Thursday, December 20, 2018

Obituary notice Club Member Colonel Paul Emile Morneault LM407

Paul Emile Morneault died peacefully on December 9, 2018 at the age of 91.  He is predeceased by his wife Martha with whom he shared 55 years.  He is survived by his 4 children, Paul & (Celeste), Mike & (Debbie), Cindy & (Raimo) and Pam & (Pete) as well as his grandchildren Philip & (Pam), Danielle & (John), Steven, Ashley, Brandon & (Klaudia), Mikayla and Lizzie & (Quentin) and 3 great grandchildren, Kiera, Jack and Isla.

He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Colonel after 35 years of dedicated service with the Communications and Electronics Branch.  His career was highlighted by command of the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment, the School of Communications and Electronics, and the Supplementary Radio System.  He retired as the Deputy Commander of the Canadian Forces Communications Command.  After retirement he was appointed to the honorary position of Colonel Commandant of the Communications and Electronics Branch.  He also pursued a second career with Radio Canada International as director of the technical department during the era of shortwave radio broadcasts.

He will be remembered as a gallant man, a gentleman and a loving father.  He was fiercely independent, brutally honest and somewhat of a perfectionist.  

Special thanks to the staff of Golden Home Care, Reseau Selection and Manoir Beaconsfield, and to all those who helped take care of him in his final years.

A memorial service will take place on Friday January 4th at 11am with visitation prior at 10am.  Services will be held at Rideau Funeral Home, 4275 boulevard des Sources, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A6.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Military Museum in Kingston, ON or the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Obituary notice for club member Cliff Hearnden LM356

HEARNDEN, Clifford Lloyd -Died peacefully in his 82nd year at Carleton Place Hospital Ontario, on the morning of Thursday October 25 2018 after a fight with Cancer. He bravely and stoically accepted his fate. His lifelong partner Ellen Hearnden of 61.5 years, was by his side until his last day. Cliff is survived by his wife Ellen Hearnden (nee Stephenson), his son Stanley Hearnden, and daughters Joanne Leavoy, Janice Lloyst and Joyce Hearnden-Kerridge. Cliff often spoke of the wonderful life he was blessed with and that he had no regrets. His last wishes were for cremation, as he simply wanted to go out of this world knowing,“ I did it my way”. He was very proud of his life accomplishments and will be sorely missed by his family and by those who knew him. Any donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. An RCCS Soldier Apprentice aka Green Monster in Kingston Vimy Barracks class E-6 Troop graduated in 1954 went on to a rewarding and successful 35 year career of many postings across Canada including Europe (Germany). These posting highlights saw him jumping out of perfectly serviceable aircraft while in the Airborne Regiment, writing at the rank of Sergeant the very first Canadian Supplement Voice Procedure Manual, and as a Major after being commissioned from the ranks (CFR) years earlier, completion of trade analysis work at (DMOS) for which he would have influence for the amalgamation of the Radio Operator and Teletype trades years later. He deployed on missions to the Congo and Damascus Syria. These are Just a few highlights of many accomplishments for Cliff's career in the CAF. VVV13313855

Friday, November 16, 2018

Obituary notice for club member Edward Byam LM224

Edward J. BYAM (October 09, 1925-October 24, 2018

    Ed passed away peacefully on Oct 24th, after 93 years of living life to its absolute fullest. Husband to Joan, proud Father to Jeff, Gary and Ray. Father in law to Katherine and Theresa, and dear Grandad to Emily and Sarah. He was a highly decorated WW2 and Canadian Army veteran and a world traveller who commanded at least 12 languages. He was never one to shy away from an adventure or a microphone and his personality and generosity were the size of a planet Earth: a place he explored with passion and zeal. He will be sorely missed by his family and all those that were fortunate enough to meet him. Many thanks to the staff at the Priory for taking such kind care of "Eddie". A celebration of life will be held later in the new year.

Published in the Times Colonist , Victoria BC from Oct 31 to Nov 1, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

Notice of passing old comrade Col (Retd) Humphrey Sheridan

Club member Jim Hueglin has notified us of the passing of old comrade Col (Retd) Humphrey Sheridan. He passed away suddenly , at the Ottawa Heart Institute, on 23 October 2018 at 81 years of age.. A retired Colonel (Signasl/C&E). Loving husband to Kathleen (Wismath). Proud father of Paul (Heather Johnson), Judy (Rob Hardie), and Michael (Shelley Robinson). Dear son of the late Walter and Muriel Sheridan of Elliot Lake, and brother to the late(Jeanne) of Uxbridge, the late Russell of Elliot Lake, the late Ann (Dick McCutcheon) of Sault Ste Marie, David (Vivian) of Fort Erie. Born and raised in Timmins, and a graduate of the Royal Military College in Kingston, He maintained close friendships with many of his classmates throughout his life. Humphrey and Kathleen raised their three children while moving to a variety of military postings around the world, finally settling in Ottawa, to enjoy a retirement filled with golf, gardening and reading. A celebration of life will be announced at a later time. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, of a charity of your choice, appreciated by the family, condolences and sharing memories at

Friday, October 12, 2018

Notice of Passsing Maureen Dukes, wife of Bill Dukes, LM656

We have been notified that Maureen Dukes, wife of Bill Dukes, LM656 passed away on 11 Oct 2018 in their hometown of Parksville, BC.   Obituary notice follows:

MAUREEN CAROLINE DUKES     On Thursday, October 11 the angels came down and rescued my darling wife from her life of endless pan and suff ering. Our family will be forever indebted to the staff  of Trillium Lodge who helped make Maureen’s last 30 days since entering Trillium very comfortable with their very professional empathetic & loving care. We will not forget how terrifi c Nicole and Bobby were with her and her husband Bill especially on her last day. Maureen’s life these last couple of years at home was greatly enhanced by the wonderful assistance provided by VIHA home support staff  and we will forever be thankful for everything that they did for her. Our family’s lives were greatly enriched these past 37 years since my beloved Maureen joined our family exposing us to her design/decorating/fashion and cooking skills. Maureen is survived by husband Bill (and their beloved Maggie) and his four children; daughters Deborah and husband Al Fleming of Richmond, B.C., Catherine Wyle and her children Drew and Caitlin of Bracebridge, Ontario, Amy Marshall and husband Brett  of Burlington, Ont. and their children Charlie and daughter Gray, son David Dukes and wife June of Sidney, B.C.  She is also survived by her sister Eveline Smyth and favorite niece Jacqueline Spino and husband Michael of Hamilton, Ontario. Special thanks to Dr. Byron Ham of Surrey, B.C.; Dr. Wm. Colborne and Dr. P. Ochoa both of Nanaimo B.C. and Dr. P. Juralowicz of Parksville, B.C. As per Maureen’s wishes there will be no service locally. However, husband Bill will be taking Maureen’s ashes back to her beloved Ulster for service there. Bill will be accompanied by niece Jacqueline in the spring. She will be at eternal rest with her two sons in Movilla cemetery. To her last days their memory was very strong in her heart. Maureen was pre-deceased by her two young sons Stephen and Stuart, Sister Bett y, Brothers Hugh, Martin, Alex of Ulster and brothers Jim and wife Margaret and George and wife Doreen all of Hamilton, Ontario.C.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Obituary Notice for club member Raymond Francis Sloan LM607

Sloan, Raymond Francis...It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Francis Sloan.  He passed away in the early hours on Sunday, September 30th at the age of 87 after a short, fierce battle with cancer. He passed at home with family at his side.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lorriane Doraline Sloan, his son and his three daughters. Ralph Kimberley Sloan (Gwen) Squamish, B.C, Mary Camille Breitman (Oren) Vancouver, B.C, Danette Lorraine Pruden (Wayne) Trenton, O.T. and Jacqueline Crista Genereux (Glen) Coquitlam, B.C. and his two sisters, Mary Camille Downey (James) Hollisten, Mass. and Barbara Anne LaBrie, Uxbridge, Mass.  Raymond was the beloved grandfather (Papa) to nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He now rests on Mount Calvary in Trenton with his pre-deceased daughter, Heidi Rae Sloan and his grandson, Christopher Raymond Sloan.

Raymond was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 35 years. He began his career with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps in Kingston, Ontario in 1951. He fought in the Korean War in 1951 and was with the  United Nations in the middle east in 1957.
The family will receive friends at the Weaver West, 170 Dundas Street, Trenton on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7-9 pm with Legion Memorial service to take place that evening at 6:45 pm.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peters Church on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am.  Father Francis Zambon officiating.  Interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Online condolences at or direct to family via email mcbreitman@gmail.come east in 1957.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Obituary notice for club member JRP "Ray" Carriere LM500

CARRIERE, Raymond-peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Saturday, July 21,2018 at the age of 82. Dearly beloved husband of the late Ghislaine (nee Sincennes), Dear father of Alain, Michel and Paul (Karen). Cherished grandfather of Hendrika, Benjamin and Shaelyn. Dear brother of Jeanette (late Maurice), Denis (Carmen), Cecile (Marcel) and Louise (Errol). Predeceased by a sister Agnes (late Edouard) and brothers Guy (Gisele) and Roger (Gerda). Also loved by his many nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at a later date and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.  Condolences/Tributes/Donations hpmcgarry.ca613-748-1200

Monday, August 6, 2018

Notice of passing old comrade BGen (Retd) Dick Gentles

Club member Clay Samis has notified us that he has learned of the passing of old comrade BGen (Retd)  Dick Gentles in early July of 2018 in New Zealand.   BGen (Retd) Gentles had moved to New Zealand upon retirement.

Obituary notice for Diane Wood, wife of George Wood LM 657

Alan R. Barker Funeral Home

Diane Wood

( July 27, 2018 )
Wood, Diane Evelyn
Peacefully at the Carleton Place Hospital, with family by her side, on Friday July 27, 2018, at the age of 78.

Loving wife of George. Dear mother of Doreen (John). Predeceased by her son Jeffery. Proud grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Survived by her brother Ken (Donna), her sister Shirley, her brothers-in-law John (Lolly) and Frank (Terry) and many nieces and nephews.  

Friends may support the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Friday August 3, 2018 for visitation only from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Inurnment to take place at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa on Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m..

For those who wish, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Branch 192 of the Royal Canadian Legion, Carleton Place would be appreciated by the family.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Notice of passing , Laureen Burge, wife of Kevin Burge LM 465

We have been notified that Laureen Burge, wife of Kevin Burge LM465, passed away on 5 July 2018.

Obituary notice for Florence Marie Spears wife of Bob Spears LM 370

SPEARS Florence Marie Went to be with the Lord July 6 surrounded by her loving husband of 57 years, (Bob Spears) and her children (Brian, Michael and AnnMarie (Jones).  She was born in Minto, New Brunswick in 1933. In November of 1960 she married and then traveled back and forth across Canada following her husband’s military career.  She lived in Quebec, Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.  The couple found they loved B.C. and retired in Chilliwack. She enjoyed many years of camping, fishing and was an avid hockey and Blue Jays fan. She had a strong faith and family values. She will be dearly missed by all of her children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and friends. The memorial service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack on Saturday July 14th at 10:00 am. The family wishes to give special thanks to Dr. Smith, Dr. Chris and to the very kind and caring staff/volunteers of the Cascades Hospice Center. They took beautiful care in making our loved one’s last days peaceful and comfortable.

Obituary notice for old comrade Hugh John Caldwell LM258


Born: Aug 10, 1920
Date of Passing: Feb 27, 2018
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HUGH JOHN CALDWELL Hugh John Caldwell, formerly of Ladywood, Manitoba born August 10, 1920, had a gentle and peaceful passing in Red Deer, Alberta on February 27, 2018. He was a wonderful role model of a decent and honourable, kind hearted gentleman of a man. He served in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals in both Italy and Holland. He retired from the military in 1971 with the rank of Master Warrant Officer after which he also worked for CP Rail and the RCMP in British Columbia. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen, parents, Arthur and Anne Caldwell, as well as his brothers and one sister, Don, Ron, Roy and Jean, and is survived by nieces and nephews. For the last 15 years of his life, he made his home with his niece Jeannette Wood and family both in Victoria and Red Deer and will be very much missed. Interment is scheduled for July 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Ladywood, Manitoba. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23.8
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 07, 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018

Selection of photos from Retired Officers/NCOs Dinner Vimy Officers Mess 1 Jun 2018

Obituary notice for Bernard "Paddy" Walshe LM 911

Bernard “Paddy” Walshe

 Dearest Macushla
 Born September 11, 1927, in Clara Co. Offaly, Eire.
 Passed away June 30th, 2018. It is with heartbreaking
 sadness that the passing is announced of Bernard
 “Paddy” Walshe. Predeceased by his beloved wife
 Barbara, mother Esther, father Peter, brother Patrick
 and little sister Mary-Jane. Devoted father of Debbie.
 Cherished grandfather of Alanna, Lance, and Garreth.
 Leaves to mourn also his son-in-law Keith, numerous
 family members in Ireland and England, and many
 friends and colleagues in Canada. Paddy was a soldier, 
as he always reminded everyone of having served for
 several years in the British Army, prior to joining the 
Canadian Armed Forces in 1954. He retired in 1982
 as a Chief Warrant Officer, whereupon he embarked 
on his next “Career”, as a guard for nearly twenty years
 for the RCMP-Maple Ridge Detachment. Paddy was
 an extremely avid runner, sometimes being stopped
 as he ran by the RCMP for “Speeding”. Paddy was a
proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch
 88, in Maple Ridge. He was the epitome of the word
 “Decent”, and was truly “one of a kind”. He will be
 sorely missed. Graveside prayers and interment to 
be held on Thursday, July 12th at 1:00pm, in the
 Maple Ridge Cemetery. Please no flowers, but if
 you would like, a donation to the Royal Canadian
 Legion, Branch 88, in Paddy’s name would be
 greatly appreciated.13287084

Thursday, July 5, 2018

C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament 17 Aug 2018

Tournoi de golf annuel de charité pour la branche des communications et électronique

C’est avec grand plaisir que la branche de communication et électronique annonce le prochain tournoi de golf en soutien du musée des communications et de l’électronique à la base des Forces canadiennes Kingston!

Nous invitons tous les membres, invités, amis, famille, et tous gens de la communauté à nous joindre à l’événement.

Profitez de l’opportunité à rencontrer et socialiser avec les membres de la Force régulière et membres retraité de la communauté de communication et l’électronique.  Jouez au golf et profitez d’un beau dîner barbecue en l’honneur de la charité! Qui sait que vous pouvez même gagner des prix.

Cet événement de collecte de fond a pour but de supporter le musée de communication et de l’électronique, ici à Kingston. Ce musée est très important pour documenter et afficher le patrimoine militaire de communication et l’électronique et promouvoir la fierté et la confiance de nos marins, soldats et aviateurs.

Vous soutenez est demandé de veiller à ce que cette information est transmise avec vos unités et organisations respectives. Nous attendons avec impatience de rencontrer tout le monde participant à cet événement spécial. Au plaisir de vous voir là!

Suivez le lien pour l’enregistrement : Tournoi de Golf de la Branche des C&E

Annual C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament

It is with great pleasure that the C&E Branch announces its upcoming C&E Branch Home Station Charity Golf Tournament in support of our Military C&E Museum at CFB Kingston!

We invite all members, non-members, friends, family and anyone from the public to attend.

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and socialize with current and retired members of the C&E community and of course, play some golf and enjoy a nice BBQ lunch in the name of charity! And who knows, you may even win some prizes!

This fundraising event is intended to support our Military C&E Museum at CFB Kingston. The C&E Museum is an important means to document and display our Military C&E heritage and also promotes the pride and confidence of our sailors, soldiers and aviators.

You support is requested to ensure that this information is passed along with your respective units and organizations. We look forward to meeting everyone partaking in this special event. See you there!

Follow this link to register: C&E Golf Tournament Registration