Monday, November 14, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member John (Jay-0 Hicks LM226

HICKS, John Owen of Belleville Ontario died peacefully on November 13th, 2016 surrounded by loving family. The final end is bittersweet as a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather is freed from a life he could no longer enjoy. John is survived by his wife Shirley, his children Jo-Anne (Terry), Stephen (Audrey), Suzanne (John), grandchildren Kate, Laura (Jon), Stephanie (Chris), Mitchell, Hannah and great grandchildren Miles and Reid. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the JOHN R. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, 80 Highland Avenue Belleville (613-968-5588) on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 1:15p.m. John was born March 3rd, 1926 in Portsmouth England, immigrating to Canada in 1947.
John was a proud veteran of WWII and peacekeeping missions. His early career in the British Navy and lifetime dedication to the Canadian Armed Forces brought purpose and joy to his life. On June 11th, 1953 he married his British love, Shirley Ann Jones who supported him with compassion, love, and grace. John's family will continue his legacy of story telling, sharing his and their stories to ensure his life will always be remembered. Memorial donations may be made to the general fund of the Military Communications and Electronics Museum Foundation, Kingston or the Quinte Humane Society. Officers and Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br#99, Belleville are asked to assemble at the funeral home for a memorial service at 1:00p.m. On-line condolences at www.rushnellfamilyservices.com

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Obituary notice for club member John (Jay-O) Hicks JO LM 226

Club member John Hicks LM226 passed away, peacefully, today Nov 13th, 2016 in Belleville ON
Obituary announcement to follow.  Received from his wife Shirley.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade MWO ROGER HACHÉ (TEL TECH 223 / COMM TECH 224 RET'D)

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Passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 21, 2016 in his 79th year.  Dear son of the late Alfred Haché and the late Ida Blanchard.  Beloved husband of Nicole Parman for over 30 years.  Loving stepfather of Lynn (Dave) Charlebois, Carl (Lorna), Donald and Steve.  Adored step-grandfather of Michael (Randy), Paul, Crystal and Madison.  Cherished step-great-grandfather of Hannah and Justin.  Dear brother of the late Mireille, Dolor, Vital (Thérèse), Yvette, Marie-Paule (Albert), Yvon (Georgette), Georgine (Gérald) and André (Diane), as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Elisabeth Bruyère for their excellent care provided.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Eastview Branch (294 Cyr Street, Ottawa).  In memoriam donations to the Elisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated. 

Roger’s obituary and accompanying online 'Guest Book' can be viewed at: 


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Obituary announcement for club member Peter Forbes

Obituary for Peter Forbes


February 2, 1932 – October 18, 2016
Peter John Forbes, 84, of Fredericton, NB, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2016, surrounded by his devoted family. Peter was born in Halifax, NS, to the late John and Marguerite (Kemp) Forbes on February 2, 1932.

He was a veteran of the Peace Corps and served in the armed forces for 25 years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4.

Peter was predeceased by his wife, Mary Kathleen “Kay” (Caines) Forbes, his two sons, Peter S. Forbes, and Cyril F. Forbes, his brother James Forbes, and his sister Joan (Forbes) Day.

Peter was a loving father and grandfather, a model of kindness and generosity. Family and friends loved spending time with him and enjoyed his sense of humour. He was often the life of the party and loved to sing. He will be remembered fondly for his signature song, “Riley’s Daughter”. Peter had a passion for hunting and fishing. He was incredibly strong, brave, loyal, and was the “rock” of the Forbes family. You could always count on “Papa” for having Ju–Jubes in the house for the kids and could always rely on him to do what he could for you, no matter what.

Peter is survived by his daughters, Carol Forbes of Peterborough ON, and Marguerite Forbes of Montreal QC; grandchildren, Jason, James, Peter (Vanessa), Alan, Brent (Carissa), Brian, Shauna (Ben), Christine (Mathieu), Meghan (Emmanuel); great–grandchildren, Hannah, Liam, Charlie, Owen, CJ, Amelia, Emmalynn, and Isla. Peter is also survived by his partner, Janet Silk, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

“Papa” was a very rich man and left his family and friends with an abundance of wealth; that wealth can be found in the many loving memories and the love he gave to all of us.

The Celebration of Life and Tribute will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 in Fredericton, NB.

Donations in Peter’s memory can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 or to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcadamsfh.com.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade BERNARDI, William John - PO1 (Ret'd)

BERNARDI, William John - PO1 (Ret'd) 1951 - 2016 Sadly we announce our beloved Bill's passing at St. Mary's of the Lake on October 12th with family by his side. Loving spouse and best friend of Mary Ellen Bulger for the past 12 years. Son of the late William J. Bernardi (1994) and Catherine (Brough) Bernardi (2007). Father of John of Ottawa, Jacquie (Brett) of Calgary and Brian (Caitlin) of Kingston. Loved Nonno of Sawyer and Anastasia of Calgary. Dear brother of Angela of Guelph; David (Val)of Edmonton; Catherine of Guelph and Andrew (Judy) of Moorefield and the late Anthony (1994) and Janet (1955). Bill will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, the many friends he made throughout his 34 year military career, his 8 years at the CACC in Kingston, by all of Mary Ellen's siblings - Carla & Andy Rogers, John & Colleen Bulger and Kevin Bulger and their children and by all our dear friends who have been so supportive throughout his journey. Bill joined the Reserve 11th Field Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment in Guelph, ON in 1967 and in 1971 joined the regular force as a Communications Research Technician serving in postings in Gloucester, Inuvik x2, NSGA Florida US Navy, Masset, B.C., Gander, Nfld, 2EW Squadron, First Canadian Signals Regiment, Reserve EW, NATO, Casteau, Belgium and CFSCE Kingston where he retired in 2001. We want to thank Dr. Kankesan, Dr. Levesque and doctors Viola, Goldie, Harle and all the Cancer Centre staff, doctors Connidis and Kondor and their Community Palliative Care Team, Rachel of CCAC, St. Elizabeth nurses Sophie, Marg & Krista & all the PSWs who attended and gave Bill such good care, especially David. Cremation has taken place and a funeral mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Parish, 88 Patrick Street, Kingston on Tuesday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Rite of Committal will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens immediately following the Mass. A Reception/Celebration of Life will take place at the Italo-Canadian Club on Italia Lane from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Donations in Bill's memory can be made to UHKF - Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at www.uhkf.ca or St. Elizabeth Foundation atwww.saintelizabeth.com IN CARE OF SIMPLER TIMES CREMATION SERVICE 613-389-7223/613-382-3683 online condolences www.simplertimes.com 13

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Obituary notice for club member Gord Penney LM811

Gord Penney passed away on Monday, October 10th.  His wishes were that his immediate family only be present when he is laid to rest in Cataraqui Cemetery, the date to be determined later.  If anyone wishes any further information they may contact Gord’s son Don, or Bill Fallows
Tel. 613-384-8218

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Obituary announcement for old comrade Thornley Docker

Obituary for Thornley Docker


Thornley Francis Docker
October 13, 1932 - October 3, 2016

With the back drop of a beautiful October sunrise over a city he called home and with family by his side, Thornley Francis Docker passed away.

Thornley leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Kathaleen Docker and twin brother, Tod Docker, as well as children, Karen Court, Greg Docker (Fran Taylor), Tod Docker and Dale Francis.

He will be missed by his grandchildren Jamie Lee (Adam), Jessica (Mackenzie), Riley, Niki (Austin), Richard (Amanda) and Jason (Brianna), and many nieces and nephews.

Thornley was predeceased by his son in law Alan Court and his parents Bertha and George Docker.

Thornley was a 30 year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces. He first served 3 years with the Army and the remaining 27 were with the Royal Canadian Air Force where he finished his career with the 17 Wing Winnipeg, 733 "Comm‎" Squadron as a Radar Tech/Nav Aide, rank Master Corporal. He was honorably released from the Armed Forces in 1985. Following his service in the military, he joined the Corps of Commissionaires where he served for 17 years.

The family feels very proud and fortunate to have been able to call him dad and grandpa. Thornley was a devoted husband and father. He loved his family unconditionally. The family was with Thornley until the end and were able to tell him often and lots how much they loved him. Thornley passed knowing he was loved.

There will be no funeral, as per Thornley's wishes, He has been cremated and a private celebration with the family will occur at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice to honor Thornley's memory.