Monday, January 15, 2018

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Prayer


Almighty God whose messengers go forth in every age giving light and understanding, grant that we of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals who spread the word of man to man may be swift and sure in sending the message of thy truth into all the world.  May we serve thee faithfully and, with the help of thy Holy Spirit, make such success of our soldierly duties on this earth that we may be found worthy to receive the crown of life hereafter, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

This prayer was sent by Terry Murphy:  It would be great if someone out there can remember some of the history surrounding its origin. Please pass on info to    Terry

Terry Murphy  


The Signallers Club of Canada

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Obituary announcement for Lorna Beeler spouse of old comrade Cleve Beeler

BEELER, F. Lorna, aged 75 of Lantz, passed away January 4th 2018 in the Colchester East Hants Health Center, Truro.  Born in Saskatoon, SK, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Eileen (MacAteer) Fisher. Lorna was a mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother who was extremely proud of her musical family. She adored her pets, especially her Myha. She was a lover of books and reading and loved to listen to classical music. Lorna loved to spend time at the beach watching the waves.

Lorna will be missed by her husband of 54 years Cleve; sons, Vince (Sharon), Warren (Nerissa), and Nathan (Diane); daughter, Cathy (Rick) Bruce; grandchildren, Alana, Kristopher, Alexandra, Teresa, Richard, Holly, Dana, Donnie, Shannyn and Kelly; six great-grandchildren; sister, Justine “Dee” Pruski and brother Michael Fisher.

Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. A celebration of Lorna’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 9th at 1:00pm at Milford-Lantz United Church in Milford, NS, with a visitation from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Monday, January 8th at the same church. A private interment will follow at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Milford-Lantz United Church (envelopes available in the pews) and the Nova Scotia SCPA at
Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Lorna may be shared with the family at

Obituary announcement for club member LCol (Ret'd) Art Beemer LM077

BEEMER, LCol (Ret'd) Art - Loving husband of Janet Yvonne (Sweetman) Beemer and well loved father of Barbara and Sandra, died on 16 December 2017, at the age of 88. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on 21 April 1929, to Russell and Mary (Pace) Beemer. He attended Royal Roads College in 1949 and Royal Military College in 1951 and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Queen’s University. He served the Canadian military in several postings in Canada and internationally in Korea, Germany, Tanzania, and the Netherlands. His final posting, before retiring from the military in 1983, was back in Ottawa as Director of Frequency Spectrum Management. After retiring, Art continued to work as a consultant in communications and then volunteered his time to help the low income and seniors with their income tax preparations.13241378

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Obituary announcement for club member WALKER, Don (Stretch) LM354

WALKER, Don (Stretch) - July 27, 1939 - January 2, 2018 R.C.Sigs 1956-1976 A.G.T. (Telus) 1976-1994 Don has begun his next journey secure in the love of his family. He is survived by his wife and life partner, Anne (Mooney). Don was the proud dad of Cathy (Al), Paul and Rochelle (Kevin). He was the brother and friend of Allan. Papa is survived by his grandchildren Ali, Cayla, Quinn, Hud and Josh, each of whom was special to him. Don is fondly remembered by Anne's sisters, Rita (Boyd) and Theresa (Paul), as well as an aunt, nephews, cousins and friends from near and far. As per Don's wishes, there will be no visitation or Service. Thank you to Dr. C. Goldie's Palliative Team, Community Coordinator Rachel St. Jean and the Health Care Team provided, as well as the staff of Heritage 2, Providence Care Hospital, all of whom treated Don with great kindness and respect. In Don's memory, please perform a kind act for another.13240534

Friday, December 8, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Robertson NR (Robbie)

Neil Robertson

Neil Robertson

At the Winchester Hospital on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Neil Robertson of Morrisburg, age 76.  Loving husband of June Robertson (nee Banman).  Dear father of Mike of Sudbury, Shelley Robertson (Jamie Whitteker) of Pidgeon Island, Joanna Robertson of Ottawa and Julie Robertson of Ajax.  Dear brother of Richard (Julie) of Woodlawn, Carol Robertson of Ottawa, Gerry of Morrisburg, Bill of Ontario, Hugh of Kanata, June West and Kathy Robertson, both of Hundred Mile House, B.C.  Neil will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Joey, Stephanie and Jake and his great-grandson William.  He was predeceased by his son Ben, his parents Bill and Irene Robertson (nee Warring) and his sisters Susan and Beatrice Robertson.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.   

Funeral Arrangements
 Friends may call at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday, November 2 nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Legion Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:45 p.m.  A time to share memories of Neil will take place at 8 p.m. There will be no formal funeral service.  Donations to the Terry Fox Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

Interment of Cremated Remains
Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Robbie was a RC Sigs member, graduate of K158 Troop

Obituary announcement for old comrade CWO HARVEY COLL (COMM OP 213 RET'D)

Coll, Harvey Norman Truro, NS
Born in 1940 in North Sydney Cape Breton, Harvey passed away peacefully December 6th, 2017 Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia at the age of 77. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years Geraldine Coll this past March 2017 as well as his parents Clarence and Anna Coll. He is survived by his sisters Karen Burningham (nee Coll) & Judy Gallagher (nee Coll), his brothers Jim and Fred Coll, his son Douglas and daughter-in-law Brooke, his grandsons Matthew & Ian. Harvey was intensely proud of his service to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). After graduating from the CN Telegraph School as a Cryptographer, Harvey joined the RCAF in 1957 with early postings to Lachine, PQ, Resolute Bay, NWT, Trenton, ON and Kingston, ON. From 1965 to 1969, Harvey served as a Canadian Forces representative to the NATO 4th Allied Tactical Air Force in Ramstein Germany. He received the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement recognizing meritorious service and outstanding contribution to the NATO mission. In 1977, Harvey was awarded the Queens Jubilee medal for his outstanding service to Canada, the youngest Master Warrant Officer in Canadian Forces history to receive the honor. In 1979, while stationed in Penhold, Alberta, Harvey received the Air Command "Commanders Commendation" in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional devotion to duty and community. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer in 1979. To Harvey, this was one of his greatest personal accomplishments in his military career.  The family was then posted to CFB Halifax where Harvey assumed the position of "Base Chief" of Canada’s largest naval base.  After his storied career in the military, Harvey went on to have an accomplished corporate career working for some of Atlantic Canada’s best companies. Manager, Training Staffing & Development National Sea Products. VP Human Resources at Lawton’s Drug Stores. Managing Partner of Murray Axmith Atlantic and finally his own consulting business Leadervision Atlantic. Harvey also served as President of the Human Resources Association of Nova Scotia. Affectionately known as "Harv", those who had the privilege of knowing him would describe him as an exemplary emotionally intelligent leader, a mentor, a coach, a great friend, a wonderful Father & Grandfather, a loving and loyal husband….simply a good man. Unless of course you happened to be in the military walking around in an untidy, un-pressed uniform or dirty, unpolished shoes, then you had the unfortunate pleasure of meeting Chief Warrant Officer Harvey Coll, responsible for the dress, deportment & discipline of his command. Harv had an amazing sense of humour, loved a good joke and probably could be accused of telling too many bad ones. He cherished his time with the crew at McDonalds every morning. In fact he refused to live with his family in Ontario because of how much he loved those guys. He was an avid golfer and cherished his memberships at Northumberland & Truro. He was proud to claim the family record for two holes in one in his lifetime. Thank you to the kind nurses and doctors who cared for our family in this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro, where a Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Sunday, December 10th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing Harvey’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: