Saturday, April 6, 2019

Obituary announcement for old comrade Lt.Col(Retd) Donald(Don) Dingle

Lt.-Colonel (Retired) Donald (Don) Dennis Dingle died suddenly at home on March 25, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 91. Don is survived by his wife, Doreen Elizabeth Dingle (nee Smith); Children: Ken, Nancy Akehurst (Steve). Liz Grimes, Peter (Susan) from Nova Scotia; Grandchildren: Robyn (Derek Pierce), Matthew (Candice Moore), Melanie, Riley; and Great-Grandchildren: Brooke and Jackson all from Ottawa. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Dingle, siblings: Art, Russell, William, Iris and Bob. Don was born on July 3, 1927 in Calgary, Alberta. He was always interested in a military life. At age 11 he joined the Alberta Military Institute Cadet Corps. During World War II he rose to command this unit, leaving to join the Reserve Signals where he qualified as a Sergeant. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Alberta attaining a BSc in Electrical Engineering, attending summer training with the COTC at the school of Signals in Kingston. He was commissioned as Lieutenant in 1949 and joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He was a decorated Military Veteran, having spent two years in Korea. He married Doreen Elizabeth Smith in 1952 after meeting on a blind date. The couple welcomed four children into their home. Because of Donald's military career, the family spent many years travelling extensively including stints in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Kingston, Ontario; Richmond, England; Rheindahlen, Germany; Ottawa, Ontario and Shilo, Manitoba and eventually landing in Ottawa where they purchased a home. He also spent time with two postings to Alert, NWT and time in Ghana, Africa developing an early alert warning system. They have lived in Ottawa since 1972. His children remember him as a very supportive and caring father. He was very proud of the achievement of his kids and enjoyed his time spent with his great grandchildren. Don was an active and dedicated member of Trinity United Church and often volunteered at their bazaars and events. Friends may pay respects at Kelly Funeral Home, Carling Chapel,
2313 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON,
K2B 7G3, 613-828-2313
on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Military Communications and Electronics Museum, 95 Craftsman Blvd, Kingston, Ontario, K7K 7B4. The family would like to thank his Personal Care Givers Christine and Jill, for their compassionate and attentive care during his final years.

Published on March 28, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Obituary notice for club member Robert (Bob) Bryce LM795

Bob Bryce was deceased on Oct 8th, 2018 at Pickering Ont
He was cremated and there will be no Obituary announcement.
Reported by his wife Monika.  Those who wish to convey their
condolences may telephone Monika at 905-839-0941

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Obituary announcement for old comrade Honorary Col. David Hart Celebrated WW II vet, Dieppe hero

HART, (H) Colonel David Lloyd
After a week-long battle fought with courage and dignity, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in his 102nd year. Beloved husband and best friend, for seventy-five years, of Miriam Seidel. Loving, devoted and adored father of Michael Hart, and Leslie Hart. Father-in-law of Merrianne Hart. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Eddie and the late Phyllis Hart. Brother- in-law of Alan Seidel of Toronto, Ruth Costin of Calgary, the late Judy Spier. David will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and all those whose lives he touched. The family would like to thank Dr. Phillipe Michel and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit of the Jewish General Hospital for their exceptional care and compassion. Heartfelt thanks to Colonel Sylvain Viau for his support and devotion. Funeral service from Paperman & Sons, 3888 Jean-Talon St. W., on Sunday, March 31 at 12:30 p.m. Burial at the Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob congregation section, Kehal Israel Cemetery, D.D.O. Shiva at 2255 Decelles, Ville Saint-Laurent from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The War Amps Canada

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Obituary announcement for club member Dennis Benke LM282


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dennis Benke after a short illness, at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, on March 16, 2019.
Dennis was a cherished husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend to many.  He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 44 years, Joan (nee Elliot), and predeceased by special friend Beryl Wolfe.  Dennis is survived by his son Tom (Margaret).  He will be sadly missed by his cherished granddaughters Kristin, Alyssa (Francois Piche) and Katrina as well as by his sister-in-law Margaret (Dr. Richard Wall).  He was predeceased by his parents Rudolph and Martha (Renas) Benke, by his step-father Fredrick Timm, by his half-sister Evelyn Newcombe (Bob) and step-brother Robert Timm (Muriel).  Dennis served his country for 42 years in both the Canadian Armed Forces (33 years) and in the Public Service of Canada (9 years) with great honour and distinction.  Dennis was a proud life-member of the Royal Canadian Signal Corps.  Upon his retirement from the military, Dennis accepted a similar position with the Public Service in the Communication and Electronics Engineering and Maintenance Division until his retirement from the Public Service in 1991.  During his retirement Dennis was an active member in both the Canadian and American Volkssport Federation/Associations.  He completed sanctioned walks in all 10 Provinces as well as in all 50 states, completing a remarkable 20,000 km with both organizations.  Dennis enjoyed many years as a curler at Ottawa’s RA curling club.  He was also a member of the MG Club of Ottawa and took pride in his restoration of an MGB GT for which he won many awards for quality restoration.  He was very proud of his contribution during the 1976 Montreal Olympics where he was part of the on-water support and rescue for the sailing events held in Kingston.  Friends and family are invited to visit the Beechwood National Memorial Centre Hall of Colours, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 12 noon until time of a Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 2 PM.  Interment to follow in the National Military Cemetery at 3 PM.  Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice, in Dennis’ name. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Obituary notice for club member Dennis Benke LM282

From club member Terry Murphy:
Dennis was a lineman (CWO) and retired as a Capt.  He was a member of the Sigs Club.  Many will remember him as an instructor with soldier apprentices, line instructor, career manager and a great friend. I first met him in 1957 as a 16 yr old soldier apprentice, he kept a close eye on me for the next 32 years and kicked my a..  when I stepped over the traces. RIP my friend.

From Dennis's son Tom:

I want to let you know that my dad passed away on Saturday March 16th at the Montfort Hospital

The funeral will take place at Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa on Tuesday March 26th

Visitation  12-2 pm

Service 2-3 pm

Interment 3 pm

reception to follow interment

Tom Benke

Obituary announcement for old comrade Jean(John) Emile Boucher

BOUCHER, Jean (John) Emile - 1939 - 2019 We are saddened to announce the passing of John on March 17, 2019 at the Kingston Health Sciences Center in his 80th year. Loving husband to Dianne of 52 years. Proud father to Lori Khammar (Michel) of Laval Quebec, Rob and pre-deceased by infant son. Will never be forgotten by granddaughter Mikayla. Survived by siblings Mae Harrington, Fernand Estey, Leo (Rose) and predeceased by sisters Lydia, Florence, Diane and brother Andrew. Family and friends will be received at the TROUSDALE FUNERAL HOME in Sydenham on Friday, March 22, 2019 between the hours of 11-1pm funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. and interment to follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. For those who wish; memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice. IN THE CARE OF TROUSDALE FUNERAL HOME 4374 MILL STREET SYDENHAM, ONTARIO (613)376-3022 13331087 

John was a Sigs lineman for a number of years back in the 1960s. He served for years with 1 Line Troop.