Bereavements page (March 14, 2013)


Born 1928 in Lancashire, England, lived in Yorkshire until he attended Leeds University.

He was conscripted into the British Army, Green Howards, as a second lieutenant, East York regiment and stationed in Austria. One of his postings was on the Anglo Russian demarcation line, controlled by the Russians and British and the western world.

Ray emigrated from England to Canada in 1953. He joined the Canadian Forces and had a 20 year career at rank of Captain.

Posted in Ottawa he ultimately traveled to 47 other countries.  Ray was the Canadian delegate on the International Commission in Vietnam in 1962-1963.

After he retired, Ray embarked on a new career with his wife Marie and opened Raymar Lighting and Interiors, a lighting store situated in downtown Oakville. Ray and Marie operated their store for 28 years.

Ray was very happy and appreciated the many friends that Marie and he had made over the years living in Royal Vista.

Ray passed away peacefully January 4, 2013 at the Brant Centre in Burlington. He will be cremated.  A private Celebration of his Life will take place.

MAY HE REST IN PEACE  Marie Garstang

Capt Charles Raymond Garstang, CD, served with the Canadian Guards, 2nd Bn and Regimental Depot
(March 12)

Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on March 5, 2013

Edward Charles KIMBALL

 October 14, 1928 - February 27, 2013 Predeceased by his parents Edward and Mabel Kimball and oldest sister Shirley Wilson; survived by his sisters: Barbara Kempe of Williams Lake and Florence Tickner and husband Les of Sooke; as well as many nieces, nephews and a large loving group of friends. Ted's military career in the army, started in 1949 and he retired in 1979. He served in the Medical Corps and travelled extensively to Germany, Japan and Korea. His adventurous spirit motivated him to see much of the world including several cruises during his retirement. He settled on Texada Island after he retired and became very involved in community activities, as well as a long time member of the Legion, serving as president and other positions of service. Due to health issues Ted moved to the Seniors Village in Courtenay in Nov. 2011. He adjusted quickly to his new home making good friends with staff and residents. Ted remained a bachelor all his life. His relatives were his loving family who will miss him terribly. Service to be held on Texada Friday, March 8, 2013 at 2 at the Legion Hall, Vananda, Texada Island.

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Edward Kimball served with the Canadian Guards 4th, 3rd and 2nd Bns

Thanks to Clem Poff for the information

The Calgary Herald on February 27, 2013

RUSSELL, Lawrence McDonald   April 17, 1919 - February 23, 2013
Lawrence Russell passed away peacefully in the Southwood Care Centre on February 23, 2013 at the age of 93 years. He is survived by his children, sons, Lawrence Allan Russell of Calgary, Alberta and Gordon Douglas Russell of Okotoks, Alberta; granddaughter, Kerry Lynn Russell of Winnipeg, Manitoba; grandson Michael John (Diane) Russell and great-granddaughter Frankie Lynn Russell, all of Eckville, Alberta. Also surviving him are his sister, Joan Casey of Calgary, Alberta and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews across Canada and the United States. Lawrence was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Violet, on May 22, 2009. Lawrence was born on April 17, 1919 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He went to school there and then joined the Army with The Regina Rifles in 1936, serving
overseas in World War II and remaining with the Canadian Armed Forces for 30 years, attaining the rank of Major. He served with the PPCLI, the Fourth and Second Battalions Canadian Guards and with the United Nations. He lived in several locations in Canada and also in Germany for two years. He loved good music and songs with clever lyrics, a lovely melody and great rhythm. He also enjoyed photography and was a fine photographer, and had amassed a huge collection of pictures and slides from all over the world. No Memorial Service will be held; any condolences may be forwarded to the family through In lieu of monetary tributes, Lawrence would like you to plant a tree, shrubs, or flower beds to help the earth. Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES. Telephone: 403-265-1199.

Thanks to Gerry Wharton for the information

Jim Broderick informs us that Terry Rice passed away on 9 Feb 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

He served in both the 1st & 2nd Battalions of The Canadian Guards, and continued to serve his country in The Royal Canadian Regiment until his retirement a number of years ago.

Terry is survived by his wife Linda,
519-685-1486 or email  (Feb 16)

Obituary published in Toronto Star February from January 15 to January 16, 2013

DAN "DANNY" SEGIN Retired Korean War Veteran It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Dan in Oakville on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the age of 80.

Predeceased by his parents Bill and Violet Segin. Cherished husband of the late Elaine Segin. Long time companion of the late Marg Cadeau. Dear father of the late Greg Segin. Cherished father of Shelley (Vic) Sing, Darcy (Brenda) Segin, Dana (Andrea) Segin, and Sabrina (Michael) Goodfellow.

Devoted Papa of Christa (David) Copeland, Rachel (Zac) Baker and Aaron(Natalie) Segin, Jacob, Colin and Olivia Segin, Meghan and James Goodfellow. Loved dearly by his great-grandchildren Evan, Jackson and Michael Copeland.

Adored brother of Charlie and Patrick (Jeannette) Segin. Dan was a decorated Korean War Veteran with numerous accolades including the United Nations Korea Service medal, U.N. Forces in Cyprus medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration medal double clasp. Retired District "D" Br. 101 Royal Canadian Legion Commander ('97-99') as well as past Sergeant at Arms and Zone D-1 Commander. Visitation will be held at the G.H. Hogle Funeral Homes Ltd. Wignall Chapel, 62 Long Branch Avenue, Etobicoke, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel Friday, January 18, 2013
at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga.

Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Condolences can be made at

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Danny Segin served in the 2nd Bn Canadian Guards

Thanks to John McMullan for the information

Obituary courtesy Pembroke Observer December 27, 2012 edition

Glen Denis Thompson

THOMPSON, Glen Denis - Peacefully in hospital Pembroke on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 in his 66th year. Glen Denis Thompson of Pembroke, beloved husband of Catherine Thompson (nee Souliere). Loving father of Glen Denis Jr. (Annie), David Irvin (Sharon), Roy (Glenda) Patric and Jennifer (Tony)
DiLillo. Caring grandfather of Marrisa Anne, Emily Jennifer, William, Amaya, Keegan, Kaden, Dakota and Madison. Much loved son of Dorothy Thompson (nee Angus) and the late George Thompson. Dear brother of Elaine, Doris, Dale, Marlene and William. Predeceased by brother Gordon. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8
(613) 732-7481 on Friday, December 28th, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
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Glen Dennis Thompson, Recruit 4787, served with the 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Dennis Hyde and Butch Montreuil for the information

Obituary courtesy Pembroke Observer December 27, 2012 edition

CLARK, Robert E.D. (Bob) - Born July 12th, 1939 in Edson, Alberta. He passed away peacefully on December 21st, 2012 at The Northumberland Hills Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his wife Heather Nee McLean (August 2001), his Father Norman and his Mother Pearl Clark, his father in law Duncan McLean, and siblings Betty, Jackie, Howard, and Brian. He is survived by his three sons Greg and his partner Alannah, Dwayne and his wife Vicky, and Dale. Dearly loved Grandpa to Jacob, Taylor, Sierra, and Rachel. He will also be remembered by his brother Rick (wife Margret), his sister Norma (husband Ron), brother in law Micheal McLean (Barb) and Terry McLean. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. At Bob's request a memorial will be arranged in Pembroke, Ontario in July with Internment to follow beside his loving wife. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Living West Northumberland. Condolences received at

Robert Edwin D. Clark, Recruit 1132 served with the Canadian Guards 2nd Bn and the Regt Depot .

Thanks to Dennis Hyde for the information

Obituary courtesy Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke, Ontario

THORLEY, Christena - At the Ottawa Hospital - General Campus on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 in her 81st year. Christena Thorley (nee McDonald) of Pembroke, beloved wife of Thomas L. Thorley *. Loving mother of Jo-Anne (Mark) Cusack and Paul Thorley. Caring Grammie to David, Carolyn, Erin, Olivia and Julia. Caring great grandmother of Ronan and Lily. Lifelong friend of Billie Luhowy. Predeceased by parents Norman and Nora McDonald (nee Carmody). Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Pembroke on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment St. Columba's Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
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Thomas L Thorley, CD, 3rd, Depot and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Jean Campbell for the information (Dec 18)

Obituary courtesy Evergreen Funeral Chapel, Edmonton, AB


On Saturday, December 1, 2012,
Gerard Maringer passed away at the age of 66 years.
He is survived by his family, wife, Robin, of 22 years; daughter, Ashlei; first wife, Sandra; their children, Terrance (Debbie), Dennis (Marie) and Kristine; grandson, Peter; sister, Pauline Sack; as well as other family and friends.

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Robert Paul Gerard Maringer, Recruit 4700, served with the 2nd Battalion Canadian Guards

NELSON, Percy Herbert At his residence on Sunday, December 9,
2012. Beloved husband of Barbara (Murray) Nelson. Loving father of Wendy Tunks and her husband John of Dutton and Laurine Nelson of London. Dear grandfather of Bradley (Vicky), Paul and Carolyn. Dear brother of David Nelson of Cambridge-Narrows, New Brunswick and Clara Sabean of London. He will be sadly missed by his brothers-in-law and their families, Peter Murray and his wife Diane, Douglas Murray and his wife Marjorie and Bill Murray and his wife Ruth. Percy was a member of CAW 1520 Retiree's Unit. The family
would like to thank Dr. Larry Schmidt and Dr. Nelson Chan, Nurses Louise and Linda at the St. Joseph's Medical Centre, Platts Lane. Cremation has taken place. As per Percy's wishes, there will be no visitation or service. As an expression of sympathy, donations to My Sisters' Place, 566 Dundas Street, London, ON N6B 1W8 would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London,
519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at

Sgt Percy Herbert Nelson, CD, served with the Canadian Guards 1st, 2nd Bns and the Regimental Depot

Thanks to Mac MacEachern and Howard "Howie" Pierce for the information (Dec 10)

James "Jim" Bradbury 1942-2012

It is with heavy hearts, the family of James Edward “Jim” Bradbury, CD, of New Glasgow, announce his passing after a year of struggling with tongue cancer. Jim passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital on Sunday, November 25, 2012. Jim was born in New Glasgow on October 17, 1942. He served with the Canadian Guards and did two tours with Canadian Peacekeeping in Cyprus. The friendships made while he was in the Forces were always very precious to him. He retired from Canada Post after 35 years of service. He was an Instructor with the Air Cadets in Westville for many years. He volunteered at the Food Bank and at the library delivering books to seniors. Jim was an avid book collector of Canadian Regimental Histories. His knowledge of military history showed when he spoke to high school students through the Veteran’s Memory Project Speakers Bureau prior to Remembrance Day. Jim has joined his mother Agnes (Royles) Bradbury and father William “Bill” and mother-in-law Pauline Halliday. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy (Halliday); daughter: Janet (Fred Peters), Westville; his precious grandchildren: William (4) and Cecelia (2). Jim and his family are so very thankful for the kind, compassionate care given to him by the nurses of Palliative Care. Each one of you, along with Dr. Gerry Farrell, have touched our hearts and helped us through this difficult journey. Thanks also to Dr. Jazrawi, Jim’s family doctor who has been with him from the beginning of this journey and gave him encouragement and support throughout.. Donations made in memory of his mother-in-law Pauline Halliday, who passed away September 3, 2012, will be considered donations in Jim’s memory as well. Those who choose to make donations may make them to the Pictou County Food Bank, 410 Granville St., New Glasgow, NS, B2H 4Z2 or the Palliative Care Unit, Aberdeen Hospital. Condolences may be made by visiting:

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Obituary published in the Ottawa Citizen November 15, 2012 Edition


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March 21, 1926 - November 12, 2012
Passed away peacefully in his chair at Country View Lodge Retirement Home, Pakenham Ontario on Monday morning, November 12, 2012. Robert Tourangeau of Braeside in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Eunice Potter. Dear father of Janice Tourangeau of Arnprior. Dear brother of Doris Schwerdtfeger of Renfrew. Predeceased by brothers Douglas and Harold and his parents Alfred Tourangeau and Beatrice Neumann.
Private family arrangements by The Boyce Funeral Home, Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre
138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior
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WO 2 Robert John Tourangeau, CD, served with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Howie Pierce for the information. (Nov 15)

Published in the Cape Breton Post . . . excerpts

Born In: Sydney

Passed on: November 8th, 2012

Thomas Robert Plumridge, of Kennedy Ave., Sydney, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Robert ‘Bob’ and Sarah (LeVatte) Plumridge.
Tom was a nine-year member of the Second Battalion Canadian Guards, serving from 1957-1959 in Germany during peacekeeping. He retired, at the age of 68, from Sydney Millwork Ltd., where he worked as a cabinet maker. Tom was an avid bowler and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan. As we all know, he was the biggest tease and prankster on the Island. His talent for woodworking is evident throughout many homes and businesses in Sydney and his famous line, no matter where you went, was “I built that”. Tom’s door was always open to friends and even though he only had one biological child, he was a surrogate dad/grampie to many.
Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Heather (Donovan); daughter, Shelly MacMillan, at home; grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew MacMillan; brothers, George (Marilyn), Sydney, Jack (Erica), Ontario and Fred (Sandra), Alberta; sister-in-law, Norma Plumridge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlie and Fred Myatt, Middle Cape; numerous nieces and nephews and last, but certainly not least, his loyal companions, spoiled rotten by him, Nacho, Waffles and Hendrix, who stayed by his side during his last few days.
Tom was predeceased by his brothers, Eddy and Charlie and son-in-law, Steve MacMillan . . . In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, who were instrumental in fulfilling his wish to come home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Thanks to John Hunter, Robie Woodworth and Mary George for the information

[ * ] Thomas Robert Plumridge, Recruit 974  (rePosted Nov 12)

Obituary Kingston Whig Standard …Excerpts


PENGELLY, ERNEST SAMUEL “SAM“ - MCPL (ret) RCR, Proud Member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560. After a lengthy illness, peacefully with family by his side, at the Kingston General Hospital, on Friday, October 12, 2012. Beloved husband of Lorraine (VanCoughnett). Loved father of Sandra St. Cyr (Roger), Debra Pengelly (Paul), Steven Pengelly (Catherine), Karen Wilkinson (Lolly) and Norm Pengelly (Carmen). Dearly loved by his extended family and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear brother of Jean, Winston, Joan, Carol and Dorothy. Fondly remembered by his many friends. . .

For those wishing, donations to Canadian Cancer Society or UHKF -Kingston General Hospital -Palliative Care Unit [ * ] would be appreciated by his family. ( donations by cheque or credit card)

[ * ] Kingston General Hospital 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7

Cpl Ernest Samuel "Sam" Pengelly, CD, Recruit 1047, served with the 4th and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards

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Thanks to Robert Buchanan for the information. (Nov 5)

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on October 27, 2012

James McElroy


April 20, 1931-Oct 17, 2012 Resident of North Gower. Husband to Lorna. Farther of Stephen and Ross (Ann).
He will be fondly remembered by his wife, children, grandchildren, sisters and friends. As requested there will be no service

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Maj James D.D. McElroy, CD, served with the 3rd, 1st and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards.

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Thanks to Gord Caffery and Gerry Wharton for the information    (Nov 3)

Obituary courtesy Murphy Funeral Home, Pembroke, Ontario

Obituary for Wallace Fowler

Retired Captain 3 RCR, and The Canadian Guards
Unexpectedly at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Saturday October 27, 2012 in his 77th year. Wallace Fowler of Petawawa, beloved husband of Rosalie Fowler (nee Kabel). Loved father of Lynda Fowler (Jacques Falardeau), Denise Whittle (John), Colonel Craig Fowler (Carrie), and Richard Bilous (Jennifer). Funeral Services for Wallace are Private with interment of his Cremated Remains in Beechwood National Military Cemetery. Ottawa. Arrangements in care of the Murphy Funeral Home Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations  (A Graveside Service for Wallace will take place on Wednesday November 7th at 11 a.m. at Beechwood National Military Cemetery, Ottawa.)


Royal Canadian Regiment,    Canadian Armed Forces

Capt Wallace (Wally) Gregory Fowler, CD, served in the 4th, 3rd, 1st and 2nd Battalions of The Canadian Guards.

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Thanks to Ambrose Dwyer and Dennis Hyde for the information (Oct 30)

Obituary The Globe & Mail Saturday October 27, 2012 Edition,   Excerpt

JOHN ERIC MILLER July 22, 1917 – October 24, 2012

Rick was born in Folkestone, England, the only child of John and Eliza Georgina Whiting. When he was eight years old the family moved to Toronto. In the summer of 1935, while making deliveries for the Red Rose Tea Company, he met Marie Switzer, who was working in the company's booth at the CNE. It was there, over a cup of tea, that they fell in love. They were married on September 14, 1940. Marie and Rick had three children, Connie, John and Marilyn, who married Charlie Batty, Jean McLeod, and Jamie Henderson, respectively, and provided Marie and Rick with seven grandchildren: Cathy and Cheryl Batty, Kirsten and Blair Miller, and Johanna, Emma and James Henderson. There are seven great- grandchildren: Owen, Russell, and Colin Lo; Noah and Elise Miller; and Thomas and Claire Harris. Rick joined the Canadian Army for WWII and also served in Korea with the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. He then joined the Canadian Guards [ * ] and remained a Guardsman during postings around Ontario. The family lived in Toronto, Petawawa, and Ottawa before settling in Kingston, where Rick had a second career with the Canadian Correctional Services . When Rick retired, in 1973, they moved to Balm Beach on Georgian Bay but avoided the Canadian winter by spending six months of the year in Florida, first in Pinellas Park (St. Petersburg) and later Englewood. They subsequently moved to Toronto and, after a few years at the Garden Court Apartments on Bayview Avenue, settled into the New Horizons Tower, at the corner of Bloor and Dufferin Streets, where they lived together until Marie's death in 2006. Rick lived on there until his death. Rick took great pride in his family's accomplishments and his role as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family will miss him very much and remember his loving support and many kindnesses . . Online condolences received at

[ * ]Capt Eric Miller served with the 1st Battalion Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Al Johnston for the information (Oct 29)
Morning Gentleman,I believe this obit is
Dave Hawkins wife.  He was the barber in M Lines in the Good Old Days,
A haircut every week for 25 cts,

cheers Butch   

Obituary courtesy Kingston Whig Standard


Van MOURIK, Marinuis “ Ray“ Bonifacuis Willem - Passed away suddenly at the Kingston General Hospital on Wednesday October 17, 2012 in his 73rd year. He is survived by his 2 sons Richard and Timothy (Kim). As per Ray's wishes his body was donated to Queens School of Anatomy. Donations in memory of Ray can be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Wartman Funeral Home “Kingston Chapel“ (980 Collins Bay Rd at Taylor Kidd Blvd, 613-634-3722. Online condolences at  

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Gdsm Raymond Willem Van Mourik, Recruit 1728, served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards

Thanks to R. Mick Splaine for the information.  (Oct 23, 2012)

Obituary courtesy George Darte Funeral Home, St Catharines, Ontario

GALLANT, Clarence ‘Frank’
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce that Clarence ‘Frank’ Gallant, aged 74 years, passed away on October 3rd , 2012 at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Loving and very loved husband of 55 years to the late Irene Gallant. Beloved father of Karen (and her husband Richard Howell) and the late Cathy Gallant Lim. Loving Pappa and best buddy of Brady Howell. Dearest brother to Sister Reta Gallant of Prince Edward Island and Ed, Jim and Vernon Gallant, all of Calgary. Wonderful brother-in-law to Marie and Louis Lund of St Catharines, and Glady Mackay, Gerard and Paula Murnaghan, and Vince and Judy Murnaghan-all of Prince Edward Island. Fun-loving and very special uncle to many nieces and nephews with a special place in the hearts of Rick, Leigh and Darren Lund. A friend, extra dad, brother or grandpa to all who knew him and welcomed him into their hearts. He enriched so many lives with his exceptional character and loving nature. In return, his life was enriched by many wonderfully close and loving generous friends including the Trainor, Degraw, Hassim and Demontbrun families and so many others far too numerous to list. We do not know of anyone else who enjoyed making people laugh as much as he did.

Clarence served the people of Canada for about 10 years as a member of the Canadian Guards . He will be remembered as a man of enormous generosity, compassion, warmth, intellect and wit. The gratitude of his family is extended to Dr Walser-Jebb for her care and friendship.If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

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Clarence 'Frank' Gallant. Recruit 996 served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

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JOHNSON, Wayne Samuel
Monday, October 01, 2012

(1933 – 2012) Kathy, Lee, Justine and Kyle Rodgers are very sad to announce the passing of their Dad and Papa on Saturday, September 29, 2012. Cherished husband of Elizabeth “Betty”. Stepfather to the late Ernie Lawrence (late Dorothy), Marilyn Buscarini (late Mario), Sharon Lawrence, Wayne Lawrence and Gayle Kay. Papa to 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Son of the late Samuel and Margaret Johnson of New Waterford, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Brother of Clarence of Sydney, Nova Scotia and the late Clayton Johnson. Wayne served in the Canadian Armed Forces (Japan and Korea). (1) When released in 1955, he came to the Sault with his army buddy. He got hired at Algoma Steel Corp. where he worked for 36 years in the Machine Shop. Wayne will be missed by his many friends. We will miss his good sense of humour, his passion for sports, and his many stories. He leaves us with happy memories and will be cherished in our hearts forever. . Memorial donations to ARCH (2) would be appreciated by the family. Thanks to the staff at SAH, CCAC (Bayshore) and ARCH for their care and compassion

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(1) Wayne Samuel Johnson served with the 4th Bn Canadian Guards

(2) Algoma Residential Community Hospic, 229 Fourth Line Wes7, Sault Ste Marie ON P6A 5K8

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Thanks to Ambrose Dwyer for the information

. Al Johnston received the message below from a B.R Whiteside in the Netherlands.


It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of Stan Benetau, Stan passed away 30 Sept - 2011, quietly in his sleep, in a hospital in Osnobruck Germany, after a short illness.

Mrs. S. Benetau

Karl - Wagenfeld Strasse 7 , 49525 Lengerich , Germany

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The Guards Depot Recruit Register and the Regimental Nominal Roll shows;

SA 127637 Gdsm Stanley Edmond Joseph Beneteau, Rec 2212, 1st Bn.

.………………Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on September 28, 2012

MACLEAN, F. Ruth Passed away September 25, 2012 in Victoria, B.C. Ruth was born and lived her early years in Chilliwack, B.C. She lived in Alberta and Ontario before she met and married Charles (Charlie) MacLean. His military career included postings in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Manitoba before a final posting to Victoria where they retired. Ruth was a volunteer for many years with the Canadian Cancer Society, a member and President of the Saanich Rotary Anns, and was a member of St Aidan's United Church where she served on the session and with Iona Fellowship. She was a former member of the Royal Oak Golf Club and enjoyed memberships in various bridge clubs.

Survived and greatly missed by her husband Charles, daughter Janet Charchuk, granddaughter Kendelle Charchuk, brother Allan Mitchell of Chilliwack and sisters-in-law Jean and Alice Mitchell, as well as numerous nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by brothers Graham, Robert, Austin (Pat) Mitchell and sister Grace (Neil) Erickson and sister in law Evelyn Mitchell.

The family would like to thank the staff of the ambulance service, VGH 6th Floor South, and ER Trauma.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Obituary for Donald Perry courtesy Murphy Funeral Home, Pembroke. excerpts


Donald Perry  Retired Canadian Forces

Peacefully, with his loving family by his side at Marianhill Palliative Care on Saturday morning August 25, 2012 at the age of 71 years. Don Perry of Allumette Island Quebec, beloved husband of Joyce Perry (nee Wendler). Loved and cherished father of Ann Marie Chaput (Mike), Allumette Island, April Perry (Zouheier Yassin), Orleans and Michael Perry of Pembroke. Loving grandfather of Taylor and Sydney Chaput and Chad and Ethan Yassin. Dear brother of Ken Perry (Marg), Helen McGuire (Jim), James Perry (Lydia), Lyle Perry (Carol), Irene Denault (Jim), Allan Perry (Lorna) and Susan Fleury (Mickey). Don will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews …..In memory of Don, donations to Marianhill Palliative Care Unit  (600 Cecelia St, Pembroke, ON K8A 7Z3) would be appreciated by the family. Condolences, tributes, donations

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Donald Perry. Recruit 2103, served with the 1st and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Denis Hyde for the information  (Sep 5)

Ottawa Citizen August 29, 2012 Edition

FRANK, Carol Anne

- Passed away at the Pembroke Regional Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday, August 27, 2012 in her 78th year.

Carol Frank (nee Hill) of Round Lake Centre, and formerly of Chalk River, beloved wife and best friend of Vincent Frank. (*)  

Dear mother of Wayne (Christine), Westmeath; Randy, Elliott Lake; Brian (Heather), Trenton; and Carolyn, Ottawa. Predeceased by son Gary. Grandmother of Katrina, Holly & Jason; Chad, Candise & Zachary; and Bryon & Tara; as well as many great-grandchildren. Sister of Paul, Linda (Ken), Bob (Joanne), Sue (Paul) & Pat (Derrek). Daughter of the late Les and Dorothy Hill (nee Topping). Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

(As an expression of sympathy, donations to the MS Society would be appreciated.) Online condolences and donations are available at

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(*)Vincent Frank, 2nd and 1st Bns Canadian Guards

Obituary for Armand Vandale , courtesy  Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home Wasaga Beach, Ont.

Vandale, Armand “Cliff”

Passed away peacefully on Saturday August 25, 2012 at McKenzie Richmond Hill Hospital in his 78th year. Cliff of Wasaga Beach, will be sadly be missed by his wife Sylvia of 57 years. Cliff will always be cherished by sons Don (Judy) and Richard (Julie). Cliff is predeceased by his son Derek. Cliff will always be special “Pops” and “Grampy” to 4 grand children and 2 great grandchildren. Cliff is fondly remembered by a brother and sisters and many nieces and nephews. Cliff had a distinguished career of 29 years with Canada’s military that included one peacekeeping mission to Cyprus and he was also an accomplished gymnast that toured Canada with the Military Tattoo. After retiring he remained busy as an active member of many service clubs. His passion for music kept him very busy over the years entertaining many seniors.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association would be appreciated.

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Sgt Armand Clifford Vandale, CD, PERI, served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Henry Green for the information

 Obituary for Rev. James MacIntosh, courtesy Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, Berwick, Nova Scotia.

MacIntosh, Reverend James Henry, BA, M. Div., LT-Col C.D., (Ret) Chaplain - 81, of Annapolis Royal, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the Annapolis Community Health Centre, Annapolis Royal. Born at home in Dundee, Cape Breton on September 23, 1930; he was one of the ten children born to James H. and Mary Belle (Ross). He attended the local one-room school with his mother as the teacher. After high school, in St. Peters; Jim enlisted in the army and was sent to Korea. Following his discharge he enrolled at Mount Allison University in Arts and Theology and met his wife Mary-Elizabeth (Atkinson). Jim attended Pine Hill Divinity Hall (class of 1958) and was ordained by the Maritime Conference of the United Church of Canada. After serving pastoral charges in Noel, and Alberton, PEI, Jim re-enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces as a chaplain and had eight postings in Canada and overseas retiring as a LT-Col, command chaplain of Training Systems. Nova Scotia called Jim to the Annapolis-Granville Pastoral Charge in 1983 where as minister and minister emeritus he served faith fully until his death.

He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts, V.O.N., Canadian Cancer Society, Annapolis Community Health Centre Foundation, Royal Canadian Legion Port Royal Branch #21, Annapolis Royal Police Commission, Annapolis Heritage Society, and the Men's Club of Saint George and Saint Andrew United Church. Jim maintained a busy schedule until very recently. He had many years of great joy in his A-frame cottage on the “Arm of Gold” and relaxing on his deck beside the fish pond with friends and family. Carpentry was Jim’s hobby and he donated many fine examples of his workmanship to charity auctions.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary, daughters Amy Moonshadow, Halifax; Heather (Bob) Rice, Lake La Rose; son Ross (Heather Mader), Mermaid, P.E.I; and was "Grampy Sir" to David Ross MacIntosh and Scott James Dale MacIntosh; sister Florence (Stewart) Bissett, Cole Harbour; twin sister Mary Isabel (Anthony Russo) Dundee and Conway, N.H.; brother-in-law Ken Ferguson; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Jim was predeceased by brothers Ross, Ed, Archie, Gerry, Billy and sister Jane Ferguson.

A celebration of Jim's life and work will take place on Thursday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in the Saint George and Saint Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal with Reverend Alfred Woodworth officiating; followed by a reception. Burial will take place at a later date in Black River United Church Cemetery, Cape Breton. Family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the doctors and staff of the Annapolis Community Health Centre and their wonderful friends, neighbours and brothers of his Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Annapolis Community Health Centre or Saint George and Saint Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal. Donations and condolences may be sent to the above address or by visiting:

Lt Col James Henry  MacIntosh, RCACh C, served with the 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Ian Inrig for the information  (Aug 27)

Padre J MacIntosh, 2nd Bn Officers Mess photo in late 1963 (GJH)

Obituary for Michael Brodsky - please click here

excerpts - Obituary courtesy Merritt Funeral Home, 287 Station Street, Smithville, Ontario

Arnold & Bev DesBarres July 14, 2012

DESBARRES: Arnold and Bev: Suddenly and tragically as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Stephenville, Newfoundland on Saturday, July 14, 2012, Arnold Frederick DesBarres in his 70th year and Beverly Ann DesBarres (nee Cormier) in her 68th year.  Arnold and Bev were married for 47 years. Beloved parents of David and his wife Laura  DesBarres and Brenda and her husband Randy Taylor.  Cherished Nannie and Poppy of Dakota Taylor and Nathan Taylor.  Arnold is survived by his siblings Emerson, Gerald (Bonnie), Joan Burke (Carvel), Lester (Gladys), Barb MacPhee, and Donny (Mary).  Predeceased by his  parents, Frederick and Mary DesBarres, brother Burnell and sister-in-law Dorothy.  Bev is survived by her sister-in-law Sheila Cormier and brother-in-law Freddy Henwood.  Predeceased by her parents Jude and Alice Cormier, siblings Gornel Cormier, Linda Henwood, Caroline Cormier and Ricky Cormier.  Arnold and Bev will also be sadly missed by 20 nieces and nephews, other family members and many close friends .  . .The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Martin of Tours' Catholic Church, 166 West Street (Regional Road 20), Smithville on Monday July 23, 2012 at 11 am.   If desired, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home.

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Arnold Frederick DesBarres, Recruit 3781, served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Joe White for the information

Obituary       courtesy Ainsworth Funeral Home, 288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington, Ontario  

Passed away  with his family at his side at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, Picton on Monday, July 16th, 2012

CORNELIS "CHUCK" SLIK  of Picton in his 71st year

Dear and loving husband of Pamela Slik. Protecting father of Manson and his wife Lori and Danya and her partner Ekem.  Fun-loving Opy of Nathan, Ethan,Hallawell, Alex and Connor. Survived by his sisters Grace and Ineke and brothers Jan and Rudi. Predeceased by his sister Louise. Cherished by his mother-in-law Betty Fraser.

In true Chuck fashion, he embraced each day and every relationship with an endless attitude of optimism and hope.

Friends may gather with the family at the Waring Hall at the Waring House Inn, Picton on Saturday, July 28th from 1-3 p.m.  

A Celebration of Chuck’s Life will take place on his 71st birthday, Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 p.m. at the Picton United Church. Memorial Donations to the Kente Public School or Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School Music Program or the Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences and donations at

Donations to Kente Public School Music Program may be made payable to Kente Public School and mailed to 264 County Road  #19, Ameliasburg, ON K0K 1A0  *Please designate Music Program on the Memo line of the cheque

Donations to Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School may be made payable to Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School and mailed to 27 Corey Street, Bloomfield, ON  K0K 1G0

*Please designate Music Program on the Memo line of the cheque

Donations to Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors can be mailed to 281 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

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Cornelis "Chuck" Slik, Recruit 2629, served with The Canadian Guards 1st Battalion.

Thanks to Mick Splaine for the information.

Black Watch Friends:

Regret to notify you of the recent passing of Ralph Hanson in British Columbia.

SG 12621 Ralph H. Hanson passed away on June 14, 2012 in Comox BC. Ralph enrolled in December 1953, serving first in 4 Cdn Gds before transferring to 1 RHC in 1957. His service in 4 Cdn Gds included a tour in Korea in 1953-54. He joined B Coy 1 RHC in Camp Aldershot, served in Germany (Fort St Louis) in 1959-62 and returned with the unit to Camp Gagetown. Ralph remained in B Coy until 1966 and squeezed in a tour in Cyprus with 2 Cdn Gds in 1965. In 1966 he started working in the Red Hackle Club, remaining in that position until taking his release in 1970. Ralph returned to his pre-army occupation as a hard rock miner in NB, this time in Tumbler Ridge BC. He retired in 1989, moved to Canoe BC, and finally to Comox BC in 2007 to be with his son Perley and family.   

With thanks to David Leslie for providing above information.


Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Thanks to Gerry Wharton for the information

. Obituary courtesy Eaton Funeral Home

Edwin 'Ted' Chambers

Edwin Raymond ‘Ted’ Chambers of Listowel, died peacefully surrounded by his family, on June 27, 2012, in his 79th year. He lived a full, happy life and was a loving, giving, and inspirational husband, father, and grandfather who will live in our hearts forever.

In 1957, he married Marie Krauter, and is the much loved father of three; Paul of Barrie, David and his wife Pam of Kitchener, and Deanna and her husband John Griffis of London, and the grandfather of Hailey and Zach Griffis.

Ted is the cherished brother of Joan and Cec Clark of Thamesford, Jack and Yolande Chambers of Chilliwack, Tom and Donna Chambers of Alliston, and Pat and Chuck Redman of Grand Bend. He is also the beloved brother-in-law of Paul and Marjorie Krauter of Listowel, and Olive Chambers of Dutton. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Born in Hamilton on August 31, 1933 to the late Walter Edwin Raymond 'Ray' and Florence (Bishop) Chambers, he was also predeceased by his brother Ralph Chambers.

He was a humble man with a quick sense of humour and an insatiable curiosity of the world around him. Ted had a career as an officer in the Armed Forces and served in Germany and Ghana. In civilian life he became a high school teacher, and during his summers he built a plane in which he and Marie flew across Canada and to Oshkosh.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Listowel Memorial Hospital, North Perth Community Hospice or Knox Presbyterian Church, Listowel, would be appreciated.

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Edwin Raymond "Ted" Chambers, CD, served with The Canadian Guards 4th and 2nd Bns.

Thanks to Ed Theoret and Gerry Wharton for the information

……Obituary courtesy Tubman Funeral Home

 MacIver, William Charles   Major (Ret) CD

The Canadian Guards and CSIS

April 26, 1932 – June 15, 2012

Peacefully at home with his family by his side.  Beloved husband of Selma.  Son of the late Roderick and Gladys MacIver.  Loving father of Roderick MacIver and Lorraine MacIver.  Proud and cherished Paka of Maxwell, William, and Colin.  Dear brother of Norma Tice (Bill) and Mary Armstrong (Clyde).  Bill served in Korea, Germany and Canada with The Canadian Guards.  He attended the Canadian Army Staff College, Kingston 1963 – 65 and on retirement from the military he was  one of the founding ADM of CSIS.  As a dedicated member of the Canadian Guards Association he was instrumental in building its membership to its current strong position.  His quiet leadership and dedication will be greatly missed by his regimental comrades.  The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to VAC, Kathy the CCAC Coordinator and the palliative care team in particular Dr. V. Hurdon for their assistance and care.   Interment at the National Military Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Condolences, tributes and donations may be made at

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Thanks to Howie Pierce and Gerry Wharton for the information  Click this link also. (June 24)

To our dear friends of the Canadian Guards regimental family: Kit and I have lost our beloved grandson Liam. . Our dear grandson was accepted openly and warmly into our regimental family, for which we give our heartfelt thanks to all who met him…we could not have been more proud of him. Nor could we have loved him more in the twenty rich, short years he shared with us, with his loving sister, our Fritha, and his adoring parents, our Victoria and Geoff. Forever in loving memory of our Liam,

His Nana and Granddad Kit and Steve (Brodsky) (click this link)  

I just discovered Gdsm Ed Burton, who was 7 Company 2nd Bn back in 1964-65, passed away in 2008 of a stroke. He will be missed

Guardsman Rick Holder, 2nd Battalion, 7 Co. 1964 ...(Via Bruce  Gormley June 2012)

Obituary courtesy Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home

MOORE, Francis Joseph “Dick”, 84 – Aylesford, passed away gently in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Nova Scotia on 24 May, 2012. Born in Halifax on January 28, 1928, he was the son of the late William and Anne (Conway) Moore. Francis lived with his wife, four sons, and a family dog Frankie in Aylesford, Nova Scotia. When not contending for Canada’s Worst DIY, he was active on the flea market circuit. He maintained a courteous and jovial disposition. A long military service began with the Princess Louise Fusiliers in Halifax, served in Korea with the 3rd Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, returned to Canada re-badged as the 2nd Canadian Guards, posted to the 1st Canadian Guards when posted to Aldershot as I staff. On active service retirement, he enlisted in the West Nova Scotia Regiment (Reserve). Other employment was with the Town of Kentville Fire Department and Valley Flag Services/ his surviving family members are his wife Janette (Meister); sons, Daniel (Yarmouth), Michael (Cranbrook, BC), Patrick (Aylesford), Timothy (Canning), Steven (Lower Sackville), Roger (Aylesford), and Brian (Aylesford); daughter Janette (Carpenter)(Kentville); brothers, Richard (Winnipeg) and Stanley (Chester). He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Francis was predeceased by an infant brother Danny and eldest brother William. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Special thanks to Dr. Mary Joseph, the Dept of Veteran Affairs, the VON, the many specialists and service providers. Donations in memory of Francis may be made to a charity of your choice. . Donations or condolences may be sent to the above address or by visiting:

Thanks to Terry Dexter, Chris Beattie and Don MacKinnon for the information.

Colonel Malcolm Francis MACLACHLAN

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MACLACHLAN, Colonel Malcolm Francis (1917 2012) B.A., B.Ed, O.B.E., M.E. Born Great Village, N.S., he was the son of Donald MacLachlan and Alberta (Layton) MacLachlan. Malcolm married Josephine Allen and their children are Janet, Donald and Duncan. He received his early schooling in Great Village and then attended Acadia University. In 1940 he proceeded overseas with the Cape Breton Highlanders and he served in Italy and Northwest Europe. Later he served as Commanding Officer of the Third Battalion Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry in Korea; Commanding Officer, Second Battalion, The Canadian Guards, Petawawa; on the directing staff of the British Army Staff College, Camberly, England; Director, Army Personnel, Canadian Army Headquarters; Chief of Staff, Western Army Command; Commander of the Alberta Area; Military; Advisor to the Canadian High Commisioner in New Delhi, India; in 1971, Director of Intelligence Services, Canadian Forces Headquarters in Ottawa. He received the Military Cross in 1944 and the Order of the British Empire in 1953. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Josephine and is survived by his children, Janet, Donald and Duncan, and his sister Donalda Nelson of Truro N.S.  please, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Heart and Stroke foundation. 656748

Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on May 23, 2012   Thanks Steve Brodsky

. obituary from the Ottawa Citizen May 19, 2012 Edition.

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MELOCHE, Joseph Gerard Plaude

Passed away peacefully at home on Wed. May 16th, 2012, in his 83rd year. Predeceased by wife Lena (1970). Survived by sons Peter (Linda), Gerry (Linda Kramer), Charles and his grandchildren Jennifer, Jeremy and Michelle. Predeceased by granddaughter Melanie (1978) and his 9 brothers and sisters. .

Sgt Joseph Gerard Plaude Meloche, CD, served with the 2nd and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards, and the Petawawa Army Cadet Camp.   

Obituary from The Chronicle Herald May 15, 2012 Edition

ZINCK (Cadenhead), Nancy Ruth- East Dover, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2012, in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII. Born in Toronto, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Minnie Cadenhead. She was a member of William Black Memorial United Church, Glen Margaret. Nancy worked in many wonderful offices as a legal secretary and executive assistant, most recently at Salter Street Films in Halifax. Nancy is survived by her husband of 47 years, Garfield "Ken "; son, Jim (Kim), Toronto; daughter, Deborah (Gil), Edmonton; grandchildren, Noah, Simon and Nick; brothers, Tom (Mary), Fergus, Ont.. Bruce (Valerie), Scarborough, Ont. She was predeceased by a son and two daughters in infancy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to William Black Memorial United Church or to a charity of one's choice. Words of comfort may be sent to the family by visiting:

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