Maj Dennis Stephen Singer CD (Ret’d)

    • Maj Dennis Stephen Singer CD (Ret’d)
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    • Maj Dennis Stephen Singer CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Major Dennis Stephen Singer CD (Ret’d) at the Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton, BC on 7 November 2005 at the age of 76 years.

    Dennis was born in Winnipeg, MB and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1948 as a Sapper.  After completing his Sapper basic training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering he started what was to be a full and rewarding career as he was promoted through the ranks as a Non-Commissioned Officer, was Commissioned from the Ranks, and retired at the rank of Major.   

    Dennis was posted to No 1 Radiation Detection Unit in Kingston, ON in 1951 where he was promoted to Sergeant. While in the unit he participated in the atomic bomb trials in Nevada and Australia and was also involved in the clean- up of radioactive spills after the nuclear accident in at the Chalk River Laboratories of Canada installation at Chalk River, ON

    Dennis  was next posted to the North West Highway System (1960-62), followed by the Alberta Area “I Staff” in Lethbridge, AB where he was promoted to Warrant Officer, and he then earned an exchange posting with the Royal Engineers at the Royal School of Military Engineering in Chatham, England (1965-66). On returning to Canada, Dennis was Commissioned from the Ranks and served in Edmonton, AB as a Captain with “I Staff”(1962-66).  He was subsequently posted to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack (1969-71) where he was the Training Coordinator and also held the appointment of Honorary Aide-de-camp to the Lt Governor (1970 – 1971).

    Dennis was then posted to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, ON in 1971 in the rank of Major, where he was on the staff of the Director of Engineers.  He finished his service with a posting to Canadian Forces Base Shilo, MB where he was posted in 1977 to the Provincial Warning Centre as a Provincial Warning Officer and where he also served as the Mayor of Shilo (1978-79).  After his retirement from the Canadian Forces in 1979, Dennis moved to Chilliwack where he worked as a realtor for four years.  Dennis was a member of the Masons and eventually became the Master of Mt. Zion Lodge #120 in Chilliwack as well as being a member of the Nooksack Lodge #105 in Nooksack WA, U.S.A.  In 1993 Dennis took his final retirement and moved to Penticton, BC.

    A memorial service will be held on 12 November at 11:00 am from First Memorial/Penticton Funeral Chapel. {gdApr2017dc}