S/Sgt John Duncan “Buck” Cairncross (Ret’d)

    • S/Sgt John Duncan “Buck” Cairncross (Ret’d)
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    • S/Sgt John Duncan “Buck” Cairncross (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Staff Sergeant John Duncan “Buck” Cairncross (Ret’d) peacefully at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, Winchester, ON on 21 January 2005.

    John was born in 1924 in Inkerman, ON. On enlistment for WW II Buck lied about his age 16 and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was assigned to the 1st Corps Field Survey Company in January 1940 and sailed for England. He served as a pressman with 3rd Field (Reproduction) Survey Company both in England and on the continent after D-day, returning to Canada on rotational leave before V-E day.

    After the war Buck joined the Army Survey Establishment in Ottawa, ON and was employed as a pressman, retiring with the rank of Staff Sergeant in Aug 1967.

    Visitations will be on 23 January at Byers Funeral Home, Church Street, South Mountain, North Dundas, ON with a Funeral Service in the chapel on 24 January. Cremation to follow. Donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society. {gdAug2015kh}