Thursday, June 16, 2011

Obituary Notice for William G Kiely (LM426)

WIELY, William G. 1929 - 2011 Passed away at home in Burlington, Ontario. Beloved husband of the late Georgina Kiely (nee Pineau). Loving father of Kevin, John, Scott, and the late Glen Kiely. Proud and devoted grandfather to Shawn, Adam and William. Dear son of Catherine (nee Skeans) and James J. Kiely. Caring brother of Richard (Marion Meehan), Ann (Harris Young), Margaret (James Britten), Rita (Joseph Howe), James (Thelma Gallant), Noreen, Marie (George Coughran) and loved by numerous nieces and nephews. William was a proud and decorated veteran, generous beyond compare, compassionate, loving, and a storyteller with no equal. He will be missed by all who had the great pleasure to know him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Obituary Notice for Glen Megaffin Bright (Sig Club)

86 of Bridgewater, passed away June 8, 2011 in South Shore Regional Hospital. Glenn was the son of the late Stanley and Irene (Megaffin) Bright. Born in Baljennie Saskatchewan August 17, 1924. He served in the Canadian Armed Forces in The Royal Canadian Corp of Signals from 1943 - 1979 and in French-Indo China (Vietnam) July 1954 - August 1955. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer to Regina Saskatchewan but returned to live in Bridgewater in 1983. Glenn was a past member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Golden K, Legion, Signalers Club of Canada and Osprey Ridge Golf Club. He is survived by his loving and loyal wife Liz (Hebb); son, Greg (Fran) Bright, Oakville ON; daughter, Beverley Bright (Marty Coshman), Ottawa; one grandson, Aaron (Vanda) Bright, Toronto, ON; one granddaughter, Jodi Bright, Mississauga ON; sisters, Shirley Miller, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Mel (Ted) Turner, Regina, Saskatchewan; brothers, Jim (Jane) Bright, Edmonton, Alberta; Wayne (Carol) Bright, Rosetown, Alberta; several nieces and nephews; several sister and brother in laws. Glenn loved sports, especially golf, hockey and football. He will be remembered as being a very proud man and will be sadly missed by his family and his friend who knew him well. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of choice. Online condolences may be made by visiting

From Bob Shupe: With reference to Glen. When I first checked in with you folks on Ahern Ave. Halifax (Thelma K, Jerry Bellefontaine, etc) back in 1966 -67. Glen was a WO2 in CommGp. He was a WW2 vet. and had a chest full of ribbons similar to Bob Lackie.

Prior to the CommGp Hfx posting he was in Kingston at Sigs 2B or 2C. I recall him there when I was on my Gp3 crypto course in 1963. He was a proud Crypto Op. and very good at the trade. I believe he went from Halifax to Ottawa, and then back to 726 CommSqn on promotion to CWO around 1975-76. He retired from there in 1979 at age 55.

I got to work for him several times, and he was a great leader that mastered all the leadership styles, and he was always a gentlemen. That in itself was rare for a soldier of his time.

Glen was born in Sask. and was a career soldier. On retirement he and the missus moved back home. After a few years there he moved back to NS (approx. 1983) and built a home in Bridgewater. Over the years we would often have lunch, and I would always tease him about why NS won out as his retirement home.

He remained mentally sharp right to the end. He suffered a stroke about 2 yrs ago that set him back a little. However he quickly rebounded and was as sharp as a tack. About 2 months ago he became very weak, and he hospitalized. I visited with him every week, had a coffee, and yarn. He loved to talk soldiering, crypto trade, and all the good lads we both knew. During the past two weeks he failed quickly. I visited with him yesterday afternoon at 1500 hrs. and I could tell the life force was leaving him. On departure I said get strong Glen, and see you soon. He responded "I'm trying hard Bob!" He passed away later that evening.

I shall miss his presence. He was a great man.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Obituary Notice for Daniel L Smith LM 535

Daniel Laurence Smith May 5th 1937-May 31st 2011

Dan passed away suddenly with his loving family by his side. Dan was survived by his loving partner Patsy, his son Steve (Heather) and daughter Shelly (Tony). He was also survived by, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 4 brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dan was born in Ottawa, joined the military at 16 and married Laura, the mother of his children. He moved to Campbell River in 1972 and worked for BC Tel. Since retiring Dan spent many hours doing what he loved the most; family, camping, golfing, gardening and traveling.

Celebration of Life @ 1:00pm on June 10th at the Legion.

Dan was larger than life and there are truly no words to capture his essence.