Maurice James Drysdale

    • RCE EIIR Badge

    We regret to advise of the passing of Maurice James Drysdale of Arichat, NS on 2 October 2015 at the Strait Richmond Hospital in Evanston NS at the age of 87 years.

    Born in Halifax, Maurice was a veteran of the Second World War where he served in the Merchant Navy from 1944 - 1946. He joined the Canadian Army (Regular) after the war and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 25 years. Maurice served in Germany as well as two tours with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt. Maurice was a member of the Canadian Merchant Navy Veteran Association and the Isle Madame Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Arichat.Cremation has taken place. Visitation was held, on 7 October 2015 at the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in Arichat. The Funeral Service was held at the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Arichat on Thursday 8 October 2015. A Legion Tribute will also be observed, and a reception will follow at the Legion in Arichat. Burial will be in the Gays River United Church Cemetery in Gays River NS. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Veterans Comfort Fund or a charity of one's choice.