Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Obituary announcement for Norma Caird

CAIRD, Norma (nee Normand) - January 2, 1950 - December 23, 2018 Norma died peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Jeff Caird and Shannon Caird, her grandsons, Jacob Fulton, Joseph Evans, Tyler Danylchuk and Christopher Danylchuk. Also, her Normand family siblings, Marcel (Mary), Kay Johnston (Elwood), Sally, Raymond (Linda), Sharilyn (nee Hill) and Jo Ann (Bill). She was predeceased by her parents Rosario and Beatrice Normand and her brother Robert. Norma worked for many years as the secretary at CFB Kingston Vimy Officers Mess. She was an ace shuffle board player and a member of dart and horseshoe teams. She loved socializing and was a delightful person who was loved by all she met. She will be particularly missed by her many nieces and nephew, each of with whom she had a special bond. There will be no public visitation or memorial Service (as per Norma's wishes). Cremation will be followed by a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ontario Lung Association would be appreciated. (https://lungontario.ca/ you-can-help/make-a-difference)13318587 

Her celebration of life will be held April 13 2019 from 1400-1600hr at the Air Force Club in Kingston

Obituary announcement for club member Bill Collins LM717

COLLINS, Wilbur “Bill” Ronald - Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of a great man, Bill Collins, at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, January 25th 2019 in his 89th year. Bill spent his life as a proud military service man. He began his career in the Royal Canadian Regiment and went on to join the Signal Corps, retiring as a Sergeant in 1974. Bill went on to work in the retail industry with Sears Canada until his official retirement in the mid-1980s. One thing you always got from Bill was a hug and a smile and the occasional joke. Two of Bill’s favourite things were music and travel, but his number one passion was and always will be family. Beloved husband of 66 years to the late Berny Collins. Loving father of Lynn Garrison (the late Dennis) and Bill Collins (Kathy). Proud grandpa of Gina (Steve), Andrew (Jen), Katie, Michelle (Michelle) and Patrick (Rachel). Survived by step siblings Wilma and Geordy. Predeceased by 7 siblings and one step sibling. Bill will be missed by many others; family, friends, neighbours; he touched so many lives. Visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - TOWNSHIP CHAPEL , 435 Davis Drive (Taylor-Kidd Blvd. at Centennial Dr.) on Wednesday, January 30th from 2- 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Thursday, January 31st at 11 a.m. Interment Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Glenburnie. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Glenburnie United Church, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, or Almost Home would be appreciated by the family. Sharing Memories online guestbook available at www.gftompkinstownship.ca.13323483

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Obituary announcement for old comrade Daniel Dillman

DILLMAN, Daniel Carson - It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Daniel Dillman on January 4, 2019 from Alzheimer's surrounded by his family at Providence Care Hospital. Born December 16 in 1946 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, predeceased by his parents Shirley (Boutlier) and John Dillman and brother Joseph. Married in Lahr Germany, a loving husband of 43 years to Elisabeth (Weinacker), treasured by his children Katharina (Tom) and David (Steven). Proud uncle to Lisa Marie and Jason Alexander. Caring brother in law, cousin, godfather to his large extended family and friends in Canada and Germany. Danny will always be known for his contagious smile, whistle, sense of humour and giving nature. In 1963 he joined the military and served In the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (RCCS) for 34 yrs. Dan loved the outdoors, his family and entertaining through jokes, funny antics, singing and his guitar and harmonica. Dan has been cremated and buried at the Cataraqui Cemetery in the military section under the shade of a beautiful tree. The family will greet friends from 2-4pm at A Celebration of Life for Dan on Saturday Jan. 19th at The Delta Hotel, 1 Johnson Street. A special thanks to the staff of Providence Care, we will always cherish your care for Dan in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kingston Alzheimer's Society. 13321087

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Obituary announcement for club member Leo Nix LM342

Leo Angus Nix


Leo Angus Nix – 84, of Coldbrook, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the late Fred and Verna MacKay. He retired from the Royal Canadian Army with 27 years of service, serving as a Paratrooper and Telecommunications Specialist with the Signal Corps.  Leo enjoyed a second career with Michelin Canada, both in Granton and Waterville, where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a long time member of the Glooscap Curling Club and a member of the Annapolis Valley Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. Leo was a loving and supportive father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Leo was an avid sports fan and fully supported his children and grandchildren in their many athletic endeavours. He is survived by daughter, Jocelyn Nix (Randy Lake), Cheverie; sons, James “Jim” (Colleen) Nix, New Glasgow; Blair Nix (Michelle Phinney), Coldbrook; sisters, Betty Peacock, Toronto, ON; Una (Donald) Wallace, Thorburn, NS; half-brother, John Black, Sackville, NB; grandchildren Cory (Lynne) Nix, Kingston, ON; Krista Nix, Kelowna, BC; Mallory Amirault, Vancouver; great-grandchildren, Jarrett Phinney, Jadyn Phinney and long time friend, Lois Fraser, Coldbrook. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Darlene. Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m., on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Reverend Sterling Gosman officiating. Interment will take place in the Berwick Cemetery, Kings County. Donations in memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Obituary notice Club Member Colonel Paul Emile Morneault LM407

Paul Emile Morneault died peacefully on December 9, 2018 at the age of 91.  He is predeceased by his wife Martha with whom he shared 55 years.  He is survived by his 4 children, Paul & (Celeste), Mike & (Debbie), Cindy & (Raimo) and Pam & (Pete) as well as his grandchildren Philip & (Pam), Danielle & (John), Steven, Ashley, Brandon & (Klaudia), Mikayla and Lizzie & (Quentin) and 3 great grandchildren, Kiera, Jack and Isla.

He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Colonel after 35 years of dedicated service with the Communications and Electronics Branch.  His career was highlighted by command of the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment, the School of Communications and Electronics, and the Supplementary Radio System.  He retired as the Deputy Commander of the Canadian Forces Communications Command.  After retirement he was appointed to the honorary position of Colonel Commandant of the Communications and Electronics Branch.  He also pursued a second career with Radio Canada International as director of the technical department during the era of shortwave radio broadcasts.

He will be remembered as a gallant man, a gentleman and a loving father.  He was fiercely independent, brutally honest and somewhat of a perfectionist.  

Special thanks to the staff of Golden Home Care, Reseau Selection and Manoir Beaconsfield, and to all those who helped take care of him in his final years.

A memorial service will take place on Friday January 4th at 11am with visitation prior at 10am.  Services will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boulevard des Sources, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A6.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Military Museum in Kingston, ON or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Obituary notice for club member Cliff Hearnden LM356

HEARNDEN, Clifford Lloyd -Died peacefully in his 82nd year at Carleton Place Hospital Ontario, on the morning of Thursday October 25 2018 after a fight with Cancer. He bravely and stoically accepted his fate. His lifelong partner Ellen Hearnden of 61.5 years, was by his side until his last day. Cliff is survived by his wife Ellen Hearnden (nee Stephenson), his son Stanley Hearnden, and daughters Joanne Leavoy, Janice Lloyst and Joyce Hearnden-Kerridge. Cliff often spoke of the wonderful life he was blessed with and that he had no regrets. His last wishes were for cremation, as he simply wanted to go out of this world knowing,“ I did it my way”. He was very proud of his life accomplishments and will be sorely missed by his family and by those who knew him. Any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. An RCCS Soldier Apprentice aka Green Monster in Kingston Vimy Barracks class E-6 Troop graduated in 1954 went on to a rewarding and successful 35 year career of many postings across Canada including Europe (Germany). These posting highlights saw him jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft while in the Airborne Regiment, writing at the rank of Sergeant the very first Canadian Supplement Voice Procedure Manual, and as a Major after being commissioned from the ranks (CFR) years earlier, completion of trade analysis work at (DMOS) for which he would have influence for the amalgamation of the Radio Operator and Teletype trades years later. He deployed on missions to the Congo and Damascus Syria. These are Just a few highlights of many accomplishments for Cliff's career in the CAF. VVV13313855

Friday, November 16, 2018

Obituary notice for club member Edward Byam LM224

Edward J. BYAM (October 09, 1925-October 24, 2018

    Ed passed away peacefully on Oct 24th, after 93 years of living life to its absolute fullest. Husband to Joan, proud Father to Jeff, Gary and Ray. Father in law to Katherine and Theresa, and dear Grandad to Emily and Sarah. He was a highly decorated WW2 and Canadian Army veteran and a world traveller who commanded at least 12 languages. He was never one to shy away from an adventure or a microphone and his personality and generosity were the size of a planet Earth: a place he explored with passion and zeal. He will be sorely missed by his family and all those that were fortunate enough to meet him. Many thanks to the staff at the Priory for taking such kind care of "Eddie". A celebration of life will be held later in the new year.

Published in the Times Colonist , Victoria BC from Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2018