Thursday, May 17, 2018

Obituary notice for old comrade Fred Churney

Received from club member, Terry Murphy:

My dear friend Fred Churney died on 8 May 2018. R.I.P Fred V.V.V.
as received from Larry Rodgers. Fred was a lineman for many years and passed away in London, On.

Obituary announcement for WO (retd) AA d"Entremont

d’ENTREMONT, André Augustin – Abram’s River                              

“If I could go back and live all over again I wouldn’t change much. I had a wonderful life,” André (Andy) d’Entremont said just eight weeks before his death. “My three greatest accomplishments? Marriage to a woman who is my angel. A real angel. I have kids and grandkids I’m proud of. And also my military career. I wouldn’t hesitate joining again.” On May 14, after defying many odds, André died peacefully at his home in Abrams River exactly where he wanted to be, surrounded by family and with his devoted wife of almost 46 years by his side. Born on June 23, 1941 in East Pubnico to the late Augustin d’Entremont and Jeanne Laure d’Entremont, André joined the navy in 1959. He enjoyed a 30-year military career that included service in the navy, air force and army. He proudly served in the Communications and Electronics branch and the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. His first five years were spent in the navy, where he served aboard HMCS Micmac and HMCS Columbia. He then left the navy to join the air force, serving as a UN peacekeeper in the 1970s in Beirut, Egypt and Ismailia. Upon his 1989 retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, André worked for 18 years with the Corps of Commissionaires at the Yarmouth Airport. His official “retirement” in 2007 brought on many projects, including active involvement with the Abrams River Wharf upgrade, the establishment of a local veterans’ war monument in Eel Brook, and the Kespu'kwitk Métis Council. A lover of language who for many years of his adult life made it a mission to learn a new word every day, André loved to tell stories and frequently enjoyed a captive audience. He loved to tease those closest to him and was very rarely seen without a mischievous twinkle in his eye. His booming voice could be heard long before you saw him. André is survived by his wife Anne (née LeBlanc); daughter Yvette (Lower Sackville); sons Stephen (Bree), Atlanta; Chris (Montreal); grandsons Benjamin and Liam Fraser; sisters Rosaline Theoret (Niagara Falls); Corinne Deveau (Emile), Scarborough, Ont.; Joanne Duncan (Jim), Ottawa; and brother Pierre (Myrna), Edmonton. His parting advice to his beloved grandsons and to anyone else who reads this? “Always give your best to whatever task you’re assigned and nobody will be able to say anything to you,” he advised. “My father told me that many years ago. It served me well." The family will receive friends at H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, 29 Albert Street, Yarmouth from 7 to 9 Thursday evening, with prayers at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m.Friday, May 18 from Saint Anne’s Church, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, Father Albéni d’Entremont officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Donations in memory of André may be made to Saint Anne’s Church Building Fund or to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may leave messages of condolence or sign the on-line guestbook by visiting

Obituary announcement for club member Frank Key LM197

Brian “Frank” Key

KEY, Brian “Frank” - Peacefully at home on Monday May 14, 2018. Loving husband and best friend of Nellie. Father of Graham Key (Carolyn), Gregory Key (Linda) and Vanda Heer. Poppa to Therese (Steve), Cathy (Darrell), Kim (Mike) and Annette (Rick). Grandfather of Korena, Katrina, Kayliegh, Hillary, Brittany, Kyle, Megan (Tyler), Emily, Branden, Nicholas, Adam, Derek (Megan) and TJ. Great grandfather of Everett, Ellie, Georgia, Thompson, Hazel, Gillian and Scottlynn. Frank spent his life as a proud military service man. He began his career as a private in the Airborne Infantry Division of the British Army where he served in Korea. After the war, he immigrated to Canada in 1954 and joined the Canadian Forces where he served his country for 33 years. He was commissioned as an officer in 1971. Retiring as a Captain, he ended his career in 1988 as commanding officer of C Squadron at CFB Kingston. Family will receive friends at the Township Chapel of the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME , 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr. and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Tuesday May 22nd from 12 – 2 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Chapel at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the Military Section of Cataraqui Cemetery. For those wishing, donations may be made to 560 Legion, Montreal Street Kingston, or charity of your choice. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Alison Flanagan, Liz Corrigan, and all the nurses at CBI. Sharing memories online condolences at www.gftomkpinstownship.ca13

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

C&E Reunion 2018 Registration and Information

C & E Reunion 2018
31 August - 2 September 2018, Kingston, Ontario
Registration and Information

(See Sigs club website home page) OR
GO direct to The C&E Branch link: 

The coordinators for each activity are members of the Signallers Club.  If you are planning to attend please go

to the Sigs website Home page and register as soon as

possible.  This is necessary for planning purposes. 

Here is a message from club member Brian Reid to all

ex Sigs Apprentices:

"I have volunteered to be the Apprentice coordinator   for the 2018 Reunion. 

 I would appreciate it if you plan on attending, to let me know.   This is only for planning purposes, you still have to register officially. You can either let me know by using the App Facebook page or by email at

If you know of any other App who are not club members please pass this note along.

Hope to hear from you. VVV"

Brian Reid, Easy-12

Note:  ALL other retired non Signallers Club members can register at the above mentioned location.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member Colonel Retired G.L. (Gerry) Coady LM114

COADY, Colonel Retired G.L. (Gerry) - Passed away peacefully at Kingston Health Sciences Centre - KGH on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 surrounded by family. Husband to loving wife Trish (Murnaghan) of 55 years. Father to Patrick (Silvana), Shawn (Diane), Michael (Tracy), Siobhan. Grandfather to Torin, Shannon, and Conor. Brother of Frank (dec. Marilyn), Phyllis MacIntyre (Roly), Fred (Sheila), Father Robert, dec. Anne, David (Elies), Trish Skerry (Pat), Marion Campbell (Philip), Colin (Melody), dec. Monica Fenez (Lou), dec. Pauline, and Marshall (Faye). Uncle to 20 nieces and nephews. Gerald was born and raised on P.E.I. He graduated from St. Dunstan's University (UPEI). Commissioned in 1962 with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He had 23 moves in his career taking him and his family to Kingston, Petawawa, London, Germany, England, Ottawa, Vancouver and Washington D.C., retiring back to Kingston in 1996. Highlights in his career, Commander 74 Comm Gp, Commandant CFSCE, BComd CFB Kingston, Director, National Defence College Kingston, Director, Primary Standardization Office ABCA. He continued his connection to the military and opened Coady's Talent Company - CoTalCo Inc. where he placed retired military personnel into personal and professional service contracts both in military and civilian institutions. He strongly believed in Crown Town and Gown relations. Served on several boards including KGH and The Military Communications and Electronics Museum. He was an avid supporter of numerous local charities most notably through Maritime Fest. Charities that benefitted from this 12 year annual event were KGH (Cardiac Care and Stroke Programs), The Ottawa Heart Institute, The Grand Theatre Restoration Project, C & E Museum and Osteoporosis Canada. Resting at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Blvd. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 31, from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, June 1, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral (279 Johnson St.) on Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to be announced. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to The Military Communications and Electronics Museum, the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Ribbon Society or Soldier On would be appreciated.13270905

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Obituary notice for club member COLONEL GL (GERALD / GERRY) COADY, OMM, CD (RC SIGS / CELE 42B RET'D)LM114

Gerald passed away in Kingston Tues 24th, April 2018

In the words of his daughter Siobhan,

You may know him as: Gerald - Gerry - Colonel (Retired) GL Coady - Sir - Mr. Coady.  But for family... he is Gerald - Dad - Grandpa - Uncle Gerald ...  It is with a profound sense of loss that I share the news on behalf of my family and me - that dad - Gerald - lost his battle with ALS this earlier this morning.  Information about his funeral will be posted in the coming days.  Thank you so much for your wishes.

A Last Post message will be dispatched when Gerry’s obituary and the details about his funeral are available

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO JEAN-PIERRE (JP) PARE (TEL OP 212 / COMM OP 213 RET'D)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean-Pierre Paré at his home on April 17, 2018.  “JP”, as he was known to his family and friends, proudly served his country for 33 years with the rank of CWO in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Following his retirement in August 2001, JP, with his wife Martine, moved to their home in Harlowe.

JP was happiest outdoors; fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening.  While stuck indoors JP took an interest in making furniture, finishing a complete Bedroom Set and a Dining Set that hosted Friends and Family.  JP really enjoyed life and was always happy when surrounded by family and friends, especially over a glass of whiskey.

He was always there to help friends and people in the community in any way he could.  He was a director for COFA for many years and for the last three years became a regular member of his church.

Survived by his wife of 28 years Martine, and children Dominique (Jenny), and Benjamin.  Pre-deceased by his sister Ginette (Jean), survived by his brother Normand (Marilyn).

Jean-Pierre’s family will receive friends and family at the Milestone Funeral Center, 11928 Hwy # 41, NorthbrookSaturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.
  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 pm.  Refreshments & Fellowship will follow at the Myers Cave Lodge, 2471 Hwy 506, Cloyne, ON.  Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at

Jean-Pierre will be buried in 280 Beachwood Cemetery, Vanier, Ottawa, ON., (National Military Cemetery), National Cemetery of Canada.

Please no flowers, if you wish you can make a donation to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario c/o the UHKF 25 King St W, Kingston, ON, K7L 5P9, Phone: 613-549-6666.