Sunday, June 11, 2017

Obituary announcement for Joanne Mann wife of club member George Mann

Obituary for Joanne Mann

Joanne Mann
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, Joanne Louise Mann, age 77 years, passed away at the Brandon Regional Health Centre. Joanne was born on February 18, 1939 at Regina, Saskatchewan. The family lived in Kingston, Ottawa, Ontario, Fort McMurray, Alberta and Regina, Saskatchewan, as Joanne's father served in the military. After completing her education, Joanne worked for the Federal Government in Kingston, Ontario and Shilo, Manitoba. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Ladies Shrine Club. Along with going for dinner with the girls, once a week, Joanne enjoyed bowling, golfing, curling, cards, cruising and holidays south. Joanne will be deeply missed by her husband George; sons, Brian (Valarie) and Stephen (Sherrie); grandchildren Daniel and Jordan and great-grandchild, Noel. The Ceremony to Celebrate Joanne's Life took place at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Urn Bearers were Brian Mann, Stephen Mann, George Mann and Ken Furnell. Interment was at the Brandon Cemetery. A reception followed at the Masonic Lodge. Donations in memory of Joanne may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2W8.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Jim Burns

James "Jim" Burns (Ret.) Cpt.


James "Jim" Burns, of Fredericton, NB, passed peacefully in his sleep at his home on the 31st day of May, 2017.  Born on May 21, 1938 in New Liskeard, ON, he was the son of the late George and Hilda (Pratt) Burns and husband of the late Theresa Burns.
On May 21st, 1954 James M.G. Burns began his Naval Career at HMCS Carleton, Ottawa, ON and served on several ships including HMCS, Cramby, Stadacona, Cornwallis, Haida, MicMac and Sioux. In September, 1961 he joined the Royal Canadian Army in the Corps of Signals. He continued his distinguished career as Detachment Commander of Comm Squads at Kingston, ON, Moosonee, ON, Chatham, NB and Camp Debert, NS. After retiring from the Canadian Army in 1980, Jim was enrolled and commissioned Captian, serving as Commanding Officer of 875 Antigonish Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, until 1990, and was also District Commander Royal Canadian Legion Zone #5. His dedication to his comrades continued to his last breath as Service Officer to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Fredericton, NB. Throughout his life, he received many well deserved honours and awards. He was the city of Fredericton's unsung hero in 2012.
Jim loved painting with oils, sketching, calligraphy, and enjoyed being a member of the Fredericton Society of Artists.
Jim is survived by an estranged son; his daughter, Katheryn Burns (Calgary, AB); grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Ashten and Ava; great-granddaughters, Kiara Elizabeth and Isabella Katheryn; sister-in-law, Pauline; nephews, George (Nadia) and Robert (Calgary, AB); nieces, Lisa, Bonnie-Lynn and Tina (Edmonton, AB).
In addition to his parents and spouse, Jim was predeceased by his sister, Margaret (Jim) as well as his brother, George.
There will be no visitation by Jim's request. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4 will be holding a tribute service on Thursday, June 8 at 7 PM at McAdam's Funeral Home, immediately followed by a Memorial Service in the J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel with Rev. Lisa Greenwood officiating. A reception will be held following the service at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4, 199 Queen St, Fredericton, NB.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 4.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The latest issue of the “Thin Blue Line” newsletter

The latest issue of the “Thin Blue Line” newsletter – Spring 2017 dated May 10th, 2017 is now available on the CAVUNP Web Site.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Obituary announcement for Charmaine Tappin wife of club member Percy Tappin

Charmaine Theresa Tappin

TAPPIN, Charmaine Theresa - Passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital in her 74th year, on Friday, May 19th, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Garnet and Germaine Andrews, and her Sister Cheryl Froats. Survived by her loving and devoted husband Percy of 52 years, sons Deryk (Ai Ming) and Timothy (Debbie), grandsons Nathan and Nolan, and her sister Charline. Charmaine was a graduate of Peterborough Teachers College and taught primary grades in the Catholic School system at Kingston and Ottawa. In retirement she volunteered her time to numerous agencies and charities. She was a champion of children and often focused her volunteer time at schools where extra help was needed with language skills. Visitation will be held at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME , 1900 John Counter Boulevard on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm and on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 10:00am to 10:50am in the Fireside Room at Providence Manor Nursing Home, 275 Sydenham Street Kingston. Funeral Mass will be at OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS CHAPEL (Providence Manor) on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 11:00am. Reception to follow in the McKinley Room. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery. The family wishes to express their most sincere appreciation to the nursing staff on Kidd 6 and Kidd 7 at KGH and to Charmaine's extended family, (staff and residents), at Providence Manor for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations in Charmaine's memory to the Huntington's Society of Canada, the Cancer Society or Providence Manor.13176591

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Oituary notice for Charmaine Tappin wife of club member Percy Tappin

Charmaine passed away yesterday evening (May 19th).   The obituary should be in the Whig Standard on Tuesday morning. Her funeral is being planned for Thursday morning with a Visitation at Reid’s Funeral Home on Wednesday evening.

Friday, May 19, 2017


A Reminder from the Colonel Commandant -BGen (retd) Bill Richard   : Register for the Retired Officers and Snr NCM  Mess Dinner (ROSEN), Friday 2 June and join  our special guest Dave Hart in celebration of his 100thBirthday.  Sgt Dave Hart was a radio operator at the Dieppe in August 1942 and was awarded the Militray Medal for bravery by King George VI. The program  for the dinner will also provide a  thank you to the many donors  to the C&E  Battlefield Study Tour  and brief ‘testimonials’ from some of the 50 young Branch members   who participated in this most successful event.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Randy Stott

STOTT, Randall William We are heart broken to announce the sudden passing of Randy Stott on 21 April 2017 in Victoria, BC. Randy is predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie Louise Stott (nee Johnston), and survived by their two children Becky Stott (Jay Paton) and Scott Stott (Melissa), his father and mother Jim and Kay Stott, his two brothers Tim (Cheryl) and Terry (Carleen) and families, and his brothers-in-law Keith and Kevin Johnston and families. He will be especially missed by the grandchildren he adored, Jameson, Abigail and Lydia. Randy was a dedicated member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 37 years. He retired as a Master Warrant Officer with numerous decorations, including the Special Service Medal and Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal with special skills in Czechoslovakian and Serbo-Croatian languages. He completed numerous tours overseas and up north, sacrificing much to protect his country and family. Randy loved sports and enjoyed coaching his son's teams, as well as cheering on his favourites; the Roughriders, Leafs and Blue Jays. His name will be forever engraved on the new Roughriders stadium, so look for him there! Those close to him also knew of his love for fishing and boating, and he and Louise often enjoyed their second home on the water during nice Ontario weather. A small service will be held at Riverside Memorial Gardens in Regina, Saskatchewan on 16 May 2017 at 11 a.m. A reception will be held following the interment at Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre, 4177 Albert St S. In lieu of cards or gifts, please consider supporting our veterans with a donation to your local Royal Canadian Legion, Well done soldier, dismissed.1