Bereavements since Dec 6, 2015

William (Bill) Scott 1935-2016

William (Bill) Edward Scott, 81, of Woodstock NB passed away peacefully on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Upper River Valley Hospital Waterville NB. Bill was born in Four Falls NB on June 23, 1935 son of the late Byron and Rachel Scott.

Bill is survived by his wife, Judy Scott, daughter, Elizabeth Christie (Ronald), sons, Darrell Scott (Marisol), Paul Edgar (Teresa), David Edgar (Lorelee), grandchildren, Ronnie, Hannah (Brock), Jessica, Caleb, Kelsey, Carter, Keanna, Paige, Gavin, sisters, Reta Harrison, Marie Empey (Arnold), brother, Donnie Scott (Beverly), several nieces, nephews and step children.

Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by son, David Scott, sisters, Stella Armstrong, Madeline Crossman, brothers, Andrew Scott, Ralph Scott, Alfred Scott and Carl Scott.

Visitation will be held at The Carleton Funeral Home & Crematorium 337 Lockhart Mill Road on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 3 PM to 7 PM. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 from St. James United Church at 1 PM. Interment will be held in the Kirk Cemetery at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the River Valley Cancer Support Group, St. James United Church Fund or to NB Minor Hockey Association.   “Serving All Faiths & within the Means of All”

MCpl Augustine Leo Perrone CD (Retired) Canadian Armed Forces, Veteran WW II) Passed away in his 91ST year. Augustine Leo Perrone joined the Merchant Marines in 1941 and after 4 years of service, joined the Canadian Army in 1944 until he retired in 1976. Beloved husband of the late Eva Perrone ( nee McDonald). Survived by children Rosalind (Gary), Fredericton NB, John Perrone, Delaware ON, Linda Best (Charles), Chalk River, Margaret Getson (Patrick), Calgary AB, Jane Webb (Timothy), Brockville, ON, Robert Perrone (Angela), Burton NB, Betty-Anne Gauthier (Robert), Angus ON, Leo Perrone (Christa), Oshawa ON, and grandchildren, LeeAnne, Wanda, Stephanie, Catherine, Sarah, Jesse, Harrison, Gage, Garry, Brian, Tiffany, Lindsay, Joshua, and great grandchildren Kirstan, Melissa, Cathleen, Caden, Tanner, Ari, Alexa, Kyra, Poppy, Cameron, Lilly, Alexis and Maisey. We would like to extend a special thank you to Country Haven, Beachburg, Staff Kellie, Tom, nurses Elizabeth, Pam and Jennifer and PSWs, Bayshore nurses, Jordan, James, Lisa and PSWs Lauren and Kelsey. You gave our Dad the dignity and respect he solely deserved. Funeral Service and interment will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia at a later date and will be announced. In memory of Augustine, donations to Wounded Warriors Canada, would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations    (Dec 12, 2016)

BACON, Robert Leroy “Bob” - Peacefully in hospital Pembroke on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 in his 79th year. Bob Bacon of Pembroke, beloved husband of Gail Ann Bacon (nee VanKoughnett). Loving father of Janet (Mike Truelove) of Thunder Bay, Carrie Mercer of New Brunswick and Aron Bacon of Québec. Former spouse of Ann Marie Bacon of New Brunswick. Step father of Paul, David and Robert Wentzell of Pembroke. Uncle of Brian (Linda) Bacon. Sadly missed by 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. …. Interment of Ashes in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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John Eric Langworth

October 28, 1939 - November 4, 2016 Retired CAF & PWGS.  Peacefully after a two year battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. Cherished husband of Marie (Lapierre), beloved father of Terry (Nicole Kealey) and special daughter Brenda. Pre-deceased by parents Harry and Freda, and brothers Donald and Ronald. Special uncle, brother-in-law and cousin to many in Ottawa and Sudbury. Always remembered as our Mr. Fix-It and the greatest host. Eternally grateful to: Dr. Asmis (and nurse Carol); Dr. Robillard, Palliative Care; and Dr. Brodeur, staff and volunteers at Central West Hospice; who were all so compassionate and caring with John. Private service at John's request. If wished, donations can be made to Central West Hospice or to the OCAPDD Loeb Center, 161 Donald Street, Ottawa, ON. - See more at:  Ottawa Citizen

Lester Richard “Dick” Deyarmond

Deyarmond, Lester Richard “Dick” – Age 77 of Stewiacke East, passed away July 8, 2016, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Upper Stewiacke, he was a son of the late Raymond and Isabel (Power) Deyarmond.

Dick served overseas on peacekeeping duty in Germany and Cyprus, returning to Petawawa, Ont. for some time. He moved back to Nova Scotia and, for a brief time, worked for Mosher Limestone before beginning a career with Nova Scotia Liquor Commission. Following his retirement, Dick was out in the community socializing and playing cards at every opportunity.

Surviving are his son, Douglas (Sheila); grandson, Justin; sister, Carmitta Kennedy; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Myrna Graham; sister, Betty Graham; brothers, Bill, and Stewart in infancy.

Cremation has taken place. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Upper Stewiacke. Memorial donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or Sharon United Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

sb183386 Gdsm Wayne C Rody passed away Sept 21 2016. enlisted in 61-62.  father of 3 boys, grandfather of 16 and 2 greats. Married Karen Perry in 1965. spent many years as a sports conveener and hockey coach. was a fitter welder at retirement. did a tour in Germany (msg from Karen)

John D MacDonald

Born In: GARDINER MINES, Nova Scotia Passed in: GLACE BAY, Nova Scotia
Passed on:
October 26th, 2016

We, the family, regret to announce the sudden passing of our brother, John D. MacDonald, age 76 on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at his residence in Glace Bay. Born and raised in Gardiner Mines, he was the son of the late John F. and Catherine (Pinksten) McDonald. John worked at No. 26 Colliery, retiring after 28 years. He was also a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 6 years. He served with the Canadian Guards in Petawawa, Ontario and Germany with NATO. John was an Honour Guard on Parliament Hill, Ottawa as well as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 3, Glace Bay and a member of the Army, Navy, Airforce Club on Minto Street. His interests included watching scary movies, playing pool, darts and going dancing. John was a lifelong Detroit Red Wings fan. John is survived by his three children, Chad, Jeannie, Adam and five grandchildren. Also surviving is his only sister, Laura Scheller (Brian Stanford); brothers, Bill (Wife, Verna-Deceased), Danny (Wife, Juliette), Reggie, Louie (Wife, Carol Ann) and several nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his ex –wife, Theresa and one brother, Stewart Daniel MacDonald.

Cremation has taken place.  No flowers by request. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at:

Obituary for Ernie Parent

Ernest Joseph Parent of Kincardine passed away at London Victoria Hospital on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in his 79th year.

Cherished husband of the late Margaret Rose Parent (née Chapeskie) (2010). Dear father of Rodger (Pamela Fotheringham) Parent of London and Charlene (Franz Zahn) Parent of Markham. Loving grandfather of Caitlyn & Tyler Parent and Stephanie Zahn. Son of the late Frederic Parent and Edna Babineau. Loving brother of Jeannette Irving of Campbellton, NB, Romeo (Leona) Parent of Campbellton, NB, Louis (Jeaninne) Parent of Dieppe, NB, Louisette (Xavier) Bugold of St.Arthur, NB, Rosalie Bugold of Campbellton, NB and Marguerite Parent of Dieppe, NB. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by brothers Germaine, Raymond, Aumand, Georges and Michel.

Ernie was a devoted and committed member of the community. He was a member of the Lions Club, Royal Canadian Legion, Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine, Kincardine Golf Club and helped build the Kincardine Boardwalk. Ernie served proudly in the Canadian Military from 1956 to 1979. Served overseas in Europe for two years, followed by two tours of duty in the Middle East (Cyprus) with the United Nations Peacekeeping Corps. He began his military career as an infantry machine gunner, and ended his career proudly serving as a member of the Provost Corps. After his military career, Ernie worked for many years in Security at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant. Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kincardine would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Thanks Larry Pace and Moe B

PARSONS, Edward “Clayton– Passed peacefully away on October 25, 2016 at the Palliative Care Unit of the Dr. L.A. Miller Center, Edward “Clayton” Parson in his 76th year. Predeceased by his wife Helen; mother Emma and father Hubert. Leaving to mourn sister Lorraine (ON); brother Jim (NS); his special family Johnny, Denise, Stacey and Jack Hanlon; along with his special friends and acquaintances from his years at CHC and the Canadian Guards; as well as other relatives and friends.  Interment at The Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. .

Please visit to sign the memorial guest book.   Thanks also to The Telegram(St John’s) and Jim King

OKUM, Elmer R. (Retired from 2nd Guards, Picton and 3rd RCR, Petawawa)

- passed away suddenly with family by his side at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Friday, October 21, 2016 in his 79th year.

Elmer Okum of Petawawa, beloved husband of Sandra Okum (nee Pope). Loved father of Penny Doiron, Petawawa; Julie Rilliet (Don), Petawawa and Donald Okum, Angus. Cherished Papa of Andrew Doiron & Amber Doucette; Kassandra Rilliet; and Marissa Okum. Great-grandfather of Lilly. Son of the late Charles & Minnie Okum (nee Buder). Predeceased siblings Hazel Fabian, Harold Okum, Jack Okum and Mary Raun.

 Interment in Bowerman McFaul Cemetery, Prince Edward County . As an expression of sympathy, donations to Sick Kids Hospital would be appreciated. Online donations/condolences are available at

Reg Ewasiuk

C. Roger Fleming, 79, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Stellarton he was a son of the late William and Margaret(Campbell)Fleming. Roger was a life-long resident of Stellarton and spent his life serving the community, which he loved dearly. After high school, Roger joined the army as a member of the Canadian Guards and returned to Stellarton after three years’ service. He was an employee of Michelin Tire for many years until his health required him to take early retirement. Roger’s community spirit was exemplified by his time with the Stellarton Fire Service, where he served as a volunteer firefighter for fourteen years as well as a member of the Executive. Throughout his life, Roger was an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and a passionate Rotarian. Roger’s "life work," however, was with the Pictou County Food Bank East. Roger worked tirelessly with the food bank for over eighteen years, where he sat as the first Chair of the Board. During his time with the food bank, Roger served many roles, but he was particularly proud of his involvement in the development of the new food bank. Roger received many honours for his volunteer efforts, including the inaugural Cyril Reddy Community Volunteer Award, the YMCA Peace Medal, the Rotary club’s Paul Harris Award, the Nova Scotia Provincial Volunteer Award, and the Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee medal. Most of all, Roger will be remembered for his tireless work ethic, his service to others, and love for his family. Roger is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Winnie (Black); three children: Richard Fleming (Karey), Truro; Lynne Evans (Clyde), Halifax, and Katherine Watton (John), Dartmouth; as well as four grandchildren: Kathleen, Lauren, Richard, and Marcus. He is also survived by his two sisters: Vivian Oliver (Jack), Stellarton, Helen Carrigan (Al), St. Louis, Missouri, and their families.

Private burial to follow at Our Lady of Lourdes.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger’s memory may be made to the Pictou County Food Bank

David Bruce Duggan, 79, of Windsor, Hants County passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, September 2, 2016 in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Born on November 4, 1936 in Tufts Cove. He was the son of the late Edward and Edna (Robinson) Duggan.

David served in the Royal Canadian Regiment (
and Canadian Guards)in the military until his retirement. After retiring from the military he served with the Corps of Commissionaires and fully retired in 1991.

Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Isabelle MacDonald; daughters, Margaret “Peggy” MacKay, Cold Lake , Alberta; Karen Rector, Davenport, Iowa; son, David Duggan, Halifax; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Niles (Beverly), St. Albert, Alberta; sisters, Carmel Bell, Whitby, Ontario; Faith Steadman, Bowmanville, Ontario; step-sister, Sheila Shellnut, Halifax; step-brother, Kenneth ( Rowena) Sibley, Meaghers Grant.

David was predeceased by his parents, Edward & Edna Duggan; brother, George Duggan; step-brother, Rodney Sibley.   Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in
Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Garnet Parker officiating. Interment will be in the Ste. Croix Cemetery, St. Croix.

Donations in David’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Recruit # 2200 T.R. Bridger (Tom)

Passed away in Napanee Hospital September 6th, 2016. Tom had suffered from Parkinson's for some time. Cremation has taken place.

Tom served with the 1st. Battalion Canadian Guards.

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R.M.G. (Mick) Splaine

Picton, Ontario  ******Hannah Funeral Home link, click here

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Major (Retd) Nicholas Warren Puddicombe, OMM, CD, CStJ
Died peacefully at home in Brockville on August 21, 2016. Predeceased by his parents Donald Harry and Catherine Louise Puddicombe of Ottawa and Montreal, brother John Edward Puddicombe and his son Andrew Reynolds Puddicombe.

Dearly loved husband for 64 years of Joanie Puddicombe. Much loved father of Nicholas and Cynthia Puddicombe of Sanford Florida, Christopher and Beth Puddicombe of Brockville, Derek Puddicombe and Heather Cuthbert of Ottawa and Alicia Wisdom of Surrey, British Columbia. Blessed by grandchildren, Melissa McCracken, Stephen, Lindsay, Jamie, Kevan and Joey Puddicombe, Shane Huntrods and Alex Liam Joseph Puddicombe, Nicole And Calista Wisdom.

Major Nick Puddicombe was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for which he proudly served for 38 years. First with The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, then The Royal Canadian Regiment, The Canadian Guards and ended his military career with his beloved Brockville Rifles.

He was invested into The Order of the Military Merit, Commander of the Order of St. John and received the Canadian Forces Decoration on three occasions. In 1972 he was appointed as Assistant Manager of the W.B. Reynolds Coal Company of Brockville and after it's amalgamation with Universal Terminals Inc. was appointed to General Manager until his retirement in 1991. He volunteered with the Brockville Rotary and Lions clubs and after 39 years on the Board of St. John Ambulance was made an Honourary Member. He also held the position of Commander of the Brockville Power and Sail Squadron. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Brockville Yacht Club.

Up until his 80th year Nick enjoyed playing tennis on an almost daily basis whether on the courts in Brockville or while he and Joan wintered in Naples, Florida. When time allowed he spent as much time on "Misty Morning" cruising the waters of the St. Lawrence River.

Nick's wish was for donations in his memory be made to St. John Ambulance or a charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

 Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Nick at

Laird, Albert Bruce "Bert" (CD)
(Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72 member) (Member of the Petawawa Lions Club)

Albert "Bert" Laird passed away with his family by his side in the evening of Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Marianhill, Pembroke in his 85th year.

Loving husband of Hanne Laird (nee Jensen). Dear father of Kenneth Laird (Lisa), Stephen Laird (Kari) and Heidi Laird. Proud grandfather of Gregory (Jessica) and Bailey Laird; Morgan and Darcy Laird; Brittany and Jacob Ewing. Great grandfather of Olivia and Emma Laird. Dearest friend of Jack and Jane Kinney of Petawawa. Special thanks to the staff at Marianhill for all their care and compassion.

 (As an expression of sympathy donations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72, Pembroke or to a Military/Veterans Support charity of your choice would be appreciated.) Online condolences/donations are available at

SCOTT; Clifford James "C.J." (retired Major) Passed away peacefully on July 19, 2016 at Parkwood Hospital in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of the late Marie (nee Thompson -2009). Also predeceased by his daughter Collen Victoria Boxem. C.J. is survived by his beloved daughter Linda Bell-Snieder (Peter Snieder) of Goderich, ON; and his grandchildren Suzan Bell (Jamie MacDonald) of Guelph, ON, Matthew Bell of Guelph, ON, Scott Boxem of Shelburne, ON and Ryan Boxem of the North West Territories. C.J. will be fondly remembered by his last surviving sibling John Rock of Aylmer, ON and several nieces and nephews. C.J. held a long and distinguished career with the Canadian Armed Forces which spanned some 36 years and started in 1942 at the Wolseley Barracks. As C.J. completed his jump training he became a member of the newly formed 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion; this took him overseas where he became part of the British 6th Airborne Division. He also served with the Royal Canadian Regiment 2nd and 3rd Battalions, The Canadian Guards and was an Instructor with the Senior NCO and Officer Cadet Wing. During his career C.J. saw active duty in France on D-Day, in Europe and in Korea. Major Scott was appointed a member of the Order of Military Merit in 1978. In Lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation to the "Veterans Care and Comfort Fund" in Memory of C.J Scott would be greatly appreciated. .. the Needham Funeral Home .

Real Maurice Joseph SHARKEY, age 78, passed away in Calgary, 5 June 2016. Guardsman SHARKEY served in the Canadian Guards 1957-1960 as a drummer in the Pipes and Drums of 2nd Battalion The Canadian Guards. During the period 1961-1964, Private SHARKEY served as a tenor drummer in The Black Watch (RHC). He proudly served his country as a member of both regiments in Canada and in Europe.

Interment has taken place in Windsor, ON. (Thanks Fred Marentette)

Richard (Dick) Deyarmond  (see above also)

George ‘Dennis’ Hyde

Dennis Hyde, a regimented, caring man to all who knew him, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 15, 2016. Leaving behind his beloved wife Angela of 49 years and his cherished, loving daughter Heather (Richard). Much loved Grampy to Madison and Hayden, step-grandchildren Taylor and Bryce. His step-sons Bob, John (Sandy) and Dan; siblings Dan and Ken (Marthe) and his many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation or the Royal Canadian Legion PTE. Wm. E. Bryant BR. 562, Chalk River would be appreciated.   Thanks to
Valley Funeral Home

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Robert F. McIntyre Sr.
Retired 2 Service Battalion, 3 RCR and The Canadian Guards
Suddenly at the Ottawa Hospital Civic- Campus on Thursday June 2, 2016 in his 72ND year. Bob McIntyre of Petawawa, beloved husband of Ann McIntyre (nee Winch). Loved and cherished father of Patty Norlock (Trevor), Ottawa and the late Robert McIntyre Jr. Loved father-in-law of Shannon McIntyre, Nanaimo, BC. Loving poppa to Zachary Norlock and Madeline and Delaney McIntyre. Loving godfather to Benjamin Volk. Dear brother of Louise McLean (Moodie), Sheila Johnston (Robert), Duncan McIntyre and the late Doreen McNeil (late Donald) and Sharon McIntyre. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning June 10 at 11 o’clock in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Petawawa. Final Interment at a later date. In memory of Bob donations to the Petawawa Historical Society would be appreciated. Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke. Condolences, tributes, donations

William Gerald "Jerry" Cormier - 1946-2016

Age 70, Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2016 at the Admiral Long Term Care Facility. Known as "Jerry", by family, he was born on April 26, 1946 in Sydney, Jerry was raised by loving foster parents, late Peter and Dora Sullivan of Sydney. He joined the military and as        a member of the Canadian Guards he completed a tour of duty in Cyprus. He later joined the Department of National Defence and worked as a machine operator and tradesman at the Halifax Dockyard until his retirement. Jerry was a cherished resident of the Admiral LTCC Limited and the Glades Lodge Community. Along with enjoying country music and playing cards, he was very fond of reminiscing with staff and residents alike, about the time he spent with his comrades during his military career. His winning smile and great sense of humor will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Jerry is survived by foster sisters, Helen Isenor (Ross), Dartmouth; Mary Flemming (Arthur) Cape Breton; Violet Green (Ron), Ontario. He was predeceased by a foster brother,  Leonard Sullivan (Anna). . Interment to take place on Tuesday May 31 at 2 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Little Bras  

Obituary for Douglas Comeau

My father, Buddy Corbett (Matthew / Donald) passed away on Wednesday April 20, 2016 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow Nova Scotia. He served in the Machine Gun Platoon during the late 1950's / 1960's solely with the Canadian Guards. At the moment I don't remember the details but when the Guards were in Germany, RSM Ross Bennett was his Regimental Sergeant Major.

He often told me stories during my life about Petawawa and the Red Patch Club in Germany…

He has several children and grandchildren that have served with the Canadian Forces, the latest a veteran of Afghanistan serving with the Royal Canadian Dragoons.

Sincerely yours, James M. Corbett

You can contact my mother Ellen Corbett @ 902 396-1165 for more details

George C. Hamilton  April 29, 1938 - February 7, 2016

Sergeant (Retired) – II RCR & II CDN GDS
At the age of 77 years, George Hamilton of Ottawa formerly of Pictou NS. Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Maycourt Hospice on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Born April 29, 1938 in Stanley Bridge PEI, he is predeceased by his parents Elmer and Ella Hamilton (Folland).
He is survived by his wife Mary (Chisholm) of 54 years, 2 sons Paul Charles and David Lee (Evangeline Labonte). 3 grandchildren: Joss, Kolleen and Stacee, 2 great-grandchildren Jaylen and Auror, 2 sisters Shirley and Rita Ontario, many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is retired (Sergeant) from the Canadian Armed Forces (Army) after 34 years of service with the 2nd Battalion The Canadian Guards, 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and Administration. George participated in a 6 month peace keeping tour of duty in Cyprus. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632 Orleans, ON and was active in the Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign, he was a member of the Legion Dart and Horseshoe League, he enjoyed reading, daily walks, golfing and woodworking; always said you missed your calling George, you should have been a carpenter. A big thank you to Dr.’s Sabloff and Villeneuve and the oncology/Medial Day Unit team at the Ottawa Hospital and the Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC).
….  interment with Military Honours at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Forces. In Memoriam donations to the Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Trust Fund would be appreciated.

SMITH, Hilton Edgar

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Hilton Edgar Smith at the age of 85, also known as "the silver haired jogger" of Sydney, N.S.

Hilton passed peacefully with family by his side on April 1, 2016, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

Hilton was predeceased by his parents Jean and Wilfred Smith, his brothers Robert 'Bob', Alvin 'Archie', Arnold 'Tardy, and sister Marva 'Sport'.

He is survived by his son Darryl (Michelle) Dartmouth, N.S., his grandson Jordan (Kelsey) Dartmouth, N.S., his sisters Doris and Jean 'Audrey', Toronto, Ont. and brother George 'Dingy'(Debbie), Sydney, N.S. and his many nephews, nieces and friends.

Hilton was admired and loved by many in the community, saying hello to everyone as he jogged throughout the streets of Sydney. He served overseas in the Canadian Army, 1st Canadian Guards from 1957-1960. Hilton held a 15-5-5 boxing record while in the army.

A celebration of his life will take place in the summer of 2016.

Memorials may be made to An Cala, the palliative care unit at Cape Breton Regional


Link to Major Archie Cairns’ Obituary

April 2, 2016

George Hamilton 2nd Bn, Husband of Mary, passed away on 7 Feb 2016. George and I went through the Gds Depot in the same Pl in 1959 and then were posted to 2 Bn and served with Demo Coy in Borden for that year coming back to Petawawa in October 1960. According to his wife the Funeral will be held in Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa .

Thank you,

Terry Dexter

Obituary for Dan MacArthur available here


I received correspondence from Denise Fenton, Ernie’s daughter, stating that her mother, “Tommy” passed away in Sep 2014. She went on to say that Ernie is 89 years young and though he is slowing down a bit and has been grieving for the past 15 months, he is still interested in the Association and looks forward to receiving the Newsletter.  Cheers,

Al Johnston

Harold Meyer

At the Ottawa Hospital- Civic Campus on Tuesday January 5, 2016 in his 88TH year. Harold Meyer of Petawawa, beloved husband of the late Roberta Jean Meyer (nee Parcher) and by first marriage the late Shirley Meyer (nee Thompson), Dear father of Patrick Meyer, Brenda Patrick (Dan) and Stephanie Hummell and step-sons Jeff Steele and Darrell Steele (Lisa). Loving grandfather of 21 grandchildren. Dear brother of Alf Meyer, Lions Head, Gertie Rose, Cambridge and the late Lee, Arthur, Tiny, Ed, Millie, Marie, Walter, Bertha and Lawrence. Sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews.    . Interment of Harold’s Urn in St. Columba’s Cemetery. In memory of Harold, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Renfrew County SPCA would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes, donations

Boyd: Kay Ronald “Ron”.

Kay Ronald (Ron) Boyd Peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday January 3rd, 2016. Ron Boyd, in his 86th year, beloved husband of Ardith (Frampton). Loving father of Kevin, Karen (Stephen), Tanja (Mac), Jennifer (Colin), and the late Brent. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Tiernan, Miranda, Jason, Christopher, Jodi, and his great grandchildren Keifer, Kyla, Keeley, Kayden, and Wyatt. Dear brother of Pat Baker and the late Lorraine, and Garth. Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation, 200 Fletcher Cres., Box 4000, Alliston, On., L9R 1W7 or Matthews House Hospice, 6028 Highway 89, Box 10060, Alliston, On., L9R 0B7 would be appreciated by the family.

The Patricia family mourns and is saddened by the passing of:

DONALD STEWART PELTON - 75 Oct 22 1940 - Dec 18 2015.

Don served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 24 years - Canadian Guards and PPCLI (Sgt 3 VP 1970) and worked 15 years for the Alberta Government Fraud Division. He was a proud member of Lantzville Legion and FSNA.

He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 50 years, Marjorie; sons, Robert (Laura) and Carl (Raycine); three grandchildren Kirsten Michele, Katelyn Leeann and Shea Michael all of Red Deer Alberta. He also leaves to mourn brother, Alan (Jan) of Saanich; sister, Jane (Frank) of Keremeos; sister-in-law Nicki of Victoria, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Many friends and acquaintances will miss his sense of humour and his practical jokes. Don was predeceased by his brother Steve, and parents Harold and Dorrit

... In keeping with Don’s wishes, flowers are grateful declined. Those wishing to honour Don’s memory may do so by making a donation in his name to Prostate Research Center at Vancouver Cancer Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
To send a condolence to the family please visit: YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (1.877.264.3848) in care of arrangements.

(Via Al J)

Obituary for Joseph Ulric "Rick" George

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Rick George of Janvrins Island on December 25, 2015 at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston with his family by his side. Born March 31, 1939 he was the son of the late Wallace and Charlotte Ann (Boudreau) George. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Mary (MacMillan) George, Janvrins Island; sons, Steve (Shelly), Shawn (Marielle), Erick (Triffany) and Dwayne (Amber); daughters, Kim (Terry), Wanda (Chris) and Wendy (Darren) all of Ontario; he is also survived by his stepchildren, Steven (Kristin) Edmonton, Alberta and Jennifer (Rick) St. Andrews; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews; Rick will be greatly missed by his sisters, Marie (Bernard) Fougere of Whiteside and Joann George of Louisdale; mother in law Catherine MacMillan, Port Hawkesbury and many brother and sister in laws. He was predeceased by a sister in infancy. At a very young age in 1956, Rick left home to join the Armed Forces and to serve his Country. He was a member of the Canadian Guards and over the next 10 years he served in both Germany and Cyprus with NATO in the special services. Upon leaving the Armed Forces, Rick and his family resided in Ontario, living in Sudbury and working in the Nickle Mines and later living in Toronto where he worked as foreman at Woodbridge Moulded. Rick returned to Janvrins Island in 1984 to live in his family homestead. He enjoyed the many things life had to offer over the years and one of his favorites was music. He loved to play the guitar and could even be heard singing a tune from time to time. Rick was also associated with many different bands over the years in one capacity or another. He enjoyed doing crosswords, traveling to yard sales, flea markets and just generally puttering around the house and yard for hours on end. He was an excellent cook and a past President of the Janvrins Island Community Center. For quite a few of the past years Rick and Mary looked forward to and traveled to the annual reunions of the Canadian Guards Division of the Armed Forces that he served with. In fact they hosted the 2015 Guards Reunion in Port Hawkesbury at Branch 43 Royal Canadian Legion. Rick is also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 47 in St, Peter's.  … Burial ……in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in West Arichat. .

Memorial donations can be made to the Strait Richmond Hospital Palliative Care Unit. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in memory of Rick, please visit

Dwyer, James Edward (Jim) Passed away at the Belleville General Hospital on Saturday December 19th, 2015. Jim Dwyer, of Belleville, in his 80th year. Son of the late Walter and Maria Dwyer of Bell Island, Newfoundland. Beloved husband of Anthea “Ann” Kay Dwyer (Jamieson) for 52 years. Dear father of Katherine “Kathie” Dwyer (Sean McLeod) of Belleville, and the late James “Jimmie” Michael Dwyer. Dear brother of Margaret Meadus (late Ray) of Mount Pearl Newfoundland. Predeceased by his sisters Mary Bezdeliga, Doris Saunders, Jean Pynn, Betty Dwyer, brother Edward “Ned” Dwyer, and twins Catherine and John, and by his nieces Kathleen “Sis” Reid, and Marly Saunders. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was retired from the C.N.R. , was a member of the Canadian Guards, and a member of the Belleville Yardmen. … An interment will be held at St James Cemetery in Belleville at a later date. Donations to the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department would be appreciated

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Published in Ottawa Citizen 19 Dec 2015

PARTRIDGE, Robert David
Passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Beloved husband of Ann. Brother of Joan (the late Ed) Mear and Pat (the late Bill) Sneyd, uncle of Arthur, Crystal and Susie. Proudly served his country and the Canadian Military for over 30 years with the Canadian Guards as well as peace keeping duties in Korea, Cyprus and the Middle East. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends. Private family services will take place. In memory of Robert donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Joseph "Joe" Arthur White  1940-2015

The death of Joseph Arthur White of Saint John, beloved husband of 56 years to Dolores Elaine (Slaunwhite) White occurred on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born on May 19, 1940 in Joggins NS, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Georgina (Blondeau) White.

Joe joined the Canadian Armed Forces in May of 1957, where he was stationed with the Canadian Guards in Petawawa, ON and later with the RCR in Gagetown, NB. He retired from the military in 1982 after serving 25 years, then later worked at Saint John Shipbuilding and finally, along with Dolores, became owner operator of the Bulls Creek Irving Big Stop in Woodstock, NB.

Joe was the proud father of four sons who spent many cold hours with them at several hockey rinks (all in one day at times). He also enjoyed taking them on family swimming, fishing and camping trips. He loved watching the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs, playing golf, darts and visiting with family and friends.

In addition to his wife Dolores, Joe is also survived by sons, Bob (Joyce) of Saint John, Wayne (Anne Louise) of Rusagonis, Dion (Jean) of Saint John and Darren of Rusagonis. Also blessed with his loving grandchildren, Danielle, Jordan, Crystal, Bradley, Kyle, Jess, Justin, Gabe, Alex, Travis and Trevor; as well as great- granddaughter, Cyan. He also leaves behind his older sister, Eva Bourgeois (Edward) and big brother, Jimmy White (Marilyn), several nephews, nieces and cousins. Besides his mom and dad, he was also predeceased by brothers, Bill and Bobbie (in infancy)……

For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.