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

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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
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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