Sgt George Francis "Frank" Percy MM, MiD (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant George Francis "Frank" Percy MM, MiD (Ret'd) at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto on 20 December 2004.

    A pioneer in northern Ontario, Frank was a Second World War veteran of the Royal Canadian Engineers. He fought at Dieppe and later through France and the Low Countries and on into Germany, with the 7th Field Company. He was Mentioned in Dispatches and awarded the Military Medal for outstanding ability and remarkable coolness under fire in a number of operations supporting advancing infantry: first, rescuing wounded sappers during a mine clearance operation on the Orne River front, next clearing a road in Holland, and finally personally disarming a magnetic mine never before seen, in Germany.

    An expert in Bailey Bridge construction after the war and a long-time supervisor at Ontario Hydro, he was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and a Boy Scout leader. Funeral Service was held in the Windermere Chapel of Turner & Porter York on 23 December 2004. Donations in Frank's memory can be made to a charity of your choice.