MWO Bruce Sinclair, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the sudden death of Master Warrant Officer Bruce Edward Sinclair (Ret'd) on 14 September 2001 in Toronto at the age of 53.
Bruce enlisted as a member of the 13th Intake Sapper Apprentices in 1964 and started his career as a Field Engineer. After an initial posting in 1966-68 to 2 Field Squadron, Gagetown, he served the next 30 years as a Topographic Surveyor with Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE), Ottawa. He worked on many major projects at MCE, including Arctic surveys in 1976, '81, '84 and '85, city mapping and camp plans, and gravity surveys. He also instructed in survey and photogrammetry at the School of Military Survey, was an exchange NCO in the UK (where he served in Norway, Kenya, and Germany), and attended the Advanced Geodetic Survey Course at Fort Belvoir, USA. One of his last major projects was support of the environmental clean-up of old military sites across the Arctic.
There will be no church service as Bruce's wishes were to be cremated and his ashes spread over the Arctic. There was a get-together at the NDHQ WOs' and Sgt's Mess Friday, 21 September, at 1400 hours for friends to remember Bruce. In memoriam donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (Familial Colon Cancer Research and Education).