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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  • MWO Bruce Sinclair, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 14 Sep 2001

    We regret to advise of the sudden death of Master Warrant Officer Bruce Edward Sinclair (Ret'd) on 14 September 2001 in Toronto at the age of 53.

    Bruce enlisted as a member of the 13th Intake Sapper Apprentices in 1964...

  • Sgt Gerry Pearson, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 07 Sep 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Gerry Pearson, CD (Ret'd) on 7 September 2001.

    Gerry was a Field Engineer and an expert Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) Operator.  Thus, he spent several tours with 4 Field...

  • CWO Howie Bell (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 06 Sep 2001

    We regret to advise of that CWO Howie E. Bell, CD (Ret'd) died suddenly at home in White Rock, BC on 6 September 2001.

    Howie joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1947 and served as a Troop Sergeant in Korea in 1950-51 with 57...

  • RCE Badge circa 1937 - 1952
    Deceased: 23 Aug 2001

    We regret to advise of the recent death of Captain Gordon Hunter Madge, RCE (Ret'd) on 23 August 2001 in Toronto at the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in his 85th year.

    Lieutenant Madge joined the 5th...

  • WO II Eric Clamp, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 09 Aug 2001

    We regret to advise of the recent death of WO II Eric Clamp (Ret'd) on 9 August 2001 in Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 78 years.

    Eric was born in Kentville, NS. He was a WW II veteran and served 27 years in Royal...

  • Lt Bill Ewener, MC
    Deceased: 07 Aug 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel William Alexander “Bill” Ewener, MC, ED, BA, MD, OStJ  (Ret’d) on 7 August 2001 at the age of 96 years.

    Bill was born in London in 1905 and in 1908 immigrated with his family...

  • WO James Robert Ripley, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 02 Aug 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer James Robert Ripley, CD (Ret'd) peacefully, in the Royal Jubilee Hospital on 2 August 2001.

    Jim served a full career with the Royal Canadian Engineers. In addition to postings...

  • Maj Reginald Horace Parmenter (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 01 Aug 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Reginald Horace Parmenter (Ret'd), peacefully, in his sleep on 1 August 2001 at his residence in Chilliwack,BC at the age of 89.

    Major Parmenter had a distinguished war record with the...

  • Douglas “Sam” James Drennan
    Deceased: 11 Jul 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Douglas “Sam” James Drennan in Ottawa ON on 11 July 2001 in his 71st year.  

    Sam was born in Ottawa and joined the Canadian Army Survey Establishment in Ottawa in 1952 as an...

  • CME Badge
    Deceased: 08 Jul 2001

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Henry Kenneth "Ken" Friesen, CD (Ret’d) of Chilliwack, BC on 8 July 2001 at the age of 73 years.

    Ken was born in Altona, MB.  He worked on farms until he was 18 when he left Manitoba...

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