HLCol Robert Eric Rae Stanfield (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Eric Rae Stanfield (Ret’d), peacefully at Hastings Manor, Belleville ON on Wednesday 23 March 2016.
Born in Northern Ireland, Robert served there with the Queens University Officers' Engineer Corps before joining the Royal Engineers in 1944. He worked with 512 Survey Squadron in the United Kingdom and the Middle East until 1947. Moving to Canada in 1954, Robert joined the Department of Public Works and the 23rd Medium Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery. Transferred to Ottawa, he joined 3rd Field Squadron in 1958. Robert became the Squadron Training Officer, then Second-in-Command in 1963 and Commanding Officer in 1968 - 1971. He was appointed Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in the early-80s Robert was a strong supporter of the work of the Kanata Branch 638 Royal Canadian Legion and is also remembered in the unit by the Major Stanfield Trophy that is awarded to the Most Improved Player on the Unit Hockey Team.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Robert will be laid to rest at the Niche Wall, Belleville Cemetery on Friday, 1 April 2016 at 11:00 a.m. For condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com