John "Binky" Rose

    • John "Binky" Rose
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    We regret to advise of the death of John "Binky" Rose, suddenly but peacefully, on 8 February 2017 in Westmount, NS.

    John began serving his country in 1968. He soon joined the Canadian Airborne Regiment and made over 300 jumps as a paratrooper. After his 14-year Airborne career, John remustered to Construction Engineering with the Canadian Military Engineers and later served with 1 Construction Engineering Unit. After this posting, John retired from the Canadian Forces and moved back "home". 

    For his second career, John was a Park Supervisor at Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Nova Scotia. He was also heavily involved with the Westmount Volunteer Fire department for 20 years and served as their Training Officer. An active Legion Member, John was Vice President and Bar Chairman at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 126 in Westmount.

    Online condolences may be made by visiting  John will be waked on Tuesday, 14 February from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the SW Chant & Son Funeral Home, 564 Alexandra St., Sydney, NS. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 15 February at 11 a.m. in the Chants Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow at Westside Legion, Branch 126.{khFeb2017dc} [zsd]