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 and notable accomplishments.

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  • Sgt Harvey Maurice Desjardine, CD (Retd)
    Deceased: 10 Nov 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Harvey Maurice Desjardine, CD (Ret’d)  of Dashwood  ON, suddenly, on 10 November 2018  at South Huron Hospital, Exeter ON at the age of 62.   Harvey proudly served in the Canadian Armed...

  •  Major Keith Harold Ennis, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 28 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Keith Harold Ennis, CD (Ret’d) on Sunday, 28 October 2018 in Ottawa, ON at age 87.

    Keith served with the Canadian...

  • CWO William “Bill” Montague, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 26 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the unexpected death of Chief Warrant Officer William “Bill” Montague, CD (Ret’d) on 26 October 2018 at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, ON at age 74.

    Bill started his career with the Royal Canadian...

  • Douglas Mackenzie “Digger” Youngson
    Deceased: 18 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Douglas Mackenzie “Digger” Youngson on 18 October 2018 in Kingston, ON at age 87. Digger served his country with the  Canadian Miltiary Engineers.

    Doug was born in Toronto and was a graduate of...

  • Maj Rinaldo “Reno” Robert Cyr, CD (Ret’d)o” Robert Cyr, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 17 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Rinaldo “Reno” Robert Cyr, CD (Ret'd) at home in Ottawa on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at age 77 after a long battle.

    Born and raised in New Brunswick, after attending the University of...

  • Maj Richard George Ratcliffe, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 16 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Richard George Ratcliffe, CD (Ret’d), peacefully, in Victoria, BC on 16 October 2018 at the age of 78.

    A native of British Columbia, Richard completed...

  • Gregory Owen Caissie
    Deceased: 10 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the accidental death of Gregory Owen Caissie on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 near Welland, ON at the age of 45.  Greg was a Combat Engineer veteran whose service with the Canadian Military Engineers included a...

  • Cpl William "Bill" Gary Steel, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 02 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal William "Bill" Gary Steel, CD (Ret’d) of Shellbrook, SK on Tuesday, 2 October 2018 at the age of 75 years.

    Bill was born in Moose Jaw, SK. He served with the Toronto Highlanders...

  • CME Badge
    Deceased: 01 Oct 2018

    We regret to advise of the death of Richard John Hagerman of Fredericton at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on 1 October 2018.  Born in Keswick, NB, Rick served Canada with the Canadian Military Engineers.

    Visitation will be...

  •  Donald Gordon Enok McPhadyen
    Deceased: 19 Sep 2018

    We regret to advise of the sudden and unexpected death of Donald Gordon Enok McPhadyen on 18 September 2018 at his home in Ladner, BC.

    Born in Vancouver, BC in 1935, Don was a lifelong Ladner resident.  In his youth he served in...

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