WO Carl Milton Vance, CD (Ret’d)

    • WO Carl Milton Vance, CD (Ret’d)
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    • WO Carl Milton Vance, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Carl Milton Vance, CD (Ret’d) on 29 October 2015 at the age of 85. Born in Bancroft, ON, Carl enlisted in the Canadian Army in October 1953. He joined the Army Survey Establishment (ASE) in May 1954 after completing his basic training with the Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Carl served his career as a Field Surveyor and Photogrammatist with Army Survey Establishment/ Mapping and Charting Establishment and worked on many different survey and mapping projects across Canada throughout his career. Locations included: Fort Coulonge, Ranger Lake, Sudbury, Skagway/Queen Charlotte Islands, North Bay, North Vancouver Island and Glacier Lake.

    Carl was promoted to Sergeant in 1961 and worked that year on the survey party in Montreal and Quebec City as part of the Military Town Plan mapping project. In 1969 he attended the Topographic Computing Course with the US Army Engineers in Fort Belvoir, VA after which he became a Photogrammetry Instructor with the Mapping and Charting Establishment. He was promoted to Warrant Officer in 1970 and served an Exchange Appointment in the United Kingdom with 42 Survey Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers (1973-75).

    After his return to Mapping and Charting Establishment Carl was involved in Operation ARCTIC in 1978 as part of the project to map Canada’s North. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1980 and returned to Brancroft where he opened an appliance repair service.

    Visitors are welcomed to: Capital Funeral Home & Cemetery, 3700 Prince Of Wales Drive, Nepean on Friday, 6 November for a visitation from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Memorial Service will take place in the Chapel at 11 a.m. Inurnment to follow in the Garden of the Apostles. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Online condolences and sharing memories may be made at www.arbormemorial.ca/en/ capital. {khNov2015}