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

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Obituary announcement for Lorna Beeler spouse of old comrade Cleve Beeler

BEELER, F. Lorna, aged 75 of Lantz, passed away January 4th 2018 in the Colchester East Hants Health Center, Truro.  Born in Saskatoon, SK, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eileen (MacAteer) Fisher. Lorna was a mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother who was extremely proud of her musical family. She adored her pets, especially her Myha. She was a lover of books and reading and loved to listen to classical music. Lorna loved to spend time at the beach watching the waves.

Lorna will be missed by her husband of 54 years Cleve; sons, Vince (Sharon), Warren (Nerissa), and Nathan (Diane); daughter, Cathy (Rick) Bruce; grandchildren, Alana, Kristopher, Alexandra, Teresa, Richard, Holly, Dana, Donnie, Shannyn and Kelly; six great-grandchildren; sister, Justine “Dee” Pruski and brother Michael Fisher.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A celebration of Lorna’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 9th at 1:00pm at Milford-Lantz United Church in Milford, NS, with a visitation from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Monday, January 8th at the same church. A private interment will follow at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Milford-Lantz United Church (envelopes available in the pews) and the Nova Scotia SCPA at
Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Lorna may be shared with the family at

Obituary announcement for club member LCol (Ret'd) Art Beemer LM077

BEEMER, LCol (Ret'd) Art - Loving husband of Janet Yvonne (Sweetman) Beemer and well loved father of Barbara and Sandra, died on 16 December 2017, at the age of 88. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 21 April 1929, to Russell and Mary (Pace) Beemer. He attended Royal Roads College in 1949 and Royal Military College in 1951 and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. He served the Canadian military in several postings in Canada and internationally in Korea, Germany, Tanzania, and the Netherlands. His final posting, before retiring from the military in 1983, was back in Ottawa as Director of Frequency Spectrum Management. After retiring, Art continued to work as a consultant in communications and then volunteered his time to help the low income and seniors with their income tax preparations.13241378

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member WALKER, Don (Stretch) LM354

WALKER, Don (Stretch) - July 27, 1939 - January 2, 2018 R.C.Sigs 1956-1976 A.G.T. (Telus) 1976-1994 Don has begun his next journey secure in the love of his family. He is survived by his wife and life partner, Anne (Mooney). Don was the proud dad of Cathy (Al), Paul and Rochelle (Kevin). He was the brother and friend of Allan. Papa is survived by his grandchildren Ali, Cayla, Quinn, Hud and Josh, each of whom was special to him. Don is fondly remembered by Anne's sisters, Rita (Boyd) and Theresa (Paul), as well as an aunt, nephews, cousins and friends from near and far. As per Don's wishes, there will be no visitation or Service. Thank you to Dr. C. Goldie's Palliative Team, Community Coordinator Rachel St. Jean and the Health Care Team provided, as well as the staff of Heritage 2, Providence Care Hospital, all of whom treated Don with great kindness and respect. In Don's memory, please perform a kind act for another.13240534