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
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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