CWO Alfred “Fred” John Mandoli, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Alfred “Fred” John Mandoli, CD (Ret’d) suddenly at home in Ottawa ON, on 16 May 2006 at the age of 67.

    Fred was born in Trail BC and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers as a 4th Intake Sapper Apprentice in June 1955. After an initial posting as a Field Engineer in 4 Field Squadron in Germany, Fred remustered to Topographical Surveyor in 1961. During 32-year career with the Army Survey Establishment/Mapping and Charting Establishment, he served in just about every capacity open to him. He attended the University of New Brunswick in 1970-71 where he completed the Photogrammetry Course. In 1974 he participated in the Arctic Doppler Survey with the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources and followed this with an exchange posting with the Royal Engineers in England 1975-77 as the Squadron Sergeant Major, Air Survey Troop.

    Promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in 1983, Fred was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major of Mapping and Charting Establishment in June 1992, a position he held until his retirement in August 1993 after a full 37 year career.Fred was a long-time active volunteer and supporter of the Special Olympics.

    A Funeral Mass will be held at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa on 20 May. Fred's ashes will be scattered over the family’s lakeside property. {gdFeb2016kh}