WO John Wayne MacQueen, CD (Ret’d) 

    • WO John Wayne MacQueen, CD (Ret’d) 
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    • WO John Wayne MacQueen, CD (Ret’d) 

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer John Wayne MacQueen, CD (Ret’d) on 30 December 2020 in Petawawa ON at the age of 73 years. John served a full career of 37 years as a Combat Engineer with the Canadian Military Engineers

    Born in Glace Bay NS, John enlisted in 1967 and completed his basic sapper training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC. His first posting was to 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa ON (1968-69) but that was a short tour as he was soon off to Germany with 4 Field Squadron (1969-70) for another short tour before returning to Petawawa for a six-year posting to 1 Field Squadron (1970-76). Two training billets followed, first to the Recruit School in CFB Cornwallis (1976-78) followed by a four-year tour at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (1978-82). John then had a three-year tour with Range Control at CFB Bordon (1982-85) followed by a posting to 22 Field Squadron in Gagetown (1985-88).

    John’s final posting was back to Petawawa where he was with the Base Construction Engineering Section. John retired in Petawawa and, in retirement, he worked with the 2642 Army Cadet Corps

    Respecting John’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Spring interment of ashes will take place at Laurentian View Cemetery in Petawawa. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Lupus Canada or Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 would be appreciated. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.