CME Family Last Post

Our LAST POST feature aims to notify colleagues of the passing of a comrade and to publish a short summary of their career and accomplishments to honour those who have served our country. As we receive news of the death of a member of the CME Family, we post an obituary along with funeral details and family wishes. We have done our best to ensure their completeness, with a focus on each person's service records.

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  • Warrant Officer Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 10 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd) on 10 October 2017 in Ottawa, ON. Frank worked for over 27 years in Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa and then started his second career of 35...

  • Cpl James G Butler (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 09 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal James G Butler (Ret’d) on 9 October 2017,  suddenly and unexpectedly at age 28 while on a trip to Thailand with his fiancée.

    James was a former Combat Engineer with 2 Combat Engineer...

  • Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 06 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d) on 6 October 2017 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital in New Brunswick at age 81 years.

    Fred joined the Canadian Army in 1958 with the...

  • Captain Frank Wencel, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 22 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Frank Wencel, CD (Ret’d) peacefully on 22 September 2017 at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital in London, ON in his 85th year. A Korean War Vet, Frank worked for...

  • Sergeant Major Wilfred Gregory Tschirhart, PhD, (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 20 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Major Wilfred Gregory Tschirhart, PhD, (Ret’d) on 20 September 2017 in his home in St. Agatha, ON at age 96. Wilf was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of WW II.

    Born in Kitchener, ON...

  • Stanley Roy Williams
    Deceased: 20 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Corporal Stanley Roy Williams (Ret'd) on 20 September 2017 suddenly at home in Pembroke,ON in his 76th  year. Stan served his career as a Field Engineer with the Royal Canadian...

  • Captain George Spear, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 19 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain George Spear, CD (Ret’d) in Ottawa, ON at the age of 97 on 19 September 2017. George was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War.

    Born in 1920, George was one of the...

  •  Sapper Donald Taylor Somerville (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 16 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Donald Taylor Somerville (Ret’d) on Saturday, 16 September 2017 in Mississauga, ON at age 95. Don was a WW II veteran of Operation BERLIN, the 25/26 September 1944 evacuation of the Allied...

  • Sapper Hugh Joseph Urbain Felix Beaudoin (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 01 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Hugh Joseph Urbain Felix Beaudoin (Ret'd), peacefully, on 1 September 2017 in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 87 years.

    Born and raised in Storthoaks, SK, Hughie worked on the family...

  • Major Gordon Vincent “Vince” Clark, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 30 Aug 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Gordon Vincent “Vince” Clark, CD (Ret’d) in Ottawa, ON at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre on 30 August 2017 at age 91.

    Vince was born in North Sydney, NS and was educated in...

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