Archive for the 'Passings' Category

Fellow Jumpers, it is with great sadness that the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada (ARAC) learned of the passing of MWO (Ret’d) Ken Smith, MMM, CD, who served with the RCR, the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1968 and the AB School. On behalf of the Airborne Regiment Association of Canada, we would like to express […]

Brad Elms

We have lost another brother. The funeral for Brad Elms will be held at 14:00hrs 8 Nov at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East, Kingston, Ontario K7K 3S3. Internment will follow at Cataraqui Cemetery, 927 Purdy’s Mill Rd, Kingston, followed by a reception at Fort Frontenac. Rest in Peace brother…

WO James (Jim) Buffett

We regret to inform you of the passing of James Buffett. James joined the Royal Canadian Regiment in 1956, served 32 years with the forces retiring from the Airborne Regiment in 1987 as a Warrant Officer. He served in the CAR ( 2 CDO, CABC, HQ and last off as CQ Svc CDO), 1 & […]

  We lost another one of our Brothers last week.   Bob Paterson suffered fatal injuries when involved in an accident while riding his Motorcycle. Not a lot of details at this time but we send our sincere condolences and prayers to Bob’s family. Bob served as a member of the 2nd Airborne Commando from 1975 […]

Robby (Jay) Robinson

ROBINSON, Gerald James “Robby” Robby (Jay) Robinson passed away on 5 May 2014. Robby was a proud and active member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 32 years, 28 years of which were served as a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.  To quote Blaster “Robby worked as a rigger with the Regiment for many […]

Just received some sad news that Terry Lewis passed away in his 61st year on the 24th day of July 2013, from injuries that he had acquired from an accident.  Terry joined the military as a young man and was proud to serve his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment,  2nd Airborne […]

On the 10th of August 2012 we lost a very good friend and comrade and Canada lost another great soldier and veteran. "Andy" Anderson lost his battle with cancer with his family by his side. We are saddened by his loss and our prayers and condolences are offered to Andy’s family. A good husband, father, […]

Passing of Jan de Vries

Jan de Vries, President of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Association passed away on 27 May 2012, after a fall in which he suffered a serious head injury. Jan and his wife Joanne were planning to be in attendance in Normandy this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 3rd Parachute Brigade and 1st […]

Remembering Roland Benoit

Roland Oscar Joseph Benoit, known to everyone as Benny, passed away from lung cancer Sept 21st 1988. Benny served his country from 1957 to 1984, much of that with the Airborne. He served in Edmonton from 1971 to 1973, with Special Services from 1977 to 1978 and in Petawawa from 1978 to 1980. He was […]

CWO Don Reekie

A well-known Canadian soldier and former Assistant Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has passed away. Don Reekie served in the Canadian Forces from 1951 to 1980. He was the Regimental Sergeant Major of 2nd Battalion, The Black Watch (RHR) of Canada, 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Airborne Regiment […]

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