Bereavements since Feb 27, 2014 (updated October 15, 2014)

From Allan Douglas Yuill  (Excerpts)

The following message, which is forwarded for information has been distributed on the RCR Regimental net. As “Sam Magee” was a Sergeant PTI (wearing “Canadian Guards” shoulder flashes and our cap badge) at the Gymnasium in Petawawa in the mid to late 1950’s and trained a host of Canadian Guards recruits while they were undergoing training at the Regimental Depot, it might be of interest to those on the Guards Net.

Also for information, I was able to spend a few days in Petawawa in early September to observe the “Osons” trophy competition among the junior officers of 2 Brigade. The trophy was one I presented when I departed Petawawa in 1983 as Deputy Commander of the Special Service Force, and I was invited back by the present Brigade Commander to witness the 100 plus junior officers participate in the 36 hour long competition, and to present the trophy to the winning team.

To say that the Camp has changed since I last saw it ten or more years ago would be a gross understatement. The new construction is visible every where, and many of the old familiar sights are no more.

All in all, a most enjoyable visit, and one which brought back many happy memories

MAGEE, William 'Sam' James - CD, OMC, SSM (USA), BSM w/V (USA), BSM (USA)


At Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (née Fiddes). Loving father of Michael, Marci, Andrew (Shannon), Jennifer and predeceased by Paul. Devoted grandfather to Zoe, Kelly, Natalie, Kristine (Donald), Andrew Jr, Mark, Michael, Sawyer, Marlowe, and great-grandchildren Darwin, Stella, Ethan, Owen, Ava Lynne and Abel. Brother of Aubrey Magee (deceased), Ellen Mongomery (deceased), Shirley Izon, Sheala Aggett and Jack Magee. Predeceased by parents William and Euna Magee. Will be fondly remembered by Mike O'Shaughnessy and his son, Zachary.

Donations made in memory of William to any organization that supports children or youth, that you were involved with when you met William or any presently supported children or youth organizations in your area would be appreciated by the family.

Online condolences may be made at

Obituary courtesy Tompkins Funeral Home - excerpts

In Memory of Dennis Beresford Weir 1935 - 2014

Passed away at the Carveth Care Centre on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the late Joan Price. Loving father of Renata. Predeceased by 1 son Brent Weir. Cherished grandfather of Max and Alex Jackson. Dear brother of Cliff Weir (Judy). Will be sadly missed by special friend Caroline Norwood Westport N.S . . . Donations made to the Gananoque Legion Building Fund (*) would be appreciated

(*) Royal Canadian Legion Branch 92, 55 King St E, Gananoque, ON K7G 1E8

WO Dennis B. Weir served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards and 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry

Thanks to Al Johnston for the information

Obituary for Evaline Partito

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the age of 80.
Beloved wife of the late Joseph Partito (2004) (*). Loving and adored mother of Paulette and Grant Ruby, and Debbie and Joe Schwartz. Cherished grandmother of Chris (Olivia and Parker), Steven (Julie), Jessica (Scott), Ashley (Steve), Ryan (Celine) and special great-grandmother of Owen and Jayda. Predeceased by her son Anthony Partito.
Evaline will be sadly missed by a loving companion, Molly. Special thanks to the K-W Naval Ladies Auxiliary . . .
Condolences for the family and donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Children’s Wish Foundation may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at or 519-745-8445

(*) Sgt Joseph A. Leo Partito, CD, Drum Major 1st Bn Canadian Guards

Thanks to Edward Groves for the information

Obituary courtesy Mehan & Son Funeral Home - excerpts

HANN, Dorothy Marie

At the Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, NB, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Dorothy Marie (Bonnar) Hann, of St. Stephen, daughter of late Howard and Bessie (Hunter) Bonnar.

Survived by husband, Gordon H. Hann [1]; two sons, Jason of St. Stephen and Tim of Vancouver, BC; daughter; Karen Goodine (Steve) of St. Stephen; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Bonnar of Saint John, NB; several nieces and nephews . . .

In lieu of flowers, remembrances made to the Charlotte County Cancer Society [2] or charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be sent to

[1] Gordon Henry, Hann, 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards

[2] P. O. Box 292, St. Stephen, N. B. E3L 2X2

Thanks to Percy Price for the information

The Sun Times - excepts

LAYCOX, Irene - Peacefully at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Friday, August 29th, 2014. Irene Frances Laycox (nee Minard), of Owen Sound, at the age of 80 years. Dearly loved wife of Alynn Laycox.[1] Loving mother of Lynn Cashin and her husband, Dave, Gary Laycox and his wife, Wanda, both of Dartmouth, N.S., Penny Salvado and her husband, Alfredo, of Toronto, Wendy Laycox, of Ottawa, Barry Laycox and Wayne Laycox, both of Owen Sound, Paul Laycox and his wife, Judy, of Toronto and Chris Laycox and his wife, Rosemary, of Owen Sound. Proud grandmother of 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6, [2] Poppy Fund as your expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at  

[1] Alynn “Allen” S. Laycox, 1st Bn, Canadian Guards

[2] 1450 2nd Ave W, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5P3

Thanks to Sean Garagan for the information

VENN, Gerald Richard March 08, 1933 - August 08, 2014 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather, Gerry Venn. Gerry was married to Shirley Edna Hamilton on August 20, 1955. Gerry was recognized for his conspicuous merit and exceptional service to the Canadian Forces. He served 28 years with the Canadian Army and after retiring from the 3rd PPCLI, Gerry spent another 18 years instructing at Albert Head, Vernon Cadet Camp and the Katimavik Program. Gerry dearly loved and was proud of his family. He is survived by his wife Shirley, children Debbie (Brett), Danny (Lana), Donnie (Lee-Ann) and grandchildren Stephen, Tyler (Sarah), Charlie, Corey and Michael. Another love of his was devoting time to his dogs. Gerry was extremely Honorable, Courageous, Loving and Devoted. He will be sadly missed by all. The Family would like to thank Dr. Gordon Christie, Dr. K Forghani and Nurses Jen, Hillary, Courtney and Marion for their care and compassion. There will be a Celebration of Life on September 13, 2014 (1:00 PM) at the Langford Legion.

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Gerald R. Venn also served in the 4th Bn Canadian Guards  (Guest Book)

Thanks to Butch Montreuil from the information

Obituary from the  Victoria Times Colonist

Obituary courtesy Windsor Star August 7, 2014 Edition

THIESSEN, Jacqueline (nee Giroux) Peacefully on August 6, 2014 at 70 years of age. Beloved wife of Henry (Hank) Thiessen [*] . Dear sister-in-law of John, Peter, Kathy, Betty Lou, Laura, and Patsy, also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jacqueline was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1982. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Friday 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Prayers Friday 8:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. On Saturday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 834 Raymo Rd. after 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow. Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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[ * ] Henry Thiessen, 4th and 2nd Bns Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Mac MacEachern for the information

KENNEDY Shirley Anne “Shirl”

(nee Charbonneau)

July 8, 1949 – August 4, 2014

After a ten and a half year courageous battle with cancer, Shirl passed away peacefully at the Hospice at May Court at the age of 65 with her beloved husband of 23 years, George [*] and her good friend and neighbour Melanie Texeira at her side. Dear stepmother to Tony (Michelle) and two grandchildren, Austin and Jacquie. Beloved daughter of Edna (née Trepanier) and the late Edward Charbonnea. Her mother still resides at the homestead on Charing Cross Road, where Shirl grew up as the second eldest of twelve sisters and brothers: Lana Caron, Marie (Mark). Rita (Charles), Al (Pat), Jeanne, Clayton (Lynda), Norman (Nora), Joe (Debbie), James (Jeannette), Walter (Shelley), Bernard (Sandie), and Fr. Maurice Charbonneau. Sister-in-law of Robert (Anne) and Jim (Sharon). Will be dearly remembered by many nieces, nephews and her good friend and neighbour, Barb Drummond. Shin attended rural schools near Charing Cross Road, graduated from Chatham Collegiate Institute and then worked for 28 years with Bell Canada in London and Ottawa. She will be sadly missed by her choir mates and all members of the Barrhaven United Church, members of the Barrhaven Lions, where for many years she sang at the A4 Convention Memorial Service and at the Barrhaven's Canada Day celebrations, where she led the community in singing of the National Anthem. Her superb impersonations of Elvis will be remembered by many. Friends are invited to visit Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa, (east of Vanier Parkway) Saturday, August 9, after 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Shirl's Life in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m. Interment in the National Military Cemetery and Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Shin] and George request that donations be made to the Hospice at May Court, 114 Cameron Ave. Ottawa, ON. K1S OX1, where the Staff provided warmth and dignity to her final weeks.

[ * ] Maj George Arnold Kennedy, 2nd Bn Canadian Guards

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Smith: Herman Burnley "Bub", 75, Vimy Court Truro . . . passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in the Colchester Regional Hospital Truro. Born in Jordan Falls, Shelburne County, July 24, 1936, he was a son of the late Herman W. and Freda (Wamback) Smith, of Jordan Falls . . . Herman left the small community and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force . . . he also served in the 1st Bn Canadian Guards [ Recruit 313] and later in the Royal Canadian Service Corps. He met and married his wife Barbara in Shilo, Manitoba. From that point the military had the family posted in different areas over his 25 years of service . . .

Leaving behind his wife of 55 years Barbara; daughters, Barbie (Everett) Gero, Brookfield; Colleen (Mark) Tomecki, Australia; sister, Joyce Nickerson, Jordan Falls; brothers, David (Wendy), Cobourg, ON; Stillman (Elaine), Jordan Falls; grandchildren, Shawn (Nellie), Joshua, Hazen, Devin, Justin, Kyle; granddaughter, Jaquinn; great grandson, Sammy. . . Donations in Herman's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or to a charity of your choice. Full obituary and condolences at:

Obituary published in The Chronicle Herald July 8, 2014 edition, provided by Ben Murdock and Howie Pierce    Excerpts.

Howard “Howie” Kenneth Whitford, age 76 of Sackville, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday , July 5, born in Sackville. . . he was the son of the late Howard and Leola Whitford. Howard spent six years in the 2nd Bn, Canadian Guards. . .

Howard is survived by his wife, Thelma of 52 years. children, Karen , Brenda [Percy] Mark [Wendy] and Shelly, grandchildren, Marcel, Brandy, Charlene, Matthew, Jordan and step grandson Darcy, four great grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers. . . Cremation has taken place under the direction of Atlantic Funeral Home. . . Donations in his memory may be made to the Cancer Society.

Obituary courtesy Brenan’s Funeral Home - excerpts

Leroy "Lee" Paul Collrin 1932-2014

It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of an awesome person, Lee, at his home on June 23, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine (Bowes); his son, Kenneth (Maureen); daughters, Deborah McLean (Len), Diana Melvin (Ross), Linda Campbell (Brian), Doreen Page (David) and Patsy Robison (Darren); 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one special niece, Hilda Grant; 3 sisters in law, Paulette Collrin, Carol Bowes and Frances Leaver; and many, many nieces and nephews.

Lee was a member of the 3rd Bn, The Royal Canadian Regiment in Korea and 1st Bn, Canadian Guards on his return to Canada. He retired from City Laundry after 20 plus years. He was a volunteer for meals on wheels and the Rodney Sea Cadet Band. He was also an avid woodworker. He was a member of the Korean Veterans Association . . .

For those who wish remembrances to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.  Click here to View Condolences

Information provided by Terry Dexter and Ted Mason.


 It is with saddness that we learn of the passing of John Joseph(Joe) Skerry (*) who passed away on 28 June at approximately 1130PM in the Alberton Hospital PEI after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his Wife Rhoda several years earlier. He is survived by 5 sisters, one brother a number of step daughters and one biological daughter. He is resting at the Rooney Funeral Home, 419 Main Street Alberton, PEI.  No other details are available.


(*) WO John Joseph, Skerry, CD, Recruit 3213, served with 1st and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards.

WEATHERALL, Thomas Lee, TERRY 1922 - 2014. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Weatherall, who died peacefully at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on May 30

Born in Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland on February 26th 1922, Terry moved to England about 1941 where he joined the British Army, eventually becoming a member of the British Army Physical Training Corps. During his youth, he found a passion in the boxing ring which would mould his career for the next 30 years. After Aldershot, a British military base near London, he served in Gibraltar, Africa and Italy during WW2. At the end of the war, he remained in Europe serving primarily in Greece and Italy, where much of his role focused on physical fitness…..

In 1956 Terry was accepted as a Quarter Master Sergeant Instructor and a Master Warrant Officer, in the Canadian Guards and was employed at the Physical Training Wing of the RCS. Terry became a master coach, using his expertise to ensure military athletes such as Marie Dupuis, Babe Mason, Tom Chesson, Mike Mercredi and Jim King a place in national and international competitions.

Terry, at 92, remained an energetic, disciplined man ready to " fight the fight", appreciative of beauty in all its forms, charming and modest, gracious and warm, always willing to share a glass of wine with a good laugh and a wonderful story, and more times your story not his story.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Terry’s memory may be made to Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario St. Toronto M5A 2V8 or to Regional Geriatric Program St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond St. Toronto M5B 1W8. Remembrances of Terry may be posted on website of Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home (

Obituary excerpts with thanks to J. E. Doyle (Executor – Weatherall Estate) and Rosar-Morrison Funeral Home

Obituary published in Ottawa Citizen June 13, 2014 edition

BOTTING, Joan (née Strachan)Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of 63 years to Gerald (*). Loving mother of Geof (Sian) and Brian (Julie). Proud grandmother of Jim, Brittany, Brianna and Connor. She will be dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Daughter of the late James Strachan and the late Eva Sheridan. Joan was predeceased by her eight siblings. Joan relished her role as a wife and mother in a military family, including experiencing multiple postings on several continents. It was during these over-seas posting where she developed many of her lifelong friendships. The family wishes to thank the personnel of the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre for their compassionate care and Fr. Paul Tennyson for his comforting visits and spiritual support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre Foundation

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(*) Maj Gerald Botting, PPCLI (Korea) Canadian Guards, 4th, 2nd and 1st Bns.

Obituary courtesy Hulse, Playfair & McGarry

B/Sgt Patrick Frederick Stapleton

Suddenly in hospital, on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at age 76 years. Beloved husband of Helen O’Reilly and predeceased by former wife Jean. Loving father of Terry (late Kay) and Richard (Cathy) and step-father of Kirk and Kelly O’Reilly. Will be missed by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Jack (Stacia), Bob (Charlotte), Carl, Cathy Sears, Don (Gail) and predeceased by brother Ted. As a tuba player, he was a former member of Central Band,
Canadian Guards, G.G.F.G., as well as various other bands. Pat was also a retired member of the Commissionaire Corps. Donations to the charity of choice appreciated. Special thanks to the ICU team at the Civic Hospital.

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Obituary courtesy Neville Funeral Home

LAROUCHE, Damien on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 in his 84th year. Damien Larouche of Petawawa beloved husband of Lillian Larouche (nee Scott). Dear father of Charles (Janice) and Lance (Sandra). Poppa to Kelly, Scott, Jessica, Zachery, Stephen, Sanford (Ryan), Keefe. Great grandpa to Annika, Joshua, Damien and Bella, Colton, Paul Flanagan and Karen Sandford. Dear brother of Stanley (Cecile), twin Daniel (Mary), Joseph (Beverley), Vernon (later Muriel) and Charle Dolson (late Doug). Predeceased by parents Louis and Florence Larouche (nee Longade). Online Condolences may be left at

Damien Larouche was a member of the Canadian Guards 2nd Bn Pipes & Drums

Thanks to Jean Campbell for the information

On Friday, May 2, 2014, Michael Leo Bambrick passed away suddenly but peacefully at home. A devoted husband and father, Mike will be sadly missed by his wife Mary (Hurley), daughters Lisa Harding (John), Lakeville Corner, and Lynn Flewelling (John), Saint John. Born January 18, 1946 in St. John’s NL, Mike was the son of the late Michael and Marjorie Bambrick. In addition to his wife and children, Mike is survived by sisters Louise Kmetz (Michael), New Jersey, Marjorie Medeiros (Louis), New Jersey, Rosalita Bambrick (George), Ottawa, and Sharon Grant, Halifax, grandchildren Thomas, Austin and Brooke Harding, and Katie and Michael Flewelling, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Stella Pike (Gerry), and his brother George Bambrick (Madeline).

Mike enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1963 in the Regiment of Canadian Guards. Throughout his career he served in 6 regiments, lived in 5 provinces and served in Germany and Cyprus in Europe. Mike served as the RSM of the Princess of Wales Own Regiment welcoming Princess Diana to Kingston, ON in 1991; a distinction he cherished throughout his career. He served as Base RSM at CFB Wainwright AB. Mike retired from the regular forces in 2001 as Chief Warrant Officer and subsequently served in the reserve with 1RNBR Fredericton. Mike was also actively involved with the Epsilon Y’s Men Club serving as Past President. In retirement, he also joined the Holiday Retirement Corporation serving with Mary as Managers at Chateau Champlain in Saint John, St. Anne’s Court in Fredericton, Rushdale Court in Hamilton, ON, and Kingsdale Chateau in Kingston, ON. In recent years, Mike enjoyed serving as a tour guide and Saint John historian with Ambassatours for the Cruise Ship Industry. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 69 and Welsford Golf Club. Mike was an avid golfer, bowler, reader, and historian.

Remembrances or donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be made at

Obituary courtesy The Guardian April 22, 2014 edition - extracts

Raymond "Bud" Wakelin

Peacefully, with his family at his side, at Whisperwood Villa on Monday, April 21, 2014, of Mr. Raymond “Bud” Wakelin of East Royalty, veteran of the Korean War, in his 84th year.
Beloved husband of Matilda (nee Stewart) and dear father of Peggy (Paul) Lavigueur and Robert (Laura Lee) Wakelin. Loving Grampy of April Laviguer, Jennifer and Ryan Wakelin. Brother-in-law of Cecil and Stella Stewart, Johnny Matheson and Stella Wakelin. Bud is also fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews . . .
If so desired, contributions in Bud’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of P.E.I. or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at

Raymond Wakelin served with the 4th Bn Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Ambrose Dwyer for the information

Obituary courtesy McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes

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December 20, 1935 – New Westminster, BC  - April 22, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Bob Charlton of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the age of 78 years.

Bob was born in New Westminister, BC; raised in Port Hammond and was a graduate of Maple Ridge BC.

He will always be remembered as a loving devoted family man and for his devotion to Mount Royal University where he worked for 19 years as head of Security. Bob performed volunteer work for the Transitional Vocational Program where he kept active in his retirement office at MRU.

Bob served in the Canadian Military for 25 years and retired a Warrant Officer. Bob was decorated with the Special Service Medal and Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal, International Commission for Supervision and Control Indo-China (ICSC) and the Canadian Forces Decoration and Bar. He served in Vietnam as a Canadian Peace Keeper, was loved and respected by many, and a devoted friend to all.

Donations may be made in honor of Bob to the Mount Royal University Bob and Christel Charlton Memorial Scholarship.

Bob is survived by his loving children Rob (Heather), Judy, Renate and Petra; his 3 loving grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 4 great granddaughters, one great grandson; his sister Jackie (Bill), brother John (Colleen) and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Christel of 51 years, and his parents Jack and Carrie Charlton.In living memory of Bob Charlton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

Robert George Charlton, CD, served with 3rd, 2nd and 1st Battalions Canadian Guards.

Obituary courtesy Murphy Funeral Home Pembroke, excerpts

MEYER, Roberta Jean - At the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Sunday March 23, 2014 with her loving family by her side in her 73RD year. Roberta Meyer (nee Parcher) of Petawawa, beloved wife of Harold Meyer *. Loved mother of Jeff Steele, Ottawa, Darrell Steele (Lissa Brand), Belleville, Stephanie Hummell (Robert) of Hawaii, Brenda Patrick (Ben), Cambridge and Pat Meyer (Liz), Winnipeg. Loving grandmother of Eric, Evan, Gwen, Dawson, Rebecca, Maxwell, Jaxon, Haylee, Mariah, Brookley, Gregory and Daniel . .

In memory of Roberta, donations to SPCA or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes, donations www.murphyfuneralhome.

* Harold Meyer, 4th and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Jean Campbell for the information

Band Sergeant Louis J.J. Meijers

With sadness it was announced that Band Sergeant Louis Meijers died in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Saturday 12th April 2014, after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Johanna, and leaves a stepson Jerry and daughter Danielle.

A Bassoonist of considerable ability, he had performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra prior to joining the Regimental Band of the Canadian Guards. In addition Louis was an enthusiastic soccer player and a very popular individual.

Respectfully submitted by Ian Turnbull.

Obituary courtesy Brighton Funeral Home 130 Main St., Brighton ON


NAIRN, HENRY Joseph "HANK" passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 1st, 2014, in his 86th year. Loving son of the late Ralph and Mary Nairn. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Steeves). Dear stepfather of Gail Bristow (Bally), Don MacDonald (deceased), Brenda White (Jack), Mike MacDonald (Kathy), Kathi MacDonald, and Sherry MacDonald (Scott). Survived by sisters Catherine Vickers, and Connie Richards. Also remembered by his many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by brother Ray Nairn and Isabelle Cook.    If desired, donations to the Quinte Humane Society or Royal Canadian Legion would be appreciated by the family. . . On-line condolences at

Henry Joseph Nairn, Recruit 266, served with the 4th, Regimental Depot and 2nd Bns, Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Mary George for the information

Obituary courtesy The Chronicle Herald April 3, 2014 edition       Excerpts

ADAMS, Ronald Dennis John

Age, 77, of Hammonds Plains died March 31, 2014, at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Margaret Hall. Ron will be fondly remembered as a loving father, father-in-law, and very proud grandfather, and as a friend to everyone he met. His early years were spent serving in the army in the 2nd Canadian Guards and the Black Watch . . . He is survived by son, Christopher Adams (Sarah); grandsons, Clarke Adams and Daniel Adams; sisters, Marlene Dove (Bill) and Sandra Young (Alan); brother Robert Hall (Eileen, deceased); several nieces, Nephews and other family . . .

T.K. Barnard Funeral Home On-line condolences:

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Please Note. Because of unfortunate circumstances the reporting of the passing of Frederick D. MacKay was delayed.

Excerpts - Obituary courtesy Paul G. Payne Funeral Home, Odessa, Ontario

MacKAY, Frederick 'Dennis' - Entered into rest peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at the John M. Parrott Centre, Napanee in his 79th year. Beloved husband of Joan Sams. Loved father of Lydia MacKay (Ray), Alberta MacKay (John). Fondly remembered by his granddaughter Tara Nugent and grandsons Sam and Ian Lees. Dear brother of Ernest, Myrtle Kelly (Ron), Joan Fraser (David). Also survived by many nieces and nephews . . .

As expressions of sympathy the family would appreciate donations to either the Lennox and Addington General Hospital Foundation, 8 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee, Ontario, K7R 2Z4 or the Canadian Cancer Society.

WO Frederick Dennis MacKay, served with The Canadian Guards 3rd and 2nd Battalions.

Judith Faye Durant

September 9, 1941 - March 24, 2014

Suddenly at her home, Loyalist Parkway, Picton on Monday March 24th, 2014 Judy Durant formerly of R.R.#4, Picton, at the age of 72. Beloved wife of Chuck[*]. Dear mother of Marc and his wife Susie of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, David of Picton and Christine Steinforth and her husband Arne of Toronto. Dear sister of Wayne Smith and his wife Judy of Kingston and Joan Benton (late Burns) of Picton. Dear sister-in-law of Pat Fahey and her husband Michael of Ottawa. Sadly missed by her two granddaughters Claire and Sophie. . Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family (cheques only, please). Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.

[*]Capt Charles E. Durant, CD, Canadian Guards 1st Bn and Regimental Depot

Thanks to Al Johnston for the information

Major William (Bill) Saunders McBean

Major William (Bill) Saunders McBean passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 13, 2014 in London, Ontario. He was born in Glasgow on November 7, 1919 to William Patrick McBean and Davina Pearson Saunders. Bill moved with his family to London Ontario at age three. He has been a loving and wonderful husband to Dorothea Reta Rahn since April 9, 1946. Dot and Bill loved tending their lawn and a garden near Hyde Park for 30 years. Bill was a caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will always be loved and sadly missed. Dear father of William Douglas (Mary-Anne) McBean and granddaughter Claire, daughter Karen (James) Diamond and grandson Christopher (Tina) Diamond, great-grandchildren Joshua and Benjamin and granddaughter, Jennifer (Paul) Hickey and great-grandchildren Owen and Nathan. Bill was a career officer serving with The Royal Canadian Regiment and the 2nd Canadian Guards. He saw active duty in Europe during World War II and participated in the D-Day landing on Gold Beach. He also served in Korea. Following in his father's footsteps, Bill won prizes at the Bisley shooting competition. After retiring from the Canadian Army, he worked as the Assistant to the Dean of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario for 10 years. Dot and Bill enjoyed their many postings during his time with the army including Germany, the Middle East, Nova Scotia and many places in Ontario. They developed strong friendships throughout these times. They were active members at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club where Bill was a Senator.  Thanks to the staff and Dr. G. Bigham at Chelsey Park for their support to Mom and Dad over the years as well as the visits from the nursing staff and PSWs from VON and CCAC who made it possible for Dad to remain at home until the very end.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, Huntington Society of Canada or Victorian Order of Nurses.. Funeral arrangement entrusted by FOREST LAWN MEMORIAL CHAPEL , London. Online condolences accepted at

Thanks to Mac MacEachern for the information

Stanley "Stan" Frederick Townsend Obituary

Date of Birth: Saturday, March 22nd, 1930 Date of Death: Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Peacefully at Kingston General Hospital, on Saturday, March 8, 2014, Stan passed away after a lengthy illness. Stanley Frederick Townsend, loving husband to Joan, and father of Shirley (Chris) and Peter (Heather). Proud Grandfather to Kyle, Tatum and Joshua. Stan will be dearly missed by his many nieces and nephews and family and friends. Stanley was, throughout his life, a son, a brother, a soldier, a husband, a friend, a businessman, a father, a grandfather, and always a musician. His joy of life will be truly missed.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Online condolences please go to

Stanley Frederick Townsend served with the Canadian Guards Band

Thanks to Robert Bertuzzi for the information

Obituary courtesy James Funeral Home - excerpts

FOOTE, Aubrey James "Jim" - Retired Canadian Military 35 years 1936-2014. From birth to death we are all on a journey through life. Some longer and some shorter, some are filled with richness and others with adversity, yet at day's end we are all part of the family (humanity). May we all share the grace and love that comes with this connection. Jim passed away at the Kingston General Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Jim, loving husband of 29 years to Barbara. Loving (Goofy-Newfie) father of Hannalore (Dave) of Niagara Falls, Marlene (Randy), Jacquie, Derrick (Nora), Glenn and Ken (Tina) all of Kingston. Proud Papa of 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Jim will be sadly missed by his brothers Cyril (Marion), Cliff (Judy) and Rendall (Sharon) and by his sister Marilyn (Richard) . . .

As expressions of sympathy, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Lung Association

Aubrey James Foote, Recruit 566, served with the 4th Bn, Canadian Guards

Thanks to Henry Green for the information.

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) the Reverend Lyman Russell Coleman

1930 - 2014

Passed away in Mazatlán, Mexico on February 20, 2014 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of Wineita (Dier). Cherished father of Lyneita (Doug) Swanson, Darlene (John) Blakeley and Wesley Coleman and grandfather of Sean, Ryan and Mackenzie. Predeceased by his parents Canon Stanley and Beatrice Coleman, two sisters and five brothers.

Donations as expressions of sympathy can be made to St. Paul’s Church or to the charity of your choice. A private interment will be held at a later date.

* Reverend Lyman Coleman served with the 1st Bn Canadian Guards.

Thanks to Capt Ross Appleton, Regimental Adjutant, The Royal Canadian Regiment, and Ivan Fenton, Ottawa Branch RCR Association, for the information

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

WEATHERBIE, Ferna - suddenly at her home on Monday, February 24, 2014 in her 72nd year.
Ferna Weatherbie (nee Jones) of Pembroke, wife of
Ben Weatherbie [ * ] and by first marriage the late August Schalo.  Mother of Angela Hammel (Jean-Yves), Ottawa and Christine Genvey (Byron), Pembroke. Grandmother of 15 grandchildren. Daughter of the late Arthur & Sarah Jones (nee Hudson). Sister of Lola Newcombe, Ottawa and Iona Booker (Terry), St. Catharines . . .
Spring interment in Zion Ev. United Cemetery, Pembroke. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Online donations/condolences are available at

[ * ] Benjamin Arthur, Weatherbee, 1st and 2nd Bns Canadian Guards

Thanks to Mary George for the information