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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  • Colonel André D. Gauthier, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 26 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Colonel André D. Gauthier, CD (Ret'd) of Ottawa  on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the age of 82.  Colonel Gauthier served a 37-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces before becoming a fulltime...

  • Donald “Donnie” O’Donnell
    Deceased: 21 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Donald “Donnie” O’Donnell peacefully at home in Derby, NB on 21 October 2017 at the age of 71 years.

    Donnie was born in Lower Derby.  He Joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in the mid-60s and...

  • John Douglas “Jack” King
    Deceased: 16 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of John Douglas “Jack” King of Herring Cove, NS on 16 October 2017 at the age of 96 years.

    Jack was born Yarmouth, NS and went to school in Yarmouth, Weymouth, and Kentville, NS. He was a veteran...

  • Warrant Officer Francis J. O'Leary, CD (Ret'd)
    Deceased: 10 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Francis J.  O'Leary, CD (Ret’d) on 10 October 2017 in Ottawa, ON. Frank worked for over 28 years in Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa and then started his second career of...

  • Cpl James G Butler (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 09 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal James G Butler (Ret’d) on 9 October 2017,  suddenly and unexpectedly at age 28 while on a trip to Thailand with his fiancée.

    James was a former Combat Engineer with 2 Combat Engineer...

  •  Kenneth Higham
    Deceased: 08 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Kenneth Higham at the Kelowna General Hospital in British Columbia on Sunday, 8 October 2017 at the age of 88 years. Ken served with the Royal Canadian Engineers Band.

    Ken graduated from the...

  • Norman James Rolston OBC, MSC, CD
    Deceased: 06 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Norman James Rolston, OBC, MSC, CD on 6 October 2017 at the age of 85.

    Norman was born in Willowbunch SK but the family moved to Quill Lake, SK from the "Dust Bowl" of the southern parts of the...

  • Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 06 Oct 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Isaac Cook, CD (Ret’d) on 6 October 2017 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital in New Brunswick at age 81 years.

    Fred joined the Canadian Army in 1958 with the...

  • Captain Frank Wencel, CD (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 22 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Frank Wencel, CD (Ret’d) peacefully on 22 September 2017 at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital in London, ON in his 85th year. A Korean War Vet, Frank worked for...

  • Sergeant Major Wilfred Gregory Tschirhart, PhD, (Ret’d)
    Deceased: 20 Sep 2017

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Major Wilfred Gregory Tschirhart, PhD, (Ret’d) on 20 September 2017 in his home in St. Agatha, ON at age 96. Wilf was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of WW II.

    Born in Kitchener, ON...

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