Spr Reginald Bruce Crowe (Ret’d )

    • Spr Reginald Bruce Crowe (Ret’d )
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45
    • Spr Reginald Bruce Crowe (Ret’d )

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Reginald Bruce Crowe (Ret’d), peacefully, at the Woodstock Hospital on 9 January 2016 in his 93rd year.

    Born and raised in Hanover, ON, Reginald was a Royal Canadian Engineer veteran of the Second World War who landed at Normandy with 4th Canadian Armoured Division. As a member of 8th Field Squadron, Royal Canadian Engineers, he supported the Division in the fight through France Belgium and The Netherlands until the defeat of Germany. He participated in major engagements such as Falaise, The Scheldt, The Rhineland and The Rhine and was wounded along the Emden Canal near the Netherlands/German border.

    Reginald spent nine months in a Canadian Hospital in England before being repatriated home to Toronto after the war. Unable to return to his old job due to the wounds to his legs, he found a job at Canada Packers and stayed in Toronto where he worked for 39 years before retiring from Canada Packers.

    A private time of remembrance will be held by the family. Cremation has taken place. If desired, memorial contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the Kidney of Canada would be appreciated and arranged through the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Woodstock, 519-539-0004. Online condolences www.brockandvisser.com.