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

HUGH JOHN CALDWELL

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

Friday, June 29, 2018

Obituary notice for McMullen Raymond Douglas LM550

 McMullen, Raymond Douglas (Bear, Doug, Mugs)


















 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our
 beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.
Doug passed away peacefully on June 21st, 2018 surrounded
 by family at Providence Care Hospital. Doug was 79. Doug
was the son of the late Raymond and Helen McMullen of
 Hardwood Lands N.S.. Doug was predeceased by his first
 wife Dale (nee Sharpe), sisters - Marion, Audrey and Irene
 and brothers - Laurie, John and Elroy. Doug will be deeply
 missed by his wife and soul mate Carolyn (Carlie)
 (nee Driscoll), his children Robert (Wendy), Beav (Beth),
 Wendy (Mike From) and step-son Larry (Sarah). Doug will
 be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Riley (Kathryn),
Rachel, Mitch (Laura) and Jessie. Dear brother of Francis
, Elsie, Chester (Donna) and Ernie (Janice). Nephew of
Uncle Earl McMullen, bother-in-law of Mary, Connie and
 Patrick Driscoll (Annette). Doug will be fondly remembered
 by his many nieces, nephews and friends. Doug served in
 the military RC SIGS and worked at Dupont for 33 years.
 Doug was also a great baseball player and coach to many
 young men. Doug will be remembered for his awesome
 voice and guitar playing. He enjoyed volunteering at nursing
 homes entertaining the residents. Celebration of Life to
follow at a later date.13

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 www.huskilson.net

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: 
(https://cmcen.wildapricot.org/event-2722474)

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 reid703@hotmail.com

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.