CWO Joseph Francis "Frank" Deveau, MMM, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Francis "Frank" Deveau, MMM, CD (Ret’d) of Halifax NS, peacefully on 21 September 2020 at age 88. Frank was a Korean War veteran who served the Canadian Forces for 38 years.
Born in Halifax, Frank was raised on McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour until he joined the Canadian Army with the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment in 1950. Frank served with 1 RCR from 1950 to 1953 and deployed to Korea during this period. He served the Canadian Forces with distinction over a 38-year career that also included NORAD, United Nations Peacekeeping in Cyprus, Royal Canadian Air Force 412 VIP Squadron, Mapping and Charting Establishment, Headquarters Eastern Command Halifax, and E-3A Component (AWACS) in Geilenkirchen, Germany. Frank retired at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.
Frank served as the Chief Clerk in Mapping and Charting Establishment (1970-73) in the rank of Warrant Officer. He was a strong member of the mapping family and was very supportive of unit functions and its members.
Frank was a member of No. 162 Sackville Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and was an active member of Branch Unit 45 of the Canadian Korean Veteran's Association.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, 26 September from 4-7:00 p.m. in Atlantic Funeral Home (125 Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville). Due to the pandemic, masks are mandatory and social distancing will be observed. A memorial mass by invitation only will be held in Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Bedford on Tuesday, 29 September at 12:15 p.m. and this will be streamed for online viewing at: https://www.saintignatius.ca. The interment will be private for immediate family only.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Korean Veteran's Association Unit 45, in care of the president, Graham McBride (15 Laurel Lane, Halifax, NS B3M 2P7). On line condolences can be sent to the funeral home.