Friday, July 29, 2011

Belated Obituary Notice for Len Rae LM376

I recently found out that Len Rae died last October 24th, 2010 at his home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. Len joined the 11th intake of Soldier Apprentices of RC Sigs. 1962 -- 1964. Following the 2 plus years in Kingston he was posted out to 2 Sigs Squadron in Petawawa as a R & TG Operator. We took our pre-para course here together before taking the jump course in Rivers, Manitoba in March 1965. Len got out after five years and ended up in Toronto, primarily working for SIS Alarms and Wells Fargo Alarms until about 1980 when he moved back to his hometown of Wasaga Beach. His health was not good, but I was very surprised when I found out he had died. I don't believe anybody in the Sigs org has heard of his passing.
Larry Kennedy
E-37 62 -- 64

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Obituary Notice for Gerald Wellington Fleming LM527

Gerald Wellington Fleming - 75, of Canning, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born in Winchester, Ontario, he was a son of the late James and Edna (Jennings) Fleming. He served as a radio operator with the Signal Corps in the Canadian Army and also served as a Peacekeeper. He retired as a truck driver and enjoyed going for coffee with friends. He is survived by his wife, Heather (Harvey); three sons, Randy (Karen), Ontario; Keven (Susan), Lakeville; Jeff (Shelley), Edmonton; step-son, Chris (Natasha), Kentville; sister, Patricia; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his second wife, Helen; a daughter, Beverley; two brothers, Robert and Ernest. Cremation has taken place under the direction of the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. There will be no visitation, by request. A funeral service will be held in Prescott, Ontario at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Obituary Notice for Leo Alexander "Buck"Buchanan LM256

Peacefully, at the Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Doris May Buchanan. Loving father of Brian and his wife Marilyn of Penticton, B.C. and Kathy and her husband Butch Preston of Belleville. Cherished grandfather of Pat and his wife Jen (Gabriola, B.C.), Laurie and her husband Rod (Kingston), Dann and his wife Tammy (Brockville), Heather and her husband Alex (Osgoode), and Jenn and her spouse Carla (Belleville). Loving great grandfather of Brittney, Nicole, Lauren, Jordyn, Zachary, Brody, Ariana, Aidan, and Cadence. Brother of Frank (Deanna), Eddie (Rita), and Margie. Friends will be received at the Central Chapel of the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 49 Colborne St. (at Clergy St.) on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7- 9 p.m. Liturgy of the Word will be held in our Chapel on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family
Relayed by Merv Embury: Sgt Leo A. (Buck) Buchanan, WWII veteran was the training Sgt for the famous 1967 RC Sigs Motor Cycle Display Team that toured Canada during Canada's Centennial celebration.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Obituary Notice for James Edward Lankin (LM759)

Peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer, at LHSC Victoria Campus on Wednesday July 6, 2011, James Edward Lankin (Ed) of London passed away in his 71st year. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mamie. Loving father of Glenn and his wife Deb (Gabrielle) and his daughter, Susanne Goudswaard and husband Joe. Sadly missed by his granddaughters Emily and Maya Lankin. He is survived by his two sisters, Carole Boyd and her husband, Lawrence J Boyd and Barbara Friars and her husband Bill Friars of Harrow, Ontario. A special thank you goes out to the nurses of the palliative care and emergency units of LHSC Victoria Campus. A service to celebrate Eds life will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2011, at Lambeth United Church, 4268 Colonel Talbot Road, London. Commencing at 11:00 am, with Rev. Mathew Penny officiating. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to The General Sir Authur Currie Memorial Project. ELLIOTT-MADILLE FUNERAL HOME M.T.Brydges, entrusted with arrangements.

Ed was in the 6th intake of Signals Apprentice 57-59. He graduated as a Rad Op. and was a Life Member of the Signallers Club of Canada (LM759). He was a very quiet soldier, a good operator with a wonderful smile on his face at all times.
Terry Murphy