CWO J.B. "Bud" McGillivray, MMM, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that CWO JB (Bud) McGillivray MMM, CD (Retd) died on 27 June 2007.
Bud was born in North Sydney, NS in 1930 and worked as a Shipwright until joining the Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers in l951. After completing his RCE Corps training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (RCSME) at Camp Chilliwack, Bud was posted to 23rd Field Squadron at Vedder Crossing. He relocated with 1st Airborne Troop, RCE to Currie Barracks, Calgary and remained with the unit until 1955. Bud then became a Parachutist Instructor at the Parachute School, Canadian Joint Air Training Centre at RCAF Station Rivers, MB until 1956.
Completion of the tour in Rivers saw Sergeant McGillivray posted to 4 Field Squadron as Troop Sergeant from 1956 to 1960, first in Camp Chilliwack and then in Werl, West Germany. Returning to Camp Chilliwack, Bud was an instructor in Mine Warfare and Demolitions Troop at RCSME in 1961 before moving to London, ON to serve with Western Ontario Area Instructional Staff 1961-1966. Bud returned to a field unit in 1968 and served two years as Troop Sergeant in 1 Field Squadron at Camp Petawawa, ON before being posted to 1 Airborne Field Squadron, Canadian Airborne Regiment at Greisbach Barracks, CFB Edmonton, AB. He served in a succession of appointments from Troop Sergeant to Squadron Sergeant Major until 1976.
Bud returned to Chilliwack for a year with the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering as Bridging Troop Chief Warrant Officer in 1976. He was then appointed as Regimental Sergeant Major, 1 Combat Engineer Regiment 1977-1979. After this tour of 1 CER, he then served as Camp Commandant, Primrose Lake Evaluation Range at CFB Cold Lake, AB 1979-1985. He then returned to Edmonton as Regular Support Staff Officer with 8 Field Engineer Regiment 1985-1986.
Retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces in July 1986, Bud worked as a civilian as Roads and Grounds Foreman with CFB Edmonton Construction Engineer Section until 1991. CWO JG (Bud) McGillivray received special recognition for a career full of outstanding contributions as he was appointed as a Member of the Order of Military Merit in 1975 and received the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal in 1977.
Funeral Service on Tuesday, 3 July 2007 at 3:30PM at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709-111Avenue. Cremation will follow in the Park Memorial Crematorium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Cancer Foundation, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2.