Lt Stirling Alfred Baudoux (Ret’d)

    • Lieutenant Stirling Alfred Baudoux (Ret’d)
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    • Lt Stirling Baudoux, Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow NS

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Stirling Alfred Baudoux (Ret’d) on 20 June 2011 at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston ON at the age of 94 years.

    Stirling was born in Stellerton NS.  He was a veteran of the Second World and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers.  He took part in the landings in Sicily and served in Italy before being sent to the 2nd Field Company in Normandy. He landed in Normandy on 5 July 1944 as their Reconnaissance Officer.  As such, he was travelling with the 14th Hussars (8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment) and was among the first Canadians to enter Dieppe on 1 September 1944.  He and his driver had been tasked to gauge the state of the beaches and, being unopposed except for the jubilant crowds, he found the city undefended. The Hussars were thus able to call off the planned aerial bombardment of the city.  Stirling stayed with the company until the war ended with the Liberation of Holland. Stirling continued to serve through the Battle of the Scheldt and Liberation of Holland.

    After the war, Stirling moved to Kingston. He served in the Militia and was the Commanding Officer of 55th Field Squadron at the time it was made dormant in 1965. Stirling was a longstanding member of Keith Masonic Lodge in Stellarton.  He was recognized by the Boy Scouts of Canada National Council with the Medal of Merit for especially good service to Scouting.  He served on the Board of Managers at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and was a loyal member of the Saint Andrew's War Veterans Association.

    Friends will be received at the Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home on 23 June from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  The Funeral Service will be held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on 24 June at 2:00 PM. Interment at a later date in Brookside Cemetery, New Glasgow, NS.  In memory of Stirling, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.  [dcSep19gd} [zcc]