Sunday, January 30, 2011

Obituary Notice for James Mitchell (LM 441)

Received a short notice from estate executor:
I regret to tell you of the passing of a dear friend " James Mitchell" He passed away November 19, 2010. He was a proud Canadian who served his country and was proud of it. We will miss him. Yours truly Lloyd Robb

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Obituary Notice for Warren Porter Baskerville (LM307)

relayed from Merv Embury
BASKERVILLE, Warren Porter CWO (Ret'd) RCCS 1929 - 2011 Retired Chief Warrant Officer Warren P. Baskerville, in his 81st year, passed away at the Queensway - Carleton Hospital on the 24th January 2011 after a short illness. He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Lillian (nee Keats), son Brian, brother Grahame and sister Jane Dunkerley and his many nieces and nephews. Born in Coaticook, Que, on 20 November 1929, the beloved son of Leslie and Lloyd Baskerville. On completion of school he enlisted, in Nov 1948, in the Canadian Army Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and commenced a lifelong and rewarding career in telecommunications. Early in the 1950's he served with 27 Brigade HQ in Germany and Belgium. He spent many years at Vimy Barracks, Kingston, Ont with the Canadian Signals Regiment and as an Instructor at the School of Signals. A rewarding experience was his participation in 1960 with the Canadian Contingent of the UN Force in Congo, where as part of the Advance Party, he helped set up the UN Force Communications and Message Centre. After 21 years service he retired as a CWO and commenced a second career with the Federal Public Service. First with Indian and Northern Affairs. Later he became Manager of Telecommunications for the Dept of Supply and Services. He was proud, that in recognition of his dedicated service, he was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. He retired in 1989 with over 40 years of service to Canada. He has been an active and dedicated member of the "Signallers Club". Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave., at Richmond Rd., Saturday, January 29, 2011 after 1 p.m. until time of Service in the Chapel at 3 p.m. Warren's charity of choice was the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Obituary Notice for Ed McWhirter (LM079)

Information provided by son David. Formal Obit to be published later in the week in Whig Standard

At 12:30 pm on January 25th, Ed passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. My wife Karen and I were by his side. He fought valiantly for months to overcome many health issues and to achieve his goal of returning to Kingston and his beloved wife, Cecile. Although his heart function improved significantly after the valve replacement in October, his lungs were finally too weak to carry on.

His spirit was admired by all the many doctors, nurses, specialists and staff at St. Michael's who cared for him over the months and to whom we are so grateful. He was lucid right to the end and we had good conversations as recently as the weekend. He failed rapidly on Monday, and the end came quickly.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this weekend.

In lieu of flowers, we would be pleased if you would consider a donation to St. Michael's Hospital or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Funeral arrangements:

James Reid Funeral Home
1900 John Counter Blvd, Kingston

Friday, January 28th
6:00 - 9:00 visitation

Saturday, January 29th
1:00 - 2:00 visitation
2:00 - 2:30 funeral service
2:30 - 3:30 interment at Cataraqui Cemetary
3:30 - 5:00 reception at James Reid Funeral Home

David McWhirter