Friday, December 8, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Robertson NR (Robbie)

Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson

At the Winchester Hospital on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Neil Robertson of Morrisburg, age 76.  Loving husband of June Robertson (nee Banman).  Dear father of Mike of Sudbury, Shelley Robertson (Jamie Whitteker) of Pidgeon Island, Joanna Robertson of Ottawa and Julie Robertson of Ajax.  Dear brother of Richard (Julie) of Woodlawn, Carol Robertson of Ottawa, Gerry of Morrisburg, Bill of Ontario, Hugh of Kanata, June West and Kathy Robertson, both of Hundred Mile House, B.C.  Neil will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Joey, Stephanie and Jake and his great-grandson William.  He was predeceased by his son Ben, his parents Bill and Irene Robertson (nee Warring) and his sisters Susan and Beatrice Robertson.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Funeral Arrangements
 Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday, November 2 nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Legion Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m.  A time to share memories of Neil will take place at 8 p.m. There will be no formal funeral service.  Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

Interment of Cremated Remains
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Robbie was a RC Sigs member, graduate of K158 Troop

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO HARVEY COLL (COMM OP 213 RET'D)

Coll, Harvey Norman Truro, NS
Born in 1940 in North Sydney Cape Breton, Harvey passed away peacefully December 6th, 2017 Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Geraldine Coll this past March 2017 as well as his parents Clarence and Anna Coll. He is survived by his sisters Karen Burningham (nee Coll) & Judy Gallagher (nee Coll), his brothers Jim and Fred Coll, his son Douglas and daughter-in-law Brooke, his grandsons Matthew & Ian. Harvey was intensely proud of his service to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). After graduating from the CN Telegraph School as a Cryptographer, Harvey joined the RCAF in 1957 with early postings to Lachine, PQ, Resolute Bay, NWT, Trenton, ON and Kingston, ON. From 1965 to 1969, Harvey served as a Canadian Forces representative to the NATO 4th Allied Tactical Air Force in Ramstein Germany. He received the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement recognizing meritorious service and outstanding contribution to the NATO mission. In 1977, Harvey was awarded the Queens Jubilee medal for his outstanding service to Canada, the youngest Master Warrant Officer in Canadian Forces history to receive the honor. In 1979, while stationed in Penhold, Alberta, Harvey received the Air Command "Commanders Commendation" in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional devotion to duty and community. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in 1979. To Harvey, this was one of his greatest personal accomplishments in his military career.  The family was then posted to CFB Halifax where Harvey assumed the position of "Base Chief" of Canada’s largest naval base.  After his storied career in the military, Harvey went on to have an accomplished corporate career working for some of Atlantic Canada’s best companies. Manager, Training Staffing & Development National Sea Products. VP Human Resources at Lawton’s Drug Stores. Managing Partner of Murray Axmith Atlantic and finally his own consulting business Leadervision Atlantic. Harvey also served as President of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia. Affectionately known as "Harv", those who had the privilege of knowing him would describe him as an exemplary emotionally intelligent leader, a mentor, a coach, a great friend, a wonderful Father & Grandfather, a loving and loyal husband….simply a good man. Unless of course you happened to be in the military walking around in an untidy, un-pressed uniform or dirty, unpolished shoes, then you had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting Chief Warrant Officer Harvey Coll, responsible for the dress, deportment & discipline of his command. Harv had an amazing sense of humour, loved a good joke and probably could be accused of telling too many bad ones. He cherished his time with the crew at McDonalds every morning. In fact he refused to live with his family in Ontario because of how much he loved those guys. He was an avid golfer and cherished his memberships at Northumberland & Truro. He was proud to claim the family record for two holes in one in his lifetime. Thank you to the kind nurses and doctors who cared for our family in this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, where a Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Sunday, December 10th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Harvey’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Obituary announcement for ANN KENNEDY ~ WIFE OF WO WAYNE (WACO) KENNEDY (COMM OP 213 RET'D)

Ann’s obituary and accompanying online Guestbook can be viewed at:

On October 6, 2017, Ann Kennedy of Hinton, AB, passed away at the age of 76 years.  Ann is survived by her loving husband, Wayne; sons, Dwayne (Julie), Daryl and Ian (Dianna); thirteen grandchildren, Cassie, Ryan, Robbie, Sarah, Allana, Jessica, Michael, Sean, Kurt, Sophia, Ethan and Dylan; and two brothers, Ron (Carol) and Sally (Ray).  She was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Onufruw.

A Celebration of Ann’s Life will take place at a later date.  Cremation has taken place.  In lieu of other tributes, donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut, Suite 144, 5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Caron, Jean-Guy

Jean-Guy's obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at:

Caron, Jean-Guy

1938 – 2017

La famille Caron a le regret de vous annoncer le décès de M. Jean-Guy Caron décédé le 12 novembre 2017 à l'Hôpital de Gatineau, à l’âge de 78 ans.  Il était l’époux de Gëatanne Beaulne Caron et le fils de feu Arthur Caron et de feu Juliette Brion.  Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Claude (Margaret), Lorraine (Glen) et Guy (Kara); ses petits-enfants: Matthew (Veronica), Christopher (Katrina) et de par mariage Ryan (Emilie), Sean: ses arrières petits-enfants par mariage: Castle, Estelle et Dylan.  Il laisse également son frère Maurice (Huguette) ainsi que plusieurs neveux, nièces, cousin(e)s, parents et ami(e)s. 

Une célébration de prières, en présence des cendres, aura lieu le samedi 25 novembre 2017 à 14h à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS située au 1369, boul. La Vérendrye O. à Gatineau. La famille recevra les condoléances à compter de 13h30 .

Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la  Fondation canadienne du foie.. 

La famille désire remercier le personnel du CSSS Pavillon de Gatineau pour les bons soins prodigués.

Vos messages de condoléances peuvent être envoyés à:

The following English text was generated with Google Translate (  As such, my sincerest apologies to the Caron family and Jean-Guy’s friends if this translated text contains any grammatical or content errors.

Caron, Jean-Guy

1938 - 2017

The Caron family regrets to announce the death of Mr. Jean-Guy Caron who passed away on November 12, 2017 at the Hôpital de Gatineau at the age of 78. He was the husband of Gëatanne Beaulne Caron and the son of the late Arthur Caron and the late Juliette Brion.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children: Claude (Margaret), Lorraine (Glen) and Guy (Kara); his grandchildren: Matthew (Veronica), Christopher (Katrina) and by marriage Ryan (Emilie), Sean: his great grandchildren by marriage: Castle, Estelle and Dylan.  He also leaves his brother Maurice (Huguette) and several nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

A celebration of prayers, in the presence of ashes, will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 14h at the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL OF THE OUTAOUAIS located at 1369, boul. La Vérendrye O. in Gatineau.  The family will receive condolences as of 1:30 pm.

Your sympathy can result in a donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

The family wishes to thank the staff of CSSS Pavillon de Gatineau for the good care provided.

Your messages of condolence can be sent to: 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Roy Lyle Boswall

Roy Lyle Boswall


Roy Lyle Boswall
Peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87. 

Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Wright) Boswall and loving father of Doris (Timothy) Sabean, Lyle, Linda (Alexander) Campbell, Dale (Patti) and Glen(Simone). 

Cherished grandfather of Gregory Sabean, Ryan (Stephaine) Sabean, Natalie Sabean, Alexander Boswall and Marissa Boswall. 

Adored great grandfather of Nicolas, Alexandria, Hayden, Mason and Benjamin Sabean. 

Dear brother of Beth (Winston, deceased) Stewart and Stella Boswall. 

Predeceased by his parents Henry Lyle and Pearl Emma (Jay) Boswall of Marshfield and brothers Irving (Margaret) Boswall and Keir (Mary) Boswall. 

Roy enjoyed a 35 year career with Agriculture Canada (Experimental Farm), rising to the position of senior technician, specializing in plant and soil research. He was also a member of the 721 Communications Regiment where he rose through the ranks to the position of Lt Colonel. He was awarded the title of Honorary Colonel of the regiment in 2002. 

Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home for visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in Marshfield Community Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 2 pm with a reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society - PEI or the Alzheimer Society of Prince Edward Island.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Joseph Thomas WILSON

WILSON, Joseph Thomas (CWO Ret'd) January 23, 1935-November 3, 2017 Peacefully in the presence of family, on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the age of 82. Predeceased by his parents Francis (1949) and Marguerite (1963), and his former wife Claire Wilson (Duhamel) (1990). He will be fondly missed by his devoted and caring wife, Toni. Loving and cherished father of Ronald and Randall. Beloved stepfather of Chuck Schrankler (Sandra) and Leona Prasow. Friend Joe to Richard, Jessica, Alyssa and Cole. Grandpa will be greatly missed by Danyka, Skyla and Jaxyn Prasow. Friends and Family are invited to visit at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, from 10 o'clock Saturday, November 18, until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 o'clock. Interment will follow in the National Military Cemetery located at Beechwood. For those who wish, memorial contributions in Joseph's memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.
Joseph Wilson is believed to be Ex RC Sigs, Adm Clerk 831

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Notice from CAFL Kingston Chapter

The CAFL(Canadian Association of Forces Linemen) Kingston Chapter. Join us for breakfast on 25 Nov 2017, 0900 hrs) at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631, Bath Road Kingston

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Obituary announcement for Old Comrade- DJ(Mike) Cameron

Donald D.J. Cameron
CAMERON, Donald (D.J.) – RSM (Ret.) Donald (D.J.) Cameron, SD & G Highlanders, at Cornwall Hospice on Saturday November 11, 2017 at the age of 76 years.  Beloved husband of 53 years to Trudy (née Leroux) Cameron.  Loving father of Alison Henderson (Dennis) and Kevin Cameron (Natalie).  Sadly missed by his 3 grandchildren Cameron Pickard, Alexandra and Abbie Cameron.  Loved son of the late Robert and Yvonne (née Fortin) Cameron. Dear brother of Carol Cameron, Sharon Breyer, Patricia Legault, Robin, Martin (Shannon) and Marvin (Irene).  Predeceased by his brothers Barry and Dale; his Father and Mother-in-law Clarence and Anna Leroux.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews.  As a former parade commander and proud veteran, it is fitting that D.J. passed away on Remembrance Day.  Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall where visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  The Mass of the Resurrection with Commendation and Farewell will be celebrated in St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church on Friday November 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  Rite of Committal at a later date in Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall.  If so desired contributions in his memory to Cornwall Hospice or the Children’s Treatment Centre would be appreciated by the family.  Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of:
Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #297 are requested to assemble for a tribute at Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday at 7:15 PM.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade JOHN NEVILLE FUOSS WILLINGHAM



BORN: SEP 29, 1918


JOHN NEVILLE FUOSS WILLINGHAM September 29, 1918 - October 22, 2017 At the age of 99, our father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle, passed away peacefully at the Deer Lodge Hospital. He is survived by his son David (Sharon) and grandsons, Shaun and Chad, his daughter Margaret Anderson (Kerry) and his grandson Curtis (Terry), his grandsons, Ron (Tiffonie) and Jonathon Vincent. He also leaves to mourn his passing numerous great-grandchildren, as well as his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by the love of his life, our mother, Ethel Mary Willingham in 1994 after 53 years of marriage, his daughter Dianne Mary Vincent and his natural brother Derek Fuoss. Dad was born in Matlock, England on September 29, 1918 and immigrated to Canada as a young boy. He began his life long career with the T. Eaton Company in 1932 as a very young man and married our mom on August 10, 1940. He then served in the Second World War as Staff Sergeant in the 10th District Signal Corps from 1942 to 1946. After the war, dad and mom moved to Charleswood. Dad was one of the men to lay the original cornerstones for the school that his son, daughters and grandsons all attended - Royal School. He retired from Eatons in 1981, after 49 years of service, to spend time with mom and see a little bit of the world outside of Manitoba. Dad gave his all to his family, his community and his church, St. Mary's Anglican. He was a wonderful loving father and grandfather to all of us and we will miss him dearly. He lived a happy and fulfilling long life and enjoyed every moment! Even though we will miss him, we are so happy to know that he is now reunited with our mom and sister. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the wonderful staff in Tower 4 at Deer Lodge. They treated him with love, respect and dignity and for that we will be eternally grateful. At dad's request, there will be no funeral service. A private family memorial will be held to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. "God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts" THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 28, 2017

    Reunion 2018 C&E Reunion – Advance Warning

    Reunion 2018
    The C&E Association, C&E Branch and Signallers Club of Canada, in cooperation with CFB Kingston and the C&E Home Station Units, are in the planning stage of organizing a 2018 C&E Reunion.
    This event is intended to involve all C&E Branch members, serving and retired with special tribute to the C&E Branch veterans of the Afghan Mission; and to celebrate the founding of the Communications and Electronics Branch ( 50 years) , Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Royal Canadian Air Force Telecommunications Branch, and Royal Canadian Navy Communications Research Branch.
    Reunion 2018 will be held at the C&E Home Station from 31 August to 2 September 2018.
    The proposed outline program is as follows:
    Friday, 31 August 2018:
    • Afternoon registration.
    • Evening meet and greet.
    Saturday 1 September 2018:
    • Mini reunions; Afghanistan, Signals Apprentice, Airborne, RCAF Tech Te, UN Ops ( UNEF, Rwanda, etc).
    • Afghanistan veterans ball hockey tournament.
    • Evening dinner event.
    Sunday, 2 September 2018:
    • Wreath Laying ceremony at the Vimy Gate Memorial;
    • Veterans Parade on the Vimy Parade Square
    • Association farewell gatherings.
    Detailed information on this event will be disseminated as it becomes available.

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Obituary announcement for club member William Gaebel (MWO Ret'd) LM702

    GAEBEL, William Burdett
    June 14, 1931 – Beamsville, Ontario
    September 15, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Burdett Gaebel on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 86 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Aline, and their four children: Brenda Ault, Francienne (Robert) Regier, Terry (Carolyn) Gaebel, and Keith (Victoria) Gaebel; four grandchildren (Robert, Shanna, Donavon, and Kira), great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Silbe and his father Mervyn. The Celebration of Bill's Life will take place on Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017 at their condo in Arbour Lake. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Diabetes Canada, 220, 6223 – 2nd Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1J5 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 1112, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, forward condolences

    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Obituary announcement for club member Stewart Wright (Webb) Webster LM 172

    The family of Webb Webster announces the sad news that he passed away on March 17, 2017. Webb was a genuine character who had lived in Castlegar for more than 40 years. He was born and raised on a farm near Deloraine, Manitoba. Webb served in the Signal Corps during the Korean War. Afterwards, he studied engineering at the University of Manitoba and UBC. As an electrical engineer he worked for BC Hydro on the projects at Hudson Hope, Waneta, and the Kootenay River. Over his long career Webb was also employed by utilities in California, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and West Virginia.
    Webb was active in the outdoors until the end of his life. He was an avid hiker and skier. He made many journeys by canoe in western Canada and the US, and he spent a week each year on a horseback trip in the Rockies. He built his own airplane, which is still flying in B.C., as well as many cedar strip canoes.
    Webb actively contributed to his community. He was a school board trustee and college council member for many years. Webb volunteered for a number of community organizations and gave generously to many charities.
    Webb was predeceased by his wife Marguerite in 2014. He is survived by his son Gordon (Ruth McDonald), daughter Vicki, grandsons Brennan and Matthew, and many nephews, nieces and friends. He will be remembered with a smile by all who knew him.
    A funeral will be held at St. Rita’s in Castlegar on Saturday, March 25 at 10:30 am.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Obituary announcement for old comrade Michael Webber (BGen Ret'd)

    Michael Webber

    January 29, 1919 -  October 16, 2017

    WEBBER, Michael Henry Fairfax Webber, C.D.
    BGen (Retired) – RC Sigs

    Michael Webber died peacefully at home in Ottawa, on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the company of family.
    Michael was born in Kings Lynn, England, January 29.1919, the only child of Harold Fairfax and Edith (nee Proctor) Webber.
    As an infant, he emigrated with his mother to Ottawa, rejoining his father who had preceded them as a returning World War I veteran. As the child of a career army officer he lived in Kingston, Toronto, Camp Borden and finally back to Ottawa.
    In 1937 Michael entered a four-year course of study at Royal Military College of Canada, cadet #2612, with the aim of pursuing a military career. In 1939 his studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. He accepted a commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. In April 1940, he married Margaret Frances Marr and four short months later was shipped overseas. It would be nearly five years before he would return to his wife and meet his young son, Michael. Early in the war he endured the London air raids and was the first to land in the vital 1941 Spitsbergen raid. On July 10, 1943 Capitan Webber waded ashore with much of the Canadian Army in Sicily for the beginning of the arduous Italian campaign. As the war progressed he transferred with the rest of the Canadian Army to N.W. Europe. V-E day found Major Michael Webber in Hilversum Holland.
    Post-war Michael completed his electrical engineering degree at Queens University and was posted to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. In 1952, promoted Lt. Colonel, and became the first Commanding Officer of the First Canadian Signals Regiment (1CSR) based at what was then Camp Borden, near Barrie Ont.
    During his distinguished career, he served in several roles at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, attended the Canadian Army Staff College, the US War College and the Canadian Defence College. He served in 1957-1958 in Indochina with the International Control Commission, in 1960-1964 in Washington D.C. as Canada’s Military liaison to the Pentagon, in 1970-1972 as Honourary Aide-de-Camp to Governor General D. Roland Michener CC, CMM, CD., represented Canada at NATO’s military communications committee in Paris. Promoted Brigadier General in 1971 he served at NATO Headquarters in Brussels until his retirement in May 1974.
    Post-retirement Michael worked ten years for the Law Reform Commission of Canada, and served in 1987-89 as Colonel Commandant of the Communications and Electronics Branch.
    Michael is predeceased by his wife of 50 years and the mother of his children, Margaret (nee Marr), and his son Michael Fairfax Marr Webber, as well as his second wife, Louise Gray (nee MacBrien)
    He is survived by his children, Christopher, Peter and Jennifer, and his wife Louise’s children Michael, Brien, Bruce and Diana and their families. Also left to treasure his memory are his grandchildren, Michael and Christina Webber, Andrew (Francine) Altman, Matthew (Stacy) Altman, step-grandchildren, Lynnette and Gregory White, and great granddaughter Elsie Fairfax Altman.
    Visitation will be at the Hall of Colors of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa on Saturday October 21 after 12 noon. Funeral Service will be held in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m. followed by interment with military honours and reception.
    For those preferring to make a charitable memorial donation in lieu of flowers, please consider making one to the RMC Foundation Truth, Duty, Valour Fund in memory of BGen (Ret’d) Webber either online at, via phone at 613-541-6000 ext. 6807, or to PO Box 17000 STN Forces, Kingston ON K7K 7B4. All memorial donations will be noted in the Book of Remembrance in Currie Hall at RMC in Kingston.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    Obituary announcement for old comrade Thomas (Tom) Carroll O'Neil


    Thomas "Tom" Carroll O'Neil

    Thomas "Tom" Carroll O'Neil
    Thomas (Tom) Carroll O’Neil, age 73, New Glasgow, passed away on Sept. 14, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit at the Aberdeen Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
    Born in Mulgrave, he was the son of the late Francis and Anela O’Neil.
    Tom retired as a Sgt. After 28 years in the Canadian armed Forces. After his retirement Tom worked for Sobeys (Heather Lanes) for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, spending time in his RV and being at the beach; his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
    Surviving are his loving wife, Laurine (Vienneau); daughter, Jennifer (Mike James), Ottawa; sons, Tom, Edmonton; Craig (Tammie), Trenton; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandsons; siblings, Marlene, Errol (Audrey), Gerald (Mary Jane), David (Laurella), Jo-Anne (John) and Mary (Ken).
    Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers , Mannie and John, survived by their wives, Judy and Vivian.
    Special thanks to Dr. Kwasnik and the Palliative Care Staff, Dr. Peter Lee and the VON for their care of Tom.
    Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society.
    A memorial service will be held at a later date.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017

    Obituary announcement for old comrade William Leslie (Les) Wardrop

    WILLIAM LESLIE (LES) WARDROP 1915 - 2017 Peacefully in the early morning of September 19, Les Wardrop passed away at his residence, three months shy of his 102nd birthday. Les is survived by his sons Terry (Sheilagh), Jeff (Janice) and daughter Cindy (Larry) Malazdrewicz, eight grandchildren Jamie (Kari), Robbie, Brenna, Sean (Jeannie), Shannon (Darrell) Hunks, and Scott, Brad (Lauren) and Greg (Lori) Malazdrewicz, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Olive (nee McLean), and his parents Mabel (nee Cousins) and David. Being born and raised on the homestead farm in Whitemouth, Manitoba had an enormous impact on the type of life "Spud" would lead. His forefathers set a strong example of hard work for him to emulate ... and he did that in spades. That strong Scottish/Protestant work ethic shone through in everything he accomplished. Dad received his bachelor degrees - both from the University of Manitoba - in Electrical Engineering in 1939 and in Civil Engineering in 1947 following his return from serving overseas with the Army Signals during the Second World War. In 1947, he started his career as a waterworks engineer with the City of Winnipeg Sewage and Waterworks Department and in 1955, he founded W. L. Wardrop & Associates - one of the first Winnipeg-based engineering consulting firms - which later became Wardrop Engineering Inc. With an initial staff of four, the company offered services in public works engineering and housing subdivision servicing. The firm expanded its services to include pulp and paper, solar energy, and nuclear engineering, and launched water projects in West Africa through its International Division. Dad retired from active participation in the Company in 1980 but continued to serve on its Board of Directors for many years. In January 2009, Tetra Tech acquired Wardrop, expanding the Tetra Tech team to more than 10,000 staff. Throughout the years, Dad played a significant role in Canadian engineering activities and participated in numerous community undertakings. He was a past president of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba (1959 to 1961), the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers (1961 to 1962), the Canadian Institute of Pollution Control (1960) and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1970). He was also a past chairman of the Industrial Development Board of Greater Winnipeg (1969), the Salvation Army Advisory Board (1978) campaign chairman for two years and was a director of the Royal Canadian Mint and the Biomass Energy Institute. He was a member of the Board of Misericordia Hospital (1977 to 1983), member and chairman of the Manitoba Enterprise Development Board (1980 to 1985) and campaign chairman of the New Activity Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg (1980). He served as a principal organizer of the University of Manitoba homecoming events for his two graduation classes and was one of the first volunteers in 1998 to join the unofficial campaign for the new Engineering and Information Technology Centre. In 1977, Dad received a Meritorious Service Award from the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba for his extraordinary engineering achievements and community involvement. In 1990, the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Engineering dedicated the "Les Wardrop Reading Room" at its library in his honour. In 2002, the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba paid tribute to him by naming him the first honorary presenter of its prestigious Keystone Award for consulting engineering excellence and awarding him the Lifetime Achievement Award 2002 in recognition of his leadership, achievements and contribution to consulting engineering and the community. The University of Manitoba presented him with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at their spring convocation in 2006 and this was one of his proudest moments. Over the years, Dad was a builder, a carpenter and a golfer. In his early teens, he extended the box on the truck used to deliver bricks manufactured in his father's Whitemouth Brickyard. He built a camper trailer painted to match the two-tone 55 Buick the family drove, a garage, two cabins and a boathouse at Moose Lake and a cabin cruiser in the garage on Old Mill Road. In 1964, Dad took over the homestead farm at Whitemouth and set up a cow-calf operation which required the construction of various cattle shelters, hay storage facilities, a machine shed and a house for the hired manager. In 1971, Mom and Dad purchased the McLean family farm at East Selkirk and proceeded to expand and renovate the old brick house and add storage buildings and landscaping. All these projects were done in his "spare time" and mainly by himself ... work was his hobby ... that left arm pounded thousands of nails. In his retirement years, Dad continued to enjoy his golf at the St. Charles Golf and Country Club right up to his early 90s and he spent 20 years researching, writing and publishing a Wardrop family history book which was distributed to many relatives. We, his family, are very proud of our father's contributions to society and the supportive role he played in our lives. We also wish to thank the staff at the Canoe Club who contributed to his comfort over the last several years and the many homecare workers and nurses who assisted him in recent months. A service to celebrate Dad's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., September 30 at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Flowers are gratefully declined. If you so wish, donations in Dad's memory may be made to the Les Wardrop Bursary in Engineering at the University of Manitoba. Gifts may be made online at: or sent to the following address: Alumni and Donor Relations, 200-137 Innovation Drive, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB R3T 6B6. Cheques made payable to the University of Manitoba. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to
    Publish Date: Sep 27, 2017

    Sunday, September 24, 2017

    Obituary announcement for old comrade THEODORE TED ERWIN WOLFE

    BORN: AUG 02, 1929
    DATE OF PASSING: SEP 19, 2017

    THEODORE TED ERWIN WOLFE Theodore Ted Erwin Wolfe passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hill Lodge Care Home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 around 11:00 p.m. after having suffered a stroke the previous week. He is survived by wife Mary Wolfe and son Ken Wolfe. His seven brothers Joseph, Felix, Albert, Walter, Adam, Alfred and Wilfred and his seven sisters Helen, Alma, Marie, Ethel, Emily, Cecilia and Elizabeth were all previously deceased. Ted was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on August 2, 1929 and grew up in Valley River. Both his parents died when he was three years old, so he was largely raised by his elder siblings on the family farm. He graduated from Trembowla School and Dauphin Collegiate, then received a teaching certificate at Normal School. He worked at the atomic energy laboratory at Chalk River as a lab technician but decided to take up teaching instead. He returned to Manitoba and taught at a one-room school in Molson, then at Midwinter School in East Braintree where he met his future wife Mary Krysko. They married in 1954 at Robertson Memorial United Church in Winnipeg. He received Bachelor of Science and Education degrees at the University of Manitoba through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and attended Royal Military College in Kingston where he became a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. He taught in Elmwood for two years. His son was born in 1962. They lived in Vancouver for one year then returned to Winnipeg, where he taught mathematics at St. John's High School until he retired in 1989. In his retirement he and Mary traveled as far as England, Scandinavia, Western Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Ted had great love for gardening, bird watching, astronomy, carpentry, sewing and classical music. For many years he made his own wine, including from many local berries. His was always a life of constant learning, he was an avid reader of many subjects, particularly history, philosophy and science. He taught himself to use a computer and pursued his passion for learning on the internet as far back as when Netscape Navigator was the dominant browser. He always felt that any day was wasted where he did not learn something or teach something. Ted will be cremated and in keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. We request that no flowers be sent but in respect to his love of birds and of learning suggest any donations be made to either Ducks Unlimited Canada or the University of Manitoba Awards and Scholarships programs. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to
    As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 23, 2017

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Obituary announcement for old comrade John D (Jack) Keddy

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    John D. (Jack) Keddy, 80, of Kensington, PEI, passed away at home on September 11, 2017 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
    Born in Springhill, NS, he was the son of the late Willis and Margaret Keddy. As a young man, he joined the military and served in the army with postings in Gagetown, Charlottetown and Kingston, ON and was part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Middle East in 1961. Following his military service, Jack and his family returned to Amherst where he worked for Maritime Tel & Tel and Bendix before joining Corrections Canada. He worked at the penitentiaries in Dorchester and Springhill before transferring to the regional office in Moncton. Jack eventually made his way to the Justice Institute at Holland College in Summerside where "Justice Jack" was an instructor training officers in the corrections division for 13 years. He retired from Holland College in 2003 and enjoyed retirement at his home on Irishtown Road, Kensington.
    He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Jaye McQuillin; son, John D. (Jack), Jr. (Ann), all of Amherst; granddaughter Melodie (Blaine) Peacock, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta; grandsons, Michael Keddy, Moncton; Matthew (Melissa) Keddy, Amherst; Joshua Ceasor, Gatineau, Quebec; step-granddaughter, Erika (Drew) Lewis, Truro; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Ava, Matthew, Austin, Joshua and Annabelle.
    Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davison Funeral Home, Kensington. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 3 to 6 pm at the Air Force Club, Havelock St., Amherst, with internment at a later date.
    If friends wish, donations may be made to the Prince County Hospital Foundation, Summerside, the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice.

    Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Obituary announcement for club member George Javornik LM761

    1947 - 2017 Date of death Sept 12th, 2017
    It is with great sadness, we announce George’s passing following a difficult struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Linda (Frenette), he was predeceased by his parents, Teresa Slamen and George Javornik. He will be deeply missed by his sister, Marion Mistrik and brother, John Javornik (Christina) and many relatives and friends. George was a man of kindness, integrity, quiet strength and dignity.
    George was born in Montreal of immigrant parents. From Wolf Cubs to Scouts then Army Cadets, George’s destiny was sealed. For 37 years he served with several military units. Three were Army Signals units (Montreal):  11 Signal Regiment, 15th Independent Signal Squadron and as Commanding Officer of 712 (Montreal) Communication Squadron. Then, as Commanding Officer of the Royal Montreal Regiment and the Commander Colonel of Number One Quebec Militia District. After 25 years of active militia service, George returned to the Royal Montreal Regiment as Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel (1990-1994) and Honorary Colonel (1994-1999). Parallel to his militia career, George spent 17 years in manufacturing and financial services dealing with all aspects of Human Resources management followed by 25 years managing large-scale projects varying from realignment of human resources systems, TQM implementation, education strategies, acquisitions, joint ventures and mergers.  Since then he has continued to help various military and community associations. Visitations on Friday, Sept. 22 from 6-8 pm at James Reid Funeral Home, Kingston.   Funeral service on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11 am at St. Barnaby’s Church, Seeley’s Bay followed by a reception until 3 pm at Fort Frontenac Officers’ Mess, Kingston.  There will also be a Memorial Service in Montreal on Sept. 30 at 3 pm at St. Matthias Anglican Church, Westmount followed by a reception until 6 pm at the Royal Montreal Regiment Officers’ Mess.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

    Saturday, September 9, 2017


    Mary Louise  Middlemiss: March 23, 1928 - August 25, 2017
    Middlemiss, Mary Louise
    Nee Leblanc
    Native of Joggins, NS
    Peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of Edwin “Ed” Middlemiss. Loving mother of Denise (Rod Ogden), John (Judy), David (Kelly) and James (Christa). Cherished grandmother of Sean (Jessie) Ogden, Bradley, Andrew and Kaitlyn Middlemiss, Connor, Jillian and Lauren Middlemiss and great-grandmother of Lily. Dear aunt of James Leblanc. Friends may attend a memorial service at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd. Nepean, (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.) on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Respiratory Health Centre of Ottawa or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


    In Celebration of

    Joanne Elizabeth Rowsell (née Bayer)
    October 6, 1943 -  August 24, 2017
    After years of successive painful illnesses Joanne Elizabeth Rowsell, age 73, passed very peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on 24 August 2017.
    She is now the guardian angel to her husband of 52 years, Rexford (Rex) John Rowsell, her son Robert (Bob) John Rowsell and his wife Shelly, her daughter Kimberley (Kim) Ann Bourdon and her husband Raymond.  She was adored by her granddaughters Jessica Rowsell, Kayla Bourdon, Alexandra Bourdon, Alyssa Rowsell, and her newly acquired grandchildren Shawn Hebert and Chantal Hebert, Shelly’s children.  Not to mention her dog Bandit who will be looking for his morning cuddles with Joanne for a long, long time.
    Special thanks to the Doctors and Nurses who have looked after Joanne over the years with her host of diverse medical issues right up to the end at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, emergency and ACE Units to allow her to pass with dignity and absolute zero pain.  The family is most grateful.
    As per Joanne’s wishes there will be no formal funeral service but Friends and family are invited to gather to celebrate her life on August 31, 2017 at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. from 1PM to 3PM followed by a private family interment at the National Military Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces.  In memoriam donations may be made to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. 
    Joanne’s obituary and accompanying online Guestbook can be viewed at:

    Joanne's husband was a long time (29+ years) C&E Branch Comm Op who followed his military career with a rather lengthy public service career employed as the ADDN and CSMN systems manager at 764 Comm Sqn Ottawa.

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    Obituary announcement for club member Cy Connors LM 683

    Cyril  Connors
    Passed away at the Placentia Health Centre on September 5, 2017, Master Warrant Officer Cyril Connors, formerly of Merasheen Island, in his 79th year, surrounded by his family and friends.
    Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary-Joseph, his brothers John, Francis and James, as well as his sisters Elaine and Monica. 
    He is survived by his wife Rachelle, his son Thomas, his brothers Anthony and Thomas, and his sister Mary.  
    Funeral arrangements entrusted to Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, with visitation on Thursday, September 7th from 12pm to 7pm.  Funeral Service to take place 7pm at Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, on Thursday, September 7th.
    Flowers are gratefully accepted.  
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