Thursday, November 25, 2021

Obituary Notice for Club Member William Albert "Al" Young LM313

William Albert "Al" Young       1935-2021

 CD Chief Warrant Officer, (Ret’d) Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, Truro. “Velox Versutus Vigilans” It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William Albert Young “Al”, age 86, on Thursday, November 4, 2021. We are comforted that he has found peace; he will be dearly missed. The son of William and Olive (Chaisson) Young, Al was born on July 23, 1935 in Glace Bay, and grew up in Reserve Mines. As a young man, Al joined the Sea Cadets, an experience which shaped his career. In 1952, at the age of 17, Al enlisted in the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals as a radio operator and lineman. He earned his jump wings with the Canadian Airborne Signals Squadron and completed two United Nations Peacekeeping tours in the Middle East in 1965 and 1975. His postings included Vancouver, Bordon, Kingston, Charlottetown, Gagetown, Saint John, Debert and Halifax in Canada and Lahr and Soest in Germany. It was during his first posting to Germany that he met his wife, Elisabeth (Ellen) and they were married on his birthday by Prelate Dr. Theodor Legge in Prospteikirche St. Laurentius, in her hometown of Arnsberg in 1960. Al attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 1981 and in 1988 took his release after serving his country faithfully with honour, diligence and integrity for 36 years. His decorations and medals include Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) with 2 Clasps, Canadian Centennial Medal 1967, UN Emergency Force (UNEF), UN Emergency Force Middle East (UNEFME), Canadian Peace Keeping Service Medal, Special Service Medal (NATO) and the Parachute Badge. Al retired with his wife at their home in Truro. Al travelled the world and was not afraid to try anything and made friends wherever he went. He was a very caring person and a true family man – a husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great-grandfather – always giving and never asking for much in return except friendship and respect. Remembered for his love of the outdoors, especially being on the water, Al delighted in angling of all sorts, but especially fly-fishing for salmon on his beloved Margaree River. Al curled and played and coached hockey well into his 40’s until a knee injury prevented him. He was a long-time ham radio operator with the call sign “VE1 BLB”. Al actively volunteered in his community with the Knights of Columbus KOC (4th degree) where he served as Grand Knight and was a long-time member of Immaculate Conception Parish. He served as past president of the Cobequid Salmon Association and an Area Director of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association. He enjoyed spending time with his lifelong friends, Walt Conrad and John Stears recounting their hunting, fishing and military adventures with a great sense of humour and a kit bag full of stories and one-liners to tell. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially grandchildren, Alex and Morgan, who were both the apple of their Papa’s eye. Al is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elisabeth “Ellen” (Schüttler); son, Patrick (Tanya), Marion Bridge; daughter, Susan (Hass), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; brothers, Jerry (Karen), Kenebecasis, N.B.; Ernie, Reserve Mines; sister, Brenda (Nelson, deceased) Borgal, Glace Bay; grandchildren, Alexander (Ashley), Guysborough and Morgan (Emily), Marion Bridge; brothers-in-law, Franz Joseph (Heidi) Schüttler, Arnsberg, Germany and Hans (Gabrielle) Hildebrand; and sister-in-law, Maria Lindemann-Posner of Darmstadt, Germany; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Al was predeceased by his uncle and godfather, Carl (Collie) Young (of Reserve Mines); brothers, Joe (Jean deceased) (Glace Bay); John (Helen) (New Glasgow) and sister-in-law, Monika St. Laurent (Darmstadt, Germany). Dad also leaves behind his special little buddy, B.B. who is now brightening the lives of all who visit at home. We would like to thank Dr. Trevor Locke, Today’s Nurse, especially Dad’s favourites, Samantha and Sharon and Wynn Park Villa 3E staff for their compassionate care until his passing. In keeping with Al’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 Tribute Service followed by a Knights of Columbus Prayer Service and Liturgy of the Word on Saturday, November 27th beginning at 2 p.m. in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Father Dariusz Miskowicz officiating. In accordance with current COVID-19 restrictions, proof of full vaccination, wearing of masks, as well as ID are required. Burial will take place in Cape Breton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to Operation Smile or World Vision Canada. Webcasting of the service will begin at 1:58 p.m. (Atlantic Time) and is available along with online condolences at:

Monday, November 22, 2021

Obituary Notice for Old Comrade Harris Basil "Harry" Vaughan

 Vaughan, Harris Basil "Harry", CD (Sgt. Retired) – 93, of Bible Hill passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre.  Born in Gaspereau, he was the oldest son of the late Basil and Edith (Weaver) Vaughan and the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Harry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dora (Dobson); sons, Kenneth, Victoria, BC; Kevin (Anne), Halifax; Keith, at home; grandchildren, Amielyn and Stevie Ray; sisters-in-law, Diane, Hamilton, ON  and Shirley, Hagersville, ON; several nieces and nephews in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Harry was predeceased by his only sister, Irene (Francis "Rocky"), Kentville; brothers, Jack, Hamilton, ON; Donald (Toodie), Stanley and Gerald all of Hagersville, ON.

During his career, Harry served as a Radio Operator in the Royal Canadian Signals Corps stationed in Winnipeg, Kingston, Petawawa, Gagetown, Halifax, St. John’s, and Debert. He also served as a United Nations Peacekeeper in Germany, Korea, Egypt (twice) and the Congo. Harry loved to travel, build and fly model airplanes, read, watch the news and documentaries on TV, fish for trout and spend much of each day on his HAM Radios (VE1HBV).

Our heartfelt thanks go out to his special caregiver for almost two years, Valerie Nelson, Doctors Graham and Idoko and to the staff on 3-D Medical, including Dr. R. Lavers for making his last week one of comfort and ease.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Interment will take place 2 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Bible Hill Cemetery. Following the interment,  the family would be happy to meet those in attendance at Parichat’s Asia Thai Restaurant, 131 Esplanade Street for refreshments. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Harry’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at"

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Obituary notice for Family Member-Myrna Ruth Ellen Mackenzie- FM 108


It is with sadness we announce the passing of Myrna Ruth Ellen MacKenzie (nee Crosby), 75, on 20 October 2021 at Kingston, Ontario. Daughter of Mason and Ruth Crosby, Myrna was raised in Brownsburg, Quebec. As a military spouse, Myrna was fully involved in the military communities in which she lived. She worked in a variety of jobs over the years, but is best remembered as the Kit Shop Supervisor of the Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston. Myrna was deeply committed to her Christian faith and supported a wide variety of Christian causes. Myrna enjoyed choral singing with a variety of groups, and for a time was a member of the Sweet Adelines chapter in Kingston. She was predeceased by her husband, John MacKenzie, and is survived by her son, John (Jay) MacKenzie. A funeral service will not be conducted; however, Myrna will be interred in London, Ontario, at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, or to the Margaret Rodger Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lachute, Quebec.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Obituary notice for Club Member Wagner JC (Clyde) LM375

Captain (Retired) Clyde Wagner, CD


 Clyde Wagner age 87 of Rockport, ON passed away peacefully in his sleep with his loving wife beside him after a long illness on October 7, 2021. Husband of Carol Ann (née Devine) and father to sons James Christopher and John Clyde (Steven Tetz). Son of the late Leslie James and the late Marion; brother of the late Lila (late John) Patton and the late Jean (late Warren) Buckley; dear uncle of the late John David Patton, Leslie Ann (Neil) O’Conner née Patton, Diana Jean (Jim) Laverty née Patton, Julie Elizabeth Patton and Andra Jones née Buckley. Retired Captain James Clyde Wagner was a proud 39-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Signals Corp and Communications Command. Clyde was also a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus (Fourth Degree). Funeral Mass will take place 11:00 am Friday October 22, 2021 at St Brendan’s RC Church in Rockport, ON. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Lawrence District Medical Centre P.O. Box 39 Lansdowne ON K0E 1L0 or St. Brendan's RC Church are preferred. 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Obituary notice for Old Comrade Clarence "Gene" Eugene Antle

 Clarence "Gene" Eugene Antle

September 24, 2021

Clarence Eugene Antle (Gene), 79, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, passed away during cancer surgery on Sept 24, 2021 at 1:12pm at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.

Born in Bishop’s Falls, Nfld. to Cyril & Lillian Antle September 2, 1942 Gene Antle, became a teacher in his early life in Pelley’s Island and then later he went on to a career in the Canadian Military as an Army Sergeant and Communication Tech. He retired from the Military and moved to Newfoundland where he and his family spent some time with his mother Lillian before her passing. He then moved back to Nova Scotia and rejoined the Canadian Military for a time. Then after his 2nd retirement from the Canadian Military he joined DND and was the Cable Plant Manager for DND until his retirement. He was instrumental in improving the lives and careers of everyone who worked for him during that period.

In 1955, Gene met and married his wife, Marilyn Brown who had her daughter Katherine whom he loved as his own and they went on together to have three more children Karen, Kelly and Kevin. Gene worked hard to provide for his family but had some problems with alcohol addiction early in life. He eventually overcame this addiction and then afterwards dedicated much of his life to helping others with their addictions and no doubt helped hundreds of other people to sober, clean and happier lives. Gene was a dedicated father, grandfather and husband. He did everything he could to bolster, guide and improve the lives of his children and his grandchildren at every opportunity through his love and generosity.

Gene was a skilled golfer, a sports lover, a frequent poker player, a dedicated musician and entertainer. He loved to entertain and tell jokes especially with his wife Marilyn beside him harmonizing. He especially loved Gospel and Bluegrass music as it so mirrored his own personality and beliefs. Always thinking of others less fortunate than themselves they performed hundreds of times for the benefit of others and often performed for the elderly living in Seniors homes.

Gene was a strong, kind, loving, and supportive father. His knowledge and guidance were the foundation of our family.

Gene was predeceased and joins his parents, Cyril and Lillian Antle, and his siblings Daisy, Ivan, Cyril, Nelson and Eileen and he leaves behind his wife Marilyn, his 4 children, Katherine, Karen, Kelly and Kevin as well as his 5 grandchildren Jordan, Sheldon, Kelvin, Bradley and Amelia. Open visitation will be held at the Dartmouth Funeral Home 29 Queen Street from 6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday September 30th 2021.Clarence Eugene Antle (Gene) Forever Loved, Forever Missed, & Forever in our hearts Hearts!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Possible Lost Trails September 2021

If anyone is aware of the status or details of those members listed below on lost trails please contact the secretary of the SIGNALLERS CLUB at     There is a need to send an important email to all members.

Dukes WM



Gibson RR



Gillis GH



Jenkins GL



Lynn GA



Meunier F


Virginia Beach

Wilson F



Friday, September 24, 2021


  If anyone is aware of the status or details(especially, the correct email address) of those members listed below on lost trails please contact the Secretary of the Signallers Club at  

Graves BE



Campbell DL



Cann CL


Winter Haven

Conway    MH



Douglas NC


Sturgeon County

Dukes WM



Georgeson LP



Good LA



Hicks GG



Hopper J



Joyce TM



Keith WS



Leroux  TM


Seeleys  Bay

MacKenzie M



Moore C


Wasaga Beach
Ruskin, Fl USA

Moorhead WW



Moran KP


Black Creek

Morris  RB



Pynn  EJ


Cold Lake

Racine JH



Seeley LEG



Young WA