Bereavements since April 10 2015

Robert "Bobbo" Wellington

It is with great sorrow that the family announces his passing on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 in Sudbury at the age of 74 years. Son of the late William “Bill” and late Mildred (Bucknell) Wellington. Beloved husband of 45 years to Colleen (Lagree) Wellington. Loving father of Donna Hopkin (Jeff), Barbara Courtney, Kim Cropper, Blaine Morris, Jennifer Wellington (Kevin) and Son-in-Law Eugene Courtney. Cherished Papa of Jamie (Karina), Dylan (Stacey), Megan (Richard), Virginia, Eugene, Brandon, Jake, Enya, Sara-Grace, Morgan and Katilaya. Dear brother of Raymond Wellington. Predeceased by his sister Faye Bellefeuille (Neil). Sadly missed by his nephew Troy, his nieces Sheila and Cynthia, his extended family and many friends. Bob was a Veteran and a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 230. Bob was very active in his community where he coached bowling, ringette, and hockey. Bob will be most remembered by his grandchildren for being the toughest diving judge and the master of Rock, Paper, Scissors.


Donations in Bob’s memory can be made (by cheque only) to the Lung Association. Arrangements entrusted to the Cooperative Funeral Home, Sudbury.

Cuz Bob NOSE!

Obituary link

KEDDY IVORY MUNROE, beloved husband of Therese Munroe, of Lethbridge formerly of Barons, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 78 years.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Therese and daughter Kim(Tyler), sons Keddy Jr.(Darlene), Larry, Brian (Sue) and daughter-in-law Kerry, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and his sisters Linda (Dave) and Wanda (Keith) of Nova Scotia. He was born on January 5 1937 in the family home in Whitehead Nova Scotia.
He began working at an early age first on the tugboats and they took him as far as Bermuda. He spent time in the army with his brother Brad and was an iron worker for many years after travelling west by train. Before retirement he spent 15 years as custodian of Barons School. He was a long time Legion member, hard worker and dependable guy that enjoyed many good times.  
We will miss everything about him particularly his strength, but know he is in the company of many fabulous family and friends especially his parents Ivory and Evelyn, Uncle Billy, brothers and best friends Donnie (2004), Brad (2013) and his son Russ (December 14, 2014). Until we meet again, may your beer be cold and lobster straight from the sea!
Interment will take place at a later date in Nova Scotia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael's Health Centre - 1400 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4V5

MYLES, Anita
Peacefully on November 29, 2015 at the age of 87, cared for by the loving and exceptional staff of Medex Extendicare on Baseline Road, Ottawa. Anita Myles (nee Petitpas), born on February 19, 1928 in Saint John, New Brunswick and raised in Quebec City to parents Mederic Edmund Petitpas and Louise Bertha Lawrence. Anita was predeceased by her beloved Husband Robert Burns Myles (passed 2003), her Daughter Lise Bohna (nee Myles) and Brothers – Raymond, Harold, Lawrence and Louis. Anita is survived by her Sister Marie Keane (nee Petitpas), Brother Melvin Petitpas, Son Lawrence Myles, Daughters - Lucie, Emily, Anne-Marie, Jessica, Grandchildren - Angelena, Jordann, Max, Ella, Joey, Amanda, Kyle and Great-Grandson Robert. Anita had an unwavering faith in God and was a five decade long member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Above all, she was a devoted Wife and Mother to her Family, extended family and to anyone in need. Her unconditional love and support will be greatly missed by her children, who would not be where they are today without her fierce devotion. . In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Max Keeping Fund For Kids at CHEO, in honor of her love and devotion for all children. Condolences may be at

Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 2, 2015 -

HALEY, John Armand Scott (Jas)  M.M.M. C.D.

Captain, (Ret’d) The Canadian Guards

Veteran of the Korean War

Passed away peacefully at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on Sunday, November 29, 2015. Beloved husband of Joan (Hill) Haley. Son of the late Frederick and Della Haley, Niagara-on-the-Lake, predeceased by his first wife Iris Hamilton and brothers Jerrold and Allen Haley.


Survived by his children Corinne Adams (Robert), Kathleen Davidson (Donald), Christine Haley, stepchildren Mark Hill (Kathy), Michael Hill (Donna), Tracy Malo (Frank) and sister Denise Haley Meebeor (John). Armand is also survived by his adored and special grandchildren, Catherine, Victoria, Jeremy, Sydney, Kevin, Haley Ann and Shelby Ann.

Jas’ military career included service with The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, The Royal Canadian Regiment, The Canadian Guards and the Supplementary Ready Reserve. Jas was the last serving Guardsman wearing the Canadian Guards cap star.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Pinecrest Remembrance Chapel, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm.

As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.  

For those of you who knew Armand well, please remember him fondly as a kind, caring, generous and humble man -- a real gentleman.

Band Sergeant Derek Sheldrake.

"It is with sadness that we inform all members of the Guards Family of the demise of our good friend Derek Sheldrake at Ottawa Civic Hospital on Friday 20th November 2015. Derek was an outstanding member of the Regimental Band and a first class musician, he will be greatly missed.

Attached is the obituary from the Ottawa Citizen which gives further details.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ian Turnbull.

FAULKENHAM, Wayne - Peacefully at Marianhill on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 in his 69th year. Wayne Faulkenham of Pembroke, beloved husband of Brenda Philips. Loving father of Sherry and Dereck. Loving step-father of Steven Philips, Brent (Tara) Philips and Wendy (Mark) Saucier. Dear grandpa of Damien, Chelsea, Riley, Ethan, Brock, Blake and James. Dear brother of Sharon. Respecting Wayne's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of the Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St., Pembroke, ON, K8A 5T8 (613) 732-7481 on Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 11 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Marianhill Memorial Fund would be appreciated. Online Condolences may be left at

Raye Vernor Clark 1939-2015 Raye Vernor Clark The family of Raye Vernor Clark (born 24 April 1939) of Chipman, NB regret to announce that Raye passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers hospital on November 17, 2015. Raye served in Canada and Germany with the 2nd. Battalion of the Regiment of Canadian Guards, as a Police Officer with the Ottawa Police Department and an assistant unit Supervisor with the Ottawa-Carleton social services Department in Ottawa, Ontario.

At age 42 he attended The University of Guelph as a full-time student, graduating in 1984 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. After graduation he developed and managed various vocational training programs for employment and training life skills trainers of mentally handicapped persons in New Brunswick. In 1987 he became Manager of the Vocational Services Department with the Ontario Government’s facility of Muskoka Center in Gravenhurst, Ontario where he managed a staff of twenty one support workers implementing supported employment programs for handicapped residents who were trained to work and live in their home communities. Raye is survived by Fiancé Joan Rogers of Chipman, NB (and her three children; Trina of Chipman, Melissa of Rothesay & Lloyd of PEI) , his brother Sterling Clark (Trina); several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Parents; Charles Millage Clark and Lillian Mae (Estey), his siblings; Russell, Leon Clark Jr. (Sonny), Wynn Clark, Pearl (Clark) Dunham, Frances Clark, his wife; Sally Agnes Elizabeth (Smith), his faithful dog; Cooper and Kitter; the cat. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Unicamp of Ontario C/O The Center for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Ave. Toronto, Ontario M5T 2C7 1-519-925-6432

Hi Folks: ... the wife of Carl Gormley, Past President of Atlantic Branch and mother of Bruce Gormley who maintained the Honour Roll of deceased for many years

Robie W……………………GORMLEY, Marguerite Joyce “Marg (Click link to Funeral home below)


Obituary Maj (Ret’d)  H. Wain King, CD

Wain passed away on August 26th, 2015 at Parkwood Court, Victoria, BC. He

was in his 95th year.  He is pre-deceased by his gentle wife Mary (2011)

and their grandson Christian (2009) and great granddaughter Faith (2014).

He will be dearly missed by his children Sandra (Ross), Douglas (Gabriela)

and Vivienne, his grandchildren Kristianne, Alexis and Devon and his

great-grandchildren Kathryne, Nicholas and Elijah. Serving in the Canadian

Army from 1939 to 1969, he was proudest of the time he spent as an officer

in the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Sicily, Italy and Northwest

Europe during World War II.  We would like to express our deepest gratitude

to the caring staff at Parkwood Court. Interment will take place at a later

date at the Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB

Maj H. Wain King also served with the Canadian Guards

Postscript: ( Ross Bounsall Aug 28)

Wain specifically asked to have "The Regiment," mentioned in his obituary. He related to the Hasty P's much more positively than the Guards. Freshly commissioned in the P.L.D.G's, he arrived in Picton in 1939 (because he wanted to get in the fight) to join the Regiment. Coming from an "1890s background" and recently graduating from Ashbury, I could never understand how he ever related to the "Plough Jockeys," as they were direct opposites.

He never spoke of his military life until the two of us started to attend reunions. He will meet his wife again, not in uniform this time, but in his blazer and flannels.

My wife and I will take him to Calgary for internment next Friday.

Elsie Bonderud (nee Kuta)
Of Carleton Place, ON, passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015 at the age of 77. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 55 years, Bob, along with their three sons Wayne (Sherry), Rob (Donna) and Brian (Sueleina). Cherished grandmother of six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation is planned for immediate family and close friends. In memoriam, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen from July 18 to July 19, 2015 -

Allen Peter Foley  1944-2015

Allen Peter Foley - 70, of Kentville, passed away on June 24, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. Born in England, he was a son of the later Allen B. and Eileen (Reynolds) Foley. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces and later served with the Reserves. He was a member of the Canadian Guards Association and the Royal Canadian Legion, Kings Branch No. 6, Kentville. He was an avid golfer and worked at Ken-Wo Golf and Country Club for many years. He is survived by a daughter, Dawn (Steven) Geroni, Ontario; a son, Christopher, Ontario; a grandson, Nathan; six siblings, Jeff (Carol), Camrose, Alberta; Michael (Linda), Oxford; Gerald, Calgary, Alberta; Alayne (Randy) Cunningham, St. Albert, Alberta; Madeline Foley, Wetaskiwin, Alberta; Maureen Foley, Kentville; long-time friend, Carolyn Nicholson, Calgary; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. A Royal Canadian Legion graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 24, 2015 in the Veteran's Plot of Elm Grove Cemetery, Steam Mill, Kings County. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online inquiries or condolences may be directed to

Born In: Robinsons, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada September 14th, 1945

Passed in: Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada on April 16th, 2015


In Loving Memory of Boyd Shears

Sept. 14, 1945 to April 16, 2015

He will be deeply missed by his daughters Dana and Jennifer and grandsons Jack and Mack. His brothers, sisters, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was loved by all for his warmth, kind heart and wonderful smile.

Full Obituary

Boyd served with the 1st Battalion in Cyprus , He later took his release from the service and joined the RCMP (Mike Power)

Obituary courtesy The Chronicle Herald – Edited

BAYERS, Basil Phillip

Age 77 of Musquodoboit Harbour, passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on June 1, 2015. With heavy hearts we say goodbye to our Dad, but we know he has reunited with Mon and family in a better place. He is survived by his children, Michael (Colleen), Michelle Hylands (Robin), Mary Bryant (Gregg), Mark (Danielle) and his sister, Mazie Bayers. He is also survived by his fantastic grandchildren, Cooper, Emjay, Cole, Brooke, Ceilidh, Connor, Jaime, Emma, River and Lindsey; as well as his many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Basil’s greatest joy were his grandchildren but he showed the same kindness and joy when around all children.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Twin Oaks Memorial Hospital Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, B0J 2L0,  in memory of Basil Bayers.

Basil Philip Bayers, CD, Recruit 44, served with the 1st Bn, Canadian Guards.

June 15, 2015

Fellow Royal Canadians (From various sources)

             Regimental Headquarters has received word of the passing of a member of our Regimental family and Korean War Veteran. Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Albani Albert "Bert" Rajotte (Ret'd) of Sherwood Park, Alberta passed away on Monday 08 June 2015. Born on 19 November 1929 he was 85 years of age. Chief Warrant Officer Bert Rajotte was a tough, conscientious professional soldier, very well respected in the several regiments he served in, including The Royal Canadian Regiment, the Canadian Guards, and the Canadian Airborne Regiment. He served in Korea with 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) during 1953-1954. He would fight in the Battle of Hill 187, 02-03 May 1953, Canada's bloodiest engagement during the Korean War. When 3 RCR was reduced to nil strength on 21 July 1954 and redesignated as 1st Battalion Canadian Guards, Chief Warrant Officer Rajotte rebadged to the Guards. Following the formation of the Canadian Airborne Regiment on 08 April 1968, he volunteered for service as a paratrooper, becoming a Company Sergeant-Major with 1 Commando of the Airborne Regiment. Chief Warrant Officer Rajotte was also a CSM in the Airborne Regiment during Operation ESSAY, the military response to the October (FLQ) Crisis, that operation commencing in Montreal on 15 October 1970. Following retirement he was a member of The RCR Association. For more information please see obituary below.

Joseph Albani Albert "Bert" RAJOTTE

RAJOTTE, Joseph Albani Albert "Bert". Very suddenly, on the morning of June 8, 2015, we lost Bert Rajotte at the age of 85. Bert was a doting husband, proud father and grandfather, and nearly giddy great- grandfather. He leaves behind his beloved Mary Ellen and their five children, Kathy (Russ), Joe (Lovie), Gerrie (Bob), Chriss (Tom) and Therese (Tom); grandchildren, Doug, Nicola, Andrew, Erin, Jordan, Lesley, Troy, Jeremy, Albert, and Ellen, Quinn; and four great-grandchildren, Colby, Carter, Amelia, and Maxwell. We will miss him dearly, and continue to tell his stories to his descendants in the years to come. … In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Bert's name to Valour Place, or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. To send condolences please visit - See more at: guest book

BOTTING, Gerald "Gerry" Major (Retired) 2-PPCLI Peacefully at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the age of 87 after a long life of dedicated public service. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joan. He will be fondly remembered by sons Brian (Julie), Geof (Sian) and grandchildren Jim, Brianna, Brittany and Connor. Gerry joined the Canadian Army in 1949 and served with 2 PPCLI in Korea. He fought in the Battle of Kapyong where his Battalion received the U.S. Presidential Unit Citation. His military career continued after Korea as a member of the Canadian Guards[A]. He served on United Nations peacekeeping missions and upon his retirement from the military embarked upon a career in the civil service. After retirement, he continued to be active in the community, including serving as President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #97 and spent many and happy years in Prescott, ON. His many years of dedication to Canada were reciprocated by the wonderful care he received at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Perley & Rideau Foundation  [B]  or the True Patriot Love Foundation. [C]

[A]  Maj Gerald E.A. Botting, CD.  served with the 4th, 2nd and 1st Bns, Canadian Guards.

[B] 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, ON, K1G 5Z6

[C] 130 Bloor Street W, Suite 905, Toronto, ON, M5S 1N5 - See more at: Ottawa Citizen

Joe Pelisek

Excerpts: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Joe Pelisek on Friday, May 1, 2015. He was the much-loved father to Mark (Karen), Amanda and Christine. His two grandchildren Shannon and Rachael will lovingly miss him. He is predeceased by his devoted wife Mary, his sister Bonnie Swan, his mother Marguerite Johns and father, violinist Vincent Pelisek. Born and raised in Ottawa, he graduated from Carleton University with two degrees, one in journalism and the other in Arts. He joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a teenager and retired as a Captain. It was through the military that he met Mary, a Staff Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps. A journalist at heart, Joe spent his career in the federal government as a Commerce Officer and Director of Information. While there, he served on the National Board of Directors with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. After he retired, he devoted enormous energy to the Retired Members Guild and became the president of the NCR Chapter and National President. His tenacity was legendary. Under his leadership, the NCR Chapter became one of the largest and most active. For his untiring service, he was awarded the PIPSC Service Award and was twice the recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Service. Joe was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Canadian Guards, Governor General's Foot Guards (Reserve), the GGFG Foundation (President), GGFG Association (President), Guards Club of Ottawa (President) and Edinburgh Lodge 736 (Past Master). He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration, the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal and Army Cadet Medal. He was a true gentleman and loyal to his friends and family.

Click here for full obituary  McEvoy-Shields Funeral Home

Obituary courtesy Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home

Obituary for James “Jim” Purcell  

With sad and thankful hearts, the family bids farewell to Jim Purcell, of Pembroke, who passed away at Marianhill on April 18th, 2015, in his 83rd year.

Loving and devoted husband of almost 61 years to Ila (nee Neumann). Dear father of Tanya (Rick) Limoges, Tyson (Diane) Purcell and Troy (Jo-Ann) Purcell. Doting "Pappa" of Tarwyn, Marcie, Kristen, Jodie, Kaitlin and Hannah and his 3 great grandchildren. Also survived by his uncle Harry (Diane) Purcell. Predeceased by brothers Richard and Frank.

Jim served with the Royal Canadian Army (RCR) in Korea and then the Canadian Guards.  Jim was a proud employee of the City of Pembroke for many years. He was a 50+ year member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72, serving in many positions over the years.


Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Online donations and condolences are available at

Thanks Percy Price

Obituary courtesy Murphy Funeral Home

Lawrence Robert (Woody) Woodworth

Retired Canadian Forces, 2 Canadian Guards, 3 RCR, & Federal Dept. Of Public Works

“God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be,  so he put His arms around you and whispered come to me.”

Woody passed away at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Thursday April 16, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer, with his loving family by his side in his 82ND year. Woody Woodworth of Petawawa beloved husband of Ann (nee Antczak) and by first marriage the late Betty Knuth. Dear father and step-father to Gary Woodworth, Ottawa, Richard Langlois (Cathy), Sudbury, Raymond Langlois, Waterloo and Mary Anne Lavigne (Paul), Ottawa. Loving grandfather to Allison, Robert, Christopher, Kelsey and Nicholas. Predeceased by his sister Delores Woodworth. Also survived by nieces and nephews and a special great niece Gracie. He will be missed by a special brother- in-law and sister-in-law Andre and Irene LeClerc.

In memory of Woody, donations to the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Branch [1]. Condolences, tributes, donations

[1]  387 Paquette Road, Petawawa, ON K8H 3J1  Thanks to Bob Harnish for the information.

Joseph Stephen Sanipass, age 74, of Eskasoni, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 12, 2015.

Born in New Brunswick, he was the son of the late John Peter and Bertha (Augustine) Sanipass.

He served in the army for the United States and then for our country of Canada. Steve was a member of the Canadian Guards and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 124, Grandona.

During his early career in law enforcement, Steve was a special constable for the RCMP and a police constable for Eskasoni Police department. Among his many accomplishments his notable one is winning the 1963 Maritime amateur boxing championships becoming the light-heavy weight boxing champion. Steve was a role model for an alcohol and drug free life style for youth and coaching many sports such as baseball, basketball and arm wrestling. He was an excellent coach and mentor for many First Nations youth. He was the first to bring the NHL Oldtimers to the community of Eskasoni. His favorite pastime was Karaoke.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, the former Mary Jane Denny; daughters Bertha and Stephanie; sons John Peter (Joelle), David, Trevor (Chantel); seven grandchildren; brother Joe (Irene) and sister Mary Louise (Raymond) and John Prosper from Wycocomagh (Waycobah), his longtime friend.

He was predeceased by his eldest son, Joseph Sanipass Jr.; sisters Helen, Madeline, Laura and brother Peter.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Gdsm #1609 J Stephen (STEVE) Sanipass Eskasoni Cape Breton RIP.

Thanks to Donald Phillip Mackinnon

Obituary courtesy McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, Guelph, excerpts

Alexander Roy Sarson


Alexander SarsonPassed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Health Care, Guelph on October 18, 2014 in his 76th yr.  Caring Partner of Harold Crawford for 45 yrs. He was a dear family member to Julia and John Cook, Murray and Betty Sarson and Shelley Sarson.  Like a Brother to Wallie MacDonald. Alex also will be missed by many wonderful and caring friends. Predeceased by his parents, Alexander and Eliza Sarson of Pictou N.S.  Alex served with the Canadian Armed Forces 2nd  Battalion The Canadian Guards 1956 – 1960 also Guardsman 10 Company Pipes and Drums. He also served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regiment of Canada.


Memorial contributions to The Guelph Humane Society [*]  or charity of your choice would be appreciated.  We invite you to leave your memories and donations online.

[*]500 Wellington St W, Guelph, ON N1H 6L3

(519) 824-3091

Thanks to Harold Crawford and Al Johnston for the information