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

16 July 2019: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Patrick Joseph Henry in Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton from pancreatic cancer at the age of 63 years.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Linda and their family at this difficult time. For more information click on the link below.

17 May 2019It is with great sadness we announce the passing of William “Bill” Walsh.

Bill passed away peacefully Friday evening, May 17, 2019 in Hants Community Hospital, Windsor. Son of the late Ada (Smith) and Lawson Walsh, Bill was born in Hampstead, Long Island, N.Y., June 28, 1928. He was raised in Hantsport helping his father move houses using teams of horses. In 1947 he became a member of the Army Reserve Recce Squadron before joining the RCAF in 1949. Working as a Flight Engineer and Aero Engine Tech on Lancasters, Dakotas, Neptunes, Argus and many others, he criss-crossed the country for the next 21 years. Upon retirement from the Air Force in 1970 he first went into real estate and then industrial sales becoming the East coast sales manager for an international company. Over the years he enjoyed a varied and fun life: ball player, hockey player, Cub Scout leader, square dancer/caller/instructor, golfer, fisherman, bluegrass fan and festival goer, frequent winter traveler to Florida, musician, and since having wifi installed, a devoted Freecell player. He enjoyed getting out to play with his harmonica-playing friends at local venues and playing the various nursing homes every Tuesday night with a local country band. Bill enjoyed his family most of all and was the anchor of our ship, especially for his surviving sons, Jordan (Velma) of Sooke, B.C.; and David of Kingston. Also surviving him are his grandchildren, Shauna and Michele; and his great-grandchildren, Tyler, Peyton and Gabrielle; brother, Robert, Falmouth; and sister, Sharon (Lockhart) of Hantsport. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Beatrice (Flynn) in 2014 and son, Daniel in infancy in 1957; and brothers, John, Paul andRichard. He is well-remembered as a nice man and will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you to all the staff in the 200 Unit of Hants Community Hospital and all the Emergency Room staff for your kindness. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 28th in Centre Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth. Arrangements are under the care of Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King St., P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To have a donation card placed, please call Lindsay’s (902-798-2232). On-line condolences may be sent by clicking on “Guestbook” at:www.lindsaysfuneralhome.com

08 September 2019: It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Michael Konowale

Konowalchuk, Stanley Michael – 81, Bible Hill, passed away in the early morning of Sunday, September 8, 2019 in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. He was a son of the late Harry and Anne Konowalchuk. Stan is survived by his daughter, Donna (Larry) and grand-daughters, Jessy and Jade of Mount Uniacke, NS to whom he was their beloved Gigi. He is also survived by his son, Chris (Yvonne) of Nelson, BC. Stan also leaves behind sister, Sally (John); brother, Lorne (Donna) as well as many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Lilly. Stan served as a loyal member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for his entire career as a Flight Engineer. He moved to Nova Scotia to retire where he met and lived with his long-time love, Hilda. Stan’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to all of the nurses and doctors at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre who took such good care of him. There will be a Celebration of Life at the RCAF club on Saturday September 21st, 11am-1pm, 22 Cottage Street, Truro NS. All are welcome to attend. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.ColchesterCommunity.com

04 October 2019: It is deep regret that we announce the passing of Gerald R. “Gerry” Homer

Homer, Gerald Richard “Gerry” (Retired Member of The Canadian Air Force / Flight Engineer with The Golden Hawks) – Born in Carbonear, Newfoundland and resided in Trenton. Gerry passed away at the Kingston General Hospital, following a brief illness, on Friday October 4th, 2019. Son of the late Joshua and Elsie Homer. Gerry will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by members of the Homer, Cosgrove, and Miller families. At Gerry’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held privately at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.quintecremationservices.com

29 October 2019:   It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Henry (Don) MacDonald

CWO H.”Hopper” Macdonald.

Henry passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital on Tuesday October 29, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife of 56 years, Gail and his devoted daughters Jann and Donna Gail and their families. He also leaves to mourn his sister Beryl (Stewart) and brothers John (Ruth), Allister (Mae), Angus and Earl (Heather). He was predeceased by brother Neil (Theresa) and sister Valerie (Ralph). He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a flight engineer for 38 years and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. Henry lived his dream throughout his career, flying many different aircraft while travelling around the world and making good friends. In his retirement, he was an avid golfer who enjoyed the company of the Motley Crew for years. Henry was a devoted husband, father and poppa and we all will miss his unconditional love and support. His dry wit and sense of humour, that we all share, will help us through these difficult days. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family. A Celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Pinecrest Reception Center (2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa) from 1-3 p.m. A private family graveside service will take place after the Celebration of Life. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Henry’s name to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com

30 November 2019: It is with deep regret that we announce the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Lavasseur. Our thoughts and prayers to Bob’s wife Janet and their family at this sad time.

We have no further details at this time.

23 December 2019:  It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of G.A “George” Game today around noon EST. No further details at this time.