Spr Harry Honeybourn (Ret`d)

    • Harry Honeybourn
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-52

    We regret to advise that Sapper Harry Honeybourn (Ret`d) passed away suddenly on 6 January 2008 at age 91.

    Harry was a WW II veteran who enrolled in the Royal Canadian Engineers at Vancouver in July 1940. He was assigned to 4th Field Park Company Royal Canadian Engineers and, after completing his training at Camp Petawawa, he sailed for England in November 1941 as part of the 5th Canadian Armoured Division. Training in England continued for two years until the Division was committed to the Italian Campaign.

    Harry arrived in Naples, Italy in November 1943 and fought in the Italian Campaign until the 5th Armored Division was assigned to the Northwest European theatre and re-deployed in February 1945. Harry was fully involved in sapper operations until VE Day. 4th Field Squadron was disbanded in The Netherlands in November and Harry remained in Europe until he was discharged in October 1945.

    Harry’s post-war career saw him work for Canada Post for 21 years.

    Harry was a member of the Aldergrove Legion where his funeral service was held on 10 January 2008.