Sunday, December 6, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Don Banks BGen(Retd) LM193

BANKS , Brigadier General (Ret'd) Don

Posted: December 6, 2015BANKS, Brigadier General (Retired) Donald - Don passed away peacefully while lovingly surrounded by his devoted wife and children on December 4, 2015 at the age of 75. Survived by his dearly beloved wife, Carolyn, daughter Sandra (Kim) and son Patrick (Trish). Loving and proud grandfather to Kate, Grace, Zachary and Justin. Brother of Bud (Madeline), Jack (Margaret) and the late Margaret (Chuck) Cox. Bother-in-law to the late William (Ann) Hucheson and dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Don had a very distinguished career in the Canadian Army, starting as an Apprentice Soldier and rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals/Communications Electronics Branch. He served with distinction and honour across Canada and overseas. He commanded at every rank level, and locally as Commanding Officer of the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment, Commandant of the School of Communications and Electronics and more recently as Base Commander of Canadian Forces Base Kingston. After promotion to Brigadier General in July 1990, he assumed command of the Canadian Forces Communication Command. In June 1993, he was inducted into the Order of Military Merit in the rank of Commander. After retirement, Don remained active in the local military and civilian community, serving as Colonel of the Regiment for 1st Canadian Division Headquarters and Signal Regiment; president of Signals Welfare Incorporated; as a member of the Board of Governors of the Corps of Commissionaires. He was also, for many years, a Director on the Board of the Military Communications and Electronics Museum, where he was one of the driving forces behind the production of the Corps/Branch history. He was appointed Colonel Commandant of the C&E Branch in February 2000 and was serving in that capacity during the visit of the Branch Colonel-in-Chief, HRH the Princess Royal, Princess Anne in 2003. Don will be missed by his many friends, both military and civilian as he had a positive effect on all those who had the great fortune to know him. The family will receive friends at the JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Blvd, on Tuesday, 8 December 2015 from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on the Base at the Reading Drill Hall (Drill Hall Alpha - 10 Satellite Ave., Vimy Barracks CFB Kingston.) at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December 2015. Reception to follow at the Vimy Officers Mess. Donations in Don 's memory may be made to the Communications & Electronics Museum or the Canadian Lung Association.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Obituary notce for club member BGen (retd) Don Banks

Deceased at Kingston Dec 4th, 2015

It is with great sadness that I am informing you  that BGen (retd) Don Banks   passed away  last evening .  He passed quietly, in no pain.  Carol    and family, Patrick and Sandra,  - all were with him when he passed.   The  details on funeral will be advised when known

William S. Richard
BGen (retd)
Colonel Commandant
Communications and Electronics Branch
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Monday, November 30, 2015

Obituary announcement for old comrade Frederick Arthur Hubble

Frederick Arthur Hubble

Frederick Arthur Hubble
Passed in: Baddeck
Passed on: November 27th, 2015
Frederick Arthur Hubble, age 70, of Baddeck, N.S. passed away Nov. 27, 2015, at the Victoria General Hospital Halifax.
He was the son of John Henderson and the late Connie Hubble-Henderson.
Fred served 25 years in the Canadian Army Signal Corps. During 1976-1980, he served with Canadian Airborne. He served with the U.N. in Canadian Peace Keeping in Cyprus and Egypt. Fred completed two tours in Germany for a total of seven years.
He was an active member of the Baddeck Lions Club and Royal Canadian Legion. Fred embraced the village he became so a part of, he could be found at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Kidston Island Beach, driving Baadeck Yarns car in the parades and delivering Meals on Wheels. He had a way with everyone he met, and tormented every cashier and waitress in the village. He took the time to know them all. Although here for a short time he became larger than life and will be greatly missed.
Fred is survived by sons, Chad (Marta), Ted (Meighan), Christopher (Claudia) and grandson William; daughter Angela; brother Les (Jane); his soul mate Patricia Fields and her children, Christopher (James) and Michelle.
He was predeceased by his mother Connie, brothers, Ted and Rick Hubble.
Visitation for Fred will be held Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at MacAskill Funeral Home, 43 Grant St., Baddeck. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m Wednesday Dec. 2 in the Greenwood United Church with Rev Alison Etter officiating.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


ST-GELAIS, Jacqueline May (nee Scott)
1940 - 2015

As a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Jacqueline passed away on November 21, 2015.  Beloved wife for 51 years of Jacques.  Loving mother of Paul and late Julie.  Grandmother of Alec and Francis.  She will be missed by sister June (Jim Bloye).  The family wishes to thank everyone involved in Jackie’s care, and friends for their supports.  In respecting Jackie’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.  In memory of Jackie, donation to the ALS Association would be appreciated.  Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at  
Jackie's obituary and accompanying online 'Guestbook' can be accessed at:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member CWO (Ret’d) Jack Mundell Blair, CD – RC Sigs/Comm Op (213) (1922 – 2015) LM125

Deceased at Nanaimo BC Nov 8th, 2015
Jack was predeceased by his beloved wife of 69 years Joan, son Jack and daughter Sandy (Watson). He is survived by daughter Joanne Burroughs (Keith), son Jim (Jane), son-in-law John Watson (Valerie), daughter-in-law Cheryl Blair (Gord), grandchildren Patrick (Deborah), Heather, Brandi (Ian), Krista (Graeme) and great-grandchildren Marion, Jackson, Nathan and Markus.

Jack was born in New Westminster, BC and grew up in Vancouver’s west end. He joined the Canadian Army (RC Sigs) in 1939, was posted to England in 1940 and saw active service in Northern Europe 1944-45. In 1960 he served with the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Congo. He retired in 1974 in Nanaimo having achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.

In 2014 he was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honour in recognition of his service in the liberation of France. After his military service he worked for many years at Malaspina College now known as the Vancouver Island University. In retirement he bought his own aircraft (1946 Navion, CF-JPC46) and fulfilled a lifelong passion for flying. At his request there was no service.
This was received from Jack's Son-in-law Jack Watson
From club member Merv Embury:
Jack and I served together in 740 Comm Sqn Nanaimo from Sep 1970 to Aug 1973; Jack the Sqn Ops CWO and me the Sqn Ops O. Throughout the remainder of my 36+ year career, I never forgot the sound advice and wise counsel Jack provided me during those early formative years of my career. Jack epitomized the word gentleman and, was an incredibly loyal and dedicated career professional in every sense of the word. Following our departure from Nanaimo in Aug 1973, Peggy and I remained lifelong friends with Jack and Joan visiting them on numerous occasions over the years; seeing them for our last visit in Apr 2010. We will never forget our valued lifelong friendship with Jack and Joan and, the extended Blair family. RIP Mr. Blair!

C&E Branch Retirements / Retraites de la Branche des C&É

10 November 2015

 Corporal Allison Geiger, ACISS

Depart With Dignity: 13 November 2015

Location: Canadian Brewhouse, 12711 97 Street, Edmonton, AB

OPI: MCpl Steven Ernst e-mail: Steven.Ernst at

1 December 2015

 Master Corporal Adam J. Impens, CD – ACISS-IST

Depart With Dignity: 27 November 2015 starting at 1300 hrs.

Location: Danny’s Restaurant, 3432 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa, ON K8H 1X2

OPI: MCpl Christopher Sabourin e-mail: Christopher.Sabourin at

Corporal Fédéric Lévesque-Gingras – ATIS Tech

Depart With Dignity: 20 November 2015, RSVP 13 Nov 15.

Location: Canton Restaurant, 17455 Old Highway 2 W, Trenton, ON K8V 5P7

OPI: Sgt Guy Girardeau, email: guy.girardeau at and

MCpl Angelo Galeazza, email: angelo.galeazza at

10 December 2015
Chief Warrant Officer Jean Lachaine, CD – ACISS

OPI for messages: Maj Denis D`Amours de Courberon e-mail: Denis.Damoursdecourberon at

 29 December 2015
Corporal Ming Tung, CD – ATIS Tech

Depart With Dignity: 27 November 2015 starting at 1130 hrs.

Location: Mandarin Restaurant, 2055 Tenth Line rd, Orleans, ON K4A 4C5

OPI: MCpl Andrew Seward e-mail: Andrew.Seward at

4 January 2016

 Captain Jean-René Lainesse, CD - Sigs

Depart With Dignity : 15 December 2015 starting at the Louis St-Laurent bldg starting at 1030 hrs.

Retirement luncheon: Saint-Éloi Café Bistro, 100 rue Atawe, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6W7 starting at 1130 hrs.

OPI : MWO Lance Brouwer e-mail : Lance.Brouwer at

 8 January 2016

Master Warrant Officer Frank Demers, CD – ACISS

Depart With Dignity: 12 December 2015 starting at 1800 hrs.

Location: Salaberry Armoury, 188 Alexandre-Taché (corner St-Joseph and Alexandre Taché blvds), Gatineau, QC J8Y 3L5

OPIs : MWO Micheline Benoit e-mail : Micheline.Benoit at and

Capt Louis Coté e-mail: Louis.Cote at

Commencement du texte en français
14 janvier 2016
 Adjudant-maitre Stuart V. Cirne, CD – SSICA-GTSIC
Cérémonie de départ avec la dignité: lundi 23 novembre 2015
Place: Clocktower Brew Pub, 418 Richmond road, Ottawa, ON de 1130 – 1300 heures
POC: Capt Minh-Thi Vo courriel: Minh-Thi.Vo at
Nouvelles annonces
10 novembre 2015
Caporal Allison Geiger, SSICA
Cérémonie de départ dans la dignité: 13 novembre 2015
Place: Canadian Brewhouse, 12711 97 Street, Edmonton, AB
POC: MCpl Steven Ernst courriel: Steven.Ernst at
1 décembre 2015
Caporal-chef Adam J. Impens, CD – SSICA-TSI
Cérémonie de départ dans la dignité: 27 novembre 2015 commençant à 1300 heures
Place: Danny’s Restaurant, 3432 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa, ON K8H 1X2
POC: MCpl Christopher Sabourin courriel: Christopher.Sabourin at
Caporal Frédéric Lévesque-Gingras – Tech SITA
Cérémonie de départ dans la dignité: 20 novembre 2015, RSVP 13 novembre 2015
Place: Canton Restaurant, 17455 Old Highway 2 W, Trenton, ON K8V 5P7
POC: Sgt Guy Girardeau, courriel: guy.girardeau at
Cplc Angelo Galeazza, courriel : angelo.galeazza at
10 décembre 2015
Adjudant-chef Jean Lachaine, CD – SSICA
POC pour les messages: Maj Denis D`Amours de Courberon courriel: Denis.Damoursdecourberon at
29 décembre2015
Caporal Ming Tung, CD – Tech SITA
Cérémonie de départ dans la dignité: 27 novembre 2015 commençant à 1130 heures.
Place: Mandarin Restaurant, 2055 Tenth Line rd, Orléans, ON K4A 4C5
POC: MCpl Andrew Seward courriel: Andrew.Seward at
4 janvier 2016
Captain Jean-René Lainesse, CD, Trans
Cérémonie de départ avec la dignité: 15 décembre 2015 à l`édifice Louis St-Laurent commençant à 1030 heures.
Place pour le dîner de retraite: Saint-Éloi Café Bistro, 100 rue Atawe, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6W7 commençant à 1130 heures.
POC : MWO Lance Brouwer courriel: Lance.Brouwer at
8 Janvier 2016
Adjudant-maitre François Demers, CD – SSICA
Cérémonie de départ avec la dignité: 12 décembre 2015 commençant à 1800 heures.
Place : Manège militaire Salaberry, 188 Alexandre-Taché (coins blvds St-Joseph et Alexandre Taché), Gatineau, QC J8Y 3L5
POCs: MWO Micheline Benoit courriel: Micheline.Benoit at ou
Capt Louis Coté courriel: Louis.Cote at
Fin du texte en français.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Obituary announcemennt for club member LCol GORDON (GORD) KEITH MACDOUGALL LM514 (RC SIGS/CELE 42B RET'D)

MACDOUGALL, Gordon Keith "Gord" Retired LCol
Passed away suddenly at Kingston General Hospital Friday November 6, 2015 in his 75th year; beloved Husband of Mary Noreen Catherine (nee Patrick), loving Father of two sons and families: Gordon (Howe Island), Michael (Ottawa) and family Josee D'Amour and loving Grandfather to Gabrielle MacDougall.  Gordon was predeceased by his parents George Keith and Phyllis Ruther (Gerard), and will be sadly missed by his sisters: Marilyn Kinley (B.C.), Phyllis (Joe) Mrak (B.C.), Janet (Ron) Schek (B.C.), and Grace and (Tony) D'Ariano (Hamilton).  Born in Toronto, raised in British Columbia, he entered the Canadian Military Royal Signals Corps in 1960.  After postings in: Petawawa, London Ontario, Kingston, Germany, Calgary, Toronto, Washington D.C., Jericho Beach, Ottawa, Gord retired from the military and moved to Howe Island.  On Howe Island, he renovated an old cottage which became his life's work.  He turned his hand at drafting, designing, and implementing Noreen's dream for their home.  Many friends helped with the dream: Bob Conroy, Dan Spencer, Don Banks, and Gerald Coady.  His next love was a love of golf and was a member of the Garrison Golf Club and played regularly with his golf "buddies."  Gord will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews in Hamilton and British Columbia. You were, and will always, truly be an "Officer and a Gentleman" and will live on in our memories forever holding a special place in our hearts.  Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard onThursday, November 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 13
 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the Funeral Service to follow in the chapel at 2:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gord's memory may be made to the Military Communications and Electronics Museum.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Obituray Notice for LM150 LCol (retd) Brian D. Costello (RCSigs / CELE(L))

It is with profound sadness, and much gratitude, that we share news of the death of LCol (retd) Brian Denis Costello, CD, who died peacefully October 9, 2015 at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital, following a stroke suffered hours earlier at his family home. He was 74 years old.
Brian is survived by his loving and caring wife, Martha Carolyn Costello (Patterson, of Gaspé, QC), his loving sons Capt (N) Brian Andrew (Maureen), LCol (retd) Joseph Patrick (Margaret), Lt (N) Sean Michael (Pam), his beloved grand-daughters Katherine and Jamie, and by younger siblings Sheila, Michael (Patty) and Aileen (Jack). Pre-deceased by his parents Capt (retd) Edwin and Doris Costello (Switzer) and brother Terry.
A career Army officer, first with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and later the Communications & Electronics Branch, he enjoyed a diverse career filled with both field and staff positions, including an exchange tour in Colorado Springs, deployment to Ismalia, Egypt with UNEF II, communications support of the 1976 Olympics (Montréal) and highlighted by command of CFS Masset 1981- 84. He later earned accolades and great recognition for his successful leadership of a multi-year, international undertaking, the CFSRS Remoting Project, OP WINTERCHILL.
Retiring from the Canadian Forces in 1995 and later from the Communications Security Establishment in 1998, he continued his 33-year challenge of Multiple Sclerosis with the unending support and love of his wife and partner in life, Martha.
The family would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the staff on duty in the Emergency Department during Brian's short time in hospital; the care, and caring, could not have been better! Special thanks to Steve & Cathy.
Friends may pay respects on Wednesday evening (6-9 p.m.) at the
Kelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel
2313 Carling Avenue,
Ottawa, ON K2B 7G3
or, after 12 noon on Thursday October 15, at the
Beechwood National Memorial Centre (National Military Cemetery)
280 Beechwood Ave,
Ottawa, ON K1M 8E2
(613) 741-9530
Visitation will end shortly before the 2:00 p.m. Funeral and 3:00 p.m. Military Burial. In lieu of flowers, In Memoriam donations to the MS Society would be appreciated

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Obituary announcement for old comrade Warrant Officer (Ret`d) Edward “Eddie” Joseph Dwyer

We regret to inform you of the passing of Warrant Officer (Ret`d) Edward “Eddie” Joseph Dwyer on 6 September 2015 at the age of 63. He served for 30 years and retired as an ATIS Tech in July 2007.

DWYER, Edward Joseph - (1952 - 2015) - It is with saddened hearts but wonderful memories that we announce the sudden passing of Edward "Eddie" Joseph Dwyer after a courageous battle with lung disease on Sunday September 6, 2015 in Toronto, ON at the age of 63.

Eddie will be greatly missed by his wife Rose of 40 years, beloved father of Eddie (Sue), Amy, and Aaron (Becky), and loving Papa to Madeline, Bridget, Gracie, Liberty, and his little man Jackson. He is survived by his father Edward (Florence), brothers Bernie (Yolanda), Bobby (Terri Lynn), Leo (Honey), Gerry (Angie), and Billy (Jennifer), sisters Cathy (John), Debbie (Paul), and Loretta. He is predeceased by his mother Louise and his brother Kevin. He will be sadly missed by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

Eddie was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was a proud member of the Canadian Arm Forces for 30 years before retiring in 2007. His love of Family was seconded by his passion for golf and he always looked forward to rounds with his best friends Wade and Brock. He was a devoted follower and dedicated fan of the Green Bay Packers, Boston Red Sox, and the Montreal Canadians.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday 12 September at the Hillside Funeral Home, 362 Airport road, North Bay, Ontario. Eddie recently relocated to Toronto and was two days shy of going on the lung transplant list. In lieu of flowers and donations he and his family ask that you become an organ donor. Online condolences can be made at

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member SAVOIE, Rev. Father J. Georges Ivan Maj (ret) HM003

SAVOIE, Rev. Father J. Georges Ivan Maj (ret)

Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday September 8, 2015, in his 89 year.  The son of Lucien Savoie and Thérèse Proulx, he was born in Louisville, Quebec, on September 24, 1926 and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface, Manitoba on January 19, 1959.

Fr. Georges is survived by his beloved Jeannine Paillé and by his siblings, Réal Savoie (Clemence Perron) of Gatineau, Marguerite Savoie of Trois Rivieres Quebec, Maurice Savoie of Trois Rivieres Quebec and Bruno Savoie of Montmagny Quebec.  He will be dearly missed by his brother priests, numerous nieces and nephews, friends.

During his priesthood, Fr. Georges served with the Canadian Forces, regular and reserve for 57 years.  He served as RC military chaplain on 15 Bases.  As a chaplain he followed the troops in their exercises and serviced in European countries.  His priesthood was characterized by his deep loyalty to the men and women that served in the forces.  He ministered with great faith, care and love.  In his later years he settled in Kingston and assisted occasionally in various parishes.

Friends will be received at the GORDON F, TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr. and Taylor-Kidd Blvd.) on Sunday September 13, 2015, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with the Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m.  He will lie in state at St. Mary's Cathedral Kingston on Monday September 14, 2015, from 9:00-9:55 a.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am, Archbishop Brendan O’Brien, Archbishop of Kingston presiding.  A reception will follow at St. Mary’s Parish Centre (corner of Brock and Clergy Street).  Memorial Mass and Rite of Committal with prayers will take place at Yamachiche, Quebec, burial place of his mother’s ancestors.

Memorial donations to be directed to the Education of Priest Fund for the Archdiocese of Kingston or the Education of Priest Fund for the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface in Manitoba. 

May he rest in the peace and joy of the Risen Lord.


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This is to be published in the Kingston Whig-Standard

Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member McDonald FR (Mac) LM841

MCDONALD, Francis, "Ross" - C.D.U.E.F.S.A. Scot. Passed away peacefully at Centennial Place Millbrook on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Doreen (nee Bowen) for 64 years. Cherished father of Roseanna (Daniel), Robin (Dorcey), Roberta (Leonard), Rolanda (Dave) and Robert (Catherine). He will be lovingly remembered by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Veronica Prouse. Visitation will take place at NISBETT FUNERAL HOME , 600 Monaghan Rd. Peterborough (705-745-3211) on Thursday from 2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Keene Rd. Interment to follow at Rosemount Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Michael's Hospital would be appreciated.
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Margaret Gibson FM042

GIBSON, Margaret Ruth - Passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Lake of the Lake Hospital on Friday, March 21, 2014 in her 86th year. Predeceased by her loving husband George Gibson in 2003. Predeceased by her son George, survived by her loving sons Douglas, and Robert (Karen). Cherished grandmother to Steven, Kevin, Laurie, Bob, Doug Jr., and great-grandmother to Holly, Cloe, Bailey and Logan. Survived by her daughter in law Susan (Ted) Howe. Family and friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - Township Chapel , 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Dr.) on Tuesday, March 25th from 7-9 p.m. Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. Final place of rest Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. For those who wish, donations may be made to the U.H.K.F. - St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital in her memory. Sharing Memories online condolences at www.gftompkinstownship.ca12727555

Monday, July 27, 2015

Obituary notice for club member Harden JC (John) LM651

Deceased 13th Sept 2014 at Oakville ON

Obituary notice for club member Miller WJ

Deceased 31st Mar 2015 at Wasaga Beach ON

Obituary announcement for club member William (Ted) PATRICK LM519

PATRICK, William (Ted)Peacefully at the Ottawa General on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the age of 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Patrick. Loving father of Sherwood, Trudi and K Patrick. Devoted grandfather of Scott. Served with the Irish Regiment in the Second World War. Family and friends may pay respects at theKelly Funeral Home - Orleans2370 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, ONK1C 1G1 613-837-2370on Saturday, February 14, 2015 after 12 noon followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In memoriam donations to the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated. - See more at:
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 12, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member NAME Roenspies KG(Ken) LM637

Kenneth RoenspiesMarch 22, 1928 – April 27, 2015Ken was born on March 28th, 1928 and was raised on the family farm along with his ten siblings. After leaving the farm, he took up many jobs in Ontario with the logging industry. He returned to help on the farm every summer, while spending the weekends playing softball. Ken met Bernice Schumacker in 1950 and they were married in 1954. He joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in 1955 after serving as communications operator, and then a cryptographer, in Kingston, Ontario. In June, 1961, he was transferred to Whitehorse, Yukon and was later joined by his brothers Ross and Joe. All three brothers were avid sports enthusiasts and played softball for the city team, even being named Yukon softball champs. Living in Yukon also gave the family the opportunity to pursue their other favourite pastime – fishing. After multiple moves and promotions, Ken was given his final retirement posting. He missed many family gatherings over the years, therefore he chose Dana, Saskatchewan to be close to family and friends. He officially retired from the Canadian Forces in 1978 and spent a year as Sergeant Major of the Canadian Forces Reserve Communications troop out of HMCS Unicorn, Saskatoon. Still too young to retire, he spent ten years as a correctional officer in Saskatoon. Ken enjoyed many hobbies and sports including, golf, curling, bowling, hockey, football, tennis, baseball, softball, and last but not least, fishing and camping. His love of animals introduced the family to a wide range of "pets" from Jimmy the skunk, a chipmunk and her four babies, raccoons, and a variety of more conventional species like dogs, cats, and horses. And where does the acorn fall! Ken and Bernice loved taking the granddaughters on their annual camping trip, perhaps to gain an extra couple limits, but mostly to teach them to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors. His "colourful" fishing tunes are a fond memory for all the girls. Ken will be known and remembered as a loving father and grandfather, who was also an amazing cook and baker. He loved to entertain, tell stories and jokes, and was always the life of the party. Both he and Bernice loved to travel and support the grandkids in their hobbies, whether it was dog shows, horse shows, or dance recitals, his presence was always felt and appreciated. Ken leaves behind his children, Kerry, Shane, Lori (Garry Pozniak); seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice; his parents; some of his siblings, and numerous other friends and relatives. As per his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take some time to enjoy all that nature has provided, or attend a Rider game (He would love that!). Condolences may be sent to Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (244-5577). - See more at:

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Fergus Power LM324

Power, Fergus

Retired 22 year distinguished military career with the Signals Regiment

Retired 18 year Correctional Officer at Kingston Penitentiary

Member of RCL Branch 560

Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the age 79. Beloved husband to Ruby of 28 years. Loving father to Chris (Cheryl), Patrick (Tammy) and predeceased by daughters Paula (Glenn) Deschamps, Valerie (Claudio) Medeiros and survived by their mother Hope Power, step father to Nancy (Doug) LeDrew. Cherished Poppy to Amey (Derek) Wadden, Jessica Power (Shawn), Tyler (Amanda) Medeiros, Alicia Power, Zachary LeDrew, Carter Power and great-grandfather to Meredith Medeiros. He is survived by his 10 brother & Sisters, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws in Newfoundland and predeceased by his sister and twin brother. Survived by his numerous nieces and nephews. Fergus had a love for the outdoors, family and friends.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of KIDD 2 ICU for their care and compassion. 
Family and friends will be received at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Township Chapel 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Drive) on Sunday July 12, 2015 from 1-4 & 6-9 p.m. Funeral service will be celebrated in the chapel on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Private burial of ashes will be held in St. Joseph's Newfoundland at a later date. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, U.H.K.F. - Kingston General Hospital or to the Canadian Diabetes Association in Memory of Fergus would be appreciated by the family. Sharing Memories at www.gftompkins-township

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Robert Roy Hubley LM377

Robert Roy Hubley

HUBLEY, Robert Roy - 27 November 1936 - 3 June 2014 Retired Warrant Officer Royal Canadian Signal Corps with five NATO and United Nations tours of duty and with the Airborne Regiment (1953 - 1980), after retirement he then joined Corrections Canada spending a further 17 years at Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, Ontario. Survived by loving wife Dag of 55 years, daughter Lyn Marie and grandson Jordan Douglas. Daughter Kelly Kristine, husband Lindsay and grandchildren, Tessa Josephine and Ilyana Dagmar. Sisters: Florence Mae Haggerty (Harold, deceased) Montreal QC, Laura Jean Smith, Campbell River BC, Ellen Marie Collins (John deceased) Halifax NS, Olive Karen Smith, New Glasgow NS, Carol Ann Hubley Westville NS, Linda Joyce Pellerin, Westville NS, Nancy Arlene MacKenzie (Gordon) Westville NS, Deborah Francis Cameron (Arnie) Westville NS, Vera Dagmar Hubley (Doug Mason) Westville NS. Brothers: Aaron Cecil (Sandra) New Glasgow NS, George William (Sherry) Corunna ON, Harold Wayne (Sharon) Medicine Hat AB, Ceryl Scott (Anna Jean) Westville NS, Kenneth Bryan (Rhona) Salem NS. Predeceased by: Parents Jamieson Roy Hubley and Mary Ann Eliza Dakens, sister Mary Catherine Skidmore (Herbie deceased) and brother Gordon John. Deep gratitude and special thank you to our palliative team: Dr. Hota and Dr. Stewart, Nurses Vera and Faye from CBI, and the wonderful team of PSW's from St. Elizabeth. There will be no viewing or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingston Humane Society, 1 Binnington Court, Kingston, ON K7M 8M9 or the Signallers Club of Canada. May you have light winds and a soft landing. IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223 / 613-382-3683 On-line 12

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Obituary notice for club member Paterson RA LM095

Deceased at Kapuskasing ON 1 Oct 2007
Reported by Ross Paterson’s son, Don today. He said his father passed away 1 Oct 07.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Obituary announcement for club member Gord Tolley LM444

TOLLEY, Gordon Thomas - Captain (Retired) MMM; CD Gordon proudly served his country as a Lineman with the Signal Corps, after 36 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors and pursued his hobbies: boating and fishing with family and friends in Canada and during the cold season, wood carving with his fellow "Winter Texans". He died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, ON, surrounded by the love of family, on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Gordon Tolley, age 73, beloved husband and best friend of Margaret (nee Burt) for 30 years. Loving father of Valerie Ovens (Terry) of Edson, AB, Lennie Hampton (Gord) of Thunder Bay and Gord Tolley (Kim) of Arnprior. Affectionately known as "Grandpa T" to Cassandra and Kyle; Amanda, Ashley and Adam; and Tiffani, and "Great Granddad" to Austin and Cameron. Predeceased by his parents, Bert and Myrtle Tolley and very recently, his brother Ben Tolley. Also survived by sister-in-law, Gwendy Tolley, niece Karen and nephew Stephen. The family extends sincere gratitude to all of Gord's caregivers on ICU at KGH, with a special thank you to nurse Autumn, for her exemplary care and compassion. In accordance with Gordon's wishes, cremation at JAMES REID CREMATORIUM will be followed by a private Celebration of Life. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Communications and Electronics Museum, CFB Kingston or U.H.K.F. (KGH, ICU). As Grandpa always said, "If you can't tie a knot... tie lots."

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Obituary notice for club member Gord Tolley LM444

This notice was received from Bill Fallows:  Gord passed away on Sun, 17 May from complications due to pneumonia at KGH. He had been in ICU for three weeks. No formal service but a celebration of life will be arranged. Will inform when known.

Marg Tolley

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Upcoming C&E Branch retirements

The Depart With Dignity ceremony for MWO Terry G. Buffett will be held on 29 May 15 starting at 1230 Hrs
Location: Lower Deck Bar & Grill, Clayton Park, 1887 Upper Water Street, Halifax, N.S., B3J 1S9
OPI: MWO Tony DeGruchy e-mail: TONY.DEGRUCHY@FORCES.GC.CA . RSVP prior to 25 May.
New announcements:
8 June 2015
Cplc J.F. Germain Ayotte, CD – ATIS Tech
Depart With Dignity ceremony: 5 June 2015 starting at 1130 hrs.
Location: Restaurant La Normande, 2761 Rue Monseigneur Dufour, La Baie, QC G7B 1E4
OPI : Sgt Richard Poirier e-mail : Richard.Poirier2
12 August 2015
CWO Wayne C. Babcock, CD – Lineman
Depart With Dignity ceremony: 18 June 2015 starting at 1200 hrs.
Location: To be determined
6 October 2015
MWO Ruel D. Walker, CD - ATIS Tech
Depart With Dignity ceremony: 24 July 2015
Location: 17 Wing Telecommunications and Information Services Squadron Winnipeg, MB.
OPI: MCpl R. Dawn White e-mail:
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Mise à jour :
La cérémonie de départ avec dignité pour MWO Terry G. Buffett aura lieu le 29 mai 2015 commençant à 1230 heures.
Lieu: Lower Deck Bar & Grill, Clayton Park, 1887 Upper Water Street, Halifax, N.S., B3J 1S9
POC: MWO Tony DeGruchy e-mail: TONY.DEGRUCHY@FORCES.GC.CA . RSVP avant le 25 mai.
Nouvelles annonces :
8 juin 2015
Cplc J.F. Germain Ayotte, CD – TEC SICT
Cérémonie de départ avec dignité : 5 juin 2015 commençant à 1130 heures.
Place : Restaurant La Normande, 2761 Rue Monseigneur Dufour, La Baie, QC G7B 1E4
POC : Sgt Richard Poirier courriel : Richard.Poirier2
12 août 2015
CWO Wayne C. Babcock, CD – Poseur de lignes
Cérémonie de départ avec dignité : 18 Juin 2015 commençant à 1200 heures.
Place : À déterminer
POC : MWO Sylvain Auffret courriel : SYLVAIN.AUFFRET@FORCES.GC.CA
6 octobre 2015
MWO Ruel D. Walker, CD – TEC SITA
Cérémonie de départ avec dignité : 24 juillet 2015
Place : L’Escadron des services d’information et de télécommunications du 17ème Escadre Winnipeg, MB.
POC : MCpl R. Dawn White courriel: