Saturday, July 22, 2017

Obituary announcement for Ruth Negus wife of club member Clyde Negus LM245

NEGUS, Ruth Elaine (Archibald) - March 1, 1939 - July 20, 2017 Ruth passed away peacefully at Providence Care on July 20th. Born in Upper Stewiacke, N.S. Ruth was the daughter of the late Harold and Miriam Archibald. Graduating from the Nova Scotia Hospital of Nursing in 1960 she enjoyed her career working at hospitals in Fredericton, N.B., Pembroke, ON, K.G.H. and Hotel Dieu in Kingston. Ruth enjoyed organizing and hosting parties, reading, the Blue Jays, but especially quilting. She spent many hours in the sweat shop (as her husband Clyde called it) quilting with her friends. She loved making quilts for her family and friends. Ruth was the beloved wife of Clyde for 56 years, proud mother of Kevin (Eva) and Patricia Mathewson. She was the loving grandmother of Scott, Amy (Justin) Leeder and Mitchell. Delighted G.G. to Mackenzie and a caring sister to Laurie and Helen. She was predeceased by brothers Lloyd and Bruce. Following cremation at the James Reid Crematorium, a Celebration of Ruth's life will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Blvd. at 11 am on Thursday August 3rd. There will be a visitation prior starting at 10 am to 10:50 am. There will be a reception held in the Reception Centre following the service. A special thank you to friends and family for helping Ruth along this journey. Also thanking many health care professionals and volunteers who were there to ease the way. In remembrance of Ruth, donations to the Lung Cancer Society Canada or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. There will be an interment service at Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke, Col. Co. N.S. at 2 pm on Saturday, August 5th.13194747

Friday, July 21, 2017

Obituary announcement for Anne Tracey, wife of old comrade, deceased Charlie Tracey

TRACEY, Anne
Peacefully with her 3 sons by her side on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the age of 94 years. Anne Tracey, (nee Smygwaty), beloved wife of the late Charlie Tracey. Loving mother of Ron (Fiona), John and Patrick Tracey. Survived by her dear sister Lynn Anderson. Predeceased by brothers Paul and Peter; and sisters Rose, Mary and Pearl. Friends may pay their respects to the family on Sunday from 1pm till 4pm at The Whelan Funeral Home, 515 Cooper St (between Bay & Lyon) Ottawa. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Our Lady of the Visitation Church (5338 Bank Street) for service at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in the Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Donations to the Shepherd's of Good Hope , 233 Murray St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M9 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home
tel. 613-233-1488

Anne was the wife of the late MWO Charlie Tracey, RC Sigs. I have known them for years, great folks

Terry Murphy, President Signallers Club of Canadaon Sunday from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Mike Hammer

The family announces with sorrow the passing of “Mike” Harald Hammer on July 14th/ 2017. Mike passed away peacefully at his home with his beloved wife Sue and family by his side. Mike was born on 5 June 1945 in Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany to Willi and Charlotte Hammer. He was the eldest of two children. He immigrated to Canada with his Mother in October 1952 to rejoin his Father who was already working in Geraldton. He began his extensive career in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1962, at the age of 17. He moved up threw many different ranks and titles and has seen the world over. Upon his retirement from the Military in September 1985, he held the title of Acting Warrant Officer with his main vocation as a Meteorology Technician. Mike returned to Geraldton that same year to take care of his aging parents and began his second career with the Municipality as the By-Law enforcement Officer. As the years went on, being the man he was, with a strong work ethic and discipline, he was able to take on more diverse roles with the Municipality. He became the chief building official, municipal planner and oversaw the six fire departments within the communities of Greenstone. Mike was a man of integrity, considerate and meticulous. He was very devoted to the people of this community. He had a very nice way with people, and prided himself on being very respected by and respectful towards other. Mike grew up in Geraldton and had an impeccable memory, which served him well as he was often called upon to share historical facts about the history of Greenstone. Survived by his wife, Sue & his little buddies, Boo and Molly, who will miss him always and forever. His son Lawson, (Stacey) and grandson, Kash of Windsor, N. S. His sister, Elizabeth of North Bay. His niece Charlotte (Rob Gaudreau), their children Ben and Paige of North Bay. His nephew Heintje Andreason (Julie), their children Maddie and Carter of Orleans, On. Sue’s family, Claudette (Roger Beauvais) of Nakina. Claude (Jane) of Thunder Bay, Theresa (Dave Strangway) of Nakina, Margie (Gilbert Rondeau), Yvonne (Yves Bernard), Steve, Germaine (Dennis Koevoet), all of Geraldton. Georgette Abraham of Nakina; Donna (Poncho Milkovich) of Bradford, On. He also leaves behind numerous nieces & nephews, who will miss “Uncle Mike” dearly. Predeceased by his parents, Willi and Charlotte Hammer; his mother in law, Georgette Abraham; his brother in law, Donnie and wife, Brenda. As per Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. In accordance to his wishes no funeral services will be held. A private celebration of Mike’s life and interment at Pine Grove Cemetery will take place at a later date.  See link https://goo.gl/d5YRSp
 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Len Hicks LM580

Hicks, Leonard Frank
Raised in Upper Dover, New Brunswick and died peacefully with family by his side at Kingston General Hospital on Monday, July 10th, 2017 in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Gerdie for 54 years. Father to Brenda ( Robert), John, and Leanca (Jeff). Grandfather to Cody, Eric, Deanna, and Jenna. Devoted fan of the Montreal Canadians.
Leonard joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1959, served his Country in Germany, Egypt, and after 28 years he and Gerdie were able to retire young and enjoy cottage life, Len's passion for fishing, and travel.
An intelligent man who was also a skilled handyman, Len always gave great advice and help.
Following Len's wishes, a private family memorial service with internment will take place following cremation.
Your memory burns bright in our hearts, and as long as we remember you, you will live on. Go your way in peace.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Obituary notice for club member Ian White LM904

Ian White passed away 17 May 2017 in Madiera Park BC
From Jim Troyanek: Ian had moved from Canora SK and was a member of
Pac Sigs.  Also from Paul Wagner:  He was with me in 3 Area Sigs Sqn/744 Comm Regt
There is no obituary announcement

Friday, July 7, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Orest Fedorychka



Friday, June 30, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade CAPTAIN (RET'D) NORA ODETTE-MACKAY (TEL OP 212, COMM OP 213 & CELE 42)


Nora Margaret Odette-MacKay
Sept 5, 1951 - June 28, 2017

It is with tremendous sadness that the family announces the passing of Nora Odette-MacKay after a battle with cancer.
She is survived by her husband Rick MacKay, Westmeath; sisters Leslie (late Walter) Berezowsky, Edmonton, AB; & JoAnne Odette (Steve Wagner), West Vancouver, BC; and many nieces, nephews, cousins & many long time friends.  Nora was predeceased by her father Elmer Odette (1991), mother Ruth Odette (nee Cragg) (2001), and sisters Gwen (late Norman) Melnyk (1974), Jacqueline Odette (1982) & Yvonne (Jim) Fisher (2014).  
 
Nora was born in Peace River, AB and after high school she worked in Edmonton as an A&W carhop before being transferred to Oakville, ON to manage an outlet.  From there she enlisted in the CAF serving Canada in Communications as a Teletype Operator.  Nora was a Captain when she retired from the CAF with 35 years of service.  Nora looked forward to retirement with Rick at their Ottawa Valley home in Westmeath.  
Visitation will be held at the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, 141 Renfrew St., Pembroke on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 2-5:00 p.m.  A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 2047 Westmeath Rd., Westmeath on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of choice would be appreciated.

Nora's obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at: