Saturday, December 31, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member Mary Hildebrand FM081

HILDEBRAND, Mary Sheila (née Woolnough) - Age 74 of Amherstview, Ontario passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at Kingston General Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Douglas R. Hildebrand CD. Loving mother to Cathy, Danny, Nancy and Dennis. Loving grandmother to Ed, Rick, Sheilah, Josh, Dustin, Danielle and Robbie. Great-grandmother to Delilah, Elliott and Alexis. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 28, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Papa's Pizzeria, 18 Manitou Crescent West, Amherstview, Ontario. WE WILL ALL MISS HER IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223 / 613-382-3683 online condolences 13131831

Friday, December 23, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Robert (Bob) Mitchell

MITCHELL, Robert (Bob) August 18, 1953 - December 12, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Mitchell on December 12th after a brief yet courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob is survived by his daughter Tanya, son Allan and their mother Sonja, along with his 4 brothers: Ron (Teresa), Bill (Teresa), Gord (Odette) and Ken (Linda). Bob served 7 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He did 2 United Nations peacekeeping tours and was awarded numerous medals. After the military, he worked at Canada Post for 32 years before retiring in 2008. Bob was an avid musician and was heavily influenced by the Beatles. He loved to sing and play his guitar and was a member of the bands Flashback and Fugitive. When he wasn't playing darts with his best friend Bruce, he enjoyed a multitude of sports and was particularly into his football pool. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff at Victoria Hospice. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Gorge Vale Golf Course on January 5th from 2-4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Canada.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member William Joseph Mountenay LM498

MOUNTENAY, William Joseph - Chief Warrant Officer (Retired) March 25, 1937 - December 17, 2016 A proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for 35 years, Bill served in Clinton (ON), Vancouver (BC), Fontainebleau (France), Whitehorse (YT), Ottawa (ON), Yellowknife (NWT), Brunsuum (Netherlands), and CFB Kingston, retiring in 1992 as Deputy Commanding Officer of the Kingston Crypto Maintenance Unit (CFCMU). He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Grace (née Warmington), sons Michael (Tiffany) and Christopher (Jocelyn Rainville), and adored granddaughter Rory and grandson Rigel. Predeceased by his parents Melvin and Edith Mountenay and brother Robert. He is survived by his brother Stan (Doris), his sisters Gwen Fisher and Lorraine Richards (Roy) and their families. Very special thanks are extended to Diane Batchelor, Queens' Family Health Team who said Bill was her "miracle man", to the pros at the Rehab Amputee Clinic (St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital) and to the wonderful residents and staff at Fairfield Manor East, whose love and care truly made it feel like home. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Bill's family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 1 - 3 pm at the Warrant Officers' and Sergeants' Mess at CFB Kingston. Memorial donations in Bill's memory made to the charity of choice or to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.13128089

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Malcolm McNeil

Malcolm McNeil


Passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre, St. John's on Friday, December 16, 2016 Malcolm J. McNeil of Old Perlican, aged 76 years. Predeceased by his mother, Margaret Miller, father, Malcolm McNeil and brother, John (Jack) McNeil. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, partner, Judy Squires; sons, Jim (Ann Marie) and Rick (Lori); daughter, Christine; grandchildren: Chelsea, Ryan, Brady and Amber; sisters, Jane Hall (Craig) and Betty Laporte (JP); extended family: Paul, Lorie, Joshua, Karlie, Wendy, Mike, Brandon and Erin; as well as a large circle of other family and friends. Visitation at Hopkins' Funeral Home, Old Perlican, Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. and Monday, December 19, 2016 10:00 am. to 9:00 pm. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm. from Hopkins' Funeral Home Chapel, Old Perlican. Cremation to follow. Inurnment will take place at a later date. "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade ROBINSON, William “Bill” Luther

ROBINSON, William “Bill” Luther 
“Korea War Veteran” 

Passed away peacefully on his 82nd birthday, December 15, 2016, surrounded by his family, at the Kingston General Hospital. Beloved husband of 62 years to Donna. Loving father of Doug (Debbie), Dan, late David, daughter-in-law Bonnie. Cherished grandfather of Tyler (Melanie), Taylor (Stephanie), Colten (Paige), Ashley and Dylan. Survived by siblings Marg Burgess (Chuck), and Vicky Davis (Murray), both of Port Hope. Always remembered by nieces, nephews other family and friends. Bill served his community of South Frontenac for many years as a long time counselor. Family and friends will be received at the TROUSDALE FUNERAL in Sydenham, on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 between the hours of 10:00 - 12pm. Funeral Service in the chapel 12pm followed by fellowship and refreshments, interment of the urn at the Harrowsmith Cemetery following. In lieu of flowers donations to the Korea Veterans Wall of Remembrance Bursary Fund, would be greatly acknowledged by the family (cheques only please). 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member John (Jay-0 Hicks LM226

HICKS, John Owen of Belleville Ontario died peacefully on November 13th, 2016 surrounded by loving family. The final end is bittersweet as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather is freed from a life he could no longer enjoy. John is survived by his wife Shirley, his children Jo-Anne (Terry), Stephen (Audrey), Suzanne (John), grandchildren Kate, Laura (Jon), Stephanie (Chris), Mitchell, Hannah and great grandchildren Miles and Reid. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Avenue Belleville (613-968-5588) on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 1:15p.m. John was born March 3rd, 1926 in Portsmouth England, immigrating to Canada in 1947.
John was a proud veteran of WWII and peacekeeping missions. His early career in the British Navy and lifetime dedication to the Canadian Armed Forces brought purpose and joy to his life. On June 11th, 1953 he married his British love, Shirley Ann Jones who supported him with compassion, love, and grace. John's family will continue his legacy of story telling, sharing his and their stories to ensure his life will always be remembered. Memorial donations may be made to the general fund of the Military Communications and Electronics Museum Foundation, Kingston or the Quinte Humane Society. Officers and Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br#99, Belleville are asked to assemble at the funeral home for a memorial service at 1:00p.m. On-line condolences at

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Obituary notice for club member John (Jay-O) Hicks JO LM 226

Club member John Hicks LM226 passed away, peacefully, today Nov 13th, 2016 in Belleville ON
Obituary announcement to follow.  Received from his wife Shirley.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade MWO ROGER HACHÉ (TEL TECH 223 / COMM TECH 224 RET'D)


Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 21, 2016 in his 79th year.  Dear son of the late Alfred Haché and the late Ida Blanchard.  Beloved husband of Nicole Parman for over 30 years.  Loving stepfather of Lynn (Dave) Charlebois, Carl (Lorna), Donald and Steve.  Adored step-grandfather of Michael (Randy), Paul, Crystal and Madison.  Cherished step-great-grandfather of Hannah and Justin.  Dear brother of the late Mireille, Dolor, Vital (Thérèse), Yvette, Marie-Paule (Albert), Yvon (Georgette), Georgine (Gérald) and André (Diane), as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyère for their excellent care provided.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Eastview Branch (294 Cyr Street, Ottawa).  In memoriam donations to the Elisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated. 

Roger’s obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at: 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member Peter Forbes

Obituary for Peter Forbes

February 2, 1932 – October 18, 2016
Peter John Forbes, 84, of Fredericton, NB, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2016, surrounded by his devoted family. Peter was born in Halifax, NS, to the late John and Marguerite (Kemp) Forbes on February 2, 1932.

He was a veteran of the Peace Corps and served in the armed forces for 25 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Mary Kathleen “Kay” (Caines) Forbes, his two sons, Peter S. Forbes, and Cyril F. Forbes, his brother James Forbes, and his sister Joan (Forbes) Day.

Peter was a loving father and grandfather, a model of kindness and generosity. Family and friends loved spending time with him and enjoyed his sense of humour. He was often the life of the party and loved to sing. He will be remembered fondly for his signature song, “Riley’s Daughter”. Peter had a passion for hunting and fishing. He was incredibly strong, brave, loyal, and was the “rock” of the Forbes family. You could always count on “Papa” for having Ju–Jubes in the house for the kids and could always rely on him to do what he could for you, no matter what.

Peter is survived by his daughters, Carol Forbes of Peterborough ON, and Marguerite Forbes of Montreal QC; grandchildren, Jason, James, Peter (Vanessa), Alan, Brent (Carissa), Brian, Shauna (Ben), Christine (Mathieu), Meghan (Emmanuel); great–grandchildren, Hannah, Liam, Charlie, Owen, CJ, Amelia, Emmalynn, and Isla. Peter is also survived by his partner, Janet Silk, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

“Papa” was a very rich man and left his family and friends with an abundance of wealth; that wealth can be found in the many loving memories and the love he gave to all of us.

The Celebration of Life and Tribute will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 in Fredericton, NB.

Donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 or to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade BERNARDI, William John - PO1 (Ret'd)

BERNARDI, William John - PO1 (Ret'd) 1951 - 2016 Sadly we announce our beloved Bill's passing at St. Mary's of the Lake on October 12th with family by his side. Loving spouse and best friend of Mary Ellen Bulger for the past 12 years. Son of the late William J. Bernardi (1994) and Catherine (Brough) Bernardi (2007). Father of John of Ottawa, Jacquie (Brett) of Calgary and Brian (Caitlin) of Kingston. Loved Nonno of Sawyer and Anastasia of Calgary. Dear brother of Angela of Guelph; David (Val)of Edmonton; Catherine of Guelph and Andrew (Judy) of Moorefield and the late Anthony (1994) and Janet (1955). Bill will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, the many friends he made throughout his 34 year military career, his 8 years at the CACC in Kingston, by all of Mary Ellen's siblings - Carla & Andy Rogers, John & Colleen Bulger and Kevin Bulger and their children and by all our dear friends who have been so supportive throughout his journey. Bill joined the Reserve 11th Field Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment in Guelph, ON in 1967 and in 1971 joined the regular force as a Communications Research Technician serving in postings in Gloucester, Inuvik x2, NSGA Florida US Navy, Masset, B.C., Gander, Nfld, 2EW Squadron, First Canadian Signals Regiment, Reserve EW, NATO, Casteau, Belgium and CFSCE Kingston where he retired in 2001. We want to thank Dr. Kankesan, Dr. Levesque and doctors Viola, Goldie, Harle and all the Cancer Centre staff, doctors Connidis and Kondor and their Community Palliative Care Team, Rachel of CCAC, St. Elizabeth nurses Sophie, Marg & Krista & all the PSWs who attended and gave Bill such good care, especially David. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Parish, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston on Tuesday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Rite of Committal will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens immediately following the Mass. A Reception/Celebration of Life will take place at the Italo-Canadian Club on Italia Lane from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donations in Bill's memory can be made to UHKF - Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at or St. Elizabeth Foundation IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223/613-382-3683 online condolences 13

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Obituary notice for club member Gord Penney LM811

Gord Penney passed away on Monday, October 10th.  His wishes were that his immediate family only be present when he is laid to rest in Cataraqui Cemetery, the date to be determined later.  If anyone wishes any further information they may contact Gord’s son Don, or Bill Fallows
Tel. 613-384-8218

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Thornley Docker

Obituary for Thornley Docker

Thornley Francis Docker
October 13, 1932 - October 3, 2016

With the back drop of a beautiful October sunrise over a city he called home and with family by his side, Thornley Francis Docker passed away.

Thornley leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Kathaleen Docker and twin brother, Tod Docker, as well as children, Karen Court, Greg Docker (Fran Taylor), Tod Docker and Dale Francis.

He will be missed by his grandchildren Jamie Lee (Adam), Jessica (Mackenzie), Riley, Niki (Austin), Richard (Amanda) and Jason (Brianna), and many nieces and nephews.

Thornley was predeceased by his son in law Alan Court and his parents Bertha and George Docker.

Thornley was a 30 year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He first served 3 years with the Army and the remaining 27 were with the Royal Canadian Air Force where he finished his career with the 17 Wing Winnipeg, 733 "Comm‎" Squadron as a Radar Tech/Nav Aide, rank Master Corporal. He was honorably released from the Armed Forces in 1985. Following his service in the military, he joined the Corps of Commissionaires where he served for 17 years.

The family feels very proud and fortunate to have been able to call him dad and grandpa. Thornley was a devoted husband and father. He loved his family unconditionally. The family was with Thornley until the end and were able to tell him often and lots how much they loved him. Thornley passed knowing he was loved.

There will be no funeral, as per Thornley's wishes, He has been cremated and a private celebration with the family will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice to honor Thornley's memory.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Obituary notice for old comrade Marcel Perrier

Received from club member Stirling Wight:
Saturday Sept. 24, 2016, Marcel Perrier passed away in Whitehorse with family by his side.
I'm sure a lot of the members would know him.  Maybe you already know this but thought I 
would pass it on anyway..

Monday, September 19, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Larry Joseph Bartlett (Sgt ret'd)

PA-2006-0107 13 June 2006 Public Relations Portrait 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Headquarters (2 CMBG HQ) Portraits of Members (Soldiers) deploying on  Roto 3-06 to Afghanistan Members are departing in August of 2006 CFB Petawawa, ON Sgt Ron Hartlen

LARRY JOSEPH BARTLETT (Sergeant (Ret’d) Lineman of 22 years currently employed as a Civilian at CFB Borden MLS, pictured as a MCpl.) passed away peacefully at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie on Friday, September 9th 2016 at the age of 51. This man was a…Brother. This man was a…Father. This man was a…Husband. This man was a…Friend. This man was a…Veteran. God, please take good care…of this Man. Larry is survived by his beloved partner Cathy Pompilio, and his blended family of children Stephen, Megan, Conner, Amber and Melissa. Sadly missed by his Brothers Danny (Nancy) of St. Andrews NB, and Stephen (Sandi) of Calgary, AB. Lovingly remembered by his Nephews Jordan (Sue) and Nicholas (Stephanie) and Great Niece Chloe. Larry will be sadly missed by Cathy’s parents John and Judy Pompilio and sibling Wendy (Brian) as well as many family and friends. At Larry’s and the family’s request, cremation has taken place. Funeral service will take place at the Trinity Chapel-CFB Borden, 499 Dieppe Road P-152 Borden, ON on Saturday, September 24th 2016 at 1:00 pm. Reception immediately following at the Officers Mess (across from the Chapel). Larry will be intered alongside his Mom and Dad in St. Stephen, NB. The family would like to thank the Hospice Simcoe staff for their care and dedication. As expressions of sympathy, dontations to Hospice Simcoe-Barrie, ON ( would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Dignified Funeral Alternatives Barrie, ON 888-322-7222. For more information, or to leave a condolence message for the family, please visit our website at

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Memorial Radio Truck

Memorial Radio Truck

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade CLARENCE "SONNY" GRAY

Born In: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Passed in: SYDNEY, Nova Scotia
Passed on: August 31st, 2016

It is with broken hearts that we the family announce the passing of Clarence "Sonny" Gray, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Clarence and Cora (Rafuse) Gray. He served with the Armed Forces for 23 years until his retirement; he later was employed as a technician for 13 years and followed by being a commissioner for five years. He enjoyed spending time with family and being on the computer. Sonny is survived by his children, Terry Gray, Bob (Pam) Gray, Susan Gray (Joe) and David (Jolene) Gray; his seven precious grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; his sister, Joyce (James ) Lynch, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Gloria (Hiscock) Gray, his two sisters, Marguerite and Carol. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service by request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of….


Monday, August 29, 2016


Received from BGen (Ret'd) Bill Richard. 

With great sadness, I inform you that Sandra Bender passed away in Gananoque on 15 August 2016.  Sandra was the spouse of Colonel Jim Bender who died much too young in March 2003.  Sandra and Jim extended their hospitality to many of us when they were in Lahr in the 1975-77 time period.  Their daughter Samantha (Bender)  and her brother Jeff have advised that they are hosting a Celebration of Life on Saturday 3 September 1-4 PM for family and friends who wish to attend at Jeff’s home in Manotick (address below).  For those who may wish to do so, condolences can be sent to Jeff Bender’s address or email to Samantha and Jeff at  
Jeff & Tracey Bender
5716 Watterson St.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member Ernest Ross Creed LM346

CREED, Ernest "Ross"It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ross at the age of 86 on July 26, 2016 at the Ottawa General Hospital. Survived by his partner and best friend, Doreen McKee. Dear brother of Margaret Watson of Arizona. Uncle to Marlene Quirk (Paul) of Pontiac, Quebec, Betsi Skolaris (Fred) of Ohio, Joyce-Lee Horvath of New Mexico, Ed Creed (Wendy) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and many cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Jessie and Frank Creed; brother, Frank (Sonny) (Angie); nephew, Allan Creed of Springhill, Nova Scotia; and his sister, Joyce Chapman of Ohio. He will be remembered by his dear friend and caregiver, Richard Beck. Ross devoted his whole life to the military, 32 years as a proud member of the Royal Canadian Signals Corps and 30 years as a civilian with National Defence Headquarters. He was also a member of the NCO Sergeants Mess, and the Montgomery Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and his jokes. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. In memoriam, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences/Tributes/DonationsHulse, Playfair & - See more at:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Oral history interviews for KFPL StoryMe blog

Since 2012 Kingston Frontenac Public Library has been recording audio interviews with residents of Frontenac County and the City of Kingston for posting on our StoryMe blog at .  Participants are asked to bring along an old photo or small object, which we scan and return immediately, to use as a talking point for the interview.  Those photos or artifacts may be of historical interest or just significant personally to the participant; we don’t ask that they relate specifically to the history of Kingston/Frontenac.  

Within a week of the interview each participant is sent online links to the interview so that they may share their reminiscences with family and friends.  The photos and audio interviews are published online in two places: first  an edited version of the interview, about three minutes long, is posted with the photo on the KFPL StoryMe blog and second, the photo and the complete interview, of whatever length, are posted on the Internet Archive at .  All the full-length interviews may be found at .

Until now we have recorded the interviews at a library branch or at community programs where the library has a presence, but recently we have been awarded a Seniors Community Grant to allow us to expand the program to seniors, particularly those outside of the City of Kingston.  Between July 2016 and February 2017 we will be able to visit long-term care homes and retirement residences and collect interviews from seniors who may be unable to come to a library branch.   We have already begun contacting activities directors at those facilities to schedule interviews with their residents.

We would also like to reach seniors who are not residents of such facilities and so we are contacting organizations and clubs who might have senior members.  My late father (William V. Hall) was a member of your club and so I thought of contacting you.  Would there be Signallers or Linemen in the City of Kingston or Frontenac County  who might be interested in participating?   Perhaps some would like to talk not just about their own family history but also (or instead!) about the early days of the Signals Corps and the Signallers’ Club.  We would be happy to send our interviewer out to a meeting or other activity to interview anyone interested.  All that is needed is a quiet spot where we can sit down one-on-one for twenty to thirty minutes, where we can minimize background noise on the recording – perhaps at the C & E Museum.  If participants are able to complete a copy of the attached Permission Form ahead of time we can quickly scan the photo or object, then settle down to an interview.  We can schedule more than one visit if there is enough interest.

I am attaching a copy of our brochure and Permission Form.  If you’d prefer I can send large-print versions.  I do hope we can include at least a few Signallers and Linemen in our StoryMe oral history program.

Please feel free to share this email and to let me know if you have any questions.

Anne Hall
Librarian, Programming & Outreach

Kingston Frontenac Public Library
130 Johnson Street
Kingston ON   K7L 1X8

   fax: (613) 549-8476


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Obituary notice for club member Sven Bolke LM840

Passed away at Lahr Germany area today June 19th, 2016
Received from Tim Majovsky:
I just received the most unfortunate news this morning from Mary Bolke that Sven died early today during a bicycle competition in the Lahr Germany area. He was second place behind another bicyclist on a 20km route but when the other person was on the return he spotted Sven lying at the side of the trail. Medical authorities could not revive him. I suspect it was heart failure.  Mary  has asked that I look after notifying his friends and associations. My good friend died doing what he loved all his life... challenging, physical competitive adventures. We had made plans to attend the Vimy centenary next year...still can't believe he is gone :

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member Art Hillier LM415 CWO Ret'd

HILLIER, Arthur "Art"... Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital with family by his side on June 14th, 2016 in his 84th year. Beloved husband of Jean Hillier for 64 beautiful years. Loving father of David, Cindy, Robert, Richard, Cathy and their spouses. Proud Pop of 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Art will be truly missed by his siblings Wally, Bernie, Cecil, Albert, Clayton, Hazel, Sharon and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Art was a proud and dedicated Rotarian…
 in the community and will be strongly missed by many.
Family and friends are invited to visit at the Weaver Life Centre (Formerly East Chapel), 29 Bay Street, Trenton on Sunday June 19th, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Funeral Service will take place at
 1:30PM. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Salvation Army.
Online Guest Book & Condolences at

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Obituary notice for old comrade Katherine (Kate) Bruce, former Comm Rsch / Avis de décès - Katherine (Kate) Bruce, ancienne Ch en comms

Katherine (Kate) Bruce (nee Lankester) (25 Jun 1966 – 12 Jun 2016)

We regret to inform you of the passing of Katherine Bruce peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a valiant battle with cancer on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the age of 49.

Kate had served for many years as a Communicator Research and after retiring from the CAF had worked at CSE. Much loved wife of Kevin. Proud stepmother of Lindsay Gillies (Jason) and Hayley Bruce (Richard), and loving Nana to Jacob and Liam. Beloved daughter of John and Danka Lankester, and big sister of Richard (Sally), Hugh (Deanna), Christopher (Jonafe) and David (Kirsten). The family wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Susan Dent, and the many caregivers who cared and supported Katherine throughout her courageous journey.

A Memorial Mass will be held  at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 2C9 Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 11:00 am, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated:

Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at


Pour votre information et distribution,

Nous regrettons de vous informer du décès de  Katherine Bruce le dimanche 12 juin 2016, paisiblement entourée de sa famille après une courageuse lutte contre le cancer. Elle avait 49 ans.

Kate a servi pendant de nombreuses années en tant que Chercheur en communications et après sa retraite des FAC, elle avait travaillé au CST. Épouse bien aimé de Kevin. Fière belle-mère de Lindsay Gillies (Jason) et Hayley Bruce (Richard) et Nana bien aimé de Jacob et Liam. Fille bien-aimée de John et Danka Lankester et la grande sœur de Richard (Sally), Hugh (Deanna), Christopher (Jonafe) et David (Kirsten). La famille voudrait remercier la Dr Susan Dent et les nombreux aidants qui ont pris soin et soutenu Katherine tout au long de son courageux voyage.

Une messe commémorative aura lieu à l`Église catholique
Resurrection of Our Lord, 1940 Saunderson Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 2C9 jeudi le 16 Juin 2016 à 11:00, suivie d'une réception. Au lieu de fleurs, un don à la Fondation du cancer d'Ottawa régional serait apprécié: .

Condoléances, hommages ou des dons peuvent être faits à .

Avis de décès: .

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Obituary notice for club member Art Hillier LM415 CWO Ret'd

Passed away at Trenton On. today June 14th, 2016
An Obituary Announcement and further information will be forthcoming
shortly.  This information was received from club member Ray Sloan.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Ron Critchley

Ronald Critchley Obituary
In Memory of

Mr. Ronald Cecil Ashton Critchley

September 16, 1944 - May 23, 2016

Ronald Critchley, late of Abbotsford, BC, passed away on May 23rd, 2016 at the age of 71 at 3:35 p.m. He is survived by his daughters, Leeanne (Chris), and Laura (Derek); and by his granddaughters, Hailey, Elizabeth, and Chloe.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy.

Ron lived a full life in which he was most proud of his military service, charity work, and family.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Henderson's Funeral Home, 34537 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC.

Donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.

Arrangements under the direction of Henderson's Fraser Valley Funeral Home, Abbotsford, BC.

Obituary announcement for old comrade Gerald Davis

DAVIS, Gerald Gordon CD, MWO Retired - 1930-2016 - Died peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the age of 85. Gerald, beloved husband of 57 years to Barbara Ann, Loving Father of Jerry, Katherine Lough (Kelly), Paul (Leslie Wilson), and Donna Thomas (Brian). He will be greatly missed by his four grandchildren and his seven great grandchildren. Gerald was predeceased by his parents, his two sisters and three brothers. Friends will be received at the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2:30- 3:15 pm, followed by the service in the chapel at 3:30 pm. Interment at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. For those who wish donations in Gerald' s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member John Gillies LM539

John Gillies Obituary

Date of Birth:

Thursday, September 2nd, 1926

Date of Death:

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Funeral Home:

Erb & Good Family Funeral Home
171 King Street South
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
N2J 1P7                     
John passed away peacefully and suddenly at his home in Waterloo on Thursday, May 26th, two days after celebrating his 67th Wedding Anniversary and a weekend at his beloved Southampton. He will be watching over his “old gal”.

John is survived by his loving wife Geraldine (nee Geoffrey), son Robert Gillies and his wife Connie of Thornhill, sisters-in-law Gert Gillies of Waterloo, Norma Gillies of Marmora, Carole Larrett (husband Gary) of Skead, and brother-in-law Gerry Geoffrey (wife Carmen) of Coniston. He will be deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers Don and Ken, brothers and sisters-in-law Sonny (Jacquie) Geoffrey, Mary (Ray) Lang and his nephews and niece.

John served proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces for 26 years including a posting in Sinai, Egypt in the Signal Corp. He was employed by the University of Waterloo for 19 years after settling in the K-W area.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Condolences for the family and donations in John’s memory to the A.R. Kaufman YMCA of which he was a longtime member can be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at or 519-745-8445.

A photo gallery can be found by accessing Erb & Good Family Funeral Home    Waterloo Ontario

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Obituary notice for old comrade Ron Critchley

Received from Ron's daughter Laura, via Ross Campbell:
This is Ron's daughter Laura. I'm sorry to inform you all that my Dad has passed away. He went peacefully with his daughters by his side Monday (May 23rd) afternoon. There will be a service held on Saturday June 4th at 2 p.m. at Henderson's Funeral Home in Abbotsford for anyone who would like to attend. He will be greatly missed

From Ross: 
I served with Ron in Petawawa and Germany. Ron was in the Tele Mech. trade.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Address change for Signallers Club of Canada

From now on all mail for the Signallers Club of Canada will be
delivered to the C & E Museum and everyone should use the address:

The Signallers Club of Canada Inc
Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, ON
K7K 7B4

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Patrick Brian Sullivan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Patrick Brian Sullivan of Nerepis on May 7/16. He was raised in Saint John NB after arriving from England. He then joined the Air Force and when he left the service he went to work at the Irving Oil Refinery. Retirment was no burden for him as he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He also enjoyed getting out to cut and spllit our winter wood supply. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra, son Steven of Calgary, Alberta, and daughter Dianna (Kurt) Hohmann of Nerepis, also two grandchildren Timothy Hohmann (Tiffany) of Petawawa Ont, and Mariah Hohman of Nerepis, three great grandchildren Johnathon, Julia, and Emilia-Lynn. Sisters Carol Fisher, Pam Lyons (Donny), and Brenda Donovan (Doug), brother Frank (Angie), also several cousins, nieces, and nephews to whom he had a special bond with each. He was predeceased by his parents Henry and Joan Sullivan, sister Barbra Jean, daughter Heather Lynn, and brother-in-law Ronald Fisher. He was a charter member of the Nerepis Baptist Church where a memorial service will be held onSaturday May 14th 2016 at 2pm. There will be no viewing as this was his wish. A reception will be held at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member John Coulombe LM898 (WO Ret'd)

COULOMBE, JohnPeacefully, surrounded by his family at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Thursday, April 21, 2016, aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Patricia McCleave. Loving father of Darren Coulombe and Roddy Coulombe (Brenda Harlow). Cherished Grandpa of Stéphane, Kyle, Devlyn and Draedyn. Stepfather of Stephen McCleave, Wendy O'Connor, David McCleave, Lori McCleave and Shawn McCleave. Will be sadly missed by his sister, Laurie Mitchell, brothers, Rick Coulombe (Judy) and the late Roger Coulombe, nephew Jason and niece Karen. John was an active member of the St. Clare's Anglican Church and Parish Council. John was also an active member of the NATO Veteran's Organization of Canada. He was a proud and accomplished woodturner. Friends and family are invited to visit St. Clare's Anglican Church, 2530 Falcone Lane, Winchester on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 1 to 2 p.m. A Celebration of John's Life will be held in the Sanctuary at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or St. Clare's Anglican Church, Winchester.Condolences/Tributes/DonationsHulse, Playfair & McGarrywww.hpmcgarry.ca613-744-1117 - See more at:

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Thomas Richard ''TR'' Mckay



Thomas Richard "TR" McKay                                                       

Thomas Richard "TR" McKay Obituary
Warrant Officer (Ret.) C.D.
August 5, 1949 –
April 25, 2016

It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband TR McKay, a proud veteran, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He especially enjoyed his role as uncle to his many nieces and nephews. The highlight of his 28 year military career was his time with the Airborn. After his retirement, he spent time with the Commissionaires and later the G4 and enjoyed his years at WSIB. He was a spit and polished soldier to the end. He loved the outdoors trips with his brothers and golfing with buddies.

He will be greatly missed by his wife of 46 years, Joan, daughter Tiffany Poirier, son-in-law Marcel, much loved granddaughters DJ and Allyssa. He loved his McKay family. He is survived by siblings Betty, Helen, (Lloyd) Jack, (Judy) Jo-Ann, (Barry) Bryan, (Judy) Joyce, Keith (Marilyn), Bill, Lois, Rob (Cathy) and their families. He is also survived by his extended Weedmark family who loved him so much.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Branch 5 Legion at 7pm, Thursday, April 28, 2016 officiated by Ken Haggerty of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Interment at a later date.

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