Lt Charles Aspler

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    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Charles Aspler (Ret’d) in Montreal, QC on 5 September 2003 at age 87 years.

    Charles was a member of the McGill University, Montreal, Canadian Officer Training Corps from 1940 to 1942. He graduated from McGill with a degree in Architecture. In 1942 he transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers and started training in Long Branch, ON until joining the 23rd Field Company in Petawawa, ON.   After the unit finished its training in Petawawa it moved to Camp Sussex, NB to complete unit training before deploying to Northwest Europe in 1943.  Charles served as the 23rd Field Company Reconnaissance Officer before becoming the Headquarters Platoon Officer.  He participated in Operation BERLIN, the evacuation of Airborne troops from Arnhem under fire from across the Rhine River on the night of 25/26 September 1944 after Operation MARKET GARDEN.

    Charles retired from active service in January 1946 and went on to a career as an architect in Montreal for over 50 years. He also served as an Alderman in the city of Westmount, QC.

    Funeral service will be held at Paperman& Sons Funeral Home, 3888 Jean Talon West, Montreal on 7 September.  Burial will be at Congregation ShaarHashomayim Cemetery, Mount Royal Blvd. Shiva private. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. {gdNov2015kh}