Col Reay "Joe" Black, MBE, MID, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Colonel Reay "Joe" Melbourne Black, MBE, MID, CD, BSc (Civil), BSc (Mil), (Ret'd) of Cambridge-Narrows, NB died at home on 16 August 2007.
Born in Sussex, NB, in 1919, Colonel Black was a Professional Engineer and a graduate of Mount Allison Academy , Mount Allison University ('38), Royal Military College ('40), UNB ('49), London School of Economics ('50 - Beaverbrook Scholar). Col Black had a full career in the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers and the Canadian Military Engineers. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, in September 1968 he became the first Base Commander of CFB Chilliwack after Unification of the Canadian Forces. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1974, and was Town Engineer for the town of Sussex until 1981. He was an avid sailor on the waters of the Atlantic coast, and enjoyed skiing the Alps and Rockies.
There will be no visitation by request. Following cremation, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.