CWO Thomas Marcel St. Hilaire, MMM, CD (Ret'd)

    • CWO Thomas Marcel St. Hilaire, MMM, CD
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    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Marcel St. Hilaire, MMM, CD (Ret'd) on 28 June 2010 in Chilliwack at age 91 years.

    Tom was born in St. Catharine's, ON and was a WW II Royal Canadian Engineer veteran who was a pre-warmember of the Non-Permanent Active Militia (1937-39). He enlisted with the 4th Field Company in September 1939 and soon embarked for England. Tom initially served in England with the 2nd Field Park Company before being transferred to 1 Wing, Canadian Engineer Replacement Unit in Cove, England. He landed in Normandy on D-Day with the 18th Field Company and remained with the unit until he was wounded and evacuated back to England. After recovering from his wounds he was transferred to 1 Canadian Rehabilitation Trade School Borden, England as Company Sergeant Major for the remainder of the war.

    Tom was repatriated to Canada in 1946 and re-enlisted in the Permanent Force with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a Corporal in the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC. His subsequent tours included being an instructor with the "I" Staff at Jericho Beach, BC, Instructional and Administrative Cadre at Noranda, QC, tours with 2 Field Squadron and 3 Field Squadron as well as more postings with the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Military Engineering Squadron and Trades Training Squadron.  Among his notable achievements was his appointment as Squadron Sergeant Major of 3 Field Squadron in the late 1950s and 5e Escadron du Génie du Canada at Valcartier (1970-73). Tom retired to Chilliwack in February 1974.

    There will be private arrangements by the family. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.{khApr2018}[zsp]