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It is with deeep regret that I am informing you of the passing of CWO RQMS John Burns (Chuck) at the age of 70. John served his country for 32 years before retiring. After a brief battle with cancer he passed away on March 24/2012 in deep river Ontario. He will be sorely missed. A […]

Passing of Leo McGRATH

LEO McGRATH recently passed away at the age of 74. Leo was a proud member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment as well as a highly respected Parachute Instructor at the Canadian Airborne Centre in Edmonton. Leo was well known in the Airborne circle and no doubt trained many of us on here at Commando.org. Leo […]

It is with deep sadness that the family of Peter Fairbridge announces his passing after a long battle with asthma. Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, Peter came to Canada in 1949, but returned to England where he and his wife Marjory were married in 1952. They returned to Canada in 1953. Peter was a […]

RSM Edward Hansen

RSM Ed Hansen passed away on January 29, 2012 at the age of 83. Ed was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1928. He served as a Boy Soldier" with the Fort Garry Horse in the Non-permanent Active Militia from 1943 to 1945. In 1947 Ed joined The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). A career […]

Maj Sam Meckbach

Sam Meckbach, the former DCO of 2 Cdo passed away on the 1st of Feb after a final battle with cancer. Sam began his military career in 1956 in a High School Cadet Corps #109 in Ingersoll Ontario. He attended cadet leadership and communication courses in London, Ipperwash and Blackdown and took the Banff National […]

Steve was a proud member of 2 Commando, Canadian Airborne Regiment and the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment.   He was also a qualified Pathfinder.  Steve was a very good friend to all who served with him including many of us on here at Commando . org.  He served 20 years in […]

Roger Scully

On Sunday, October 30, 2011, Mr. Roger Scully of Vermilion passed away at the age of 67 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dorothy Scully; children Dan (Kelly) Scully and Cara (Micheal) Schalin; grandchildren Jayden and Ethan Scully, Jude and Joel Schalin; brothers Richard (Judy) Scully and Ralph Scully; sisters Lynn Marshall, […]

Sgt Yvon Briere passed away, August 4th, 2011 at the age of 55 years from injures suffered in a bike accident. Yvon served with the Canadian Military for 24 years, five U.N. Tours and two NATO Tours. He was the administrator for Ontario of the Veterans U.N. NATO Canada – Helping Veterans.  He was a […]

Passing of Sgt Ross Beggs

Sergeant Ross Beggs passed away in his 72nd year on Sunday August 14, 2011 in Napanee, Ontario. Sgt Beggs was a member of the Airborne Headquarters and Sigs. He was also a Parachute Instructor who served at the Jump School in Rivers and at the CABC in Edmonton. RIP Jumper.

We regret to inform all who knew him. Joe “Hummer” MacNeil passed away Nov 6th 2010 after a long battle against Cancer. Hummer was a retired R.C.R. Jumper.  Hummer was a good friend to all who knew him and was one of the “characters” that had some great stories at the Legion.  There is to […]

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