Capt Henry Maylor Woodrooffe (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Captain Henry Maylor Woodrooffe (Ret'd) passed away quietly at Stillwater Creek Residence in Bells Corners, Ottawa at the age of 97.
Henry was born in Bruce Mines, ON, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Toronto in 1934. The same year, he joined the Ontario Refining Corporation (later International Nickel Corporation) in Coppercliff, ON. His militia service included the Second Dragoons, Royal Canadian Artillery and Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment. In the Second World War, he went overseas with the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1941 and served on special assignment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1944 to the end of the war. He retired in 1946 at the rank of Captain.
After the war, Henry joined the Canadian government Department of Mines, Mines Branch, serving for 30 years, including tours in Russia, Kazakhstan and Czechoslovakia before retiring in 1974.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa, on Friday, February 22nd from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa of The Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 95 Somerset Street, West at Somerset & Cartier streets, on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the McGarry Family Reception Centre, 315 McLeod Street. Memorial donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope would be appreciated by the family.