2019 Bulletin Board

CMFEA    January 17, 2019

25 Jan 2019:   It is with great sadness we announce the passing of G.L. “Gerry” Gray at the  Trenton Memorial Hospital on Thursday 24 January 2019, at age 71 years.  There will be no local funeral as there  will be a family graveside service to be held  at the National Field of Honour Cemetery, Pointe-Claire Quebec at a later date. Our thoughts go out to Gerry’s wife Gay and their family at this difficult time.

05 April 2019:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gordon Ian “Sam” McMillan

Passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019 at 86 years old, with his family by his side. Gordon was born on July 11, 1932 in Lachine, Que., to Robert and Margaret (Walker) McMillan, both predeceased. Gordon joined the Navy in 1953-1968 and served on the Maggie, Bonaventure, Skenna and Provider. He served with VT 40, VU 32, VS 881, HU 21, HS 1, HS 50, VP 449 and VP 405. In 1969 he transferred to the Air Force and moved to CFB Greenwood where he became a Flight Engineer. He retired in 1986 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Gord enjoyed many sports throughout his lifetime, especially golf and curling and was an avid volunteer in these sports. He was predeceased by his brothers, Doug and Alwin McMillan. He is survived by his wife Claudette (Gareau)McMillan of Dartmouth; daughter, Sharon (Mike Black) of Alberta; son, Kevin (Nancy McClaire) of Cole Harbour; sister, Beryl of Mississauga, Ont.; brother, Bruce of Bedford; five grandchildren and six great- grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Camp Hill, Halifax for the warm and loving care they gave to Gord and his family. Gord donated his body to science and is at Dalhousie University in Halifax. There will be a memorial in Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEIII, on April 29th at 1:30 p.m.

17 April 2019: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Margie Belliveau, wife of long time CMFEA member Al Belliveau. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Al and his family at this difficult time. For information about visitation and services click on the link below.

25 April 2019:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William “Bill” Hand at the age of 75 in Lethbridge AB. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family at this time.

15 May 2019: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Max Green, MWO Ret’d~ age 63 of Melvern Square, NS

GREEN, Maxwell Douglas “Max” passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of James Emerson Green, Lower Sackville and the late Theresa Ellen (Smith) Green. Max retired after 32 years of service with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Flight Engineer, serving with Search and Rescue and having completed two tours in the Middle East. He was an avid reader and writer always having 2 or 3 books on the go. He loved music, and was especially proud of his mandolins and always could be heard strumming a tune. Max was a great photographer, and an avid soccer “grandparent” having a huge heart and an amazing family man who was very passionate about his family and cherished his grandchildren. He was a computer genius, history buff and in his younger years enjoyed sports and was very athletic. He is survived by his father, James Green, Lower Sackville; his loving wife of 41 years, Susan (nee Rushton), Melvern Square; daughters, Debra-Leigh Green (Shane Welton), South Greenwood; Michelle Green (Matt Durling), Windsor; sisters, Angela (Darren) Cobb, Lower Sackville; Jennifer Green, Queensland Beach; Peggy Green, Shad Bay; Patti Green, Lower Sackville; brother, Anthony Green (Karen Holmes), Victoria, BC; grandchildren Bailey, Lily, Morgan, Kerrigan, Jac-Lynn, Darius ,Dawson and will be missed by his loyal canine companion, Tucker. Besides his mother, he was predeceased by sons Christopher, Joshua and Paul; brothers, James Emerson Green and Christopher Green. In keeping with Max’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service or visitation. Donations in memory may be made to Diabetes Canada or the local SPCA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., (902) 825-3448. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

25 May 2019: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Capt. (Ret) Spike Allen. Our thoughts and prayers to his wife Carole and their family.

ALLEN, Harold Spencer “Spike” C.D. (Capt. Ret’d) ~ Age 80, of Tremont, Kings Co., passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville. Born on December 26, 1938, in Halifax, he was a son of the late Harold Francis and Violet Edna (Turner) Allen. Spike had served for 37 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force starting his career as an air frame technician and soon after becoming a flight engineer. He had posting at bases in Rivers, Manitoba, Halifax, Ottawa, and Greenwood. Spike was very proud of the Flight Engineer trade and was a crew member on the last flight of the Argus aircraft. He had in excess of 10,000 hours of flight time, receiving the Canadian Decoration, retiring with the rank of Captain and was a member of V.P.I. Spike was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed anytime spent outdoors. In retirement he enjoyed a career as an agent for Remax/Banner real estate where many clients became friends. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Carole Clark; sister, Judy (Paul) Duncan, Halifax; sons, Shawn (Melanie) Allen, Windsor, Ont.; Douglas (Marie-Ellen) Allen, Greenwood; grandchildren, Stephanie, Lauren, Chelsea and Ewan; sister-in-law, Brenda Allen, Falmouth; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by son, Daniel Allen; brothers, Owen in infancy and brother Donald Allen. Visitation will take place 7-9 p.m., Thursday evening in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main Street, toll free 1-855-825-3448, where a ceremony in celebration of Spike’s life will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, May 31, with a reception to follow. Interment will take place in North Kingston Cemetery, at a later date. Family flowers only, donations in his memory may made to Windsor-Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA) Ontario, Family Respite Service of Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Kings Co. S.P.C.A. or to the charity of choice. Online guest book may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com