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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  • MWO Harry Lawrence Loop, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 31 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Harry Lawrence Loop, CD, peacefully at the Perley Rideau Veterans Centre in Ottawa, ON on 31 July 2016 at the age of 91.

    Born in Wheatley ON, Harry enlisted in 1941 and...

  •  Sgt David Francis Clinton, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 30 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant David Francis Clinton, CD (Ret'd) at age 66 on 30 July 2016 in Charlottetown, PE. David served his Country as a Refrigeration and Mechanical Technician in the Canadian Military Engineers....

  • John Samuels
    Deceased: 29 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of John Robert Samuels on 29 July 2016 in Canora, SK. John was a Royal Canadian Engineer WW II veteran.  A first generation Canadian of Romanian origin, he was born in 1922 in the Insinger district in...

  • Jocelyn Lalancette (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 27 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Jocelyn Joseph Lalancette, CD (Ret’d) in a traffic accident in Utica, Illinois, USA on 27 July 2016 at the age of 57.

    Born in Chicoutimi QC, Jocelyn joined the Canadian Forces in 1976...

  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Murray Hare, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 11 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Murray Hare, CD (Ret’d)  on 11 July 2016 in Vancouver BC after a long valiant struggle.
    Born in 1936, Ed graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)...

  • Sgt William “Willy” Patrick Williams, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 09 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant William “Willy” Patrick Williams, CD  (Ret’d) peacefully on 8 July 2016 at the age of 82 years.

    Bill was a Korean War veteran who joined the Canadian Army in 1951 and served with the...

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Rodney F. “Rod” Keller CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 02 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the unexpected death of Lieutenant-Colonel R.F. “Rod” Keller, CD (Ret'd) in Guelph on 2 July 2016 at the age of 49. Rod served a full career with the Canadian Military Engineers from 1985 – 2011.

    Rod was...

  • Captain Bradley Ashcroft
    Deceased: 01 Jul 2016

    We regret to advise of the sudden death of Captain Bradley Ashcroft, a Construction Engineer, in a private plane crash east of Winnipeg, MB on 1 July 2016. Bradley was a member of 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region...

  • Cpl Terry Albert Lockhart (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 25 Jun 2016

    We regret to advise of the death of an Airborne Sapper and Combat Diver, Corporal Terry Albert Lockhart on 25 June 2016 at the age of 67 in Gibsons, BC. 

    Terry joined the Canadian Forces in 1967 and undertook his Recruit Training...

  • Captain Walter Slipchenko (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 23 Jun 2016

    We regret to advise of the sudden death of Captain Walter Slipchenko (Ret’d) at his home in Iroquois, ON on 23 June 2016 at the age of 82.

    Walter was born in Winnipeg, MB in 1934 and grew up in that city. After completing High...

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