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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Last Post : Reg.#15933, Supt. R. E. (Dick) Muir

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Last Post : Reg.#15933,
Superintendent Richard Emerson (Dick) Muir

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Obituary: by Ottawa Vets

Reg. #15933, Richard Emerson (Dick) Muir, Superintendent (Rt'd) passed away peacefully on August 28th, 2011, at the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario. 

Dick joined the Force in 1949 and served for 36 years. He served in 'H', 'A', 'O' and 'Headquarters' Divisions. 

He is survived by his wife, Joan, five children, fifteen grandchildren and a great grandson.  
Dick's life was richly blessed. 

A memorial service will be held at Beechwood Cemetery Memorial Centre, Ottawa, on Thursday September 1st : greetings at 10:30 hrs, service at 11:00 hrs, reception at 12:00 hrs.  RCMP Veterans welcome. 

Order of dress: Regimental blazer with medals

For direct enquiries, please contract Granham Muir: grahamuir@rogers.com

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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Last Post - Reg.#18745, Corps Sergeant Major W. D. Pomfret

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Last Post - Reg.#18745, 
Corps Sergeant Major W. D. Pomfret

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Obituary: by 'F' Div. Vets

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Reg. #18745 W.D. (Bill ) Pomfret, today 29 August 2011 at Regina, SK.

I was notified this afternoon of Bill's passing by his son Doug.

At this time, funeral arrangements have not been made, but I will send out a message as soon as I know something new. The thoughts and prayers of the Regina Veterans Association go out to Doug and all the Pomfret Family.

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J. J,. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last Post: Reg.#21368, Cpl.John Joseph Garnham

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Last Post: Reg.#21368,
Cpl.John Joseph Garnham

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Obituary

John Garnham passed away and found his peace on August 20, 2011 surrounded by his loved ones. John leaves behind his loving wife Kay, his three children Roy (Kristen), Sarah (Bill), Tyler (Megan), Kay’s daughter Maki, and five grandchildren, Kylan, Ruby, Keaton, Dylan and Halen.

Born on October 4, 1939 in Worthing, England, John moved to Canada as a teenager. He proudly joined the RCMP and served for 27 years beginning in the prairies during the 'wild' days of justice, then in Ottawa, then finally in Vancouver, BC.

John retired from the RCMP in 1987 and spent another 10 years serving in the the federal government.

John moved his family to Ladner in 1974 and has thoroughly enjoyed all that the west coast has to offer. He instilled in his kids a love of nature, water, and buying secondhand.

John was a magnet to good people, always surrounded by great friends.a His interests widely varied from birds to binoculars to boats to garage sales. John had an uncanny ability to fix anything and passed this down to his kids. He and Kay also took many trips in their camper and loved to go sea kayaking together. John always felt great satisfaction in sharing his love of the outdoors with the ones he loved.

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg. #23685

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Last Post - Reg.#15957, S/Sgt. J.R. Gérard Barbeau


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Last Post - Reg.#15957, S/Sgt. J.R. Gérard Barbeau

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Obituary
It is with sorrow that we learn of the passing of our colleague, Reg.# 15957, Gerry Barbeau,
on Monday, August 22nd, 2011. Gerry was 82 years of age. He was a resident of Mont St-Hilaire, QC.

At this time, funeral arrangements have not been completed and you will be advised as soon as we receive further information.

Gerry was a Life Member of the RCMP Veterans Association.

'Maintain our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last Post: Reg.#14439, A/Comm'r. J. O. Gorman

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Last Post: Reg.#14439 / 0.501,
Assistant Commissioner Joseph Oswald Gorman

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Obituary


Assistant Commissioner Joseph Oswald Gorman  (Rt'd) passed away on August 20, 2011 at Carleton Lodge, Ottawa, Ontario. 

He was born on November 16, 1920 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario and he joined the Force on January 14, 1942. Over the years he served in 'C' and 'HQ' Divisions until his retirement on December 30, 1975.
J. O. Gorman was the son of the late Margaret Murphy and the late John Gorman. He was the husband of the late Denise Menard and the father of Mark and of Lucy Gorman (Brian McCoy). He was the beloved grandfather of Benjamin (Katie Caron), Martin and Evan McCoy.  The family wishes to thank all of those who provided him with excellent care over these last months.

Family and friends may visit the Kelly Funeral Home, 1255 Walkley Rd (east of Bank) on Thursday, August 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 1940 Saunderson Drive. 

In Memoriam, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa would be most appreciated.

Vets Roy Moffatt, and Paul Nadeau, close friends of Joe, have accepted to be Honorary Pall Bearers. 

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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Come home, come home they shouted...

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It's time this Blog had a rest,

An entry each day is a mighty test,

So, before my wife returns to teach,

We're off to rest on a Brooklyn beach.

Clues-less

Our trip is a secret. Not a single, single clue will be left behind with regards to our destination.  The Buffalo Blog will return.

I am very appreciative to every person; Vets, Members, Friends and Family who sent me information and photos over the past year.  I thank you with all my friendship and affection.

Enjoy your summer too!

 
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Reg.#23685,
August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

In Memory of Reg.#2299, S/Sgt. George Bates

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Reg.#2299, S/Sgt. George Bates Found in
'J' Div.


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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Thursday, August 4, 2011

In Memory of Reg.#19207, S/S/M William D. Barker

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Reg.#19207, S/S/M William D. Barker



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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

In Memory of Reg.#16123, Donald Way MacArthur

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Reg.#16123, Donald Way MacArthur



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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In Memory of Reg.#22572, Insp. 'Mike' Cassidy

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In Memory of Reg.#22572
0.1223,  Inspector Michael John Cassidy


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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Monday, August 1, 2011

Staff Sergeant Major John A. Buis, 'E' Div., Burnaby Detachment

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Unveiling of the
Dr. James Naismith Statue in Almonte, Ontario
attended by Burnaby Detachment's S/S/M John A. Buis
Photo above:
Back row: Stewart Naismith (one grandson of Dr. James Naismith), Jim Naismith (second grandson from Corpus Christi, Texas) and S/S/M John A. Buis, Burnaby Detachment.
Front row: Allen Rae President of the Naismith Foundation.
Photo below:
Allen Rae, President of the Naismith Foundation and S/S/M John A. Buis., Burnaby Detachment


Something's 'Up In The Air' in Almonte, Ontario

One might say that S/S/M John Buis of Burnaby Detachment is 'in the heart of it'. S/S/M Buis is the volunteer Tournament Coordinator of BC's AAA boys' basketball high-school provincial championships, a position which he's held for nearly twenty years.

On March 17, 2005, BC's journalist Jeff Paterson was in conversation with S/S/M Buis and John is quoted here as saying: "...In my role as a police officer, it's great to be involved in a positive event for youth," he says. "I really get lots of satisfaction from it."

Later in the interview, Mr. Jeff Paterson also added: "...As tournament chair, Buis is responsible for making the tournament run as smoothly as possible, which isn't always easy when dealing with 20 teams and hundreds of players. But anyone who's been to the Agrodome on semifinal Friday or championship Saturday knows how the hard work of Buis and his volunteers has given the event a "big time" feel."

Congratulations to a friend, S/S/M John Buis of Burnaby Detachment !

Also, please read an update to this Blog which is found under date February 20, 2012.

The update concerns new information about Mr. Allen Rae (seen above) who actually is also Reg.#17435, Allen Rae who served in the Force from 1952 to 1972. The new info was sent to me by S/S/M Buis


'Maintain our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685