Cpl Colin Francis Patrick Fleiger (Ret'd)
We regret to advise the death of Corporal Colin Francis Patrick Fleiger (Ret'd) of Miramichi NB on 6 April 2017 at the age of 91 years.
Colin was born in Chatham NB. At the age of 16, he enlisted with the 2nd Battalion (Reserve), The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. He was called up to Active Service in 1944 and completed basic training in Fredericton NB, advanced training at Camp Utopia, NB and Battle Indoctrination Training at Camp Debert NS. Colin was assigned home defence duties until the war ended and was assigned to the Royal Canadian Engineers in Fredericton until his discharge in 1946.
Colin was employed as a civil servant for most of his life. He was a strong union man and served as CUPE Local president for many years. Colin was a member of the Chatham Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Miramichi and a volunteer firefighter for over 40 years. He was awarded the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal and collected an additional two bars.
Visitation was at Maher's Funeral Home in Miramichi on 8-9 April 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday 10 April from St Michael's Basilica. As an expression of sympathy, a donation made to the Branch #3 Legion Building Fund or the Miramichi Senior Citizens Home would be appreciated. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #3 was asked to meet for a Legion service.
See Cpl Flieiger's interview on The Memory Project website.