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Thursday, August 30, 2012

NWMP Reg.# 565, Corporal R. B. Sleigh


'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In Memory of Reg.#363, Staff Sergeant F. R. Morris

Staff Sergeant Frederick Ramsey 'Baldy' Morris

'Friends Not Forgotten'

No one is sure of S/Sgt. Baldy Morris' birth date but he joined the Force in June, 1879. He served five years in the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) and left in 1884. He was posted to 'F' Div. (Saskatchewan) and 'K' Div. (Alberta).

For his good service to Canada, S/Sgt. Morris was granted a Land Warrant thus allowing him to farm and history leaves us with the impression that he later joined the Alberta Provincial Police. It seems that in those days too, police work did not drain easily from one's blood circulation.

S/Sgt. F. R. 'Baldy' Morris (R'td) died in 1914. He is buried in the Old General Anglican Cemetery, in Cranbrook, BC.

Contributors: 

Photographs by Vet. S/Sgt. R. D. Preston (R'td).
Edmonton Vet. AJH 'Joe' Collinson

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Last Post: Reg.#17091, Constable J. W. Fraser


Last Post: Reg.#17091, Constable J. W. Fraser 

'Friends Not Forgotten'

*Former member Jack W. Fraser passed away on February 13, 2012 in Fort St. John, BC.  

He joined the Force in 1951. He service took him to all parts of Canada; 'L' (PEI), 'A' (Ottawa, ON),  'E' (BC) and 'J' (NB).

Jack was with the Force about fourteen years. He left 15/03/1965.

*A 'former member' is one who left the Force prior to 20 years of service. Even though a 'former member' moved on to another profession, Vets, Troopmates and friends try to keep in contact with them. 

The clause 'Former Member' is synonymous with 'Ole friend' or 'You're always welcome'.

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

In Memory of Inspector Doug Nickson

In Memory of O. 1227, Inspector D. A. Nickson

'Friends Not Forgotten'

These kind words were received today from Father Tom, one of Doug's friends...

+ May Doug rest in peace! 

He was a good, loyal, faithful public servant and served the Church very well, especially as Head of Security for Canada's World Youth Day 2002 ten years ago. 

I valued his service, friendship and constant kindness. To his wife and family, my deepest sympathy. 

Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.,
Former National Director and CEO,
World Youth Day 2002
CEO, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and Television Network


'Maintain Our Memories'


J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last Post: Reg.#14618, Elwin Thomas Brown


Last Post: Reg.#14618, Constable Elwin Thomas Brown 
'Friends Not Forgotten'

Beloved husband of 67 years of Katherine (Smith). Loving father of Judy Skirrow (Jerry) and Thomas Elwin. Proud grandfather of Allan Shaw (Joan) of Calgary and Jeff Shaw (Letitia) of Pakenham. Cherished great grandfather of Jesse, Ethan, David and Devan. 

Survived by his brother Russell (Irene) of Beebe, Quebec, James (Ruby) of Oshawa, William of Montreal, and Gloria of British Columbia. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Maria (Perkins) of Waterville, Quebec; his grandson Dale Thomas Shaw (2002) and infant daughter Donna Marie (1953). Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME-CENTRAL CHAPEL, 49 Colborne Street, on Thursday March 29, 2012 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Royal Canadian Legion service at 7 p.m. 

Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul's Church, 137 Queen Street on Friday March 30 at 11:00 a.m., with there will be visitation at the church 30 minutes prior. Reverend Kris Michaelson officiating, with Reverend Jack Bennett assisting. 

Interment to follow at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to the Leoprosy Mission of Canada or St. Paul's Church -Building Fund would be appreciated. He was a member of the Force from 11/09/1943 to 16/02/1944.

'Maintain Our Memories'


J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Last Post: Reg.#22972 / O.1227, Inspector D. A. Nickson


Last Post: Reg.#22972 / O.1227, Inspector D. A. Nickson

'Friends Not Forgotten' 

Inspector Douglas A. Nickson fell at his residence in Minden, ON.  He was airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, ON in a coma.  Doug passed away on August 26, 2012.  He was 70 years of age.

Doug was a member of the Toronto Division Vets.  His funeral will be in Minden, ON and more details will be announced later.

Contributor: Toronto Vet Jack O'Reilly

'Maintain Our Memories' 

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Last Post: (R'td) Reg.#39879, L. J. Doug Cleough

Last Post: (Retired) Reg.#39879, L. J. Doug Cleough

'Friends Not Forgotten'

L . J. Doug CLEOUGH of Tatamagouche, NS passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack while shopping in Truro, NS. on August 25, 2012. 

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.  Funeral arrangements will be announced when the details are known.  

Doug had recently retired from the Force and was in the process of building a new home in Tatamagouche.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Miriam and the CLEOUGH family during this difficult time.  

Doug was a member of the Force from 12 Feb 1988 to Feb 2012 and served in 'E', 'B' and 'H' Div.

Contributor:
Steve Holotuk CFE, CIP

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Friday, August 24, 2012

In the Matter of Protocol


In the Matter of Protocol:
Vets Time, Tradition and Respect

by Vet. Dan Lemieux

In the Force, 'E' 'Division is the largest. Some also say the best.

Some years ago, our 'E' Division Vets established the following protocol for services of deceased members. 

There are four Honour Guard Teams and each team looks after a specific region within the Division. 

Each team has been provided a Shabrack, Stetson, and a CD of the Last Post and Reveille.  Spare Commanders-at-Large are available to fill in at a service if a regularly appointed Commander is unable to attend.  

Each Team also has a four minute protocol announcement so that all teams are consistent at a service.  The family is asked to prepare the Table of Remembrance; a photo of the deceased in uniform; medals, hobbies; mementos and urn.  

 The Table of Remembrance is covered with the Shabrack.


Photo: Steve Bunyk’s Table of Remembrance.

and L to R:  Cst. Gord Derosa;  S/S/M John Buis; Chaplin Frank McLeod; Cst. Kuljindar Sidhu.  (Photo taken by Dan Lemieux) 

Contributors: 'E' Vet Dan Lemieux
and S/S/M John Buis, Burnaby Detachment

'Maintain Our Memories'


J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685