Sunday, December 15, 2013

Obituary notice for club member Frank Palmer-Stone LM472

From Jim Troyanek.  I just talked with Frank Palmer-Stone’s wife Nina a few minutes ago and she has informed me that Frank passed away earlier this morning 14 December 2013. There will be no Service, there will be cremation and there will be no obituary posted. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Obituary announcement for club member Robert J. Blenkhorn LM128

BLENKHORN, Robert John - Passed away after a brief illness on April 1, 2013. Predeceased by his wife Margaret and son Steven. Loving father to Jackie and Maureen. Proud Grandfather to Alex (Samantha) and Katie. Dear brother-in-law to Colleen (Gary) and Jane. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Will be missed by his friends at Tim's. Bob was the past President and longtime member of Jimmy and Associates. He Served with the Signal Corps during WWII. Friends may call at the TRULL NORTH TORONTO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 2704 Yonge St. (5 blocks south of Lawrence Ave.) on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Foundation Veterans Care Program. Online condolences may be made at - See more at:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Obituary announcement for club member Roy McMullin LM615

Roy McMullinDeceased in Glace Bay, NS 04 Dec 2013
Born In: Reserve Mines
Passed in: Glace Bay
Passed on: December 4th, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we the family announce the death of our father and husband Roy McMullin, who passed away peacefully on Dec. 4, 2013, at home with his wife, Shirley and daughter, Debbie by his side.
Born in Reserve Mines, he was the son of the late Malcolm and Flora (Morrison) McMullin. Roy spent 26 years in the signals branch of the Canadian military before retiring to his home in Glace Bay in 1978. During his military service he was deployed twice to Cyprus as a peace keeper. Roy’s legacy carries forward in his passion for music, which lasted a lifetime. His home was always warmed by his singing and guitar playing, a gift he has passed on to his children and grandchildren.
Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Shirley; daughter, Debbie, Dominion; sons, Dale (Marilyn), Roy (Sheila), of Ontario. Grampy will be missed by his loving grandchildren, Chauntelle, Danielle, Jessica, Michael, Robyn and Taylor and his great-grandchild, Jace; as well as his constant companion his cat, Molly.
Roy held a special place in his heart for his niece, Theresa McNeil and nieces, Patsy Hill, Donalda McNeil, Darlene Brewer and grandniece, Kim McNeil Price.
Roy was the youngest of Malcolm and Flora’s 12 children and the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his brothers, Mickey, Danny, Ebb, Naish, Joseph, John, Bunny, Archie and his sisters, Flora, Margaret & Mary. Roy was also predeceased by twin sons in infancy and his brother-in-law and best friend, 'Snoopy' Jimmy Brewer.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave., New Waterford 862-7500. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Roy’s life will take place on Monday, Dec. 9th at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay, with Fr. Leo Boone officiating. A luncheon will be held in the church. All are welcome. Donations in Roy’s memory can be made to Palliative Care.
To send online condolences go to: Shirley would like to thank the Palliative Care, VON and Homecare for their help with caring for Roy and their continuing support. Thank you.
"A Fallen Limb
A limb has fallen from the family tree
I hear a voice that whispers, ‘Grieve not for me’
Remember the best times, the laughter, and the songs
The good I lived while I was strong
Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you
Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest
Remembering all…how I was truly blessed
Continue traditions, no matter how small
Go on with your lives, don’t stare at the wall
I miss you all dearly so keep up your chin
Until that fine day we’re together again."

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Obituary announcement for club member Don Fredericks LM706

Deceased at Nanaimo BC, 20 Nov 2013
Born in Round Hill, Nova Scotia, Don passed away at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Nov. 20, 2013 with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Margaret, and his seven children Dianne ( Robert Cook), Douglas, Donald (Sandy), Susan Malone (Dwayne), Melanie Proceviat (Wayne) Robert (Monique Schwarz) and Andre ( Patricia Johnston). He is also survived by many brothers, sisters, and grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be missed by his two cats Joey and Abby, who he adored. Don spent over 15 proud years in the Signal Corps of the Canadian Military and he participated in the 1963 U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Congo, Africa. He has also been a proud, long time member of the Royal Canadian Legion. A celebration of Don's life will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road on Friday Dec. 6 at 1 PM. Flowers gratefully declined, donations in memory of Don may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257. The Fredericks family is grateful to Dr. R. love and the staff at NRGH for the care they provided to Don.
Published in Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Obituary announcement for PARK, Kenneth Gerald (Jerry) LM381

CWO (Ret'd) passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 Jerry Park, of Stirling, in his 72nd year. Son of the late James & Pearl Park. Loving husband of 52 years to Betty Park (nee Gibson). Beloved father of Crystal Scott (Sandy) of Cambridge, Kathy Richardson (Dwight) of Nova Scotia and Graham Park (Michelle) of Alberta. Survived by his brothers Robert & James Park. Predeceased by his brother Gordon Park. Ever remembered by his grandchildren Eric, Hope, Samantha and his great grandchildren Hayden and Frankie. In keeping with Jerry's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Br 110, 19 Quinte St. Trenton on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to STIRLING FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD . 87 James St. Stirling (613-395-2424). If desired, donations to the Hospice Quinte or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences www.rushnellfamilyservices.com12640901

Friday, November 29, 2013

Obituary notice for club member Jerry Park LM381

Jerry Park passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Celebration of life will be held at the Trenton Legion, 20 Quinte St, on Tuesday December 3rd from 2:00 till 4:00pm.
An obituary announcement will be forth coming.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Obituary announcement for Keith Nicholson LM409

NICHOLSON, J.D. Keith - Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in his 72nd year. Keith Nicholson beloved husband of Patricia. Dear father of Kent (Peggy) and Karry (Doug). Loving Poppa of Kyra, Kalyn, Jakob, Benjamin and Kate. Brother of Ivan (Neila) and Barrry (Kaye). Keith will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many many friends. In keeping with Keith's wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at Canadian Legion Branch 631, Collins Bay on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Memorial donations to Kingston General Hospital ICU2, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation 55 Rideau Street Kingston Ontario K7K 2Z8 would be appreciated by the family. IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223 / 613-382-3683 on-line condolences www.simplertimes.org12634981

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Obituary notice for Keith Nicholson (Ret'd WO) LM409

Sad to report that Keith passed away at 1700 hrs
today in Kingston.  Keith and Pat were good friends
to me and anyone he came across in his travels.  He
will be sorely missed.  I served with Keith in CFB
Gagetown, 3 Signal Squadron, in the early sixties
An obituary announcement will be forth coming.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Obituary notice for Robert McDermid LM257

From his son Les:
Please note my father Robert McDermid passed away Saturday November 9, 2013. We believe he served overseas until 1945 with the Signal Corp of the Royal Canadian Hussars 5th Canadian Armed Division. His regiment participated in the Italian Campaign and the liberation of Holland.
McDERMID, Robert "Bob" Duncan - 1924 - 2013 It is with love and fond memories we announce that Bob died on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the age of 89 following many years of declining health related to Alzheimer's disease. He was predeceased by Helena (nee Bokus) his first wife of 43 years, Barbara (nee Marrison) his second wife and his sisters Muriel Moodie and Evelyn Flynn. He will be missed by daughter Carol Perry, his son Les and his wife Kim, his four grandchildren Vanessa, Paige, Patrick and Jonathan. The family thanks the staff at Helen Henderson Care Centre for their warm and attentive care of Bob these last few years. Funeral Service will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME (1900 John Counter Boulevard) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11:30am. The family will receive friends during the reception following the service. As expressions of sympathy, donations made to the Alzheimer s Society would be appreciated by the family.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Obituary announcement for Fred Horton LM296 in Whig Standard

HORTON, Frederick Thomas - Ret'd 35 years of service in the Signals Regiment Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631 Passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of Elizabeth Horton (née Tobin). Cherished father of Christa Monds and father-in-law of Jamie Monds. Loving grandfather of Cody Thomas and Ashley Marie. He is survived by his sisters Sheila Bayer (Bernard) of France, and Maureen Pirso (Priit) of Blue Mountain. He will be dearly missed by his extended family and many friends. Visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - Township Chapel, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, (Taylor-Kidd Blvd. at Centennial Dr.) on Tuesday, November 5th from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, November 6th at 11 a.m. followed by cremation. Interment of Ashes in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Glenburnie, at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations by cheque to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631 or to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. SharingMemories online condolences at www.gftompkins-township.ca12617680

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Obituary notice for Fred Horton LM296 (wo Ret'd)

Deceased 02 Nov 2013 at Kingston, Ontario
Just received word that Fred Horton passed away today at about 1245.  He has had flu like symptons for a few days but was rushed to the hospital today with a suspected heart attack. More info to follow
This a sad day,a real heart breaker
Terry Murphy,

Friday, October 4, 2013

Obituary notice for COCHRANE, Roy (Leroy) Walton LM062

Deceased at Kingston ON 02 Oct 2013
COCHRANE, Roy (Leroy) Walton - April 17, 1923 - October 2, 2013 Devoted and loving husband of 64 years to Philomena Marion Cochrane (nee Melanson), proud father to Dave (Martha), Les (Tracy), Barb Harper (Bruce), Patti Highberg (Terry), Kathy Barton (Greg) and Liz Costa (Joe), grandfather to Cyndi Brake, Jen Rogers, Wendy Masse, Roy Cochrane, Michael Bigeau and Elizabeth Wade and great-grandfather to many. As the youngest son to the late Martha and William Cochrane and brother to the late Leslie, Roy began an extraordinarily full and varied life in Springhill, N.S. A proud WWII veteran (motorcycle dispatch rider), coal miner, Canadian Armed Forces Signal Corp lineman instructor and Correctional Service of Canada escort driver, Roy loved to share stories of his life adventures and treasured memories, from hopping railcars in his youth to wintering with his wife in Panama City and fishing with the boys at Red Pine Lake. Roy was a colourful, gentle man who will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him. A service in the Chapel at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow, during which friends will be received. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
From Terry Murphy, VP Sigs Club:
Roy was a founding member
A good Soldier, Lineman and Friend.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Article - Dieppe hero recounts his role on that fateful day

This article was previously published as link:

13-0068 - August 19, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario — “People were being shot at; people were being killed all over. It was an absolute catastrophe and I could see and hear the disaster taking place all around me. We were left immobilized near the beach and I thought I was going to be taken prisoner.
This chaotic and devastating scene is how Honorary Colonel David Lloyd Hart, now 96 years old, describes the fateful 1942 Allied attack on the German-occupied town of Dieppe in Northern France known as “Operation Jubilee.”

The Dieppe Raid was one of the most devastating and bloody chapters in Canadian military history. Approximately 5000 Canadians made up the bulk of the 6100-strong Allied force. Supported by eight destroyers and 74 air squadrons, they battled 6000 well fortified and entrenched German soldiers. The casualties for Canada totaled 3367, including 913 dead and 1874 prisoners of war.
We knew there was going to be a raid. Of course the training was pretty rigid. But the intelligence was bad. We thought there was only going to be 1000 German troops and we had 6000. But Dieppe had been reinforced by 5000 seasoned German soldiers. It was a 1-1 ratio. And you don’t normally do a full frontal assault unless you have at least 3-1 superiority.
HCol Hart, a Sergeant in the Canadian Army at the time, was the only communication link between the frontline and the headquarters. In the confusion of the raid, communication was essential to the survival of the Allied troops.

HCol Hart spent much of the battle communicating with the frontline, reporting back to headquarters and relaying movement, reinforcement and retreat orders to the troops.

In the heat of battle he radioed to forward units that rescue craft would be arriving at 10:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m., a crucial change in operational plans. And, at one point during the battle, he cut off communication with headquarters in order to relay retreat orders to the Camerons and the South Saskatchewan Regiment, who were under heavy fire and could not be reached by headquarters.
I knew I had a frequency I could contact them with if I could get off the air. Discipline was very rigid those days as far as using radio. I had to ask for permission to get off the air and was told no because I was the only communications forward and back. I promised to come back in two minutes and they agreed. I got off the air, got a hold of the two units, gave them the order to come out and was back on the air in 30 seconds.
This scene is depicted in a painting by Montreal artist Adam Sherriff Scott who died in 1980. HCol Hart sat with Scott for six days describing what happened.
The painting shows the aircraft overhead, the seawall where the men and tanks were pinned down under fire and engineers on the landing craft shooting at enemy aircraft. HCol Hart is depicted in the bottom right with a communications device in hand.
The picture is currently hanging at 4625 Catherine Street West in the 34 Signal Regiment, Royal Montreal Regiment building.
HCol Hart saved countless lives, was given a commission and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery and to “coolness under fire in the continuous performance of his duties.” The citation came out three months after the Dieppe Raid and HCol Hart received his medal from King George VI himself in Buckingham Palace.
He went on to study accounting but stayed in the military, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1965 before being honourably discharged.
He was an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel from 1976 until April 23, 2013 when he was promoted to full Honorary Colonel of 34 Signal Regiment. At 96 he is semi-retired and still occasionally practices accounting.
For his part in the war he says: “I had been a high school cadet from ’31-’34, liked the Army and could see the winds of war were starting in ’37. So I joined. Thought maybe I’d be able to do my bit. And I guess I did.”

Article by Ryan Ferrara, Army Public Affairs


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Obituary notice for Desjardins PO (Pete) LM081

DESJARDINS, Peter - 1920 – 2013 WWII Veteran – L/Col. (Ret.) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27 at KGH at the age of 93. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Winifred (Winnie). Dear father of Geri Kugelmass (Michael) and Mary Desjardins. Proud grandfather of Sara (Tim), Monica (Oren) and Leah. He will be remembered by nieces, nephews, longtime close friends Olive and Charlie and dear friends Jo and Fran. Peter served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards during WWII. After the war, he made the military his career for 30 years, followed by a shorter career with NATO. His travels through work and after retirement allowed for many friendships to be made in Canada and abroad. Peter's woodworking skills have left his family with some memorable furniture pieces. Many thanks to the kind and caring staff at The Waterford Retirement Residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (392 Palace Road) on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KGH or the charity of your choice. 
This information was obtained from the
Kingston Whig Standard


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pictorial Report on Korean War Veterans Day/Armistice Commemoration ceremonies held at Korea War Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario

Veterans, we are pleased to present an on-line link to a 72-page interactive pictorial publication on the recent National Korean War Veterans Day/60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice ceremonies held at the Korea War Veterans National Wall of Remembrance in Brampton, Ontario.

A Veterans activist, Hoojung Jones, is the deputy webmaster for the Korea Veterans Association of Canada.

Below the link that will open the interactive publication is a write-up reprinted from the Hamilton Community that explains Hoojung’s philosophy and why she does what she does for Canada’s Korean War Veterans.


HooJung Jones is a tireless advocate for Canadian Korean War vets

HooJung Jones coauthored Canadians Our Heroes 1950–1953 Korean War and is an active member of the Korean Veterans Association of Canada.

Ask HooJung Jones about Canada’s involvement in the Korean War and her eyes light up.

The 47-year-old Ancaster resident has dedicated much of her life to helping Korean War veterans and spreading the word about what Canadians did in that conflict both in Canada and in her native South Korea.

“Many young people don’t know what the Korean War is,” said Jones, who came to Hamilton in 1987 to study commerce at McMaster.

She also worked in the telecommunications field and is the past president of the Hamilton Folk Arts Heritage Council that runs Its Your Festival at Gage Park each summer.

About 12 years ago she got involved with the Korean Veterans Association of Canada and is currently the organization’s project coordinator and assistant webmaster as well as a tireless
advocate for the Hamilton unit.
In 2005, she coauthored Canadians Our Heroes 1950–1953 Korean War and was presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by Governor General David Johnston in Toronto on June 26.

A native of Seoul, her father is a former member of the South Korean army and her mother was among the 14,000 North Korean refugees who sailed to freedom on the S.S. Meredith Victory on Dec. 24, 1950.

Her parents came to Canada in 2000.

“We really appreciate the Korean War veterans who fought,” said Jones, who is always quick to point out that her family would not be in Canada today if the United States and the United Nations (including Canada) had not sent troops to Korea to push back the Communist attack from the North. “Many people don’t know 16 countries went to Korea and Canada (had) the third largest contingent.”


Friday, August 9, 2013

Obituary notice for Draper RE (Ron) LM576

ex Apprentice E12 Intake 4 1955-57

  Ronald Draper March 13, 1939 - August 5, 2013 DRAPER, Ronald Edward, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2013 in Burnaby, BC surrounded by family. Ron was born in Toronto on March 13, 1939 and proudly served in the Canadian Army with the Royal Canadian Signals Corp for 22 years. He was a dispatcher with the Burnaby RCMP and By-law Enforcement Officer. Scouter Ron was a dedicated volunteer with Scouts Canada and served within the Burnaby Region for 20 years. Ron is survived by his wife of 49 years, Anna; son Richard Draper (Kristen) of Ottawa; daughter Michelle Meech (Roger) of Coquitlam; grandchildren Rion, Dylan and Jaden Draper and Madeleine and John Meech. Special thanks to the staff at George Derby Centre. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 at 10 am at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the BC Cancer Foundation.

 Added tribute from Ron's son Richard:

My father joined in 1955 as a signalman apprentice (the green monsters) and graduated as a Wireless and Line Operator on 6 Sep 57. Throughout his 21 years of service his postings included CFBs Kingston, Petawawa, CFS Ladner & Leitrim, UNEF, and Germany.
On retirement from the CF in 1976, he continued as a Communications Officer with the Prince George RCMP detachment, relocated to Burnaby and continued serving as a dispatcher with the New Westminster Police Service and Burnaby RCMP detachment. In 1992, he became a By-Law enforcement Officer with the RCMP Traffic Section, and eventually transitioned to the Corp of Commissionaires at RCMP Headquarters in Vancouver prior to suffering a stroke in 2010 which unfortunately ended his employment escapades. He spent his remaining days at the George Derby Retirement home for veterans.

Ron was an extremely dedicated Scout Leader and served as the District Commissioner for the Burnaby Region.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Obituary Notice for Alec Hilliard Lilley LM 625

As we continue to investigate club membership, we periodically find information regarding a member who as died previously but our records were not updated.

Surrounded by his family at the Woodstock General Hospital on Tuesday November 17, 2009. Alec Lilley of Princeton in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Wilma Lilley (nee Hoggarth). Dear father of Lynda Rumble of Princeton and Ron and his wife Jean of Kitchener. Loved grandfather of Bryan (Shannon), Brad (Sue), Sarah (Paul), Mark (Melissa) and six great grandchildren. Dear brother of Ina Littlejohns of Woodstock and Harriet Casler of Princeton. Predeceased by two brothers, one sister and his son-in-law Verne Rumble. Alec was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge of Princeton and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 55 Woodstock.  Interment was in the Princeton Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Cancer Society may be made on his behalf, or to the C&E Museum Foundation.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Obituary Notice for Lorn Howard McColl, LM 480

Lorne Howard McCOLL
McCOLL, Lorne Howard - Proud Veteran of WWII. Peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in his 87th year. Cherished husband of 60 years to Winifred Mary Buchanan formerly of Maberly. Loving father to David (Sue O'Rourke) of Toronto, John (Barbara) of Victoria, B.C., Ann McColl (Greg Burliuk) of Yarker and Ruth Dobson of Ottawa. Proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren. Beloved brother of Ruth Astley (Ottawa) and Margaret McColl (Toronto). Predeceased by son-in-law Rocky Dobson. Lorne was a well known pharmacist, starting his career at Milne- McColl Pharmacy then affiliated with several local pharmacies. He especially enjoyed his visits with his family and our Newfoundland dog, Dudley. Friends may call at the ROBERT J. REID & SONS, “The Chapel on the Corner“, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street), Kingston on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 12pm until the time of the service in the Chapel at 2pm. Private interment at a later date. Special thanks to the staff of Helen Henderson Nursing Home for the care and support shown to dad and our entire family. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kingston Humane Society would be appreciated

Mystery Pin

A lady donated an RCCS lapel pin to our
CAVUNP Chapter in Niagara.

Nobody in the Chapter recognizes this
origin of this sterling silver pin.

The donor's father was a WWII member of
the RCCS - Nicolas W. Gramyk.

Can you or anyone in the Club membership
identify the year the pin was made

Don Bowman

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Obituary Notice for Verner Eric Russell, LM 522

Passed away peacefully, on July 6, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Will be dearly missed by his children Nick (Ruth), Lily-May LeBlanc (Ralph), (Roger), Gina Ducharme (Greg), Sandra Ellis (Paul), Rolanda Poag (Brad), Rosalind (Jon) and their mother Rolanda Tremblay (Ray). Dearest friend of Trudy Wood. Predeceased by Lorraine Gwyther. Beloved grandfather
of numerous grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Survived by his sisters Nancy Painter (Dennis) Margaret (Jim). Predeceased by his sister Marylyn Piper- Mendler (Jack) and brothers Ken (Wilma) and Robert (Elaine). Eric served with the RCSofS also with the United Nations Emergency Force and the Motorcycle Display Team.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Obituary notice for Vanstone Gary LM344 MWO (Ret'd)

Obituary notice for Vanstone Gary LM344 MWO (Ret'd)
Deceased 1 July 2013 at Sydney NS
On behalf of Mary and Christine Vanstone and family:

We would like to take this time to extend, as well our gratefulness for your friendship to:


Passed away peacefully and briefly at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital

in Sydney, N.S. on July 1/13

As per personal wishes there will be no service, cremation only.

Note: All internet connections at this time have been deleted

Thank-you for being apart of Gary's Special Journey on Earth.


Mary, Christine and Family

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Obituary announcement for Raymond Gouthro LM365
Deceased 07 June 2013 at Juniper Mountain, NS

Raymond Gouthro

Raymond Gouthro
Born In: Glace Bay
Passed in: Juniper Mountain
Passed on: June 7th, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ray on June 7th, 2013.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of Phillip and Mildred (Burke).
Ray had served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years and he was a Broker with Allstate Insurance for 23 years. In recent years, he was a Broker for the Open Skies Offroad Insurance Program.

Ray was always willing to give a helping hand to those who needed it. He was a volunteer driver for the Celtic Colours Festival and also volunteered yearly with the setting up of the Luminaries at Victoria Park for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Ray himself was a Cancer Survivor.
Ray had a love for the outdoors and a strong passion for the sport of ATVing. His contribution to the sport of ATVing was indeed tremendous. He was a founding President of the National ATV Association AQCC. Ray was the first Executive Director for the All Terrain Vehicle Association of Nova Scotia. His commitment to ATVANS spans many years, countless meetings and thousands of miles. He was instrumental in introducing many changes on behalf of the sport safety of ATVing in Nova Scotia. Ray was also active in the Isle Royal and the Glace Bay Marconi Trail Blazer's ATV clubs. He always enjoyed his outings and the friendships developed with his fellow members.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife Almina Gouthro of 53 years, son David Timothy (Ontario), daughter Monique Cecile (Dave), son Timothy James (British Columbia) and grand-daughter Ashley Kachuba (Ontario) also sisters Victoria (Ronnie-Deceased), Velma (Angelo), Dolla (Paul), Myrna (Larry), adopted sister Debbie (Paul) also brothers Basil (Evelyn), Michael (Anne) all living in Ontario and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Ray was predeceased by his brother John and sister Lois.
There will be no visitation and cremation has taken place under the care of Forest Haven Cemetery per Ray's request. A memorial mass will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland in Grand Mira on Thursday June 13th, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Paul MacGillivary officiating, followed by a reception at Parish Hall. Internment will be at St. Margaret Cemetery.
Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer
Society, St. Margaret Cemetery or charity of choice.
Here I Am Lord In Your Amazing Grace.
Goodbye "Walter"


Monday, June 3, 2013

Obituary announcement for Marcia Mawson, wife of Club member
Cliff Mawson LM411.  Deceased 17 May 2013 at Vancouver
She died after an eight year battle with Carcinoid Cancer.  You can email Cliff at

Monday, May 27, 2013

Obituary announcement for Joan Blair wife of
Jack Blair LM 125 at Nanaimo BC
Joan passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on May 12,2013 (Mothers Day) at the age of 88. She is predeceased by her son, Jack; daughter, Ingrid Sandra; and her three younger brothers Charles, Victor and Ron. She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Jack Blair, her daughter, Joanne Burroughs (Keith), son James Blair (Jane), son-in-law, John Watson (Valerie) and daughter-in-law Cheryl Blair (Gord Schmidt). She will also be sadly missed by Grandchildren Patrick Watson (Deborah); Heather Watson; Krista Mitchell (Graeme); Brandi Murray (Ian) and Great-Grandchildren Jackson Blair Mitchell and Marion Murray. Joan Maud Haggith was born in Dalston, England and was the only daughter of Albert and Maud Haggith (nee Ross). She served proudly in the Women's Land Army and met Jack (a Canadian soldier) in England during WW 11. She and Jack married on May 6, 1944. Joan came to Canada in late 1944, crossing the Atlantic on a dangerous voyage in a ship with many other war brides. After a long crosscountry train ride, she arrived in Vancouver to a blaze of lights she hadn't seen in England for the preceding five years. Joan was warmly welcomed into Jack's family. Jack spent his career in the Canadian Army and Joan and their growing family moved 28 different times during his career, finally retiring in Nanaimo in 1975. Joan was always very busy and she had many interests. She was a member of the local War Brides Association, started a "Take a Break" program for young mothers, volunteered with Fairview school and worked in the library. This latter experience led to her working many years as a Library Assistant with the Vancouver Island Regional Library. She was a member of the Nanaimo Garden Club and was one of the founding members of the Nanaimo Genealogy Club, now the Nanaimo Family History Society. Joan loved music (especially the Big Band era) and dancing, enjoying her life fully. She had a great sense of humour. She and Jack lived at Nanaimo Seniors Village for the past several years and the family would like to thank the residents and staff (and Mid-Island Health workers) for all the wonderful companionship and help they provided. Joan was very grateful for the care she was given. The family would also like to thank Daphne Barley (Joan's bridesmaid), Kathy Roberts and Joan Clarke who have remained steadfast friends for all these years. There will be no service, no flowers, no celebration of life by request. Please remember her as the fun loving, gentle, kind person she was. If you wish, a donation can be made to the Parkinson Society Canada National Research Program.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Obituary announcement for Signallers Club member
Deceased at Burnaby, BC 01 May 2013
WOODWARD, Bert Henry
March 22, 1923 – May 1, 2013
We have lost and mourn another of our
WWII Veterans. Bert died peacefully at George Derby Centre, Burnaby, with his devoted wife by his side. Born in Scarborough, Ontario to British immigrant parents, Bert Woodward Sr. & Phoebe Haywood. Bert is survived by his loving wife Mary of 63 years; children: Keith (Susan), Gloria (Allan), Paula; granddaughters: Alana & Tamara Ellard & Carleigh & Tasha Woodward, their mother, Geri Woodward, sister, Elaine Waid (Jim), brother-in-law, Norman Johnston. Bert proudly served his country in WWII, joining the Merchant Navy at age 19. On October 22, 1942, Bert was on Merchant Troop Ship "Winnipeg II" when ship was torpedoed & sunk in the North Atlantic. After surviving this tragedy he joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 13th Infantry Brigade, 6th Division Signals, serving in Canada, England & Holland. Discharged from Army, he began his accounting career at Canada Packers Ltd, Vancouver, where he met his wife, Mary in 1950. They were married in Mary's home town, Edmonton in 1951; an office romance that continued for 63 years. They built their home in Burnaby where they raised their family and lived there the past 52 years. Bert was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion #83, Canadian Merchant Navy Veterans Ass'n, Signallers Club of Canada, Pacific Signallers & Deer Lake United Church. Bert & Mary were long-time members of Pitt Meadows Golf Club. They enjoyed their winter golfing holidays in Palm Desert, where Bert was proud to have shot a hole-in-one. They also enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, especially on cruises. Bert will be fondly remembered for his warm smile, quick wit & sense of humor, a true gentleman, caring husband & generous, loving father & grandfather, especially enjoying numerous family gatherings of our extended family. Funeral Service will be held at Columbia- Bowell Funeral Chapel on May 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery following reception. Flowers gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make a memorial donation to Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund – so that children with dyslexia & learning disabilities, regardless of financial need, may receive an education in a setting where they can learn & prosper. Please make cheques payable to: Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund & send to: 420 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, B.C. V7H-1S8.
From the Vancouver Sun


Monday, April 29, 2013

Obituary notice for DESJARDINS, Peter(LCol Ret'd) LM 91
Deceased 27 April 2013 at Kingston, Ontario
DESJARDINS, Peter - 1920 – 2013 WWII Veteran – L/Col. (Ret.) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27 at KGH at the age of 93. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Winifred (Winnie). Dear father of Geri Kugelmass (Michael) and Mary Desjardins. Proud grandfather of Sara (Tim), Monica (Oren) and Leah. He will be remembered by nieces, nephews, longtime close friends Olive and Charlie and dear friends Jo and Fran. Peter served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards during WWII. After the war, he made the military his career for 30 years, followed by a shorter career with NATO. His travels through work and after retirement allowed for many friendships to be made in Canada and abroad. Peter's woodworking skills have left his family with some memorable furniture pieces. Many thanks to the kind and caring staff at The Waterford Retirement Residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (392 Palace Road) on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to KGH or the charity of your choice. 12398935

Friday, April 26, 2013

Obituary notice for  Fequet, Lorraine,Warrant Officer,M.B., C.D.
Deceased at Kingston, Ontario 25th April 2013

Note:  There will be a reception at the WO and
Sgts Mess following the service

This will be in the Ottawa Citizen and Whig Standard.

Fequet, Lorraine M.B., C.D.

Peacefully at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Thursday April 25, 2013 in her 58th year. Beloved wife of 39 years to Tony Fequet. Beloved daughter to Kathleen Kinsella and the late Stan Carlin. Loving mother to Jacqueline Fequet, Melanie and her husband Sheldon Gillis and Eric and his wife Catherine Fequet. Dear sister to Janis Carlin of Montreal, Quebec and Leah Carlin (Dean) of Ottawa, Ontario. Cherished grandmother to Jessika, Carlin, Nicole, Brydin, Eria, Miley, Jake and Brody. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Ivan Stewart, to the staff at KGH, St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, to the CCAC staff and the medical staff of CFB Kingston, and in particular her case manager Michelle Quinton – Hickey.

Family and friends will be received at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes - 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Drive) on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be celebrated in our chapel on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Final place of rest Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. For those wishing, donations may be made to the U.H.K.F. - South Eastern Ontario Cancer Clinic or to the Hospital for Sick Children Otolaryngology and Audiology Department in her memory.

Luke McEachnie | Funeral Home Manager
Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Township Chapel | Arbor Memorial Inc.
435 Davis Drive, Kingston ON CA, K7M 8L9
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Obituary announcement for
Sergeant Robert Blenkhorn (Retired) Land 32 Sig Regt 00329 Sig Op
It is sad that I must announce the untimely passing of your dear friend, Sgt. Bob Blenkhord, CD. He died quietly at Sunnybrook Hospital on April 1, 2013 at the age of 90 years.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Obituary notice for LINDA MARIE LENT (SAMS)
                         Sincerely, Robert and Beverley Lent

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Obituary annoucement for Terry Hurd LM446
Deceased 12 Mar 2013 in Wetaskiwin, AB

Terry Hurd passed away this morning in Wetaskiwin.  He was a long time veteran of RCCS and CE Branch. He served in many field units in Canada and overseas. In retirement, Terry served as president of the Northern Alberta Signals and Communications association for many years. He designed and with the association built the cairn dedicated to the NWT&YRS. Terry was a paratrooper in CJATC Rivers with Air Support Signals.
 Obituary info to follow as soon as available.
Submitted by Al Currie.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Obituary notice for MacKnight KF (Ken)LM425
Deceased 09 Feb 2011 in Sidney, BC, submitted by his son John MacKnight

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Obituary announcement for Wayne Corkum LM806

Wayne Allen Corkum, CD - 66, of Melanson, Kings County, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013.  Born in Kentville, he was a son of the late Carl and Dorothy (Allen) Corkum.  Wayne was a member of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals for 13 years.  During this time he served in Camp Gagetown, N.B., Edmonton, Alberta, Lahr, Germany, Petawawa, ON, and Middle East.  After retiring from the Forces he moved to N.S. and joined the Civil Servants as a Communications Operator with 723 Comm Sqn, Halifax, finally retiring in 1999.  He is survived by his beloved wife, the former Theresa Davidson; and cherished daughter, Karen Corkum, Melanson; a sister, Linda Christie, Lakeville; two brothers, Karl (Cheryl), Beaverbank; Michael (Elizabeth), Mt. Uniacke.  He is survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Maureen Luckhurst.  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2013 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, where the funeral service, followed by a reception, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23,2013, Reverend Gary Manthorne officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date in the Gaspereau Cemetery, Kings County.  Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Obituary notice for George Lackonick LM098

It is with deep sadness that I am informing you, on behalf of the Branch Leadership, of the passing of our former Colonel-Commandant, Colonel George Lackonick (Retired), who passed away peacefully on Sunday, 17 February at shortly after 2000 hrs, with his family (wife Madeline, daughter Dianne and son Vincent) at his side. Funeral arrangements are being arranged between the family and the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment, and will be announced as soon as possible. For planning purposes, the funeral is being planned for Thursday, 21 February at the RC Chapel at CFB Kingston to be followed by a reception to be held at Fort Frontenac Officer's Mess. The alternate date being considered is Saturday, 23 Februrary at the same locations. As soon as the details are firm, they will be communicated by the undersigned. Thank you.

This e-mail was sent to all retired officers and CPO1/CWO of the C&E Branch for which we have current e-mail addresses.


C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que je vous informe, au nom du leadership de la Branche, du décès de notre ancien Colonel Commandant, le Colonel George Lackonick (retraité), qui est décédé le dimanche, 17 février quelques minutes après 20H00, avec sa famille (épouse Madeline, fille Dianne et fils Vincent) à ses côtés. Le Régiment des transmissions interarmées de Forces canadiennes fait les arrangements funéraires avec la famille, lesquels vous seront transmis dès qu'ils seront disponibles. Pour vous aider à planifier, les funérailles sont planifiés pour ce jeudi, 21 février à l'Église catholique de la BFC Kingston. La cérémonie sera suivie d'une réception au Mess des officiers du Fort Frontenac. La date alternative considérée est samedi, le 23 février aux mêmes endroits. Dès que les détails sont fermes, ils vous seront communiqués par le soussigné.

Ce courriel a été envoyé a tous les officiers et Adjuc/PM1 de la Branche des C&E a la retraite dont les adresses courriel sont connus.

Daniel J.W. Bergeron
Canadian Forces Communications and Electronics Branch Adjutant /
Adjudant de la Branche des communications et de l'électronique des Forces canadiennes
Editor of the Communications and Electronics Newsletter /
Éditeur du Bulletin des Communications et de l'Électronique
National Defence | Défense nationale

Friday, February 1, 2013

Obituary Notice Ron Fox (LM548)

After a long and turbulent illness, handled with much dignity, Ronald passed away at Macassa Lodge, December 21, 2012.
Predeceased by Beloved Wife June and Daughter Judith, Brother Graham Walford, Mother Jane and Father Graham, Sister Joyce and Brother-in-Law Fred.
Survived by Sister Ilene (Chuck) and Brother Leonard, Sister-in-Law Margaret and his greatest treasures his children, Lynda (Randy), Richard (Elisa), Tracy and Jennifer (Gary). Grandfather to Jason (Jennifer), Meagan (Scott), Christopher (Erin), Lisa and Samantha. Great-Grandfather to Deklin, Kaylee, Alyssa and Maeve.
Our Dad will be greatly missed by his extended family and friends.
Long standing Member, Elder and Clerk of Session Emeritus of The South Gate Presbyterian Church. Member of Signals Club of Canada and Hamilton Signals Association. Retired Employee of Northern Electric (Nortel) with 42.5 years of dedicated service.
Thanks to the Staff at Macassa for their exceptional care of our Dad.
Visitation and Funeral Service to be held Thursday, December 27th at The South Gate Presbyterian Church, 120 Clarendon Ave., Hamilton, ON. Visitation 12 noon - 1 p.m. Funeral 1 p.m. Interment to follow. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following at Marquis Gardens, 1050 Rymal Rd. E., Hamilton, ON.
In lieu of flowers, donations to The South Gate Presbyterian Church would be greatly appreciated.

 "A" (RES) CORPS SIGNALS, R.C.C.S., C.A. Rank Corporal After a diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Pick's Disease, Ronald Fox entered Macassa Lodge - his final home. Through the years certain people stood out for their loving care for my Father. I would like to thank the many people who showed genuine care for Dad and I throughout the years. C1W PSW's Jocelyn, Rona, Maria, Avril, Elsa, Lynda K., Barb, C2E PSW's Joan, Wendy, Vesna, Rebecca, Dixie, Hanson D Wing, Melissa, and all others who came to our rescue when Dad collapsed outside. RPN's Kathy R., Bonnie, Lindsay, Diane (thank you for coming to C2E the week of Dad's sickness), Pat, Debbie, RN's Pam T. (your compassion comforted me), Irma, Debbie, Jo the Dietician - thanks for your dedication to Dad, Holly, Denise, Linda, Heather, Lisa and many more recreation workers. Margaret, Dan and all the Volunteers. Step Ahead Foot Care - Dad's feet never looked so good! To all the staff who were in and out of Ronald's room from December 16th to the 21st - your compassion and care was amazing. To all the Residents I met throughout the years, the Family members of residents - I thank you all. To Robert Geddes for being our Friend and Minister - your visits and prayers will never be forgotten. To the Neighbours, The Pyper's, Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, Tom and Ginny and Rodney, who were enormous support for myself and Mother after Ronald moved to his new home. You all made the Long Goodbye so much more tolerable. Thank You, especially to my Father, who wrote to me; Tracy, part of growing up is looking back and remembering! "Love" not pain. It was a pleasure taking care of and being an advocate for my Dad for the 9 plus years he lived at Macassa. You never lost your mannerisms and your smile and laugh was infectious. Donations to the Macassa Volunteers Association would be appreciated. Money donated goes directly to the Residents for outings, parties etc. Much of which Ronald participated in. Thank You All... - 

Good afternoon … I am sorry to have to relay the news that my Dad has passed away – he passed away on December 21, 2012.  One bright and shining moment at the funeral – several members of the Hamilton Signals Group attended and saluted his coffin as it left the Church.  One of the members recited the Ode of Remembrance. My father would have been so very proud.    I did continue to receive mailings from the C&E museum – although my father was not able to verbalize, I believe being able to keep him up to date with the newsletter made him very happy.

Jennifer Fox

Monday, January 21, 2013

Obituary Notice for Richard Dale Regambal LM339

REGAMBAL, RICHARD DALE(DICK) 1932-2013 Passed away January 14, 2013 at the age of 80 years. He was a 23-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, Signal Corps, and spent several years working as a Tugboat Engineer. Richard was an avid bridge player, wine maker and outdoorsman. He is predeceased by his parents, four brothers and his son Randy. He is survived by his children BJ, Rick and Ron, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brother Vernon and sister Helen, nephew Rick (Karon and RJ), numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friend Lorene Harris. He will be sadly missed. At Richard's request, there will be no funeral. A Celebration of Richard's Life will be held Monday, January 28 from 3 to 5 at the ANAF, Unit 376, 270 Dougall Road N, Rutland.