05 Feb 2021:
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Clyde Lyon Friday 05 February 2021 in Trenton. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Clyde’s wife Helen and their family at this difficult time. For more information as it becomes available check the link below:
26 Feb 2021: H.A.”Chuck” Calder
CALDER, Hugh Alexander “Chuck” – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Hugh “Chuck” Calder of Kingston, Nova Scotia, who died peacefully on February 26th, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 77. Affectionately known as Chuck, Huck, Dad, Grandpa, Grampie. Born in Springhill, NS Hugh was a son of the late Hugh and Valerie (Doncaster) Calder. Hugh joined the army as a boy soldier before remustering to the RCAF as an aviation technician and a second time as a flight engineer. Hugh was proud of his 36 year military career serving as a member of the Air Force, embodying “There’s no life like it”. As an engineer, he flew on the UH-1 Huey, Buffalo, CC-130 Hercules, Boeing 707, finishing his career on the CP-140 Aurora. Hugh’s military career took him on many adventures and provided many experiences allowing him to travel the world. He had the privilege of flying both the Prime Minister and Queen, while achieving the milestone of 10,000 flying hours. Hugh’s second “career” was community service. As a longtime member of the Lions Club and volunteer for the annual tax program he spent many years giving back. Other proud moments included the restoration of two war planes. Known for his story telling, humour, love for dogs and for life, he will be greatly missed. Hugh is survived by his wife and soulmate, Sandra; his daughters, Lisa (Peter), Susan (Mike), Jennifer (Mike); his grandchildren, Kailey, Chloe, Avery, and Hayley; his siblings, Lowell (Kathy), David (Arlene), Brian, (Chris), Heather (Hal), his sister-in-law Jane (John) and many other extended family members. A special thanks to all the healthcare professionals who assisted with Hugh’s care including Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton, VON healthcare providers, Annapolis Valley Home Care, Dr. McLean, and the wonderful friends and neighbours who have supported the family with endless meals, assistance and thoughts during this difficult time. Words cannot express the appreciation of the support and the family will be forever grateful. If desired, donations in Hugh’s memory would be appreciated and may be made to Diabetes Canada, Kings County SPCA, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation or a charity of choice. A private, by invitation only, celebration of Hugh’s life, will be held at the Kingston Lions Hall, 1482 Veterans Lane, Kingston on Sunday, March 7th, 2021. In keeping with health safety protocols, face masks and social distancing must be followed. For those unable to attend in person, a live webcast of the service will be available for viewing on the funeral home website at 1:55 p.m. AST by selecting the “Live Stream” option at the top of the home page. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. toll free 1-855-825-3448. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
7 June 2021: Gerry Foyle 1938-2021
Peacefully passed away on Monday June 7, 2021 in his 83rd year at home. Son of the late James and Robyn Foyle. Beloved husband to the late Linda Foyle. Beloved brother of Ron Foyle(Kathy), Bill Foyle (Joyce) and Sharon Warde (Larry) all of British Columbia. Beloved brother-in-law to Therese Patino of Guelph and Mary Frank (John) of Ingersol. Cherished Father to the late Alana Francis and Robin Foyle of Barrie. Cherished Step-father of Tom Maracle (Lisa), Ed Maracle and Ron Maracle (Michelle). Treasured grandfather of Theresa, Sandra, Lance, Shawn, Tiffany, Jake, Thomas, Anthony, Liam, Rori, Evan, Breanne, Meghan, Savana and great grandfather of Dominik, Kayla, Alisha, Angel and Lillian. Gerry was a Veteran of the Canadian Air Force with fond memories of his duties with the search and rescue. After his retirement he was an active and longtime member of the Deseronto Legion and will be fondly remembered by all. In keeping with Gerry’s wishes cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name to the Legion Poppy Fund would be greatly appreciated.
2 July 2021; Donald (Don) Patrick Levins
After a long arduous battle with cancer, which he fought with spirit and determination, Don passed away at home on Friday July 2nd, 2021, with his wife and daughter by his side at the age of 62.
Don is survived by his wife Jennifer of 34 years; daughter Emily (Theo Siegers); grandchildren Kaylee Anne and John Donald; his mother Florence (James Dunn); brothers Brian (Sandy Montour), Michael (Sandra Costa), Bruce (Nathalie Brisson), Sean (Lisa); sister Christina “Tina”(Rick Wilson); brothers in law, David Kehoe, Tom Kehoe (Sue Johnson), John Kehoe; sisters in law Judy (Patrick Fox), Anne Marie Kehoe-Martel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his father Tom Levins (Lynda); brothers in law Peter Kehoe, Peter Martel; nephew William Martel; along with his in-laws William and Yvonne Kehoe.
Don was born in Brockville Ontario and moved at a young age to Montreal. At 16, Don received a certificate from the Governor General in recognition of receiving the Chief Scouts Award, the highest honour a Scout can earn. Montreal remained his home until 1979 when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Don saw the world through a different lens when he participated in multiple peace keeping and humanitarian roles in Somalia, Kenya to name a few. Don participated in both Persian Gulf Wars and spent four months in Kuwait flying with the Herc air-to-air refueler in support of the Coalition air forces.
As a flight Engineer, he surpassed over 1500 hours on Chinook Helicopter CH-147 and over 3000 hours on the Hercules C-130. Don retired after 20 yrs. with the CAF as a Warrant Officer. He was based out of Edmonton for 15 years followed by five years in Winnipeg ending in 1999 when he retired. Never one to sit idle, Don continued his education after leaving the military by completing a Certificate in Management Program (University of Manitoba) and a completing a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Winnipeg. Don also started a second career at Standard Aero in 1999 where he progressed to the Director of Operations for Defence and Energy Services.
Don was surrounded with exceptional friends from all different aspect of his life. He loved his time in Gimli at his boat and was Commodore of the Gimli Yacht Club from 2013-2014. He always referred to his boat as his sanctuary. In his earlier years he was involved in many sports including cycling, skiing and loved snow boarding with his daughter Emily along with the numerous international students his family hosted.
Don loved to travel, and he and Jennifer especially enjoyed their annual trek to Mexico with their friends. When his travelling was restricted to Canada due to his health, they adventured down east and had an incredible time touring PEI and Nova Scotia.
Don was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and was known to enjoy the odd Guinness. Don and Jennifer had an opportunity to visit Ireland prior to his ill health and it proved to be a memory of a lifetime.
Don, your work here is done, mission accomplished. We will miss you tremendously and thank you for everything.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on July 23, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Assumption Cemetery 3990 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Due to COVID restriction Don’s Service of Remembrance will be live, please register prior at CLICK LINK: ****** DON LEVINS SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE ****** you will receive an email to connect at the time of the service.
15 July 2021: Ian Murray
It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of Ian Murray, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
Ian was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1947. He grew up in Montreal with his mother Jean Poirier, his father Gordon Poirier and two siblings. Older brother Robert(Bob) and younger sister Judy. His time was usually spent causing chaos on the lake shore, playing football and hockey.
At the age of 18 Ian joined the Navy and was posted to Shearwater, Nova Scotia. It was there that he met his wife Sharon and they were married in 1968. They went on to have two children, Shelley and Robert (Bob). During his time in Shearwater he was part of the crew for the HMCS Iroquois and the HMCS Bonaventure. In 1983 he was posted to Comox, BC as a flight Engineer for Search and Rescue 442 Squadron on the Labrador helicopters. SAR would become his passion and a great source of pride for him. A tight knit team of people that quickly became a second family to Ian. The remainder of his military career saw him head to Gander, NFLD. He described his time there as the most challenging yet funniest three years of his life in the Military. Then to Victoria, BC as a cadet liaison, and a final posting back to Comox, BC as part of 407 squadron in 1995. After 30 years of service it was time to retire from the forces, but shortly after his retirement opportunity came knocking in the way of a position with CHC helicopters as a safety trainer which would have him travelling the world. A dream job for Ian. He stayed with CHC until his wife Sharon became ill and he needed to be home to care for her until she passed away in 2009.
The loves of Ian’s life were first and foremost his family, a man very dedicated to his family. Sar, both the people and the work, always held a big place in his heart. He loved to help anyone that needed anything. It was not uncommon for him to offer complete strangers a ride or maybe a few bucks for a meal. He absolutely adored Brown dog *AKA Piper* and his cat Bella, both of which he shared breakfast with every morning. Ian loved teaching, especially kids. His time with the cadets was very rewarding for him and he also spent many years coaching minor hockey in the Comox Valley.
Ian was well known for his artistic ability, his cartoons bringing many smiles and laughter to those who saw them. He was also always the life of the party and had a knack for telling jokes, mimicking accents and singing cheeky songs. His biggest frustration was when he would get the packages he ordered off Facebook and they looked nothing like what he ordered…oh the names he called them!!!
Ian passed away, peacefully in his sleep, in the comfort of his home on July 15, 2021. Truly a prince of a man, Ian was kind, funny, talented and generous to a fault. He will be lovingly remembered always and very dearly missed.
He is survived by his daughter Shelley, son Robert (Bob), Grandchildren Garrett, Jenna and Tessa, Brother Robert(Verna) Murray of Dartmouth, Sister Judy Mcphee of Montreal, Niece’s Crissy Delaney, Kathy Romo, and Susan Hopkins as well as many other cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family member with special mention of daughter in Law Michele Blair.
Ian is predeceased by his wife of 41 years Sharon in 2009, his mother Jean Poirier in 2011 and his father Gordon Poirier in 1972.
There will be no service as per Ian’s wishes. He will be laid to rest at Courtenay Civic Cemetery alongside his beloved Sharon.
Rest easy Papa, you are free
all our love
Until we meet again,….
7 August 2021: Albert Edward Bamford
December 4th, 1932 – November 30th, 2020
Albert was born in Cochrane, Ontario to Winnifred and Joseph. He
was predeceased by an older brother Peter (Claire), an older sister
Hilda (who he never got a chance to know) and a younger brother
Patrick (Shelley). He also has an older sister Hilda living in Timmins,
He was a loving husband to Joyce and respected father to Mark
(Karen), Tracy (Sharon) and Paul (Kateri). He was a loving Papa to
Jessica (Ben), James (Stephanie), Julie (Dean), Shelby, Grace, Patrick, Joseph and
Winnifred. Great-Grandfather to Makenna, Hallie and Terra.
Albert had a distinguished career as a Flight Engineer in the Canadian Forces for over
30 years and rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Upon retiring, Worldways
Canada called. He also got his pilot’s license and loved flying his own Fleet 80
Canuck. In the summers he ran the Air Cadet’s Glider Program at Mountain View for
many years. He had a passion for the north and moose hunting. For over 20 years, his
winters were spent with Joyce and their great friends and family in the bright sunshine
of Yuma Arizona.
May he finally rest in peace.
With Covid restrictions finally starting to lift, Albert’s Funeral Mass will be held August
7th, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Peter-in-Chains Catholic Church, 140 Dundas St. W
This service will be followed by an informal Celebration of Life at Heroes Landing
(formerly Knights of Columbus Hall), at 57 Stella Crescent Trenton, ON. Guests
will have the opportunity, if they would like, to take a few moments and share a story or
tale about Al. Dad had a million of them! The “hanger doors will be open and you’ll
have a drink in your hand to toast the old guy one last time”. If you are unable to attend,
perhaps you would like to send a story along to be read. Lunch will also be served.
As Albert loved the north, he will be interned in Cochrane at a later date. Albert also has
a headstone in The Mount Evergreen Cemetery (61 Stockdale Rd, Trenton) where
friends and family can visit a little closer to home.
Of course Covid-19 public health measures will be in effect. Participants at both venues
must wear a mask when indoors (except when eating) and remain 6 feet apart (within
their own bubbles). We’ve made sure we have enough space to appropriately spread
out. We also need to maintain a list (with contact information) of all participants so we
kindly ask you to let us know of your intention to join us by emailing us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling at (613) 985-3960.
Online condolences can be viewed at www.quintecremationservices.com