Cpl Leslie “Pop” Arnold, CD (Ret’d)

    • Corporal Leslie “Pop” Arnold, CD (Ret’d)
    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Leslie “Pop” Arnold, CD (Ret’d) of Chilliwack, BC on 4 March 2006 at the age of 82.  

    Pop was born in Yorkshire, England and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. He grew up in Regina, SK where, at age 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He was a veteran of the Second World War and served for four years with the 23rd Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers. He participated in Operation BERLIN, the 25/26 September 1944 evacuation of the Allied Airborne troops at Arnhem after Operation MARKET GARDEN.  

    After the war, Pop moved to Vancouver and later re-enlisted in the Army, this time in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps.  He served in Whitehorse YT, Soest Germany, and finally to Chilliwack where eventually retired.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 in Chilliwack.

    Pop was an avid sportsman and was actively involved in coaching baseball and hockey.  He was a trainer for the Chilliwack Jets and Chilliwack Bruins hockey teams for a number of years.

    A Memorial service will be held on 10 March at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack.  Donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital or any charity of one’s choice.  {dcJan2017gd} [zcc,zsp]