to Frank and Rosie Read. He passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2010 at Northumberland Hills Hospital. He joins his beloved wife Bernice who left us September 7th 2010. They were inseparable in life and now re-united in death. He will be forever loved and remembered his children Marilyn - deceased (Rob), Loreen (Jim), and Brian (Kym), and his grandchildren Nicole, Tim, Graham, Kate and Cassidy. Also lovingly remembered by his sister Phyllis Matthews and her family Joanne, Carole-Anne (Peter, Katherine & Stephanie), Eddie and Marianne, and his cousins Irene Beauchamp, Lorraine Thompson, Rowena Hayball, Bill Dutton (Donna) and Raymond McMillan. At 14 years of age, Angus joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942 as a boy soldier in the 12th Manitoba Dragoons. He continued a distinguished career in the military for 41 years. He was an infantry officer in the PPCLI and a paratrooper in both the PPCLI and later in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He proudly served his country in the Korean War. He was posted in many Canadian bases, as well as in the US, Japan, Germany and the United Nations Cyprus Peacekeeping. He retired with the rank of Major in 1983, and moved back to Cobourg. Angus began his second career in 1985 when he was elected Mayor of the Town of Cobourg. He took on the job as a full time Mayor, tirelessly working to promote the town, it’s tourism and various industries. Angus was committed to Cobourg and served on many committees and associations including the Diamond Triangle Economic Commission, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Cobourg Utilities Commissions, and Ontario Municipal Waterworks Association. He was very involved with St. Peter’s Church and offered his services on the Church council, as the People’s Warden and the Mzuzu Aids and Orphans committee. As a tireless volunteer, Angus was involved with Sir Sandford Fleming College, Korean Veterans Association, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club of Cobourg, Royal Military Institute and St John’s Ambulance. He was awarded the Officer of the Order of St. John in 1984, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Honour Roll, a Paul Harris Fellow, Ontario Bi Centennial Medal, the Canadian Centennial Medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 bars. A special thanks to the staff at the Emergency Department of the Northumberland Hills Hospital who gave Angus the best care possible. They offered compassion and respect to Angus and his family in their time of need. Visitations will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg K9A 1K7 on Wednesday October 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday October 28th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to your choice of the Kidney Foundation or the Mzuzu Project St. Peter’s Church. www.maccoubrey.com  

Ross Preston

1919 - 2010

 

PRESTON, Colonel W. Ross MBE, CD (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, WWII - Korea) Col. Ross Preston, a gentleman, loyal friend, world traveler and craftsman passed away peacefully in the loving company of his family on Monday, October 25, 2010, two weeks shy of his 91st birthday. Beloved husband of Jean, his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years. Proud and loving father of Nancy and John (Lynn) and cherished grandfather of Graham and Cameron. Predeceased by his brother, Flying Officer Stuart M. Preston RCAF, shot down in an air operation over Europe, May 1944. Survived by his brother Kenneth W. Preston and family of Toronto. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the staff of Bayshore Home Health, the management and staff of Retire-At-Home and to the amazing homecare team who were dedicated to providing compassionate care to Ross and support for the family. To the many health care professionals at the Ottawa Hospital campuses, much appreciation for your excellent care. Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd (at Roosevelt Ave) on Friday, October 29th from 7-9 p.m. A private family service will be held followed by cremation. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

Ivan Selkirk

1942 - 2010 


SELKIRK, Ivan   Passed away on Oct. 16, 2010 at the age of 68. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Elizabeth of 45 years. Loving Father of Janet (Kirby) and Don (Lyne). Cherished Grandfather of Bran-don, Ryan, Jordan, Melissa, Jeremie, Lily, Zach and Violet. Brother of Bobby, Margaret, Melvin and the late Marie. A memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108, 39 Gilmour St. in Chateauguay on Sat. Oct. 23rd @ 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

Peter Robertson

1912 - 2010

 

ROBERTSON, Peter (Captain RCOC, Retired) Peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2010, in his 98th year. Beloved husband for 65 years of the late Gertrude Mary Stubbs. Loving father of Blyth (Hilary) and Sandra (Stephen Crouse). Proud granddad of Michael (Josee), Gillian (Greg Chapman), Christopher (Tracy), Dan (Abby) and Melanie. Great granddad of Alyssa, Kyra, Tessa, Sydney and Scott. Predeceased by brothers Jack and Hugh. Past employee of the Ottawa Board of Education and Past member of Hylands Golf Club, West End Duffers and RCN Curling Club. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt Avenue, Ottawa on Monday, October 11, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Monday at 2:30 p.m. If you wish to make a donation in memory of Peter, please consider the charity of your choice. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

Smallwood, Kenneth Labaron Macleod

1925 - 2010

 

LT. COL. (RET) KENNETH LEBARON MACLEOD SMALLWOOD of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Betty Smallwood, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2010 at the age of 85 years.
Ken was born in Moncton, NB and moved to Ontario in grade six. He is survived by his three children; Elizabeth (Ted) Hunter, W. Norman (Tricia) Smallwood, and Pat (John) Lawton, as well as nineteen grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.
Ken traveled the world with his family during his twenty seven year military career. He moved into hospital administration in Northern Saskatchewan, which lasted another twelve years. After retirement Ken and Betty lived across the Prairies and BC. He loved change, and loved to spend time with family and friends. Ken is well known for his willingness to help those who need a hand and for his wry sense of humour.
Dad, you will be missed!
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA EAST STAKE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge, with Bishop Doug Wilde, officiating.
Inurnment at Mountain View Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Martin Bros. Funeral Chapels Ltd.
610 - 4 Street South


Cooper, George

1929 - 2010

Cooper, George Thomas passed away on September 23rd 2010. 

Beloved husband of Isabella, Dear father of Walter, Wayne, Warren and Ward. 

Loving Grandfather to 13 Grandchildren. 

Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1929 and served in the Canadian Forces for 34 years. 

Service at the Royal Candadian Legion, Kingsville, Ontario Tuesday Oct. 5, 2010.

 

RCOC All the way - Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

 

 

 

 

 

Little, Ernest (Bob)

1916 - 2010 

 

Ernest "Bob" Little, went home to be with The LORD Saturday, September 25th, at the age of 94. He was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Bob served his country as a member of the R.C.O.C., during WWII. He returned home with his bride to enroll as a student in the Ontario College of Art. In 1951 he began his career as a commercial artist in N.Y.C., and raised his family to love life and honor GOD.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen; Robert and Kim Little, of Nixa; Dr. Kevin Little, of Greensboro, N.C., three grandsons, Christopher, Timothy and William; as well as many nephews, and nieces and their families. A memorial service will be held Sat., Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., in All Saints Anglican Church, 2756 Blackman Rd., Springfield. The family suggests memorial donations be made to All Saints Anglican Church.

 

 

Titus, Rodney Cecil

1938 - 2010

 

TITUS, Rodney Cecil-71, Carleton, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010, in Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Born October 7, 1938, in Westport, Digby Co., he was a son of the late Emerson and Susie (Griffiths) Titus. Rodney joined the Canadian Army at the age of 19, and served as a supply technician with the R.C.O.C. in Gagetown, Cobourg, Halifax, Germany, and in Egypt with the UN Peacekeeping Mission. After leaving the service, he worked in the fishing industry, both at sea and on shore, and was owner of Tusket Home Video for many years. He is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Samson (Art), Williamswood; sons, Jerry Titus (Mariea), Overton; Brian (Sylvie) Titus, South Ohio; stepdaughters, Joanne Outhouse, North Range; Mary Ann Amirault, Kejick Bay, Ont.; stepson, Robert Amirault, Yarmouth; sisters, Pauline Lowe, Belleville; Alma McDonald, Digby; Ruth Dakin, Clementsport; Shirley Titus-Ells, Kentville; brothers, Glendon Titus (Lillian), Digby; Wayne Titus (Judy)New Minas; and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne Marie (Amirault). Cremation has taken place, and there will be no visitation by request. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 15 in H. M. Huskilson’s Memorial Chapel, 29 Albert St., Yarmouth, Rev. Beverley Densmore officiating. Memorial donations may be made to any branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. You may leave messages of condolence, or sign the on-line guestbook by visiting www.huskilson.net.

 

Chaplin, Alfred

 

CHAPLIN, Alfred "Al" (Retired Major A. B. Chaplain CD, RCOC - Logistics & longtime volunteer at Canadian War Museum) Died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at the Glebe Centre, Ottawa, ON, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of Jill. Dear father of Catharine Chaplin (Calgary, AB) and Gail Chaplin (Almonte, ON) and grandfather of Sarah Chaplin. Dear brother of Peter, Jean, and Meredith, and the late Edward. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor), Ottawa from 1 pm, Tuesday, September 14 until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 3 pm. A very special thanks for the staff of The Glebe Centre for the care and compassion he received while in their care. For those who wish, contributions in Al's memory may be directed to the Glebe Centre, 950 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 5G6.

 

 

Sharpe, Norman Keith

1930 - 2010

 

SHARPE, Norman Keith - (Retired Major) It is with sadness in our hearts that we, the loving family of Keith Sharpe, announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at the age of 80. Survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda (Sedgwick), they built a loving life together filled with family, friends and loved ones. Keith took great pride in everything that was going on in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Gwynneth (Chambres). Survived by brothers Forbes (Liz) and Craig (Norma). Children Blair (Brenda), Brian (Maria Eugenia), Douglas (Kris), Kathryn (William Livingstone) and Janet (Randolph McNally). Loved and respected by Linda's children Shawn (Brenda), Brent (Trista), Kathy (Dean). Grandchildren Malcolm, Amelia, Austin, Cameron, Marion, William, Valerie (John Armstrong), Eric (Kassandra), Josh, Aubrey, Madison, Curtis, and Brett. Great- grandchildren Amy, Allison and Landon. Loved son-in-law of Catherine Hogan and brother-in-law of Diane and Bob Adams, Patsy and Gordon Draper and Roger and Alice Hogan. Fondly remembered by special family friends Lisa Gauthier and Susanne Fennessey. Keith had a long and illustrious thirty-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 1979 having reached the rank of Major. He served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (later Logistics) in Canada and Germany, and with United Nations peacekeeping forces in both Cyprus and Egypt. After retiring from the military he held the position as business manager at Branksome Hall School in Toronto. His love of stamp collecting, specializing in Canadian Military stamps and Orchids, earned him many local and national awards and hours of enjoyment. Keith was a kind, selfless and generous man, who will be well remembered for his irreverent sense of humour and his abiding love for his family. He loved deeply and was well loved in return. A Memorial Service will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E. in Cobourg on Wednesday, September 8th at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Michael's Cemetery. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 7th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Palliative Care Unit in the Northumberland Hills Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com

 

 

St-Denis, Marcel

1932 - 2010

 

ST-DENIS, Corporal Marcel At the age of 18 1/2 he joined the Montreal Scottish Regiment, then the RCOC Regiment and later the 22nd Royal Regiment Vandoos. He proudly served 48 years within the Royal Canadian Army. In 1951 - 52, he participated in many United Nation missions and exercise missions across the world including the Korean War. Distinguished with 7 honorary medals for services to United Nation, Korea, NATO, peace mission in Egypt 1964-65 and he also received the Canadian Decoration. In 1997, he retired at the age of 65 years. Passed away August 4, 2010 at the age of 78 years. Son of the late Floriant St-Denis and the late Edelta Larocque, he leaves to mourn his spouse Lucille Grandmont, his children: Florien, Marcel Jr., Sylvain, Yvon, Lyne and 2 grandchildren. He also leaves his brother Georges. The religious service and interment will be held at a later date. Donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation (40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ont. K1Y 4W7) would be appreciated. For more information, please call the Lafleur Funeral Home, 874 Notre-Dame, Embrun at 613-443-3286 or fax 613-764-5279 or e-mail: maisonlafleurhome@bellnet.ca.

 

Cyr, Harvey

1924 - 2010

CYR, Harvey - Peacefully, at University Hospital, with his family by his side, on Saturday, August 7, 2010, Harvey Cyr of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband for 64 years of Jeanne Cyr of London. Loving father of Donald and Fran Cyr of Winnipeg and the late Suzanne Cox (1998). Proud grandfather of Troy and Holly Cox, Bonnie and David Demers and Sandra and Ryan Hodgson and 6 great-grandchildren Lexie, Jaquelyn, Reid, Ashley, Ashley and Brian. Loved by his son-in-law Roy and Margot Cox of Shedden. Dear brother of Rene and Johanne Cyr of Ottawa. Friends may visit at the MCFARLANE & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME, 2240 Wharncliffe Rd., S., Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 10 - 11 a.m. where the complete celebration of Harvey's life will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Jim Evans officiating. Cremation. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledged.

 

 

William Lloyd “Bill”McIntyre

1939 – 2010

Bill passedaway at home in the early morning on August 5th with his loving wifeBrigitte at his side.  He is survived by his brother Gary McIntyre (and family in Winnipeg),his son Daniel (and wife Debra) McIntyre, his daughters, Angela and TinaMcIntyre and grandsons Duncan McIntyre and Danyon Fox.  He will be sadly missed.

Born andraised in Grandview Manitoba before joining the military in 1955,proudly serving his country for 39 years and retired as a Major in 1994.  He met Brigitte while stationed in Germany andthey married in Soest in 1964.  Theyreturned to Calgaryin 1965 with their young son Daniel. Angela came along in 1967 followed by Tina in 1971 after relocating to Edmonton.  More travelling followed with a tour ofChurchill Manitoba, back to Germany for several years in the 80’s beforereturning to Calgaryagain.  Then on to Winnipeg,Ottawa, Vancouver and finally retiring andsettling down in Chilliwack.  Bill fought and overcame two courageous battleswith cancer, managed the last several years with Parkinson’s and hardly misseda beat while continuing to enjoy golfing and fishing whenever he could.  Finally the old ticker started to pack it inover the last few months.  He spent hislast days happy and energetic however, after having some reinvigorating andtemporarily successful coronary surgery.

Donationsin Bill’s honour to Parkinson Society Canada (www.parkinson.ca)would be greatly appreciated.

Memorialservice will be held at 1400hrs on Monday August, 9th at the Chilliwack Evangelical Missionary Church, 9310 Williams Street.

 

 

Chaput, Jack

1924 - 2010

 

CHAPUT, John Earl (Jack) Of Surrey, BC passed away on July 22 at Royal Columbian Hospital at the age of 86. Born in Pembroke, ON Sept 05, 1924. John is survived by his wife of 60 years Jean; sons John, Jim (Laura) and Joe (Allison); grandchildren Leah, Tina, Kristyn and Jenna; his sister Lois. John is predeceased by his parents Francis and Theresa (nee Melancon); daughter Judy Gerber; brother Bob Chaput. John was a proud WW II veteran who served in the Armed Services from 1942-1972, Chief Warrant Officer - RCOC. Services will be held at a future date in St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke, ON. John's family sends many thanks to the kind and caring staff at George Derby. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society or George Derby Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

MacDonald, Ralph Fraser

1923 - 2010

 

MacDONALD, LCol (ret'd) Ralph Fraser, CD Passed away quietly in Ottawa on July 16, 2010, at the age of 87. Ralph was born August 14, 1922, in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He joined the Canadian Army in 1942 and served overseas with both the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Demobilized in 1946, he entered University College at the University of Toronto where he met Elizabeth Rogers from Calgary. After graduating in 1949, he followed Elizabeth to Alberta and spent the summer working in the Leduc oilfields and hitchhiking to Calgary. That fall he entered Law School at the University of Alberta and in 1950 re-joined the Army in the Canadian Officer Training Corps. Ralph spent the summer of 1950 training at Longue Pointe in Montreal. Stranded by a railway strike, he cadged the first of many unofficial air force "training flights" to make it back to Calgary in time to marry Elizabeth. Commissioned in 1951, Ralph graduated from Law School a year later and joined the Regular Force, once again in the Ordnance Corps. After serving in Vancouver and back in Edmonton, he was called to the Alberta Bar in 1956 and transferred to the Judge Advocate General's branch. Ralph's more than thirty years of service as a legal officer took him to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Lahr and finally back to Ottawa. Along the way, he was a minor hockey coach, Cub leader and Group Committee chair. One of his proudest accomplishments was the two years he spent as president of the Canadian Forces Europe senior hockey league. By 1988, when he retired at the age of 65, Ralph was the oldest member and last Second World War veteran serving in the Regular Force. He then began his second career, serving another ten years as a civilian in the Department of National Defence. In 1997, after a loving 47-year partnership, Ralph lost Elizabeth, and with her a large part of himself, following her 11 year struggle with cancer. Ralph was never happier than when with his family and friends, and was always eager to lend a helping hand. He loved meeting and getting to know new people, and sharing his own tales and the pride he took in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his sons John (Judy) of Calgary, Robert (Claire) of Ottawa, and Murray (Barbara Hedman) of Navan, and his grandchildren Lindsay (Lawrence) and Robert (Valerie) of Calgary, Alexander and Iain of Ottawa and Caroline and Sarah of Navan. In addition to Elizabeth, he was predeceased by his parents John and Sarah MacDonald of Sydney, his brother Sandy and his sister Catherine MacKinley. Special thanks to the staff of Ward 4A at the Montfort Hospital for their gentle care. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, (at O'Connor), Ottawa on Wednesday, July 21 from 1pm followed by a Service to Celebrate his life to be held in the Chapel at 2pm. For those who wish, contributions in Ralph's memory may be directed to the Military Families Fund - c/o CFCF - Military Families Fund, Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency, 4210 Labelle Street, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K2  or the Canadian Hero Fund, 55 Bloor Street West, PO Box 19532, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3T9, (888) 602-3071

 

 

McFadyen, Earl

1926-2010

 

McFADYEN, Earl (Bud) September 10, 1926 - June 17, 2010 On June 17, 2010, Earl (Bud) McFadyen, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and dear friend, passed away at the Foothills Medical Centre, at the age of 83 with members of his family by his side. Bud was a Korean War veteran and a dedicated member of Canada's Service. He was a fan of the racetrack, almost breaking even once. He loved his curling and could be found throwing rocks up until the later portion of his life. Bud is survived by his wife of fifty-six years Leonie; their children: Gwen (Bill) Bailey, Gail (Alan) Zirk, Ritchie (Darlene) McFadyen, Joseph (Jo-Ann) McFadyen, and Bryan (Shannon) McFadyen; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Carewest for the compassionate care that ""Bud"" received, the staff at Foothills Medical Centre (Unit 82), as well as Dr. Stephen O'Keefe and staff. A Celebration of Bud's Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 285, 9202 Horton Road S.W., Calgary, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, No. 200, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. To email expressions of sympathy: ccl@hffs.com, subject heading: Earl McFadyen. HERITAGE FUNERAL SERVICES "Calgary Crematorium Chapel"

 

Edey, Robert Bruce

1928 - 2010

 

EDEY, Robert Bruce CWO (Ret'd) CD "JUMPER DOWN" Bruce passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on May 27, 2010 at the age of 82 years. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, June, in 1997. Bruce leaves to mourn his dear companion and care giver, Lori Haracsi; his loving brother, Brian (Sharon); nephews: Mark (Gaby) and baby Sophia, Philip (Jen), Michael (Dasha) and Bud Cormier (Joan); nieces: Carolyn (Mark), Susan Andriuzzo and Sharon Burpo; and brother in law, Ken Harmon. Bruce also leaves June's loving family: Peggy Waldron (Ron), Dawn Samus (Chris), Abigail June Samus and Lynn Waldron. Bruce also leaves Lori's parents: Rita and Joe Haracsi and family; and many other extended family members and many many dear friends. Bruce was predeceased by his parents: Bruce and Gwen; stepmother, Daisy; brother, Jack; and sister, Joan. Lori and Bruce would like to thank Dr. John Schubert and Dr. David Mador for their many years of care and kindness. Bruce enlisted in the army as a boy soldier during WWII in 1944. He served in Korea, Belgium, Germany as well as Canada, retiring in 1980. His last posting was as Senior Parachute Rigger with the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Edmonton, AB. Bruce was a great leader, outstanding soldier, loyal friend and a real gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. AIRBORNE! A Memorial Service will be held at St. Albert Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert, AB on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ken Walker officiating. To send condolences: www.connelly-mckinley.com Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Glenrose Hospital Foundation.

Higdon, Walter John 

June 05, 1943 – May 01, 2010

 

Higdon, Walter John - Passed away suddenly at St. Mary Hospital, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, U.S. on Saturday, May 01, 2010 , Master Warrant Officer, Walter John Higdon ( Retired) of New Harbour, aged 66 years.

Predeceased by father, Robert L . Higdon and brother, Leo.

Leaving to mourn with precious memories are his mother, Viola Higdon; special friend, Kathy Porter; daughters, Heidi Parish (Jim), Toronto, ON; Heatherlea Rathwell ( Wayne), Kingston, ON; Hope McLaughlin ( Rob ) Brampton, ON; Holly Fraser ( Campbell) , Wellington, New Zealand and grand daughters; Colleen, Kayleigh, and Reese; grandsons, Ian and Cole. He is also lovingly remembered by brothers, Edgar ( Julie), Mervin (Beverly), sisters, Laura ( Ron ) Field and Emily (Harry) Higdon, as well as a number of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association and the NATO Veterans Organization, Canadian Forces Decoration , Two Bars 125th Canadian Anniversary Medal, NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia, Non Article 5 NATO Medal Balkans Operation, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, Special Service Medal NATO Germany, General Service Medal Afghanistan War, also a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles, the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp and the Logistic Branch of the Canadian Forces, he served with NATO in Germany, as well as numerous postings in Canada and after retiring went on to serve with the military in Bosnia Herzegovina and in Afghanistan.

Resting at Warren’s Funeral Home, Dildo with visitation on Friday, May 7th. 10:00 am until time of funeral. The funeral service will be held from St.Augustine's Anglican Church, New Harbour on Saturday, May 8th at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow at St. Augustine's Cemetery

As an expression of sympathy, donations in John’s memory may be made to the St. Augustine’s Church Cemetery Fund,New Harbour. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guest book, please visit www.warrensfuneralhome.ca

 

Charles Gordon MacDonald

1923 - 2009

 

MacDONALD, Charles Gordon Steuart March 22, 1923 December 19, 2009 Yesterday Gordie would have been 87 years old. He was born in Victoria and attended Vic High ('39). He was a nineteen year-old Canadian serving as navigator (through the shuffling of wartime RAForces) with an otherwise all-British crew on a RNZAF bomber when he was shot down over Germany, the only man on the plane to survive, but losing his hearing almost completely in the process. After a harrowing, unhearing attempt to escape by land, he spent the rest of the war as a POW, ending up at Stalag Luft III, the scene of the famous Great Escape." How deeply scarring these events were upon the rest of his life can only be guessed. Coming home, he married Brenda Smith of Victoria, with whom he had three daughters. Educated at Vic College, UBC, and Toronto, Gordie remustered into the Ordnance Corps and served in Japan during the Korean War and on bases across Canada. In spite of sometimes very significant health problems, he remained a natural athlete throughout his life; he was a respected (and feared) rugby player in his youth, an energetic baseball pitcher, and the skip of several curling teams throughout the years. He lived boldly and had a taste for corny jokes of the worst kind. He was an award winning painter in a variety of media. Gordie retired with the rank of Major in Ottawa. He returned to Victoria in 2003, living first at Parkwood Manor and then at the Lodge at Broadmead. His last years were darkened by dementia but he maintained his sense of humour and his curiosity about most things. Gordie is survived by his sister Faith in Ontario and his brother Malcolm in Switzerland; his daughters Elizabeth, Barbara, and Jane; his grandsons Brian, Sean, Jeff, and Andrew; and his greatgrandchildren Emily, McKechnie, Natalie, and Callum. Gordie outlived his wives Brenda and Terry, and his grandson Matthew.

 

EDWARD SLANEY HILDITCH

1932 - 2010

EDWARD SLANEY HILDITCH January 20, 1932 March 8, 2010 Edward (Ted) Hilditch, age 78 years, beloved husband of Maureen Hilditch, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2010 in Health Sciences, Winnipeg with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Evelyn Hilditch. Ted's memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 53 years, Maureen, and his children Laurie Messer (Greg), Dean Hilditch (Kathy); his grandchildren, Cory Hilditch (Holly), Justin Hilditch, Jennifer Hilditch, Michael Messer and Lauran Messer, and great-grandchildren, Tyson and Jace Hilditch. He will also be missed by his British cousins, John and Brian West. In 1949 Ted joined the Army (Ordnance Corp) and during his 27 years of service and many postings he returned to Winnipeg to begin a second career with the Manitoba Government. After 15 years he retired as Director of Materials Branch. His retirement years were spent traveling, golfing at Charleswood Golf Course in the summer and curling at the Charleswood Curling Club in the winter. He was so proud of the eight-ender his team achieved a few years ago. In the mid-seventies Ted and Maureen were busy building their cottage at Grindstone Provincial Park. He loved nothing better than spending time at his summer home enjoying the fruits of his labour with family and friends. Ted loved hockey having played the game from a young lad. His all-time favourite was Gordie Howe. He was a Winnipeg Jets, Moose and Goldeyes season ticket holder for many years. Ted was a long-time member of the Optimist Club, both here in Winnipeg and London, Ont. Ted was an avid reader. His favourite TV was watching Coronation Street and most sports. The family would like to thank Dr. Pat Harris and his girls at Grace Hospital Cancer Care, Dr. John Milner, and Dr. Mark Elkin for their care and kindness over the past several years. His family also wishes to thank the Emergency, Palliative Care and Rehab Hospital doctors and staff for their thoughtfulness and kindness during his last hours. Maureen and family also wish to thank the residents of Vasa Lund Estates and friends at Charleswood United Church for their thoughtfulness and acts of kindness during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd. with Rev. Michael Wilson presiding. A reception will follow in the Church Hall immediately following the service and a private family interment will follow at a later date. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends so wishing may make a donation in Ted's memory to the Grace Hospital Foundation - Cancer Research, 300 Booth Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3M7. Arrangements in care of GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to: www.greenacresfuneralhome.com

 

 

O'Hagan Gerald Archibald 

1930 - 2010

 

 

Gerald Archibald O’Hagan passed away on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Apache Junction, Arizona at age 79 years. He was born September 17, 1930 at Strome, Alberta.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife Shirley; daughters and their husbands Gail & Peter, Lynn & Stu, Coreen & Bill, Kathy & Mark; grandchildren Scotti, Jenny, Matt, Lorrie, Theresa, Valerie, Johnathan, Ezekiel, Aleksie; great-grandchildren Nethaneal, Krisalyn, Kalista; sisters Nora, Bunny, Joyce; Brothers Frank, Richard, Leo and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by parents Archibald & Minnie O’Hagan; sisters Isobel, Vera, Donna, Maureen; brothers Bill, Pat, Robert; nephews Robert O’Hagan and Robert Barnes.
A Memorial Service will be held on March 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm from Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack B.C.
Gerald served in Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years. He retired in 1983 as a Chief Warrant Officer. Gerald was a loving husband, father and friend. He loved fishing, the forest, camping and children. The beauty of creation was his refuge. He will be greatly missed.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross in his memory.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com

 

Giroux, Gerald 

1940 - 2010

 

GIROUX, Gerald Paul Robert At the Royal Victoria Hospital on Sunday, January 17th, 2010 at age 70. Gerald Giroux (MWO ret d, CD) of Barrie, beloved husband of Josephine (nee Mangos). Loving father of Michael, Carolyn (John) McBeath of North Bay and Jacqueline (Kevin) Marcipont of Trenton. Dear grandfather of Candice, Brandon, Ashley, Joey and Calvin. Brother of Maureen Whitehead of Ottawa, Survived by his Aunt & Uncle Betty & Palmer Scrivens, as well as many cousins in Ottawa. Predeceased by his mother, Edna Giroux of Ottawa. A service will be held at St. Joseph Chapel (Bldg P-161, 535 Dieppe Rd) in Borden, Ontario on 13 Feb 2010 at 2pm. A small reception will follow. Messages of condolence can be sent to: marciponts@msn.com

 

Berube, Ronald (Ron)

1928 - 2010

 

BERUBE, Ronald Gerard Passed away suddenly on January 16, 2010 at the age of 82. Son of the late Lucien Berube and the late Roseanna Brunet. Beloved husband of Jeannine Bertrand. Dear father of Ronald (Lucie), Jocelyne (Andre), Jacques, Johanne and Louise. Brother of Jean-Pierre (late Gisele) and Jacques (Lucille). Also survived by many nephews and nieces. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday January 20, 2010, at 10:30 am at the Notre-Dame Cathedral (corner of Sussex Drive and St-Patrick St.). For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. For more information please call 613-241-3680.

 

 

 

 

 

Ranni, Dan

1942 - 2009

 

RANNI, Emelio Daniel (Dan) Alexander Passed away peacefully on December 15, 2009 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. He was born November 17, 1942 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He will be dearly missed by his wife Nora, daughters Gina and Lisa, son-in-law Paul and grandson Kyle. Dan is also survived by former wife Loreli Ranni, brothers and sisters and their families in Nova Scotia and Ontario, Nora's family in Costa Rica and friends across Canada. Dan spent 25 years in the Military with the PPCLI, RCOC, Service Battalion, as well as serving in the Middle East. After retirement in 1985, Dan began working for the University of Calgary in Chemistry Stores and Residence Services. Dan enjoyed travelling, spending time with family and friends and reliving memories with his military buddies. A special thank you to Dr. J. S. Baidwan and Dr. D. Glen of Victoria, BC for the patience and special care they provided Dan. A celebration of Dan's life will be held on January 4, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Kensington Branch, 1910 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Lung Association.

 

 

Wyers, H. W. (Hub)

1931 - 2009

 

WYERS , LCol (Ret'd) H.W. "HUB", RMC '54 (3338) Jan 28, 1931 - Dec 24, 2009 After several years of poor health, which he fought back from, God ran out of miracles and Hub passed away early Christmas Eve. He was the beloved husband of Maxine for 44 years; the very proud father of Steve and Mary (Gavin Lee); and adoring Grandpa of Gillian. The family expresses their sincere gratitude to the staff on the third floor at Extendicare Medex. Funeral arrangements to be completed. For further information please call Tubman Funeral Homes ( 613.722.6559 ). In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com .

 

 

Bill Leach

1916 - 2009

 

LEACH, Bill, Lt. Col (ret'd), KStJ, CD. Canadian Army (1932 - 1966) Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Peacefully in his sleep at the Hospice at May Court on Friday, October 2, 2009, aged 93 years. Veteran of WW II operations in the North West Europe theatre. Beloved husband of Beatrice (Maidment), loving father of Bill (LGen (ret'd)) and daughter Karen. Dear grandfather of Kim, Shelley, and Marc (Celine Perrier). Proud great-grandfather of Jamie and Jenna. Uncle to Roy, Gerry, May and Margaret. A memorial service and inurnment will be held at a later date to be announced. For those wishing donations to the Hospice at May Court or the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made to www.colefuneralservices.com

 

Peter Lychuk

1931 - 2009

 

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Lychuk of Swan River, Manitoba, announces his passing on May 15, 2009 at the Swan Valley Health Centre.

Peter was born on March 20, 1931 in Hyas, Saskatchewan to Walter and Lena Lychuk. The family later moved to the Harlington District where Peter then pursued more schooling.

Later he worked for local farmers and then he went down east to his aunt and uncle's where he worked in the bush with his cousins.

At the age of 19 he and his buddy decided to go to Vancouver, British Columbia, on a motor bike to seek employment. Peter ended up joining The Royal Canadian Armed Forces.

In June of 1956, while being stationed in Regina, Saskatchewan, he met and married Eileen Domes. Together they had three daughters and one son, Shelley Ann, Laurel Lee, Gregory Peter and Twyla Janine.

His military career took him and his family from the West Coast to the East Coast. He was sent to Germany twice and while stationed in Ottawa, two years and six months of that time he was sent to Egypt.

Upon retiring from the Forces as a Master Warrant Officer he decided to move back to Manitoba to be nearer to his family. His brother, Stan, helped him locate a quarter section of land which began his farming career.

After twenty-eight years, due to his health deteriorating, he sold his farm to his good renter and friend, Wayne, and moved into Swan River in October of 2008.

During his early years of farming he also worked at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School as a custodian for six years and then with the provincial government on the maintenance staff for four years.

Pete enjoyed quadding around his farm area, wildlife hunting, keeping his beaver population down and feeding the deer that loved his farm area and gardening efforts. Pete enjoyed driving his new cars and trucks which were always in immaculate condition. He also enjoyed sports such as curling in his early years, golfing locally as well as with his friend Fred in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he visited often.

Travelling was a plus. Many trips were taken to the States and throughout Canada to places such as Yellowknife, Alaska, the Yukon and east to Newfoundland. Some of the trips included family in British Columbia and Alberta.

He adored his grandchildren, Khloe, Jesse, Cody, Holly and Twyla's family; Brett, Saegan and Justin. Together they did a fair amount of camping, quadding, and target shooting. You name it, they did it! He took great pleasure in introducing them to the wonders of the world. Every spring break a trip was planned to go somewhere.

So many treasured memories, we sure will miss you. ~Eileen and family~ Peter leaves to mourn his wife Eileen; children,  Laurel Lychuk of Courtenay, British Columbia, Greg (Wanda) Lychuk of Calgary, Alberta, Twyla

(Jack) McKay of Swan River; grandchildren, Khloe, Jesse, Cody, Holly, Brett, Saegan and Justin; brothers and sisters, Jossie Bossey of Canora,

Saskatchewan, Rose Filipowich of Swan River,   Stanley (Mary) Lychuk of

Kenville, Manitoba, Stephanie (Bill) Macooh of Benito, Manitoba, Lavina Lychuk of Kelowna, British Columbia; brother and sisters-in-law; Adeline Lychuk of Kenville,  Randy Domes of Oliver, British Columbia, Dick Gaube of Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, Joyce (Lawrence) Hala of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Phyllis Berg of Bellevue Washington, U.S.A, Sharon (Jim) Babcock of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

Peter was predeceased by daughter, Shelley Lychuk; parents, Walter and Lena Lychuk; brothers, John and Paul Lychuk; sister Anne Rubletz; brothers-in-law Joe Bossey, Steve Rublets, Bill Caryk,  John Filipowich, Jack Domes, and Bill Berg; sisters-in-law, Vangie Domes, Ruth Gaube and Tina Domes.

Should friends so desire, memorial donations in Peter's honour may be made to the Canadian Cancer society.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Swan River, Manitoba. Pastor Bob Lewis officiated.

Peter was laid to rest at a private family interment in the morning of May 20, 2009, at Heritage Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

 

 

Paul Edward Glenn

1939 - 2009

 

GLYNN, PAUL EDWARD - Paul Edward Glynn of Riverview passed away at the Moncton Hospital Sunday, August 16th at the age of 69. Born in Moncton, October 1, 1939, he was the son of the late Charles and Frances (McKeiver) Glynn. Paul was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Canadian Air Force with over 28 years service. Following his retirement Paul and his wife moved to Riverview and he was a Realtor with Royal LePage from 1988-1993, and was employed at the Moncton Detention Center at the time of his death. He attended The Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Riverview. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Carole (Gratton) Glynn; daughters, Kathy Glynn of Prince Albert Sask. Tricia Rondeau of Ottawa; sons Brian (Cindy) of Prince Albert, Sask. and Sean at home; a sister, Martha McKinley of Riverview; a brother Tom (Lucy) of Moncton; five grand daughters, Jillyan, Laura, Jamie, Tori and Lauren, as well several nieces and nephews. The family will be receiving friends and visitors at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview, NB (869-2007) on Wednesday from 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 9:00 PM, with parish prayers taking place at the funeral home at 8:30 PM on Wednesday. The funeral mass will be held from the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Riverview on Thursday, August 20th at 11:00 AM, followed by a reception in the church hall, the interment will take place at Alderwood Cemetery. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be made at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

 

Helmut Arthur (Art) Duttchen

1947 -  2009

 

Helmut Arthur Duttchen, or Art Duttchen as he was known, was born in Nauen, East Germany, on March 29, 1947.
As the iron curtain was being raised, engulfing Germany, Art and his sister were smuggled out to West Germany by their parents. The Duttchen family eventually immigrated to Canada where, after landing in Montreal, Quebec, they moved west, eventually settling in Quibell, Ontario.
At age 16, Art joined the Canadian Armed Forces where he served across Canada and in Europe for 21 years. He attained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Canadian Decoration and the NATO Forces in Europe Special Service Medal.
On completion of his military service, Art enrolled and completed his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity. After his education, Art was ordained, and in 2000, took his first pastoral call.
Art served the parishes of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Lacombe, Alberta; Concordia Lutheran Church in New Westminster, British Columbia; Zion Lutheran Church German Congregation in Cloverdale, British Columbia; and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kingman.
Art is survived by his wife, Carolee; sons, Robert and David; daughters, Christa and Deborah; and his sister, Irmtrude. He was the proud Opa to grandsons Micah and Zachary; and granddaughter Simone.
Art was taken home to heaven Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, as a result of a tragic accident.
A celebration of the life of Pastor Helmut Arthur Duttchen will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at Praise Chapel at 419 Harrison St., Kingman *.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Art to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Kingman Church Deacon's Education Fund
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*Art was good friend and fellow soldier apprentice. Art passed in Kingman, Arizona, so a lot of his RCOC friends were unable to attend. But we will remember him. (Webmaster)

 

 

Alfred Moreland

1925-2009

 

MORELAND, Alfred Harry (MWO) R.C.O.C. 1943-74 Algonquin College 1974-89 RCL Br#231; Dalhousie Lodge Tunis Temple Shriner Alfie, son of the late Harry and Birdie Moreland, passed away peacefully at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009, in his 84th year. Loving husband of Maisie (nee Carty). Survived by his son Mike (Christine), his grandsons Keith and Alex (Annie) and his brother Clarence. Friends may pay respects at the Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave after 11 a.m. Friday, followed by a funeral service held in the Sacred Space Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all PRVHC staff for years of TLC -- always appreciated. If so desired, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or The Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre would be appreciated.

 

 

1923 - 2009

McADAM , Vilas George (Mac) 

 

July 2, 1923 - July 28, 2009 Vilas George (Mac) McAdam, beloved husband of Georgina of Calgary, passed away on July 28, 2009 at the age of 86 years. Mac joined the Army in October of 1942, he had served thirty years in the military and fourteen years as a civil servant. He retired in Calgary in 1986. He was married to Emily from August of 1945 to November of 1985, he then married Georgina in June of 1993. Mac enjoyed golfing, curling and hunting. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Al-Azhar Shrine Oriental Band, the Garrison Curling Club and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 264. Besides his loving wife Georgina, Mac is remembered by sons Bill (Pat) of Lacombe and Wayne (Sherry) of Calgary, daughter Mary Ann of Taiwan, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mac was predeceased by his first wife, Emily and grandson Dana. A Celebration of Mac's Life will be held at the Shrine Temple (5225 - 101 Street N.W.) on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Field of Honour at Queen's Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Ladders of Smiles c/o Al Azhar Shrine Centre, 5225 - 101 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T3L 1S4, ( www.al-azhar.ab.ca ). In living memory of Mac McAdam, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: 403-243-8200.

 

 

Ottway, Daniel

1930 - 2009

OTTWAY, Chief Warrant Officer (Ret) Daniel SSM, CPSM, UNDOF, QE2SJM , CD2 Born in Ottawa, February 25, 1930 passed away peacefully, in Ottawa on June 25, 2009. 

He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 55 years Barbara (Whalley). Loving father of Khal (Carole), David (Tracey), and John (Gina). Proud Grandpa to Kristie, Melissa, Stephanie, Keri (Steffen), Alyssa, Whitney and Briand. Great Grandfather to Kinsley. Predeceased by his brother Narcie. He is survived by his sister Melina (Giroux) and many nieces and nephews. CWO Ottway served for over 36 distinguished years. He was recognized for his, outstanding contributions to the Canadian Forces for his devotion, dedication, work ethic and esprit de corp. 

A memorial family service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario at a later date. Special thanks to the Palliative Care and the nursing staff at the Ottawa General Hospital. Those wishing may make donations at the Canadian Cancer Society.

Linton, Robert (Bob) Douglas

1932 - 2009

 

LINTON, ROBERT "BOB" DOUGLAS - 77 of Lower Sackville passed away May 22, 2009 at the VG Site QEII. Born in Saint John, NB he was a son of the late John and Vera Linton. Robert was a member of the Sackville Legion, Calais Branch 162. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 23 years and later worked as a Commissionaire for 15 years. He enjoyed woodworking, and darts. He was a loving husband to his wife of 57 years, Irene (Briggs) Linton. Also surviving are daughters, Susan (Lyman) Brown, Sackville; Bev Memory, Saint John, NB; Christine (Robert) Walls, Annapolis Royal; sons, Douglas, Ottawa, Ont.; Tony (Sharon) Toronto, Ont.; sisters, Mildred Nash, Oromocto, NB; Eleanor Goss, Saint John, NB; brothers, Graham (Carol), Charlottetown, PEI; Bill (Sharon), Saint John, NB; Wayne (Morna), Winnipeg, Man.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased his sister, Vera Burnett; son, Stephan; daughter, Nancy; son-in-law, Daryl Memory and granddaughter, Cassandra. Visitation will be held Monday, May 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. Memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 26 at 2 pm at the Sackville Legion. Private family burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reception to follow at the Sackville Legion. Donation may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at: www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com

 

Eady, Arthur William (Art)

1928 - 2009

 

 

Eady, Arthur William (Art) - After a long and rewarding life, on Friday, June 5, 2009 at the age of 81 years, knowing he was much loved by his family and friends,. Loving husband of the late Flo Eady (née Loisel) (2005). Beloved companion of Isolde Field. Loving father of Linda Martin (Bill) and Darrell (Nancy Johnston). Dear grandfather of Trevor. Dear brother of Betty Scarf (the late Doug), Keith (Irene) and Leah Carisse (the late Ray). He was predeceased by his brothers Charlie (the late Iva), Lloyd (Isabelle), Eldon (the late Marion) and Donald (Jean). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Art was a giving and generous person who touched many lives in many positive ways and will always be remembered. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (Between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd) on Sunday 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Monday at 2:00 pm. For those wishing, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

 

 

Retired - Armed Forces and DND

 

Wood, William Alfred

1929 - 2009

 

WOOD, WILLIAM ALFRED of St. Thomas, passed away on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 80th year. Beloved husband of Adelia Doreen (Hunt) Wood and loved father of William (Denise) Wood of London, Beverly (Dusty) Miller of Arnstein, Daniel (Vicky) of Saskatoon, Kenneth Wood of Saskatoon, Timothy (Gina) Wood of St. Thomas, Terry (George) Mahas of Mississauga and Steven (Judy) Wood of St. Thomas. Dear brother of Dorothy (Fred) Hain of London. Sadly missed by 12 grandchildren 9 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was born in St. Thomas on August 19th, 1929, the son of the late David and Florence (Chadwick) Wood. Bill has lived in St. Thomas the past 30 years and formerly of Kingston. He retired from the Military and then worked at Clark Equipment and following that worked as a custodian at Parkside Collegiate Institute. He was a member of the St. Thomas Christian Church. He served 26 years in the Canadian Army. He served in Korea 1952-1953 and the UNEF (Gaza) 1959-1960. He was a member of the Legion and also had been a member of the Elgin Theatre Guild. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Elmdale Cemetery. Visitation Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m. by the Korean Veterans Association. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 

Tucker, John Erskine (Jack)

1910-2009

TUCKER, LT. COL., M.B.E., John Erskine "Jack". Jack Tucker passed away peacefully at the Camp Hill Veterans Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia in his 99th year, beloved husband for 72 years of Elsie Neve-Tucker also now residing in Halifax. The son of Frederick Davis Tucker and Sarah Montgomery, both of Toronto, Jack is survived by his daughter, Norma, Victoria B.C. and her three sons Ramsey, Omar and Dean Azim, all of Victoria and by Jack's son, Arthur and his wife, Kathleen Kasper Halifax, and their sons, Devin, his wife, Shelliza Mohammed, Vancouver, and Strahan, Nanaimo. Predeceased by his three brothers Alec, Bob and Harry, he is survived only by his sister-in-law Mary Tucker, Winnipeg, widow of Bob. Born in Toronto, raised in Winnipeg, Jack met Elsie as a fellow employee of T.E. Eatons Co., Calgary, and members of Eatons Hiking Club; Calgary was Elsie's home town. Married in 1937, Jack served in the Canadian Army, Ordnance Corp during the war 1940 to 45, leaving two children at home in Calgary. Jack served in England, France and Northern Germany. He was awarded the M.B.E. for war service. After the war Jack chose to continue a career with the Armed Services and retired as Lt. Col., having been stationed successively in Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa, London and Montreal again. His last posting was as the Canadian member of the United Nations Peace Commission in Vietnam 1961-62. After retiring from the Army, Jack worked for 12 years as a Personnel Manager with Imperial Tobacco, Head Office Montreal. Jack and Elsie were Kenaston Ave. residents of the Town of Mount Royal, Montreal QC, for 50 years. They were members of St. Peter's Church, avid gardeners, active participants for years in ballroom dancing and sculpting. They were long-time members of the Montreal Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA), leading an active life in recreational sport and were also regular subscribers for 25 years of the Montreal Symphony and Montreal Opera Company. Jack drove his own car until aged 94. After a fall and hip replacement for Jack in the spring 2007, Jack and Elsie moved to Halifax to be with Arthur and Kathleen, their son and daughter-in-law. A man of good humour, gracious and dedicated as both parent and friend, Jack will be sorely missed by his family and the many friends of Jack and Elsie now scattered across the country. His last 17 months spent at Camp Hill Vets were happy months, surrounded by his wife and family, new friends and activities, his spirits and confidence buoyed by the consistently wonderful care given by the staff. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday April 1, at Snow's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax where the funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Rev. Andrea McIntyre will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Monday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: QEII - Veterans Memorial Building Fund.

Morency, Roland

1921-2008

MORENCY, Roland LCol (ret'd) RCOC (ne J.F.H.R. Beaucher dit Morency) Peacefully on December 11, 2008 at the age of 87. Son of the late  Odilon Morency and Cora Francoeur of Montreal. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Dorothy Sutherland and his five  children: Col Jacques (Carol Hodge), Suzanne (Charles Scollard), Andre (Pierrette Poirier), Guy (Paula Spencer), Carole (Brian Harris); grandchildren: Sean (Lindsay), Capt Robert; Christopher (Taryn) and Natalie (David); Elyse, Patrick, Michelle, Emily, Robin and Kelley; and great-grandchildren: Malcolm, William and Benjamin. Thank you to the staff of the Heart Institute and the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Friends and family may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. Mass in Memory of Mr. Morency will be held Monday, December 15 at St. Basil's Church, 940 Rex Avenue at 11 a.m. Private interment at Hope Cemetery. In Memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.

 

 

YUSKOW, Frank

1919-1997

 

YUSKOW - On Wednesday, October 22, 1997, Frank Yuskow of Calgary, beloved husband of Mabel Yuskow passed away in the Rockyview Hospital at the age of 78 years. Besides his loving "Hun", Frank is survived by his brothers and sisters, Helen Kaspick and husband Vern of Calgary, Carl and wife Lillian Yuskow of Edmonton, Bill and wife Florence Yuskow of Calgary, Tony and wife Harriett Yuskow of Winnipeg, Olga Masur and husband Gus of Melville, Saskatchewan, Nellie Andrews and husband Bill of Birds Hill, Manitoba; and sister-in-law Ann Yuskow of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his brother Peter. If desired, donations may be made in Frank's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6. Friends and relatives may pay their respects at LEYDEN'S "Chapel of Remembrance" (17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W.), on Sunday, October 26 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Leyden's "Chapel of Remembrance" on Monday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Leonard Hagel V.F. officiating. Graveside Services will follow in the Field of Honor, Queen's Park Cemetery. LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOMES LTD., Directors of Services. Telephone: 228-4422 (10/26/97).

 

Frank's notice was only recently received after a  grave side Rememberance Day cerimony that his neice attended. Thankyou to Alan Muise-Benner and his wife for their input. 

 

BACKMAN, Allan Ross "Al"
1922-2008
BACKMAN, Allan Ross "Al" - Our wonderful father and grandfather, passed away suddenly in the VG Site QEII Halifax, on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at the age of 86. Born in Halifax on January 16, 1922, Al is survived by his daughters, Leslie, Beverly (Budden), son-in-law, Greg, son, Ross, daughter-in-law, Leah; brother, Parker, and his grandsons, Ian Backman (Leslie) and wife Erin; Glen, Mitch and Kirk Budden (Bev), Jeff, Ryan and Brett Backman (Ross) along with several nieces and nephews. Al served in the Canadian Army from 1942-46 and in the Reserves until 1968. He retired from DND in 1981 after 35 years of service where he worked as the Base Supply Warehousing Officer for HRM. Since retirement Al became an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Somme Branch No. 13 in Dartmouth where he served in numerous roles on the executive. He was especially proud of his involvement in the establishment of the Legion's Military Museum. Al was predeceased by his beloved wife, Iona; parents, Alfred and Mable (Butt); brothers, Carl, Charles, Edward, Basil, Douglas, William; sisters, Evelyn, Mabel, and Beryl. Visitation will take place in Dartmouth Funeral Home, Queen Street, Dartmouth on Wednesday, September 3, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, September 4, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church (corner of Wentworth and Ochterloney Streets) Dartmouth. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

 


TUCKER, Laurence Sinclair (Larry)

1919 - 2008

 

TUCKER, Laurence Sinclair (Larry) Major CD, Paratrooper, CStJ, overseas 1940-45, member of RCMI and Branch 133 Royal Canadian Legion. 8 April 1919 - 10 June 2008 - At the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Ontario, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Beppie) Tucker (nee Meyer) after 62 years of marriage. Brother- in-law of Irene Tucker, uncle of Wayne Tucker (Mary), David Tucker (Marie), Brenda Watts (Alan) all of Orleans, Ontario, Larry Nesbitt and Vicky Nesbitt of Ottawa, Carolyn Hanna (Gord) of Calgary, Mark Meyer (Susan) of Ottawa, Laura Bentley (Owen) of Victoria, B.C., and Gwynn Cochrane (Paul) of Toronto. Service to be held at St. Peter's Church, corner of King and College Streets, Cobourg at 2:00 p.m. Monday 16 June 2008. Visitation one hour prior to service to be held in the Hutton Room at St. Peter's Church. If so desired, donations in Larry's memory might be made to the local chapter of the St. John Ambulance, the Salvation Army, the Northumberland Humane Society, or the charity of your choice. Condolences received at www.MacCoubrey.com.

 

LaRose, David

1921 - 2008

 

LaROSE, David Henry (Major Ret'd) May 12, 1921 - May 5, 2008 The family of Dave LaRose is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a husband and father, age 87. Left to cherish his spirit and wonderful memories are his loving wife of 63 years Marguerite, his children Monique (John) Barr, Marc (Betty) LaRose, Gisele (Peter) Bertrand, Normand (Colette) LaRose, grandchildren Jason, David, Danielle, Renee and sister Laura Quaitance of Hawaii. Dad's life was defined by his devoted service to his Family and Country. He grew up in Edmonton attending Grandin School, College Jesuit and the U of A. At a young age he had a love of sport, playing hockey for the '41 Edmonton Athletic Club. The war interrupted his studies and sport. In 1942, he patriotically enlisted as a Private in the Army. He was promoted Second Lieutenant and served in Italy with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. During the Italian campaign he was twice wounded and received military recognition for his courage. He transferred to the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada to liberate Holland remaining in Europe until 1946. Major David LaRose served in: Viet Nam 1955-56; the Congo Africa 1961-62; and in Germany 1963-66 He retired in 1969 to be Chief Administrative Officer for DND Schools. He volunteered with Church and Community. A Celebration of his life will be heldat 2:00 p.m., Friday May 9th at St. Joachim's Catholic Church, 9924-110 Street, Father Mike McCaffery presiding. In lieu of Flowers donations to the Alzheimer's Society are appreciated.

Swords, Martin
1921 - 2008
SWORDS, Martin J. "Marty / Harry" 1921 - 2008 Born in Templemore Tipperary, Ireland died Tuesday April 22, 2008. Devoted husband of Vivian (Bell) for 64 years. Beloved father of Larry (Sue), Lynn (Wayne), Debbie, Pamela (John), Marty (Ruth) and John (Debbie). Grandfather of nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Jay. Loving brother of Maurice (Veronica) and the late Betty and Theresa. Marty will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Marty's work life was with the R.C.O.C. and University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine - stores. He was known for his love of sports coaching and playing. Marty lived his life with humour and honour always a gentleman (except on the way to the penalty box). We would like to offer our heartfelt gratitude to caregivers Kidist Gemchu and Tino Flores for their devotion, as well as the compassionate staff of Extendicare Starwood, they all went beyond the call of duty. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday to St. Elizabeth's Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the Family Support Group at Starwood Extendicare               or Alzheimer Society appreciated.

 

 

Smith, Douglas

1916 - 2008

 

SMITH, Douglas C., Capt. Ret. CD Born Winnipeg, Manitoba Oct. 4, 1916 Died Nanaimo, B.C. April 27, 2008. Survived by his loving wife Gloria, sons Douglas (Colleen) and Ian (Tina), grandsons Scott, Graham and Michael. Predeceased by son James in 2002. The RQ" will be fondly remembered by many others whom he touched throughout his life and military career. Once A Patricia" No service or flowers by request.

 

 

Note: Doug was a long term Patricia, post WW II he joined the Patricia's and was with the Regiment in Currie Barracks in 1946. He was RQMS with 1 PPCLI in Korea and later transferred to the RCOC where he was later commissioned.

 

Wightman, Ralph Carman

1948 - 2008


AMHERST - Ralph Carman Wightman age 59, of Amherst passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre in Upper Nappan, N.S.
Born in Windsor, N.S., on July 18, 1948 he was a son of Ralph Frederick Wells and Muriel Eileen (Irvin) Wightman.
Ralph joined the Canadian Army Apprentice Training Program at 16 and served as a supply technician for 28 years. His career saw him posted to Montreal, CFB Gagetown twice, CFB Chatham, HMCS Iroquois, Cyprus, Montreal Olympics, HMCS Margaree twice, CFB Halifax, National Defense Ottawa and Lahr Germany. He also worked for the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics.
He is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #10, Amherst, presently serving as secretary, also a member of Acacia #8 Masonic Lodge since 1976. Ralph is a member of the Cumberland Shrine Club, serving three years as President, and Past President of the Masonic Society.
In his younger years, Ralph played darts competitively and his crowning achievement was beating World Champion John Lowe in 1978.
He was also a swim judge for Veronica and Roland’s competitive swim team in Germany.
Moving to Amherst in 1993, Ralph devoted his spare time to the Royal Canadian Legion, Shriners, and the Masons where he served as Master for the 175 year of Acacia 8 in the year 2000. He also worked as a Real Estate Agent and more recently at the Amherst Cemetery.
The breakfasts, dinners and the bar at the Masonic Hall were his specialty.
The cottage in Tidnish was Ralph’s summer love and he so enjoyed having family and friends with him.
His pride and joy were his children, their spouses and his grandchildren whom he adored, he delighted in the stories of their antics.
Ralph is survived by his wife and loving companion of 40 years, the former Lois Ethel Curtis, daughter, Veronica (Bill) Gibson of Oromocto, NB and son, Roland (Debbie) of Trenton, ON, grandchildren Dani, Jordan, Brittany, Mickayla, Jacob and Matthew. Also surviving are sisters Ruth (Fred) Gamble of Collingwood, Jane (Jack) MacDonald of Kentville and brothers Peter (Laura) of Falmouth, NS and David (Dale) of Amherst, father in law Cecil Curtis of Miramichi, NB, sisters in law Thea (Wayne) McEvoy, Sylvia Curtis and Jeanette Curtis, brothers in law David (Phyllis) Curtis and Brian (Dale) Curtis all of Miramichi, and several nieces, nephews and his dog, Ben.
His remains are resting in Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906) with visiting on Monday, March 17, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #10 holding their service at 7 p.m.
Acacia Lodge #8 Masonic service and funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst with Rev. Patti Blundell, Rev. Susan Estabrooks, Rev. Ruth Gamble and Capt. Jamie Hillier officiating.
Family flowers only.
Donations in Ralph’s memory may be made to the Cumberland Shriners, the Acacia #8 Memorial Fund or charity of your choice.
www.campbells-amherst.ca 

 



Swallow, Roy
1919-2008
SWALLOW, Roy (Retired Captain RCOC) Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at the Elisabeth Bruyere Palliative Care Centre on April 12, 2008. Survived by his loving partner Betty, children Ron (Barb), David (Louise), Sharron (Rick) and step-children Joanne, Michael (Jeane), grandchildren Michael, Stephen (Trista), Chris (Jennifer), Jennifer, Carissa, Jessica, Brendan, Candice (Ryan), Hannah and great-grandchildren Carol-Anne, Joshua, Drew, Evan, Chelsey and Abby. Dear brother of Bruce (Betty) and Ken (Joan). Predeceased by his wife Agnes, daughter-in-law Carol, grandson Arlen and brother Gord (Dottie). Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 3000 Woodroffe Avenue (Barrhaven) Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and celebration of Roy's life will be held on his 89th birthday Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in the Chapel at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Elisabeth Bruyere Palliative Care Centre or the CIBC (branch # 00986) Run for the Cure or a Charity of Choice appreciated.

 

Elder, Elmer (Dick)

1926-2008

ELDER, Elmer Clare - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elmer (Dick) Elder at Barrie's Royal Victoria Hospital on Friday April 11, 2008 in his 82nd year. Beloved husband of Mildred, loving father of Robert (Rick) and wife Ann of London and Fred and wife Kathy of Midland. Predeceased by son Gordon and daughter- in-law Sharon. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Thomas, Daniel and Rebecca and great grand daughter Arianna. Arrangements entrusted to STECKLEY- GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 30 Worsley Street, Barrie. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Victoria Hospital Regional Cancer Care Centre would be appreciated. No funeral or visitation at the request of the deceased. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.steckleygooderham.com 11048163

 

 

 

 


Duhault, Louis
1930 - 2008
DUHAULT _ Louis G. Jacques Duhault Major (Retired) June 30, 1930 - March 3, 2008 Louis Duhault, beloved husband of Dolores, passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre on March 3, 2008 at the age of 77 years. Family was always important to Dad/Grandpa, especially in his post retirement years, where he really appreciated the love of his children and grandchildren and the unconditional and devotional love of his wife of fifty-six years, Dolores E. Duhault (nee Mitchell). He is survived by his five children: Kevin Duhault, John Duhault (Patti), Adrian Duhault (Lynne), Peter Duhault (Linda), and Alicia Duhault (Jeff) and his nine grandchildren: Aaron, Terra, Kaela, Alex, and Kiidra, Lacey, Chandler and Tiffany, and Navarre. Louis was born in Quebec City, the youngest son of the late Col. and Madame J.R.J. Duhault, OBE, and is survived by his brothers Maurice Duhault (Therese) of St. Bruno and Paul Duhault (Dorothy) of Toronto, and his sister Francoise Kenyon of Montreal and his sister-in-law, Mary Bergeron (Merlin) of Calgary. He is predeceased by his sister Madeliene McInerney of London. Louis had a distinguished thirty-five-year career as a Canadian Military officer serving his country throughout Canada and Europe. Loyalty and respect were two key values he impressed and expected from his men and his family. He will always be remembered for his energy on the dance floor, his strong bass voice, his quick sense of humour, and his unwavering devotion to his Lord and God. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34 Street S.W.) on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 - 34 Street S.W.) on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Bob Dielissen, Presider. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through www.commemorativeservices.ca . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Last Post Fund (Suite 1130, Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4C3) or the Parkinson's Society of Southern Alberta (102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6). Arrangements in care of COMMEMORATIVE SERVICES FUNERAL DIRECTORS. Telephone: 265-1199. Calgary Family Owned and Operated www.commemorativeservices.ca

 

 


Sheldrick, O. B. (Boyd)
1920-2008

SHELDRICK, Lt. Col. (Ret'd) O.B. (Boyd) WWII Veteran Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps and Department of National Defense February 9, 1920 - February 29, 2008 Passed away peacefully at the Madonna residence on February 29, 2008 at the age of 88. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 61 years Bernice (Lapierre). Loving father of Randall (Linda), Diane (Randy) Wilson, and Catherine (Paul) Lapointe. Pround Grandpa to Melissa, Jordan, Michelle, Mallory, Julia, Zachary and Austin. Predeceased by his sister Beryl (the late Bert) Yates. He is survived by his brother Claude (Jean) and many nieces and nephews. His greatest love was his love for this family. A special thanks is extended to the caring staff at the Madonna (Cedar Grove) residence. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Friends and family may call at the Garden Chapel, Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, on Wednesday March 5, 2008 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Private interment at Pinecrest Cemetery. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

 

Wood, Geoffrey
1915-2008
 
WOOD, Geoffrey Faulkner Captain (Ret'd) On January 05, 2008, we lost our dear father. He was 15 days short of celebrating his 93rd birthday. A kind, gentle man, with a brilliant mind; he brought something positive to all he touched. We are comforted in knowing he has now joined his loving wife Beatrice and eldest son Geoffrey, whom he had dearly missed after their passing. Beloved son of the late Olive Gray Faulkner and Thomas Lister Wood. Dear brother of Fred (Alice), Nora Carpenter and the late Olive Stevens, Edith Wood, Dave and Jack Wood. Dad leaves behind his sons Douglas (Pat) of Maple Ridge B.C., Michael (Elsie) of Havelock QC, daughters Barbara (Tony) of Stittsville, and Judy (John) of Kanata ON. Loving Grandpa to Kim, Brian (Beverly), Eric (Sonia), Cathy (Jeff), David, Robert (Rhea), Laura (Joseph), and proud Great-Grandpa to Sarah, Jessica, Antonina, Ariana, Madison, Jenna and Emma. Uncle to nieces and nephews from both B.C. and Ontario. Dad's quest for knowledge never ended and he freely shared it with all of us. In the words of his life-long friend Major (ret'd) Bill Winter, he was always a good soldier, loved his Corps (RCOC), and was the consummate gentleman. For us, we will always remember a loving father who cherished his family. Friends may visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street on Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.

 

 

Moffatt, James Reginald Robb

1931-2007

A full life, well-lived
Jim started his journey on July 7th, 1931, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Parents Reg and Vi with sisters Phyllis Craib and Wilma Patrick moved to Vancouver when Jim was five. He joined the Canadian Army as a tall, handsome, charismatic, and athletic 17 year old who ran track, played football and basketball, and boxed. After basic training in Montreal and time in Whitehorse he was transferred back to Vancouver. It was there that he met his future wife of 55 years, Mae McVicar, at a ski outing of Y Trails on Seymour Mountain.
He was posted to Germany but was able to arrange a transfer to England so that he could marry Mae on May 17, 1952. They explored Europe by car with friends. Their son Robb Moffatt was born in England in 1953. Jim piloted sailplanes and pole vaulted in his spare time.
The family settled in North Vancouver in 1955 and a daughter, Denyse Holme (Steve), was born in 1956, and a son, Don B.Sc., in 1963. Jim was an active baseball player on the Army team and would fish whenever he could. He coached minor baseball and football. He was an active member of Scouting in North Vancouver, serving as Akala for both Cubs and Scouts. He also served on the Scouting District Council in North Vancouver.
The Army transfered Jim to Ottawa in 1965 where Jim volunteered as Deputy Commissioner of Scouting Canada. He was very proud of son Robb becoming a Queen's Scout. Jim had the honour of leading the Ottawa troop to the World Jamboree in 1967 at Boise, Idaho.
The family moved to Nanaimo in 1968 after he retired as a Warrant Officer with twenty years of service, where Jim joined his father in the insurance business as promised to his mother. He was successful and prided himself on doing what was right for his clients. He umpired minor baseball but saw a need to get involved in providing more recreation for the young people of Nanaimo. He ran for regional district board member in 1974 and was then elected as an alderman in the first council of the amalgamated city in 1975. He was elected to city council three more times. He worked hard to have the Beban Park Recreational Centre and a new police station built.  He greeted Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Princess Diana, and Prince Charles as a representative of the city and was a member of a delegation to Japan. The trip to Japan was an experience that thrilled him and which he spoke of for the rest of his life.
Jim held memberships with Toastmasters, Kiwanis, ACT, the Legion, Whitecap Fishing Club, Probus, the Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Board, and Rotary, and volunteered in innumerable other ways.
From 1977 to 1990 he served on Nanaimo streets as an Auxiliary member of the RCMP, a fulfillment of one of his dreams. He worked to improve the training of reserve members in the province, and won many shooting contests.
His family was deeply important to him and he was blessed with three grandchildren: Andrea Moffatt B.A. B.Ed. in 1983, James Moffatt in 1985, and Adam Holme in 1995. He loved all children and amused them whenever an opportunity arose. His children and grandchildren remember how he would frequently play with them, often to the point of exhausting himself. He taught them to ski, golf, fish and shoot pool, and took the family on camping trips. He loved nature and sharing the outdoor lifestyle of the Island. Jim and Mae enjoyed many wonderful trips together, some with their children but many just as a couple.
Jim was a skilled golfer but his recreation of choice was fishing. He started as a child on family trips to Campbell River, then Vancouver and Nanaimo waters, and later the Bamfield area where he shared a float cabin with friends. His fondest memories were his many trips to the Queen Charlottes, solo and with his sister Wilma and son Don. He remained close to his beloved sisters in later life and loved his nieces, Judy and Lorraine, and nephews Gary, Ian, Kevin, Mike, Shawn, and Jay.
Jim deeply valued his friends and often spoke fondly of them to his family. The passing of many of them in later years was very hard on him. His surviving family and friends will miss his sense of humour and lighthearted attitude most of all. He never lost his boyish quality. The family remembers that holiday dinners were always full of side-splitting laughter. His attitude towards life was that you should act with integrity and contribute but take time to have fun now, because you never know when the end will come. After a belly laugh from his hospital bed courtesy of his friend Dominic he commented "You gotta have fun".
Jim was afflicted with failing health in the last eleven years of his life, first with arythmia, then Alzheimer's and finally prostate cancer. He fought each illness valiantly and squeezed what he could out of life. His son Don recalls him playfully taking a dangerous shortcut that ended his skiing career with a spectacular wipeout and remarked at the time "You're 70 going on 17". Jim refused to be old.
The light and love of his life was his wife, Mae, who visited him every day in the hospital from July 24th to his passing on December 14th. He often said to his children that he didn't know what he did to deserve her but figured it was "dumb luck". Her visits were the only thing that brought him contentment in his final months. He passed gently while holding her hand and looking into her eyes, while grandson James held the hands of both grandparents, and family friend Audrey looked on.
The family wishes to express their thanks to Drs. Babuin and Bradley, and especially to the nurses on the 4th and 5th floor, particularly Esther and Ruth for their work and compassion during his final hours. They also wish to thank those who heard of his illness and visited, and thank his friends for the many condolences already received.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th at the Bowen Park Complex, where we hope there will be as much laughter as tears. Jim wanted people to make donations to a charity of their choice in lieu of flowers.

 

Roberts, James

1927- 2007

ROBERTS _ James December 30, 1927 - December 5, 2007 James Roberts, beloved husband of Gwen for fifty-eight years, of Cochrane, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at the age of 79 years. James was born on December 30, 1927 in Montreal, Quebec and married Gwen on December 30, 1949. James joined the Canadian Army during WWII and served as a paratrooper with the airborne with postings in Shilo, MB and later in Montreal, PQ. Jim also spent a year as a member of the Queen's Own Guards in England. His last posting was in Calgary where he retired from the military in 1970 and began working with Mutual Life until 1988. He was also a member of the Masonic Temple and Al Azhar Shriners Mounted Patrol for over thirty years. James was very involved with the television and movie industry and appeared as an actor in numerous commercials and movies including Superman III, Little Big Man and The Lonesome Dove Series. He loved horses, sailing, skiing, golfing, and just to be outdoors enjoying nature. Besides his loving wife Gwen, James is survived by his children, Christopher (Brenda) of Calgary, Pamela (Darcy) Lapp of Priddis and Gregory (Linda) of Calgary; his grandchildren, Sara Lapp, Jeffrey Lapp, Alec (AJ) Roberts; and James' favourite horse Bar B. He is also survived by his sister, Lillian Fowle of Toronto, as well as many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of James' Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street) on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through http://www.mcinnisandholloway.com/ . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Shriner's Hospital For Children, 5225 - 101 Street N.W., Calgary AB T3L 1S4 (Telephone 403-239-0030). In living memory of James Roberts, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

 

ALLEN, Keith Arden
1939 - 2007

ALLEN, Keith Arden - 68, Berwick/Advocate, passed away peacefully in his sleep in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, snuggled in his grandson Zadoc's fuzzy blanket, on Thursday, October 18, 2007. He had a courageous two year battle with cancer. Arden, as he was called by his family, was born in Advocate, and was a son of the late Curtis and Vera (Knowlton) Allen, and the beloved grandson of the late Pearl Knowlton. He is survived by his loving wifey of 43 years, the former Carol Bennett; sons, John Keith Russell, Aylesford; Adrian Curtis, Berwick; brother, David, Toronto; biological grandchildren, Amanda Griffin and Zadoc Allen; adopted grandchildren, Mateo, Dru, Justice, Jeffery, Emily, Baden, Kody, Ceilidh, and over 90 children from his day care, Orchards Away ; sister-in-law, Ruth Wilcox, Preston; brothers-in-law, Lawrence Morris, MurrayWyman, Willis and Robert Bennett, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be missed by his family, devoted staff, and especially his little Shih Tzu, Lisa. Arden was predeceased by his brother, Lloyd; sisters, Audrey and Louise; brother-in-law, Keith Donkin; extended family, Russell and Violet Bennett, Ross, James, Maril and Frances Griffin. Arden attended Advocate school, which he left at an early age to work at Reid's Mill and Cape d'Or Lighthouse. The army was his aim. He joined in 1957 and served his country both in Canada and Germany. Some postings included Gagetown, Aldershot, Petawawa, Halifax and Greenwood. After retiring from the CAF in 1977, he enlisted in the Militia and then became a commissionaire at Aldershot and Greenwood. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening. In 2000, Arden retired again to be a go-fer for the day care he owned. He loved children and was happy when surrounded by family. At Arden's request, there will be no funeral service. He will be cremated and he wanted his ashes buried with wifey when her time on earth is done. His wishes were for a big family memorial supper in God's Country , Fraserville, in the summer of 2008. Arrangements have been entrusted to Annapolis Valley Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (Exit 14), Coldbrook. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Valley Regional Hospital. On-line condolences may be made through: www.annapolisvalleyfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Rodney Davenport

1922 - 2007

 

DAVENPORT, Lieut. Colonel (Retd) Rodney F. KStJ, CD In hospital on Tuesday, October 16, 2007, aged 85 years. Survived by his beloved wife Aileen (Van Vliet). Loving father of Joanne, Lynn (Ian Greer), Geoff (Sharon Stapleton) and Shari (Michael Cerps). Papa to Greg, Shauna (Ian St. Pierre), Sarah (Warren Sonoda), Scott (Stef Watson), Andrew, Timothy, Stephanie (Enoch Wat), Jessica, Mallary, Jennifer, Nikolajs, Ieva, Skaidra and great-grandfather to Gabriella. Also survived by his sister Freda Donald of Dundee, Scotland. Predeceased by his parents, Geoffrey John and Isabella Lees Davenport, killed in the bombing of London, England in June 1944. Rod enlisted in the British Army in England in 1939 (1st Bn. The London Scottish) and was commissioned in the field to the Gordon Highlanders in 1942. He transferred to the Canadian Army in 1943 (48th Highlanders). Rod served in the Orkney Islands, Sicily, Korea and with the UN Truce Supervisory Organization in Palestine. He served as a Canadian exchange officer at the War Office, England 1961-63. Following retirement from the Army, Rod held various Government appointments before joining Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 1976. He was a passionate supporter of The Order of St. John of Jerusalem and St. John Ambulance and was Knighted in the Order in 2001. Rod will be remembered for his integrity, honour and wisdom, and in particular for his love and care of friends and family. Special thanks to Dr. Alikhan and the staff of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their compassion and care. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline Road), Nepean on Friday 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Road, Nepean on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Interment Highland Park Cemetery, Carp. Donations in memory of Rod may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Suite 100, 945 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

Terry O'Hara

1929 - 2007

 

Terry O’Hara passed away 23:15 hours, September 12, 2007 at St. Joseph’s Hospital ECU, Comox, BC after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born 08 May 1929 in Vancouver, BC. Terry is survived by his sister Patricia Murray (Jim) of Victoria; brother, Thomas (Nellie) of Chilliwack; brother, Fred of Vancouver; son, Michael (Sue) of Gibson, AB; daughter, Noreen of Comox, BC; son, Terrance (Linda) of Ottawa; three grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife Norah (Pearce) O’Hara (2003); father, James (1970); his mother Sarah Jane (1992); brother, Dennis (1999).
He joined the 13 Armed Regt DCOR (M) 1947 and the Lord Strathcona Horse Regt. (RC) in 1948. And transferred to RCOC. 1949 served in many Canadian postings and in Egypt and Europe. He served a number of years at 8 AOD RPSS Chilliwack.
A Memorial Service will be held 1300 hrs. Saturday 22 September 2007 at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

 

James MacKendrick

1924 - 2007

 

MacKENDRICK, James Harry Major (R'td) CD, QOR of C and RCOC 21 February, 1924 May 4, 2007 Fondly remembered by his wife of sixty years, Ruth, his daughter Mo (Morag) of Comox, son Harry and his wife Judy of Edmonton, grandson Callum and granddaughter Norah. Survived by sisters Janet M. Cook of Thornhill and Sara H. White of Morrisville, Vermont, brother Gordon of Don Mills and cousins in Cambridge (Galt). Member RUSI of Victoria, Saltire Society of Victoria, Vancouver Island Arms Collector Association, Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dancing Society and the Royal Heraldry Society of Canada. Following his World War II, Korean and Regular Army service he had an extensive career with the Government of the Northwest Territories in Fort Smith and Yellowknife. He had been living in Deep Cove, North Saanich since 1990. A celebration in his memory will be held Sunday, May 20th, 1:00 3:00 pm at the Canadian Scottish Officer's Mess, Bay St. Armoury, 715 Bay St., Victoria. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. 366509
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist on 5/8/2007.

 

Innes, Gregory

1940 - 2007


Mr. (Greg) Herbert Gregory Inness was called Home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 at the age of 67 years, after a long and courageous battle with MS. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Connie, to whom he was married for 48 years, two daughters, Lesley (Steve) Plant of Calgary, Alberta and Kerry Inness of Victoria, B.C., one grandson, Evan Plant; his brother, Keith (Eleanor) Inness of Cranbrook, B.C.; his sister-in-law, Sally Inness of Trail, B.C., one nephew and two nieces; Jesse, Kimberley and Sarah; his step-mother, Julia Inness of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; his step-brother, Arvid (Cindy) Kuhnle of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; his step-sister, Mary (Terry) Hahn of Carter’s Cove, Newfoundland; several step-nieces and step-nephews; Connie’s sisters, Sylvia (Stan) Mazur of Kelowna, B.C., their daughter, Trudy (Mitch) McDonald of Missouri, U.S.A. and their son, Jerry (Shelley) Mazur of Kelowna, B.C.; and Karen (Ray) Nagel of Calgary, Alberta and their son, Ryan Nagel of Edmonton, Alberta; Connie’s brother, Bill (Marie George) Callaghan and his son, Shane Callaghan of Vancouver, B.C. and many extended family members. Greg was predeceased by his parents, Gordon & Marion Inness, two brothers, Graeme and Don Inness and one step-sister, Tracy Kuhnle. Greg spent 25 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (RCOC) and after his retirement he joined Procor Sulphur Services, then two years later he became the Material Control Supervisor at Atco Gas in Calgary, Alberta where he worked until his retirement in 1990 due to illness. He was an avid golfer and a great sportsman for which he won many awards through the years. A Celebration Of Greg’s Life will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Saturday, April 7th, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Doug Barker officiating. Cremation will follow. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Greg to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Canada. Okanagan Chapter, #105-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1.

Special heartfelt thanks to all our friends for their thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time in our lives. We also would like to thank
Dr. Charlton and the incredible nursing staff at Polson Multi-Level Unit for the wonderful, compassionate care they gave to Greg. Your love and concern will never be forgotten.

Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187)

 

SLAUNWHITE, John Thomas

1924 - 2007


SLAUNWHITE October 27, 1924 - April 2, 2007 John Thomas died peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital. A resident of Parkview Meadows, Townsend. Husband of the late Dorothy (Walsh) Slaunwhite (2006). Dear Father of William of Burlington, Donald and Janice of Burlington, Gary and Denise of Calgary, the late Joan (2006), John (1995) and Daughter-in-law Gloria (1999). Also survived by son-in-law Terry Rennie of London, Ontario. Loving grandfather of 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  John was born in Halifax in 1924 to Kathleen (Ryan) (1997) and William (1974) Slaunwhite. Loving brother to Gerald  (1989), Mildred (1968), Donald (2003), Helen, Mary, William, Kathleen, Kenneth (1943), Francis (1942), Marion, Theresa, Richard and David. John served in the Canadian military (Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp) from June 1944 until November 1968. He was a member of the Canadian army throughout their campaign in The Netherlands helping to free the Dutch from the German occupation and also was a part of the military occupation force in Germany at war's end. He was also a member of the  United Nations forces that were forced to leave the Gaza strip just prior to the conflict of 1967. After completing his military service John went to work for the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario where he developed another set of life long friends many of which shared his love for the game of golf. A sport lover his sporting accomplishments were eclipsed the day he managed to pull off golf's greatest feat, a hole in one and the trophy sits on his bookshelf to this day.  Although short of stature John was a force to be reckoned with whenever he umpired a baseball game and his strike calls were something to behold and legendary.  John was very proud to have served in the military during WWII and was pleased to participate in the celebrations in the Netherlands in 1995, 2000 and 2005.  The gratitude that the Dutch displayed for the sacrifice of a generation of young Canadians left John overwhelmed and full of pride in his service. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am On Monday April 9th at St Justin's, 855 Jalna Blvd, London, Ontario, followed by a reception at The Lamp Lighter Inn. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kidney Foundation, Salvation Army or the War Amps would be appreciated.  Friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.cooperfuneralhome.ca

 

Morrice, Thomas B. 

1938-2007

 

 

MORRICE, Major Thomas B. CDII, Ret'd; MSM and Life member of RCL Br 632; Knight of Malta and a Mason Died at home after a very brief battle with cancer, age 69. Tom youngest son of William and Hilda Morrice of Stratford, Ont. He is survived by his wife Nancy, Daughter Kelly (Richard Boivin) sons, Peter (Linda Brant) and Thomas (Karen LaDelpha); His sister Ruth Hartleib, grandchildren Adam, Christopher, Jessica, Timothy, Katherine, Thomas and Jonathan, many nieces and nephews. Tom made many friends during his 32 years in the Armed Forces and 20 years in private business. Additionally Tom worked very hard for the community and legion. He was a central figure in the creation of the cenotaph located on legion property at 800 Taylor Creek Road, Orleans. On Saturday Feb 24, 2007 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm we invite all of Tom's friends to join us at Br 632 at the above address. A Legion Tribute followed by fellowship and light lunch. The Morrices wish to thank Drs Briere and Willis of Montfort; Dr Moolman of Palliative Care and RN Carol Yarnell of Para-Med for their support and compassion. In Tom's Memory, donations to a charity of personal choice.

 

Hudson, John 

1927 - 2007

 

 

HUDSON, John Peacefully at home on Friday, February 16, 2007, age 80 years. Beloved husband of Roberta Shanks. Loving father of Brian (Audrey), Ross (Kathleen) and Maureen (Nigel). Cherished grandpa of Liz, Patrick, Mary, Keith and Teresa. Dear brother of Kay Reid and Joan Leavitt. Predeceased by sisters Allison, Florence, Margaret, Ruth and by a brother Ben. Born in Kapuskasing, Ontario, John joined the Canadian Technical Training Corps, the boy soldiers, in 1944. Following the war, he became a member of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. In retirement, he helped organize and participated in reunions for both organizations and volunteered his services at the Canadian War Museum. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd (between Baseline Rd. and Bayshore Dr.) Nepean (613-722-6559) on Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Road, Nepean on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, a memorial donation to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

 

Burch, Ivan Daniel

1924-2007

 

 

IVAN DANIEL BURCH Passed away on January 31. Born June 26, 1924 in Victoria, B.C., son of Archibald and Mamie Burch. He is missed by Michele (Lavergne) his loving wife of 51 years, his children Danielle (Spambanato) and Pierre, his son-in-law Peter and grandson Derek. Ivan served in the Canadian Army overseas, was captured in mid-Feb. 1945 and remained a POW until April 16. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at UBC in 1948. He rejoined the Regular Force as an officer in the RCOC, retiring in 1973 with the rank of Major. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. John the Baptist in Pointe-Claire followed by internment at the National Field of Honour. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ivan's name may be made to: The RCOC Museum, 6560 Hochelaga St., PO Box 4000, Station K, Mtl, PQ, H1N 3R9.
Published in the Montreal Gazette on 2/3/2007.

 

J. B. O'Rourke

1930-2006

 

O'ROURKE, J.B. "Barney" CD R.C.O.C. Major (retired) U.N. Peacekeeper, Knight of Columbus, Toymaker Sunday, October 8, 2006 with his family by his side, in his 77th year. He was known for his service to his country and as a toymaker (Barney Built Wood Toys). He will be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years Yvette, his children Carol O'Rourke - Elliott (Bob), Susan O'Rourke, of Vancouver and Michael (MaryLou) and Barney's grandchildren Katie, Sean and Sarah Rose. Survived by his sisters Elizabeth Ann (Gerald Mosley-Williams), Eunice, brother Dennis (Rolly) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, brothers Frank, Charles, Lawrence Patrick, James Ernest, and his sister Mary. Born in Biggar Sask., Barney joined the Canadian Army Reserves in 1945 and the regular force on his 18th birthday in 1947, serving both in Canada and overseas and as a U.N. Peacekeeper. His first retirement led to a career with the Public Service in Treasury Board and Immigration Canada. For over 30 years he pursued his passion for woodworking founding Barney Built and making a large variety of high quality wooden toys bringing joy to thousands of children. Thanks to his special nephew Dr. Gilles Bourdeau. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home 2313 Carling Avenue (west of Carlingwood) Wednesday, October 11, 2006 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday to St. Maurice's Church, 4 Perry Street, for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Society, Canadian Cancer Society or the Arthritis Society will be appreciated.

Emberley, Dennis Walter

1925-2006


EMBERLEY,  Dennis Walter, North Vancouver - born Dieter Werner Eger died July 15, 2006 after a short illness. Born November 11, 1925, in Frankfurt, Germany, Dennis Emberley served with the British and Canadian Army, and was honoured with awards including the Member of the British Empire and the Officer of the Order of Military Merit. His career included NATO duties in Egypt and Germany where he served with great distinction. Dennis was a committed husband and father, a deep religious believer, and a defender of conservative principles. He enjoyed a liberality of spirit, which made him much cherished. Surviving are his wife Ursula Emberley, and his sons Peter Emberley of Ottawa and Philip Emberley and wife Caroline of Victoria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 21st at 2:30 pm at St. Stephen's Catholic Church on Mountain Highway in North Vancouver. If desired, donations for much needed research into Parkinson's Disease would be greatly appreciated. We recommend Dennis' spirit into the hands of the Lord, the shepherd who will lead him beside quiet waters and restore his soul.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on 7/20/2006.

 


Henderson, James Reginald

1916-2006

 

HENDERSON,  James Reginald James died at Chinook Care Centre on Friday, June 16, 2006, with his children beside him. James was predeceased by his wife Mary D. (nee Schooling) in 1992, and is survived by his three children, James P., Alan M. and Heather M. Hryhoriw and six grandchildren. Jim was born in Calgary on April 30, 1916. He served with The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. After World War II he was employed as a carpenter, teacher, principal and ran several successful businesses, including Georgia View Resort and L.P. Schooling Farms Ltd. He especially enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. Jim was a Christian and founding member of Campbell-Stone United Church. Funeral Services will be held at Oak Park Church of Christ, 11263 Oakfield Drive S.W., on Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m, Rev. Dr. Dyron Doughrity presiding. Arrangements in care of South Calgary Funeral Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alberta Bible College, 635 Northmount Drive N.W., Calgary, AB T2K 3J6. SOUTH CALGARY FUNERAL CENTRE & CREMATORIUM 12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary Telephone: 403-297-0711. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial


published in the Calgary Herald - 06/19/2006

Rafferty, Michael

 

RAFFERTY, Michael (Mike) Albert Lieutenant-Colonel, BA, CD, PLog) Suddenly on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the age of 58. Beloved husband of Leslie, and cherished father of Maggie. Much loved son of Bert and the late Margaret Rafferty of Winnipeg, and dear brother of Timothy and Patrick, also of Winnipeg. Dear son-in-law of Douglas and Margaret Littlewood, and brother-in-law to Jeffrey (Mary Jane) of Blenheim. Mike will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews as well as his dear friends. Mike had proudly served in the Canadian Forces for 34 years, in Gimli, Comox, 1 Service Battalion in Calgary, The Airborne Regiment in Petawawa, The Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics in Borden, Parachute Maintenance Depot in Edmonton, 2 Service Battalion in Petawawa, in EUCOM HQ in Stuttgart and he was still serving in Ottawa at the time of his death. Mike was particularly proud of having been the Chief Petty Officer of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell V.C. in Winnipeg, and Commanding Officer of both the Canadian Forces Parachute Maintenance Depot in Edmonton and of 28 Service Battalion in Ottawa. A long time coach of girls' soccer in Cumberland, many will remember fondly the times they spent on the field with "Coach Mike." Mike was a devoted family man, an exemplary officer and a true friend. He will be greatly missed. Friends may pay their respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd in Orleans, Thursday, May 11th, from 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will take place on Friday, May 12th at 1 p.m., at the Holland Armouries, 2100 Walkley Road, Ottawa. In remembrance, donations to the Ottawa chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. www.kellyfh.ca

published in the Ottawa Citizen 5/9/2006

 

FREDERICK G. WILKIN (WO2, Retired)

1921 - 2006

Passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife and family by his side on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006 at the age of 85 years. Fred Wilkin of Pembroke and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of Myrtle Wilkin (nee Spence).  Dearly loved father to Gail Cresswell (husband David), Pembroke; Brian Wilkin (wife Miko), Australia; Stephen Wilkin (wife Judith), Kuwait; and Linda Thomas (husband Mike), Ottawa.  Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Fred was born in Toronto on May 31, 1921.  He joined the military service in 1942 and served thirty years across Canada, Cyprus and Egypt.

 

 

 

 

1944 - 2005

Stephens, Harold Leonard

 

Mr. Harold L. Stephens, was taken from us all too soon by a vehicle accident near Millarville on November 28, 2005 at the age of 61 years. Left to mourn his passing is his wife Bev, children David and Susan, mother Eleanor, brother Gerald, sisters Cathy and Lillian, special friends Doreen and Willard as well as his grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many other family members and friends.

 


 Brown, Ken

1922 - 2005


BROWN, Ken Retired - RCOC Warrant Officer Peacefully on Sunday July 17, 2005 in hospital in his 83rd year. Husband of Mary Brown (nee Baird). Beloved father of Sandra Kirkpatrick (Hugh), Lynda Rodney (Bob) and Ken (Sandy). Loving grandfather of Don and Dave Rodney, Kevin (Tennille) and John (Carrie) Kirkpatrick and Kayla Brown and great-grandfather of Mei Li and Logan Kirkpatrick. Dear brother of Russ (Kay). Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd., Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Thursday from 10 am. to 12 noon. Funeral Service will follow in the chapel at 12 noon. In memory of Ken, donations to the Community Care Access Centre or to Harmer House would be appreciated. Special thanks to the staff of CCAC and the 4th floor of the Q.C.H. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com


Green, Gary 

1938 - 2005

 

GREEN, Garry Wray passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the age of 67. Beloved husband and companion of Shirley (nee Graham) for 44 wonderful years. Dear father of Geoffrey (Beth) of Brampton, Craig (Denise) of Edmonton, and Raymond (Hazel) Petawawa. Survived by brothers Ron (Marlene), and Lorne (Doreen). Proud grandfather of eight grandchildren. At Garry's request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at the Odd Fellows Lodge I.O.O.F. (39 Elgin St., Trenton) on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 1 p.m. If desired, donations to G.I.F.T. would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted in the care of Quinte Cremation & Burial Services Ltd. 381 Front St., Belleville (962-7900). - 7/18/2005 - ID6653577

 


KEVIN, Frank

1910 -2005

                                                                                                         

 

John Francis Kevin, known as uncle Frank to everyone, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2005 at the age of 94 years. Frank was born in Lethbridge, and received his schooling there. Frank later joined the Canadian Military and made this his lifelong career. He worked as a quartermaster in various places such as Europe, Manitoba, and Inuvik, NWT. After retiring, he made Calgary his home close to loving relatives. He will be sadly missed by his family. Funeral Services will be held at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME, 1708 - 16 Avenue N.W., (across from the North Hill Shopping Centre) on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in the "Field of Honour" at Queen's Park Cemetery.

                                                                           HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES

                                                                 "Heritage Funeral Home" Telephone: 403-299-0100

 

Weaver, Don

1946 - 2005

 

WEAVER, Donald Nelson Chief Warrant Officer Retired (Logistic) At home on Friday January 21, 2005 at the age of 58 years. Mr. Weaver had 35 years of career in the army. He went on many UN tours. He was very dedicated to his career and family. Donald was the son of the late Edward Alfred Weaver and the late Pearl Agnes Stanley. Loving husband of Constance Mathe (Connie). He will be sadly missed by his step sons Lucien Duhaime (JoAnn), Sylvain Duhaime (Christy); his grandchildren Hailey, Sebastien and Stephanie. He will also be missed by his brothers William David Weaver and Richard Allen Weaver (Darlene) and also his cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and friends. Memorial service will be held on Monday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Rd., Ottawa (241-3680). For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. For messages of condolences by email at r-r-g@telus.net We all loved him, may he rest in peace.

 


 

Sinclair, Vivian

1922 - 2005

SINCLAIR _ Elsie Vivian Alvilda (nee Medd). Vivian was born June 1, 1922 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, died August 21, 2005. The youngest child of George and Emille Medd. Moved to Calgary Alberta for her elementary schooling and then on to Vancouver where she completed the remainder of her schooling. In April 1940 she enlisted in RCOC and worked mostly in Esquimalt preparing supplies to be shipped overseas. In 1944 she married Nellis Arthur Sinclair and moved around Vancouver until they settled in the North Delta, B.C. area where she became a pioneer in petitioning for the building of Surrey Memorial Hospital, North Delta Senoir Secondary School, Royal Heights United Church and many many more. She was also active in the local politics and ran for School trustee. She helped supplement the family wages by working for the Ladner Optimist for 1 penny per word. For this she walked all over North Delta looking for news and meeting the neighbours. She was instrumental in starting the CGIT and Explorers in the area and also became well known in International Order of Jobs Daughters Bethel #37 and followed the bethel's activities for as long as she was able to drive. The number of girls she met and chaperoned are far too numerous to mention. In the 1960's she started to sell her wares at the New Westminster Public Market every Friday and Saturday morning for over 20 years. She was well known to many people there and shipped her product around the world. During her latter years she was able to realize one of her great desires and that was to travel to Europe and meet her relatives in Norway, she was fortunate enough to visit with them many times and get to know them. She also joined the Legion branch #182 in Victoria for the RCOC and really enjoyed reconnecting with the people of her youth. She took on the job of sending birthday greetings to the Legion members and she would spend many happy hours writing little notes in each card and ensuring that all members felt that someone took the time to care. She will be missed most definitely by her children Mark, Gae and David (her eldest daughter Gail predeceased her) and by her grandchildren Chad, Jerrod, Dallas, Courtenay and Natasha (predeceased on 911); her daughter-in-law Lucie and Teresa, her sister Dorothy and niece Georgina in Calgary and many many more friends and family in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; her Aunt Mildred and cousins here in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. At her request there will be no service and in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

James Flynn

1930 - 2005

 

FLYNN, James Maurice Retired Lt. Colonel James Maurice Flynn CD, "Moe" to his former colleagues and friends, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2005 at the age of 74. Dearly loved husband of Elayne. Son of the late Anna and Frank Flynn all of Charlottetown, PEI. Loving father for our family, Michael (Elaine and daughter Emily-Anne), James (Karen) and Susan (Andrew Buzza). His grandchildren, Jordyn, Samantha, Tara and Trevor will fondly remember their Poppa. Predeceased by his older brother Thomas (Doris) and Michael's first wife Dorothy. Maurice has received support and love from Ruth and Joe Field of Charlottetown, PEI and Fredda Gerard of Burlington, Ont., and is also survived by many nieces and nephews living from coast to coast. Graduating from St. Dustan's University (UPEI), class of 1954, and he joined the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps where he had a full and challenging 33 years of service. His career led to our family living overseas three times cumulating to his last overseas posting as CO of the 73rd Service Batalion for UN Peacekeeping in Egypt. Viewing will be at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa, on Thursday, October 13 between 2 and 4 and 7 and 9 p.m. Catholic Mass will be held Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Church, 685 Walkley Road. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Thank you to the ICU and AMA staff of the Civic for their dedication and nurturing care of our father during his final battle.

 


Scott, Earl

1927-2005

 

SCOTT, Earl Donald (Scotty) On Saturday, October 29, 2005 Mr. Earl Donald Scott (Scotty) passed away suddenly at the age of 78 years. Earl serviced in the Canadian Military as a Chief Warrant Officer for 34 years and part of his duty was served in Cyprus and Europe as a peacekeeper. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 24 years, Edna; four children, Brian (Val) Scott, Curtis Scott, Debra (Gene) Patrie, Tim Carr; five grandchildren, Erin, Kyle, Richard, Michelle, Jason; brother, Austin (Barb) Scott. A memorial service will be held at a future date and cremation has taken place. In memory of Earl donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1010, 101117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1W8. Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium 440-2999 .

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