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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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO (retd) Theresa Charlton

Theresa Charlton

Retired Chief Warrant Officer, Teletype and Cypher Technician, Signals Branch.

Passed away peacefully, on Monday the 25th of April 2016, age 55. Beloved wife and best friend to Mark Charlton. She will be greatly missed by her brothers, Brendan and Michael, sisters, Rosemary, Imelda and Debbie. As well as her nieces and nephews, Stephen, Jennifer, Douglas, Marie, Sara, Heather and Mathew. brother-in-Laws, Arthur, Jerry and Danial. Sister-in-law, Betty. Family and friends are invited to visit the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville, on Friday the 29th of April 2016 at 11 AM for a Memorial Service for Theresa. Donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Here are the details with regards to Theresa's Memorial Service:

Where:  Brown's Chapel 805 Prescott St Kemptville
When:   11:00 hrs Friday the 29th of April

There is to be a luncheon at the Kemptville Legion after the service.

I or more so Roy Blair will need to know the numbers of people coming so that he can let the Legion know how much food to order. Please let Roy know if you are attending. Roy Blair


enise Fortin (née Tremblay)

February 9, 1946  April 23, 2016

Est décédée paisiblement le 23 avril 2016 à l’âge de 70 ans.  Elle laisse dans le deuil son époux Gilles; ses enfants: Gill (Elaine Gravel) et Patrice; ses petits-enfants: Valerie, Marie-Pier et Catherine.  Elle était la fille de feu Victorien Tremblay et Mariette Simard.  Elle laisse également ses sœurs: Gaby (Adélard Martel), France, Lyne (Marcel Bouchard) et Lucie (Bruno Tremblay); ses beaux-frères et belles-sœurs: Lawrence Fortin (Céline Girard), Edith Fortin (Jean-Guy Côté) et Guylaine Fortin (Louis Toupin), ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces et amis.  La famille recevra parents et amis au Complexe Funéraire Héritage, 1250, ch. Trim (angle pr. Taylor Creek), Orléans, le samedi 30 avril 2016 de 11h à 13h.  La cérémonie commémorative suivra en la chapelle Héritage à 13h.  Au lieu de fleurs et comme une expression de sympathie, des dons peuvent être faits au May Court Hospice (  Les messages de condoléances peuvent être faits au site:

Passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016 at the age of 70.  Beloved wife of Gilles.  Loving mother of Gill (Elaine Gravel) and Patrice.  Cherished grandmother of Valerie, Marie-Pier and Catherine.  Daughter of the late Victorien Tremblay and of Mariette Simard.  She will be sadly missed by her sisters: Gaby (Adélard Martel), France, Lyne (Marcel Bouchard) and Lucie (Bruno Tremblay); her siblings-in-law Lawrence Fortin (Céline Girard), Edith Fortin (Jean-Guy Côté) and Guylaine Fortin (Louis Toupin), as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.  The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd. (corner of Taylor Creek Dr.), Orléans, on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A Memorial Service will follow in the Heritage Chapel at 1 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the May Court Hospice (   Memories or condolences may be shared at

Monday, April 25, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO DONALD KEITH CHEYNE(Ret'd)

CWO DONALD KEITH CHEYNE (RETIRED) September 8, 1940 - April 19, 2016  Peacefully after a stubborn fight with cancer.  Beloved husband of Jane Clark Cheyne.  Cherished father of Susan (Graham) and Stephen (Loreto).  Grandfather of Amanda (Andrew) and Ryan.  Great-grandfather of Alyssa and Avery.  Loving son of the late John Donald and Mildred Irene Cheyne.  Brother of Dawn Thomson (Iain), William (deceased), Frank (Iris), Penny Litke (deceased), Lois Farren (Dale) and Carol Bowers.  Son- in-law of the late Harold and Helen Clark.  Born in Toronto, he grew up in Kettleby, Ontario.  He joined the RCAF in 1957 as a Telephone Technician, then remustered to Radar Technician.  He rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer retiring in 1995.  In the RCAF and later the CAF, he served in Moisie, Senneterre, Metz, France, (where he played drums in the base band and was a projectionist in the base theatre), Clinton, Trenton, Goose Bay, Labrador and Ottawa.  Keith, like his father and grandfather, was an avid woodworker, having built many beautiful pieces of furniture.  In Goose Bay, he ran the wood hobby shop and tested Cubs for their woodworking badge.  After Keith retired, he assisted seniors with household repairs through Rural Ottawa South Support Services.  Thanks to Dr. Glenwood Goss, staff of 5 East, emergency and the Cancer Centre at Ottawa General Hospital and CCAC and Bayshore Nursing for the wonderful care given to Keith. He spent his final days in the Central West Hospice and the family extends its gratitude for helping make him comfortable the final stages of his fight.  Friends may attend a visitation at the Kars Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 1610 Roger Stevens Dr., Kars, on Monday, April 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Memorial service will take place at North Gower United Church on Tuesday, April 26th at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Hospice Care Ottawa or North Gower United Church would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Linda Florence

Feb 3, 1943 - Apr 16, 2016

Linda died peacefully at home after a three-year fight with progressive supranuclear palsy, complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  Born and raised in Powell River, Linda excelled at piano and school in the 1950s.  She began her lifelong interest in reading, writing and editing with projects including her school annual and a series of pioneer stories in the Powell River News.  In the 1960s, after a degree in education at University of British Columbia, Linda taught at elementary-level schools in Prince George and Ottawa.  Married in 1964 to Dave Florence, Linda began travelling life with the Royal Canadian Air Force.  After bearing children in 1969 and 1971, Linda returned to writing in 1974, first as the prison-beat reporter for the Kingston Whig-Standard in Kingston, ON, and later as assistant editor of the Der Kanadier in Lahr, Germany.  On return to Ottawa in 1980, she became editor for 13 years of The Leader, Scouts Canada magazine, and edited its newspaper at several scout jamborees.  Returning to Powell River in 1993, Linda did several writing projects for School District 47 and served on the Powell River Public Library Board from 1994 to 2002.  She then enjoyed retirement with hobbies including gardening, reading, bird watching, clarinet performance and travelling; including semi annual visits to family in Ontario and five-month stints for many winters to the southern United States.  Predeceased by her parents Earl and Babe Courte, Linda is survived in Powell River by her husband Dave, brother Terry Courte (Alice) and half-sister Mavis Beatty (Lin); and in Ontario by her son Scott (Louise), daughter Lisa (Adam) and three grandchildren Jared, Erica and Raphael.  The family would like to thank Dr. duToit and his staff and all the home support workers at Vancouver Coastal Health and PR Home Care Services for their skill and kindness to Linda during her last few months.  Memorial gifts may be sent to the Powell River Public Library new library fund.  No service by request.  A celebration of life will be held July 2nd, 2016ul

y 2, 2016.
Linda’s obituary and accompanying online tributes page can be viewed at:

July 2, 2016.

Obituary announcement for old comrade Gerald Gamble

GAMBLE, Gerald - Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. Beloved husband of Mady Gamble. Loving father of Leslie Gamble, Helen Gamble and Francine Gamble (Kirk Sherbert). Dear brother of David Gamble and the late Edward Gamble. Cremation arrangements in care of KINGSTON-CATARAQUI CREMATION SERVICES (613) 384-3245.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade SERGEANT LORNE MACDONALD (TEL TECH 223 RET'D)

Peacefully surrounded by family, Friday April 15, 2016 at the age of 82.  Beloved husband of the late Rita Best.  Loving father of Wayne (Wanda), Sheila (Gordon), Barbara (Rick), Colleen (Jeff), Jackie (Garry).  Cherished grandfather of T. J., Chantal, Jenna, Hugh, Neil, Robert, Lee Ann and the late Lee Ann, proud great-grandfather of Byron, Cameryn and Cory.  Dear brother of Thad (Louise), Anne (Jim), Theresa (Bob) and the late Gerald (the late Angela).  Mac was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Luke Hart Council 5558.  A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 400 St. Laurent Boulevard, Tuesday April 19 at 10 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member John Ivimey LM018

IVIMEY, John Bramwell - Master Warrant Officer (Ret), age 92, on Friday, April 15, 2016. A beloved, generous and adored husband, father, "poppy" and "uncle Bram" to many, he died peacefully, surrounded by his wife of 62 years, Audrey; his children; grandchildren; and extended family. "Poppy" was born in 1924, in Cupids, Newfoundland, to Heber and Flora Ivimey. He was the youngest of five children; his sister Verna and brothers Frederick and Valance - all died before dad was 16, leaving the young "Bram" - as he was called in Newfoundland - and his sister, Lily, to help their aging parents. After serving with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in World War II, and with the Canadian Forces in Korea, he returned to Newfoundland and married the girl from Brigus - Audrey Trickett - in 1954. They started their family in St. John's and after dad served a year-long UN posting in Gaza, they moved to Fredericton and finally to Kingston in 1965. After 26 years of service, he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and worked as an accountant at Secker & Ross Chartered Accountants and at the S&R Department Store, where he instilled a passion and knack for accounting to three of his sons. He retired at age 85 after a serious illness and the closure of S&R. He leaves behind his wife, Audrey; his children - Fred (Sharon), Ruth (Doug), Bill (Judy), Jeff (Ellen), Lori (Shawn), Donna (Dan), and Robert (Peelu); his adoring grandchildren - Kai (Maddee); Calvin (Faith); Michelle (Jesse); Candice (Alex); Vanessa (Drew); Lilly (Scott); Jacquelyn; Danica (Lucas); Johnny, Stewart (Michelle), Kenny (Leah), Bobby, Arjun, Emma, Maya and Audrey; and his great-grandchildren Haylie, Riley, Carson and Ryder. The family awaits the arrival and celebration of another great-grandson any day now. Uncle Bram was a special uncle to his sister Lily's children - John and Verna Loder - and to the Taylors - whose families were touched by the early loss of a beloved parent. He was a jovial brother-in-law and warm, fun-loving uncle to the Hiscock, Trickett and Snow families. Good-natured, but extremely stubborn (he still cheered for the Maple Leafs), he insisted on living his final years in the family home, something he could not have done without the devotion of his wife, his extended family and friends, and in particular his grandson, Kai. He was blessed with a patient and caring wife, a large and loving family, generous friends and neighbours, wonderful co-workers, and by many years of good health. The family is especially grateful for the healthcare dad received - the nurses, doctors, physio and occupational therapists, paramedics and homecare workers - all who helped to make his final years comfortable. Every extra day of dad's good health and humour was a blessing and his passing could not have been any more gentle and fitting for such a sweet man. The family will receive friends at the ROBERT J. REID & SONS ,"The Chapel on the Corner" , 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street) from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 pm on Wednesday. A memorial service will be held in the chapel on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 11 am. Donations in our father's memory may be made to the Cupids Legacy Centre or to a charity of your choice. Sharing Memories Online condolences may be made at: www.reidfuneralhome.com13047312

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade John Gross

GROSS, John William "Jack"

Published:Apr 16, 2016
Event Date:Apr 14, 2016

John William "Jack" GROSS

GROSS, John William "Jack" Sir Maj. J.W. Gross MID 12th Field Regiment RCA 1940 - 1946 D-Day Veteran, R.C.C. Signals YMCA Canada Fellowship of Honour Citation Officer - 1986 Peacefully, at home in Port Elgin, with family by his side, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in his 97th year. Jack, loving husband of the late Margaret (nee Guymer). Beloved father of Linda Gross, Mary Gross, John and his wife Margaret, Catherine Gross, and Michael and his wife Andrea. Proud grandfather of Linnaea, Leo, Megan, Jakob, Hanna, Elizabeth, and James. Dear brother-in-law of Rosaleen and Renie. Predeceased by his brothers Carl, Art (Ruby), Harold (Lois), Bob, and by his sister Helen (Ted Marshall). Jack will be missed by many beloved nieces and nephews. John was knighted by King Leopold II of Belgium with the Cross of War. Following his service he worked his way up to V.P. of Firestone Canada where he enjoyed a long career. A life long supporter of the YMCA, Jack and his wife Margaret met in Port Elgin where they bought the cottage of their dreams, lived, loved, and where Jack spent his final years. Friends will be received at the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, Port Elgin, 519-832-2222, on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 525 Ivings Drive, Port Elgin, on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Sanctuary Park Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Home and Community Support Services "Day Away Program" Port Elgin or the YMCA would be appreciated by the family. Memorial online at

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Obituary Announcement for old comrade John Archie Campbell

John Archie Campbell

John Archie  Campbell
Born In: Sydney
Passed in: Sydney
Passed on: April 7th, 2016
With broken hearts we, the family, regret to announce the passing of John Archie Campbell, at the age of 78, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late John A. and Annie May (MacNeil) Campbell.
John started his working career in the military, serving overseas in various countries like Egypt, Copenhagen and Denmark. Upon returning to Sydney John was then employed with the Sydney Steel Plant, working in the Coke Ovens. John was a happy, loving caring man that everyone enjoyed to be around, and he will be very missed by family and friends from all over. 
John Archie Campbell is survived by his daughter, Carmella Macdonald; five granddaughters, Candace Dixon, Robyn Hawco, Sarah Hawco, Samantha Hawco, Sabrina Hawco. John is also survived by his brother, Ernie Campbell and nephew, Blaine Campbell, who he was very close to.
Besides his parents, John Archie was predeceased by his loving wife, Cassie Campbell; he was also predeceased by sisters, Aggie MacMullin, Theresa MacPherson, Patricia Chiasson, Alma Jessome, Evelyn Reid, Mona Jackson, Amanda Campbell, Ceceila Campbell; brothers, Cosmos, Norman and Edward Campbell.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John’s life will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home Chapel, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating.