Thursday, August 15, 2019

Obituary notice for Club Member John Poulos LM863

John Donald Poulos
August 17, 1939 - August 7, 2019
Poulos, John Donald
The passing of John Donald Poulos, husband of the late Lenora
 (Campbell) Poulos, occurred on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at
 the Dr. Everett ChalmersRegional Hospital. Born on August 17, 1939
 in Saint John, NB he was theson of the late John and Jenny
 (Winchester) Poulos. John joined the Army atthe age of 16 as
 a boy soldier and was a member of the Signal Corps. Following
 his service he joined the family business and caught the
 entrepreneurial bug, eventually opening several restaurants of
 his own. Hewas a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #93
, and a former member of Search and Rescue. John also taught
 firearm and hunter safety. A beloved father, brother and uncle,
 John enjoyed time spent with family andcruising in his convertible.
 He liked to play darts and cribbage he alsoenjoyed classical music.
John is survived by his sons, Peter  Poulos (Jennifer) and Stephen
 Poulos   (Cheryl); sister, Helena "Sister" Case; several nieces
and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, John was
 predeceased by his sister, Joan Poulos, and brothers, Arthur
and William "Sonny" Poulos.

Visitation will take place on Sunday August 11, 2019 from 2 to 4
 and 7 to 9 pm at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Dr.
 Fredericton, NB. There will be a Legion Tribute Service by
 Legion Branch #93 on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm
 at York Funeral Home. A Private Graveside Service will take
 place at Erb's Cove Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
remembrance may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion
 Branch #93 ( or the Canadian Cancer Society
( Personal Condolences may be offered

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Notice of passing Larry Ferguson-Former Apprentice

Larry Ferguson 

2July 1946-27 Jul 2019

News received from Ross Campbell,  that Larry Ferguson, former Apprentice passed away on 27 Jul 2019 in Germany. Larry had been attached on posting to 1SSM Bty in Germany, married a local girl and stayed in Germany on release.   Ross is pretty sure that Larry was the last Canadian Soldier in Deilinghofen where he was posted to Fort Prince of Wales. Many of the former RCA members of 1 SSM Bty remember Larry, he was always a good source of information and what was going on. He will be sorely missed.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

C&E Branch Home Station Golf Tournament Kingston 16 August 2019




$300.00   Foursome w\cart- Four players. 2 carts. BBQ Lunch
$150.00   Twosome w\cart- Two players, 1 cart, BBQ Lunch
$260.00   Foursome  no cart- Four players,  BBQ Lunch
$130.00   Twosome  no cart- Two players, BBQ Lunch
$65.00     Single player-        One player, BBQ Lunch

Go to following link for further details:

Obituary notice for club member Fred Hulme LM837

Fred Hulme

May 25, 1938 – July 14, 2019

Our hero has gone to join his angel – July 14, 2019

Born May 25, 1938 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Fred was the son of the late Edmund and Gladys Hulme (nee Rossiter). Fred was predeceased by his loving and loyal wife of 56 years, Heather Hulme (nee Moyse). He will be greatly missed by his five daughters, Lori Hulme, Sheri Leadston (Jeff), Tracey Naysmith (John), Tammy Hulme and Chantelle Bennett (Jim), as well as his thirteen Grandchildren; Christopher, Jordan (Jessica), Scott, Noah, Connor, Scott (Miranda), Madeline, Joshua, Ian, Heather, Alec, Shaun and Andrew and his five Great-Grandchildren Camden, Braxden, Lukas, Rohklin, and Willow. He is survived by his brothers, Joe McKinnon (Gayle), Kingston, Rick MacDonald (Karen), New Brunswick, John McKinnon (Maureen), Harold Kethro and Rob Gorham (Angie) all of Nova Scotia, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother John Fredricks. Fred joined the Canadian Military as a young man and served 31 years in the signal corps. Along the way Fred made many friends and established a very large Military Family. Fred retired in 1986 and went on to open his own business which afforded him the time to follow his creative passions. Fred designed and created many beautiful and original pieces of furniture for his family, which will allow his legacy to live on and be passed down to future generations. The family wishes to thank the staff at KGH – Kidd 9 for their wonderful care. Cremation has taken place at Cataraqui Cemetery. Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel of the James Reid Funeral Home on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Cataraqui Cemetery. Reception at James Reid Reception Centre, all welcome. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to UHKF (KGH – Oncology).


Friday, July 12, 2019

Obituary notice for club member Fred Arbuckle LM453

ARBUCKLE, CD (Ret’d), Corporal Frederick

Port Caledonia, Nova Scotia

It is with profound sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband and father, Frederick Arbuckle. He passed away peacefully on July 8, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital at the age of 94. 

Born August 25, 1924, he was a son of the late William Dickie and Nellie (Robertson) Arbuckle. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Frances (Hamilton) Arbuckle; sister, Betty Scott, Toronto; sister-in-law, Joan Arbuckle, Toronto. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Norman, Jock, William, James, George, Robertson, Stewart and sisters, Janet, Susan, Agnes and Mary.

He was a beloved father of daughter, Heather (Stuart) Young of Maple Ridge, BC; son, Randy (Gigi) Arbuckle, Dieppe, NB and daughter, Colleen Arbuckle (Allan MacPhee), Westmount, NS. A wonderful grandfather to Patrick McGee (Stephanie Hirn), Fernie, BC, Margaret McGee (Tyson Visser), Surrey, BC, Marcella Arbuckle (Craig MacKay), Musquodoboit, NS, Sarah Gilmet, Glace Bay, NS, Cameron Gilmet, Grande Cashe, Alberta, Gabrielle Devine, Westmount, NS.; great-grandfather to Sway Hirn, Riley McGee, Theo Visser, Isla Visser and Ethan Frederick Gilmet, and uncle to many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Freddie was employed for 10 years with the Dominion Coal Company (No. 24) until he joined the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals having served 25 years. His military career took him on many NATO and Peacekeeping missions, such as West Germany, Dec./’51 – Nov./’53; Korea, May/’54 – Nov./’54; Egypt, Oct./’57-Oct./’58; Belgium Congo, Mar./’62-Aug./’62;West Germany, Jan./’64-Feb./’64; UNFICyprus, Oct./’67-Apr./’68; West Germany, Jan./’72-July/’74 as well as coast to coast in Canada. On his retirement from the forces, he drove City Transit in Nanaimo, BC for two years, then drove the school bus with the Cape Breton District School Board for 12 years. 

Freddie was a member of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Association (Atlantic Division); a Charter member of the National Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping; a Charter member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping (Major General Lewis MacKenzie Branch); a member of the Signallers Club of Canada, and a 40-year member of Branch 5, Royal Canadian Legion, Donkin.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. A funeral service will take place Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. in St. Luke’s United Church, Donkin, with  Rev. Bob Biggar officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to  a charity of one’s choice. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Obituary notice for club member Douglas Frank Crookes LM667

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, Douglas Frank Crookes.
Doug will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Anne Marie, his wife of 42 years, their children, Eric (Paula) and Susan, and his sister Susan, as well as many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his father Alfred, mother Peggie, younger brother Stew, and father-in-law Eric Cormier.
Doug was born in Fort William, Ontario, on July 14, 1942. As his father was career military, they travelled a great deal through Canada and Europe. Doug joined the Army at 19, and spent 21 years in the Signal Corps. On his return to Canada in 1976, he was posted to Nanaimo, BC, where he met and married his sweetie pie Anne Marie. Their next posting was in Valcartier, PQ, where their kids, Eric and Susan were born. Doug's last posting was in Debert, NS where he retired as a sergeant. Eight months later he joined the RCMP as a civilian technician in Thompson, Manitoba. After 20 years the family moved to Winnipeg, where he retired.
Doug was always active with bowling, volleyball, softball, skiing and walking his dog. He loved family time, watching movies or playing board games. He was very involved with his kids' activities, including, scouts, bowling, skiing and St. John Ambulance.
He was a member of the ANAVETs (Army, Navy, Airforce Vets) for many years.
Doug and his family took many road trip vacations, where the trips were as much fun as the destinations. They visited most of the Canadian provinces and Northern United States, stopping along the way to see whatever caught their eyes. Summer trips to the East Coast were a time to relax with family and friends.
Doug is best known for his great sense of humour, sharp wit and kind heart. He was someone that people would immediately want to have as a friend as he was an intelligent, but very goofy guy who loved to have fun and make people laugh.
The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Pembina Place Personal Care Home for all their kindness and care while looking after Doug over the past couple of years.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Reception to follow. A private family interment will take place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, Diabetes Association or Alzheimer Association.
Family and friends may sign a book of
condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Obituary notice for Club Member Yvonne Hamon LM285

Yvonne Catheryne Hamon, Wireless Operator, WWII Veteran

19 Jun 19
It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Yvonne Hamon on Wednesday, 19 June 2019.
She was born in Pitlochry, Scotland Dec 31st 1921. The only daughter of Col Alexander and Grace Hamilton Grant. The family immigrated to Canada in 1924 residing in various locations in British Columbia.
When the Second World War broke out, Yvonne joined the RCAF as a member of the Womans’ Division serving overseas as a Wireless Operator with Bomber Command. In 1951 she married then Staff Sgt Herbert Hamon and they celebrated 41 years together with military postings from coast to coast finally settling in Kingston in 1964. She began working at Hotel Dieu Hospital and was spirited away to become the Secretary for the Dean of St Georges Cathedral. Here she met and cherished her many friends and acquaintances until her retirement in 1986.
She would not mind to be described as a “Stubborn old Scot” that contributed to her 97 wonderful years on this earth living in her own home, on her own terms to the end, just as she wanted. Were we all to be so deserving in life to accomplish the same. Anyone who visited with her will know of her stories and adventures during her long life.
Yvonne leaves behind her son Peter and his wife Donna of Halifax, Grandchildren Ryan, Eric (Tabitha), and Lindsay (Will) and her Great Grandchildren Shaylee, Sabrina and Jackson.
Visitation will take place at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd. Tuesday, June 25th from 5 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of James Reid Funeral Home, on Wednesday June 26th at 1:30 pm.
Inurnment will be a private family ceremony to be held in the Military section of Cataraqui Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband on 27 June 2019 at 1 pm.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in Yvonne’s memory to either the Diabetes Canada or the CNIB.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Yvonne Catheryne Hamon.