Sunday, January 31, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade CAPT LORNE ROBERT McCARTNEY (CELE 42B RET'D)

Lorne Robert McCartney 

September 20, 1947 - January 28, 2016

Lorne Robert McCartney
Lorne Robert McCartney, 68, of Kanata passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on January 28, 2016 after a hard-fought battle with lung disease.  Lorne was the beloved husband of Norma, sadly missed father of Jason, Mark (Kelly), and Carla, and proud Ottawa Grandpa of Brooke and Jack.  He is survived by his two sisters, Lee Ann (George) and Nancy (Wayne).  Lorne was a larger than life character, innovative thinker, inventor and passionate, tireless advocate for the right of our veterans.  According to Lorne’s wishes, a service with immediate family members only has been held.  Very special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their excellent care during his final journey.  If you wish to make a donation in Lorne’s name, please consider the Lung Association.  Please raise a glass for Lorne at your Legion and support our veterans.
Lorne’s obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at:

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Col Larry Saunders (ret'd) CD

Colonel Lawrence (Larry) Saunders (1942-2016)

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing suddently from heart failure of Colonel (Ret`d) Lawrence (Larry) Saunders, CD on 17 January 2016 at the age of 73.

Larry served 35 years in the Air Force as a Tech Tel/CELE officer. His last assignments in NDHQ include Director Computer Systems Engineering and Maintenance, the predecessor to today DIMEI and Project Manager for the North Warning System.

On retirement from the military in 1994, Larry spent nine years in Brunssum, the Netherlands on the NATO AWACS Programme before retiring to Moncton, NB. Larry was an outstanding individual who made a significant contribution to the success of Communications & Electronics Branch and the Canadian Forces.

Larry is survived by his wife Sandra, daughter Susan and son Stephen. The family will hold a private celebration of Larry’s life. Larry will be sorely missed by his family and friends.  According this wish, there will be no funeral and no wake.