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