Captain Fernand “Stony” Bourque, CD (Ret'd)

    • Captain Fernand “Stony” Bourque, CD (Ret'd)
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    • Captain Fernand “Stony” Bourque, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Fernand “Stony” Bourque, CD (Ret'd), on 25 May 2013 at the age of 68 at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, ON.

    Stony joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1960. After completing his basic Air Force and Firefighter courses he was posted to Royal Canadian Air Force Station Uplands, Ottawa, ON. In the late 1960s, Stony was posted to Canadian Forces Base Lahr, Germany where he served for four years. This was followed by a posting to Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, QC, where he was Commissioned from the Ranks.

    Upon completion of his Military Engineering Officer Qualification training at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering, Chilliwack, BC in the Fall of 1976, he was appointed as Fire Chief at Canadian Forces Base Chatham, NB. In 1980 Stony took his release from the Canadian Forces to become Deputy Fire Marshal at Mobile Command Headquarters in St. Hubert, QC, a position he served in until 1985, at which point he became the Command Fire Marshal until his retirement in 1995. Following his retirement from that position, he moved to Ottawa, ON where he remained an active member of the retired Military Fire Service Officers.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Marie-Médiatrice Church in Vanier, ON on Saturday, 8 June 2013. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of sympathy may be left at site {gdAug2015}