Monday, April 10, 2017

Obituary announcement for old comrade Richard Stewart Moore


RICHARD STEWART (ARCHIE) MOORE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Stewart "Archie" Moore, 86 years of age on Saturday, March 25. Richard was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Richard is survived by his son Donald (Joy), grandchildren Lindsay, Kristin, and Ryan, and great-grandchildren Easton, Zoe, Callie, Liam and Gray. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Marguerita and son Richard Jr. Archie had a very active life. At age 18, Archie joined the Canadian Army Reserves as a medic. Soon after, Archie joined the RCN and served aboard HMCS Nootka, a tribal class destroyer for two years. Archie transferred to the Army in 1957 where he became a member of the Canadian Guards. When the Guards were disbanded in 1969, Archie was patched over to the RCR, and in 1973, Archie was again patched over to the PPCLI in Winnipeg where he retired from active duty in 1978. Archie continued with the Camerons of Winnipeg for several years. Archie was a member of the Canadian Guards Association, The Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association, and the Atomic Veterans Recognition Program. Archie was also an accomplished athlete. At 18 years of age, Archie was the amateur middleweight boxing champion of Halifax with a record of 36-1. Archie also was accepted as an NHL linesman in 1965, however opted to remain with the military. Archie was also mentored by Danny Gallivan, the famous Montreal Canadiens announcer to become a hockey announcer. Archie spent many hours in the booth at the old Montreal Forum. Archie was a devoted family man who will be sadly missed by his son and daughter-in-law and his grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Alzheimer's Association, Winnipeg. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsoninthepark.com

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 08, 2017
 Archie was CWO of 735 Communications Regiment  in Winnipeg.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SPRING BBQ Jun 4th, 2017 FLYER

THE SIGNALLERS CLUB OF CANADA
SPRING BBQ & GAMES DAY

SUNDAY  Jun
4th, 2017
1200 hrs – 1900 hrs

AT THE ANAF CLUB - GORE ROAD

BBQ STEAK OR CHICKEN

BINGO - 8 GAMES FOR MEAT PACKAGES
CROWN AND ANCHOR

MEAT DRAWS - FOR $25 MEAT PACKAGES
JIM GRATTO - CARVING DRAW
OTHER DRAWS

COST:                                                 
$21.00  PER PERSON (includes 1 Bingo Card)
GUESTS ARE WELCOME

CUT-OFF DATE - 20 MAY 2017

IF YOU ORDER A TICKET  YOU ARE EXPECTED TO PAY FOR IT

ORDER TICKETS FROM (indicate your choice, steak or chicken)

TERRY MURPHY                  613-389-9546                    va3trm@bell.net
JAN HANSEN                        613-583-3925                    president@the-sigs-club.ca
LIISA DeNOBLE                   613-547-0696                    secretary@the-sigs-club.ca

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Billy Black LM322

Stephen “Billy” Angus Black
1939 – 2017

It’s with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to our beloved husband, father, brother and friend, Stephen “Billy” Black on March 8, 2017. Billy passed peacefully at the Village at Smith Creek in West Kelowna at the age of 77.

Billy was Born in Sydney, NS in 1939. He joined the military in 1958 as a radio operator and served for 28 years. He was an avid fan of classic country music, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays.

He was predeceased by his Father Stephen Black, Mother Sarah (MacSween) Black, his Brothers David Black and Ronald “Ranny” Black, his Sisters Helen “Allie” Reid (Black), Isabel “Issie” Wong (Black), and Marie “Ria” Gillis (Black). Billy will be missed by his Wife Susan Black (Lawrance), Daughters Sarah Black, Caitlin Black and Hayley Black, his Son Jesse Black and his Brother Allison “Skelly” Black.

Cremation has taken place. A small memorial will take place at the Village at Smith Creek in West Kelowna.

The family would like to thank the Staff at the Village at Smith Creek for the care and compassion shown to both Billy and his family.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Alexander D.W. (Sandy) Higgins LM275



HIGGINS, Alexander D.W. (Sandy) - An honorable soldier died on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Douglas Memorial Hospital, Fort Erie, at the age of 81. Beloved husband of the late Caroline (2007). Loving father of Lorrain Hayes and Dale (Kim). Cherished Papa of Richele, Ryan, Corey and Cody. Dear brother of Shirley Wilde and Alda Burbidge. Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by sisters Colleen and Mary Lou. Sandy was in the Canadian Military until 1968, thereafter returning to Niagara Falls to work at Canada Post as a letter carrier until his retirement. Sandy's humor will continue on and he will be sadly missed. Our love for him will live on. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:30 a.m., please gather at the front gates of Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Fonthill. Reception to follow at MORSE & SON EVENT CENTRE , 5929 Main St. from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Tender Wishes Foundation. Memories, photos and condolences can be shared at www.morseandson.com13157850

Friday, March 24, 2017

Vimy Exhibits Grand Opening Invitation Apr 9th, 2017

You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of the “Vimy Remembered’ and “Visions of Vimy” exhibits to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The exhibit opening will take place at the Military C&E Museum on April 9th, 2017 at 1400hrs.
Doors will be opened at 1330hrs.
Refreshments will be served and re-enactors will demonstrate mapping skills and medical techniques from World War 1.
Family and friends are welcome to attend
To  RSVP, please contact Sandra Walsh, Administrative Assistant, atsandra.walsh@forces.gc.ca.

Afin de commémorer le centenaire de la bataille de la Crête de Vimy, vous êtes cordialement invité à l’ouverture officielle des expositions,
« Nous nous souvenons de Vimy » et « Visions de Vimy ».
L’ouverture officielle prendra place au Musée de l’électronique et des communications militaires le dimanche 9 avril, 2017 à 14h00.
Les portes seront ouvertes à partir de 13h30.
Des rafraîchissements seront servis et des acteurs démontreront des habiletés de cartographie et des techniques médicales de la Première Guerre mondiale.
Veuillez prendre note que la famille et les amis sont aussi les bienvenus.
Pour confirmer votre présence, veuillez contacter Sandra Walsh àsandra.walsh@forces.gc.ca.

Obituary announcement for old comrade Peter Edison "Ed" Weir

Weir, Peter Edison “Ed” - MCpl (Ret’d) Royal Canadian Corps of Signals Passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 in his 78th year. Cherished father of Heather Barry (Kevin) and Lori Weir (Kendall McMenamon). Proud grandpa of Christian, Hayden and Carlin. Dear brother of Bob Weir (Karen) and Joanne Weir. Predeceased by his parents Peter and Freda Weir (née Dowling), as well as by his step-mother Hilda Shreenan. Ed will be fondly remembered by his neighbours and friends within the Royal Canadian Legion community. Visitation will be held at GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME - Central Chapel , 49 Colborne Street (at Clergy St.) on Sunday, March 26th from 1 - 4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the chapel on Monday, March 27th at 11 a.m., Rev. Ed Dallow officiating. Interment Cataraqui Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Sharing memories online guestbook available at www.gftompkinscentral.ca13158165

Thursday, March 23, 2017

RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MWO TERRY HAMILTON

1. MWO TERRY HAMILTON WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE CANADIAN ARMED 
FORCES ON 15 MAY 2017 AFTER MORE THAN 31 YEARS OF LOYAL AND DEDICATED 
SERVICE TO THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS 
OF SIGNALS. 
2. HE ENROLLED IN THE CAF ON 7 APR 1986 UNDER THE YTEP PROGRAM AS A RAD 
OP. 
3. DURING HIS CAREER HE WAS POSTED TO 1 CSR KINGSTON, 727 COMM SQN ST 
JOHNS, 2 RCR GAGETOWN, 79 COMM REGT KINGSTON, CFJSR KINGSTON, CFCSU 
OTTAWA, CFSCE KINGSTON, CFJOSG HQ KINGSTON AND WILL COMPLETE HIS 
CAREER AT CFJSR KINGSTON AS THE 1 SQN SERGEANT MAJOR. 
4. TERRY HAS SERVED ON VARIOUS OPERATIONAL MISSIONS THROUGOUT HIS 
CAREER. HE SERVED IN OP RELIEF NAIROBI AFRICA (1993), BOZNIA HERZEGOVINA 
(1998), TASK FORCE BOZNIA HERZEGOVINA (2000), TASK FORCE HAITI (2004), AND 
TASK FORCE AFGHANISTAN (2006). 
5. TERRY AND DAWN WILL BE RETIRING IN THE MONCTON NB AREA WHERE 
TERRY WILL LIKELY BE FOUND ON THE GOLF COURSE OR CHEERING FOR THE 
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS. 
6. A RETIRMENT CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN HIS HONOUR ON FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 
2017 AT THE ANAF ON GORE ROAD IN KINGSTON, ON, COMMENCING AT 1400. FOR 
PLANNING PURPOSES, PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE TO THE OPI NO 
LATER THAN 21 APR 2017. IN ADDITION, ANECDOTES OR CONGRATULATORY 
MESSAGES MAY ALSO BE SENT TO THE OPI, MASTER WARRANT OFFICER TREVOR 
MCINNIS BY EMAIL, TREVOR.MCINNIS AT FORCES.GC.CA. 
MCINNIS, MWO, RHQ SSM, 4359 
MUNN, CWO, RSM CFJSR 5712