North District Vet, BC Rick Meijer has launched an enquiry into the life and times of Corporal James Baldwin.
A few items regarding Corporal Baldwin have not yet been settled; what was he doing in Terrace, BC which is the location of his death, why is he buried in an umarked grave and why was his baby not given a name?
All reasonable questions which require an answer.
This is an appeal from Vet Rick Meijer asking for help with the Corporal Baldwin file.
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Last Post: Reg.#36508, Sergeant Charles E. Moore October 9, 1954 - April 19, 2011
'Friends Not Forgotten'
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our husband and father, after a courageous battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy.
Lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Jane of 30 years, his children Bruce and Jenna, and his in-laws Doris and Nick Nickson. Dear brother of Jean (Rick), Alan (Lisa), brother-in-law of Randall (Liane).
Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Jeff and Kay, and brother Bob.
Charlie proudly served the RCMP for 29 years, posted to Smithers, Midway, Toronto, Newmarket, and Ottawa.
A celebration of Charlie's life will be held at the Highland Park VisitatinN and Reception Centre( 2510 Bensfort Rd, Peterborough), on Tues. April 24, 2:00 pm.
Donations may be made to the Toronto Western Hospital Movement Disorders Centre.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Eugene Denis Westhaver, husband of Marjorie Westhaver, which occurred on Friday, April 20, 2012 at Turnbull Nursing Home. Born Liverpool, NS on June 19, 1927, he was a son of the late Denis and Hilda (Aulenbach) Westhaver.
Eugene retired from the NB Department of Justice as a Crown Prosecutor. He was a former RCMP Officer. Eugene had a great love for classical music. He was very active in the men’s vestry in Christ Church Parish Church in Fredericton. He was also a big lover of dogs.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie; two sons, David (Donna Lange) of Quebec and John (Carol Lane) of Ontario; one sister, Margret Westerby of Ontario; three nephews, Roch Parisien, Denis Parisien and Aurel Parisien; four nieces, Lynn Lavander, Cindy Westhaver, Kristy Bona and Daphenie Westhaver. Predeceased by his brother, Morris.
In keeping with Eugene’s wishes cremation will taken place. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from Trinity Anglican Church at 2:00 PM. For those who wish, remembrances to the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family. Please place online condolences and remembrances atwww.brenansfh.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424).
For further details and the official obit please go to :
For some years, it has been the practice of some Troops to purchase
a sitting bench for 'Depot' - maybe in memorial to a Troopmate(s) who has passed away or as a gift to 'Depot'.
My Troop ('G' Troop 1964) did so at 'Depot' in 2004 at our Troop Reunion. Presently, it can be spotted in the shade beside the Chapel.
The idea of purchasing a bench has been on the mind of others as well. This letter of enquiry about a bench was received this week from the family of a deceased member.
**Letter of enquiry rec'd;
Dear Mr. Buffalo;
I am hoping that someone out there will be able to help my mother out, she is 83 years old and she would like this done before she too passes away -- dedicating this bench to her late husband is very important for her. Once I have the information needed I will be doing all of the arrangements.
My father, is interred in the RCMP Cemetery and now, my mother, would like to dedicate a bench near her husband with a plague.
How do we go about doing this for her, the cost, who would do the plague?
Thank you for your time,
The enquiry is being published in the event others might be considering the idea -- and the member in our Troop who coordinated our bench is listed here -- Reg Alspach of 'E' Div. Reg has provided his e-mail.
Thanks very, very much Reg.
Reg here, it was me who arranged for the purchase and installation of our Troop bench and plaque. I will communicate directly with Ms. (daughter) regarding her enquiry.
Joe, I am not too sure of the best way to do make the change for everyone in our Troop that my current email address is email@example.com.
Regards from the West Coast.
Reg and Dee Alspach
PS: One might also want to check with the CO 'Depot' prior to purchasing said bench in the event there are too many. JJH
Last Post: Deputy Commissioner Allan Carleton Potter
February 16, 1921 - April 13, 2012
'Maintain Our Memories'
Allan Carleton Potter, Deputy Commissioner R.C.M.P. (retired) passed away at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, April 13, 2012.
Born in Minburn, AB, February 16, 1921, Allan joined the R.C.M.P. January 4, 1941. He served at various locations across Canada, including Halifax, Ottawa, Winnipeg, and Victoria. After 37 years in the Force, he retired to Victoria and then later to Calgary. Allan's greatest loves were his family, his church and his friends. He served God as an elder in the United Churches in Ottawa and Esquimalt, BC, then St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Victoria, and was a member of Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church in Calgary until his death.
He leaves to mourn his wife and friend, Jean Potter (nee Macartney) to whom he had been married for 61 years, and daughters Kathy (Neil) Thompson of Ottawa, Carol (Don) Baker of Calgary, Mary (Don) Mustard of Toronto and Janet (Gerry) VandenBrink of Cranbrook; also sons Andrew (Maria) Potter of Saskatoon and Ken (Judy) Potter of Lanark, ON.
He will be greatly missed by his much loved grandchildren Sarah Thompson (Chris Lachance), Jean and Allan James Potter, Jennie and Melissa Potter, Christine, Stephanie and Katharine Baker, Isabel and Tim Mustard, and Ethan VandenBrink. He is also survived by his sister Helen Bruce of Hinton, AB and nieces and nephews.
Visitation for friends will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Calgary, AB), on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Edmonton on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . Flowers are gratefully declined; in lieu, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. In living memory of Allan Potter, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.
Born July 17, 1928 in Edmonton, Alberta to Fred and Bessy Deer, Art passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Whitehorse General Hospital with his family near him.
Art is survived by Faye, his wife of 55 years, and four children (Barbara, Catherine, Peter, and Christopher) and four grand-children (Jeffery, Tyler, Anders, and Patrick).
Working briefly (1947-48) for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, where his father was a type-setter, Art opted for a career in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police undertaking training at Regina and Rockcliffe. He immediately volunteered for northern service and, after short postings at Winnipeg and Brandon, stepped off a military transport aircraft in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 10, 1949. Posted to Whitehorse, Haines Junction, and Watson Lake, Art carried out highway patrol during the early days of the Alaska Highway from 1949 to 1953 where he made many enduring friendships from Watson Lake to Beaver Creek and all points between.
Art then took an opportunity to go to the Eastern Arctic with a posting to Frobisher Bay from 1953-1956 where he was fortunate to experience and photograph an incredible but vanishing way of early Inuit life.
In 1956, following a three year engagement, Art and Faye married in Edmonton and began life together during postings to Yorkton and Ottawa (Ident.). Missing the North, Art re-applied for northern service and received postings to Baker Lake (1960- 1963), Whitehorse (1964-1966), and Inuvik (1966-1969). Art returned to Whitehorse in the fall of 1969 as S/Sgt. Whitehorse Detachment retiring with long service in 1973.
Opting to stay in the North, Art worked until 1986 with the Government of Yukon as head of security and Emergency Measures Organization. Art had a strong sense of civic duty serving as a Whitehorse City Councillor on most terms from 1975 through 1991 as well as belonging to community organizations, the Masonic Lodge and Yukon Order of Pioneers.
~ As a husband, a father, and a friend, Art will be dearly missed. ~
By Art’s wishes there will be no memorial service, however there will be a drop-in tea on Saturday, April 21st from noon to 4:00 PM at the Golden Age Society (4061-4th Avenue) Whitehorse.
Last Post: Reg.#22951 / O.1468, (R'td). Insp. Harold E. (Hal) Rossiter
'Friends Not Forgotten'
Insp. Harold E. 'Hal' Rossiter died at St John's, NL on April 3, 2012.
Hal was a member of the Force from January, 1963., he retired on 10/04/1996. He had served in 'O', 'HQ', 'H' and' 'B' Divs.
Hal was also a member of the RCMP Vets NL Division.
Rossiter, Harold RCMP; INSP. (Ret’d) – Passed away suddenly on April 3, 2012 Harold Rossiter, aged 68 years.
Predeceased by father James Rossiter (1999). Leaving to mourn wife Judy; sons James (Jody Wood), Marc (Tara) and daughter Joy; Five grandchildren Henry, David, Ella, Evan and Kate; Mother Violet Rossiter; sister Shirley Peckford (Bruce) as well as a large circle of nephews, nieces and other family and friends.
Hal we especially well known for his love of family and his close friendships. He will be remembered for his humor, warmth, generosity of spirit and loyalty.
At Hal’s request cremation has taken place. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Funeral Service to take place from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Hal’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook please visit www.carnells.com
'Maintain Our Memories'
J. J. Healy,
+ Hal and I were on the same Inspector's Course about 1989.
In Memory of Reg.#288, NWMP Samuel James Donaldson
'Friends Not Forgotten'
In a recent message, Regina Vet. Ron Smith said this of S.J. Donaldson:
'Some of our early NWMP members went on to contribute so much
to the settlement of the west after they had left the Force.Samuel Donaldson was one such member.
Donaldson was so successful in recruiting for WWI that Mr. Sam Hughes, the
Minister of War used
Donaldson's recruiting style while successfully promoting recruits in Ontario and
as well as in other parts of Canada.
The battle flag of the 188th
Battalion andDonaldson's desk when
he was an M.L.A. are on display at the Prince Albert Historical Museum., Prince Albert, SK.'
A photo of S. J. Donaldson and some additional history can be found on the database under Reg.#288.
Contributor and Appreciation: Regina Vet Ron Smith