Archive for the 'Passings' Category

RSM Kenneth Leslie Soucie

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Ken passed away on May 25, 2010 at the age of 55.  Ken proudly served in the PPCLI and as a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.  He was a qualified Pathfinder.  He served two tours on Peacekeeping missions in both Yugoslavia and Cyprus. He […]

Capt Pete Vallee, CD

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Capt Pete Vallee, CD (Retired/Retraité) who served with the R 22e R and with the Airborne Regiment with 1 CDO and the AB School in Rivers and Edmonton for many years and trained jumped with the Sky Hawks in Edmonton during the 70’s. […]

Gord Legarie

Several people have contacted me this week to inform me that Gord Legarie has passed away after a long battle with cancer. Frank MacNeil wrote; I am sorry to say that Gord Legarie, a great soldier, person, friend and jumper has passed away on Jan 9, 2010, he had a very hard battle with cancer […]

Bill Greenshields

I just got word that Bill Greenshields has passed away. He does not want a memorial, so there will be no service. He will be cremated at the Evergreen Funeral Home in Edmonton, then his ashes will be sent to New Glasgow, NS to be buried beside his dad. Please send condolences to Bill’s mom […]

WO Michael Hamilton

WO Michael Hamilton died in an Edmonton hospital on Sunday after a car crash on Friday. He is a parachutist with the Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre and a former member of the Skyhawks. Our condolences go out to the family of another fallen jumper…

Capt. Richard Leary of the PPCLI was killed today in the Panjwaii district of Afghanistan when his patrol came under fire. Our thoughts go out to another fallen brother and to his family.

Mike Starker

Mike Starker returned to Canada yesterday. Mike became the 83rd Canadian Soldier to die in Afghanistan when he died last Tuesday in southern Afghanistan when his patrol was ambushed. His family issued a statement saying: “Mike loved being a paramedic with Calgary EMS and loved being a soldier in the Canadian Forces, especially his time […]

During a night drop on the 8th of May, 1968, seven troopers drowned in the Ottawa river during what was supposed to be a routine drop onto the Mattawa Plains at CFB Petawawa resulting in the largest single-day loss of life at the base. If you are near Petawawa this weekend, the Canadian Airborne Association […]

Bill Murray

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Bill Murray. He passed away at 0330hrs on the 22 October. Bill was a sapper and a Jumper with the Canadian Airborne Regiment Field Engineers. There will be a service and reception at Br.280, Royal Canadian Legion, Vedder Golden, Chilliwack BC, on Monday […]

03 Aug 1958 – 22 Jul 2007 A fighter to the very end, Rod finally succumbed to cancer at the young age of 48. Born at Gaspe, Quebec, the family moved at an early age to Shawinigan, Quebec where he grew up. After graduating from Shawinigan High School, and a short career as a traveling […]

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