2018 Bulletin Board

CMFEA    January 10, 2018



04 Jan 2018:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Brent Budd in Trenton on the 04 Jan 2018.
A Celebration of Life for Brent Budd will be held at the Frankford Legion, 12 Mill St, Frankford from 1 pm until 4 pm on Saturday February 24th.    A Legion/Wing Poppy Service will take place at 1 pm.  Those intending to participate in the Service should be at the Legion by 1245

10 May 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Yvon Joseph Quintin.

Yvon Joseph Quintin passed away overnight at his home in Eastern Passage on May 10, 2018 after months of illness.  Through all of it, he kept his good humour and friendliness to all who helped care for him. Born in Bedford, Quebec, he was a former Navy seaman and retired Air Force Flight Engineer, and a familiar face around Shearwater where he volunteered as a guide at the Aviation Museum. He was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla, and is survived by his four children, Robert,
Lorraine, Lise and Patrick, and multiple grandchildren.
A reception will be held May 17th 1-4pm at the Eastern Passage-Cow Bay
Lions Club, 65 Hornes Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shearwater Aviation Museum.

12 May 2018:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing of CMFEA life member Finlay Cooper Sinclair. Fin flew on the Lancaster, Neptune, Argus, Hercules, Albatross and Buffalos. No further details available at this time.

17 May 2018:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing long time flight engineer J.P. Latreille on 17 May 2018 after a long battle with cancer. JP flew on Twin Hueys, Challengers and the C130 Hercules during his flying career.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Dominique at this very tough time. No further details are available at this time.

 09 June 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eric  McLaren Inglis age 67.  Eric flew on CH 113 Labradors at 413 Sqn in Summerside, CP 140s in Greenwood and C130s in Trenton. Eric was also the SCWO at 429 & 426  Sqns in Trenton.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Marilyn and their family at this sad time. At Eric’s request there will be no funeral.
Donations in memory of Eric can be made to the Canadian Guide Dog Association or the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation in Kentville NS.

24 June 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing Dan Stefano on the 24 June 2018 in Edmonton. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family today.
A Celebration of Life will be held at his home, 16055-123 St. NW, Edmonton AB., at 1400 hrs. on the 7 July 2018. 

01 July 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing Jacques “Jack” Heroux on the 01 July 2018.

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Jacques “Jack” Heroux after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday July 1st, 2018 at the age of 70. Jack leaves behind to mourn his two daughters, Genny (Darrell Weisgerber) and Karen (Rob Lake); his 5 grandchildren – Peyton, Oreck, Brady, Sebastien, and Emma; his dearest lifelong friend Gilles, his friends Al, Rob, Betty and Gary, Joanne, Larissa, Cindy, John and Jill; his mother Elizabeth, and his siblings Roger, Huguette, and Dennis. He has now been reunited with his beloved wife Michelle “ma belle”.
In his youth, dad was a talented guitar player and vocalist and was passionate about his band, The Keys. He was always an avid fisherman and loved learning about and watching birds. As he grew older, his interests expanded to include culinary arts, knife sharpening, and making wine with his wife and daughter.
Jack had an amazing career in the RCAF, which brought him to Bagotville, where he met the future love of his life. The family then moved to Greenwood, Chatham, and finally Trenton where he retired from his career as a Flight Engineer on the Hercules aircraft. When asked about his time in the air force, he very fondly recalled his time with the Herc crews, travelling the globe. His favourite, by far, were the times he spent in Lahr. He spoke so highly of the German culture – the people, the music, the food, and the beer!
The last year of his life was spent in Karen and Rob’s home, where he enjoyed his daily coffee and lunch dates with Karen and the view of the birds visiting his many birdfeeders in the back yard. Genny and Jack’s siblings would like to express their most sincere gratitude to Rob, for jumping in without hesitation, for putting in countless hours to build a home for dad within your own, and for making so many adjustments as his needs changed. And to Karen, for adding to your role as loving daughter, the role of caregiver. Your many sacrifices are so very appreciated and will never, ever, be forgotten.
Genny and Karen would like to thank the following people for the support they have provided dad over the past year: Carrie Anne with South East LHIN and the many VON PSWs and Hospice volunteers who provided respite care; his primary nurse Linda; the palliative care team, led by Dr. Jennifer Webster; Marjorie and Jennifer from Veteran’s Affairs; his OT Doreen – thank you for your tireless efforts finding just the right equipment to suit his ever-changing needs. Bill and Antonia at Trenton Pharmacy have been more than just pharmacists to dad. They have always gone above and beyond to ensure dad had everything he needed and they became meaningful people in his life.
Lastly, we would like to thank Hospice Prince Edward in Picton. The relief we felt when we found you, in our most desperate hour, was immeasurable. To the staff and volunteers: we don’t know what we would have done without your compassion and commitment to our father in his last days. Words cannot express our gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, the family would ask those who wish to make a contribution to consider making a donation in dad’s memory to Hospice Prince Edward by visiting their website at hospiceprinceedward.ca.
Friends are invited to gather for a Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Service and graveside service at White’s Cemetery, Highway # 2, Trenton on Monday July 9th, 2018 at 10am. Online condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com

04 July 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barb Halfkenny, wife of long time ATG and MAG flight engineer Clint Halfkenney. Our thoughts and prayers are with Clint and his family at this time.
No further details are available at this time.

14 Aug 2018:  It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the Passing of Tom (Albert Everett) Llewellyn on Tuesday, 14 August, 2018. He died peacefully in St Catherine’s Ontario.

Tom was a long time Flight Engineer serving operationally in ATG and MAG for the majority of his career. He also instructed flight crews in 426 and 404 training Squadrons. Tom finished his long career in CFB Summerside serving as Base Operations Officer. He had a wonderful sense of humor and valued his many friends and all those with whom he worked.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom’s wife of 44 years, Marlene and their family.

21 August 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Colin Cameron Rix.

Colin passed away peacefully on August 21, 2018 at 11:31pm, surrounded by family in his home. Colin will be lovingly remembered by his brother Robert; sister in-law Katherine; sons Steven and Michael; daughter in-law Jaime; grandchildren Joshua and Laura including all other family and friends. Colin was widowed by his late wife Barbara Ann Rix previously passed away on February 27, 2001.Colin loved flying aircraft, boating, fishing, hockey and spending time with family. Colin worked as a flight engineer in the Canadian Military for 31 years retiring in 1995. Colin and Steven leisurely travelled abroad to United Kingdom with trips to Texas and Nevada in the United States.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 16204 Fort Road NW, Edmonton, AB.

12 September 2018: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of James “Jim” Neilson at Norwood extended care facility in Edmonton, he was 88 years old. Jim was predeceased by his wife Betty-Anne. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s sons Hugh and Colin and their families at this difficult time.
A memorial service took place at the Kingsway Legion Branch 175, Wednesday 26 September, 2018.

16 September 2018:  It is with great sadness we announce the passing Francis Owen “Frank” Reid at Harbour View Hospital, Sidney Mine NS.

Frank was an Argus flight engineer in the 1960’s until medical issues prevented him from flying as aircrew. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Mary and their family.
A Celebration of Life for Frank was held on the 21 September 2018 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Baddeck.

25 September 2018:  It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Bernard “Shorty” Hazelton at the Kingston General Hospital after a short illness.

Our thoughts and prayers our with is son and daughter, Keith and Nicole and their families at this difficult time. A memorial gathering will be held at the Weaver West, 170 Dundas Street, Trenton on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 10-11 am with a celebration of his life at 11 am. Interment to take place in Beechwood Cemetery at a later date. For more information please click on the link below.

04 October 2018: It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of  Ernest Joseph “Ernie” CHEVALIER,   (Chief Warrant Officer, retired –   37 years with   The Royal Canadian Air Force) Passed away, peacefully at the Trent Valley Lodge in Trenton on Thursday October 4th, 2018. Son of the late Edward and Blanche Chevalier. Beloved husband of Violet May Chevalier for 63 years. Dear father of Linda Baltzer (Gerry Coleman) of Nova Scotia, Sandra Flieler of Trenton, and Ken Chevalier of Trenton. Survived by his brother Jean-Guy Chevalier of Quebec. Loved by his grandchildren Tara, Cory, Brittany (Paul), Natalie (Jay), Clayton, and by his great grandchildren Brooklyn, Ethan, Elena, Jolene and Jace. In keeping with Ernie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held at a later date. Donations to the charity of choice would be appreciated. Online condolences can be made at www.quintecremationservices.com13306067


30 December 2018:  It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Doug Cross on the 24 December 2018 in Laval PQ. Doug was a former ATG C130 Flight Engineer. There was no service at Doug’s request.

30 December 2018: This is a late entry as I only just learned obout it.

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Jacques Laliberte’ on the 24 April 2018 at Sherbrook PQ. Jacques was an ATG C130 Flight Engineer.