WO James “Jim” A. Mclaughlin, CD (Ret’d)

    • Warrant Officer James “Jim” A. Mclaughlin, CD (Ret’d)
    • Air Operations Badge 1970 - 2013
    • Warrant Officer James “Jim” A. Mclaughlin, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer James “Jim” A. Mclaughlin, CD (Ret’d), peacefully, at his home in Welland, ON on 23 October 2016 at 76 years of age. 

    Jim started his 30-year military career in 1956 as a Field Engineer with the Royal Canadian Engineers and later transferred to the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a welder and then joined the Air Element upon Unification of the Canadian Forces.

    Jim joined the Army as a Sapper Apprentice with the 5th Intake and arrived at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack, BC in 1956. After completing this training he remained in Chilliwack with 3 Field Squadron for a three-year tour before being posted to Camp Gagetown, NB in 1961. A short tour with 22 Field Squadron was followed by a posting to 4 Field Squadron in Werl, Germany until 1964 ...then back to CFB Gagetown with 22 Field Squadron before returning to Germany (1967-1971)  – but now ending up in Lahr. Jim returned to Canada and was stationed in Canadian Forces Base Calgary, AB (1971 - 79) followed by four years at CFB Borden until 1983.  Following this tour he served at CFB Ottawa (1983 - 1985).

    During his military career Jim deployed on several United Nations missions including tour two tours in Cyprus, United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt, and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights. He had a final tour in Germany (1985 - 1986) before taking his release. 

    Jim was proud of his 30 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces, over 40 year membership with the Royal Canadian Legion, and his 18 years with the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires.

    In accordance with Jim's wishes, cremation will take place.  Family & friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance on 27 October at 1:00 PM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 77 Division Street, Welland, ON.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Anglican Church of one's choice, NHS – Walker Family Cancer Centre, or Wellspring Niagara would be appreciated and may be made through Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel, Niagara Falls. On-Line Condolences can be sent through the Funeral Home.{khNov2016}