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It is with great sadness I report on the passing of MWO Gene (Geno) Sharpe.

Obituary for MWO. Eugene Sharpe


MWO Eugene Reuben Sharpe CD2
1959 – 2013

It is with great sadness that the family of the late Eugene Reuben Sharpe announce his passing at Carbonear, NL. on October 26, 2013 at the age of 54. Gene retired from the Canadian Armed Forces 2012. He was predeceased by his father Cyril Sharpe of Harry’s Harbour and his close friend Jay Allen. Left with fond and loving memories is his wife Theresa Mary Sharpe; his mother, Belle Sharpe; stepsons Adon of BC and Garrett of BC; daughter Miranda Chaytor (Darrell) of Petawawa, ON. Also leaving to mourn are his grandson Jacob Johnston, granddaughter Bailey Chaytor, sisters - Sandra Knight (Lorne), Kim Goudie (Will), Eleanor Sharpe; brothers - Ross, Roland, Freeman, Robbie, Jeff; stepbrothers, Eric & Wilson; stepsisters, Dulcie & Vera; sister-in-law Diana Allen; special friends Junior England Selby Knight, Lloyd Stuckless and special military mates (too many to list). Major Rex Paddock and Major Samson from 37 CBG will conduct the funeral service from the United Church in Harry’s Harbour on November 1, 2013. Pallbearers will be members of the 2nd Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers Eric, Ross, Roland, Robbie, Jeff, Freeman and his friends Junior England and Gary Foley. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Ken Goodyear and Marilyn Stuckless of Central Funeral Homes. For condolences on line and to listen to the funeral service please visit www.centralfuneralhomes.ca

 

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It is with sadness that I have to pass on the death of Sgt Barrie Pitcairn of The RCR and West Nova Scotia Regiment yesterday.  He lost his battle with cancer over the last year or so.  The funeral will be at 12 Wing Shearwater Chapel on 7 Feb.  Obit and further details can be found here: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Pitcairn&lc=3756&pid=169514937&mid=5843124&locale=en_CA
 

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KIEFFER, Daniel Thomas
With great sadness the family announces that on Saturday, March 22, 2014, Daniel Kieffer passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital at the age of 50 years.
Daniel will be forever remembered by his family, wife, Stephanie, of 25 years; two daughters, Megan Cassandra Anne (Carter) Marr and Jocelyn Madeline Rose Kieffer (Mason Randell); two grandchildren, Aleyna Morgan Rose Randell and Austin Daniel Robert Marr; mother, Dorothy Culliford; two brothers, John Kieffer (MaryJo Makarchuk) and James (Tina) Kieffer; mother-in-law, Lilian Reynolds; as well as nieces, extended family and friends.
Daniel was predeceased by his father, Harold Kieffer; and father-in-law, Anthony Reynolds.
A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:00pm at
the Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204
Fort Road, Edmonton. Cremation has taken place.

Dan was a medic. We served in 2RCR as company medic in the mid 90's. Dan remustered to postal tech due to medical reasons years ago. He passed away due to the big ca. Rest in peace. Pro Patria & Militi Seccurimus...
 

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RIP Dan, of note he was still a serving member of the CF at the time of his passing.  Mods can this be moved


EDIT:  Done, thanks.
Bruce
 

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GAUTHIER, Sergeant Ginette

On June 16th, 2014 Sergeant Ginette Gauthier of Edmonton passed away suddenly at the age of 54. She is lovingly remembered by her two sons; Jeffrey (Cherie) and Jeremy, grandson Lawson, her mother Jeanne D’Arc Gauthier, her six sisters, three brothers as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Sunday, June 22, 2014 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Chapel, 16204 Fort Road, Edmonton.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sir Winston Churchill Park, CFB Edmonton.

Cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest in the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa at a later date.

To sign the book of condolences, please visit www.evergreenmemorial.com
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GAUTHIER, Sergent Ginette

Le 16 juin 2014, le sergent Ginette Gauthier, originaire d’Edmonton, est décédée de façon soudaine à l’âge de 54 ans. Elle laisse dans le deuil ses deux fils Jeffrey (Cherie) et Jeremy, son petit-fils Lawson, sa mère Jeanne D’Arc Gauthier, ses six sœurs, ses trois frères ainsi que de nombreux parents et amis.

Les parents et amis sont invités à venir offrir leurs condoléances le dimanche 22 juin 2014 entre 18 h et 20 h à la chapelle funéraire Evergreeen, au 16204, chemin Fort, à Edmonton.

Le service sera célébré le mardi 24 juin à 10 h au parc Sir Winston Churchill, BFC Edmonton.

L’incinération a déjà eu lieu, et le sergent Ginette Gauthier sera inhumée au Cimetière militaire national (CMN) à Ottawa à une date ultérieure.

Vous pouvez signer le livre de condoléances au www.evergreenmemorial.com.
 

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Here are the details on Sgt Gauthier's funeral ceremonial parade that will take place on 24 June 2014.

Who: All available personnel may attend.

What: Sgt Ginette Gauthier Funeral Ceremony.

When: June 24, 2014 at 1000 hrs. All spectators (All civilians, and military) will be seated NLT 0945 hrs. Ushers will be present to assist in seating.

Where: Winston Churchill Park located directly in front of Base Headquarter.

Dress: Military - DEU 1A (medals)

Protocol: All spectators will stand at the following times:

a. Arrival of the hearse;
b. Last Post; and
c. Reveille.

All military personnel will salute at the following times:

a. Last Post;
b. Reveille;
c. At the end of the ceremony all military personnel are invited to pay their respects by walking in front of the table as a pair and saluting.

Parking: There will a limited parking available in front of the CFB Edmonton HQ (controlled by Military Police) mainly for the family and VIPs.

FUNERAL Sequence:

1. Bagpipe (led) Procession – padre(s), urn bearer(Jeffrey - son), flag-beret and medal bearer (Jeremy – son), honorary pall bearer(s)
2. Introduction and opening remarks
3. Opening Prayer (French)
4. Eulogy
5. Tribute
6. Tribute
7. Scripture Reading
8. Sermon
9. Benediction and Final Commendation
10. Military Honours – firing party then last post, moment of silence, and reveille
11. Paying of last respects (salutes two by two)
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Voici les détails sur le défilé cérémonial funèbre du sergent Gauthier qui aura lieu le 24 Juin 2014.

Qui: Tous les membres disponibles peuvent assister.

Quoi: Sgt Ginette Gauthier Funeral cérémonie.

Quand: 24 Juin 2014, à 1000 heures. Tous les spectateurs (tous les civils et militaires) seront assis NLT 0945 heures. Huissiers seront présents pour aider dans les sièges.

Où: Winston Churchill Park situé directement en face de la Base de siège.

Tenue vestimentaire: Militaire - DEU 1A (médailles)

Protocole: Tous les spectateurs se tiendront aux dates suivantes:

a. Arrivée du corbillard;
b. Dernier message; et
c. Reveille.

Tous les effectifs militaires salueront dans les cas suivants:

a. Dernier message;
b. Reveille;
c. A la fin de la cérémonie, tous les militaires sont invités à présenter leurs hommages à pied en face de la table, comme une paire et saluant.

Parking: Il y aura un parking limité devant le QG Edmonton BFC (contrôlé par la police militaire), principalement pour la famille et les VIP.

Séquence RELIGIEUX:

1. Cornemuse (led) Procession - padre (s), urne porteur (Jeffrey - fils), drapeau béret et porteur médaille (Jeremy - fils), honoraire du cercueil porteur (s)
2. Introduction et remarques d'ouverture
3. Prière d'ouverture (français)
4. Eulogy
5. Hommage
6. Hommage
7. Lecture de l'Ecriture
8. Sermon
9. Bénédiction et Final élogieuse
10. Honneurs militaires - tir parti alors dernier post, moment de silence, et le réveil
11. Payer de dernier hommage (salue deux par deux)
 

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Bdr Braden Bacher, of 56 Field Regt RCA, passed away this past weekend.

Visitation will be held at Miller Funeral Chapel in Cayuga On on Wednesday September 24, 2014 between 7 and 9 and Funeral will take place on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 2 pm with reception at the Legion in Cayuga.

My sincere condolences to all those who knew Braden, especially to his family
 

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:salute: :cdn: RIP Bdr
Petard said:
Bdr Braden Bacher, of 56 Field Regt RCA, passed away this past weekend.

Visitation will be held at Miller Funeral Chapel in Cayuga On on Wednesday September 24, 2014 between 7 and 9 and Funeral will take place on Thursday September 25, 2014 at 2 pm with reception at the Legion in Cayuga.

My sincere condolences to all those who knew Braden, especially to his family
 

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I heard from a friend that Sergeant-Major Gil Payette is recently deceased; not sure if he was retired or still serving - Can anyone confirm?  I would also like a PM if anyone has contact info for him or his unit as I would like to send my condolences to his family.   
 

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Yes it's true.  http://www.ppcli.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=34533

Apparently blood clot to the heart and he had recently retired.  RIP CWO pleasure to have served with you.
 

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Kirsten Luomala said:
Yes it's true.  http://www.ppcli.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=34533

Apparently blood clot to the heart and he had recently retired.  RIP CWO pleasure to have served with you.

I did not know Gil all that well, but I can tell you he was one of the hardest troops I've ever known.

:salute: :cdn:

 

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WO Glenn Whitten (The RCR) died last Saturday in Trenton.

I have fond memories of Glenn's quiet, hard-working and pleasant character when we served together in the Recce Platoon of 3 RCR in the early 90s.

Godspeed, Glenn.  Sympathies to Tracey, Danielle and Leah.

http://www.weaverfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=1246655#/obituaryInfo
 

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WO Ian Mothus passed last week in Esquimalt, he died in his home of natural causes.

I only knew him for a few months while he served on HMCS Winnipeg as our PA, but I am sure a few of you may know him through his time in the army.

RIP Doc
 

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I regret to inform you the Commanding Officer 1 RCHA just posted the following:

Col Cmdt, Sr Serving Gunner, D Arty, Comd 1 CMBG, Regt Col, RCA RSM and Fellow Gunners,

Sgt Marcy Maddison, from 1 RCHA, has lost her battle with Cancer. She passed away on Sunday or Monday and was found in her home last evening by a close friend.
I held a Regimental parade this morning to tell the soldiers of 1 RCHA and we have placed the appropriate support team on notice to help our soldiers, who may be suffering, to come to terms with Sgt Maddison’s passing. Simultaneous to this parade BC Z broke the news to our deployed members of Z Bty in Latvia.
This morning the RSM and I are going to visit Sgt Maddison’s Mother and Sister who made the journey overnight from Edmonton. The initial indication from Sgt Maddison’s close friends is that her family will most likely request a military funeral in Edmonton. More information will follow once the family has made their decision.
Sgt Madison was a former member of 2 RCHA where both the RSM and I first had the pleasure of meeting and working with her. She served with E Bty on TF 3-06 in the BC’s Party, in Kabul in 2003 and had two tours to the former Yugoslavia. She was later posted to Yellowknife with 1 CRPG and then to 1 RCHA. She has many friends throughout the Royal Regiment and beyond. Please ensure the widest distribution of this sad news with the reverence it requires.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Sgt Maddison’s family, friends and fellow soldiers as they navigate through this difficult period.
Ubique
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Commanding Officer, 1 RCHA
 

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After a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer, Major Jason Edward Zelward, passed away peacefully at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John on November 18, 2018 at the age of 35.  Born in Saint John NB on June 28th 1983, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Forces for 17 years, primarily in Oromocto NB at Base Gagetown and most recently with 1 Canadian Engineer Regiment in Edmonton, AB.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 2007.  He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in June, 2001 as a Combat Engineering Officer.

His first posting was to 4 Engineer Support Regiment at Base Gagetown from 2008 to 2011, CTC Headquarters from 2011 to 2012 and Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering from 2012 to 2016. Jason was deployed to Jerusalem with OP PROTEUS for a year and was then posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton Alberta as a Squadron OC.  His most memorable postings were as an Instructor at CFSME where he strove to inspire young officers, his time in Israel and at his final posting in Edmonton, doing the job he so loved.

Jason loved his two cats Lila and Wendell and they will miss their daddy dearly. He loved to read and play video games to unwind, usually with a glass of 18 year old scotch.  He enjoyed hiking and camping and he loved to travel.  He considered himself lucky to have seen so much of the world in his short time on Earth.  He was an avid runner and ran several half marathons.

Though his battle with cancer was brief, he faced everyday with an indomitable spirit and determination. Never one to complain about his own illness, he instead focused on his family, friends and the people around him by trying to bring joy and laughter into their lives.

Jason will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by wife Bridget (Fraser), parents Edward and Jill of Saint John, sister Ashley Zelward (Joshua Kilpatrick) of Upham, NB as well as two precious nieces Lacey and Lydia.  He is also survived by Grandparents Arthur and Eva Zelward of Saint John, NB and Grandmother Mary Merrithew also of Saint John, NB as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is predeceased by Grandfather Don Merrithew.

Jason’s family wishes to thank the Doctors, nurses and staff who treated him at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and would like to especially thank the staff at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John for the care and compassion they provided in making his final days comfortable and peaceful and full of beautiful memories and laughter.

Visitation in Saint John will be held at Fundy Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00-1:00 and 4:00-8:00 Visitation in Oromocto will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 at the Oromocto Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at the St. Luke’s Chapel at Base Gagetown in Oromocto, with overflow seating at St. Mary’s Chapel at 2:00 on Thursday, November 22. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE/RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW AT THE OFFICER’S MESS.  Interment will occur at 11:00 on Friday November, 23 at Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John.

Donations can be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) Alberta, The Oromocto SPCA or Bobby’s Hospice.

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NFLD Sapper said:
After a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer, Major Jason Edward Zelward, passed away peacefully at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John on November 18, 2018 at the age of 35.  Born in Saint John NB on June 28th 1983, he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in the Canadian Forces for 17 years, primarily in Oromocto NB at Base Gagetown and most recently with 1 Canadian Engineer Regiment in Edmonton, AB.

Jason earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 2007.  He joined the Canadian Armed Forces in June, 2001 as a Combat Engineering Officer.

His first posting was to 4 Engineer Support Regiment at Base Gagetown from 2008 to 2011, CTC Headquarters from 2011 to 2012 and Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering from 2012 to 2016. Jason was deployed to Jerusalem with OP PROTEUS for a year and was then posted to 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Edmonton Alberta as a Squadron OC.  His most memorable postings were as an Instructor at CFSME where he strove to inspire young officers, his time in Israel and at his final posting in Edmonton, doing the job he so loved.

Jason loved his two cats Lila and Wendell and they will miss their daddy dearly. He loved to read and play video games to unwind, usually with a glass of 18 year old scotch.  He enjoyed hiking and camping and he loved to travel.  He considered himself lucky to have seen so much of the world in his short time on Earth.  He was an avid runner and ran several half marathons.

Though his battle with cancer was brief, he faced everyday with an indomitable spirit and determination. Never one to complain about his own illness, he instead focused on his family, friends and the people around him by trying to bring joy and laughter into their lives.

Jason will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by wife Bridget (Fraser), parents Edward and Jill of Saint John, sister Ashley Zelward (Joshua Kilpatrick) of Upham, NB as well as two precious nieces Lacey and Lydia.  He is also survived by Grandparents Arthur and Eva Zelward of Saint John, NB and Grandmother Mary Merrithew also of Saint John, NB as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He is predeceased by Grandfather Don Merrithew.

Jason’s family wishes to thank the Doctors, nurses and staff who treated him at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton and would like to especially thank the staff at Bobby’s Hospice in Saint John for the care and compassion they provided in making his final days comfortable and peaceful and full of beautiful memories and laughter.

Visitation in Saint John will be held at Fundy Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 11:00-1:00 and 4:00-8:00 Visitation in Oromocto will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 at the Oromocto Funeral Home.  The funeral will be at the St. Luke’s Chapel at Base Gagetown in Oromocto, with overflow seating at St. Mary’s Chapel at 2:00 on Thursday, November 22. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE/RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW AT THE OFFICER’S MESS.  Interment will occur at 11:00 on Friday November, 23 at Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John.

Donations can be made to Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) Alberta, The Oromocto SPCA or Bobby’s Hospice.

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Too young. RIP. Chimo!


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