Day Parade Council remembers our fallen heroes who served so bravely
in Canada's military services defending our freedom.
We also remember
those who have proudly served over the years as members of The Warriors'
Day Parade Council.
We extend our
deepest sympathies to the families and friends of our comrades.
The In Memoriam pages will be updated to include as many deceased members of Council as possible. We deeply regret any errors or omissions and welcome contributions of information.
Alphabetical Index By Surname
(click on name for full entry)
ADAMS, Major Arthur Henry - 1984
ADDY, Thomas Henry - 1957
ALEXANDER, The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley - 2012
ANTROBUS, RSM (CWO) James - 2020
CAMERON, P/O Donald M. - 2016
CARDWELL, Lt. Joseph Marshall - 2007
CROOK, David William - 2011
CURRIE, John Ayerst - 2008
DALE, F/O Norman E. - 2007
DAVIDSON, Captain Albert Aaron - 2003
DENISON CD, Major Robert E. - 1999
DICKIE, Captain Charles David - 2006
DYSON, Cpl William (Billy) - 2018
EAST, Reverend Stewart Bland - 1995
FINDLAY, Captain James V. - 2003
FINNIMORE, Regimental Sergeant Major John William - 1997
FOGG, Major John Arnold - 2014
GIBSON, Lt.-Col. John McIntyre - 1969
GORDON, Cpl William C. - 2019
HARDING III, MWO Charles George - 2011
HENSON, Ernest - 1982
HERRIOTT, Captain Evan - 2003
HIGGINS, Jack - 2015
HINTON, F/Sgt Harry T. - 2006
HOLLIDAY, Major Robert T. - 2016
HUNTER, Colonel Peter W. - 2008
JAMIESON, Frank - 1966
JOHNS, Commander Walter Howard - 1991
LEGGE, Major General Bruce Jarvis - 2006
MACKAY, Drum Major William MacDougall - 1997
MACKENZIE, Capt. Gordon William - 2013
MACKENZIE, Wilma - 2010
MARTIN, William Douglas "Bill" - 2020
MAXTED, Major The Reverend Canon Ken - 2006
McCUTCHEON, Drum Major Bill - 2005
NEWMAN, Major Robert C. - 2006
PELLETIER, MWO Leonard - 2018
PRIDHAM, Edwin Blain - 2007
REID, Captain Jack Keith - 1972
REYNOLDS, WO Thomas William - 2007
ROY, Colonel Robert Maitland - 2005
SCRIVEN, Squadron Leader Art - 2004
SMITH, Captain Albert J. (Bert) - 1980
SOADY-EASTON, Colonel E.V. - 2002
STEIN, Captain Ernie - 2006
SUTHERLAND, Michael Birks - 2003
SUZUKI, Major George David - 2007
THORNTON-COLENUTT, Lcdr. Patricia - 2002
TILLEY, William F. - 1983
WALKER, Gordon Harvey - 2015
WARREN, Lt Joseph Armand - 2010
WEBB, Master Warrant Officer James Morris - 2009
RSM (CWO) Jim Antrobus CD
After a short but courageous battle with cancer, it is with such sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Jim at the age of 91 on December 22, 2020.
He will be so missed by his daughter Susan (Jim), sons Gary, and Ian (Laura), Stepdaughter Carole(Barry), and his grandchildren Shannon, Kevin, Danielle, Matthew, Joshua, Madeline, Debbie and Steve and great grandchildren Braiden, Ethan,Sophie, Katie, Peter, Morgan and Griffin. He is predeceased by his parents, and his beloved wife Frances (2005).
Born in the UK, imigrated to Canada in 1952 where he enjoyed a rewarding career as a Quality Control Manager in the Automotive industry until retirement.
Pte. James Antrobus joined The Worcestershire Regiment in the UK shortly after WWII, participated in the Berlin Airlift, and served until he came to Canada. He then joined the Lorne Scots Regiment and retired as RSM (CWO) J. Antrobus CD. He was active in the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years, and an advisor and mentor to an army Cadet Corps in Campbellford Ontario.
Jim lived his life to the fullest, very active, with many interests and pursuits such a his long lasting passion for fishing, golf ,and the cottage life he and his wife Fran loved so much. We will fondly remember penchant for storytelling and his love of a practical joke, and all his tinkering and projects around his cottage home.
William Douglas "Bill" Martin
William (Bill) passed away Passed away at Parkwood Institute, 2 Perth, London, Ontario on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of Eileen (nee McMenamin). Loving father of Carolyn Augustynowicz (John) and Robert. Grandfather of Annette Moosberger (Dennis), great grandfather of Craig and Stacy Valko (Steve), and great-great grandfather of Olivia and Easton Valko. Bill was a WWII veteran- Canadian Provost Corps. Bill motorcycled on his "matchless", protecting Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and England. He regularly visited the troops at Camp Borden and Petawawa and always lent a helping hand at the Exhibitions Warriors Parade. Prior to retiring Bill was employed at STELCO for 31 years as a journeymen electrician. The family would like to thank the dedicated care teams at Parkwood Institute, 2 Perth, London as well as the wonderful volunteers from the London Canadian Legion Branches.
Cpl William C. Gordon
William (Bill) passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on December 5th, 2019. In keeping with Bill’s wishes there was no funeral and on December 29th, 2019 there was a gathering of family and friends where there was a toast to Bill, with his favourite scotch.
Bill was a long time Member of the Warriors’ Day Parade Council. Bill filled the positions of President, Past President and he was a Life Member. He was the recipient of the 2001 Warriors' Day Parade Council Award of Merit.
Bill was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 345 and in 2017, at a special ceremony in Warrior’s Hall at the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Bill and the Provincial Commander presented the first poppy of Ontario to the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to kick off the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign..
Cpl William (Billy) Dyson
Unexpectedly, at home, on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Patricia. Loving son of Orma and the late Bill. Dear brother of Jim (Debbie McQuaid) and Ted (Linda). Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Billy was a long-time member of the Canadian Legion Branch 344, the Queens Own Rifles, the Warriors Day Committee and he also worked at the CNE and the Royal Winter Fair. All who knew and worked with him will miss him dearly. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service in the Chapel a 3 p.m. Interment at a later date in Kirkfield, ON. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Legion, Branch 344.
MWO Leonard Pelletier CD
Life Member of the Warriors' Day Parade Council, Len passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018. Beloved husband and best friend of Evelyn for over 60 years. Devoted father, grandfather and uncle. He will also be lovingly remembered by his many extended family members and friends in Canada and around the world. In celebration of a life well lived, raise a glass of single malt. Family and friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home – Scarborough Chapel, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E. (west of Warden) on Thursday from 4 to 8pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11am. Private cremation will follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the MS Society of Canada.
Major Robert T. HOLLIDAY, CD1
Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully at Trillium Health Partners on November 11, 2016 in his 81st year, after a brief illness. In keeping with Robert's last wishes cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time. A private family interment will take place at a later date with family and friends. Any donations made in honour of Robert may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Robert was the recipient of the 2016 Warriors' Day Parade Council Award of Merit. He was a member of the Council for many years. He worked tirelessly supporting our oldest Veterans from Sunnybrook Hospital, the Tony Stacey Center and the War Amps. Robert was a Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion and servedfor over fifty years in many capacities including Poppy Chairman. Robert with the aid of his wife Carol has shipped 485 Care Parcels to the Troops in Afghanistan.
P/O Donald M. CAMERON
Passed away peacefully, in his 95th year, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, surrounded by his family at St. Joseph's Hospital. The eldest of seven children, Don was born June 20, 1920. Beloved husband of the late Verna Cameron. Loving father to Bruce Cameron and Bruce's wife Susan, Donna Dietz-Cameron, the late Paul Cameron and Paul's wife Ann, and the late Dave Cameron and Dave's wife Bunny. Cherished grandfather to Katie Cameron, Justin Cameron, Shane Cameron, Robert Duncan, Alex Duncan and Tara Dietz (Norbert Mazur). Great-grandfather to Charlie Cameron. Remembered by his sister Mary and his brother Dave. Predeceased by his brother Robert, and his sisters Thea, Margaret and Nan. Following his service in the Navy during World War II, Don returned home and joined the Toronto Fire Department. He retired from the Department in 1983 as Captain. Don was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Warriors' Day Parade Council. He continued his involvement with both well into his 80s. Don was a very social man known for his kindness and generosity. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to whom ever asked. Don will be greatly missed by his family and friends, may he rest peacefully. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W., between Islington and Kipling Aves., on Friday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion.
Sgt Gordon Harvey WALKER
Suddenly, in his 90th year, at his cottage in Muskoka, on October 9, 2015. Gord was the beloved husband of 72 years to Betty. Loving father of Lynda Chubb (Calvin), Philip, Stephen, and the late Peggy. Proud and cherished grandfather of Jennifer (Michael), Matthew (Melda), Jesse and Lucan, and great-grandfather of the "lights of his life" Jack, Kate and Benjamin. Dear brother-in-law of Alice and the late Bryan Mitchell and Dorothy and David Sproule. Gord will be missed by his many other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W, Etobicoke (between Kipling and Islington Aves.) on Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m. Funeral Service at St. Matthew's Anglican Church (3962 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke) on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donations appreciated to the Kidney Foundation or to St. Matthew's Anglican Church. Gord was a Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council.
Jack Higgins passed away peacefully on September 23, 2015, at St.Michael's Hospital at the age of 73. Loving husband of Mary for 50 wonderful years. Proud father of Glenn (Kim) and Carl. Papa to Claire and Conrad. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, on Friday, October 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael's Hospital.
Jack was a long-time volunteer with The Warrior's Day Parade Council and served in many capacities including Mess Manager.
Major John Arnold FOGG, C.D. (Ret'd.)
Peacefully, at the age of 94, at the Village of Erin Meadows on March 1, 2014. Beloved husband of Irene Fogg. Loving father of Brian (Sharon) and Glenice (Ron) Martin, Janet (Nick) Larter and Maureen Olivier. Cherished Bumpa of Della (Matthew), Alicia (Ken), Christina (Mike), Suzanne (Dale), Rebekah, Matthew, Sarah, and Kaitlin. Great Grandfather of Elainna, Avery, and Bray. Predeceased by his first wife Dorothy "Pat" (1987), his parents Harry and Martha, and his sister Eunice Del Medico. John served his country as a member of the GGHG and the Canadian Provost Corps receiving his commission at Sandhurst. On his return to Canada John worked for the Toronto Police Department, Traffic Division & the WSIB. In his "retirement" he was Head Supervisor - Security for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (403/Dundas) on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 11 AM. Private Interment at Highland Memory Gardens. A very special thank you goes to the caring staff at the Village of Erin Meadows. Donations to the Army Cadet Corps of Canada or a Charity of your Choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.glenoaks.ca
Major Fogg was a life member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council.
Captain Gordon William MACKENZIE
MacKenzie, Capt. Gordon William - WWII Veteran Passed away peacefully at River Road Seniors Residence, Niagara Falls on December 23, 2013 in his 90th year. Gord served overseas with the Carleton & York Regiment, fought and was wounded in Italy. Upon returning to Canada in 1945 he re-mustered with the RCR in the Regular Force. After his discharge he became a member of the 48th Highlanders OCA and continued with this association. Gord was a 33rd degree SR Mason and Shriner and is fondly remembered by all. Beloved husband of the late Wilma MacKenzie (2010). Loving Dad of Bill (Lena), Richard (Sue) and Jacqueline (Peter). Dear brother of Alva McNab and Norman MacKenzie. Brother-in-law of Kay Sheeran. Favourite uncle of Laura (David) and Wendy (Foster). Gordon will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends and fellow Shriners and Masons. Friends and family are invited to gather at the York Cemetery and Visitation Centre, 160 Beecroft Rd., North York (North of Sheppard Ave., West of Yonge St., 416-221-3404), on January 6, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held from York Visitation Centre Chapel on January 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at York Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or The Shriners Children's Hospital, Montreal.
Gord and his wife Wilma were judges at The Warriors' Day Parade for over twenty years.
Dileas Gu Brath
The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley ALEXANDER , P.C., C.C., K.St.J., O.Ont, C.D., Q.C., B.A., L.L.B., LL.D. (Hon), D.S. Litt. (Hon) - (Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, 1985 - 1991), Honourary President of The Warriors' Day Parade Council
Peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, October 19, 2012, The Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander of Hamilton in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Marni Alexander (nee Beal). Loving father of Keith and his wife Joyce Alexander of Hamilton. Beloved Baba of Erika and Marissa. Predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne (1999). The Honourable Lincoln Alexander will lie in State at Queens Park Legislature on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and then will return to his home town of Hamilton. He will lie in repose at Hamilton City Hall Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. where members of the public may pay their respects. A Celebration of Linc's Life will take place at Hamilton Place on Friday, October 26th at 2:30 p.m. Private family interment to follow at a later date. (Published in The Toronto Star)
David William CROOK
On July 16, 2011 in his 81st year at Port Perry, Ontario. David leaves his wife Beth, children Susan, Greg and Robbie (Linda), grandchildren Lara, Jeremy and Michael, brother Ron and faithful friend Dileas. David was first and foremost a military man. He joined the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the age of 18, fought bravely in Korea and was awarded United States Presidential Citation for distinguished service at Kapyong. He joined the Toronto Scottish upon his return and then the 48th Highlanders of Canada. Although he was retired from active service, he remained involved with the Military family until he died, including the 48th Highlanders Continuing Sergeant's Association, Korean War Veterans, the Royal Canadian Legion the O.C.A. and The Warriors' Day Parade.
MWO Charles George HARDING III, CD
Charles George HARDING III - December 12, 1937 - April 23, 2011 Husband to Marjorie, father of Pamela and Karen (Shane), grandfather to Tristan and Riley. Son-in-law to Muriel Hergott. Predeceased by sisters Dorothy Locke and Rose Mathewson. Served with the 48th Highlanders of Canada as a MWO (Retired). Retired from Imperial Oil and was past president of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Friends may call at PINE HILLS CEMETERY & VISITATION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough (north of St. Clair Ave. E., 416-267-8229), on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 for Visitation from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Funeral Service on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be greatly appreciated. For further information and online condolences please visit www.etouch.ca
Wilma "Willie" MacKENZIE
WILMA 'WILLIE' MacKENZIE (nee WEERENBECK) Peacefully passed away, with her family by her side, in her 86th year at Humber River Regional Hospital (Finch Site) on Wednesday, August 19, 2010. Devoted wife of 61 years toGord; Beloved mother to Jacqueline Holden and her sons William "Bill" (Lena) and Richard (Sue) and their families. She will be sadly missed by her sister Kay, sister-in-law Alva as well as her many nieces, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Willie was a member of Bokhara Court. Friends may call at YORK CEMETERY & VISITATION CENTRE, 160 Beecroft Rd., North York (north of Sheppard Ave., west of Yonge St., 416-221-3404) on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A Celebration of of Willie's Life to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free? When you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss -- but let me go
(Published in the Toronto Star from August 20 to August 21, 2010)
Lt Joseph Armand WARREN
Lt Joseph Armand Warren, age 91 years WWII Veteran and Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Peacefully passed away at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville on Thursday May 6, 2010 Beloved husband of the late Irene Violet (nee Howlett) for 60 years. Dear father of Carol & Wolfgang, Paul & Diana and Peter & Karen. Cherished Grandpa of Joanna (Andrew), Michael, Kim, Jennifer (Matt) and Stacey (Cory). Loving brother of Marie Clement and Margaret Warren. At Armand’s Request no Visitation or Funeral Service will be held. Donations and Flowers respectfully declined. Arrangements entrusted to THE NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North Bowmanville.
Master Warrant Officer James Morris WEBB
Master Warrant Officer Canadian Army WWII Veteran Retired Employee CN Rail Passed away after a short battle with cancer at St. Michael's Hospital on December 31, 2009 in his 92nd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Vyvyan of 60 years. Beloved father of Anmarie Jean and Vyvyan Ruth. Predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law Bessie (Mike Ordon), Ida (Al Goodis) and Edith (Herman Bergson). James was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 46 (Swansea), Life Member of the Warriors' Day Parade Council and member of St. Olave's Church. The family wishes to sincerely thank the doctors at St. Michael's Hospital: Dr. I. Gora, Dr. K. Connelly, Dr. L. Hicks, Dr. T. Moore, Dr. D. Abosh, Dr. M. Trinkaus; Betty Upward RN and the nurses and staff of 2 Queen for their care and support. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter 'Yorke' Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, Toronto, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. If desired, donations to Mission of Seafarers, Pier 51, 8 Unwin Ave., Toronto, ON M5A 1A1, would be appreciated by the family.
|Colonel Peter W. HUNTER, CD
Past Commanding Officer and Former Honorary Colonel The Governor General's Horse Guards Former Colonel Commandant Royal Canadian Armoured Corps. On Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at the age of 77. Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Maple Hunter. Loving husband to Wanda. Dear father to Geoffrey (Marie-José) and Elizabeth Dixon (Neil), the mother of his children, Mrs. Judith Kilborn. Grandchildren Claire Hunter, Jenny, Allan, and Greg Dixon. Step-father to Malia McLaughlin, Christine Villareal (Raphael), and Nancy McLaughlin, and step-grandchildren Sarah, Breanna and C.J. Villareal. Peter is survived by his aunt Bernice Hunter, and his numerous cousins. Col. Hunter had a distinguished record of service in the military, corporate and volunteer sectors. He attended the University of Toronto Schools and Royal Military College (No. 3058). Colonel Hunter joined the Governor General's Horse Guards in 1952, and commanded the Regiment from 1965 to 1967. During the next 23 years he was a member and later Chairman of the Regimental Board of Trustees. He was Honorary Lieutenant Colonel from 1992 to 2001, and Honorary Colonel from 2002 to 2004. Col. Hunter was the 12th Colonel Commandant of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and served in this position from 2005 to 2007. He was a founder and co-chair of Reserves 2000, an organization of individuals concerned about the future of the Canadian Forces Reserve. His business career spanned 18 years, first at Signum Communications Inc. and then at McConnell Advertising, where he was Chair, President and CEO. He founded Pramcom Communications and from 1989 to 1992 he was Vice President, Corporate Affairs for Citibank Canada. In 1992 he became President of the Zoological Society of Metropolitan Toronto. Subsequently he served as Chairman of the Advertising Review Board of Ontario. His community services included, a Member of the Board of Humber Regional Hospital (formerly York Finch General Hospital) for twenty years and then Chairman of the Board. He was Chair of the Great Lakes Division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires; Director of Big Brothers of Toronto; Chair of the Liver Foundation, Past VP of the Empire Club, and President of the University of Toronto Schools Alumni Association. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Military Institute and Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee. Corporate directorships have included CJRT-FM, Institute of Canadian Advertising, American Marketing Association (Vice-Chairman), Canadian Broadcast Executives Society and many others. Awards include the Canadian Forces Decoration and Clasp; the Canadian Centennial Medal, the Canada 125 Medal, the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, the Commissionaires Distinguished Service Medal, and the Commissionaires Long Service Medal. His motivation, dedication, and gentle personality will be remembered. Colonel Peter will be sorely missed by all those whose lives he touched. Colonel Hunter was appointed Honorary Parade Marshal of The Warriors' Day Parade in 2008. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. ILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 and from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, July 7. Funeral Service to be held in ST. JAMES' CATHEDRAL, 65 Church Street, Toronto (at King Street), on Tuesday, July 8 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Govenor General Horse Guards' Foundation, 1048 Glenhair Street, Cobourg, Ontario, K9A 5B8, would be appreciated by the family. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com
John Ayerst Currie
Suddenly at his home on Wednesday 13 February 2008 at age of 86, beloved father of Brian and his wife Margie, Husband of Lillian and the late Eva May. Jack will be sadly missed by many Legion friends, Sunnybrook friends, Currently on the Veterans Services Board, Sunnybrook Veterans Wing and currently on the Board of Directors Finchurst Seniors Home. Past President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345; Past Officer of Ontario Provincial Command Past District "D" Commander. Volunteer with The Warriors' Day Parade for 22 years.
During WW2 was a proud member of The Royal Canadian Dragoons where he was rear link signals Sgt of "C" Sqn from 1941. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations to Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans "K" Wing or Canadian Cancer Society.
Lt. Joseph Marshall Cardwell
Peacefully, on Friday, December 14, 2007, in his 86th year. Predeceased by Sally, his loving wife of 56 years. Sadly missed father to Susan (predeceased), Bob and his wife Judy, Anne, Bill and his partner Katie, Barb, Bruce and his wife Debby. Beloved grandfather to Rob, Megan, Brenna, Elizabeth, Melanie, Michael, Laura, Deanna and Patrick. Joe will also be greatly missed by many friends and his comrades at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345.As per Joe's wishes, cremation has already taken place. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Joe's life on Friday, December 21, Legion Branch 345, 81 Peard Rd. (Victoria Park and St. Clair). Memorial service at 1 p.m., followed by Legion service at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care would be greatly appreciated (www.staceycentre.ca or 1-800-711-0132).
Edwin Blain Pridham
On Monday, December 3, 2007 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Blain was in his 86th year and was predeceased by his loving wife Joan Rosina (nee Long) in 1982. Beloved father of two daughters, Helen (Doug Whitney) and children Neil, Matthew and Ross; and Nancy (Tom Coucill) and children Chris, Alix and Simone. Private service took place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Thursday, December 6, 2007. Blain, a Veteran, served in the R.C.A.F. He was a member of The Warriors’ Day Parade Council and was “Mess Manager”. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
WO Tom W. Reynolds, EM, CD
REYNOLDS, Thomas William (Tommy) - Passed away on November 6, 2007, after a short illness, in his 91st year. Born on August 2, 1916, in Cabbagetown Toronto. He will be sadly missed by his wife Carol, daughters Glenda and Trudy, son Tom, grandchildren, and sister Lil. Predeceased by eldest daughter Sharren. He joined the Army in 1939 and served a short time in the 10th Royal Grenadiers, was then transferred to the 15th General Hospital. Served overseas from 1940 to 1945. Was honorably discharged. He went back in the Reserves from 1954 to 1957, but because of his age had to retire from his army life. So he decided to work for the Veterans in whatever capacity he could. He used every spare moment doing something for someone. He was a life member of the Owl's A.N.A.F. 306 Veterans Club. A life member of the Legion and held many positions in both organizations. A life member of Warriors Day Council where he worked as Liason Officer, Parade Marshall and Ticket Chairman. A member of the Toronto Scottish Association, Tom worked for all his organizations until late September. He also went to Opticians collecting eyeglasses for Third World Countries for the Lions, collected soup labels for the school to get items not supplied by the School Board. Tom will be missed by many people as well as his family. Our thanks to all the medical people who have been a great help to him. Tom will be resting at PINE HILLS VISITATION, CHAPEL AND RECEPTION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Rd. (north of St. Clair Ave. E.), 416-267-8229, on Tuesday, November 13 from 12-2 p.m. Friends may visit within this time where a Service will follow with Army/Navy and Legion combined at 2 p.m. Major Bowers officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to a charity of your choice. (The Toronto Star, Nov. 10, 2007)
F/O Norman E. Dale
Passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2007 at Etobicoke General Hospital. Beloved husband of Louvain. Loving step-father of Morris and his wife Marjorie and Caroline and her husband Donald. Grandfather of 6, great-grandfather of 13, great-great-grandfather of 2. Alumni member of Canadian International Air Show. Lifetime member of the Warriors' Day Parade Council and longtime member of 442 Wing, Royal Canadian Air Force Association. Thanking the doctor and nurses of the 8th and 9th floors for their kindness and care for the last 7 weeks. Family and friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home, 2035 Weston Rd. (north of Lawrence Ave.), Weston on Thursday, May 10th, 2007 at 6 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Air Cadets squadron of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Major George David Suzuki, CD
Retired Major - Royal Canadian Engineer, Public Relations Officer of Warriors' Day Parade - Lifetime Member, Instructor of Photography and Photojournalism at Seneca College of Don Mills. Peacefully at his residence on March 28, 2007 at the age of 85 years. Survived by his loving wife Dorothy. Lovingly remembered by members of his family in Toronto, Singapore, and Australia. Friends will be received at the Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Ave. E., (west of Warden, 416-773-0933) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007. A Complete Funeral Service will be held in the chapel at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday April 1, 2007. Cremation.
F/Sgt Harry T. Hinton, OStJ, DFM, CD
Peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday October 25, 2006 at Trillium Health Centre - Mississauga. Harry, beloved husband of Barbara. Loving father of Gillian and her husband Pat Moran and Sandra Godfrey. He will be fondly remembered by his 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Harry will be sadly missed by his relatives in Wales and his friends here in Canada and the United States. A special thank you to Dr. Graham, Dr. Sluzar and all the nurses in the Cardiac Unit of Trillium Health Centre for their care and compassion over the past few weeks. A funeral service to celebrate Harry's active life will take place at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE - MISSISSAUGA 1535 South Gateway Road (Dixie Rd. 2 blocks south of Eglinton) 905-602-1580, on Monday October 30th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. A memorial reception in Harry's honour will be held at a later date.
Harry was a Life Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. Please click here to read a biography provided by The Governor General's Horse Guards Association.
Captain Ernie Stein, MID, ED
On Tuesday, October 10, 2006 as bravely as he lived, Ernie Stein marched from the bosom of his loving family at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Rachel, devoted father of Hilary and Linda, and adored by all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ernie will be dearly missed. A Member of the Royal Regiment of Canada as their National Parade Commander and previously as President of the Romford Branch (London, England) of the Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen, Ernie was a man his comrades could always count upon. He was a long-time volunteer to the Veterans' Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital who showed great respect towards his fellow soldiers and received the same in kind. A service will be held for him on Thursday, October 12, 2006 at Steeles Memorial Chapel, 350 Steeles Ave. West, Thornhill at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow at Pardes Shalom Cemeterey, Community section. Jewish War Veterans in full uniform and decorations would be most welcome to attend. Ernie was a volunteer with The Warriors' Day Parade Council for a number of years and assisted with the Statistical Control Section.
Charles David Dickie
Peacefully on Sunday May 21, 2006 at home, in his 80th year;
his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Betty (Elizabeth)
for 56 years. Loving father of Diane Barnes (John), Debra Dingsdale
(Brian), Donna Warwick (Ron De Re), and David Dickie (Brenda). Cherished
Grandfather of Erica, John, James, Kelly, Brendan, Brian, Heather and
Paul. Great grandfather of Aaliyah, Tryston and Kamryn. He is survived
by his brother William Niven Dickie of London, Ontario.
him from CGE to the CBC and a bio in the Canadian Broadcasting Association's
'Who's Who of Canadian Broadcsting', and on to an infant CFTO. In the
early 70's he turned his sights to the financial sector, becoming an
investment broker and eventually a director of Yorkton Securities.
involvement began with a short stint with the RCNVR in 1945. He later
joined the 2nd Signal Regiment of Toronto later moving to the Toronto
Scottish Regiment as a Communications Specialist. As an executive member
of the Warriors' Day Parade Council, he organized judging for the annual
CNE event for almost 20 years.
He has maintained
his membership in the Royal Canadian Legion, currently Branch 112, Whitby.
Dave was Charter
President of the Kinsmen Club of West Hill. He was founding member of
Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club, serving as Commodore in 1985.
Family and friends
will be received at Mount Lawn Memorial Chapel, 21 Garrard Road, Whitby
on Saturday May 27, 2006 from 1 pm until the memorial service at 2 pm.
The family would extend a special thanks to Dr. Cecutti, Durham Access
to Care, St. Elizabeth's and Partners in Community Nursing. Flowers
are respectfully declined. Donations may be directed to the Alzheimer
(The Globe and Mail. May 25 2006)
Major Robert C. Newman CD
At Woodstock General Hospital on Thursday, May 11, 2006, Major Robert C. Newman CD (Ret'd) of Woodstock at the age of 66. Beloved husband of Loraine Newman (nee Simmonds). Dear father of Robert Newman (Doreen) of New Lowell and Katherine Newman of Brampton. Loving grandfather of Jacob, Viktoria, Jordana and Alexander Newman. Dear brother of Richard Newman of Woodstock. Predeceased by his parents Jack (2006) and Wanda (2004) Newman. During his 33 year career with the Canadian Armed Forces, Robert served with the Signal Corps, Armoured Corps, Queens Own Rifles of Canada and Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry where he acquired the rank of Major. Additionally, Robert served three years with the Canadian Airborne Regiment and awarded master jump wings with the Canadian and United States Armed Services. Along with his peers, Robert completed numerous United Nations peace keeping missions in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa. Robert was a respected soldier and officer to both those he reported to, and those under his personal command. Robert was presented with numerous decorations for his United Nations service and the Canadian Decoration (CD). A private family memorial will take place. If desired, memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Major The Reverend Canon Ken Maxted (Soldier Priest)
Major the Reverend Canon Kenneth Edward Maxted passed away peacefully at Toronto General Hospital with his family at his side on March 18th, 2006 at the age of 74. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. Canon Maxted served for 38 years in Canada's army both regular and reserve. He enlisted at 17 in 1948 in the Irish Regiment of Canada, subsequently serving with 'The Black Watch', the Royal Canadian Regiment, the Canadian Guards and the Royal Regiment of Canada. He served with the U.N. forces in Korea and the N.A.T.O. forces in Germany. In 1986 he was appointed an officer of the Order of Military Merit. He also served for 13 years as an Aide De Camp to four Lieutenant Governors of Ontario. While continuing to serve in the reserve Army, Major Maxted was ordained an Anglican Priest in 1964. He served for 30 years in the Diocese of Toronto at St. Anne's, St. John's York Mills, St. Luke's, Holy Trinity and St. David's. He also assisted at St. James Cathedral in his retirement. Canon Maxted served on many community boards including Metro Social Planning Council, Toronto Amsterdam Twin Cities Association, Folk Arts Council and East York Community Service Board. He served for 20 years as a Trustee of the East York Board of Education including six years as Chairman. He also was a Trustee for eight years on the Metro Public Board. Following retirement he was appointed and served on three Federal Administrative Tribunals, Canadian Pension Commission, Veterans Review and Appeal Board and the Canadian Forces Grievance Board. Canon Maxted was the Chaplain of the Fort York Branch Royal Canadian Legion and the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He volunteered assisting Toronto Firefighters and was Chaplain to 54 Division Toronto Police Services. Beloved husband of Hendrina for 49 years. Cherished father of daughter Pamela Sattz (Steve) and of sons Sean and Kevin (Jennifer). Devoted grandfather to Steven and Ryan. Loving brother to Patricia Evenson and uncle to Jim and John.
(The Globe and Mail)
Major General Bruce Jarvis Legge CMM, CM, KSTJ, ED, CD, QC
Died in peace surrounded by his loving family on Monday, February 27th, 2006. Beloved husband of Laura. Dearly loved father of Elizabeth, John, and Bruce and father-in-law of George, Mary, and Shelly. Dear grandfather of James, Elizabeth, Rosemary, Max, Lucy and Victoria. Son of the late Mina and Walter Roy Legge. Remembered fondly by his sister Helen Snowden and Reverend Dr. Garth Legge, CM. Funeral service will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto on Thursday March 2nd, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Grace Church-on-the-Hill, or The Good Neighbour's Club, 170 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2B7.
Drum Major Bill McCutcheon
Died January 20, 2005 at age 78. Six-foot-four, he had the carriage of a warrior, the thrown-back head of a lion leading his pride whether he was leading the Parade past the mayor of small town Ontario or Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the storied Braemar Royal Highland Gathering of Scotland. Bill always loved uniforms, he belonged to The Boys Brigade and when he was 17, he lied about his age to enlist in the Air Force but never saw any overseas action, much to his disgust. A neighbour suggested he join the police. The neighbour was Jack Ackroyd who would go on to become Toronto's Chief of Police. He loved being a police officer. Bill was Pipe Major of the Warriors' Day Parade Council for many years.
Colonel Robert Maitland Roy
Passed away suddenly at Hamilton Health Sciences Center on June 16, 2005, in his 80th year. Lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, his children Robert (Julia NAIRNE), Hilary (Cullen WELBOURN), Ian (Dara OTWELL) and Virginia (Robert WISEMAN), his grandchildren Breton, Wheaton, Carly, Ian, Columbia and Redmond and his sister Margot BETHUNE and brother Anthony ROY. Rob served in the Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy during the war and joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's) upon his return. He transferred to the Toronto Scottish Regiment and over the years served as President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, President of the Toronto Historical Board, Chair of the Warrior's Day Parade Council and Honorary Colonel of the Argylls. He will be remembered by his Friends and colleagues of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, The Gordian Club, the Royal Naval Association and the Naval Club of Toronto. An executive in the investment and insurance community and long time resident of North Toronto he moved to the Veterans' Wing of Sunnybrook Hospital following a stroke in 2002. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sunnybrook Hospital Veterans' Comfort Fund or the Canadian Cancer Society. Memorial service arrangements will be announced.
Squadron Leader Art Scriven
Died November 18, 2004. Art, like so many of his contemporaries, joined the forces in a band. In this case the Queen's Own Rifles. In 1940 he joined the Air Force in a musical capacity and became a pilot officer in 1942. Art could not fly due to a broken nose. In 1944 he was promoted to Flt Lt and became Adjutant to 400/408/412 Squadrons fighting all over Europe. He retired in 1946 and rejoined the reserves in 1950 as Adjt of 400 Squadron and left the Air Force as a Squadron Leader in 1966. Art was Director of Ground Operations for the Canadian International Air Show
and was President of the Warriors' Day Parade Council for three years.
Michael Birks Sutherland
Of Moffat, Ontario and the M/Y Scotia Blue, after a valiant battle with meningitis, on December 12, 2003 in his 76th year. Born in Montreal, the middle child of William and Harriet (BIRKS), predeceased by elder brother Barthelemy, sister-in-law Joan (Ferrabee) and beloved mother of his three children, Mary (HAMBLY). Survived by sister Diana PITFIELD (Ward) of Toronto. Mike remarried in 1992, and is survived by his loving wife ''Winkie'' Lorna (BIRKS) of Moffat, son Scott (Marcia McNEIL) of Victoria, British Columbia, daughter Victoria of Mississauga, son Bart, currently circumnavigating aboard S/V Picton Castle, granddaughter Bronwyn (Jamin STOCKS) and great-grandson Jacob BARTHELEMY of Saltspring Island, grandson Barthelemy of Victoria; and stepchildren Jennifer GIBSON (Chris EARLEY) and their children Nathan and Skye of Rockwood, Ontario, Ben GIBSON of Montreal and Noble GIBSON (Arundel) of Toronto. Skier, race driver, engineer, Mike joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying F-86 Sabres (422 Squadron) in cold war Europe until injured in a high-speed bailout. A varied career in construction and realty management followed, with long service to Henry Birks & Sons and the Bank of Nova Scotia. But it was aboard his trawler, Scotia Blue, that he found his true calling. Together, they cruised all the Great Lakes for two decades, winning, among other distinctions, the Admiral Bayfield Award from the Great Lakes Cruising Club, of which he was Vice-Commodore and Rear Commodore. Mike and Scotia Blue were also an integral part of the Newfoundland Flotilla in 1997. Former Lieutenant de Pompiers, St. Bruno de Montarville Fire Department; Past President, Warriors' Day Parade Council (Toronto); and long-serving Canadian Power and Sail instructor. He also made major contributions to Ebenezer United Church, Guelph Line. At the age of 70, he wrote and produced a one-man Mark Twain show performed across Canada, raising money for favourite causes. The family wishes to thank all at Guelph General Hospital for the wonderful care. The family welcomes donations to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital or a charity of your choice. Fair winds and calm waters
Captain Evan Herriott
Died June 22, 2003. Evan joined the Governor General's Horse Guards in 1939 and was Musical Director of the Trumpet Band while his brother Gordon was Musical Director of the Brass Band. In 1942 he then joined the Canadian Signal Training Centre, rising from the rank of Signaller to Acting Captain in 1944. In 1953 he became a captain in the Governor General's Horse Guards. Evan was part of Soady-Easton's group of communications
Captain James V. Findlay
Died January 7, 2003, age 80. Jim began his military career in 1939 as a piper in the 48th Highlanders Cadet Pipe Band. He went on Active Service in 1942. After various training escapades in Canada and England he joined his regiment in Italy in the summer of 1943. He was engaged in many battles and was severely wounded in September 1944. After much convalescing in Italy, England and Toronto, Jim was discharged in May 1945. Jim received his degree in engineering from the University of Toronto in 1949. He served with a number of militia units ending his career in 1967 as a Captain with the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders. While with the Warriors' Day Parade Council he was the liaison with Sunnybrook Veterans and arranged their visits to the Parade.
Captain Albert Aaron Davidson, CD 1920-2003
Captain Davidson joined the RCCS 2nd Divisional Signals in 1941 and was shipped overseas in 1942. He landed in Normandy Beach in 1944. He returned to Civilian life in 1945, and enlisted in the Militia Signals, 2nd Signal Regiment in 1948. He rose to the rank of Warrant Officer 2nd Class in 1955. Remustered into the Cadet Instructors List (CIL) and commissioned in 1972. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 2605 Cadets 1975 to 1979 and remained with 2605 in other capacities until his retirement in 1985. Captain Davidson was a member of Jimmy and Associates and a past member of the Warriors' Day Parade Council. Beloved husband of Ethel. Dear father and father-in-law of Joyce and John, Joel and Gloria, Jay and Jennifer. Loving grandfather of Lenny, Stacey, Rebecca, Jessie, Chloe, Jamie and Lauren. Predeceased by his brother Sam Davidson. Survived by his sister Henrietta and brother-in-law Martin Vine, Niece Rita Vine and nephew Steve Davidson.
TLcdr. Patricia HORNTON-COLENUTT, CD (Ret'd) H.M.C.S. York Toronto - After a courageous battle with cancer on October 10th, 2002, leaves behind a loving husband Charles and a sister Joan McLean; nephews Douglas and David, and great nieces Melissa and Krista McLean, cousins Jean Hughes, Heather Dixon and Anne Girard all of Oakville; niece Linda Rann and husband Rod, great nephews Philip and Andrew Rann; cousins Arthur and Norah Rouse, their daughters Sally and Pauline Rouse and Ann Godfrey and husband Michael all of the Isle of Wight, England. She will be especially missed by her goddaughter Angela and spouse Omer, as well as other family and friends. Patricia was a member of the N.O.A.C. and the Wrens Association of Toronto, and Director and President of 77-99 Harbour Square Condominium Corp. for many years. A Director of The Navy League of Canada, Ontario Division. A Director of H.M.C.S. Sackville, Halifax, N.S. Patricia was Secretary of The Warriors' Day Parade Council in the mid-1980's.
Colonel E.V. Soady-Easton
Died April 22, 2002, age 95. Joined the Militia, Royal Canadian Artillery, in 1924 serving in the 9th & 30th Battery as a Gunner and Signaller. He left in 1927 to start a long career of 45 years with Bell Telephone. Rejoined the Militia in 1934 with the Canadian Corps of Signals, later to become the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Began active service in 1941 for 4 1/2 years, receiving a medical discharge in 1945. He returned to the RCCS in 1948 and commanded the 2nd Signal Regiment from 1962 to 1965 and was honorary Colonel of 709 (Toronto) Communication Regiment from 1979 to 1986. He served in all ranks during his service. In the Warriors' Day Parade Council, he was responsible for the communication network used during the parade.
Major Robert E. Denison, CD (retired)
Passed away peacefully on June 25, 1999. Major Robert E. Denison, CD was born On September 14, 1939. Sadly missed by his wife Sara, children Cindy (Stephen), Sean, Sandi and Sheri (Ron). Cherished Big Pa to Brittany, Alyssa, Michelle and Ashley. Served with the Governor General's Horse Guards. Past Master Ashler Lodge #247 G.R.C. Member King Solomens Chapter R.A.M. #8 G.R.C. Member of The Warriors' Day Parade Council serving as Master of Ceremonies and Director Public Relations. Member St. John's Ambulance. Member of Fort York Branch Royal Canadian Legion. Posthumously awarded the Warriors' Day Parade Council MGen B.J. Legge, CMM, CM, KSTJ, ED, CD, QC Council Award of Merit. He will be sadly missed by his many close friends and family. Resting in peace at St. John's Cemetery on the Humber.
Regimental Sergeant Major John William Finnimore
Died December 27, 1997
The Toronto Star, January 1, 1998 By Donna Jean MacKinnon, Staff Reporter
John William Finnimore was a soldier to the end. At the age of 107, he attended the Warriors' Day Parade at the CNE in August. Mr. Finnimore was a member of the Warriors' Day committee since its inception in 1921 and attended every parade. He died last Satuday at Creemore Valley Nursing Home.
"He broke his hip when he was 103 and had to use a wheelchair after that," said daughter Eileen Martin.
Mr. Finnimore served as a corporal in the Governor-General's Horse Guards in World War I. He was wounded at Ypres in 1915 and captured by the Germans. He spent the duration of the war in a series of prisoner-of-war camps.
Mr. Finnimore's son, David Finnimore, often heard the story of his father's capture. "He was wounded in the leg and two German soldiers put him into a wheelbarrow and took dad to a field hospital back at their lines. He always said this saved his life," said David Finnimore.
When World War II broke out, Mr. Finnimore enlisted in the Veterans Guard and guarded prisoners of war in Northern Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Mr. Finnimore was born in Kent, England, on May 19, 1890. At 18 he joined the Territorial Army Medical Corps and two years later followed his parents and seven siblings to Canada. Mr. Finnimore married for the first time in 1920. He and wife Emily had a son, John before she died.
In 1935 he married Betty Masterton and they had two children, Eileen and David. For 40 years, Mr. Finnimore worked as a courier for the Toronto Dominion Bank at Queen St. and Ossington Ave. He was active in the Masonic order and involved in military groups. He was a member of the "Originals," a club for men in the first Canadian battalion that went overseas in 1914. "I always think of my dad in a uniform or in a legion blazer and beret," said David Finnimore. Mr. Finnimore was a very quiet, steadfast man who never swore or lost his temper.
"He was dedicated and consistent. He took things as they came and accepted change and that's why I think he lived to such a great age," said David Finnimore. David Finnimore also said his father smoked most of his life, mainly a pipe and took alcohol in moderation.
Mr. Finnimore leaves his sons John Finnimore of Sarasota, Fla., David Finnimore of Calgary, daughter Eileen Finnimore of Glencairn, Ont., and eight grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. His wife, Betty Finnimore pre-deceased him.
Mr. Finnimore's funeral took place at St. James Cathedral in Toronto yesterday. An Honour guard from the Governor-General's Horse Guards escorted his coffin to its final resting place at Highland Memorial Gardens.
Drum Major William MacDougall MacKay, CD
Passed away peacefully in his 68th year at the Northwestern General Hospital on January 3, 1997 after a brief illness. Retired Kodak Canada employee. Drum Major and member of R.C.L. Branch 66 North York, Senior Drum Major for the Warriors Day Parade Council, founding acting president of Clan MacKay Association of Canada, life member of the Black Watch (R.H.R.) of Canada (Atlantic Branch), member 48th Highlanders of Canada, Pipes and Drums Association and continuing Sergeants Mess. Bill had an outstanding military career commencing with the P.P.C.L.I. (first battalion) 1949-1951, First Highland Battalion 1951-1952, Black Watch 2nd Highland Battalion 1952-1955, Regimental Depot 1955-1958, First Battlion Black Watch, Warrant Officer as Drum Major 1958-1969. Bill has participated in Edinburgh Tattoo (twice) 1958-1964, Copenhagen Tattoo, Berlin Tattoo, Bermuda Tattoo, Nymegon Tattoo, Dartmoor, Wembley Tattoo, Earlscourt Tattoo, Seattle Tattoo, Centennial Tattoo (across Canada). Overseas he served in Korea, Germany, Cypress and the Gaza Strip. Bill will be sadly missed by his wife Betty, stepdaughter Violet and her husband Peter Robinson. Proud "Papa" of Melanie, Andrew, Nancy and Craig Robinson of Toronto.
Reverend Stewart Bland East, B.A., B.PAED, D.D., M.B.E., M.C.
On Thursday, June 29, 1995, Reverend Stewart East entered into the Kingdom of God. Remembered with love by his wife Mary and daughter Elizabeth. Survived by his sister Margaret and brothers, Lloyd and Sparling. Stewart will be greatly missed by his colleagues in the 48th Highlanders and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #210, his friends at Islington United Church, associates on the City of Etobicoke Council, and the volunteers at the Applewood Homestead. Reverend East was Padre of The Warriors' Day Parade Council
Commander Walter Howard Johns
Commander R.C.N. (R) Retired Member of N.O.A.C. Toronto, Former Member of Pre-War V.R. Club. Longtime Member of Warriors' Day Council, and Retired from D.V.A. Peacefully at the Queensway General Hospital on Saturday, June 29, 1991. Loving husband of Elizabeth (Betty), loving father of Bruce and his wife Joy. Devoted gramps of Brandon and Lauren. Brother of the late Frank A. Johns.
Major Arthur Henry Adams
Died November 24, 1984 . (Bell Life Pioneer, Retired Toronto Scottish Regiment and Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion) At Sunnybrook Medical Centre on Saturday, November 24, 1984, Arthur Henry Adams beloved husband of the late Anne, dear father of Norma and William. Sadly missed by his granddaughters, relatives and friends. Art served for many years as President of The Warriors' Day Parade Council. He also served as President of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45 and became President of Ontario Provincial Command. Interment York Cemetery.
William F. Tilley
Died January, 1983. William F. Tilley, one of the World War I veterans who helped organize each year's Warriors' Day Parade at the Canadian National Exhibition has died at 88. Tilley, who served in the Toronto Fire Department for 33 years after his return from overseas in 1919, was born in England and came to Canada when he was a child. After leaving municipal service, Tilley became fire chief of Ontario Hydro, retiring in 1959, although remaining active as a member of the Candian Corps of Commissionaires. A life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Tilley, of Stock Ave., Etobicoke was a member of the Warrior's Day Council for the CNE. He leaves two daughters, Olive McKee and Marie Devlin, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Died April, 1982. After a lengthy illness at Sunnybrook Hospital in his 86th year, Ernest, beloved husband of the late Edith Heasman, loving father of Walter and Elizabeth (Mrs. Betty Kendle), father-in-law of Majorie and Frank. Brother of the late Walter of Detroit, Michigan. Beloved grandfather of Louise, Jim, Jean, Frank Kendle, Debra, David and Douglas Henson. Dakeyne farmboy 1913-1915, Windsor, Nova Scotia 159th Batt. C.E.F. 1915-1919. First Canadian Division September 1939-February 1947. Second Army Field Workshop and First Canadian Tank Troup Workshop serving in Italy and North West Europe. Life member and Meritorious Service Medal Royal Canadian Legion Branch 466, Branch 66. Past Parade Marshal Warriors Day Council, Secretary-Treasurer Honorary Life Member International Society of Arborculture, Past Secretary-Treasurer Gardners' and Florists' Association, Masonic Lodge No. 462 Temiscaming 1919, Captain Second Co Boys Brigade 1933-1939, Guelph Alumni 1965 O A C 47 years with the City of Toronto Parks Dept Forestry Division.
Captain Albert J. (Bert) Smith
Veteran of W.W. I, W.W. II, life member of the Warriors' Day Council and member of R.C.L. Branch 344. On Sunday, February 17, 1980 at the Toronto Western Hospital. Albert J. Smith, in his 86th year, husband of the late Gwen Whitehead and the late Ida (Bobbie) Fauver. Dear father of Albert, Arthur and Audrey (Mrs. W. Dolson). Dear grandfather of Gary, Deborah (Mrs. L.Frankland) and Marlene (Mrs. J. Marchmant).
Captain Jack Keith Reid
Past Master of Golden Fleece Lodge, A.F. and A.M. No. 607. Captain (Retired) R.C.C.S., member War Amputations of Canada and executive member Warriors' Day Council. Suddenly at Toronto on Wednesday, March 29, 1972, Jack Keith Reid, loved husband of Olive Broadley Cross, dear stepfather at Brian and Paul Cross.
Lt.-Col. John McIntyre Gibson
Lt.-Col. John McIntyre Gibson, a former bridge builder of Ontario's Department of Highways, died suddenly Saturday, October 4, 1969, while attending a regimental reunion in Newmarket. He was 71. Awarded the DSO while a major in the Queen's York Rangers in World War I, he was commanding officer of the regiment from 1921 to 1928. He continued his army association as a member of the Warriors' Day Council of the Canadian National Exhibition and as president of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, where he was still listed as honorary librarian, and of the Civil Servants' War Veterans' Association. After World War II, the government bought thousands of surplus Bailey bridges and Gibson supervised their installation in projects all over Ontario. He had studied the capabilities of the bridges during the war and became so expert at adapting them to wilderness conditions that he received a personal commendation from Sir Donald Bailey, inventor of the bridge design, During Hurricane Hazel in 1954, he was in charge of installing the emergency bridges in Southern Ontario and a few days after roads at Thornhill, Holland Marsh and other places were submerged in flood waters, his crews had them in service. Before he retired in 1959, he was also regarded as an expert in dock and ferry construction. He leaves a daughter, Jean and son, Donald.
JAMIESON, Frank - Suddenly at his home on Wed. April 27, 1966 Frank Jamieson, (member of Occident Lodge A.F. and A.M No 346 G.R.C., retired R.S.M. of 48th Highlanders of Canada, former employee City of Toronto Playground Dept). Beloved husband of Elizabeth Jamieson, dear father of James of Toronto, survived by 2 sisters in Scotland, a brother and sister in England. Interment Highland Memory Gardens.
Thomas Henry Addy
Thomas Henry Addy, 66, who took part in lodge, veteran and political affairs died at his home, 39 Chester Ave. Saturday, November 9, 1957. Mr. Addy, born in Toronto was educated at Morse St. School. He was a past president of Morse Old Boys' Association and a lifelong member of Wood-Green United Church. He enlisted with the 130th Sportsman's Battalion in the First World War, was transferred to the 123rd Battlion RCE and served overseas until the end of the war. He had been on the maintenance staff of the Toronto Board of Education since. He was a past president of the Board of Education War Veterans, the Orange Association War Veterans, and also of the Canadian Legion. He was one of the founders of the 201 Air Cadet Squadron in 1941 and was commanding officer of it from 1947 until recently. A lifelong Conservative, he was past president of Ward One (Broadview-Riverdale) Conservative Association. He took wide interest in the work of the Orange Order and was a past grand master of the Orange Young Britons of Riverdale No. 2097. He was a past master of Toronto County Orange Lodge, chairman of the Hall Board and grand treasurer of the Grand Lodge of British America. He was a member of the Warriors' Day Council, the Toronto Flying Club and of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He leaves his wife, the former Lillian Cadman, a daughter, Mrs. P.H. Paton of Edmonton, two sisters, Mrs. J. Laughlin and Mrs. J.S. Downard and two brothers, Edward N. and Ralph W. Addy, all of Toronto.