WO Robert Wayne Pennell, CD (Ret'd)

    • WO Robert Wayne Pennell (Ret`d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Robert Wayne Pennell, CD (Ret`d) on 7 October 2013 at Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack at the age of 66 years. Robert was a Sapper Apprentice from the 12th Intake of Sept 1963.

    Robert's first posting was with 1 Field Squadron Petawawa during which tour he deployed to Egypt in 1967 on UNEF peacekeeping mission. Upon return to Petawawa in 1968 he took his release but rejoined in 1970 and was posted to 3 Field Squadron Chilliwack. Robert deployed on his second UN tour in 1973 to Cyprus following which he was posted to 4 Field Squadron in Germany for a three-year tour and then returned to Canada to 3 Field Squadron.

    While in 3 Field Squadron Robert remustered to Carpenter. During the Construction Engineering phase of his career he was first posted to the Construction Engineering Section at Wainwright, AB in 1978 followed two years later by Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, During this posting he participated in his third UN tour – this time to the Golan Heights. During the period 1982-89, Rob was at CFB Chilliwack - first with the Base Construction Engineering Office and then with the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering. Following this, he was posted 1 Construction Engineering Unit in Winnipeg for three years and then back to CFB Chilliwack as the Construction Engineering Detachment Commander in Jericho Beach (Vancouver). In 1996 Rob retired as a Warrant Officer with over 31 years’ service.

    Memorial services will be held for Robert at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 280, Vedder Crossing on 21 October 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Hospice Society.{khMar2016}