Thursday, May 17, 2018

Obituary notice for old comrade Fred Churney

Received from club member, Terry Murphy:

My dear friend Fred Churney died on 8 May 2018. R.I.P Fred V.V.V.
as received from Larry Rodgers. Fred was a lineman for many years and passed away in London, On.

Obituary announcement for WO (retd) AA d"Entremont

d’ENTREMONT, André Augustin – Abram’s River                              

“If I could go back and live all over again I wouldn’t change much. I had a wonderful life,” André (Andy) d’Entremont said just eight weeks before his death. “My three greatest accomplishments? Marriage to a woman who is my angel. A real angel. I have kids and grandkids I’m proud of. And also my military career. I wouldn’t hesitate joining again.” On May 14, after defying many odds, André died peacefully at his home in Abrams River exactly where he wanted to be, surrounded by family and with his devoted wife of almost 46 years by his side. Born on June 23, 1941 in East Pubnico to the late Augustin d’Entremont and Jeanne Laure d’Entremont, André joined the navy in 1959. He enjoyed a 30-year military career that included service in the navy, air force and army. He proudly served in the Communications and Electronics branch and the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. His first five years were spent in the navy, where he served aboard HMCS Micmac and HMCS Columbia. He then left the navy to join the air force, serving as a UN peacekeeper in the 1970s in Beirut, Egypt and Ismailia. Upon his 1989 retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, André worked for 18 years with the Corps of Commissionaires at the Yarmouth Airport. His official “retirement” in 2007 brought on many projects, including active involvement with the Abrams River Wharf upgrade, the establishment of a local veterans’ war monument in Eel Brook, and the Kespu'kwitk Métis Council. A lover of language who for many years of his adult life made it a mission to learn a new word every day, André loved to tell stories and frequently enjoyed a captive audience. He loved to tease those closest to him and was very rarely seen without a mischievous twinkle in his eye. His booming voice could be heard long before you saw him. André is survived by his wife Anne (née LeBlanc); daughter Yvette (Lower Sackville); sons Stephen (Bree), Atlanta; Chris (Montreal); grandsons Benjamin and Liam Fraser; sisters Rosaline Theoret (Niagara Falls); Corinne Deveau (Emile), Scarborough, Ont.; Joanne Duncan (Jim), Ottawa; and brother Pierre (Myrna), Edmonton. His parting advice to his beloved grandsons and to anyone else who reads this? “Always give your best to whatever task you’re assigned and nobody will be able to say anything to you,” he advised. “My father told me that many years ago. It served me well." The family will receive friends at H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home, 29 Albert Street, Yarmouth from 7 to 9 Thursday evening, with prayers at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m.Friday, May 18 from Saint Anne’s Church, Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, Father Albéni d’Entremont officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. It has been requested that there be family flowers only. Donations in memory of André may be made to Saint Anne’s Church Building Fund or to the Nova Scotia Heart and Stroke Foundation. You may leave messages of condolence or sign the on-line guestbook by visiting

Obituary announcement for club member Frank Key LM197

Brian “Frank” Key

KEY, Brian “Frank” - Peacefully at home on Monday May 14, 2018. Loving husband and best friend of Nellie. Father of Graham Key (Carolyn), Gregory Key (Linda) and Vanda Heer. Poppa to Therese (Steve), Cathy (Darrell), Kim (Mike) and Annette (Rick). Grandfather of Korena, Katrina, Kayliegh, Hillary, Brittany, Kyle, Megan (Tyler), Emily, Branden, Nicholas, Adam, Derek (Megan) and TJ. Great grandfather of Everett, Ellie, Georgia, Thompson, Hazel, Gillian and Scottlynn. Frank spent his life as a proud military service man. He began his career as a private in the Airborne Infantry Division of the British Army where he served in Korea. After the war, he immigrated to Canada in 1954 and joined the Canadian Forces where he served his country for 33 years. He was commissioned as an officer in 1971. Retiring as a Captain, he ended his career in 1988 as commanding officer of C Squadron at CFB Kingston. Family will receive friends at the Township Chapel of the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME , 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr. and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Tuesday May 22nd from 12 – 2 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in Our Chapel at 2 p.m. with interment to follow in the Military Section of Cataraqui Cemetery. For those wishing, donations may be made to 560 Legion, Montreal Street Kingston, or charity of your choice. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Alison Flanagan, Liz Corrigan, and all the nurses at CBI. Sharing memories online condolences at www.gftomkpinstownship.ca13

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

C&E Reunion 2018 Registration and Information

C & E Reunion 2018
31 August - 2 September 2018, Kingston, Ontario
Registration and Information

(See Sigs club website home page) OR
GO direct to The C&E Branch link: 

The coordinators for each activity are members of the Signallers Club.  If you are planning to attend please go

to the Sigs website Home page and register as soon as

possible.  This is necessary for planning purposes. 

Here is a message from club member Brian Reid to all

ex Sigs Apprentices:

"I have volunteered to be the Apprentice coordinator   for the 2018 Reunion. 

 I would appreciate it if you plan on attending, to let me know.   This is only for planning purposes, you still have to register officially. You can either let me know by using the App Facebook page or by email at

If you know of any other App who are not club members please pass this note along.

Hope to hear from you. VVV"

Brian Reid, Easy-12

Note:  ALL other retired non Signallers Club members can register at the above mentioned location.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member Colonel Retired G.L. (Gerry) Coady LM114

COADY, Colonel Retired G.L. (Gerry) - Passed away peacefully at Kingston Health Sciences Centre - KGH on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 surrounded by family. Husband to loving wife Trish (Murnaghan) of 55 years. Father to Patrick (Silvana), Shawn (Diane), Michael (Tracy), Siobhan. Grandfather to Torin, Shannon, and Conor. Brother of Frank (dec. Marilyn), Phyllis MacIntyre (Roly), Fred (Sheila), Father Robert, dec. Anne, David (Elies), Trish Skerry (Pat), Marion Campbell (Philip), Colin (Melody), dec. Monica Fenez (Lou), dec. Pauline, and Marshall (Faye). Uncle to 20 nieces and nephews. Gerald was born and raised on P.E.I. He graduated from St. Dunstan's University (UPEI). Commissioned in 1962 with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. He had 23 moves in his career taking him and his family to Kingston, Petawawa, London, Germany, England, Ottawa, Vancouver and Washington D.C., retiring back to Kingston in 1996. Highlights in his career, Commander 74 Comm Gp, Commandant CFSCE, BComd CFB Kingston, Director, National Defence College Kingston, Director, Primary Standardization Office ABCA. He continued his connection to the military and opened Coady's Talent Company - CoTalCo Inc. where he placed retired military personnel into personal and professional service contracts both in military and civilian institutions. He strongly believed in Crown Town and Gown relations. Served on several boards including KGH and The Military Communications and Electronics Museum. He was an avid supporter of numerous local charities most notably through Maritime Fest. Charities that benefitted from this 12 year annual event were KGH (Cardiac Care and Stroke Programs), The Ottawa Heart Institute, The Grand Theatre Restoration Project, C & E Museum and Osteoporosis Canada. Resting at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Blvd. Friends will be received on Thursday, May 31, from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, June 1, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral (279 Johnson St.) on Saturday, June 2 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to be announced. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to The Military Communications and Electronics Museum, the Police and Peace Officers Memorial Ribbon Society or Soldier On would be appreciated.13270905

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Obituary notice for club member COLONEL GL (GERALD / GERRY) COADY, OMM, CD (RC SIGS / CELE 42B RET'D)LM114

Gerald passed away in Kingston Tues 24th, April 2018

In the words of his daughter Siobhan,

You may know him as: Gerald - Gerry - Colonel (Retired) GL Coady - Sir - Mr. Coady.  But for family... he is Gerald - Dad - Grandpa - Uncle Gerald ...  It is with a profound sense of loss that I share the news on behalf of my family and me - that dad - Gerald - lost his battle with ALS this earlier this morning.  Information about his funeral will be posted in the coming days.  Thank you so much for your wishes.

A Last Post message will be dispatched when Gerry’s obituary and the details about his funeral are available

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO JEAN-PIERRE (JP) PARE (TEL OP 212 / COMM OP 213 RET'D)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jean-Pierre Paré at his home on April 17, 2018.  “JP”, as he was known to his family and friends, proudly served his country for 33 years with the rank of CWO in the Canadian Armed Forces.  Following his retirement in August 2001, JP, with his wife Martine, moved to their home in Harlowe.

JP was happiest outdoors; fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening.  While stuck indoors JP took an interest in making furniture, finishing a complete Bedroom Set and a Dining Set that hosted Friends and Family.  JP really enjoyed life and was always happy when surrounded by family and friends, especially over a glass of whiskey.

He was always there to help friends and people in the community in any way he could.  He was a director for COFA for many years and for the last three years became a regular member of his church.

Survived by his wife of 28 years Martine, and children Dominique (Jenny), and Benjamin.  Pre-deceased by his sister Ginette (Jean), survived by his brother Normand (Marilyn).

Jean-Pierre’s family will receive friends and family at the Milestone Funeral Center, 11928 Hwy # 41, NorthbrookSaturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00 am -1:00 pm.
  A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Chapel at 1:00 pm.  Refreshments & Fellowship will follow at the Myers Cave Lodge, 2471 Hwy 506, Cloyne, ON.  Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at

Jean-Pierre will be buried in 280 Beachwood Cemetery, Vanier, Ottawa, ON., (National Military Cemetery), National Cemetery of Canada.

Please no flowers, if you wish you can make a donation to the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario c/o the UHKF 25 King St W, Kingston, ON, K7L 5P9, Phone: 613-549-6666.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member Len Pelletier LM006

Pelletier Leonard

PELLETIER, Leonard  - Passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018.

Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn for over 60 years.

Devoted father, grandfather and uncle.

He will also be lovingly remembered by his many extended family members and friends in Canada and around the world.

In celebration of a life well lived, raise a glass of single malt.

Family and friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Private cremation will follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the MS Society of Canada.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade Bruno Gerald Lapierre

Bruno was a retired Reservist and the brother of  CWO/Capt (retired) Louis Lapierre, RC Sigs.

On the 4th of April 2018 at Maisonneuve Rosemont hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Mr. Bruno Gerald Lapierre, husband to Susan Whalen passed away at the age of 61.

Born on September 29, 1956, to Geraldine Cloutier and the late Jean-Baptiste Lapierre, Bruno, denturist by trade for 38 years, served in the Canadian Army Reserve from 1973 to 1999.

Including his spouse Susan, he is survived by his son, Adam (Edith); daughter, Sarah (Jonathan); grandchildren Liam, Owen, Eva, and Ares; sister, Andrée; brothers, Louis and Daniel (Celine); godchildren, nieces, nephews, numerous friends and colleagues.

His spouse Susan Whalen wishes to thank the staff, medical team and doctors who treated Bruno at Maisonneuve Rosemont Hospital. Their efforts allowed Bruno to spend more time to live with his family and friends, and that he did until the very end.

Donations in Bruno's name to the Canadian Cancer society's Relay for life team “Hope Pray Cure” are welcome and appreciated. Friends, Colleagues and family members are welcome to attend the celebration of life service that will be held on Sunday, April 29 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at CFB Longue-Pointe Garrison, building 152, 6560 Hochelaga (corner Langelier), Montreal, Quebec.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade Louis Lavoie Ret'd Lmn

In the town of Maria, Qué on April 10, 2018, died at the age of 48, Louis Lavoie spouse of Hélène Guité. He lived in Maria and a native of Pohenegamook.

He was the son of Sir Xavier Lavoie and Dame Louise Rousseau.

Louis will be the thousand winds that blow, the glitter of snow crystals, the light that crosses the wheat fields, the soft autumn rain, the awakening of birds in the morning calm and the star shining in the night . (From an Amerindian prayer).

Louis is survived by his wife and parents, his daughters Isa-Emilia and Kayla-Jessie; his sisters Sophia (Daniel) and Rina (Robert); his brother Clarence (Line). 

The members of the Guité family are his father-in-law Gustave Guité and his mother-in-law Liliane Poirier; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law are Claude (Suzanne), André (Chantal), the late Louise (alain), Charles (Lorie), Lise (Dave), Julie (Steeve), Edith (Steve) and Claudine.

 He also leaves his uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and his brothers and sisters in arms and many acquaintances.

 The family will welcome you on Tuesday, April 17th at 12:30 pm, at the Santerre & Fils Funeral Home, located at 24, rue des Geais in Maria.

Visiting hours are from 12:30 to 13:45

Louis' funeral will be celebrated in Maria's church the same day at 2pm.

The funeral arrangement were entrusted to Santerre & Fils Funeral Home Inc., of Maria, a certified company and a member of the Corporation des Thanatologues du Québec.

 Any sign of sympathy can result in a donation to:

 Baie-des-Chaleurs Health Foundation

Department of Pediatrics and external pet therapy service
CISSS de la Gaspésie-Local network of Baie-des-Chaleurs
 419 Perron Boulevard, Maria (Quebec) G0C 1Y0
 418-759-3443, ext. 2305,
The family will greet relatives and friends at Maison Funéraire Santerre & Fils on Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018, 1230hrs – 1345 hrs.  Louis’ funeral will be celebrated in Maria’s church the same day at 1400hrs .

Your testimonials of sympathy can be expressed in a donation to Baie-des-Chaleurs Health Foundation, 419 Perron Boulevard, Maria, (Qué) G0C 1Y0 or .

Condolence messages can be sent to the following link:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Obituary announcement for Kathleen Archambault, wife of club member Dick Archambault LM290

ARCHAMBAULT, Kathleen Margaret -Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday March 30, 2018 at the age of 84. Dear daughter of the late James and Mary McGuire. Beloved wife of Richard “Dick” Archambault. Dear mother of Lori-Ann (Bob) Evert, Geoff (Cheryl), Jim and Brian (Diane). Loving grandmother of Caroline (Mike), David (Niki), Sarah, Emily, Christopher, Katie, Julia, Jake and loving step-grandmother of Bob and Jennifer. Dear great-grandmother of Beau, Dawson, Liam, Charlotte, Jackson and her 9 step-great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Maureen, Jim, Dennis (Margaret) and Brendan (Pat) McGuire and predeceased by her brother Larry. Dear sister-in-law of Paul (Heather) Archambault. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME , 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr. & Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Monday April 2, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St Joseph’s Church (393 Palace Road) on Tuesday April 3, 2018 at 10:30 am. Cremation to follow. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Kingston General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Sharing Memories online condolences at www.gftompkinstownship.ca13264485

Obituary announcement for old comrade Bob Paul

Robert H Paul Obit Kfs

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Bob Paul at his home in Crofton Manor . Bob was born in Edmonds BC, the first child of William Paul and Ruth (Bates) Paul. He is predeceased by his wife Phyllis (nee Lapp), daughter Wendy Blanchard, son-in-law Brian McCann, and brothers Bill, Jack and Stanley.
Bob is survived by his sister Barbara, brother Doug, his three children; Louise (Bruce), Jim (Nancy), Margaret (Bruce), son-in-law Deyril and his nine grandchildren; Callum, Bronwen (Ian) Kaitlin, Alexander (Christine), Robert, Wesley, Sean, Kelsi and Mark, two great-grandchildren Morgan and Seamus; along with extended family in B.C., and beyond.
Bob was raised in Burnaby/New Westminster attending T.J. Technical High School and became a car-man in the C.N.R. repair shops. After serving five years in the Royal Canadian Corp of Signals during WW II, he returned home in 1946 and attended the University of British Columbia, graduating in 1952 with a BASc. in Civil Engineering.
Following university Bob joined Canadian Bechtel Ltd., and thereafter enjoyed a full career in the engineering-construction industry with the Bechtel organization, retiring in 1987 after a distinguished and rewarding 35 years of service. At retirement, Bob was Vice President and Director of the Bechtel Petroleum line, President of Bechtel Canada Ltd., Bechtel Quebec Ltd., and a Director of the three principal operating companies of the Bechtel Group, San Francisco. He was also a former member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, and the Canadian Business Council of National Issues.
Bob and Phyllis had a 65-year marriage of adventure. They travelled the world for work and leisure; living in Toronto, San Francisco, Houston, and then finally returning to Vancouver, where they built their home overlooking English Bay. As members of Shaughnessy Golf Club, they continued their love of golf, and made many new friends.
Bob never forgot his humble roots; being generous of spirit he would be, reliably, the first to support, encourage and inspire family and friends. Qualities of loyalty and integrity defined him. He always enjoyed a friendly wager, whether it was on the games of golf or bridge he played, or the football and baseball matches he watched.
Fulfilling one of his dreams, he established an extraordinary gathering place in the Okanagan for friends and family to stay connected. “The Ranch” was a place where Bob enthusiastically participated in the cattle ranch, as well as managing the business. Family Christmases were celebrated yearly at the Ranch, with siblings and grandchildren, forming strong bonds that still exist today.
Robert H. Paul was a remarkable man; a loving family man; an accomplished career professional; an insatiable bibliophile seeking knowledge and understanding. Bob has been a beacon of optimism for the family;he will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, Vancouver, on April 15, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully acknowledged to a charity of your choice.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member Jim Wilson LM166

Robert James Wilson

WILSON, Robert James –  MWO R.J. Wilson CD (RET) RCSigs after a long illness at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge, Cornwall on Thursday March 22, 2018 at the age of 90 years.  Beloved husband of 61 years to Angela (née Bembenneck) Wilson. Loving father of James (Linda) of Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Sadly, missed by his grandson Aidan Robert Wilson.  Predeceased by his parents Robert T. Wilson and Agnes (née Emberg) Wilson.  Dear brother of Ronald Wilson (late Claire) of Cornwall. Predeceased by his brothers Percy and Douglas (late Louise). Also, survived by many nieces and nephews.  Born in Lancaster, where he was known as “Sonny”, Jim went on to proudly serve in the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years.  He had several theatres of service, but most notably Korea (UN), Germany (NATO), and Cyprus (UN), along with numerous postings in Canada.  After retirement, he returned to Cornwall where he joined the staff of Cornwall and Area Housing for a period of twelve and a half years.  He had a voracious appetite for history and genealogy.  Jim had a great wit and his storytelling will be missed by all.  Resting at the Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall where visitation will be held on Sunday from 7-9 PM and Monday from 9-10:45 AM. The Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated in the chapel of the Wilson Funeral Home on Monday March 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Rite of Committal at a later date in St. Raphael’s Parish Cemetery, South Glengarry, Ontario. If so desired, contributions in his memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute 40 Ruskin St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7 ( 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 Sunday at 7:30 PM.

Obituary announcement for old comrade Ambrose Gillis

Ambrose Gillis


Ambrose Gillis
Ambrose Gillis
It is with saddened hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Ambrose aged 79, on March 21st, 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Charlottetown. Born in North Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Joseph Gillis and Lucy (MacNeil) Gillis.

Ambrose was a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, enlisting at the age of 22 and serving during the years 1960 to 1972. He was trained as a Teletype and Crypto Operator and was stationed in Halifax, NS, Petawawa and Borden, ON as well as overseas in Soest, Germany from 1966 to 1969. Ambrose reached the rank of Sergeant and following his military career, continued to use his communications skills as a Radio Communicator with the Canadian Coast Guard employed at stations in Ketch Harbour and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia until his retirement in 1997.

Ambrose is survived by two daughters, Valerie Gillis, Halifax, NS and Kimberley (Michael) Proulx, Charlottetown, PE; grandchildren, Danielle and Benjamin, Charlottetown, PE; two sisters, Jenny (Ches) Liska, North West Arm, NS and Sophie Gakis, Calgary, AB as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, James Bertrand Gillis and Joseph C. Gillis, both of Boisdale, NS, infant twin brothers, Archibald and Michael, and his sisters, Mary MacSween, Beaver Cove, NS and Sr. Margaret CSM, Antigonish, NS.

As his heart was always back home, a celebration of life and private interment to be held in Cape Breton at a later date. Donations may be made to the Nova Scotia Association for Community Living NSACL.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade WEATHERALL, Donald Francis

Don Weatherall  (July 21, 1931 – March 9, 2018)
Don went peacefully home to be with the Lord at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata on March 9th at the age of 86. He was born on a warm, sunny day in Ottawa to Hilda Mary Redman and Francis Harold Weatherall. At the age of 8, he developed his lifelong interest in electronics by reading his Uncle Mel’s Popular Mechanics magazines and made it a career.
After his graduation from Ottawa Technical High School in 1949, he joined the Canadian Army Signal Corps where he studied electronics. From 1953-1974, he worked for the Department of National Defence. His next position as a Foreign Service Technician at External Affairs took him to various places including parts of Africa, Belgium, and Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment.
His interests included amateur radio, reading, listening to music, fixing broken mechanical equipment and electronics, and feeding squirrels. After his retirement in 1987, he enjoyed a quiet and happy life.
He is predeceased by his brother David, and is survived by his dear older sister Phyllis. He will be dearly missed by his wife Michèle, daughter Reva Atkinson (née Lynn Weatherall), her husband Peter, grandson Alex, and extended family. Don’s family would like to express their deep gratitude and appreciation for the staff and volunteers at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice, and the staff from St. Elizabeth Home Health, all who cared for him.

Obituary notice for club member Hugh Caldwell LM258

Please be advised that "Hugh Caldwell" at he age of 98 has peacefully

passed away in Red Deer Alberta on February 27, 2018.

There will be an Obituary Announcement at a later date.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member Bill Fleet LM222

FLEET, William Charles - 1931 - 2018 It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of William C. Fleet on Wednesday, February 28 at the age of 86. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, and his children Maggie McTurk, Steve Fleet, granddaughter Kristen, brother Bob Fleet and sister Lorraine Watt. He treasured nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, extended family and friends around the world. Bill travelled the globe during his 32 year career in the Canadian Military followed by 9 rewarding years working with NATO. He was born in Halifax, NS to Charles and Lillian Fleet. Bill declined a funeral service in hopes that family and friends will celebrate his life in their own way and in their own time. Memorial donations may be made to St. Barnabas Anglican Church, #7 Highway, Ecum Secum, NS B0J 2K0. Memories and condolences may be shared with family by visiting leydens.com13258275

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade George Jones (Taffy)

JONES, George TL "Taffy" - March 20th 1926 - February 24th 2018 We sadly announce today the passing of our father, George, at The Fairmount Home, at the age of 91. He was born in the town of Maesteg of the Llynfi Valley, South Wales, UK. - an ironworks and coal mining district. Early in his life he experienced the usual lot of his generation - economic hardship and World War II. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years Winnie, his parents Arthur and Blodwen Jones, brother Ron and sister Alice. He will be dearly missed by his family: son Peter (Margot), daughters Gillian Graham (Rick) and Kimberley Murphy (Mark), granddaughters Hailey (Kevin) and Tess, brother Tony and many additional family members. George served in the British Army in India in 1945 just prior to the end of World War II, with further tours in Burma, Malaya, and Singapore. He disliked the damp climate of Wales and in 1953 he joined the Canadian Army, and emigrated to Canada with Winnie and their 2 small children in Oct. 1954; settling in a farmhouse he had rented on the Mount Chesney Road just north of Kingston. Further postings included a UN tour to Gaza, Halifax, Ottawa, and finally Kingston again. While with the Heavy Line Troop of the Royal Canadian Signals Regiment, he worked from coast to coast and as far north as Ellesmere Island and overseas to Lahr Germany. George retired from the military in 1976 at the rank of Warrant Officer and then took a job with Corrections Canada until age 65, working at Kingston Penitentiary. George and Winnie purchased a house in 1976 on Sutherland Dr. where they lived for the next 40 years. During that time they were generous hosts many times to visiting family and friends from overseas. George enjoyed reading - subjects that covered the mind and spirituality, world affairs, politics, documentaries, automobiles, and science. He could have strong views on subjects and was also known to be able to talk the leg off a chair. He enjoyed the cultures he encountered during his early years in the Far East. Here he witnessed severe deprivation and poverty firsthand and it coloured his view of the world. He was known to be charitable - whether it be giving chocolates and cigarettes to Kosovo refugees in Kingston or supporting organizations such as Amnesty International, Operation Eyesight, and local organizations such as the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. The family would like to thank all the staff at The Fairmount Home for their splendid care of our father and for the "Gentlecare philosophy" that they practice. A Celebration of Life will be held at the TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME CENTRAL CHAPEL , 49 Colborne St, Kingston on Friday March 2 from 2-4 pm. Internment at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens later in the spring. "How green was my Valley then, and the Valley of them that have gone" 13256218

Friday, February 23, 2018

C&E Reunion 2018 Program of events

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 and dance. 
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.
Note:  The Signallers Club is not the leading organization in the planning for this event.
A further meeting is scheduled later this month and further info will be disseminated when available.  Including:
Locales, Times and Costs.  Costs are pay as you go.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Obituary announcement for old comrade Robert Lewis “Bob” Gauld

Feb 18, 1941 – Feb 4, 2018Bob (Robert) Lewis Gauld, who was born in London, Ontario, on Feb 18, 1941, passed away quietly on Feb 4, 2018 in Nanaimo.  He will be joining his first wife Helen (Borziak) Gauld and eldest son Michael Gauld in heaven. 
Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Norma (Waite) Gauld, his son Douglas & wife Kristy, his step daughters Darla & Juanita Waite, his step grandsons Christopher and his wife Amy Waite and Dylan Waite and brother Jim.  Also sadly missed by Douglas’s children Olive and August.  
Bob will always be remembered by his many friends across Canada and here on Vancouver Island and dearest friends in Nanaimo. 
A celebration of life will be held at Christ Community Church on Bowen Road on Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 at 1 pm.

Obituary announcement for old comrade William Richard Oldford Major-General (Retd)

Richard passed peacefully, in Ottawa, on February 5, 2018, at the age of 80.   Beloved husband for 59 years of Mora (nee MacVicar).  Beloved father of Avril (Victor Tsang), Anna-Leigh Oldford (Michael Turk), Maureen Oldford, and Michelle (Peter
Richard passed peacefully, in Ottawa, on February 5, 2018, at the age of 80. Beloved husband for 59 years of Mora (nee MacVicar). Beloved father of Avril (Victor Tsang), Anna-Leigh Oldford (Michael Turk), Maureen Oldford, and Michelle (Peter Voyer). Cherished grandfather of Lindsay (Jay), James, Emma, Ivan, Stephanie, Caroline, Patricia, and Mary. Precious brother of Barry (Donna), Douglas (Mary), Blair (Sophia), Annette (Tom Boutilier), and Grace Marie (Gary Cameron). Dear brother-in-law of Shirley Buchanan. He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Grace Oldford; and his sisters, Faye (George Hoban) and Myra (Rock Filion). Rich will always be lovingly remembered for his intellect, quick wit, and kind sense of humour by all who knew him, his extended family, and his friends. Born and raised in Glace Bay, N.S., Rich graduated from Morrison High School (Class of 1955). Subsequently, after graduating with his B.Sc. from Mount Allison University, he was commissioned as a Communications and Electronics Engineering (Air) Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. During dedicated service to his country, his 34-year career included postings that spanned across Canada, the U.S., and Europe (NATO Headquarters in Belgium). Rich will be fondly remembered as a highly talented, amateur craftsman and exceptionally gifted woodworker. A lasting legacy to his incomparable skill and one of his most cherished places, his lake-side cottage in the Gatineau Hills, which he built by hand, will forever warm the hearts of his family as they remember the many fond memories of their time together at Lac McFee. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Manotick United Church. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences and Sharing Memories at 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Prayer


Almighty God whose messengers go forth in every age giving light and understanding, grant that we of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals who spread the word of man to man may be swift and sure in sending the message of thy truth into all the world.  May we serve thee faithfully and, with the help of thy Holy Spirit, make such success of our soldierly duties on this earth that we may be found worthy to receive the crown of life hereafter, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

This prayer was sent by Terry Murphy:  It would be great if someone out there can remember some of the history surrounding its origin. Please pass on info to    Terry

Terry Murphy  


The Signallers Club of Canada