Sunday, September 24, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade THEODORE TED ERWIN WOLFE

BORN: AUG 02, 1929

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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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Darrell Stanley Zolinski

DARRELL STANLEY ZOLINSKI September 10, 1964 - August 15, 2017 Rembrandt, Manitoba It is with deep sadness that the family of Darrell Zolinski announces his passing at the age of 52 after a one year battle with brain cancer. Darrell was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Stanley and Lillian and grew up in North Kildonan along with his sister Candace and brother Darcy. Darrell played hockey and soccer and enjoyed bowling at a young age and displayed his mastery of the accordion at music competitions. Beginning in his early years, Darrell enjoyed a life-long friendship with his "lawless partners in crime" Doug, Brian, Craig and Jim. While still in his teens he joined the Canadian Forces Military Reserves and ultimately became fully enrolled in 1985. Darrell became a Radio Operator and began a full and distinguished military career that saw him serve his Country all over the world including Nicosia, Cypress; Lahr, Germany; Visoko , Bosnia and Herzegovina; Qunaytirah, Syria; and Kabul, Afghanistan, along with domestic postings in Borden, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kingston and Thunder Bay. It was during his final posting in Thunder Bay that he met and married the love of his life and his soul mate, Lynn. Together they led a very active life and enjoyed their winter home in Florida. Darrell retired from military service at the rank of Warrant Officer in 2013. He continued to serve the community as a Communications Officer for the OPP until 2015. Shortly thereafter, they decided to settle in Rembrandt, Manitoba. Darrell never hesitated to put others first regardless of the circumstances or risks and we are so very proud of his selfless service to the people of Canada and of the world. On one his many trips home Darrell and his Dad crafted a replica clay oven as a permanent addition to the Heritage Village in Arborg, Manitoba. Throughout his life, Darrell had an unparalleled thirst for knowledge, a love of literature and a passion for electronic gadgetry. His vast collection of books, electronic and scientific gizmos would amaze anyone. He was loved for his warm and gentle soul and very strong sense of family. He had a deep intellect and sense of humor that will forever leave us all blessed for simply having him in our lives. Darrell will live on forever in the hearts of his beloved wife Lynn, stepson Sean (Maria), granddaughter Rosalie, parents Stan and Lillian, sister Candace (Dwain), niece Danielle and nephew Andrew, brother Darcy, niece Mieko and nephew Matthew. Darrell will be missed by his mother-in-law Kathy, father-in-law Joe, along with many uncles, aunts, cousins and a large extended family. Darrell was predeceased by stepdaughter Deanna. A memorial and celebration of Darrell's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 25 at Silver Community Hall. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Graham and Dr. J. Beiko and to those that cared for Darrell throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stonewall and District Health Centre Foundation Patio Project. Ken Loehmer Funeral Services, 204-886-0404
Publish Date: Aug 19, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Norman Arthur Parish

NORMAN ARTHUR PARISH June 11, 1917 - August 25, 2017 Dad lived through many changes during his 100 plus years but was a quiet, unassuming gentleman through it all. He had been married to Eileen for 72 years when she passed away three years ago, having spent the last four months of their life together in West Park Manor. Dad served in the Signal Corp in the Belgium Campaign during the Second World War but rarely spoke of his war experiences. He returned to a business career and a family in Toronto where he lived until moving to Winnipeg with Eileen in 1991, at the age of 74. Norm was very proud of his two daughters Louise (Dave Kennedy) and Linda (Gord Johnstone) and always supported and encouraged them in their careers and life choices. His joy of family was expanded with four grandchildren Michael Kennedy (Amanda), Mark Kennedy, Heather Ring (Marshall) and Ian Johnstone (Tanya), and 10 great-grandchildren Daniel Kennedy and Taylor Heald, Cole Kennedy, Linnea, Juliet, Lucy and Bridget Ring, and Declan, Ty and Blake Johnstone. Dad not only served his country but also his community. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, having served as an elder on Session in both Toronto and Winnipeg. He also was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club, joining in Toronto and continuing with the Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg. He was a recipient of the Mel Osborne Fellow Award for his service to Kiwanis and the Community. Family and friends had the opportunity to celebrate with Dad at his 100th Birthday Party with a theme of baseball, reflecting his love of baseball (which he played and coached as a young man) and his interest in all sports. As long as he was able, Dad enjoyed cheering for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their chosen sports. Norm is survived also by a brother Robert Parish (Peggy), and several nieces. The family wishes to thank the staff of West Park Manor who have served Mom and Dad and our family for 15 years of difficult times. Their kindness, thoughtfulness and tender care can't be forgotten. A memorial service will be held at Westwood Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Park Manor, 3199 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3R 1X2 or a charity of your choice. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715

Monday, September 4, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Adrien(Gil) Gilmore LM685

June 24, 1924 - August 17, 2017 GILMORE, Adrien Gwynne  (June 24, 1924- August 17, 2017) ‘Gil’ was born on Battle Street in Kamloops, BC. He served in the Signal Corps overseas in Africa and Italy during WWII. After returning to Vancouver he met and married Pearl Little, his wife of 55 years. He got a degree in social work at UBC. After that they moved to Royal Oak in Saanich and raised a family. Lloyd, Wayne, Shannon and Colleen grew up on two hobby farms, first at Royal Oak-later in North Saanich. Two Jersey cows and various birds were the norm. Gil worked as a BC government employee and retiring in 1984. He then became a volunteer fire fighter with the Sidney Fire Department for 11 years. They frequented both, Lunds and Kilshaw auctions in Victoria. They moved to Parksville in 1991 and Gil became involved with amateur radio. His wife Pearl predeceased him in 2003. He volunteered for the Qualicum Museum and Salvation Army Kettle Drive and was part of the Legion Colour Party for Remembrance Day each year. His lived his final months at the Nanaimo Seniors Village, where he received the best treatment and care, thanks to the exemplary staff there. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Parkville Legion 49. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
For photo of Gil go to Parksville Qualicum News Obituaries