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Friday, April 30, 2010

Reg.#15795, former Cst. John Stanley Dunn


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Relayed to me from obit;

Reg.#15785, former Cst. John Stanley Dunn died Apr 29, 2010 at Ottawa, ON.

Cst. Dunn served from 1949 to 1951 in 'O' Div. He then left to the Canadian Army Provost Corps, retiring as Lt. Colonel.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Mmories'

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Reg.#14373, S/Sgt Arthur White


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Vancouver Div Vets advise that;

Reg.#14373, S/Sgt. Arthur White (R'td) died April 13, 2010 at North Vancouver, BC.

S/Sgt. White served briefly in the Force in 1942. He joined the RCAF during WWII and served from 1943 to 1945.

He returned to the Force in 1946 and served until 1967 in 'D', 'F', 'G' and 'E' Div's. Following retirement, S/Sgt. White worked with Sears Security.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Reg.#13975, Sgt John 'Jack' Krassie


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Relayed to me from obit;

Reg.#13975, (Rtd) Sgt. John 'Jack' Krassie died April 27, 2010 at Winnipeg, MB.

Sgt. Krassie served from 1941 to 1970 in 'D' Div.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Reg.#15770, S/Sgt Robin R. Oldham


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Vancouver Div. Vets advise that;

Reg.#15770 (Rtd) S/Sgt. Robin R. Oldham died April 27, 2010 at Tsawassen, BC.

S/Sgt. Oldham served from 1949 to 1974 in 'K' and 'E' Div's. He retired from Security Service then worked for C.P. Airlines Security.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Reg.#4947, Cst. Alexis Godillot


Vet of the Month: Reg.#4947, Alexis Godillot
April, 2010

Dear Mr Healy,

Hello from the USA!

Your website was recommended to me by former RCMP Officer Mr. Doug Legault.

My father was in the RNWMP or the RCMP probably sometime between 1907 and 1914. He later drove an ambulance with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps in France during WWI.

My mother and father divorced when I was a toddler and I never knew him. I believe he died around 1944 and he would have been buried in the family plot in Westport, Connecticut, USA. His family was very prominent in the Westport area before WWI and there should be no trouble finding the Godillot burial site.

Looking back, I think my Dad would have wanted me to know a little about his life so any help you can offer would be appreciated. I don't know why it is we seem to think of these things when we get old.

I would like to have any information about his service in Canada that might be available to me but I don't have much beside his name and a few vague dates to go on. His mother out-lived him by 12 years and I inherited what was left of the family estate.

Grandmother Godillot would have told me everything if I had bothered to take the time to ask. I'll be 79 on my next birthday.

Anyway I hope you can help or give me a lead to follow.

I enclose the only picture I have of Dad.

Thanks in advance and all the best to you Joe!

John Godillot
Collegeville, PA. USA

Readers: I have remained in contact with Mr. Godillot.
JJHealy

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Reg.#19600, S/Sgt. Frank Michael Gardner


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From the Vets Net;

Reg.#19600, (Rtd) S/Sgt. Frank Michael Gardner died April 24, 2010 at Okotoks, AB.

S/Sgt. Gardner served from 1956 to 1987 in 'F', 'A', 'HQ' and 'K' Div's.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Reg.#18676, S/Sgt. James B. Hunter


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Edmonton Div. Vets advise that;

Reg.#18676 (Rtd) S/Sgt. James B. Hunter died April 24, 2010 at Edmonton, AB.

S/Sgt. Hunter served from 1954 to 1975 in 'K' and 'HQ' Div. In 2006 he was awarded the Order of Canada.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Reg.#21912, former Cst. Alexander Strank


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New Brunswick Div. Vets advise that while searching other information they ran across an unreported death of an RCMP member;

Reg.#21912 former Cst. Alexander Strank died February 10, 2010 at Mission, B.C. He joined the Force in 1961 but his last date of service is not presently known.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Monday, April 19, 2010

Reg.#13668, S/Sgt George E. Sibley


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Nova Scotia Div. Vets advise that;

Reg.#13668 (Rtd) S/Sgt. George E. Sibley died April 18, 2010 at Liverpool N.S.
S/Sgt. Sibley served from 1940 to 1969 in 'J' and 'HQ' Div.

Jack White

'Maintain Our Memories'

Reg. #17911, S/Sgt John Hugh David MacDowell


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Victoria Div Vets advise that;

Reg.#17911 (Rtd) S/Sgt. John Hugh David MacDowell died April 16, 2010 at Victoria, BC.

S/Sgt. MacDowell served from 1952 to 1978 in 'K', 'M', 'O', 'H' and 'HQ' Div. He retired from Security Service.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Reg.#16513, S/Sgt Laurence Martin


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Okanagan Div Vets advise that;

Reg.#16513 (Rtd) S/Sgt. Laurence Martin died April 15, 2010 at Grand Forks, B.C.

S/Sgt. Martin served during WWII, then in the BCPP from 1947 as Service #1127 and in the Force from 1950 to 1972 in 'E' Div. He retired as NCO i/c Mission Det.

On November 3, 1955 S/Sgt. Martin and Reg.#18160 Cst. Millhouse received the Queen's Commendation and British Empire Medal when a flash flood in Haney, B.C. trapped Hedy Worianko and daughter in the Allouette River.

At first Martin and Millhouse tried a rescue in a boat but the boat was swamped. Then, S/Sgt. Martin temporarily secured the victims in river debris. Eventually Millhouse left his place of safety and swam to shore some 300 yards away. The members returned and finally rescued the Worianko's after a 12 hour effort.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Friday, April 16, 2010

Reg.#19402, Cpl. William W. Chopey


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Edmonton Div Vets advise that;

Reg.#19402 (Rtd) Cpl. William W. Chopey died April 13, 2010 at Wetaskiwin, AB.

Cpl. Chopey served from 1956 to 1978 in 'K' Div.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Friday, April 9, 2010

Reg.#18989 / O.1308 Insp. Clarence P. Evans

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National HQ Vets advise that;

Reg.#18989 / O.1308 Insp. Clarence P. Evans (Rtd) died April 7, 2010, following a stroke, at Ottawa, ON.

Insp. Evans served from 1955 to 1993 in 'O', 'HQ', 'A' & 'HQ' Div.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Police Service Dog 'Hrain' Reg#669

Vet of the Month - March, 2010
PSD 'Hrain', Reg.#669, RCMP - Killed in the line of duty July 22, 2006
Baltimore, New Brunswick

RCMP Corporal Pierre Gardner and his partner PSD 'Hrain', a three-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd Dog, had responded to a call about a twenty-five-year-old man, high on crystal meth, who had barricaded himself inside his house and was threatening to commit suicide.

Gardner and 'Hrain' made their way around to cover the back of the house, and as they reached the backyard, 'Hrain' indicated on a track. Gardner noticed fresh footprints leading from the house into woods.

The team followed the track for a bit, until Gardner began to sense that they were in danger. Although 'Hrain' was eager to continue, Gardner decided to stop and wait for backup. Placing 'Hrain' in a down, Gardner stood on the dog’s leash as he radioed for assistance. Suddenly, a gust of wind blew through the trees and 'Hrain' bolted, yanking his leash out from under Gardner’s boot. Gardner called for 'Hrain' to return, but the dog had disappeared into the forest. He heard a man shout somewhere in the woods - then an eerie silence.

When their backup arrived and searched the house, they found the suspect hiding inside, a fresh dog bite on his leg. With the suspect now securely in custody, the officers turned their attention to finding the missing police dog - but the forest was dense and 'Hrain' was nowhere to be found.

The next day, a search and rescue party was dispatched to comb the woods. At 2:00pm, they discovered 'Hrain’s' lifeless body, 150-feet from where his handler had stood calling for him. The post-mortem report concluded that the suspect had strangled 'Hrain' with his collar before beating him to death. It was later determined that the suspect had been waiting in the woods, armed with a rifle – perhaps waiting for someone to come after him.

'Hrain' was born in Europe on November 13, 2002 and graduated with Gardner on March 18, 2004. “...Hrain was a hunter, and his strength was that he loved finding people,” recalled Gardner, adding that he believes 'Hrain' instinctively sensed danger, and that his canine partner’s heroic actions ultimately saved his life.

Ironically, Gardner’s former canine partner, PSD 'Branko', was also killed in the line of duty by a suicidal man on September 30, 1997.

'Maintain Our Memories'

Permission received from:
Author: Natalie Ann Comeau: Toronto, ON
nacomeau@cogeco.ca

http://www.natalieanncomeau.ca/






Reg.#17009, S/Sgt. Robert William Woolaver


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New Brunswick Div. Vets advise that;

Reg.#17009 (Rtd) S/Sgt. Robert William Woolaver died April 7, 2010 at Fredericton, N.B.

S/Sgt. Woolaver served from 1951 to 1980 in 'L', 'J', 'A', 'B', 'H & 'J' Div's.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Constable Frederick Rhodes, Reg.#9951: Honour Roll #48

Note from family

Dear Joe;

Many years ago, Frederick Rhodes was engaged to my aunt at the time of his death by fire.

Fred's family and financee lived in Yorkshire, England.

Are there any service records availavle for Constable Rhodes?

Yours truly,

P. J. Haigh

Email: pjhaigh@ntlworld.com

Received on April 9, 2010
Reply sent April 9, 2010

For full story about Cst. Rhodes: See RCMP Honour Roll at http://www.rcmpgraves.com/

'Maintain Our Memories'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Reg.#18798 /0.928, Supt. George Timko


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I am advised that;

Reg.#18798 / O.928 Supt. George Timko (Rtd) died April 6, 2010 at Ottawa, ON.

Supt. Timko served from 1954 to 1993 in 'H', 'B' and 'H' Div.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Reg.#25188, Cpl. Donald Wayne Gillespie


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I have just been advised that;

Reg.#25188 (Rtd) Cpl. Donald Wayne Gillespie died April 5, 2010 at Merritt, B.C.

Cpl. Gillespie served from 1966 to 1988 in 'E' Div.

Jack White
 
'Mauintain Our Memories'

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Reg.#14481, Sgt. Marvel Dwight Mattson


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Nova Scotia Div. Vets advise that;

Reg.# 14481 (Rtd) Sgt. Marvel Dwight Mattson died April 1, 2010 at Chester, N.S.

Sgt. Mattson served from 1942 to 1966 in 'H' Div and was Life Member of our Nova Scotia Div. Vets.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reg. #17125, S/Sgt. Donald L. Burgess

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Nova Scotia Div. Vets advise that;

Reg. #17125 (Rtd) S/Sgt. Donald L. Burgess died March 30, 2010 at Halifax, N.S.

S/Sgt. Burgess served from 1951 to 1988 in 'H' Div.

Jack White
 
'Maintain Our Memories'