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 after 1 January 2000. 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 and notable accomplishments.

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  • Firefighter Norman Gary Pleadwell
    Deceased: 28 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Norman Gary Pleadwell on 28 December 2021, following his short battle with cancer. Norman served with the Garrison Petawawa Fire Hall for 33 years. He loved passing his time camping and...

  • Deceased: 26 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Richard “Rick” Labiuk of Fort Macleod AB, suddenly on 26 December 2021 at the age of 77 years.

    Richard joined the Canadian Armed Forces with 10th Intake of the Sapper Apprentice Program in 1961...

  • Ralph Clarke
    Deceased: 24 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Ralph Clarke (Ret'd), peacefully on 24 December 2021 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, in St John's NL at the age of 89 years. Ralph was a Korean War veteran who served with the Canadian Army from...

  • Firefighter John Leonard “Jack” MacPhee
    Deceased: 22 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter John Leonard “Jack” MacPhee on 22 December 2021 in the QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax NS at age 88 after a short illness. Born in Halifax, Jack served with Department of National...

  • WO Joseph Georges Daniel Beauchamp, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 22 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Warrant Officer Joseph Georges Daniel Beauchamp, CD (Ret’d) of Ship Harbour NS, peacefully at Hospice Halifax on 22 December 2021 at age 69.

    Daniel proudly served his country for 27...

  • Spr David Scott (Retd)
    Deceased: 12 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper David Scott (Ret’d) of St. Catharines ON on 12 December 2021 at age 83 years.

    David was born in Manchester, England. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1954 as a member of...

  • Clifford Lawrence Provo
    Deceased: 10 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Firefighter Corporal Clifford Lawrence Provo, CD (Ret'd) peacefully in White Rock BC on 10 December 2021 at age 103. 

    Cliff was born in a farmhouse near Clair SK and joined the Royal Canadian...

  • WO Peter William McDonough, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 09 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Peter William McDonough, CD (Ret’d) at his home in Burton NB, on 9 December 2021 at age 62. 

    Peter was born in Minto NB and graduated from Minto Memorial High School. He...

  • Major Dale Edwin Thingvold, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 06 Dec 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Dale Edwin Thingvold, CD (Ret’d) of Chilliwack BC on 6 December 2021 at age 74 from complications of a chronic illness.

    Dale was born in Shaunavon SK and was raised on a farm near...

  • Sgt Stewart Roy MacDonald, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 30 Nov 2021

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Stewart Roy MacDonald, CD (Ret’d) on 30 November at his home in Trenton ON in his 65th year.

    Stewart enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1977 and served for over 25...

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