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.