Obituary from Barclay Funeral Home, Lansdowne Ontario

Margaret Pardy

From: Lyndhurst

Years: 74

Funeral: Private Family Service

Tribute: Entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday March 21, 2012. Margaret Catherine (Maddocks) Pardy of Lyndhurst age 74 years. Beloved wife of Donald Pardy [*] loving mother of Daniel (Karen), Gary (Kathy), Cora Pardy, Pam Girard (Dan), Kim Teters (Russell), Donald (Noel), Desi (Erica), Katy Coleman (Raner), Dana (Robin), Kelly Burgess (Michael). Margaret is survived by 24 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A Private Family gathering will be held at Barclay Funeral Home 1033 Prince Street, Lansdowne. In memoriams to the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.

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[ * ] MWO Donald Ralph Pardy, 1st, 2nd Bns and Regt Depot

Thanks to Don Miller for the information (Mar 22)

Obituary from the Ottawa Citizen February 22, 2012 Edition

 Barbara ROWLEY Visit Guest Book ROWLEY, Barbara Elizabeth

September 22, 1913 - February 18, 2012

Peacefully at home in Ottawa on February 18, 2012 in her 99th year. Predeceased by her beloved husbands Air Commodore John G. Stephenson and Major General Roger Rowley. Lovingly remembered by her sons Michael (Barbara) and John (Gretta) Stephenson; and her grandchildren Andrew and John Stephenson; Rebecca Phillips; her stepchildren Roger Rowley and Andrea Rowley Panet and her step grandchildren children Deidre (Derrick Francis) and Margo (Chris Ward). Barbara touched so many people with her wonderful sense of humour and her wise outlook on life. She was an active golfer, skier, and the Canadian Women's Canadian Skeet Shooting Champion in 1957. The family wishes to thank Dr. Douglas Bishop for his care and support. A Memorial service will take place Saturday, February 25 at 11am at the Church of St. Bartholomew, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa followed by a reception in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Thanks to Al Johnston for the information

Lloyd G. (Sam) Meckbach

Sam's wife, Marjorie, has just phoned me to let me know that Sam passed away at noon today. She was composed and in control when she spoke to me and she indicated that she did not require any assistance at this time. I will distribute details regarding funeral/memorial arrangements as they become known. Sam began his military experience in 1956 with Cadets in a High School Cadet Corps #109 in Ingersoll Ontario. He attended cadet leadership and communication courses in London, Ipperwash and Blackdown and took the Banff National Cadet Camp in 1960. He joined 3 RCR (The London and Oxford Fusiliers) in 1959 and then attended Officer Training in Borden in 1962. Sam served with 2nd and 1st Bns of The Canadian Guards and on their reduction in 1969 he was transferred to 2 PPCLI in NW Europe. Postings to the Combat Training Centre -Gagetown, 2 Commando -Edmonton, and then 3PPCLI -Victoria followed.

Subsequent postings with the RSS Pacific in 1979 at Bay Street Armouries and 1982 in Vancouver linked Sam to the Militia units in BC and the cadet participation in many BC unit activities. In 1985 Sam left the Reg Forces and joined 11 Svc Bn as DCO and later his civilian job took him to Vancouver where he served with Militia Area HQ at Jericho. In 1996 Sam was asked by RCSU Pacific to address some cadet issues and as a result he volunteered to serve as C Coy Comd in Vernon CSTC and later as the DCO. This led to his appointment as CO of 3005 RCAC (11 Svc Bn) in Saanich. In 2000, Sam went to Connaught CSTC and was privileged in 2001 to take the National Rifle Team to Bisley UK. After five summers in Connaught Sam was again given one of those once in a lifetime opportunities to command Whitehorse CSTC, in 2005 and 2006.In the past, Sam has managed a convenience store in Victoria for ten years and for four years was the Director of the Provincial Emergency Program Academy at the Justice Institute in Vancouver.

Recently he has delivered the Harassment Advisor and Harassment Investigator courses for the Admiral and conducts Administrative Investigations into Human Rights violations for the Base Commander Esquimalt. Sam is a graduate of many courses including Staff Colleges at Kingston, ON and Quetta, Pakistan. In addition, he has completed the US Ranger course, the Australian Jungle Warfare course and the Royal Marines UK High Angle training. Sam served with the UN in Cyprus in 1964 and 1974. He retired in 2007 after 48 years of Regular and Reserve Force service. Sam was currently serving as the Executive Director of the Army Cadet League of Canada - BC Branch and he was a past president of the Vancouver Island Branch of the RCR Association. Sam Meckbach was married to Marjorie (nee Purkiss) and they have two children and six grandchildren, all residing in BC.


K.H. Washbrook Maj DCO, RCSU (Pac)

Ph (250) 363-0860 FAX (250) 363-0915 Cell (250) 889-2944

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Obituary courtesy Smiths Funeral Home Guelph Line Chapel

BUTLER, Beverly Bruce "Bev" Peacefully on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Carpenter Hospice, Burlington at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Joan Butler (nee Gorr). Loving father of Theresa Stephenson (nee Butler) and her husband Rick, Randall Butler and wife Ryoko, Steve Butler and wife JoAnne. Cherished grandfather of Meagan, Justin and Keira and great- grandfather of MaKena. Bev will be dearly missed by his siblings Margaret, Delma (Cleo), Deborah (Tim), Stan (Carole), James (Louise) and Murray (Valerie). Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Sunday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers at 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Church, 4072 New Street, Burlington on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bev are asked to please consider the Carpenter Hospice.

Gdsm Beverly Bruce Butler, Recruit 1604, served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

Thanks to Pete Danis for the information

Philip Ormond

Born In: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada Born: July 31st, 1939

Passed in: British Columbia, Canada Passed on: January 5th, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that we send news of the passing of Philip Ormond on Jan. 5, 2012, at Langley Memorial Hospital.

Philip was born on July 31, 1939 in Sydney and was the youngest child of Patrick and Suzanna (O'Grady) Ormond.

Philip is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughters, Susan (Corry) and Sarah (Shane); sisters, Mamie Johnston and Margaret LeLievre; brothers, Dougal (Margaret) and Edmund (Sharon); stepchildren, Jared (Svetlana) and Leah Connolly; grandchildren, Amy, John, Tony, Sasha, David, Chrystal and Dominic; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Dennis LeLievre and Edward Johnston.

Philip served in the Canadian Forces from April 1959 to August 1963. Following his discharge from the forces he moved to British Columbia where he worked in the construction industry, primarily working on road building projects. After retirement he enjoyed his time at home on his hobby farm. Over the years he spent his time raising thoroughbred horses and later restoring antique tractors.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Sharon United Church, Langley, B.C. Philip remained a true Cape Bretoner throughout his life. We will miss his strong hugs, his sense of humour and will forever cherish the memory of his quiet ways.

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"Memories of those we love become a part of us forever."

Philip Ormond, Recruit 2414, served with the Canadian Guards.[no record as to what battalion Philip served with]

Thanks to Mary George for the information

Obituary courtesy Kelley Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel

ELDRIDGE, Dennis, Michael, Ret. Staff Sgt. Major Ottawa Police

Peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Sandy (nee Boire). Loving father of Kelly. Cherished grandfather of Jason and Michelle. Dear brother of Ronald (Georgina), Peter (Wendy) and Christopher Eldridge (Cecilia). Lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, January 19, 2012 to St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11:00 a.m.

In memoriam donations to the Hospice at May Court * are appreciated. * The Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 0X1.... Donate on-line through

Dennis Michael Eldridge, Recruit 2763, served with 2nd Battalion, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Peter Ambroziak and Dennis Hyde for the information

 . obituary courtesy Charles N. McCabe

Harold (Dougie) Slade, CD (Ret)

After a courageous battle with cancer, Harold passed away peacefully on the eve of his 88th year at his home in Timberlea, surrounded by his family on, January 4, 2012. A decorated veteran (1941 to 1974), Harold served with the Cape Breton Highlanders, The Black Watch, Queen's Own Rifles, First Canadian Guards and later finished his service with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires. Harold is survived by his loving wife and life partner of 57 years Nina (Francis), Dartmouth; his sons, Hartley, Montreal; Arnold, Timberlea; Anthony (Marsha), Torbay, NL; daughters, Beverly (Richard) Smith, Windsor; Andrea, Dartmouth; Catherine (Richard) Gudger, Timberlea ; Nina (Sean) Reddick, Hatchet Lake. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Billy (Melodie) van’t Kruis, Williamswood; Sheryl van’t Kruis, Halifax; Jeffrey Croft, Timberlea; Caleigh Gudger, Timberlea; Carson, Owen, Bridget, Carys Reddick, Hatchet Lake; Patrick and Colin Slade, Torbay, NL; great grandchildren, Conner and Jax van’t Kruis, Halifax and Kallum and Kirsten van’t Kruis, Williamswood; brother, Hartley, Glace Bay; Harold was predeceased by his first wife Georgina “Joel” (Bannerman), daughter Coline, sons, Philip, Leonard, Kerry and Harold Jr. Funeral service will be held 11am Saturday January 7th in St. Andrews Anglican Church, Timberlea. Rev. Michael Conrad officiating, assisted by Rev. Judy Lafford. Burial to follow in church cemetery. Many thanks to Glenna Thornhill (Palliative Care), Debbie Townsend (VON), Tamara and Krystal (RJF Healthcare), the support staff from At-Home Home Care and Elaine Walcott. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the CNIB and IWK Health Center Foundation. On-line condolences can be made to

SEBESTYEN, Erno - Sadly the family of Erno Sebestyen, of Castlegar, announces his passing at Talarico Place Care Centre, on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, blessed with 87 years of life. Erno was born in Hungary, on December 14, 1923. He immigrated to Canada in 1949 and married Annie Santo on January 21, 1950. After spending some time farming, Erno joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a musician and that was where he spent the majority of his working life. He enjoyed playing card games, especially cribbage, and watching tennis on television. He was predeceased by granddaughter Kirsten in 2004. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 61 years, Annie; son Paul (Heather); daughters Annie and Linda; grandchildren Keith (Caleigh), Tammy (Marcel), Jamie and Sacha and great-grandchildren Felix, Maia, Quentin and Ada. Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. There will not be a service, at Erno's request. The family extends their gratitude to all who helped comfort Erno in his final days

* B/Sgt Erno Sebestyen served with the Canadian Guards, The RCR and RCE Bands. He also served in the Hungarian Air Force Band before coming to Canada.

Thanks to Ian Turnbull and Bob Bertuzzi for the information (Dec 26)

 from Paddy Weedle

  I just received the sad news that Ken Hollingbury died at his son Mile's home in West Vancouver on July 24th., 2011. According to Miles, his father passed away peacefully following a relatively short illness. There were no further details.

  As you probably know, Ken attended Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and served in the Indian Army during World War 2. He and Bunny emigrated to Canada, and for Ken the early years were difficult. Work was scarce and Ken took whatever work he could find and he often told me about one position where his culinary skills came to the fore.... he became chief cook in a lumber camp somewhere way out in the boondocks!. On the outbreak of the Korean War, Ken joined the Canadian Army and was posted to the newly formed regiment, The Canadian Guards.

  It was my privilege to serve with, and for Ken Hollingbury at the Canadian Guards Depot... he was Adjutant and I was Asst Adjutant, and in October 1959, we both joined the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Guards, just in time to make it to Germany with the Rear Party. In Germany Ken commanded our No 6 Company (Support). and I commanded the Machine Gun Platoon. Those were the best of times, the great and well remembered days.

I'll raise a glass this Christmas to a great officer and a gentleman, to Ken!


Ken would want me to add 'Best wishes to all for a Happy Christmas!' (Dec 26, 2011)

Obituary courtesy White's Funeral Home, Perth-Andover & Plaster Rock, NB

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The passing of Joseph Michaud of Plaster Rock, NB occurred on December 16, 2011 at Hotel Dieu Hospital at the age of 73. Born in Wapske, NB he was the son of the late Fred & Memry Michaud. Joseph is survived by his wife Gail Michaud; three daughters Pam (Tom) Pifer of Penticton, BC, Lynne Michaud of Kingston, ON and Lee-Anne (Ross) Stewart of Kingston, ON; two step-daughters Tammy (Dale) Cameron of Vancouver, BC and Tracy (Jeff) Bishop of Kingston, ON; ten grandchildren Kyley, Tianna, Garrett, MacKenzie, Caleb, Hayley, Robyn, Emily, Chad and Ashley; four sisters Carlean (Weldon) Aiton of Plaster Rock, Carol (Keith) Goodine of Plaster Rock, Patsy Norris of Kokomo, Indiana and Cindy (Brian) Hebert of Plaster Rock; one brother Bobby Michaud of Plaster Rock; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and sister Jacqueline. ..Interment in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Christmas Daddies, Dunroamin or donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Joseph Albert Michaud, CD, Recruit 1907, served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Bob Christenson and Terry Dexter for the information

 Ottawa Citizen December 15th, 2011 Edition

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  HUNT, John Fredrick

Retired Canadian Guards and The Royal Canadian Regiment

Passed peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at age 87. Beloved husband of Karin Hunt. Loving father of Beverley Hunt. John's military career started in England when he became a boy soldier at age 16. In 1944, he started his active service in the British Army, where he saw action in many parts of Europe ending in Greece. In 1949 John immigrated to Canada and joined the Canadian Forces in 1950. He did two tours of duty in Korea from 1951-53. His Battalion (first Canadian Guards) was sent to Germany until 1962. While in Germany John met and married Karin in 1961. In 1962, John and Karin moved to Picton, Ontario. In 1964-65 John did a tour of duty in Cyprus as a peacekeeper. Postings to Calgary and Regina where their daughter Beverly joined the family and Rivers, Manitoba followed. From 1971 onwards, John worked at NDHQ in Ottawa until he retired in 1988 having spent 38 years in the service of his adopted country Canada. A special thank you to all the staff at the Intensive Care Unit Civic Campus Ottawa Hospital for their respectful care, compassion and humanity. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Civic Intensive Care Unit Nursing Education Fund. Online condolences may be made at .

The Ottawa Citizen on November 26, 2011

SHAW, John Robert Pilon, MWO, CD2(1938 - 2011)

Peacefully at home, at the age of 73, on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011, with his loving wife Kate and sister-in-law Joan by his side. John faced his illness with courage, determination and humour. Loving father of Heather (Jurgen) Laurie, Robert and Karalee (Marcel) and Grandfather of Tyler, Justin, Kiersten and Kaylee. Born and raised in Ottawa, his introduction to Pipe bands was following behind the wartime troops marching to the Ottawa train station. His early music career began with the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, Pipe Band and the 2nd Canadian Guards, Pipe Band. His lifetime career as Drum Instructor for all the Militia and Regular forces, for the Canadian forces School of Music, which also included the Air Command Pipes and Drums, Rockcliffe, allowed him to travel across Canada, northern USA and much of Europe, making many lifetime friends along the way. After retiring he continued teaching and playing with area pipe bands, influencing and mentoring many future Canadian champions. During a trip to Comrie, Scotland, twin town of Carleton Place, Ontario, he met and 'stole' the love of his life Kate. He will be sadly missed by his faithful Border Collie "Dixie", many friends, all his relatives in Scotland, especially his mother-in-law Ina. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Gladys, sisters Marion and Mona and his daughter Janice. As per John's instructions, funeral arrangements are private. In remembrance, contributions can be made to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Research (The Ottawa Hospital Foundation).

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CULLEN, Aurore Giasson

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Aurore Giasson Cullen on Nov. 18, 2011 surrounded by family at the Gatineau Hospital, at the age of 76. She leaves behind her loving children: Michel, Anne, Eileen and Andrew; her cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband Kevin [1] and son Ronald ... Family will receive condolences 30 minutes before the service. For those who wish to do so, donations to the foundation of your choice would be appreciated. The family wishes to thank the Gatineau hospital staff for support and their good care.

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[1] WO 2 Kevin F. Cullen, CD, 3rd, Depot and 2nd Bns

Thanks to Jean Campbell for the information (Nov 25)

Obituary published in The Edmonton Journal on November 1, 2011


On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Mr. Roger Scully of Vermilion passed away at the age of 67 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy Scully; children Dan (Kelly) Scully and Cara (Micheal) Schalin; grandchildren Jayden and Ethan Scully, Jude and Joel Schalin; brothers Richard (Judy) Scully and Ralph Scully; sisters Lynn Marshall, Pat (Mike) Wilcott, and Terrie Wilcott as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Vermilion Health Centre Palliative Care [5720 50 Ave, Vermilion AB, T9X 1K7] or the charity of the donor's choice. Lakeland Funeral Home of Vermilion in care of arrangements, Phone 780-853-5100. Condolences may be emailed to: Visit Guest Book

Gdsm Roger Emmett Scully, Recruit 4243, served with the 1st and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards and The Canadian Airborne Regiment.

photos thks to Gord Longpre Jr (My dad has a lot of memories of Roger.. they knew each other since the age of 12. Were in the Guards, the Airborne and PPCLI together. )

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  Thanks to Ben Murdock, John Clarke and Steve Douglas for the information

 Obituary courtesy Victoria Times Colonist

TWEEDY, Byron Burton Victor Major (Retd.) C.D., Passed away at home on October 9, 2011. Born in Toronto June 30, 1931, he was the son of the late Forrest Byron and Una (nee Southall) Tweedy. He was raised and educated in Weston, Ontario, graduating from Weston Collegiate and Vocational School in 1949. He attended Victoria College, University of Toronto for one year. Major Tweedy served over 33 years with the Canadian Army (Regular) and Canadian Armed Forces from 1951 to 1984. He was a loyal member of The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps until unification of the Forces when he became a member of Logistics Branch. A true United Nations and NATO soldier, about fourteen years of Major Tweedy's service was spent overseas in Korea, Japan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Vietnam and Germany three times. A graduate of The Canadian Army Staff College, he held a variety of command, staff and other appointments throughout Canada and abroad. Major Tweedy's last posting was to Headquarters Maritime Command (Pacific) in 1981 at which time he took up residence in Sooke, where he resided until the time of his death. An inveterate traveller, there are few parts of the world which Major Tweedy did not explore. He prided himself on having visited more than seventy nations. Though he remained single until his late fifties, Byron became a devoted family man and is sadly missed by his beloved wife, Margarita Mancera Tweedy (nee Canedo), and their daughter, Byrona Sophia Michelle Tweedy, both of Sooke. He also leaves a son, Doctor Christopher Charles Peachell McClure of Florida, USA and grandchildren, Michael Joseph, Laura Elise, Addie Rose Peachell McClure and Grace Peachell McClure. Meeting his then 21 year old son in 1986, for the first time, was a highlight of Byron's life. Byron was a member of Branch 54 Royal Canadian Legion, Sooke; several Royal Ordnance Corps Associations; the Canadian Coast Guards Association; the Royal United Services Institute; the Sunshine Club (hiking); the Outdoor Club of Victoria (hiking); and the Adoption Council of British Columbia. At his request, Major Tweedy will be given a Legion funeral by the Sooke Branch. Interment will be in the Tweedy Family Plot, Hillcrest Cemetery, Smith Falls, Ontario. Though Major Tweedy himself had never resided in Smith Falls, he considered his "roots " to be there. His Tweedy forbears had all lived out their lives in that general area from the time of their arrival in Canada from what is now Eire about 1832 until his father's departure in the 1920s. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Major Victor Tweedy served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

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Thanks to Butch Montreuil

MacISAAC, James Anthony "Jim" - 75. It is with profound sadness that we, the family of James "Jim" Anthony MacIsaac of Pleasant Bay, announce his passing on Saturday, October 1st, 2011. in Sacred Heart Community Health Centre, Cheticamp. Born in Sugar Loaf, Victoria Co., he was a son of the late Alexander and Madeline (MacNeill) MacIsaac. He served in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years and the United Nations Canadian Forces. He served overseas as a Corporal with the Peace Corps and in Shearwater on the fire brigade. He was also employed by Pleasant Bay Fish and fished for many years. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 34 years - Branch 105, Ingonish. He was also a member of Pleasant Bay Fire Dept., and served as fire chief. Jim loved the outdoors and enjoyed many things associated with it. He treasured his time with his family, especially his loving wife, Mary; special daughter, Deanna Timmons, Cole Harbour; and grandchildren who were his world, Desiree Timmons, Truro; and John Timmons (Courtney Keefe), Ecum Secum; and godson, Ashley Timmons, Pleasant Bay; who he thought the world of. Jim is also survived by brothers, John and Donald (Bunny) both of Sugar Loaf; sisters, Susie, Florence, Mary, Jessie, all of Sydney; Tena (Duncan MacPherson), New Brunswick; Annie Frickler, North Sydney. and many nieces and nephews who he loved. He was predeceased by brothers, Ronald and Edward; sister, Margaret. . (Howie)

MAXWELL, Andrew Cavan Lt. Col. (ret.) Born July 13, 1927, Ndola, N. Rhodesia (Zambia); passed away on September 22, 2011 after a short battle with lung cancer. Andrew was well travelled, an excellent athlete and a soldier. Foremost he was a dedicated family man; married for 62 years to Bettine; father of 5: Jane (Gordie), Sarah (Ralph), Andrea (deceased), Andrew J. and James (Jenn); 7 grandchildren: Derek (Angela), Valerie (Justin), Olivia, Duncan, Gavin, Alexandra and Meghan. Andrew was schooled at Monkton Combe, Somerset, UK; Sandhurst Military Academy, UK and RMC, Kingston, Ontario. He began his military career with the British Army as a Commando Officer with the SBS (Special Boat Service); returned to N. Rhodesia and joined the Colonial Police. Here he met and married Bettine, the love of his life. Immigrated to Canada in 1952 and joined the Canadian Army, First Canadian Guards. Retired from the military in 1967; became Commanding Officer Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (1967-1971); worked for Federal Government until 1977. Moved to Victoria in 1978; became a stock broker; President of the Victoria Symphony and Chair, Centre for Aging, University of Victoria. The family would like to thank Dr. Phil Huggett for years of excellent medical care and the staff at the Victorian for their kindness and support. First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr. (Saanich), Victoria, BC. 250-658-5244. 638503

Thanks to Steve Brodsky for the information.

Excerpt, Obituary courtesy Kaulback Family Funeral Home

John Floyd Tidd (June 2, 1933 - August 27, 2011)

Tidd, John Floyd, Bridgetown, 78. It is with broken hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother. John passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday August 27, 2011 in Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton . . .

John will forever be remembered by his loving wife of 54 years Annette (Theriault); son, Stephen (Lee), Edmonton, AB; daughters, Linda (Brian), Whiterock, BC, and Yvonne (Cam), St. Albert, AB; his beloved grandchildren, Jordon, Morgan, Colton, Garrett, Jarvis and Eryn; his only sister, Thelma (LeBlanc), Edmonton; brothers, Joseph, Charles (Jean), Bridgetown, Paul, Sudbury, ON, William (Shirley), Lawrencetown, Ozzie (Cathy), Coldbrook. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn; brother George and grandson, Spencer. John served his country as a medic in the Korean War. Upon his return to Canada, he joined the Canadian Guards (1) and in 1955, after a parachute accident John was invalidated out with a severely injured leg. This wasn’t however the end of his military career. He spent the next 14 years with the West Nova Scotia Regiment until 1965, when he was released with the rank of Warrant Officer. Still not completely finished with his connection to the Canadian Armed Forces, he then traveled to CFB Cornwallis for the next few years as a civil servant. The next 35 years, John worked as a Financial Advisor which earned him many awards and respect of his peers. His love for the town or Bridgetown led him to serve on the Bridgetown Town Council for 28 years as a councilor and also Deputy Mayor. He was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion receiving the Meritorous Legion Service Medal. John served as past president and chairman of the Remembrance Day Activities for the past 50 years. John was an avid softball player and was instrumental in starting up minor hockey program in Bridgetown. He was an active member of the Bridgetown lawn Bowling Club, serving as past president and as Director of Lawn Bowls Nova Scotia. In 2010, John was inducted into the Bridgetown Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in softball. Throughout his life, John was known for many for his outgoing personality, humor, and ability to make people laugh at the drop of a hat. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. God Speed JT

 In lieu of flowers donations can be made at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 33 (2) On line condolences may be made at www.

(1) John served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

(2) Royal Canadian Legion Branch 33, 20 Jeffrey Street Bridgetown, NS B0S 1C0

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Thanks to Bruce Gormley and Fred Boyd

excerpts , Obituary courtesy Gordon Thompkins Funeral Home, Kingston, Ontario

WALKER, Ruth Elizabeth - It is with great sadness that the family of Ruth Elizabeth Walker announces her passing at Kingston General Hospital on Monday, August 22, 2011. Ruth is survived by her loving husband William (1) whom she married 62 years ago. She will be sadly missed by her sons Rick (Rita), Barry (Wendy) and her daughters Bonnie (Gerry) Henderson, Cheryl Power, and Cathy (Cliff) VonHausen. Nana to Tanya, Hilary, Erin, Jenny, Meaghan, Stacia, Melissa and Kurt. Ruth was also proud of her 8 great grandchildren. Our family wishes to thank the nurses on Davies 4 and 5 for their support and compassionate care of Mom during her illness .... Private family interment planned for a later date. Memorial donations to the Catholic Women's League-Holy Name of Jesus would be appreciated.

(1) William T.M. Walker, (*) 1957 Rosedale Dr, Kingston ON K0H 1G0

(*) William Walker served with the 3rd and 2nd Bns

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Thanks to Jim MacDonald for the information

 Obituary courtesy The Chronicle Herald

  Wilfred Emile Broussell, Recruit 1419, served with the 1st Bn.

Thanks to Mary George, Robie Woodworth and Art Bouchard for the information (Aug 23)

 Obituary Victoria Times Colonist August 5, 2011 Edition

 SARGENT, James William Survived by his three children, Solveig Brickenden (Dal), Stig Sargent (Irene) and Kristina Bird (Greg) and grandchildren, Stefan, Christopher, Dominique, Devon, Alia, Gene and James; Jim died on August 1, 2011. Jim was predeceased by his loving wife, Ann Marie in 2001. His illustrious career began with the Kings Own Scottish Borders in 1941. In 1948 he married Ann Marie and the following year served in Korea and Palestine. In 1954 Jim brought his family to Ontario, Canada and served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a master bassoonist and band librarian. In 1964, he moved the family to Victoria to work in the Armed Forces School of Music. Further careers included teaching in Victoria/Sooke School Districts, accounting in Dockyard until retirement. His greatest joy though, came from his running career spanning from his early 60's to mid 80's. His list of achievements include twice completing the England Coast to Coast Walk, several Victoria Marathon's until age 75, an inspirational member of the Harriers, at age 80, won 2 gold and 2 silvers at the 2003 Chilliwack Senior Games. The following year Jim set the Canadian National running record in the 8K. His abbreviated life story was included in the book Super Seniors". Condolences may be offered to the family at .

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 B/S/Sgt James W. Sargent CD, served with The Canadian Guards Band

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Thanks to Andrew Maxwell for the information (Aug 6)

Obituary courtesy Kaulbach Family Funeral Home Bridgetown, NS

Dennis Ivan Buchanan (March 24, 1937 - July 30, 2011)|

Buchanan, Dennis Ivan, 74 of Allains Creek, Annapolis County passed away July 30, 2011 at home. Born in Springhill, N.S. he was the son of the late Ivan M. and Reta M. (O’Brien) Buchanan. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Claire (Coleman), daughters: Jan (Oliver) Ross and Kim (Gregg) Longmire, grandsons Kyle, Ian and Bruce Longmire, step grandson Matthew Ross and step grand daughter Melinda Ross, and two great grandchildren Bailey and Maddison Ross; two brothers: Arthur (Coleen) of Manotic, Ont. and Brian (Barbara) of Comox, BC. Dennis served for 28 years in the Canadian Armed Forces with the Regiment of Canadian Guards 2nd Battalion and The Royal Canadian Regiment 3rd Battalion. After leaving the forces with the rank of Master Warrant Officer he established and operated a Tool Sharpening and Equipment Rental business until retirement at age 65. He was an active member of St. George and St. Andrew United Church in Annapolis Royal serving on several committees over the years. He served a number of years with the Annapolis Royal Lions Club and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 21, Annapolis Royal. Outside of his family his main interest was with the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Nova Scotia. He was a Past Master of Annapolis Royal Lodge #33, a Past High Priest of Eureka Chapter #5 Royal Arch Masons, a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Austin Bentley Council #15, a Past District Deputy Grand Master and a Past District Grand Superintendent. He was an avid golfer who thoroughly enjoyed playing with family and friends at the Annapolis Royal golf and Country Club. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to The Masonic Scholarship Fund c/o Annapolis Royal Lodge #33, Annapolis Royal , N.S. B0S 1A0 or to a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences may be sent to

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Thanks to Terry Dexter, Dave Wharry, Robie Woodworth and Mary George for the information (Aug 4)

Have just been advised by Brian Buchanan of his brother's passing. I served with Dennis in 2 Cdn Gds and CFB Cornwallis. Dennis was residing in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia.

Butch Montreuil (July 30)

from Archie Cairns

 William "Willie" Stirling

I just received an e-mail from Rosalie Stirling, Willie's wife, letting me know that he passed away last Sunday, 3 Jul 11. He was 78.

He had been fighting cancer for some time now and, despite all efforts to save him, he lost the battle. Rosalie informed me that he donated his body for research, to the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. So, there will not be a funeral. I'm not sure, but I don't think there is going to be a memorial service.....although I wish that this would happen.

An excellent Piper, a friend of mine for 56 years, a former Piper / Pipe Cpl / Pipe Sgt / Pipe Major (who followed me on when I left the Battalion in 1964) of 2nd Bn the Canadian Guards, his unique wit and smiling face will be remembered by all those who knew him. Another sad day in the piping world. He will be remembered.

 Archie (June 7)

Major (ret'd) Craig Mills died peacefully in hospice at Lillington, North Carolina, in the company of his daughters Stefanie and Stacey (Dawson), having been predeceased by Helen, his wife of 43 years, in 2009.

Craig's military career began with the 3rd Battalion (Militia) of the Royal Canadian Regiment in London ON from which he retired as a Sergeant upon joining the Regular Army under the Officer Candidate Programme in 1962. He was commissioned as a Second-lieutenant in The Canadian Guards in 1963 and served a variety of roles on regimental duty, including Pioneer Platoon Commander in Cyprus 1965/1966 as a Lieutenant. In 1970 Captain Mills was tasked with VIP security during the FLQ Crisis, after which he became the Information Officer at CFB Petawawa and then transferred to the Public Affairs Branch, seeing service primarily in Western Canada. As a Major he was the Contingent Information Officer with Canada's contribution to the United Nations Emergency Force - Middle East in 1976/1977 in Ismaelia, Egypt. Upon repatriation he became the editor of the Canadian Forces magazine, Sentinel, for three years. In 1984 he took early retirement from the Canadian Forces and moved to the United States to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, first in Florida and then in North Carolina. ..asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Guards Museum Fund.

Al Ditter (June 18, 2011)

 Obituary courtesy McCalls Funeral Home, Victoria, BC

James Barry Worth

Died peacefully at home on June 11th at the age of 65. Barry is survived by his wife Susan Jennings, his father Allister (Bud) Worth, brother Brian (Jane), sister Lorraine (Ron Tremblay) and sister Dianne (Robin Saunders). Predeceased by his mother Zita and brother Peter. Barry will be sorely missed by the family he left behind.

Barry joined the Canadian Forces in September 1964 at the age of 18 and completed 33 years of service. While he served with both the Royal Canadian Regiment and the PPCLI, his heart was always with The Canadian Guards, the first regiment he joined.

After completing his basic training, Barry was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Guards, in Camp Picton, Ontario, in 1965. His first employment with The Canadian Guards was as a subaltern on the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa. At 20 years of age, he was sent to Cyprus to serve as the Canadian Contingent Economics Officer. That was just the start of a varied career with the army: in 1966 he was named the Team Captain for The Canadian Guards Small Arms team and later spent a year in Germany with the Canadian representative small arms team in the NATO Skill-at-Arms Competition (Prix Le Clerc); in 1968 was posted to Germany with 2 RCR as Mortar Platoon Commander and later served as Assistant Adjutant for a year; in 1971 he was posted to 3 PPCLI as second-in-command of a rifle company and, later, was employed as the Infantry Officer at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering; from 1976 to 1979 he was the Regular Support Officer with the Hamilton Militia District; and in 1981 he was employed on his first staff job when he was posted to Management Consulting Services Unit Pacific, followed by a similar posting to Ottawa; in 1991 he was sent to Central America with the United Nations to help supervise the disarmament of the Contra rebels; his final posting was with Pacific Region Operations at Maritime Pacific Headquarters.

Army life suited Barry, but in 1996 he was ready to retire and enjoy a new chapter in his life. And he did. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying every moment with his wife and beloved dogs beside him. Donations in support of ALS research would be appreciated.

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Thanks to Chris Wellwood and Andrew Maxwell for the information

Obituary courtesy Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home, Pembroke.

NOBLE, Robert Lawrence "Bob" (Member of the Canadian Armed Forces from 1961-1986)

Peacefully in hospital, Deep River surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 28th, 2011 at the age of 68 years.

Bob Noble of R. R. # 1, Chalk River, dearly loved husband and soul mate of Linda Noble (nee Brindle). Cherished father of Cindy Young, Dartmouth, N.S.; and Bill Ricketts (Nathalie), Smiths Falls. Predeceased by son Kevin Robert Noble. Loving papa to Amanda, Jessica and Chris Young; Dustin and Austin Ricketts; and great-grandson Jordan Young. Son of the late Lorne and Kathleen Noble (nee Blake). Brother of Phyllis Ebare (Wally), Brian Noble, George Noble (Leigh-Jane), Marion Handel (Eugene), Jim Noble (late Barb), and Joan Noble (Bob), all of B.C. Predeceased by brother Blair Noble. Bob will be missed by Aunt Jessie Noble (late David) of Hyde Park and his many nieces and nephews. Dear son-in-law of the late David and Myrtle Brindle (nee Lance). Bob will be missed by his many friends.

Bob's family wishes to thank Dr. Ben Amor, Dr. McVey, Dr. Woods, Dr. Rowan, and the nurses and staff of the Deep River & District Hospital. Special thanks to our loving friend Vicky Zajac of Alberta, CCAC, Comcare, Para Med, the Red Cross and DVA for all your care and compassion.

 (As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Deep River & District Hospital would be appreciated). Online condolences/donations are available at

Robert Lawrence Noble, Recruit 4023, served with the 2nd Bn Canadian Guards



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