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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  • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    Deceased: 16 Jun 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Lionel Grant Copeland at the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster BC, on 16 June 2002 at the age of 81. 

    Grant was born in Winnipeg and raised in Vancouver.  He was a WW II Veteran who...

  • Headstone S/Sgt George Wagar
    Deceased: 06 Jun 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Staff Sergeant George Wagar (Ret’d) suddenly in Calgary AB on 6 June 2002 at the age of 87.

    George was a veteran of WWII who served with the 13th Field Company Royal Canadian...

  • CME Badge
    Deceased: 31 May 2002

    We regret to advise that Corporal Bill Vance, CD passed away late May 2002.

    Bill joined the military in 1985 in the Artillery, transferred to Communications Research in 1989 and became a Fire Fighter in Dec 2001.

    Bill will...

  • RCE Badge EIIR
    Deceased: 29 May 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of John Robert Miller, CD (Ret’d) at the Windsor ON Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus, on 29 May 2002 at the age of 68.

    John’s career included a posting with 1 Airborne Troop, Royal Canadian...

  • L/Cpl Lloyd Snowden (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 16 May 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Lance Corporal Lloyd Snowden (Ret'd) in Kamloops, BC, on 16 May 2002, aged 84 years.

    Lloyd was born in North Bend, BC. He enlisted in June 1942 at age 24 and initially served in the Military...

  • RCE EIIR Badge
    Deceased: 04 May 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Phillip Louis “Phil” Roy of Heritage Village in Chilliwack, BC on 4 May 2002 at the age of 75 years.

    Phil was born in Lake Megantic, QC. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers in...

  • Sgt Ralph Leaman, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 03 May 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Joseph Ralph Paul Leaman, CD (Ret'd) on 3 May 2002 at the age of 64 years.

    Ralph was born in Moncton, NB. He was a Field Engineer who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers and...

  • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952
    Deceased: 01 May 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Harold McEachern “Mac” Trueman on 1 May 2002*.

    Mac was a WW II veteran who served with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He established the first Power Squadron in Castlegar, BC. {gdJan2017dc...

  • CME Badge
    Deceased: 29 Apr 2002

    We regret to advise that Master Warrant Officer Oral Bjerke (Retired), passed away on Monday 29 April 2002 at Summerland BC.

    Oral's career highlights include service in Korea 1951 with the 57th Independent Field...

  • LCol Eugene "Gene" Belovich (Ret'd), CD, P.Eng.
    Deceased: 27 Apr 2002

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Eugene "Gene" Morris Belovich, CD (Ret'd) P. Eng., unexpectedly, on 27 April 27 April 2002 at the age of 65.

    A member of Royal Military College Class of 1958, Gene obtained a...

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