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This page is dedicated to those members who have recently passed away. Our condolences to family and friends

 

 

Earl Lindsay McCurdy

McCurdy, Earl Lindsay, Lieutenant Colonel – 78, of Lantz, passed away
on June 30, 2017 at the family cottage, Isaac’s Lake, Westchester
Mountain. Born in Middle Musquodoboit, he was the son of Everett and
Pearl (Hamilton) McCurdy. Earl attended Acadia University from 60 to 67
while completing RCAF ROTP program. He started his career as a pilot in
the RCAF in Zweibrucken, W Germany. Postings followed in Bagotville,
Kingston, Petawawa, Greenwood, Halifax and Chatham. The pinnacle of his
career as a military pilot was commanding 405 Squadron in Greenwood,
N.S. After retiring from the air force, Earl spent 7 enjoyable years
flying fishery patrols with Provincial Airlines. He loved fishing,
hunting, golf and curling. But his happiest days were spent at the
cottage with family and his dogs. He is survived by his wife, the former
Linda McCully; sons Dan (Judy Butt), Bonnyville, AB; Barry (Chérie),
Cochrane, AB; Chris (Janice), St John, NB; grandchildren, Ben, Matthew,
Renée, Jessica, Cameron and Cara McCurdy; and Sabrina and Gillian
Davidson; and sister Ruth; as well nephews, nieces, cousins and other
extended family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester
Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow Street, Truro (902-895-5587). The
funeral service will be held 2pm, Thursday, July 6 in the Funeral Home,
the Rev. Carolyn Rushton officiating. A reception will follow the
service. Private family interment will be held at the Debert (Plains
Rd.) Cemetery. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the VON or the
Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent
to the family by visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.comMcCurdy, Earl
Lindsay, Lieutenant Colonel – 78, of Lantz, passed away on June 30, 2017
at the family cottage, Isaac’s Lake, Westchester Mountain. Born in
Middle Musquodoboit, he was the son of Everett and Pearl (Hamilton)
McCurdy. Earl attended Acadia University from 60 to 67 while completing
RCAF ROTP program. He started his career as a pilot in the RCAF in
Zweibrucken, W Germany. Postings followed in Bagotville, Kingston,
Petawawa, Greenwood, Halifax and Chatham. The pinnacle of his career as
a military pilot was commanding 405 Squadron in Greenwood, N.S. After
retiring from the air force, Earl spent 7 enjoyable years flying fishery
patrols with Provincial Airlines. He loved fishing, hunting, golf and
curling. But his happiest days were spent at the cottage with family and
his dogs. He is survived by his wife, the former Linda McCully; sons Dan
(Judy Butt), Bonnyville, AB; Barry (Chérie), Cochrane, AB; Chris
(Janice), St John, NB; grandchildren, Ben, Matthew, Renée, Jessica,
Cameron and Cara McCurdy; and Sabrina and Gillian Davidson; and sister
Ruth; as well nephews, nieces, cousins and other extended family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home,
512 Willow Street, Truro (902-895-5587). The funeral service will be
held 2pm, Thursday, July 6 in the Funeral Home, the Rev. Carolyn Rushton
officiating. A reception will follow the service. Private family
interment will be held at the Debert (Plains Rd.) Cemetery. Donations in
memory of Earl may be made to the VON or the Canadian Heart and Stroke
Foundation. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by
visiting: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

 

 

 

 

Walter Niemy

Walter Niemy, CD, Brigadier-General, RCAF (Retired), passed away peacefully in Sidney BC on Friday, 14 June, 2017 in his 85th year, while surrounded by his family. Walt was born in Montreal, attended schools there and in St. Catherine's, Ontario, entered and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada Class of 1956 with Pilot Wings, and completed his Bachelor in Applied Science after one year at the University of Toronto. Walt was an officer of commanding stature, enquiring mind, demanding intellect and determination, all of which contributed to his most successful career as a fighter pilot, squadron commander, and test pilot followed by command of the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment and Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada. Following retirement from the Air Force in 1988, his leadership continued as a Vice-President of Canadair and subsequently President of Bombardier Defence Systems Division. He received the C.D. Howe Award in 2006 for his achievements and overall leadership in Canadian aeronautics and space activities. Retiring again in 1994, after which the Niemy’s moved to Canmore, Alberta and while skiing in Colorado, Walt suffered a ski accident that left him a quadriplegic. Following a period of treatment and rehabilitation in Toronto, and being told he would never walk again, the Niemy’s moved to Sidney, BC in 2002. There, through grit, determination, and regular therapy, Walt became able to walk with the assistance of a walker for several blocks. In 2013 Walt suffered a major setback with the accidental death of Donna Diane Niemy, his beloved wife and partner of 57 years. His mind and sharp, critical thinking never deteriorated although he effectively lost his eyesight two years ago. Walter Niemy was an amazing man of heroic proportions, coping with his life-changing accident with incredible optimism, courage and determination - an outstanding example and inspiration to all who knew him. He will indeed be missed by his many friends and former colleagues, but especially by his immediate family Peter, Eric and Carole, and by his brother Roman and extended family in Toronto.

 

 

 

Keith George McConnell

In hospital on Monday, May 29, 2017 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of Doreen (née Siebarth). Proud father of Greg (Karen Tarr), Susan McConnell-Smart (Randy Smart) and Todd (Laura Hellard). Cherished grandfather of Alyson (Bennett Blackwell), Jenna, Chloe and Olivia. Predeceased by parents Lila Hamilton and Mervyn McConnell, brother Mervyn and sister Althea (Russ Berry). The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to the Queensway Carleton Hospital Emergency and Medical Staff for all their care. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. In keeping with Keith’s wishes a time to ‘raise a glass’ will be held at the Air Force Mess at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation – Emergency Department would be appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

“Per ardua ad astra”

 

 

Richard Falck

FALCK, Richard We sadly announce that Richard Falck passed away peacefully in North Bay on April 19, 2017, at the age of 84. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Donalda, his daughters Barbara (Jeff), Kathryn (Bill) and Patricia, and his siblings Donald (Margaret) and Cynthia, as well as his many cousins and friends. In keeping with his and the family's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to a charity of your choice can be made. Online condolences can be made atwww.your life moments.

 

 

Douglas Oscar Abrahamsom

Douglas Oscar Abrahamson May 25, 1927-April 1, 2017 Beloved husband and father, Doug passed away in Kelowna of medical complications. Doug grew up in Vancouver. A military pilot, he loved flying, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, his three children and two grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held April 7th from 1-3 pm at The Little School House, 1898 Brandon Lane, Peachland. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society in lieuofflowers.-Seemoreat:http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=douglas-oscar-abrahamson&pid=184995255#sthash.iwR8Bi2Q.dpuf
Douglas Oscar Abrahamson May 25, 1927-April 1, 2017 Beloved husband and father, Doug passed away in Kelowna of medical complications. Doug grew up in Vancouver. A military pilot, he loved flying, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, his three children and two grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held April 7th from 1-3 pm at The Little School House, 1898 Brandon Lane, Peachland. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
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Douglas Oscar Abrahamson May 25, 1927-April 1, 2017 Beloved husband and father, Doug passed away in Kelowna of medical complications. Doug grew up in Vancouver. A military pilot, he loved flying, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, his three children and two grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held April 7th from 1-3 pm at The Little School House, 1898 Brandon Lane, Peachland. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
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Douglas Oscar Abrahamson May 25, 1927-April 1, 2017 Beloved husband and father, Doug passed away in Kelowna of medical complications. Doug grew up in Vancouver. A military pilot, he loved flying, but his greatest pleasure was his family. He is survived by his wife, Miki, his three children and two grandchildren. A memorial gathering will be held April 7th from 1-3 pm at The Little School House, 1898 Brandon Lane, Peachland. Donations to Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.