Spr Daniel “Dan” Galipeau (Ret’d)

    • Dan Galipeau in front of Queen's Own Rifles of Canada House in Bernière-sur-Mer
    • RCE GVIR Badge
    • Commemorative Plaque - Queen's Own Rifles of Canada House in Bernière-sur-Mer

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Daniel “Dan” Galipeau (Ret’d) of Godmanchester, QC on 18 November 2016 at the age of 91 years.

    Dan was a veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engineers and sailed to England in late 1942. He landed in the assault wave on D-Day with the 16th Field Company supporting the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada at Bernière-sur-Mer.  He continued with the company through France, Belgium, and Holland.

    In 2014, he was among many surviving veterans to receive the French 'Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur de la Republique francaise'.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #081 in Huntingdon, QC

    Visitation will be at St-Joseph Catholic Church on 26 November at 10:30 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:30. Burial will be at Huntingdon St-Joseph Cemetery.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Service d’Accompagnement Bénévole et Communautaire in Godmanchester or the Betty Riel Foundation in Huntingdon. {dcNov2017gd} [zcc, zsp, zkh]