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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Original Officers of the NWMP


'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In Memory of BCPP Reg.#2153, Sergeant Geoffrey H. Aston, BCPP



At the time of his death, Sergeant Aston was serving with the British Columbia Provincial Police (BCPP).

'Maintain our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Reg.#453, Sub Constable William H. Winslow


Story line by London Vet. Merle Armstrong

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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Memorial Service for O.560 Robert S. Wood


This note was received from 'E' Div. Vet
and Ceremonial Guard Command Dan Lemieux.

This photo is of the Table of Remembrance.  It is 'E' Div custom to always have two serving members stand beside the table, in this case, Jack Robinson and Warren Tomalty. The remainder of the Guard stands facing the congregation.  

Once settled, a 3 minute protocol (playing of Last Post and Reveille) takes place inside the church. I salute during Reveille as the Guard Coordinator. Then the Vets march out and line up at the exit of the church.  A 'salute' is given to the family -- it provides comfort and support to them.

It might be interesting to note Joe, that 'E' Div have four Honour Guard Teams and 6 Guard Commanders ( 2 are Commanders at Large in case someone is away).

All six teams are fully equipped with Stetson, Shabrack, CD and Boombox. A written protocol for the Service ensure consistency. Bob Woods' Service was the 83rd since 2004.  

Photos by Vet Sheldon Boles

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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

In Memory of Reg.#14962 / O.560 R. S. 'Bob' Wood


In Memory of Reg.#14962 / O.560, 
Chief Superintendent  R. S. 'Bob' Wood
'Friends Not Forgotten'

Chief Superintendent Robert Stanley Wood joined the Force in 1947. By this time, he had already served in WWII with the Canadian Army and the RCAF. 

R. S. 'Bob' Wood served in 'A', 'O' & 'F'. He received his Commission in 1964, then went on to serve in 'HQ', 'M' & 'E'. In 1977, he retired as Assistant DCI Federal Ops.

This note from Vet Dan Lemieux, one of Bob's friends, was received today (Monday, 3 Sept 2012) 'Joe; There was a great turnout for Bob's service.  His son Insp. Bob Wood is also in the Force making him third generation RCMP as his grandfather and his father were also in the Force. In 1947, Bob Wood trained in 'F' Troop, I was in 'G'  and Terry Farr was in 'H' Troop. Terry and I ended up in 'F' Division.  We go back a long way. Terry passed away three years ago...but his wife Esther was at Bob's funeral.'

'Bob' Wood died in Langley, BC on August 6, 2012

The photo was taken at Bob's Memorial Service, you will know many of  them.

L to R: Don Wilson, Mel Hart, Dan Lemieux, Peter Wright, Walter Tyrell, Andy Murray, Bill McCheyne, Ed Witherdon, Dave Roberts. Several other members and senior Officers were also at Bob's service. 

Contributor: 'E' Div. Vet. Dan Limeaux, Ceremonial Guard Commander

'Maintain Our Memories' 

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Last Post; Reg.#31988, Staff / Sergeant B. J. Smith


Last Post; Reg.#31988, Staff / Sergeant Bernie Joseph Smith
'Friends Not Forgotten'
Obituary

(R'td). S/Sgt. Bernie Joseph Smith passed away after a lengthy illness, with family by his side, in Calgary, AB on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the age of 62 years. Bernie was a member of the Force from 23/10/1974 until his retirement on 06/05/2005. He served in 'K' Div.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Laurie; daughter, Cheryl (Trevor) Yuschyshyn; son, Kurt (Amanda) Smith; three grandchildren, Ben and Amy Yuschyshyn and Oliver Smith. Birnie is also survived by his sisters, Linda Smith, Cathy Pollock and Barbara (Cliff) Cresswell and brothers, Bill Smith and Barton Smith. Birnie was predeceased by his parents, Joy and Gerald Smith. 

The Smith family would like to say special thanks to the nurses and doctors at Foothills Emergency, as well as Units 36, 37 and 47 staff.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fosters Garden Chapel, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Liver Foundation, Suite 309, 1010 - 1 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7W7 or to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 601, Toronto, ON M4S 2B4. 

A deep desire of Bernie and the Smith family would be for those wishing to become organ donors to remember to sign your donor card. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website   www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. Foster's Garden Chapel Funeral Home & Crematorium. 

Contributor: Steve Holotuk, RCMP Vets

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,

Reg.#23685

Saturday, September 1, 2012

In Memory of Reg.#43810, Constable Danielle Efford



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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

In Memory of Reg.#16457, George Eric Hovind



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J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685

In Memory: Reg.#19613, Constable E. J. S. Chmiel

Click on photo for larger view, s.v.p.


Contributor: Toronto Vet Jack O'Reilly

'Maintain Our Memories'

J. J. Healy,
Reg.#23685