Page 4 of Bereavements

May 2011 - May 2007

 Obituary courtesy Oromocto Funeral Home, excerpts

 Robert "Bob" Bertram Reid, CD2

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Reid announces his death at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at the age of 70. Born in St. Almo, NB on November 5th, 1940 he was the husband of Theresa "Terry" Reid of Waasis.

In addition to his wife of 28 years, Terry, Bob leaves behind his son, John (Jackie) Reid of Ottawa ON; daughter, Erna (Richard) Allen of Brampton, ON; step-son, Wade (Maureen) Haines of Fredericton; grandchildren, Eric and Adam Reid of Ottawa; step-grandchildren, Mitchell and Kaylee Haines of Doaktown and Alisha Allen of Brampton; sisters, Sharon (Richard) Jenkins of Plaster Rock and Susan Reid of Edmundston . . .

Bob's entire career was spent in the Canadian Armed Forces. He started in the Canadian Guards in 1957 and then transferred to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in 1962. Bob had 35 years of active service which included 2 tours in Germany as well as tours in Alert, Kingston, Petawawa and Gagetown from where he retired in 2003 after an additional 10 years as a civilian employee . . .

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 93, 284 Restigouche Rd, Oromocto, NB, E2V 2H5, Building Fund or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be made at

Robert Bertram Reid, Recruit 1905, served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

 Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information (May 25)

excerpts from Obituary in the London Free Press, May 10, 2011

YOUNG, Raymond - passed away on Sunday May 8, 2011, age 61. Loving husband of Marilyn. Dear father of Amanda and Andrew. Ray served in the Canadian Forces (1) & (2) . . . In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Diabetes Association. On line condolences at

excerpts from additional remarks from

(1) Ross Appleton, Captain, Regimental Adjutant, The Royal Canadian Regiment

Warrant Officer Raymond Young (Ret'd) had a long and colourful career with The RCR, including 3 RCR throughout the 1970's and 1 RCR during the 1980's. He retired in London in the late 1980s . . . several former members of 3 RCR had memorable encounters with Raymond Young while he was carrying out his duties as a member of the 3 RCR RP's during the early 1970's.

(2) Gdsm Raymond Stephen Young, Recruit 5504, served with the 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards

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Thanks to Ross Appleton and John Selkirk for the information

 excerpts from obituary of Peter G. Downe published Globe & Mail May 10, 2011.


On Monday, May 9, 2011 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Peter beloved husband of Marilyn and the late Midge. Loving father of Bev (Nick), adoring grandfather of Peter (Miwa) and great grandfather of Liam. Fondly remembered by step-children Jule (Bill) and Mark (Mireille) . . .

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Maj Peter Gordon Downe, CD, served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

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Thanks to Bill MacIver from the information

 Obituary published in the Calgary Herald on May 12, 2011

Christel Charlton

CHARLTON, Christel December 19, 1934 - May 10, 2011 Suddenly, on May 10, 2011 we lost Christel. She was the wonderful wife and best friend of her husband Bob * for nearly fifty-two years. She was also the loving and caring mother of her four children: Renate, Petra, Rob (Heather) and Judith. Christel was a very loving Oma to Naomi, Nicole, Heidi, Dustin, Colin, Christopher and three great-grandchildren. Christel is also survived by Bill and Jacqueline Crowther of Mission, B.C., John and Colleen Charlton of Victoria, B.C. and numerous nieces and nephews in B.C.

A Celebration of Christel's Life will be held at the Mount Royal University, Ross Glenn Hall, E.C. Building (4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary) on Sunday, May 15, 2011 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made in Christel's name directly to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation (No. 100, 119 - 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1Z6). To email expressions of sympathy: Subject heading: Christel Charlton.

Arrangements entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 1605 - 100 Street S.E. (17 Avenue S.E. at Garden Road), Calgary, AB, T1X 0L4. Telephone: 403-272-5555.

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* Bob Charlton, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Bns

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Thanks to Johanna Douglas-O'Neil and Ian Douglas for the information.

Donald William Handley

We have been out of country for a week +. We returned to an e-mail from Dons step-daughter(Debbie) and her husband (Ron) advising us that Don had fallen while out to dinner with them on April 14. He broke his hip, entered hospital within the next 24 hours his hip was operated on; he was recovering slowly only to have kidney failure on the following Monday evening(April 18) and passed away.

Don was cremated and his ashes will be spread at a later date over the golf hole where he had executed a rare hole in one during his better days.

Don was a great friend . Two of his Daughters from his first marriage had visited with him just a few days prior to his untimely passing.

He was residing at a seniors complex following the death of his second wife (Minerva) approximately 1 1/2 years ago. Those at the seniors residence and many other from Sioux Ste Marie(his birth town) thoroughly enjoyed Don's company over the years as did Ron and Debbie whom I know took very good care of his wants and needs during his last 20+ years of life with Minerva and following her passing.

I am sure that all who knew Don will wish him another hole in one where he next takes up residence, looking down at we who still must toil away on this great globe of ours. For any who request details regarding Don, I know Debbie or Ron will be pleased to speak with you. Debbie and Ron may be contacted @705) 779-3752.

Regards: JEG (Ted) Mason

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Donald William Handley served with the 1st and 2nd Bns (May 5 2011)

from John Carlson

CARLSON: C. V. (Colonel: Retired C.D., The Canadian Guards)

Peacefully at the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, Napanee on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Charles (Chuck) Carlson, formerly of Chaffey’s Lock, in his 86th year. Beloved Husband of Shirley Faler. Dear Father of John and his wife Alice of Adolphustown, David and his wife Sarah of Calgary. Dear brother of Dr. Kenneth Carlson of Harrison Mills, B.C. Predeceased by his brother David Carlson and sister Muriel Evans. Fondly remembered by grandchildren: Daniel, Andrew, Mark, Heather and Chloe.

Chuck was born and raised in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. He joined the Canadian Army in 1943 and served for over 36 years. During his military career, he served in Canada, Australia, Korea, Cyprus and Europe. He was a graduate of the Australian Army Staff College, the National Defence College, and the N.A.T.O Defence College. Chuck and Shirley retired to Chaffey’s Lock, Ontario in 1979 and for the last 12 years have been enjoying life together in Kingston.

 A Memorial Service will be held in Crossroads United Church, 690 Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd., Kingston on Saturday morning May 7, 2011 at 11 o’clock. Interment St. Alban’s Cemetery, Adolphustown.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to The Parkinson’s Society of Canada, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, or Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home- 27 Main Street Elgin - K0G 1E0 - 613-359-5555
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 Obituary courtesy W.G. Young Funeral Home, Stratford, excerpts

John Harold Mason, age 65, passed away suddenly on April 3, 2011 at the Stratford General Hospital.

He was born on May 2, 1945 in Willenhall, England. He was the son of the late Jack and Dorothy Mason. Beloved husband of Beverly (nee Boogerman) whom he married on October 15, 1966. Loving father of Bevan (Jennifer), Heather (Anthony) and a much loved Granddad to his Grandson Samuel John Gerber .... John served with the Canadian Armed Forces where he was with the United Nations Peace Keeping .. stationed in Cyprus. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decorated Medal. He was a member of the Stratford Police Department for 14 years ...Memorial donations may be made to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation or to the charity of one's choice through the funeral home.

  John H. Mason served with the 1st Bn and 2nd Bn Canadian Guards

Thanks to Alex MacLeod and Al Johnston for the information (April 17)

Obituary from The Kingston Whig Standard, April 14, 2011 Edition

CHAPMAN, Roy - 4th Battalion Canadian Guards - Originally from Epson, Surrey, England - Peacefully after a brief illness at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 age 80. Beloved husband of 52 years to Irene. Dear father of Stephen and Janet Healey (Doug). Loving granddad to Owen and Lucas. Resting at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kingston Humane Society would be appreciated by the family

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Irene Chapman, 23 Morden Cres ., Amherstview ON, K7N 1K1

Thanks to Allan Klassen for the information

 excerpts from the Winnipeg Free Press, March 31, 2011, Edition

 LAWRENCE ANDREW GUIBOCHE Peacefully, with his loving wife Rose by his side, Lawrence Guiboche passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Seven Oaks General Hospital. Left to forever cherish Lawrence's memory is his wife Rose; children Allan (Lori), Janice (Robin), Valerie (Denis), Brian (Doreen), Dianne (Daniel), Darlene, Shirley (Gerald), Kerry (Donna), and Cory (Debbie) . . .

He enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1952. He served in Canada, Japan, and the Korean War as a Guardsman with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). . . [served with the 2nd Bn]

. . . Spending his early years training as a boxer and a wrestler Lawrence continued to follow these sports throughout his life. He also enjoyed and participated in bowling, curling, and baseball, even coaching for his wife's baseball team. Lawrence was focused on spending time with his family. He was a keen outdoorsman and always said the best times were camping and fishing trips to the lake. His children will remember Gigi as he shared his love of playing the harmonica, card games, dice, and singing his favourite songs Old Man River and Two Little Fleas. He was a gentle soul, very kind, and loved by all. Gigi will truly be missed; his memories will live forever in us . . .

Special thanks to his caregivers Noel, Henry and Petros as well as the staff at the Seven Oaks Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lawrence's memory may be made to the Middlechurch Day Hospital Program.

Goodbye My Family, My Life Is Past I Loved You All To The Very Last Weep Not For Me But Courage Take Love Each Other For My Sake For Those You Love Don't Go Away They Walk Beside You Everyday

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Thanks to Ross Campbell for the information

Obituary Victoria Times-Colonist March 22, 2011 Edition

KING, Enid Mary (nee Sansom) 1924 - 2011 Mary passed away, freed from pain, on 17 March 2011. She was born in Bude, Cornwall the seventh of eight children. She moved with her mother and younger brother to London in 1940 where formal schooling was cut short by bombs and separation. After the Blitz" she served in the Womens Land Army until she met Wain King [*] on Christmas Eve 1942. They married in February 1943 and, when he left in June for operations in Sicily and Italy, she joined the RCAF in England. She served until their reunion two years later at the war's end. She is survived by her husband Wain, children Sandra, Douglas and Vivienne, Grand children Kristi, Alexis and Devon and great-grandchildren Katie and Nicholas. Her elder grandson and special friend, Chris, died in 2009. Her surviving brothers, Ronnie and John, and sister, Winnie, remain in England. She brought magic to all our lives. Mary lived by the simple principles she taught her children. They are loyalty, compassion, courage, honesty, respect and, yes, cleanliness. At home, she was a warm and gracious hostess. Her friendships across the nation and around the world were true and enduring. Mary's wit was quick and kind. Her laughter was as light and refreshing as a rippling brook. She gave people and the animals she loved respect and, when in pain, comfort. She bore her own pain so quietly few of us really knew its depth. Her wealth was in what she gave of herself. By her request, there will be no funeral. At a future date, family and friends may come together to share memories of her gentle grace.

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[*] Maj H. Wayne King, CD, 4th Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Andrew Maxwell for the information

Obituary Victoria Times-Colonist February 20, 2011 Edition

PERODEAU, Giles (Major, Ret'd) Born December 31, 1919 in Montreal, Quebec; passed away peacefully on March 15, 2011 in Victoria. Giles served proudly in the Canadian Army from 1940 to 1969 and saw action in WWII. After the war, he participated in UN peacekeeping missions with postings in Indochina and the Congo. In 1970 he moved to Sidney and became active in community events for many years. Survived by his loving wife of 69 years Helen, daughter Ann, sons David, Tony, and Michael, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, brother Alan Perodeau and sister Yvonne Gillespie, and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Newton Centre Society, 2158 Mount Newton X Road, Saanichton BC V8M 2B2, the Broadmead Care Society, 4579 Chatterton Way, Victoria BC V8X 4Y7, or the charity of your choice. The family wants to express full praise and gratitude to the staff in The Lodge at Broadmead for their excellent care of Giles over the last four years of his life. Sign Guest book

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Maj Gilles Perodeau, CD, served with the 3rd and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Sam & Marjorie Meckbach and Steve Brodsky for the information

ARSENAULT, Joseph Denis — 78, Port Hawkesbury, formerly of Whiteside, passed away peacefully in Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home, March 10, 2011, surrounded by the love of close family and friends ... He was predeceased by his beloved wife, May Mary .....He is survived by his children, Debbie, of Brampton, Ont; Beverley, of Auld's Cove; Michael (Marie) of Bible Hill; Bruce of Halifax; Carolyn (Julie), of Ketch Harbour, and Penny (Ted) of Ottawa, Ont ..... as well as his second wife Joan. At his request, his remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical Department

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Joseph Denis Arsenault served with the 3rd Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Mary George and Jas for the information

 excerpts from Obituary courtesy Browns Funeral Home, Springhill, NS.


Ross Borden Hunter, 74 years of Springhill, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his residence. Born in Springhill, he was a son of the Late George M. and Marion P. (Fife) Hunter. He will be sadly missed by brothers, Raymond (Bonnie) Hunter, Quesnel, BC and Donald (Dora Pettigrew-Pyke) Maine, Leamington; sisters, Dorothy (George) Murphy, Oshawa, Margaret (Harold) Ayer, Parrsboro and Phyllis Smith, Cottonwood, BC; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife the former Dorothy E. Guthro; brother, Richard; brother in law, Cleve Smith. If so desired, donations made to the Leamington Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.

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  Ross Borden Hunter served with the 2nd and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards and the Military Police .

Thanks to Terry Dexter and Jas for the information

. from Alvin P. Butler


Suddenly on Friday, March 4th, 2011 Andrew Frank “Andy” Dunlop of White Lake On. (Arnprior area) at the age of 66 yrs. Andy was a member of the 2nd. Canadian Guards from 1962 – 1968, served as a peacekeeper in Cyprus, and a proud member of the Guards Pipe Band.

Beloved husband of Betty (nee Butler), much loved father of Leah (Nathan), treasured grandpa of Alexia. Andy was predeceased by his two sons Drew and Christopher.

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 Obituary courtesy, Ottawa Citizen February 19, 2011 Edition

Joseph Bray

BRAY, Joseph James CD Major (retired), Korean War veteran Peacefully on Thursday, February 10th, 2011. Born on February 29th, 1928 in Regina. He leaves behind his loving wife of 33 years and best friend Claude Chapdelaine. Survived by his dear son, Eric John (Toronto) and his first wife, Donna Cullen (Florida). Predeceased by his son Bruce Robert. Graduate of McGill University (BA) and Carleton University (MA), and Canadian Army Staff College. Served with pride in the Reserve Army and the Regular Army with the Royal Canadian Engineers, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and the Regiment of Canadian Guards, in Canada, Korea, England, Gaza, Syria and Jordan. After leaving the army, Joe was employed in the Office of State Visits, 1967, Treasury Board Secretariat, Transport Canada and other organizations in the Public Service. Sincere thanks to the devoted and compassionate staff of the Perley, especially R1S, who provided so much care to Joe in his last two years of life. Donations to the Perley Foundation, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, K1G 5Z6 would be much appreciated. Private interment at Beechwood National Military Cemetery.

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 Obituary courtesy Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, excerpts

Anthony "Tony" Gerard O'Quinn (August 29, 1941 - January 28, 2011)

Retired Armed Forces - Canadian Guards [1] and Postal Corps.

 Tony passed away suddenly and peacefully, surrounded by his family, at his home in Kingston on Friday, January, 28, 2011 at the age of 69. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Shawn Glory O'Quinn. Beloved father to Shane and Tammy (Tyler) Attewell. Dear brother to Joe (Shirley), Fraser (Annette), Mary . . . In Tony's honour Cataraqui Town Centre has placed their flags at half mast - where he spent 20 years socializing as a member of the security department. Tony had a contagious smile, personality that all who knew him, could only love. Tony's family meant the world to him especially his children, dogs and wife Shawn Glory. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Fr. Leo Byrne for his help, support and compassion. . Final place of rest St. Michael's Cemetery, River Ryan, Cape Breton. For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Church Building Fund, in his honour.

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[1] Anthony "Tony" Gerald O'Quinn, Recruit 2174, served with the 1st Bn

Thanks to Don Miller and Henry Green for the information and Bob Harnish for the photo (Pembroke 1958).

 Obituary courtesy Russell's Funeral Home ---- excerpts

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Lambert "Bert" Joseph Jesso C.D. announce his sudden passing at his residence in Port au Port West on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 at the age of 77 years. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Ann Marie (nee Benoit), three daughters: Audrey (Terry) Connors of Delta, British Columbia, April-Lynn (Michael) Mahoney of Burnaby, British Columbia, Toni (Marc) MacDonald of St. John's, NL and three brothers: Gerry (Marie) Jesso of Toronto, Con (Viola) Jesso of Port au Port East, Eddy (Beulah) Jesso of Kippens

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Gdsm Lambert "Bert" Joseph Jesso, CD, Recruit 1676, served with the 1st Bn

Thanks to Bob Harnish for the information and Photo from Cyprus 64 (Feb7, 2011)

 excerpts from Welland Tribune October 12, 2010 Edition

LABELLA, Paul - Of Dain City passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Sandra. Loving father of Jeanette, Debbie and Michael all of Germany . . . Paul retired as a Warrant Officer after serving 25 years with the military . . . Memorial remembrances to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family . . . Online condolences and guest register available at

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Paul Edward LaBella, CD, Recruit 1161, served with the 1st and 2nd Bns

Thanks to Mary George for the information (Jan 30, 2011)

Obituary courtesy Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home -- excerpts

Wagner, Fred Ronald, 73, of Halifax, passed away January 20, 2011 at the QE II Halifax Infirmary. Born in Halifax he was the son of Pearl Wagner. Fred served in the Regular Army [1] and Reserve Army for 19 ½ years, he was CWO of P.L.F.[2] .... He is survived by his wife Maxine (Eyre) Wagner; son Kevin Wagner of Halifax; daughters Cathi Stevenson (Bob), Dartmouth, Terri Cogswell (Patrick), Elmsdale; sister, Nancy Noseworthy,N.L.; grandchildren, Alexis Stevenson, Zach Stevenson, Robert "RJ" Stevenson, Kaitlyn Wagner, and Jillian Wagner .... Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, 69 Neptune Crescent, Dartmouth B2Y 4S2. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit

[1] 2nd Bn Canadian Guards [2] The Princess Louise Fusiliers

Obituary courtesy Smith's Funeral Home , Parrsboro -- excerpts

Colins, Ross “Kieth Collins” – 73, of Wards Brook, passed away Friday, January 21, 2011 at home. Born on the Parrsborough Shore, he was a son of the late Alden and Jessie (Lewis) Collins. Ross served in the 2nd Canadian Guards .... spent 25 years raising his family and working with horses in Okotoks, Alta. ..... He returned to Parrsboro in 1982 ....... His deep pride and love for local heritage lead him with support from friends, family and community to help found the Age of Sail Heritage Museum in Port Greville, where he served as president for many years ...... He is survived by his wife, the former Ohra Kelly; a daughter, Oralee O'Byrne (Jeff), Wharton; sons, Ross Jr., Port Greville; John (Lynn), Okotoks; grandsons, Kyle, Cory, Warren, Micheal, Richard, James and Andrew ..... A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Age of Sail Museum, Port Greville. Memorial donations may be made to the Age of Sail Heritage Museum, Port Greville.

 Thanks to Don MacKinnon and Terry Dexter for the information (This and above) (Jan 27)

Excerpt from Fredericton Daily Gleaner January 22nd, 2011 Edition

It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Stutt announce his death at the Oromocto Public Hospital on January 20th, 2011 with his son at his side. Born in Brampton ON, on Oct. 2nd, 1938 he was the husband of Wilma (Anderson) Stutt of Swan Creek. In addition to his wife, Wilma, Jim leaves behind his son, Dennis (Heather Graham) Stutt; daughter, Glynnis Anderson (Allan McIntosh . . . There will be no service at Jim's request. For those who wish, donations in Jim's memory can be made to the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Kidney Foundation. Online condolences can be made at, 357-5100.

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B/Sgt James Harold Stutt, CD, Recruit 1215, served with the 2nd Bn and Canadian Guards Band (Click here for link to Jim's Band site)

Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information

excerpts from January 21, 2011 Robert James (Jim) Burns

...... member of “The Canadian Guards Association”

Peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Tuesday January 18, 2011 in his 76th year, with his beloved wife of 50 years, Mary by his side. Loving father to Jim and Letitia Burns, Tom and Michele Burns, Bonnie Looby and her partner John Fincham and the late Cathy Outram and her husband Curtis Loving poppa to Riley, Janice, Jaimee, Emilee, Andrew, Nikolas, Tyler, Jordan, Jazmine, Jessica, Noah, Maxwell, Robert, Sara, Jackson and Bryden. Special uncle to Pamela and Thomas Stoneman, and Valerie Burns as well as many others. Survived by his sisters Gale Carruthers and Gerry McGee, and Mary's brothers Jim and Robert Patchett . . .

If desired, donations to “Van Go” (a private fund to purchase a mobility van for Jim's great-nephew Dominick) would be appreciated by the family. Donate online by going to the Facebook link: Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Kids – click FBML to donate thru PayPal, or make cheque payable to “Van Go Fundraiser”.

To send a message of condolence click here. Robert James Burns, served with the 2nd Bn

Courtney "Sonney" Gerard Terrio. March 3, 1930- December - 25, 2010

Sonny age 80 of Joggins NS passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Cumberland Regional Health Care centre, Upper Nappan NS surrounded by his loving family. Sonny served with the Canadian Armed Forces in Korea and also with the 2nd Bn Canadian Guards at CFB Petawawa Ontario. He was later employed as a Firefighter in Petawawa.

Memorial donations in Sonny's memory may be made to the Ragged Reef Cemetery Fund[1] or the charity of your choice.

On line condolences may be made to the family via:

[1] St Thomas Aquinas Ragged Reef Cemetery, 14 Summer Street, Cumberland, Subd. A, NS B0L 1A0

Thanks to Joe White for the information (Jan 8,2011)

from the Globe & Mail January 7th, 2011, Edition

NIXON, Captain Philip Francis Henderson

On Thursday, December 27th, 2010 at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, after a brief illness. Born January 28th, 1926 in Vancouver, B.C., Philip grew up in B.C. and California and joined the Canadian Army, in which he served in WWII and Korea. Retiring from the army, after earning degrees from the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, he became a high-school English teacher at Earl Haig and Sir Sandford Fleming, before he was recruited by a then-fledgling TV Ontario, where he was a writer, director, and producer. Philip was an avid skier, badminton player, and sailor, whose enthusiasm for sports was complemented by his enthusiasm for languages. After mastering Japanese, Russian, and Spanish early in life, he learned Mandarin and Cantonese later in life and spent seven years teaching at Shanghai Maritime University for a post- retirement adventure. He leaves behind his wife Pamela Nixon (nee Rogers); his children Nicola (Sue Smith), Gregory (Malgorzata Nowacka), Melissa (Lincoln Caylor), and Simon; and his grandchildren Francis Nixon; Callahan Smith; and Jack, Sam, and Eliza Caylor. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in TIMOTHY EATON MEMORIAL CHURCH, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto on Friday, January 14th, 2011 at 11:00 am. If desired, donations may be made to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

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Capt Philip F.H. Nixon served with 3 RCR, Korea, 1st and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Fred Vokes for the information (photo excerpt from photo of 2Bn Officers, 1963, from GJH collection)

Obituary for Frederick MacLean, courtesy Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home

 MacLean, Frederick John - Chief Warrant Officer , OMM CD2 ( Ret’d )

Frederick John MacLean passed away peacefully on January 6, 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital with his loving wife of 48 years Carole-Lynn (nee Cavanagh) and his children Frederick (wife Amy(nee Dorris) and Donna-Lee (husband Bob Brayton) by his side. Predeceased by his parents Malcolm and Alice (nee Gass) MacLean, brothers Donald and Bruce (Prince Edward Island) he was a loving Grandfather to Taylor, Connor, Ethan and Jonathan.

Fred had a long and distinguished military career. He served in Korea with the PPCLI and on his return to Canada he served in many infantry capacities including assignments with the RCR and Canadian Guards. Additionally, he served as a Canadian Peacekeeper in Cyprus. He culminated his career as the College Sergeant Major of Canada’s Royal Military College in Kingston. Fred retired in 1987 after more than 36 years of loyal and dedicated service. Fred was a leader and gentleman and a true infanteer from the tip of his shiny boots to the peak of his cap and was respected throughout the Canadian Forces. Fred was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing many competitive sports. He had a passion for the game of hockey.

In memoriam, donations to the Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario at KGH would be appreciated.

Affiliations: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Regiment, Regiment of Canadian Guards
  Book of Memories for Frederick MacLean at Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home.

Thanks to Donna-Lee Brayton for the above link

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Thanks to Dave Wharry, Vince Martin, Jean Campbell and Chris Wellwood for the for the information. See Howie Pierce's notes from the Funeral.(Jan13)

Obituary courtesy Whattam Funeral Home

William "Robert" Hall, March 9, 1936 - December 22, 2010

HALL After a courageous battle at Quinte Health Care Prince Edward Memorial, on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010, WILLIAM ROBERT HALL, former member of the First Canadian Guards and an Industrial Arts teacher for the P.E.C. School Board. Much loved husband and best friend of Angie. Best dad to Robert and his wife Janice of Sandhurst Shores and Jennifer and her husband Shawn of Kingston. The bestest poppa to Lauren, Alyssa, Caitlin and Sam. A family service will be held on his birthday in March. If desired, donations to the Oncology Department of Belleville General Hospital [1] or Relay for Life Picton (2011) would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0. (613) 476-2450.

[1] Oncology Department, Belleville General Hospital, 265 Dundas St E, Belleville, On K8N 5A9

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Sgt William Robert Hall, CD, served with the 1st, 2nd Bns and Guards Depot.

Thanks to Grahem Meharg for the information (Dec 29)

 Farm Focus of Atlantic Canada November 23rd, 2010 Edition

 Arthur T. (Ed) Fairweather

 Peacefully at Saint John Regional Hospital on November 19, 2010 at the age of 89. Dear father of Elizabeth Kim (Kim Mustill) and Patricia Lee (Lee Keep). Loving grandfather of Angela Parker and great-grandfather to Curtis Parker. The family wishes to extend their warmest thanks to Stella Doiron, lead caregiver and best friend to Ed. Sincere appreciation is also extended to caregivers Linda Casey, Donna Saunders, Tara Warden and Lottie Jones. Known as “The Major” to his friends, Ed Fairweather bravely served his country in both WWII and Korea. A lifelong New Brunswicker of Loyalist stock, Ed now joins his beloved wife Patricia (Patricia Caverhill Jones) and sisters Jane (Jane Brooks), Nancy (Nancy Wiggins) and Anne (Anne Farris). May they rest together in eternal peace and happiness .....Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation and/or Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Maj Arthur Thomas Edwin Fairweather, MC, MID, CD, served with 3rd Bn The Royal Canadian Regiment and 1st Bn The Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Grahem Meharg for the information (Dec 2010)

from the Ottawa Citizen December 8, 2010 Edition.

Mary Pelisek

PELISEK, Mary It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful and kind Mary Pelisek on Saturday, December 4, 2010. She died at the hospital surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 50 years, Joe. [1] She was the beloved mother to Mark (Karen), Amanda and Christine. Her two grandchildren Shannon and Rachael and her brother Gary Anderson will lovingly miss her. Predeceased by her parents Bessie and Archie Anderson, brother Ronnie Anderson and sister Betty Bishop. Born in Gananoque, Mary moved to Ottawa and became a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps. It was through the military where she met Joe, the love of her life. Mary was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the head coach for the Montgomery Curling Club. She was a true lady and treated family and friends with kindness and respect. She lit up the lives of all those she touched. As an extremely devoted mother to her children, she leaves behind a lasting legacy of love, courage, pride, and unselfishness. A woman of integrity, honour and humour, she received great pleasure in knitting, chocolates, cottage life in Luskville, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the British Monarchy (she was proud to say she met Queen Elizabeth!), visiting her daughters in Los Angeles, watching Judge Judy and Law & Order, reading the "junk" papers, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking long leisurely breakfasts. Visitation at McEvoy-Shields funeral home, 1411 Hunt Club Road (at Albion), on Friday, December 10 from 10 - 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow in the chapel at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to the Salvation Army are greatly appreciated. Online guest book at

[1] Capt Vincent Joseph Pelisek, 2nd Bn CDN Gds

Thanks to Gerry Wharton for the information

Clarence Somerton

Passed peacefully into eternal rest at his residence in Brigus, NL on November 20, 2010, and in the presence of his loving family, Clarence Somerton, age 73, formerly of Bell Island. Served in the Canadian Forces with the Canadian Guards . . . Leaving to mourn and to celebrate his life with fond and loving memories his wife Linda; son Bryan (Janine); step-sons: Andrew (Andrea) and Matthew (April); daughters: Juanna and Kate (John); grandchildren: Alysha, Erica, Meggan, Dyllon, Maggie and McKinnley . . . Donations in his memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation*. Please visit to sign the memorial guest book

*Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St John's NL A1B 3V6 Email

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Clarence Somerton, Recruit 594, served with the 2nd Bn.

Thanks to Jim Dwyer for the information

 excerpts the Kingston Whig Standard

JOYNER, Elwood (Tex) - Major (retired) - Sept 5th 1919 - November 5th 2010 - Elwood passed away peacefully in hospital in Kingston. He is survived by daughter Wendy Joyner and husband Wayne Driscoll of Calahoo Alberta and his son Allan and wife Michelle of Ottawa along with his grandchildren Nora and Grace Joyner. He was predeceased by his loving wife Hazel (Lake) Joyner in 2008. Elwood was an honourary lifetime member of the Kingston Humane Society. While in high school in the 1930's he was seriously burned while rescuing several horses from a burning stable in Kingston's lower town. In 1940 he enlisted in the Canadian Army and served overseas in the RCEME corps with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division. He remained in the army serving proudly in Germany and Canada until his retirement in 1975. In retirement he volunteered for many years as a curator of the Princess of Wales Own Regiment museum and also volunteered with the Catarqui Historical Society. During Ontario's bicentennial he was often seen at public events along with members of the recreated King's Royal Yorkers in their red Loyalist uniforms of the revolutionary war. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, friend to many and a good man and he will be sorely missed . . . In memory of Tex, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. 9615306

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Maj Elwood F. Joyner, CD, RCEME, served with the 1st Bn, 210 Wksp Camp Picton.

Thanks to Vince Martin for the information

Obituary courtesy The Standard Saturday November 6, 2010 Edition

STEPHENSON, Robert Ivan - January 12,1941 - November 4, 2010 Robert passed away quietly in his sleep in the early hours of November 4th, 2010. Raised in Burwash Ontario, he was larger than life and a lover of the outdoors. He leaves behind his loving wife, of 44 years, Patricia, daughter Paula and sons Robert and Jason. As a Jehovah's Witness, he firmly believed in the resurrection hope. He comforted others with scriptures as he himself was comforted by prayer and scriptures. His last words "See you in the Kingdom". He truly will be missed by numerous friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, donation to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

Following information provided by Chris Beattie

Cards & messages can be sent to: Mrs Pat Stephenson & Family, 30 Hirshhorn Avenue, Elliot Lake, Ontario P5A 1P3 [705-461-3386]

Gdsm Robert (Bob) Ivan Stephenson SB180543 Recruit 2034 Served with 1st Battalion "

MARION, Ted ..Retired Captain C.D. At his residence in Round Lake on Friday, October 29th in his 78th year. Loving husband of 52 years of Kathy Marion (Liddle). Dear father of Elaine Neigel (Wade), Elizabeth Sidor (CJ) & Barbara Galt (Michael). Loving grandfather of Bryan, Michele, Lydia, Robert & Andrew. He is survived by his brother John (Anne Marie) of Etobicoke. He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service at the Church of the Ascension. In memory of Ted donations to the Church of the Ascension or Valley Manor would be greatly appreciated.

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Capt Theodore Edward Marion, CD, C Pro C, served with the 2nd Bn Canadian Guards

I regret to inform you that LCol Wayne Arthur Brocklehurst, CD, (Ret'd) passed away on Wednesday, 06 October, at Toronto. He had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. LCol Brocklehurst had served with 1st and 2nd Battalions, The Canadian Guards; 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment; and the Canadian Airborne Regiment. He recently retired from employment with Emergency Measures Canada. Born in Montreal and living in Toronto at the time of his death, Wayne Brocklehurst was 69 years of age.

Headquarters, The Royal Canadian Regiment has been informed and the above information passed on to an impressive circulation list, thanks to MWO Roger Appleton, Regimental Adjutant, The Royal Canadian Regiment.

Yours truly, Steve Gannon

from the Toronto Star October 12, 2010 Edition

BROCKLEHURST, Wayne Arthur - Passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home, following a challenging struggle with cancer. He was in his 69th year. Predeceased by his sister Karol and sadly missed by his sister Catherine (Paris) and uncle Charles. Born in Montreal and living in Toronto he retired from the Canadian Forces (Lt. Col.) in 1985 and Emergency Planning and Preparedness Canada in 2009. Wayne was a gourmet and set a fine table that will be fondly remembered by many. He loved his garden and always had a story to tell about his favourite English Bulldogs (Marge and Doreen). His strength and determination is admired and he will be greatly missed. If desired, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the charity of your choice.

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To The Guards Net . . . . . . excerpt from the Pembroke Observer September 24, 2010 Edition

LEGAULT, Leonard Louie Joseph - Passed away at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 in his 69th year. Leonard Legault of Pembroke, beloved husband of Connie Legault (nee Mirault). Father of Patricia Lorraine Cote of Pembroke, Diana Lee McIntosh (Robert) of Lucknow and Rebecca Ann Dawe (Ted) of Kingston. Grandfather of Robbie (Angie), Danielle, Ashley, Celina and Justin. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at

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Leonard Louie Joseph Legault, Recruit 4682, served with the 2nd Bn , (drummer in the Pipe Band)  Thanks to Denis Hyde for the information

Ottawa Citizen September 20, 2010 Edition

Gary Church

CHURCH, Gary Owen Warrant Officer Royal Canadian Regiment *- Retired. Following a courageous battle with Lung Cancer on Friday, September 17, 2010 at age 69. Loving husband of the late Gayle Archambault. Beloved father of Deborah (Gord) and the late Curtis; stepfather of Angele (Joey), Kenny (Veronica), Daniel (Carolyne). Proud grandfather of Brianne, Jessilyn, Katelyn (Predeceased), Colt, Lydia, Tianna, Victor and Vincenzo.

Dear friend to Monique Barette. In memoriam donations to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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* Gary Owen Church, CD, Recruit 2450, served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Mick Splaine and Howie Pierce for the information

  . . . Excerpt from The Daily Gleaner September 13, 2010 Edition

PAUL, WALTER EDWARD Walter Edward Paul passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side on September 11, 2010 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital at the age of 70. Born on the St. Mary's First Nation, Fredericton NB on March 19, 1940 to the late Edward and Julia Paul (Nash). Walter worked as a correctional officer at the Dorchester Penitentiary for 17 years; was a police both with the Fredericton City Police and Blacks Harbour Police . . . Walter was also a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4.

Survived by his loving wife, Donna (Carter); son Jamie (Marie Claire), daughters, Krista and Jessica ; grandchildren, Carly, Hannah, Isaac, Emily, Keenan, Dayton and Naneek . . .

For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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Gdsm Walter Edward Paul, Recruit 2000 served with the 1st Bn. Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information. (&Jas)

 excerpt from the Ottawa Citizen September 6, 2010 edition

Norman Sharpe

SHARPE, Norman Keith (Retired Major) It is with sadness in our hearts that we, the loving family of Keith Sharpe, announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, September 5, at the age of 80. Survived by his wife of 15 years, Linda (Sedgwick), they built a loving life together filled with family, friends and loved ones. Keith took great pride in everything that was going on in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Predeceased by his first wife Gwynneth (Chambres) ...

Keith had a long and illustrious thirty-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces, retiring in 1979 having reached the rank of Major. He served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (later Logistics) in Canada and Germany, and with United Nations peacekeeping forces in both Cyprus and Egypt . In lieu of flowers a donation to Palliative Care unit in the Northumberland Hills Hospital* would be appreciated by the family. Condolences received at

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Maj Norman Keith Sharpe served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

excerpt from The Chronicle Herald August 29, 2010 Edition

Milsom, Walter Gerald ----69, of Lakeside, peacefully passed away at his home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Walter was the loving husband and best friend to Marie (Shanks), as well as a devoted father and grandfather. He will be missed by his daughters, Roxanne (Bill) Neville, of Lakeside; Denise (Francis) Faulkenham, of Bridgewater; and Carla (Martin) Morrissey, of Lakeside. Walter was a proud grandfather to Trevor, Amanda, Kayla, Brooke, Jenna and Lyndon... Walter served with the Canadian Guards and he spent two years in Germany ...Remembrances may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada . . .

On-line condolences may be left at:

Thanks to Don MacKinnon ad Terry Dexter for the information

Excerpt from the Royal Canadian Legion Magazine - Last Post - Death Notices

Capt N/S Margaret I. Chisholm, RCAMC, age 94, passed away on 2 Apr 2010.

  Capt N/S Chisholm, WW II Veteran, served with the 1st Bn in Picton.

Gdsm Adrean Manzer Davidson, age 69, passed away on 2 Feb 2010.

  Gdsm Davidson served with the 1st Bn.

Gdsm Clarence Dauphinee, age 74, passed away on 5 Feb 2010.

  Gdsm Dauphinee served with the Canadian Guards.

Gdsm Joseph Roy Patrick O'Connor, age 63, passed away on 26 Jan 2009.

  Gdsm O'Connor served with the Canadian Guards.

 Thanks to Al Johnston and Mary and Rick George for the information

the Belleville Intelligencer, August 27, 2010 Edition.

SCHUTT, Capt (Ret) Frank CD - (Original Skyhawk and proud member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment) - entered into rest at the Belleville General Hospital on Wed. August 25, 2010. Capt. Frank Schutt CD of Stirling in his 68th year.

Dear son of Mrs Jean Schutt (Nee Fraser) of Renfrew and the late Clarence Schutt. Beloved husband of Bettylou Kilbreath. Loving father of Paul Schutt CD (Brenda Bouthot) and Brian Schutt (Melanie) all of Sudbury, Julie Kilbreath of Toronto, Janet Whitehouse (John) of Belleville and Dan Earle (Lisa) of Springbrook. Ever remembered by grandchildren: Calvin, Kara, Brianna and Savannah. Dear brother of Joan Eaton of Renfrew.

If desired, as expressions of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Br.#228 Stirling. [1] Online condolences can be made at

“May all your winds be light and your landings soft “

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Frank also served in the Regiment of Canadian Guards and The Royal Canadian Regiment.

[1] Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228, Stirling-Marmora Rd Stirling ON K0K 3E0

Thanks to Ian MacLean, RCR Association, John Selkirk and John Clarke for the information. Jas

Excerpt from Fred Marentette message

"In the Friday 13 August edition of the Toronto Star, I came across an “IN MEMORIAM” for Gdsm Byron N. Clifton, a former member of No.2 Coy, 1st Bn, the Canadian Guards, and recruit no. 4264.

The "IN MEMORIAM was submitted by his 2 sons, and it contained the dates April 1942 – August 2007. I cannot recall seeing his obit in any of our newsletters, though I concede that I may have missed it if it was published." [1]

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[1] Obituary was never published.

Thanks to Fred Marentette and Dave DeClerq for the information.

Excerpt from The Sudbury Star,

 John A Fader

FADER, John A - In Loving Memory of John A. Fader, 67 years, who passed away Wednesday morning, August 4th, 2010 at the Maison Vale Inco Hospice. Beloved husband of Carole (Fischer) Fader of Lively. Loving father of Scott (Tasha Robinson) and Chris both of New Market. Cherished Papa of Malcolm, Jonathen, McKenzie and Keegan. Donations to the Maison Vale Inco Hospice or charity of choice would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at 9331074

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Gdsm John Arthur Fader, Recruit 4860, served with the 2nd Bn

 Thanks to Larry McGrath, Robbie Woodworth and Dennis Hyde for the information.

Roger Frederick Lovean passed away on Tuesday 15 June 2010 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie Ontario. A Memorial Service will be held at the Salvation Army, 151 Lillian Cres, Barrie on Thursday 24 June at 4 p.m.

For further details please contact Dean Fairbairn at

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Roger Lovean served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Dean Fairbairn and William Atkinson for the information

from the Ottawa Citizen, June 4, 2010 Edition

CHERITON, G. Ronald, MGen (ret'd) OMM CD Sadly and unexpectedly, doing what he loved to do, where he loved to do it, Ron passed away in Petawawa on June 1, 2010. Predeceased by his wife Nita (Lewis). Beloved father of Pamela Dean Cheriton-Fuller (Bill). Uncle of Alan Peters (Gayle) of Binghamton, N.Y., Janet Damtoft (Steve) of Rochester, N.Y., Alison Goss (John) and David Peters (Jill) both of Syracuse, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MGen (ret'd) G. Ronald Cheriton, OMM, CD, served with The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry,

The Regiment of Canadian Guards, Depot, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bns and The Royal Canadian Regiment.

ELDRIDGE, Leonard Rayner-

Peacefully, Saturday April 24, 2010 at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in his 84th year. Dearly loved husband for 53 years of Gwen. Much-loved father of Mark (Eleonore), Stephanie (Morgan) and Hilary (Derek). Proud and loving grandpa to Christopher, Elizabeth, Mitchell, Rebecca, Stephanie, Graham and Miles. Dear brother of Norma, uncle of Lance (Janet) and great uncle of Richard (Lari).

Len served for 35 years as both a Non-Commissioned and Commissioned Officer in the Canadian Army, notably serving as Adjutant at the School of Infantry, Adjutant of the Canadian Guards Depot and Deputy Commanding Officer of the Lorne Scots Regiment. Upon retirement from the Army he went to work for the Parking Authority of Toronto. He was a gracious volunteer with the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the board of the Joseph Brant Museum and a long-time member of Port Nelson United Church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

excerpt from the London Free Press March 27, 2010 edition

WESLEY, Gordon James (Hun) - Passed away Friday, March 26th, 2010 at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario. Survived by wife Bessie, daughter Ellie (Greg Robertson). Grandchildren Rosa, Greg Jr., and Amber. Great Grandson Antonio Victor Wesley. Predeceased by daughter Rosa and parents Lois and Robert Wesley. . . In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Mrs B. Wesley, 550 - 134 Mornington Ave , London ON N5Y 3G7 519-453-4723

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Gdsm Gordon James Wesley, Recruit 1885, served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Jim Fancy and Robie Woodworth for the information

from the Ottawa Citizen March 22, 2010 edition

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McMANUS, RSM John James Thomas CD (Retired) in his 89th year, passed peacefully away with his family at his side at home, on March 20, 2010. Beloved husband of Sylvia Joyce (nee Attwood) and survived by his children Tighe (Jean), Ingrid Bernice (Robert), Mark (Odette) Antony (Louise Cloutre) and Wesley DeJeet (Leslie). Jim was also blessed with many grandchildren, including Brendan, Mandi, Devin, Angela, Rachael, Justin, Jordan and Darah Rene. He is also survived by Margaret, Ethna, Sheila, Jack and Paul, his siblings and his Aunt Nora in Pembroke.

Jim joined the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (MG) in 1937 and was a qualified sergeant when the Cameron Highlanders were ordered to War Establishment. After landing on D-Day he advanced through North-West Europe and participated in the Liberation of Holland and became RSM of the 3rd Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders, serving with the Occupation Force in Germany until June 1946, when the Regiment returned to Canada. Subsequently, Jim was accepted into the Canadian Interim Force, and served with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Brockville, London and Petawawa where he obtained his parachute wings. Serving with the 2nd Battalion RCR he arrived in Korea in April 1951 and upon his return to Canada he was appointed as the Regular Force Sergeant-Major of the Army Contingent to the Coronation of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in London, in 1953. In September 1954, the Regiment of Canadian Guards was formed and Jim was appointed the RSM of the Canadian Guards Depot that was responsible for the training of all new entries into the Regiment. In June 1961, RSM McManus was appointed the College Sergeant-Major of the Royal Military College in Kingston and continued to serve with distinction until August 1971, at which time he took his retirement after serving Canada for over 34 years. Mr. McManus commenced a civilian career in 1974 with Black and Decker at their plant in Brockville, responsible for Plant Protection and Maintenance, retiring in 1987 after a successful thirteen-year second career.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the RCR Education Fund for Children of Fallen Soldiers, P.O. Box 9999 Station Main, Petawawa, Ontario, K2H 2X3, the St. John Bosco Parish Building Fund, or the Brockville General Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Centre.

excerpt from the Ottawa Citizen View/Sign Guest Book

Angus Grant

GRANT, Angus R.W. Passed away at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa on January 27, 2010 at the age of 79. Loving cousin of Doctor Sheila Grant and Moira Ewen of Aberdeen, Scotland, and loving uncle of Noreen, Marilyn, Jeremiah, Min Kyoung, and Liam McMillan, Leo Pan, and Thomas Bileca. Predeceased by dear friend David McMillan, mother Jessie McPhee and father James White-Grant. Angus was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, a piper with the Pipes and Drums 2nd Guards, a Peace Keeper in Cyprus, stationed in Petawawa for 17 years and a Corps Commissionaires in Ottawa during his retirement years .... The Piper will be Evelyn Brunton.

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Thanks to Donald Reibin and Gerry Wharton for the information. (Feb 2)

courtesy Whattam Funeral Home, Picton, Ontario

 ROGER PAUL ST-JEAN Surrounded by his family at Prince Edward County Memorial on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010, of Waupoos, at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Jean. Loving father of Phillip and his wife Annie of Bloomfield, Laura and her husband Terry Fernandes of Brighton, Pierre and his wife Treena of Lindsay, Julie and her husband Thom Tarte of Kimberley, B.C. and Francine and her husband Rob Lounsberry of Stirling. Dear brother of Claudette, Claude, Lucille, Leonard, Eugene, Ivon and the late Patrick, Germaine and Caroline. Loved grandfather of Mathew, Erik, Ryan, Alyssia, Jakob, Raleigh and Natalie.

  If desired, donations to Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes or Arthritis Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

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Roger Paul St Jean, Recruit 3293, served with the 1st Bn.

from the Kingston Whig-Standard January 19, 2010 edition

CLARICOATES, Ronald Hugh - Veteran of WWII Hong Kong POW. Retired from Pay Corps, CFB Kingston. Retired from Limestone Board of Education, Kingston - Peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Murdena (Boy) for 56 years. Loving father of Elaine Elizabeth 'Becky' (Wayne) Snider. Sadly missed by grandchildren Christopher Mellon and Amy Snider. Survived by his brother Derek of Wales. Dear brother-in-law to Isabelle (Boy) and Eddy Echenberg. Predeceased by his son Philip; sisters Eileen Lee and Iris Muggleton and one brother Robert Claricoates, all of England. Sadly missed by several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Kingston Humane Society [1 Binnington Court Kingston, ON K7M 8M9] in memory of Ronald.

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Excerpt from the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association Web Site

"The King has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the defence of Hong Kong in 1941" .....Mentioned in Despatches Royal Rifles of Canada, E30161 Rifleman CLARICOATES, Ronald

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Sgt Ronald Hubert Claricoates, MID, CD, RCAPC, served with the 1st Bn (Jan 19)

  excerpt from the Windsor Star Edition 1/13/2010 View/Sign Guest Book

Kreitzer, Frank

KREITZER, Frank 67 years on Jan. 12, 2010 after a long & courageous battle with cancer at WRH-Met Campus. Beloved husband & best friend for over 22 years to Suzanne. Loving father to Audrey McDonald & fiancée Mark Hall, Heather Bunda (Ridgetown), Frank Jr. & wife Tammy, step father to Cathie & Todd Kelch. Frank is survived by his mother Dolores Jacques (Tilbury) .... Frank was also a member of R.C.L. Branch #252 - Bothwell. Donations to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre [1] and the Community Care Access Centre [2] would be appreciated . . . Interment at St. Simon & St. Jude cemetery [Friday, Jan 15th] Online condolences may be made at

[1] Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, 2220 Kildare Road, Windsor, ON N8W 2X3

[2] Community Care Access Centre, 5415 Tecumseh Road E, Windsor, ON N8T 1C5

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Gdsm Frank Allen Kreitzer, Recruit 4123, served with the 2nd Bn

Thanks to Greig Hayes for the information.

 Obituary Notice courtesy Murphy Funeral Home, Pembroke

  Marcel Perreault

Retired 2nd Service Battalion CFB Petawawa. Former Owner of Marcel’s Drapery. Member Royal Canadian Legion Br. #517, Petawawa.

Peacefully at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke following a lengthy illness on Monday December 21, 2009 in his 83rd year. Marcel Perreault of Petawawa, beloved husband of Liz Perreault (nee Clarke). Loved father of Diane Milbury (Wade) and Carole Perreault (Bob Millar), both of Petawawa. Cherished grandpa to Toby, Micah, B.J. and Jessica and great grandchildren Ethan and Hailey. Dear brother of Lucille Gagne and predeceased by his brothers René, Jean-Paul, Emile and sister Giselle. Marcel will be sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews.

In memory of Marcel, donations to the Miramichi Lodge Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes, donations

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 Sgt Marcel Perreault, CD, RCOC Tailor, served with the Guards Depot  Thanks to Dennis Hyde for the information

excerpt from Castle Funeral Home Obituary Notice

Master Corporal Robert George “Bobby” LeBlanc passed away at his residence in Oromocto on Monday, December 14, 2009. Born in Saint John on April 18, 1940, he was the son of the late Clarence and Blanche (Bradbin) LeBlanc.

Bobby joined the armed forces in 1957 and retired in 1977 as a Master Corporal. He then joined the reserve and retired as Warrant Officer in 1995 in Oromocto. He served overseas in Germany, Cyprus and Egypt. He was the president of the Hampton Legion and President of the Oromocto Legion for 5 years and served as Executive at both branches for several years. He was the Deputy District Commander of Capitol District. Bobby was an avid shuffle board and dart player.

He is survived by his son, Mark (Jodi), of Hampton; sister, Faye (Blake) Lambert, of Saint John; grandchildren, Matthew and Zackary and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Clarence Jr. and sister, Linda LeBlanc . A memorial tribute, in Oromocto, will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations, in memory of Bobby, may be made to: The Canadian Cancer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor’s choice

Robert George LeBlanc served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information

It is with deep regret that I tell you that Helen Mills died at 0230hrs this morning after a long battle with cancer. Condolences may be sent to: Craig Mills, 31A Magnolia Lane, Angier NC 27501 USA. Al Ditter (November 30)

excerpts from The Daily Gleaner, November 4, 2009 edition

SIMARD, CD, LOUIS CLEMENT The passing of Louis C. Simard, CD, of Fredericton, NB occurred at the Dr. Chalmers Regional Hospital on November 3, 2009. He was 80. Born in Rimouski, QUE., he was the son of the late Honourable Judge Gerard and Louise (Amyot) Simard. He is survived by his special lady friend Lois Logan. Predeceased by his sister Francine and brother, Paul both of Montreal and brother, Pierre a Navy Captain of Halifax.

Louis served in the Canadian Forces for 33 years. During his tenure in the Army he was deployed with NATO in Hanover, Germany with the United Nations in the Middle East, Golan Heights (Israel). With the Corps of Commissionaire's he was employed first at Mactaquac (Fish Hatchery), later with "J" Division RCMP and at Old Government House. He also worked on Smythe Street (RCMP Drug Section) and has been faithfully employed at the Legislature Assembly for the past nine years.

He was a very active member and supporter of several organizations in the Fredericton area, the Royal Canadian Legion [Branch #4] never failing to participate in the November 11th parade, as well as an active member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), The Blue Helmets Inc. and the Canadian Guards Regimental Association.

 Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice are appreciated.

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Cpl Louis Clement Simard, served with the 3rd Bn Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information. (Jas Haley)

from Carol Walls

It is with my deepest regret to have to inform you of the passing of my dearly loved husband Richard Walls. The obituary read:

WALLS, Richard Allan Passed away suddenly on Monday July 27, 2009 in his 63rd year. Richard Walls was an avid fisherman and trap shooter. Beloved soul mate of Carol Walls (nee Anderson). Proud and loving father of Christina, Melissa and Ryan, Scott and Justine. Loving brother of Marilyn, Tom, Jim and Helen. Best friend of Steve Nye. Lovingly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends . . .

In lieu of flowers, donations to a Family Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online condolences

I would like to say that Rick was a true Canadian and he was so very proud to have been a member of the Guards. Thank you very much Carol Walls

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Gdsm Richard Allan Walls served with the 1st Bn

excerpts obituary notice Myrna Taylor

TAYLOR --- Myrna Catherine, 71, of Darthmouth, passed away June 1, 2009 at the Darthmouth General Hospital. Born in Thorburn, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (MacDonald) Dwyer. Myrna is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth "Jackie" (Boyd) MacDonald, Garden of Eden, Helen (Dave)Hiscock, Brighton, Ont, Partricia Skidmore, Darthmouth, son James (Andréa)Taylor, LaMont, AB - - - She was predeceased by her husband, James (Spin) Taylor,[1st Bn] - - -

Donations in memory of Myrna may be made to The Korean Veterans Association of Canada or The Canadian Guards Regimental Association.

 Thanks to Bob Harnish for the information

 Published in the Toronto Star on October 5, 2009 ---excerpts

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MAJOR DONALD ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MC CD Passed away peacefully at home in his 89th year surrounded by loving family members on October 3, 2009 . . . Predeceased by his beloved wife Anna (Swan) Campbell and his brother Pilot Officer Russell Campbell (K.I.A. 1944). Loving father of Russell and Donna Campbell, John and Marnie Campbell, Colin and Gail Campbell, Margaret and John Thorne, Donald and Jane Campbell . . . He joined the West Nova Scotia Regiment in 1939 and saw distinguished service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy (where he was wounded) Holland and Germany. During the Italian campaign he was awarded the Military Cross. The citation is as follows: "During the crossing of the Savio River Captain Campbell was commanding the leading platoon. At the point of crossing, the current was very swift so Captain Campbell decided it was necessary to swim the river and secure a rope on the other bank in order to effect the crossing without loss of life. This he did personally. He then returned to the platoon and led it across so efficiently and quietly that the enemy was taken completely by surprise and over 30 prisoners were captured. On another occasion, having consolidated after a successful attack, Captain Campbell found his position overlooked by a Tiger tank. By aggressive action with a tank hunting section, Captain Campbell forced the tank to withdraw and five prisoners were taken from the German infantry protecting the tank. A counter attack which lasted over three hours was then launched by the enemy. Captain Campbell went from section to section encouraging Non-Commissioned Officers and men and by his excellent display of leadership his platoon was able to hold a most vital position until the remainder of the battalion had completed its consolidation. During the entire action the platoon was under constant and severe mortar, machine gun and artillery fire. This officer's cheerful disregard for personal safety has been an inspiration for the entire company and his gallant actions were strong contributing factors to the success of the regimental attack."

He remained in the army and as a Major commanded the Canadian Guards in Korea. He also served with the United Nations Forces Vietnam (1960) and India-Pakistan (1967) . . . The family would like to especially thank his caregivers for their continued compassion and dedication as well as the Veterans Affairs . . . Memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Hall of Valour, 2084 Naskapi Drive, Ottawa, K1J 8M3 and would be greatly appreciated by his family. Online Condolences can be left at

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Maj Donald Alexander Campbell MC, CD served with the 4th Bn Thanks to Andrew Maxwell and Steve Brodsky for the information.

Obituary, courtesy The Chronicle Herald Wednesday 16 Sep 2009 Edtion.


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Gdsm George Louis Collier, Recruit 491, served with the 1st Bn.

Thanks to Bernie Skehen for the Obituary. Ben Murdock, Don Hilchey, Wayne Silver and Robbie Woodworth. Jas Haley

 from Al Johnston

 Mrs Cathy Whitehouse wrote to inform me that her husband Norman passed away last year on 7 May 2008 in Oshawa. He was an original member of the Picton Branch.

Mrs. Cathy Whitehouse, 15 Meadow Blvd, Belleville, ON, K8N 4Z3.

Gdsm Norman Leonard Whitehouse, Recruit 2105, served with the 1st Bn (Aug 19)

Excerpts . . . . . . My name is Jodi Smith and I am the youngest daughter of Arthur McKenzie.

  I got your email address when I contacted George Des Champs with some sad news in my family. On July 31st my father lost his wife Louise, after her long fight with emphysema. They were married for 46 years. George felt that since my dad was so well thought of by the Guards, that if I contacted you, you would be able to inform all Dad's buddies through the Guards website . . .

  Perhaps some of them would like to contact Dad. He is now living at Portobello Manor in Orleans. *

 Thank you, Jodi Smith

 * Suite 214 691 Valin St, Orleans, K4A 0G3, 613-824-6909.

from the Ottawa Citizen August 3 edition

McCOURT, James Allan "Al" Al died suddenly, Tuesday July 28, 2009 at age 78. He is survived by 4 children; Marilyn (Paul), Garry (Margaret), Michael, Joanne (Neil), 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Al's 39 year career in public service included 23 years in the military, first joining the Irish Regiment in Toronto. He later joined the Canadian Guards (Royal Canadian Regiment) being posted to CFB Petawawa for 20 years and in 1975 to Ottawa. In 1977 he joined the Public Works Dept. until retirement. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al's memory can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Kelly Funeral Home, Carling Chapel, 613-828-2313 (Aug 3)

from Ian Turnbull

It is with sadness, that I write to inform all Guards members of the demise, in Markham, ON. on 2nd July 2009, of Band Sergeant HAROLD GORDON PRITCHARD. CD after a long battle with Cancer.

A Memorial Service will be held in Winnipeg, at the "Thomson in the Park, Funeral Home", on Saturday 8th August 2009. For further information please call his Son Ian. Telephone: 905-506-0439.

Our thanks for any help you are able to provide, in forwarding this information to all Guardsmen.

Cordially and Fraternally, Ian Turnbull. CD.

Former Principal Percussionist, Canadian Guards Band (1958-1963) (Aug 1)

excerpts from Northumberland Funeral Home announcement

William Henry Baldwin passed away peacefully on the morning of June 7th, 2009 at the Miramichi Regional Hospital with family by his side. He was 72 years of age.

Bill proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired from the Guard Staff at the Bank of Canada. He was an active member of the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association (Miramichi Chapter). He enjoyed over 50 years on this earth with his soul mate and wife Ute and raised 4 children.

Someone recently told me that he always knew Bill to be smiling and laughing. I can think of no better way to portray him. He had a genuine love of life, was a dedicated and honest husband, a wonderful father and most importantly a great friend to us all. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

Bill is survived by wife Ute; daughter Tanika (Doug); sons, William (Lois), Blythe (Allison), and Terence; grandchildren, Diana, Tyler, Lauren and Logan; sister-in-law Heidi and family; brothers, Fred, George, Harry, Stan and their respective families; sisters, Evelyn, Sybil, Joan and their respective families.

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Cpl William Henry Baldwin, Recruit 1696, served with the 1st Bn and Guards Depot. Thanks to Winston Golden for the information (Aug 1)

excerpts from Sault Ste. Marie Evening News Sunday Jul 26 edition.

Shirley (Patton) Mancuso of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away at War Memorial Hospital on July 23, 2009. She was born June 5, 1927 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan .... Surviving Shirley are Gary Mancuso her husband of 12 years, her children Robert (Michelle) Patton of Gladwin, MI, Daniel Patton of Dayton, OH, Stephen Patton of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Mari (Randy) Patton-Chamberlain of Traverse City, MI, Thomas (Violet) Patton of Brimley, MI, and Angela (Hung) Patton Nguyen of Pensacola, FL. Also surviving are David (Betty Lou) Mancuso of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont, Steven (Lynn) Mancuso of Jordan, Dan (Jan) Mancuso of Ottawa, Ont, and Garilyn (Steven)Duenk of Red Lake, Ont.

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Gary Paul Mancuso served with the 4th Bn Thanks to Ambrose Dwyer for the information

excerpt from The Daily Gleaner July 18 edition.

BOYLE, ELIZABETH B. The passing of Elizabeth Berry Boyle of Fredericton, beloved wife of Raymond "Ray" A. Boyle,* occurred at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital on Thursday, July 16th, 2009 .

. . . . Elizabeth is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Ray; three daughters Catherine "Cathy" Colpitts of Fredericton, Karen Raymond (Larry) of Barrie, Ont. and Susan Talbot (Michael) of Kingston, Ont.; one son Richard "Rick" Boyle (Jennifer) of Phoenix, Arizona .

 Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed through:

* RSM Raymond A. Boyle, CD, 1st and 2n Bns Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information. (Jas Haley)

from Kingston Whig Standard June 11 Edition

WALFORD, Garfield Charles (C.D.) - Born in Sudbury Ontario, passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on June 7, 2009 at the age of 71. Beloved husband of Donna Kaye Higgins. Loving father of Laureen, Stephen (Charlotte), dear grandfather of Sara and Jonathan, and dear uncle to 4 nieces, brother of Arthur (Lynn) and Helen. Predeceased by his parents Henry and Edna Walford, brother Karl and sister-in-law Marjorie. Garfield (Wally) left home in 1956 at the age of 19 to join the Canadian Armed Forces serving with the 4th Canadian Guards, the 2nd Canadian Guards, Royal Canadian Regiment, and Special Service Forces in CFB Petawawa. He spent 2 years in Germany and 6 months in Cyprus during that time with the last eight years served at The Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario before retiring in 1988 with 32 years service. He will be sadly missed by good friends and extended family George and Mary Kennedy of Elginburg and their children. on-line condolences

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Thanks to Joe Eason and Fred Alderman for the information (Jas Haley) (June 29)

excerpt, Obituary Notice Brenan's Select Funeral Home *.

Morehouse, Ronald Wayne..... The death of Ronald Wayne Morehouse of Saint John, NB occurred on Friday, June 26, 2009 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Haneytown, NB on July 24, 1940, he was a son of the late Walter and Patricia (Ryan) Morehouse. He is survived by his children, Reo, Peter and Penny; three grandchildren, Patrick, Amber and Ashley; .... He was predeceased by an infant son, William ...   Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of choice.

* Brenan’s Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (506) 634-7424

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  Gdsm Ronald Wayne Morehouse, Rec 1678 served with [unknown] Jas Haley (June 29) Thanks to Terry Dexter for the information.

 courtesy Scotland Funeral Home

Obituary for Michael Shultz


(Retired Police Officer and Former Commanding Officer of the Princess of Wales Own Regiment)

Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on Friday May 22, 2009. Mike Shultz of RR# 2 Lyndhurst in his 62nd year. Beloved Husband of Deb Sutton. Loving Father of Scott (Mary), Kathy, Matthew, Havery (Piotr) and Meg. Dear Brother of Jim (Mollie), David (Judy), Brian (Trish), Heather (Randy) Moore, Paul (Elizabeth), Tom (Kathy), Holly (Doug) Fox. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Leeds. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation- Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family. " Ich Dien “

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Lt Col Michael Eric Shultz, CD, served with the 2nd Bn

from The Kitchener Record May 20, 2009 edition

JIM PATTERSON 1938 - 2009 Passed away suddenly, on Monday, May 18, 2009, at St. Mary's General Hospital at the age of 70 years. Loving husband of Cheryl (nee Wright). Sadly missed and forever remembered by his son, Chris Patterson (Bonnie) of Waltham, Quebec and by step-children, Tanya (Grant) Chivers, Christopher and Stacey Fleurie all of Kitchener. Cherished grandfather of Sabrina Patterson (Wally) of Sioux Look Out and great-grandfather of Seirra. Also survived by his brother-in-law, James Wright (Dorthey) of Red Deer, Alberta; sister-in-law, Gayle Graham (Laird) of Bristol, Quebec. Predeceased by his parents and grandson, Christopher Nash. Devoted member of S.W. Kitchener Optimist Club, Royal Canadian Legion and a member of U.N. Peacekeeping in Cyprus, Germany, and loyal Kitchener Ranger fan. The family wishes to extend their sincerest thanks to the Trillium Organ Donor Foundation and the nurses and staff of St. Mary's Hospital for their compassionate care. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario and can be arranged through the funeral home, or 519-745-8445. In living memory of Jim a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.

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 James Alexander Patterson, Recruit 1329, served with the 1st Bn  Thanks to George (Mac) MacEachern for the information (Jas Haley)

from Steve Brodsky and Marjorie Meckbach

We have been informed that Bob Edwards died last night, 24 April.
Beth Edwards, 11650 Seabreeze Rd, North Saanich BC V8L 5K1 250-656-4301.  Bob Edwards was long-time secretary of the FSNA

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Lt Col Robert Gerald Edwards, CD, served with the 4th and 2nd Bns

This is further to the two recent messages regarding the passing of Bob Edwards. Bob died on Aril 24th due to complications following major surgery. He served with the 4th Battalion, with the 2nd during which he held the appointment of Adjutant and finally as Senior Major of the 1st Battalion. During his retirement he served with distinction as Secretary/Treasurer of the Regimental Association for a number of years. In recognition of his contribution to the Association he was made a Life Member.

A MARI USQUE AD MARE from Bill MacIver

from Marjorie Meckbach

The Times Colonist reported the passing of Cindy Miles, wife of Ted Miles (4th and 1st Bns). Speaking with Ted, Cindy suffered for several years with cancer and succumbed on 5th April. Donations in lieu of flowers greatly appreciated to the BC Cancer Society, Melanoma Fund (in Memory of Ceri Smith, one of Cindy's former students).

E.W. Miles, 1284 Rockcrest Ave, Victoria, BC V9A 4W2 , 250-384-8629

Obituary Notice courtesy J.S. Jones & Son Funeral Home

Garnet Cameron, Suddenly on Wednesday March 25th, 2009 at the Georgetown Hospital. Garnet, in his 71st year, beloved husband of Carol. Loving father of Susan and her husband Dave Sosniak and Bruce Cameron. Proud grandfather of Jordan and Benjamin. Dear brother of Ruth and her husband Tony Michasiw.

In memory contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgetown Hospital or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. To send expressions of sympathy visit

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Gdsm Garnet Ivan Cameron, Recruit 1631, served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Bev Butler for the information

from the London Free Press, March 16th Edition

OSBORN, Captain (Ret'd) G.N. (Gerry)* - We regret to announce the sudden passing of Gerry, on Friday March 13, 2009, in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Lillian of 59 years. Left to remember him are his children, Terry (Pam), Marilyn (Joe), Melanie (Tom), Kim (Janice) and Dawn (Frank). Grandpa of Marie, Chris, John, Michelle and John. Cremation has taken place and a private family gathering will be held. Donations may be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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* Gerald Nelson Osborn, CD, Recruit 746, served with the 1st Bn.

Lillian Osborn 4 Adswood Place London ON, N6E 1W7, 519-681-5703 Email

 from Steve Brodsky

 I don't know if you'd recall my dear old 1 RCR chum John Clee (Capt, retd), unless your paths crossed on RCS of I courses, or somewhere. You may have met him in Fort York '62, when 1 RCR relieved us. He was incoming Sig Sgt, and I handed over to him. A remarkable man, a colourful personality, and one of the best soldiers I've ever known.We were friends from 1953. He died on 25 Feb.

Anyone who served with John in the RCR or the AB Regt, and wishes to send a message with a few lines of recollection should send it to a former AB Regt officer Wayne Dehnke, at, who is coordinating the Celebration of Life service. AMUAM, Steve

Obituary Notice, courtesy John R. Bush Funeral Home, Belleville, excerpts

Arsenault: Michael A. (former Canadian Guards serving mostly in Cyprus and Picton * ).

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Arsenualt announces his passing on March 4th, 2009 at the Belleville General Hospital.

. . . Beloved husband of Sheila (Thorn) Arsenault for 43 years. Father of Michael (Teemotee) of Ottawa, Tracey, Billy (Tara) and Holly all of Belleville. Loved by grandchildren Crystal, William, Alicia and Mike. Survived by sister Mary and brothers Raymond, Greg and Billy. Son-in-law of Marjorie (Vance) and the late Charlie Thorn of Belleville. Donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

* Michael Alphonsus Arsenault, Recruit 4453, served with the 1st and 2nd Bns Thanks to Jim Dwyer for the information (Jas Haley)

from The London Frees Press, February 23, 2009 Edition

SCOTT, Ethel Jean (Marie) -

First Corinthians 15:20 But the truth is Christ has been raised from the dead, as the guarantee that those that sleep in death shall also be raised.

  Peacefully, at Victoria Hospital on February 20, 2009 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Clifford James (C.J.) Scott. *

  Loving mother of Linda Marlene Bell and the late Colleen Victoria Boxem (2001). Dear grandmother of Suzan Marie Bell, Matthew James Bell, Scott Fraser Boxem and Ryan Wesley Boxem. She is predeceased by her brother John Thompson.

 * (Maj) RSM Clifford James Scott, MMM, CD, 1st , Guards Depot and 2nd Bns

 C.J. Scott, 145 Bancroft Rd, London, ON, N5V 1C9 519-453-5326 Thanks to Jim & Betty Heyman for the information (Jas Haley)

 . excepts from The Pembroke Daily Observer

PANTUSO, Betty Ann - suddenly while skiing in Calabogie on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the age of 71 years. Betty Pantuso (nee Harris) of Petawawa dearly loved wife of Frank Pantuso. Cherished mother of Joni Sandrelli (husband Pat), Pembroke; Jayne Pantuso (John Riendeau), Pembroke; and Judy Lapierre (husband Jack), Petawawa. Adored grandmother of Tanya Maschke (Shawn) and Shauna Foss (Evan); Joel, Luke & Erika Lapierre. Great-grandmother to Connor & Cody Maschke. Daughter of the late Ross and Eileen Harris (nee Fraser). Sister of Lois Severance (husband Bert), Ottawa. Betty will be missed by her skiing and golfing friends. . . As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations available at

Frank Pantuso, served with the 1st Bn

Frank Pantuso, 62 Armstrong Rd., Petawawa, ON ,K8H 2S3. 613-687-5383

.from the December 22, 2008 edition of the Journal Pioneer

 Rhoda Hazlett-Skerry

Born in Northport, Nova Scotia .

Peacefully at the Western Hospital with her loving family by her side on Thursday Dec. 18, 2008, of Rhoda Maureen Hazlett-Skerry beloved wife and companion of John Joseph (Joe) Skerry* of Northport age 75 years. Born in Liverpool, N.S., on July 3,1933, she was the daughter of the late John and Avis (nee Sauler) Hazlett. Loving mother to Suzanne (Fred) Shroedter Donna (Doug) Richards, Daniel (Tracy) McDonald, Maureen (Jay) Cohan, Elizabeth (Bernie) McDonald, Stephen (Pam) McDonald, Lenord McDonald, Lynn (Paul) Byrne. She will be sadly missed by her 19 grandchildren as well as her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Flossie, Jackie, Joan, Johnny, Vincent, Margie, Walter, Linda, Lillis, Clyde, Wayne, Borden, Diane, Margaret, Claudia, Oscar.

John J. Skerry P.O. Box 315 Alberton PE C0B 1B0 902-853-2030


* [WO John Joseph Skerry, CD 1st and 2nd Bns] Thanks to Terry Dexter and Ted Mason for the information

 .from the Pembroke Daily Observer Saturday December 6th Edition

HENNESSEY, Allan Peter - Peacefully at Hospice Renfrew on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 in his 68th year. Allan Peter Hennessey of Petawawa, beloved husband of Judith Anne Hennessey (nee Hawkins). Loving father of Paula (Mike) Stefanich of North Bay. Dear brother of Leo (Shams), Paul, Ted and Tom Hennessey. Predeceased by parents Leo and Gertrude Hennessey (nee Edwards), by sister Jean Perrin, and by brother Alphonse. Allan will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Renfrew Hospice would be appreciated.

Online Condolences may be left at


Sgt Allan Peter Hennessey, CD, served with the 2nd Bn, Recruit 4108 Thanks to Dennis Hyde for the information

from The Chronicle Herald Thursday October 23, 2008 Edition

HEWEY, James Howard 67, Beaver Bank, passed away after a lengthy illness, October 21, 2008, at home. He was a member of Canadian Armed Forces and served with The Canadian Guards. He served with NATO in Egypt. He owned and operated Jim's Transfer. His last career was with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires until his retirement in 2001. He was a past member of the Scotia Bowmen Archery Club. He was an avid gardener. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Nancy Pitcher; son, Sheldon (Laurie), New Glasgow; sisters, Hilda (Robert) Sogolow, California; Louise (Carl) Farnsworth, Summerside, P.E.I.; Doreen Clinton, Manitoba; brothers, Billy, New Germany; George (Marianne), Alberta; brother-in-law, Dale Pitcher, Calgary; stepfather, Sam Ruff, New Brunswick and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Tammy; brother, Bobby and sister, Donna.

Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch or Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. On-line condolences may be made to:

Thanks to Don MacKinnon for the information. (Jas Haley) (Oct 24)

from the Ottawa Citizen 21 October 2008 Edition

 PRENTICE, Maureen Nee McCormick On the 18th day of October 2008 passed away peacefully at the youthful age of 90 at the Montfort Hospital with her loving family by her side. Born in Belfast Ireland she was the fighting Irish right until the end. She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 54 years, Joseph; her children Kevin (Karen), Sheila (Dennis), Ciaran (Laura-Lee) and by her grandchildren Adam, Donovan (Chrissy), Jason (Jill), Lindsay (Andrew), Bethany and Summer. She will also be missed by her sisters Philomena and Margaret; her sisters-in-law Mary and Gail and by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. She will be joining her sisters Theresa, Sheila, Pat, her brother John and her great grand daughter Mia in heaven. In memory of Mrs. Prentice donations to the Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
For information please call: 613-241-3680. We will always remember your warm loving hands and your caring heart

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(Sgt) Joseph Prentice, RCOC, served with the 1st Bn

This message from Teresa Bagyan was sent to Robie Woodworth, Webmaster, Atlantic Branch;

Just to let you gentlemen know..... Danny Bagyan* passed away in 1989. Massive heart attack. If any of you have pictures of Danny though, I would appreciate getting copies emailed to me. These pics are for his son, who has very few photos of his Dad. My email is listed above. I was Dan's sister-in-law. Thanks in advance Teresa Bagyan. P.O. Box 113, Newburgh, Ont. K0K 2S0

* Gdsm Daniel James Bagyan, served with the 2nd Bn

From Bernie Skehen. It is with great sorrow that I report the passing of Cpl NG Kearley * . George passed away at Toronto after a long battle with cancer on 2 July 08.

  * Nathaniel George Kearley, served with the 1st Bn

 Mrs Kearley, 201-80 Clearview Hts, Toronto, ON M6M 2A1 416-653-3400

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 8/12/2008

BEASLEY, Dennis "Pat" Entered into rest at the Brockville General Hospital on Monday, August 11, 2008 at the age of 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Winifred Doris Agnes (Hartridge) Beasley. Loving father of Geoff Beasley (Johanne) of Denfield, Ont., Ron Beasley (Jim) of Ottawa and the late Graham Beasley. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren Gregory, Graham, Robin, and Erin and by his 4 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his daughter-in-law Liz Beasley of Barry's Bay and by several nieces and nephews in Australia. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Brockville Minor Soccer or the Leeds Grenville SPCA will be gratefully acknowledged. Visit a Celebration of Life online memorial at: Guest Book

Drum Major Dennis B Beasley served with the 2nd Bn Thanks to Nick Puddicombe, Nancy Patterson and Steve Gagnon for the information [Jas Haley]

from the Oromocto Select Community Funeral Home

Gerhardt, Henry

The death of Henry Gerhardt of Geary, NB, husband of Sadie E. (nee Taylor) (Vickers) Gerhardt occurred on Thursday, July 17th, 2008 at his home. Born in Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late Konrad and Elizabeth Gerhardt.

  Henry is survived by his wife Sadie; one daughter, Patricia Gerhardt, of Edmonton, AB; one step-son, David Vickers (Judy) of Burton, NB; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Konrad (Anne-Marie) of Michigan, John (Anne) of Kingsville, ON, and Sig (Nancy) of Windsor, ON; brother-in-law, William Taylor of Belleville, ON; sister-in-law, Jean (Ray) Peever of Hamilton, ON.

  Henry served with the RCR and Canadian Guards [2nd Bn] with distinction retiring in 1988 after 30 years of service. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed woodworking. For those who wish, memorial tributes made to the Oromocto Extra Mural Program or the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

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Thanks to Terry Dexter and Robie Woodworth for the notification (Jas Haley)

......Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 6/21/2008.

KENT, Patrick "Paddy" , September 5, 1930 - June 14 2008.

  He is survived by his sons James (Patricia nee Korchinski), Patrick (Sandra nee Maclelland), David (his partner Bernie) and daughter Laura. Grandchildren Nicholas, Rebecca, Megan, Lindsay, Great-grandson Adrian. He is predeceased by his parents James F. W. and Hannah C. (nee Pinkney) and his brother Micheal.

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B/Sgt Patrick Kent, CD, served with the Canadian Guards Band Thanks to Doug Brookes and Jim Kent for the notification [Jas Haley]

excerpts from Kingston Whig Standard

NORQUAY, Edward M. Chief Warrant Officer (Ret'd) Canadian Armed Forces Unexpectedly at the Kingston General Hospital, surrounded by the love his family, on Friday, May 23, 2008, in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Maureen [1] (Regan) for 47 years . Dear father of Kathy O'Brien (Dave Robertson), Liz Cartwright (Bill), both of Kingston and Chris Norquay (Shelly Jessome) of Petawawa. Affectionately known as 'Grandpa' to Lindsay, Nikki, Justin, Zachary and Tyler. Dear son of Clarence Norquay and the late Emilda Norquay, and brother of Rick Norquay (Jen) and Darlene Brodeur (Jean), all of St. Catharines. Also remembered by his nieces and nephews. In keeping with Edward's wishes, cremation has taken place.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or St. Joseph's Catholic [2] Church Building Fund , in Mr Norquay's memory. (Donations by cheque only please).

[1] Maureen Norquary, 687 Parkside Cres, Kingston, ON K7M 8A2..613-549-3482

[2] St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 392 Palace Road, Kingston, ON K7L 4T3


Jim Stutt noted that; "After basic training, [Recruit # 761] Ed was in 2nd Bn Pipes and Drums as a drummer and then remusterd to the Music trade, and was posted to the Cdn Gds Band. In 1968 he was posted to the RCR Band in London and then Gagetown.

He was later posted to the Vimy Band in Kingston where he retired as a CWO". Thanks to Jim Stutt from the information [Jas] (may 31)

Col. Gordon Haynes

At his home, R.R. #1, Picton, On Tuesday, May 27th, 2008, COL. JOHN GORDON HAYNES (RET.) at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Pauline. Loving father of John and his wife Kathryn of Picton and the late Paula Jane. Dear brother of Ruth Robins of Barrie and his late brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Paula-Jane, Sarah, Leah, Daniel, Matthew and his great granddaughter Venus. If desired, donations to Branch #78 Royal Canadian Legion * would be appreciated by the family.(Cheques only please).

 * Royal Canadian Legion Branch 78 , 347 Main St. Picton, ON K0K 2T0

 Messages of Condolence may be submitted via;

top Menu Box, scroll right to "Current Funerals" and click on "View Death Notices", click on "Col Gordon Haynes" and click on Leave A Condolence Message

 Thanks to Ian Inrig for the notification [Jas] See also photo on Home Page.

The attached picture and Obituary was provided by Ben Murdock. The additional remarks below were provided by Bob Charlton.

 "Al served with the 2nd Battalion from 1954 to 1959 at which time he transferred to the QORofC. The majority of his time with 2 CDN GDS was spent in 12 Company (Sup Coy) as a Machine Gunner. Al also served with 3 Mech in Germany and PPCLI. He retired as a MWO from the Regular Force. He finished his military career with the South Saskatchewan Regiment as a Chief Warrant Officer. Sorry to hear of his passing both my wife and I were at his and Karin's wedding.

Karin Stever, 139 Smith Rd, Saskatoon, SK, S7M 4Z4 306-384-3100"

 Thanks Ben and Bob. [Jas]


excerpts from the Halifax Herald

BROWN, Walter S. - 74, Truro. It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Walter S. Brown, announce his passing on May 3, 2008, after a brave battle with cancer with his loving family by his side, in Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. Born in Eastville on December 16, 1933 . . .

As a young man, Walter joined the Canadian Army in 1958 *, retiring honourably in 1983. He was first stationed in Germany, returned to Picton, Ont. in December of 1962, then served six months in Cyprus in 1963. Walter then went to Montreal for eight years. His last posting was to Debert, and from there he spent six months as a peacekeeper in the Golan Heights in 1979, later retiring in 1983. Walter was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 26 in Truro.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rita (Cox) Brown; daughters, Cynthia (Charles) O'Neill, Valerie (Craig) Marshall, Kim (Ivan) MacKenzie; grandchildren, Darcy, Matthew and Dover O'Neill, Justin Marshall, Tyler and Paige MacKenzie; great-grandchildren, Kyla, Parker and Ocean . . .

**. On-line condolences may be made at: "Always a gentle man" .

*Gdsm Walter Stewart Brown, Recruit # 1988, served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

**Colchester Regional Hospital Foundation , 207 Willow Street , Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5A1

Thanks to Rick and Mary George for the notification [Jas Haley]

excerpts from the Halifax Herald

BEATON, Archibald Neil - Passed away on Monday, April 14, 2008, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in Inverness on May 15, 1939.... Our father proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces(*) from 1957 to 1963 overseas. He raised his children with Sherron Watson in Ontario and Alberta. He worked in a coal mine and a saw mill until 1992. Ten years later, Cape Breton called him back and Dad moved to Judique to retire. Dad loved the outdoors with fishing and hunting and canoeing. Dad had a great sense of humour and could always make someone smile. He was kind and had an easy way about him. For every hello or goodbye, Dad was always good for a big strong hug. Dad was loved by those who knew him and will be sorely missed. We love you, Dad.

Surviving are his son, Brent (Brenda), Ottawa, Ont.; daughter, Terry Lyn (Mike), Grande Cache, Alta.; son, John, Edmonton, Alta.; son, Rick (Shelly) Vernon, B.C.; stepdaughter, Kim (Mike), Drayton Valley Alta.; son, Robert (Donna), Jasper, Alta.... Archie was the proud grandfather of Brooke, Levi, Josiah, Jenessa, Dylan, Nekoda, Beka, Adriel, Makeda, Blake and Dane...A memorial service....was held ...with his son, Pastor Brent Beaton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. On-line condolences may be sent to:

* Gdsm Archibald Neil Beaton served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards Thanks to Don MacKinnon for the notification [Jas Haley]

from The Chronicle Herald, April 14th, 2008 Edition

BUCHANAN, Lawrence F. - 70, Liverpool, passed away suddenly Friday, April 11, 2008, in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool. Born in Brass Hill, Barrington, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Williams) Buchanan.

  Lawrence was a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Canadian Guards, The Black Watch (RHR), and was an active member of Mersey Branch 38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool. He was a welder for Bowater Mersey Paper Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Anne (Harding); daughter, Agatha (John) Croall, Sherness, England; sons, Jack (Marla), Ottawa; Willard (Kim), Brussels, Belgium; grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Charis, and Nathan; sisters, Rose Mosher and Gertrude Buchanan, both of Liverpool. He was predeceased by sisters, Agatha Walshe, Elsie Mahon, Etta Moulton, and brother Willard.

Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5161 George St, 7th Floor, Halifax, NS, B3J 1M7

  On-line condolences may be made to: Thanks to Don MacKinnon and Terry Dexter for the information. [Jas Haley]

from The Chronicle-Herald, April 4th 2008 Edition.

 BROWN, James Edward, Major (Ret'd) - 76, Halifax. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of "Jim" Brown on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII, surrounded by loving family and friends. Born in Sydney on August 19, 1931, Jim was a Cape Bretoner through and through. He was most content salmon fishing on the Margaree, spending time with good buddies and chuckling with his signature laugh at the many stories told "round the table". A proud Dad, a loving husband and a good friend to all, his inspiration and his truly original character will never be forgotten. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Robertson) Brown; daughters, Shawn (Jeff), Sackville, N.B.; Tanya (Bryan), Perth, Australia; Michele (Paul), Vancouver, B.C.; grandchildren, Oliver, Seth, Austen, Emerson, Hannah, and Eve; his sister, Jean Meagher, and niece, Gail. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed for his wit, his artistic and musical talent, his friendship, loyalty and love. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Banks, Dr. Ormille Hayne (ret'd), Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Nadia Murphy, Ron and the entire staff of the IMCU, Halifax Infirmary, QEII, and close friends, Father John O. Scott and Richard Knowles. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jim's memory to the Margaree Salmon Association, P.O. Box 108, Margaree Centre, NS B0E 1Z0. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at:


 Maj James Edward Brown CD, RCAPC, served with the Guards Depot and 1st Bn Thanks to Robie Woodworth for the notification. (Jas Haley)

Obituary - Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke, Ontario

NOSEWORTHY, Randy - Peacefully at his daughter's home on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 at the age of 62 years.

Randy Noseworthy of Pembroke, beloved father of Melissa Molloy (Ben) of Kingston and Scott (Lynda) Noseworthy of Ottawa. Will be sadly missed by Donna Noseworthy (nee Hollingworth). Caring grandfathter of Sabrina and Samantha Molloy. Also survived by sisters, Pat and Annette and brothers Greg and Robin. Uncle Randy will also missed by his many nieces and nephews. Lovingly remembered by Barbara Chartrand.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the favourite charity would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at


Gdsm Cyril Randolph (Randy) Noseworthy, Recruit 4853, served with the 2nd Bn. Thanks to Bob Harnish for the notification.

Obituary Notice, Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer,

MEEKS, Jack Delbert

Peacefully in hospital, Pembroke on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the age of 74 years.

 Jack Meeks of 12 Doran Rd., Petawawa, dearly loved husband of Marilyn Meeks (nee Schultz). Dear father of Jennifer Meeks (husband Jeff Morris), Kanata; and Daniel Meeks, Calgary, Alberta. Grandpa to Jack and Wade Morris. Son of the late Stuart and Grace Meeks of Kingston. Brother of June Lusk (husband Norman), Gananoque; Donald Meeks, Kingston; and Lois Scott (husband Howard), Inverary. Predeceased by brother Stuart Meeks. A sailor, soldier and officer who served for many years around the world with the RCN, RCR, Canadian Guards, Cameron Highlanders, 427 Squadron, and the Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment. After his retirement, he devoted his time to gardening and teaching, and was a youth counsellor with the Pembroke and Area Youth Employment Services.

Mrs. Marilyn Meeks, 12 Doran St, Petawawa, ON, K8H 1P5, 613- 687-5335


 Capt Jack Delbert Meeks, OStJ, CD, served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Peter & Leila Thureson for the notification. (Jas Haley)

......from Steve Douglas who read in the March/April 2008 Edition of the Legion Magazine, Last Section, Page LP3 the passing of SN 3357 Sgt Edward Brake,Cdn Guards, on June 27 (2007), age 70.

BRAKE, Edward Lockyer May 28, 1937 - June 28 2007. It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Edward Lockyer Brake at the age of 70. Formally of Trout River, Newfoundland. Predeceased by his son Jim on June 13, 1997, mother and father Irene and Clyde Brake of Trout River, sister Romaine Crocker of Trout River. Survived by his loving wife Brada of 45 yrs. Loving father of Millicent (Jim), sons Wayne, Aubrey (Jackie). Loving grandfather of 9 grandchildren, also survived by two brothers Kevin (Ona), Lionel (Eileen) and numerous relatives and friends in Newfoundland. Please make donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Diabetes association.


Sgt Edward Lockyer Brake, served with the 1st Bn.

Mr. John Stanley Bonvie March 1, 1939 - March 11, 2008

BONVIE, JOHN S. CD (retired 30 year Corrections Canada Officer, employed at the Kingston Penitentiary Treatment Centre, 20 year with Canadian Armed Forces - The Canadian Guards and The Royal Canadian Regiment. )

Peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the age of 69 years. Beloved husband of Kathleen "Kay" for 50 years. Loving father of Andy ( Beth) of North Gower, Cory (Sherry) of Canmore Alta, Joan and Kelly. Cherished by his grandchildren Davey (Lori), Lindsay, Brandi, Sarah, Joey, Kristi, Jacob, Damon, Alanah, Mathew and great grandchildren Michael,Cameron and Braden. Dear brother of Thomas Leo Bonvie (Cathy) of Newmarket and predeceased by brother James Bonvie. Sadly missed by his brothers-in-law Louis Comeau (Heather) and Bernard Comeau (Michelle), nieces. nephews and other relatives and good friends..

For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Paul the Apostle Church Fund or UHKF Southeastern Ontario Cancer Centre in memory of John.

You are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at

Kathleen Bonvie, 781 Somerset Cres , Kingston ON K7P 1G3 613-389-5324

 St. Paul the Apostle Church Fund, 1111 Taylor Kidd Blvd , Kingston, ON K7M 8G8

University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, Southeastern Ontario Cancer Center, 366 King St. E, Suite 201 Kingston ON K7K 6Y3


Gdsm John Stanley Bonvie, CD, served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

*******----->>* Click here to see a Newspaper clip about the Bonvie "Boys" in Cyprus (Thanks Tom O'Shea)

.from Merv Olink, who received the message from a R22eR connection.

  It is with regret that we inform you of the death of LCol (ret'd) Renaud Brochu deceased on February 22, 2008 at the age of 86 years. He enlisted in 1941 with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was commissioned as Infantry officer in 1942 with the Fusiliers of the St-Laurent. He left Canada in 1944 for the Second World War with the Royal 22e Régiment and returned to Canada on September 24, 1945. He enlisted again in 1947, this time with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Calgary until 1951. He transferred to R22eR in 1951 and served in Germany, with the 27e Brigade until 1952. He is transferred the same year and served with the Sector of the East, Quebec until 1954. He transferred to the Canadian Guards in 1954 and served in England, Petawawa and in Germany until 1961. He then transferred to Paris and served for 1 year at the French Staff School. He returned to the Canadian Guards in Petawawa as Commander of the Depot. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1969.


D.R. Brochu, 1521 Avenue du Verger, Quebec City, QC, G1W 3E1 418-651-0906

 Lt Col Donald Renaud Brochu CD, served with the 3rd, Depot and 1st Bns

 from the February 16th edition of the Ottawa Citizen

ISENOR, Eric R. Major, Retd. Served in World War II, Korea and Viet Nam Peacefully on Thursday, February 14, 2008, with the same dignity, courage and sense of duty with which he lived. Aged 88. Cherished husband of 64 years of Edna. Beloved father and hero of Margot (Rick Belanger). Adored Grandpa of Chantelle Courtney (Peter Furnish). Proud Great-Grandpa of Matthew Eric and Benjamin Daniel. Son of the late Mary and Ervin Isenor of Milford Station, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by five brothers and three sisters. Sincere gratitude to Dr. Isserlin and the staff at the Geriatric and the Alternative Care Units of the Queensway Carleton Hospital for their professionalism and compassion. In memoriam donations to the Geriatric Unit of the Queensway Carleton Hospital * would be greatly appreciated.

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* Queensway Carleton Hospital, 3045 Baseline Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 8P4


Maj Eric R. Isenor, CD, served with the 2nd Bn

Edna Isenor, 129 Kamloops Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1V 7C8

excerpts from Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, Obituary Notice

FERGUSON, John Norman

WW II Veteran, Cape Breton Highlanders, November 24, 1919 - February 10, 2008

  Peacefully at Providence Manor on February 10, 2008 in his 89th year surrounded by his loving family. Best friend and loving husband of Mary Catherine (Carewe). He will be greatly missed by his children John (Barb) Ferguson of Eganville, Sharon MacCready (Scott) of Fruitvale, B.C., Alf (Sue), Don, Mary, Donna Ferguson-Hashey (Dale), Colleen Brady (Gary) all of Kingston.

  Dear grandfather of Connie Schofield (Andrew), Jack Ferguson (Joanne) of Eganville, Lisa Boutlier (Gord), Rick Boutlier of Fruitvale, B.C., Jennifer and Brent Ferguson, Jade Hashey (Chris), Angela Brady (Kirk) and Tamara Hashey all of Kingston and nine great grandchildren. Best friend of Harold and Brenda Parks of Yarker. Predeceased by three sisters Sarah, Marybelle and Margaret and five brothers Philip, Neil, Peter, John Angus and Danny and his first wife Jessie.

  As an expression of sympathy donations to Alzheimer's Society or the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family. Book of Condolence (link above)

SF 54702 Sgt John Norman Ferguson, CD, served with the 1st Bn Thanks to Bill Patterson, Kingston, for information on John Ferguson's passing.

Frederick Edwin Leadston C.D.

Peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit, Marianhill, Pembroke, on February 3, 2008 at the age of 73 years. W.O. (Ret’d.) Frederick Edwin (Ted) Leadston, of Allumette Island, QC. Loving father of Scott Leadston (Tracey), Mattawa, Paul Leadston (Christine), Ottawa and Jeffrey Leadston (Sheri), St. Andrews, ON. Grandfather (Umpy) to Ryan and Shawn, (Papa) to Erin and Nicolas, and Connor and Madeline. Dear brother of Wayne Leadston, Guelph, Gary Leadston (Anna), Rideau Ferry, Elaine Townsend, Kitchener, Sandra Leadston, (Guelph) and Donna Leadston (Trevor), Guelph. Brother-in-law of Arthur and Yolande Gallagher of Pembroke. Predeceased by his loving wife, Judith Anne Leadston (nee Gallagher). Son of the late Frederick and Edna (nee Stuckey) Leadston, (Guelph). For 32 years, Fred was a musician (Trombone) with the Canadian Armed Forces, with postings in Petawawa, (Canadian Guards Regimental Band), Montreal, (RCA Band), Ottawa, (Central Band) and Kingston (Vimy Band) . He also proudly served in Korea with the Canadian Guards. His musical career did not end with retirement, as he directed the PittsburgTownship concert Band. He formed the Music Vets concert Band in Kingston which performed many community concerts in Kingston and Northern New York State. Fred was also the Director of Music with the Petawawa Legion Band, Ottawa Fire Department band and most recently was an active member of the New Orleans Express Jazz ensemble based in Pembroke. Among Fred’s many musical accomplishments he performed in the Ottawa Jazz Festival, and revived and arranged the musical score for the long lost Sir John A. Macdonald Waltz. Fred was also a gifted composer having written “Be Canadian”, a patriotic song which was played during many special occasions and national holidays. Fred’s life was filled with music, friendships and love. He will be deeply missed by present and past bandmates, friends who shared his joy for the cottage life on “The Island” and his family who will always remember his moonlight serenades across the bay. In memory of Fred, donations to the Palliative Care Unit of Marianhill* would be appreciated by the family.

 * Marianhill Palliative Care Unit 600 Cecelia Street Pembroke, Ontario K8A 7Z3


On Line Condolences available at; click on 'Leadston, Frederick' bottom left corner, click on 'All About the Book of Memories' scroll down to 'Condolences & Tributes' click on 'send condolences' (Feb 5)

from Gerry Wharton

  ROGERS, Constance May Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on Tuesday, December 25, 2007. Connie (nee Cunningham) was the beloved wife of the late Leslie Rogers (1). Sister of the late Douglas Cunningham (2). Connie will be fondly remembered by her family and many friends. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the OSPCA. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/29/2007


(1) Capt Leslie George Rodgers, CD, RCOC, Quartermaster, 1st Bn

(2) Lt Col Douglas H. Cunningham, CD, 2nd and 1st Bns

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To The Guards Net........from the Ottawa Citizen December 24, 2007 edition


Former Usher of the Black Rod will be remembered for his quiet dignity (Article by DAVE BROWN )

When Col. Jean Doré (ret.) ended his seven-year term as Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod for the Senate in 1997, he was replaced by the first woman to hold that post, Mary C. McLaren. The title was degendered and remains so — Usher of the Black Rod.

Richard Greene was the deputy clerk of the Senate then, and carries a memory of a line dropped as Col. Doré marched out of the Centre Block. It was from a female staffer in the small crowd of well-wishers: “There goes the last of the gentlemen.” It was word play, but when the colonel walked into a room, even strangers knew they were in the presence of a gentleman, and an officer. Jean Doré died Dec. 17. Cancer. He was 79. Formal end-of-life services will be delayed until spring.

The man’s quiet dignity allowed him to cross the line between the formality of his parliamentary post, and the sometimes rowdy atmosphere of the National Press Club. For 15 years, he served as the club’s volunteer sergeant at arms. On Remembrance Day every year, the club hosted veterans and, until this year, the colonel was always on hand to greet them, observe protocol, and show them around. By taking out a membership in the club, and using it, he showed parliamentarians there was nothing to fear, as long as guests remembered they were surrounded by journalists and offthe-record was a tricky term. Many a soggy reporter tried to pry a secret or a hard opinion out of the man, but they got only reserved good humour.

He was an unrepentant fan of the Montreal comedy duo of Bowser and Blue, an act that lampoons the powerful and the foibles of a country difficult to govern. They played the press club frequently in their start-up days, and Mr. Doré always reserved a table for 12. That table usually included high-profile faces, and the laughter showed humanity in the politicos. He joined the press club’s group of male retirees and at monthly lunch meetings, a chair beside him was a prized spot. He wasted no words, never repeated, and his quiet quips ranged from insightful to hilarious. A secret to staying on his good side was to show no reaction. Despite close relationships with many high-profile political figures, he would never cross the line into overt familiarity. Gordon Lovelace was Senate communications officer during most of Mr. Doré’s term as Black Rod, and recalls a sample. One night, Senator Heath MacQuarrie tried to break the formality by giving Mr. Doré a direct order to call him by his first name. What he got, was: “OK, Senator Heath.”

The office of the Black Rod traces back to 1350 Britain, and the name comes from the symbol of the office, an ebony staff with a gold head. When Commonwealth countries copied the British system, they included the post. In the beginning, the Speaker of the House was called that because he was the only person authorized to speak to the monarch. He may, for example, visit the castle and tell the king: The boys told me to tell you it would be a good idea if you let us hunt in your forest. As a firm no, the king could send the Speaker’s severed head back to the House. The role of Black Rod was intended as a security measure to protect the Speaker. It evolved over the centuries, and is now largely a ceremonial position, currently occupied in the Senate by Terrance J. Christopher. His term is expiring and was recently extended for three months.

Mr. Doré, a Montrealer, joined Les Fusiliers Mont Royal Regiment in 1950, and served in Germany in 1952 and ’53. From 1967 to 1970, he served as lieutenantcolonel, commanding a unit of 22nd Regiment Militia. He was promoted to full colonel and commander of No. 1 Military District, Montreal. He also commanded Montreal’s St. John Ambulance. *

In civilian life, he was a deputy manager of Redpath Sugar Refinery. He was an honours graduate of the Militia Staff Course. His lifelong hobbies included sailing, golf and chess. He met his wife, Marilyn, at a regimental dance in Montreal and they married in April 1960. They had no children. She described her husband as “a gentleman, always.” As his health failed, the colonel withdrew from the retiree lunch group, and asked that fellow members refrain from visiting or well-wishing. He spent the next year doing what old soldiers do. He faded away.


* Col Jean R. Dore, SBStJ, CD, also served with The Canadian Guards, 3rd, 2nd Bns and Guards Depot.

Trethewey, John Hilliard (1941-2007). Portrait by Wendy TretheweyRetired Infantry Major (the Canadian Guards, and after 1970, The Royal Canadian Regiment). While vacationing with his cherished wife Judit in Budapest Hungary, Dec.8th, in his 67th year, John died peacefully in his sleep, the result of a heart attack.

Following school in Toronto (Whitney Public and North Toronto Collegiate) and a Junior Forest Ranger job, John hitchhiked across Canada. He joined the Canadian Officers Training Corps in 1958 at U of T. He chose Infantry (he liked the red beret) for his summer training at camps Borden and Petawawa. After attending OAC Guelph and Mount Allison in Sackville N.B. (History/English), John joined the regular army in 1962 as a Lieutenant. He served in Petawawa, Gagetown, Germany, Norway, Cyprus, Montreal (FLQ), Australia (Staff College, Queenscliff and the Jungle Training Centre, Canungra), London ON, Meaford, Suffield, RMC Kingston (honourary member of Class of '80), Halifax, Aldershot, and Ottawa.

John was a varsity swimmer and water polo player and an avid canoeist. He enjoyed chess, poker, casino roulette, traveling to WWI battlefields and history. He was also a spectacular father, grandfather, husband and friend. He cherished time spent with family and his many close friends. Beloved husband of Judit (nee Csontos), son of Hilliard and Dell, loving father of Philip (Megan), Colin (Cyndi), Steve (Sarah). Fondly remembered by his first wife Wendy (nee Finch-Noyes), mother of Philip and Colin. Devoted Poppa to Carolina, Dear brother of Margaret Lewless, Uncle to David Slatter, and dear friend of everyone he spent time with.

In lieu of flowers John encourages you to follow his example and donate clothes, money, food and/or your time to the Ottawa Mission: Judit Csontos-Trethewey, 613-445-1634


 On December 2, 2007, Elizabeth (nee Martin) passed away at Cold Lake, Alberta at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband John* and her son David as well as her three brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her daughter, Penny Watkinson (Ken) and her daughter-in-law Bonnie Pryde. Also survived by her five grandchildren, Sean, Alison, Christopher, Clancy and J.D. as well as seven great-grandchildren, West, Gaia, Guinness, Kingsley, Hudson, Aaron and Kai.

 "When she shall die,
 Take her and cut her out in little stars,
 And she will make the face of heaven so fine
 That all the world will be in love with night
 And pay no worship to the garish sun".

* Maj John Mitchell M. Pryde, 4th and 1st Bns

Penny Watkinson can be reached at or

excerpts from the Ottawa Citizen edition of 27 Nov 2007. Ambroziak, Peter

AMBROZIAK, Peter Peacefully on Monday November 26, 2007. Peter Ambroziak age 90 beloved husband of Margaret McGarrity.

 Dear father of Peter (Veronica), David (Doreen), Jennifer, Karen and Arlene (Carl Spano). Loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 14

 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Olga Crane. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society appreciated.

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I am writing to you on behalf of my mother, Joyce Damjanoff married to a former Guardsman, Borislav, (Bob) Damjanoff. It is with great regret that I am informing you that my father has passed away on December 1st, 2007.

My father was a Guardsmen from approximately 1953 until the disbandment of the Regiment.

Yours truly, Karin Greenough (Daughter) and WO. Christopher Damjanoff (Son)

 Publication: Barrie Advance Posted Date: 2007-12-04

DAMJANOFF, Bob (Retired Master Warrant Officer, 33 years with the Canadian Armed Forces) Suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Bob Damjanoff, age 76 years, beloved husband of Joyce*, of Barrie, formerly of Base Borden. Dear father of Karin and her husband Keith Greenough of Barrie, Christopher and his wife Patricia of Lethbridge, Alberta. Loving grandfather of Joanne, Jayme, Nicholas and Ryan. Condolences may be made to

Mrs Joyce Damjanoff, 260 Leacock Dr # 304 , Barrie ON L4N 7V9 705- 739-5063


MWO Borislav (Bob) Damjanoff, CD, served with 3rd and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards

It is with sadness that I report the death of the Honourable Joseph William Mombourquette (Captain retired, CD) who passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on Tuesday 27 November at the Oromocto Public Hospital. His obituary was two full columns long, which held just a few short notes on the gentleman's life and everything he was involved in through his lifetime.

 Joe was a WW II ( Princess Louise Fusiliers, Armour Regiment, serving in Italy & Holland ) and Korean Veteran (Serving from 1952 to 1954). Upon completion of his tour in Korea he was posted to the 1st Bn Canadian Guards, later on going on to become a Personnel Selection Officer in the Army. he retired in 1973 and went on to many great things one of them being the MLA for Burton, Geary and Oromocto. During his term he served in the Provincial Cabinet as Minister of Labour. He leaves to grieve six children, 11 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and his wife Theresa who he has been married to for 55 years. Joe lived nearly 50 years in the Oromocto area. He was a 'grand fellow' and will be missed by all those that knew him.

 He and Theresa frequented the Dexter's Annual Christmas Party and as well they attended several Guards Reunions in Oromocto. Another great Guardsman's name is added to the list of veterans that have passed away in recent years.

 Forwarded by: Terry Dexter , The Canadian Guards Atlantic Branch


Complete Obituary can be found at

Online condolences can be made through In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the St. Vincent de Paul, [29 Loisville Street , Oromocto, NB E2V 1B9] Building Fund or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.

Jean Campbell and excerpts from The Chronicle Herald November 16, 2007 edition

Glen MacKenzie of RR # 1 Little Narrows, C.B. Nova Scotia BOE 2T0. Died at home on Nov. 13th. 07 in his 70th. year. The late Glen MacKenzie served with 2nd. Bn. Germany 1957-59. He took his release on return to Canada and worked in Boston for years. His widow Martha and family reside at Little Narrows.

MacKENZIE, Glen L. - 69, Hazeldale/Little Narrows, died November 13, 2007, at home . . . . He was a member of Little Narrows Presbyterian Church and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124, Iona. He is survived by his wife, the former Martha MacDonald; sons, Brian, Glen (Bonnie), Bernie (Nancy); brothers, Ronald (Marnie), Darryl (Michelle), and grandson, Russell . . .. . . Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Martha MacKenzie, RR 1 Little Narrows NS, B0E 1T0 (902) 756-3045

 Gdsm Glenn Lamont MacKenzie, Recruit 560, served with the 4th and 2nd Bns.

I just wanted to inform the association of the passing of my father Stephen Jarrett who served in the 1st Guards from 57-62. My father was a veteran of the British Army having served with the Royal West Kent's and the Royal Fusiliers seeing active service in Malaya in 53-54. Upon immigrating to Canada he joined the Guards completing Depot training in Petawawa in 58 as the only recruit with a medal. For those who have any memories of my father please feel free to post on use search engine Jarrett Stephen. The Guards always held a special place in my Dad's heart. To those of us closest to him he was a great man and will be sorely missed.

 Yours Aye

M.D. Jarrett, Petty Officer 1st Class, Belleville, Ontario (Nov 7)

the Ottawa Citizen on 10/30/2007.

LUEBCKE, Karl Heinz Oskar Canadian Armed Forces, Canadian Foreign Service Sunday, October 28, 2007 at the age of 83, following a recent stroke. He was predeceased six years ago by his beloved wife, Annegrete. Much loved Vati of Barbara (Walter Arksey) of Kanata and Bernard (Ingrid) of Germany. Dear Abu of Thomas, Sandra, Marieka, Natasha, and Christopher. He had a long career in the Canadian Army and he and Ann travelled extensively around the world while working for External Affairs. We take comfort knowing that they are back together on their final posting.The family is sincerely grateful to the staff of Riverpark Retirement Residence and the nurses of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital. Guest Book


Cpl Karl Heinz Oskar Luebcke, CD, served with the 1st Bn, The Canadian Guards

the Ottawa Citizen on October 20th, 2007.

Douglas Murray

MURRAY, Douglas Arthur Retired Captain of the Canadian Armed Forces Royal 22nd Regiment-Vandoos After a long illness, on Friday, October 19, 2007 at the age of 72. Douglas, beloved husband of Monique (Lapointe). Loving father of Sandra Murray-Leduc (Marc), Lynne Murray (Glenn Honiball) and Danielle Murray-Charron (Jim). Proud grand-papa of Nicolas, Eric, Marika, Leah, Jeremie and Jacob. Fondly remembered by his brothers John (Barbara) and Gregory (Chau), sister Margaret Stoutley (Rick), brother-in-law Marc, sister-in-law Esther, nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at the Longfields Manor for their good care and kindness. In memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association appreciated.

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Monique Murray, 32 Ravencroft Cr Stittsville ON K2S 1R3 613-836-3832


Capt Douglas Arthur Murray, CD, served with the 4th, 1st and 2nd Bns and Canadian Guards Depot.

It is my sad duty to advise you that I have just received a telephone call from Marty Lane of the GGFG who reported that Roger Corrigan has just passed away.

As you all know, although Roger never served in the Cdn Gds, (his son Wayne was in the 1st Bn and he was GGFG,) he was our Secretary/Treasurer for many years. I have often said that without Roger we would not have an Association. He held it together during our darkest period where our membership was at 200 or less. During his time we moved it up over 400 and now we are over 600.

When I was President, I relied on Roger for advice and had absolute trust in his integrity and dedication. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. ....Gerry Wharton (Oct 8)

the Ottawa Citizen on October 10th, 2007.

Roger Corrigan

 CORRIGAN, Roger Passed away peacefully Monday, October 8th, 2007. Born January 20th, 1925. Husband of the late Marion Corrigan. Father of Wayne (Lou McCrae), Maureen Page (Richard) and Rick (Ken Johnson). Beloved grandfather of Grant, Melanie, Tanya and Nick. Survived by 8 great-grandchildren and by his 2 brothers Art and Henry.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Alta Vista Manor. Interment Notre-Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Condolences at .

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from the Victoria Times-Colonist on 28 September 2007

William George Reid

REID, William G. (Major Ret'd) 1915-2007. Bill was born at Hargrave, Manitoba on June 26, 1915. On September 24th he passed away peacefully at home, as he had always wanted. Lovingly remembered by his wife Marion of 63 years, daughters Wilma Keepence (Jason Ferguson), Margaret Hoyt (Bill), grandchildren Sarah & Ryan Hoyt, many relatives and close friends. Dad served in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corp, attached to the 1st Battalion Canadian Guards and the Royal Canadian Regiment. Following his retirement from the Forces in 1964, he worked for the Federal Forestry Research Lab. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge Aurora No. 165, the Scottish Rite, and the Gizah Temple Shrine Club. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Shriners Hospitals For Children or a charity of choice. Rest in peace Dad. 412572

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  Mrs. Marion Reid, 4511 Emily Carr Dr, Victoria, BC, V8X 2N5 (205-658-8161)

  Shriners Hospital for Children, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC H3G 1A6 (514) 842-4464

.....from Helen Barnes* and excerpts from the Ottawa Citizen, 6 Sep 2007 edition.

Captain (Ret'd) Charles Albert Walter Adams passed away at the St. Catharines General hospital- NHS, on August 30, 2007, in his 91st year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Doris Adams (nee Riley) in 1970. Survived by his loving daughter Helen and her husband, the late Ron Barnes (2005). Cherished grandfather to Christine and Christopher Barnes. Also survived by brothers Ernie, Norman and Colin and sisters Elsie, Blanche and Helen.

Charles (Charlie) Adams' long and distinguished military service began in the 1930's when he joined The Lincoln [& Welland] Regiment Band in St Catharines, Ontario. In 1938 Charlie enrolled in the The Royal Canadian Regiment, (RCR), as a Bandsman, and served with the RCR until the mid 1940's. During his career Charlie Adams served with The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Band, and became its Director of Music in 1957. In the 1950's he became a member of the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Band, and served in Germany. On return to Canada the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Band, and its members, became The Canadian Guards Band.

In 1964, Charlie, now Capt, Adams was appointed Command Inspector of Bands for Central Command, Oakville, Ontario. In Nov 1966 Charles Adams returned to the Canadian Guards Band as its Director of Music, a position he held until The Guards Band was disbanded in 1968. Capt Charles Albert Walter Adams, CD, LRAM, ARCM, retired from The Canadian Army and Canadian Armed Forces in 1969.

 If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to R.A.F.T. (1), Community Care (2) or the Lincoln County Humane Society (3).

* Mrs. Helen Barnes, 1089 Scurfield Blvd Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1LB 204-488-3354 Email:

(1) R.A.F.T. 172 Church St, St Catharines, ON, L2R 3E7

(2) Community Care 12 North Street, PO Box 575 St. Catharines ON, L2R 6W8

  Ph.: 905.685.1349 Fax: 905.685.3938

(3) Lincoln County Humane Society 160 4th Ave, RR # 3, St Catharines, ON, L2R 6P9, Phone: 905-682-0767 (Sept 6)

from Grahem Meharg (excerpts)

Dr. Earle & Joan Taylor, close friends of Maggie (Margaret) Mulherin, called to give us the sad news of her passing in Australia.

Maggie had been suffering from ALS for the past year and she died of this disease on Tuesday, July 24. Contact info is: Pan McConville, P.O. Box 44, Donald, Victoria, Australia, 3480

Tel: 011-613-549-71339 E-mail:

Chris Mulherin E-mail: (July 31)


Margaret (Maggie) Mulherin August 8,1933 – July 25, 2007. Passed away peacefully in Australia after a full life. Predeceased by her husband, Lt.Col. William Mulherin (1966), Commanding officer of 1st Battalion The Canadian Guards in Germany and Camp Picton from Aug.1961 to July 1965.

 Dearly loved mother, friend and mentor of Chris (Lindy), Pam (John McConville) and Pete (Laura). Loved by eleven grandsons and one granddaughter: all of Australia. Maggie leaves a host of friends worldwide who will miss the warmth of her friendship.

Messages may be sent to:

Mulherin Family, 38 Dunloe Ave., Box Hill Nth, VICTORIA 3129, AUSTRALIA


.....from Rev Frank Patrick....

Major (Ret'd) Bill Marshall passed away on Sunday, July 22nd, at 7:30 a.m., in a peaceful manner. His wife, Margaret will have hip replacement surgery today (the 23rd) at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. (1)

His remains will be cremated, and a graveside committal service will be held in Ottawa at a later date, once Margaret is feeling better.

Bill and Margaret have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Calvary Church (benevolent fund), Box 657, Peterborough, ON, K9J 6Z8.

Rev. Frank Patrick, Calvary Church, Box 657 Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Z8.....OFFICE: (705) 876 1696 ext 204 FAX: (705) 876 0514


(1) Margaret Marshall, RR # 1, 7 Champlain Blvd., Lindsay, ON, K9V 4R1 , 705-878-8885

from Bob Harnish (excerpts)

Lorraine Wendell (Mac) McGlashing, veteran WW II and member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 72 Pembroke. Passed away quietly at Caressant Care Nursing Home, Cobden, on Monday, May 28, 2007 at the age of 87 years.

Mac McGlashing, formerly of Pembroke, beloved husband of the late Phyllis McGlashing (nee Hargraves). Dearly loved father of Gene McGlashing (wife Catherine), North Bay and Doreen Anderson (husband Jim), Montreal. As an expression of sympathy donations to the Diabetes Foundation or the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated. Online condolences and donations are available at


Cpl Lorraine Wendell McGlashing served with the 4th and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards. (May)


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