Sgt J.R. "Bob" Wainwright, CD (Ret'd)

    • Sgt J.R. "Bob" Wainwright, CD (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant John Robert "Bob" Wainwright, (Ret'd) in Ottawa ON, on 23 January 2003 in his 87th year.

    Bob was a WW II veteran of 3rd Field Company Royal Canadian Engineers who deployed overseas as a Sapper with the Advance Party in December 1939. He served in Spitzbergen, Sicily, and Italy before the Company was redeployed to join the Allied advance in Northwest Europe.  In August 1948, Bob joined the Army Survey Establishment in Ottawa as a Photogrammetrist and served until November 1964.   After his retirement, he went to work for the City of Ottawa Recreation and Parks Department.

    Bob was the editor of the first Newsletter produced by the Mappers Club and on retirement from the military became its Vice-President.  He was a long-time Director of Alexander (The Vets) Community Centre in Ottawa; member of the Defenders Lodge Freemasons; member of Scottish Rite 33rd Degree and member of the Tunis Temple Shriners.

    Visitations will be at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair&McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue Ottawa on 25 January followed by the service in the Chapel.  Interment will be in Capital Memorial Gardens, Ottawa.  Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. {gdFeb2016kh} [zsp]