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

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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.