2020 Bulletin Board

CMFEA    April 5, 2020


03 April : K.M.”Ken” Gallagher.

It is with great regret and sadness that we announce the passing of K.M.”Ken” Gallagher.  Our thoughts are with his wife Fran and their family at this time. For more information click on the link below.

7 May: Terry MacDonald

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry MacDonald on 7th May 2020, peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 79. Terry was a C130 Hercules flight engineer in Trenton and also flew commercial after a 28 year career in the RCAF. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s wife Ruth Dallas and their family at this difficult time.
For more information click on the link below.

17 July 2020:

Thomas Edward “Rudy” Levecque
June 22, 1936 – July 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Edward Rudy Levecque announce his passing on 17 July 2020, in his 84th year, surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Rudy was born in Kapuskasing, Ontario to Arthur and Ivy Levecque on 22 June 1936. He was a devoted husband to Brenda Joyce (deceased) and Lucy Anne. He was a dedicated family man to his children Steven (Jane) Denise, Randy (late Darlene), Neil (Una), Paul (Denise) and adored his grandchildren Ryan, Justin, Elsa, Emma, Taylor, Matthew, Reid and Joel. Rudy loves his surviving sister, Joan, and the rest of his family and friends in the GTA as well as friends and family across the country. He often spoke very highly of his relatives in Nottingham and Lingfield in the U.K. He loved all of his family very deeply. He had a long career in the RCAF retiring as a Sgt, Flight Engineer. Next to his family, Rudy loved his career and the friends he met along the way of whom there are too many to mention. Rudy was a story teller and there wasn’t a day go by where he wouldn’t tell stories of the adventures many of them had in their lives, especially the antics he and Bill would get up to at hockey games, cruises, at the Mess or at the Legion. Rudy lived a full life having travelled extensively with the RCAF especially with postings to 3 Wing and Lahr in Germany and above all was a passionate Canadian. He worked with 450 Squadron travelling in the far north delivering Christmas gifts to the children in the villages and mapping lakes including Sgt TER Levecque Lake as well as other numerous adventures. His final posting was with 412 Squadron and had many stories to tell of the great friends he worked with. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the doctors and staff at the Ottawa General and Queensway Carleton hospitals as well as the Heart Institute and Cancer Centre and special thank you to Rudy’s friend and family doctor, Dr. Joanne Tannenbaum. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the funeral service will be a small private gathering. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Heart Institute or the Cancer Centre. Online condolences may be made at

Chapel Service
Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Info: Private ceremony to be followed by private graveside blessing

23 July 2020:  Ronald Carr Hutton

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ronald Hutton on Thursday, July 23rd, 2020, in his 90th year at the Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility (previously lived in Stirling, Ontario). Son of the Late Lawford and Queenie Hutton (nee Knight). Predeceased by beloved wife Marion Hutton. Predeceased by stepsons Dennis Vardy (Yvonne), and Dwayne Vardy (Deborah). Ronald will be missed by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as dear friend Dorothy and Bob Reynolds. MWO Ronald Carr Hutton served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flight engineer from August 14th, 1952 – April 2nd, 1983. He had flown 1,500,000 miles, equal to some 60 trips around the equator while building seconds and minutes into 5,000 hours aboard C130 Hercules Transport. Canadian Armed Forces total of 30 years and 232 days of service. Arrangements entrusted to JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Ave., Belleville (613-968-5588). A private Graveside Service has been organized at Stirling Cemetery. A Celebration of life will take place later following COVID-19 restrictions. If desired, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 228 would be greatly appreciated. To share memories of Ronald and for online condolences, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com.

03 August 2020:  Joseph Linus MacDougall

MacDougall, Joseph Linus, CWO Ret’d – Age 87, of Greenwood, NS passed away with his daughter by his side on Monday, August 3, 2020 in Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Middleton, NS. Born in Dingwall, Victoria Co., NS on December 15, 1932, he was the son of the late David Linus and Elizabeth Jane (Fitzgerald) MacDougall. Joseph attended Dingwall High School, graduating in 1951 and he then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He spent 34 years travelling the world with the majority of those years employed in the military as a Flight Engineer. Joseph flew on Flying Boxcars C119s, Northstars, Hercules C130-E models and finished his career in Maritime Command on the Argus and the Aurora. He was one of the original Pearson’s UNEF Peacekeepers and was deployed to the Suez Canal for 2 years in 1956. Upon retiring from the RCAF in 1985, he began a new career driving a taxi, eventually owning and operating his own taxi called JL Taxi in Greenwood. Joseph is survived by his 3 children, Barry, Edmonton, AB; Glenn, Virginia, US; and Dianne, Greenwood, NS; and their mother, Eva; along with 3 grandchildren, Jane, Robert and William. Cremation has taken place and in keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation. A private interment will be held in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Kingston. Donations in memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. 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

12 Aug 2020:  J.S. “John” Gallant
I just read a post on Facebook from John’s son that John passed away on the 19 June 2020 in Kingston ON. Because of Covid 19 there was just a small family service in Kingston but there will be a burial next summer in PEI. If I receive any more information I will post it here.

30 August 2020:   Everett Franklin “Ev” Mills Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Kingston Health Sciences Centre on Sunday August 30, 2020. Ev Mills beloved husband of Elizabeth and dear father of Dawn, Rick (Gail), and the late Rob (Dawn). Loving grandfather of Kayla, Jared, Irene, Chris, Nyle, Kiara and great grandfather of Silas. In keeping with Ev’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. IN CARE OF



613-389-7223 / 613-382-3683 on-line condolences http://www.simplertimes.com
Here is the latest information regarding Ev Mills;

A Celebration of Life for Ev Mills will be held on Monday September 21st, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

                      Amherstview Golf Course and Country Club

                      477 Golf Club Road

                      Kingston, Ontario

Ev was a Lifetime Member of the Flight Engineer’s Association and enjoyed coming together with all his friends at the FE/Military functions.

*Current Social Distancing Rules will apply

11 September 2020: We regret to announce the passing of Andre Garneau suddenly Friday the 11 September 2020.




In Saint-Ignace de Loyola, on September 11, 2020, at the age of 71 years and 11 months, Mr. André Garneau, husband of Mrs. Johanne Marchand, passed away. He lived in Saint-Ignace de Loyola, a native of the Cap de la Madeleine. He was a man with a passion for aviation, had twenty-five years of adventures in the Canadian Armed Forces and was a pre-flight teacher at the National School of Aeronautics, Édouard-Montpetit. A lover of nature, he had always loved hunting and fishing, but first he was a man in love and devoted to his family that made him so proud. He is survived by his wife, his children: Éric (Marie-Claude Bilodeau), Jean-Francois (Julie Garneau), Isabelle (Éric Caron); his grandchildren: Xavier Garneau, Ellie Babin (Geneviève Roussy), Sarah Garneau; his brothers and sisters: Jean (Rollande Roy), Ginette (Jean Martineau), Serge (Denise Pepin), Henri Jr (Marie-Josée Ricard), his brothers-in-law: Louis (Sylvie Longpré), Daniel (Judith Berthiaume), the late Marcel (Maria-Luisa Masturino), his nieces and nephews: Valérie, Marie Eve, Judy, Kathleen, David, Pascal, Jade, Véronique, Jasmine, Amélie, Joel, Cédric, Tristan, their spouses and children as well as many cousins, friends and brothers-in-arms. The family will welcome you at F. Theriault Funeral Complex
741 Notre Dame Street (Highway 138) Berthierville Saturday, September 26, 2020 starting at 1 p.m. A ceremony will be held the same day in the chapel of the complex at 5:30 p.m. Your expressions of sympathy can be translated into a donation to the Defeat MSA Canada Foundation www.msacanada.ca, a cause close to the family’s heart and to which they wish they could contribute.
Please note that according to Public Health recommendations, masking will now be mandatory inside the funeral complex.
Due to the current circumstances related to the pandemic, you can come and offer your condolences while respecting the physical distance. However, as the number of people inside the complex chapel is to be limited, family members and friends will have priority. If you would like to attend, we invite you to join the family via our website www.groupegarneau.com on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. by going to see his death notice.

For more information:
Garneau Thanatologist Group
F. Theriault Family Funeral Homes Inc.
Members of the Quebec Corporation of Thanatologists


17 September 2020:

McLEAN, John “Jack” K. ~ Passed away peacefully in his sleep at Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital on September 17, 2020. Jack is survived by his wife, Diane E. McLean (Roy) and 4 children, Ron, Jacquey, John, Tina; sisters, Nancy and Sue. He was also a grandfather of 9 and great grandfather of 7. Jack was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. He was born and raised in London, Ont. At the age of 17 he joined the military and served as a flight engineer on the Hercules and 707 aircraft, retiring after 25 years of service. He joined “Wardair” airlines flying 727 aircraft, retiring for the second time at age 65 with his wife, Diane in Kingston, NS where they have lived for 22 years. Jack was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 98, Kingston. There will be a private service at a later date. Donations in Jack’s memory may be made to a charity of choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St. 902-825-3448. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

26 September 2020:  Ken Fowler

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Ken Fowler, suddenly , when his aircraft crashed near Thorsby AB on Saturday 26 September 2020. Ken had been retired from the Canadian Forces for a few years but had been a Flight Engineer on CH135 at 427Sqn and the CC115 at 442 Sqn. Our thoughts are with Ken’s family in Rocky Mountain House, AB at this difficult time.
For more information about Ken click on the link to Global news below;

06 Dec 2020: Albert E. Bamford

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Albert Bamford on the 20 November 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Joyce and their family at this difficult time.
For more information click on the link below;

Albert Bamford Obituary – Belleville, Ontario , Quinte Cremation & Burial Services Ltd. | Tribute Arcive (tributearchive.com)

30 December 2020:

William (Bill) Earl Spry, of Edmonton, passed away at the age of 85 due to COVID-19 at Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.
Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jennie, his daughter Teresa, and his son Earl (Claudia). He will also be missed by his 5 grandchildren, Cori, Chuck (Ashley), Chelsey (Rick), Jessica, and Jacqueline as well as his 5 great-grandchildren, Jarod, Ryker, Keaton, Tamsyn, and Daxen. He is also survived by his brother Jim, of Hamilton, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Eva, and his only sister, Sylvia.
Bill spent 28 years in the Canadian Air Force, where he made many friends and lifelong connections. After “retirement”, he worked at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton as the Sports Coordinator for 2 years. He then was the General Manager at the Windemere Golf and Country Club until 1988. He continued working within the golf industry in Alberta and northern BC where he contributed to the development and management of several golf courses until his reluctant full retirement at age 80. Bill continued to make new friends everywhere he went and will be missed by many.
As per his wishes, he will be cremated. However, due to current health restrictions, there will be no funeral. A memorial will be held at a later date to celebrate Bill’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

31 December 2020:

Daren Hubert Wentzell, of North Kingston, Kings Co., passed away peacefully on the morning of December 31, 2020.  Born March 15, 1932 in Chester, NS, Daren lived a full and happy life of eighty-eight years. Daren led a life of many great accomplishments including 25 years of service in the Armed Forces as a Flight Engineer, he was a successful entrepreneur and talented craftsman. Undoubtedly though, Daren would name his family as his greatest achievement. Daren was a proud and loving father who adored and cherished his grand and great grandchildren.  Daren will be remembered for his jovial and teasing nature. Those who knew him will remember the way his eyes sparkled with mischief and his whole body lit up with laughter as he endearingly taunted those he loved the most. There will be a lot more laughter in Heaven now. Daren will certainly be remembered most for his greatest joy, the love he had for his late wife, Barbara. She was his best friend, his love, his everything.  He loved her with every fiber of his being – the last beat of his heart surely beat for her.  After 10 years apart, Daren and Barb’s love can finally be reunited. Their love was patient, kind, and unwavering – a true love story. Their love story will be the legacy that lives on forever through the beautiful family they built together. He is loved by so many and will be missed immensely. But we will take comfort that he was welcomed by so many he loved including his son, his beautiful great-granddaughter and his true love. We will love and miss you always. Daren is survived by three daughters, Deborah (Don) Knudson, Sandra Wentzell and Belinda (Richard) Kerfont; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and Marilyn Conrad, his only surviving sister. Daren was predeceased by parents Moyle and Clara (Levy) Wentzell, beloved wife, Barbara Marylin (Fraser) Wentzell; brother, Bernard Wentzell; sister, Velma Wile; son, Gregory Wentzell and great-granddaughter, Brianne Elizabeth Kahlke. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Those who wish to do so may make a memorial donation to the IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Arrangements have been entrusted to Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., toll free 1-855-825-3448. Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: