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MacKAY, Alfred "Red." 1931-2011  Born in Montreal, Red joined the RCN in 1949 and served for 26 years. He qualified as PR2

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on 21 May 1955; PR3 on 17 May 1963 and PR4 on 9 Dec 1966. Red was an avid aquatics guru and spent a lot of time in swimmimg pools. After retirement in 1975 he worked as a provincial civil servant for 10 years.

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MacLEOD, Eddie.  ? - ?     C2PT4. Eddie was scouted by the CFL during his RCN football playing years.  After retirement in 1969 he became the Recreation Director of Churchill Falls Labrador.

MacWILLIAMS, James Brian ? -2011  A retired RCAF Recspec, Brian attended course 7901 and served in Gagetown in the late 70's and in Shearwater in the early 80's. He was heavy into the G-Step Program for Fighter Pilots.

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MAGEE, Sam  1923 - 2014.   Sam was born July 19, 1923 and after several attempts to join the Navy, Army and Air Force while under age, he finally was accepted into the Ontario Regiment (RCAC). Caught once again for being under age, he was kept in and transferred to the RCOC trades school. After basic training, he transferred to the Toronto Scottish Regiment and trained on the Vickers machine gun. He volunteered for service in the 1st Special Services Force (Devil's Brigade), a combined special forces unit of Canadian and US paratroopers. In 1943, he participated in the invasion of Kiska and then moved to Italy with the Force and took part in many battles, including Monte la Difensa and the Anzio Beachhead.  As a Private, Sam was awarded the U.S. Silver Star for valour in Italy for saving two comrades under heavy fire.  Following the capture of Rome the FSSF moved to France, where he was awarded the U.S. Bronze Star for valour for engaging and capturing two enemy pillboxes. 

Upon his return to England, he assissted in training the Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles of Canada for action.  After the war he joined the  RCR then the Cdn Guards and specialized in parachute instruction. In 1954 Sam became a member of the  PT Cadre and served in Petawawa and the ASPT Borden. Sam retired from the Forces in 1964.  He continued a civilian career in adminstration. For his work with children over half a century earned him the Canada 125 medal, the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship (OMC) and many other awards.  He also became involved with Army Cadets and achieved the rank of Major. His current project was assissting children in Afghanistan.

Sam was a very charismatic individual who was known by many around the globe.

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MANDERSON, Dick? - ?.   C2PT4. A strong organizer. After retirement in 1968, Dick served as manager Churchill Falls, the golf course manager Grand Prairie and the Townsite Officer at Churchill Falls Labrador.

 

 

MATHEWS, Darrel “Matt”.   1931 – 1975.  Matt was a former WO RecSpec who retired after 23 years of service.He excelled in hockey, fastball and badminton and was also very competent at stilt walking and rope tricks. He was the President of the PEI Branch of the RLSS and Manager of the Summerside Centennial Swimming Pool.

MAXWELL, Andrew (Andy) 1927-2011

Andy was seconded from the Cdn Guards in the mid 50's to serve as a Course Conducting Officer at the PT Wing of the RCS of I. He spent only a couple of years in this position before returning to his Unit.

 

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McALLISTER, William Andrew Mitchell. 1925-2014  Born inDunoon, Scotland, Bill joined the 1st British Airborne Division at the ageof 17. He participated in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of Arnhem - a "Bridge Too Far" Sept. 1944. He was dropped behind enemy lines and would never have survived without the assistance of the Dutch people he was fighting to protect and the evacuation efforts of the 23rd Field Company of the Canadian Engineers. His book "A Time to Remember" has given his family insight into the horrors of war and the immense courage and conviction of those involved. After the war he immigrated to BC, played professional soccer for Vancouver then Victoria and worked for the Queens Printers. He rejoined the military and spent many years in Coaching and Physical Education for the Canadian Armed Forces and the three Royal Military Colleges in Canada. He coached the Canadian National Soccer Team in the 1970's. After retirement from the military he worked for the B.C. Government in Sports and Recreation before retiring and settling back to Victoria in the late 1980s. In 1991 he was inducted in to the Sports Hall of Fame in Ottawa for his contributions to Boxing and Soccer in Canada.

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McCABE, Leonard (Jock). 1935-2016    An avid piper, Jock was a CFR'd Recspec. After serving on the athletic staff at RRMC he was posted to Cold Lake as the BPERO. On retirement from the service he worked as the manager of the ski hill in Cold Lake. He subsequently moved from there to Olds AB then to Chemainus.

 

McCLELLAND, James Stanley (Max). 1934-2011. Born in Lyn , ON 14 Sep 1934, Maxie joined the RCN on 4Jul1952. After new entry training in Cornwallis , he was posted to Naden BC , then HMCS Cayuga and sailed to Korea in 1953 returning Dec 1954. Promoted to LS in 1955 then on 25 Sep that same year he married the love of his life Ann Glendenning from Gananoque ON . Posted to Naden for his LSPT2 course in 1956, he qualified and remained in Naden from 1956 – 1961, during which he had a short temporary posting to HMCS Ontario. He was then promoted to P2 and served in HMCS Cornwallis, successfully completed his TG3 course remaining on staff there until his posting to RMC in 1964. He qualified on his TG 4 during this period and in 1969 he was back in Naden, which also included a 6 month tour in Alert. In 1970 he was posted again to RMC for 4 years then was sent to Edmonton from 1974 – 1975. Promoted to CPO 1, he was then selected to be the PERI career manager in NDHQ for the period 1975 -1979 and finally on to Edmonton where in Jul 1979 he retired after 27 years of service.  On retirement Maxie worked with the City of Edmonton for 16 years. He was a great guy to work and play with . . . . smooth sailing old chum!

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McDANIEL, Bill. 1957 - 1993  

Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 26 June 57, he joined the CF in 1975 and was posted to 3 RCR inBaden. Completing his TQ 5 course in 1984, he was posted to Wainwright, then Greenwood, Cornwallis, Cyprus and Shilo. It was in Shilo that he passed away on 17 August 1993 while playing badminton. A man doing what he loved to do. He is interred at Margaree NS.

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McEWAN, Ernie.  ? – 1989.  Ernie served with the RCAF during WW2 and in 1953 , as a member of the Supplementary reserve in the rank of S/L, he was involved with W/C John Tett in setting up the RCAF Recreation Specialist Branch. In 1954 he became a civilian Deputy Head of Recreation and Research at RCAF HQ and remained in that position until his retirement in 1963

MBernard Emmette (Bernie) McGuiganCGUIGAN, Bernard Emmette (Bernie), 1934-2013  Mr. Bernie McGuigan of Charlottetown, age 79 years peacefully, with his family at his side, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Wednesday, October 23, 2013..

 

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McHARDY, Ian.  ? - ?   F/L RCAF Rec Spec.

McLEOD, Danny. 1921 - 2014.  Danny was a former member of the Lord Strathcona Horse Regiment of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and was the Director Of Athletics at RMC for many years. He dedicated several decades to promoting hockey in Canada and many of the contributions he made to the CF and PER Branch were made while he was at RMC. Danny retired as a Major and lived in Kingston ON.    

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McLEOD, Donnie.    ? – 2005.  Awarded MMM in 1984

McNULTY, Richard (Rick).  1946-2017.   Rick was born in Saint John NB on October 25, 1946. He retired from the Air Force where he was a PER officer for most of his working life. He was very proud of his Military career and made many lifelong friends during his 26 years of service. There was nothing Rick loved more than his family. His crazy sense of humour, willingness to help anyone in need and gentle giant presence will be celebrated and missed always.

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MEISENHEIMER, John ? - ? John went to work at the Post Office in ottawa after he retired from the CF in 1981.   He loved boxing and hockey and  was  the arena  supervisor in Base  Borden and Ottawa for most of his career.

MELNECHUCK, Bill.    ? - ?   CWO. Bill loved amateur wrestling.  He served as the RSM of the CFSPER. After retirement he served as LCDR in the reserves.

 

MERCREDI, Matthew Cecil   1934-2010 Mike was born 17 Sep 1934 and was raised in Fort Fitzgerald, Yellowknife and Fort Smith. He changed his name from Matthew to Mike because Matthew was difficult to say in his 1st Language - French with a Chipewyan accent. Mike joined the Army in 1950 and took his Group 3 PTI Course in 1956/1957 at Camp Borden. He served in Chilliwack (2), Germany; Borden, Senneterre and Winnipeg where he retired after 23 Years. On retirement he worked on the rigs in Fort Mc Murray to put himself through university at age 40 and worked for the Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs in La-Ronge, SK negotiated with mining companies on behalf of the Native Bands in the north. 

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MERRITT,Chris  1949 - 2014   Chris remustered from Supply to PERI in 1977 and was posted to Cornwallis, Ottawa, Bermuda, Calgary, and Shearwater. When Chris retired, he and Paula moved back to Bermuda and were going to return in the fall of 2014 to Nova Scotia.

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MILLWARD, Ernest William "Dick"   1936 - 2011. Dick was born in Prince Albert SK on 22 Feb 1936 and passed away on 15 July Photo of MILLWARD, E.W. 2011.  Originally a RecSpec, he was commissioned from the ranks as a PERO. He was an excellent fastball umpire and among other places, he served in Winnipeg. While we were part of the Administration Branch, he changed affiliation and in the rank of Captain, served as the PADO in Penhold. On retirement he worked with the Cadet movement and was promoted to Major. He was a member of the Order of Military Merit.

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MISENER, Greg.  1946 -  1971 In the fall of 1971 while attending a TQ5A  PERI Course, Greg was killed in a single car automobile accident. Greg was a people person who believed in the value of team work and fitness and was quickly noticed as one with great potential.  To honor Greg, CFSPER. created the “Greg Misener Memorial Plaque” which was awarded to the most improved  student of each TQ5A Course. Greg was around 25 years old when the accident occurred..
MORGAN, Wally.  ? – 1988.  Wally was the senior Warrant Officer of the RCAF Recreation Specialist Branch.  After unification in 1968, WO1 Morgan served in CFB Borden and CFB Trenton PE&R Sections. Upon retiring in 1971, he joined the Corps of Commissionaires and was a familiar face at the Trenton AMU until his second retirement a few years later

MULHOLLAND, Charlie. ? - ?   MWO Ex PPCLI

 

MURDOCH, Jack  ? - ?   Having served in several locations including North Bay and Uplands, Jack's promotion to Major got him posted to NDHQ/DPERA, then subsequently to the Directorate of Foreign Liaison (DFL) where he served (on secondment) for five years. He then retired from the Regular Force and transferred to the Reserves where he continued to serve in DFL until he finally "retired" altogether to civvie street in the Ottawa area.     (More)

 

NICHOLS, Don.  ? - ?   Don started out with the RCR as an infantry soldier during the 1960s.  He served mostly in London; Germany and had a tour in Cyprus.  When he had a chance to remuster to PERI, he jumped at it.  His postings as a PERI included:  Cornwallis; Trenton; Greenwood; Cold Lake; Suffield; and Chilliwack.Donnie left this world prematurely as a result of a car accident in which he was a passenger. He is remembered mainly as a highly respected family man; a dependable friend; and a real good guy to both work and to play ball with.   Click for more info.           
NICOLETTI, John   ? – 1980. Cpl PERI. At Dana SK
NICKERSON, Fred "Nick"   1933 - 2007         (Obit)

 

NORMAN, John. ? - ?.  PO1

NORMAN, Roger  1948 - 2013.    Born in Weyburn, SK on 9 Nov 1948, Roger joined the military in 1966 and after basic training he was posted to Rivers MB. Then, while serving as a Rad Tech in CFB Shearwater (1970-1973) he met and married Diane his wife of 40 years. It was also during this period that he remustered to PERI 851. He enjoyed parachuting on the week-ends. In 1973 and was posted to CFB Gagetown NB where he picked up his JLC Course, then in 1977 he was moved to Penhold AB where liked to work in Spruce Meadows (an equestrian facility in Calgary) setting up jumps. While here he left for Borden to complete his PERI 5A Course. In 1981 he was posted to CFB Kingston where he served until 1983 at which time he was posted to CFS Beaverlodge and promoted to Sgt. While in Beaverlodge he was a member of the Search and Rescue team and enjoyed a lot of camping and skiing. 1988 found him in CFB Calgary where he worked at Spruce Meadows and also developed a talent for small wood-working projects. He served in Calgary until 1992 when he took his release. After his release he worked for 16 years at Totem Building Supplies retiring from there in 2008. In Kingston, NS he volunteered at the Western Kings Arena and with the Upper Room Food Bank. He loved woodworking, running and hockey. His internment service was held in Middleton NS on 18 May 2013.

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ORR, Gordie.    ? - ?  

 

OWEN, Bob.   ? - 1996    Bob retired from NDHQ AU in 1995 where he was serving as the Sr PERI.  Among other postings he had

previously served in Germany and Chatham.

 

PANNEL, Guy. ? - ?   (Click) For an anecdote about this former RCAF Rec Spec as written by Scotty Fuller.

PARIS, Angus1937-2001. Gus joined the army in 1959 following high school graduation in the small town of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.  An all around good athlete, skilled sportsman and naturally gifted instructor, it was fitting that he chose to be a PTI. Gus served at more than half a dozen units in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Labrador.  The 70's were good to him, rising from Corporal, through Sergeant, to Warrant Officer, in six years.  He was subsequently awarded the MMM in 1984. Gus Paris was one of the most admired, all around personalities to represent the PERI trade.  He is interred in North Bay, Ontario.

Award to Gus Paris and Gord Priest

 

PARKER, Bill.     ? - ?  

 

PARR, Joe.  1925 – 19??.  Born in Montreal, Joe joined RCAF in 1943 as a RadOp and served in Newfoundland, England and Europe. He left the service in 1946, attended Teacher’s College then joined the staff of St Patrick’s College teaching math and PE. He then became the Athletic Director. In 1954 he rejoined the RCAF and was the RecO at Trenton, then did 4 years at 3 Fighter Wg In Germany as a F/O. In 1965 he was posted to he newly formed DPER in NDHQ, then as a S/L in DPERA. From there he went to RMC as Athletic Director. Promoted to LCol in 1971 he returned to NDHQ. Joe was the driving force behind the formation of our Branch and was lovingly called “Godfather.” In 1980, as a Colonel, he was appointed Colonel Commandant of the Branch.

PARSONS, Roy.     ? – 1983.  Roy graduated on the PERI 851 TQ5A course7901 in 1979. An avid golfer his first posting was to Cornwallis 79-83 as a Cpl PERI. It was here he suffered a heart attack on returning from a run in January of 1983

PARTRIDGE, Ronald 1936-2012.  Ron passed away on February 26, 2012 at home in Princedale NS. Born in Halifax, he joined the Canadian Forces as a member of the RCASC. After passing  several qualifying courses, he then transferred to the army Physical Training Staff as an PTI/PERI where he qualified as a paratrooper and also became an accomplished gymnast. During his 26 and half years in the Forces, he served in Borden; Gagetown, Rivers; the Army School of PT; Alert; Halifax and Cornwallis. He retired with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Following retirement he did carpentry work and taught life skills to recruits at CFB Cornwallis. He was a very caring and thoughtful man who would help anyone. He enjoyed spending time working on projects around the house, operating his tractor, gardening and playing the piano.

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PATTERSON, Cameron "Pat" 1930-2012, Cameron joined the RCAF in 1953, remustered to RecSpec and was commissioned from the ranks, retiring as a Captain in 1980. He and Sylvia moved to Moncton, New Brunswick to be nearer to Deana and family in Miramichi.

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PENDOCK, Frank. ? – 1975.  In 1954 Frank was attached to the PT Wing (RCS of I) as an extra-regimentally employed Lt from the Canadian Provost Corps. With the evolution of the ASPT and APTC he was appointed the Chief Instructor and remained in that position until he retired in 1966. On retirement he became the Director of the St Laurent Neighbourhood Association Centre in Montreal.

PERRY, Gord. 1920 - 2010.   Gord was a former member of the C Pro C.  As an Officer, he attended an Army Gp3 course and a Base PERO Course at the ASPT in 1963 then was posted to Camp Gagetown in 1964 as the Base PERO. An ex Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Saskatchewan Rough Rider he enjoyed many sports. After rertiring to Victoria BC, he worked 20 years with Canada Post.     (Obit)

PHILLIPS, Jim.    ? - ?  P2PT3A top fastball and hockey player but mainly remembered for his quick wit and practical jokes. Jimmy ran the arenas in Fort McMurray after retirement.

PIKE, John. ? - ?.   P2PT3. John was well known for his athletic training and theraphy skills.After leaving the RCN he served as the athletic trainer for St Francis Xavier football team under coach Don Loney.

PITT, Reg (Archie) 1919 - 2008. Reg joined the British Royal Navy at the age of 16, eventually joining the Royal Canadian Navy. Over the next 36 years he excelled at many and varied sports, was a master fencer, champion squash and soccer player, gymnast, became a highly respected physical education instructor and survived three sinking ships. After the war he had a career as Chief Petty Officer and taught at the Royal Military College at St. Jean, Quebec and at Kingston, Ontario where he received an honorary degree. After retiring from the services he accepted an invitation to teach at Brentwood College where he spent the next 30 plus years, finally retiring in 1989.              Obit                       More

POTVIN, Paul  1931 - 2013  Paul joined the RCN at age 18 and proudly served his country for 27 years including service in the Korean war. Paul served in many postings, but will be remembered most as the career manager for PERIs. Following retirement from the Navy, Paul joined the RCMP as a special constable assigned to Parliament Hill. Shortly thereafter, he transitioned to the House of Commons Security Services and was later appointed Assistant Deputy Sergeant-at- Arms before retiring in 1994.

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PORTER, Bruce. ? – 1973  WO RCAF

 

POWELL, Wayne  ? - ?

PRIEST, Gord   ? - 2003. RCHA     Award to Gus Paris and Gord Priest

 

 

 

 

PYKE, Archibald Earl (Archie).

1932-2015.  Archie was a former Black Watch member and PTI. He passed away peacefully on 31 July 2015 at Norwood Hospice, Edmonton, AB at the age 83. He was born in Sydney, NS and served 29 Years in the Canadian Forces. After retiring he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren working on old cars, Gardening and Woodworking.

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RANSON, Larry.   1920  - 1976. Larry joined the RCAF in 1940. Released after the War he attended UBC. He then joined the RCAF as a Rec O and retired as a F/L in 1967 to take up the position of Rec Director of the city of St James MN. At the time of his death he was the President of Ferrett Products International Ltd.  He is interred in Winnipeg MN.

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RENAUD, Bob.  1928 – 2005. Born 28 August 1928 in Hull QC, Bob joined the 3 RCHA in 1953 and remustered to PERI 851 in Apr 1957. During his career he served in Petawawa, Korea (Apr-Dec1954), Debert, Gagetown, Valcartier (2), Citadel (2), Shilo, Moisie, St Jean, RMC and Alert then retired from Kingston in April 1979 as a MWO. Bob and Kit owned and operated a small 27 acre farm near Perth, ON where they raised a few cattle, pigs and chickens, while also working at the Great War Memorial Hospital in Perth. Due to his health, they sold the farm in 1985 and moved to the present address closer to Perth. Bob was a member of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, Ottawa Chapter and a 50-year, active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 244, Perth, Ontario.

RICHARDSON, Bill.  ? – 1965  Sgt RCHA/PERI. Bill attended his AI/PT Course at the PT Wing, RCSof I in the mid 1950s. He was a hard working determined individual who worked extremely hard at his job. He had served at Picton, ASPT Camp Borden and Rivers. He and his wife were both killed in a late night car crash while returning from Rivers to Brandon. He was interred in his home town of  Melville Saskatchewan with his forage cap, bearing the newly adopted PTS(RCIC) hat badge sitting on top of the also recently adopted Canadian flag draped over his coffin.

RIOPELLE, Rip. ? - 2003
ROBERTS, Ken   1946 – 2000.  Born in St John NB, Ken joined the RCAF in 1960 and subsequently qualified and re-mustered to the PERI Trade. He had served in BC; Manitoba and New Brunswick. He was an accomplished racquets, volleyball and basketball player who turned to curling and golf in his later years. He retired from CFB Gagetown in 1990 and was hired as the Assistant Services Coordinator for the Oromocto Department of Leisure Services eventually becoming the Adult Services Co-ordinator. He is interred in Fernhill Cemetery in St John NB. An annual memorial golf tournament has been held over the past few years in his memory.

ROBERTS, Rod     1939 - 2017  Rod passed away in Kingston General Hospital 02 May 2017 after a fight wth cancer. He was laid to rest in Toronto in his wifes family plot. Rod is survived by his wife Norma, sons Eric and David, daughter Jane and 5 grandchildren.

                                                              

      Rod will be sadly missed by his friends in the trade.

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ROBERTSON, George  1934-2015.  George joined the RCAF in Ottawa in 1953. After a few courses, he became a Recspec and eventually George ROBERTSON Obituarya PERI retiring in 1985. He had many postings across Canada and overseas in Lahr, Germany. After retirement he worked for manynyears as a commissionnaire at the Kamloops airport. George and Elsie were married at the RCAF Station, Alymer, Ontario on September 11, 1954 and celebrated their 60th Anniversary in 2014. He loved spending time with his family and spent many summers taking his grandchildren around Alberta and BC in the RV. He enjoyed volunteering at the YMCA-YWCA for 30 years and in 2013 received the John Kjelson Memorial Service Award. George also spent many happy hours volunteering for the Blazer Hockey Team at the Kamloops Coliseum during games and other events. As a Legion member, he particularly enjoyed selling Remembrance Day poppies every fall. He was also a member of the Blazers Booster club. George was a talented artist, active golfer, loved to participate in and watch all sports, enjoyed lots of hours gardening (loved playing in the dirt). No formal service by request of the family and if friends desire, donations may be made to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign or the charity of your choice.

ROGERS, Bill  ?? - 2013. Bill was a Recspec who, among other postings served at the Officer School at RCAF Station Crumlin.. He was a keen instructor. Crumlin closed around ‘58 and Bill was then posted to RCAF Clinton. If anyone can add to this please let us know.
ROWAN,  Robert George Walter ("Wally")   1927-2012  Born and raised in St. Boniface, Manitoba.  Wally joined the Royal Canadian LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Navy in 1945 prior to the end of WWII.  Demobilized in 1946 , he later re-enlisted in the same year.   From 1946 to 1953 Wally served on various ships and bases as an A/A rate, (ainti-aircraft gunner).  Wally transfered to the Physical and Recreational Training branch in 1953 and qualified LSPT2.  For the next six years he was drafted (posted)  to HMCS Naden, HMCS Churchill and periodic sea going assignments.   In 1959 as a PO2 he returned to the PT school and completed the P&RT trade group 3 course and in 1965 as a PO1 qualified as trade group 4.    Thereafter he served in HMCS Naden and Royal Roads Military College where as a CPO2 he elected to retire.  Wally was very competitive in hockey but, moreso in boxing.  In fact, he was at one time the middleweight champion of Manitoba.  After leaving the ring he spent time coaching other pugilists, one being CF Sports Hall of Fame Des Desrochier and once himself held two amateur titles. Shortly after retirement Wally was employed by British Columbia Institute of Technology as a Recreation Co-Ordinator and subsequently, moved to full retirement and Snowbirding in 1983. Retirement was spent rotating between his Canim Lake Front property and Yuma, Arizona until 2000.  
The period 2000-2012 showed the toughness and heart of the man having to battle Quadruple bypass, prostate, Kidney and colon cancer, in addition to a second heart attack in March 2011.  At this point his remaining kidney was failing, necessitating thrice weekly dialysis.  After 8 months of dialysis and a decrease in function, Wally decided to leave this world on his terms by refusing further dialysis which lead to his demise.

God Speed Mate..............Spirit Speed Metis                             Obit

 
ROWLAND, John. ? - ?. C1PT4: Johnny was a first generation PTI. The the senior chief in the 50's and 60's,university football,and hockey coach. He also trained the RCN gymnastics team at the CNE in 1957.

ROY, Jack.   1941-2012. Jack was born in Goderich, ON on 17 March 1941. He served for thirty-five years in the Royal CanJack Marcel  Royadian Navy achieving the rank of Sergeant (PO2). He retired in Harvey NB where he was involved in many ways with the community. He was employed as manager of the Harvey Rec Centre, coached minor hockey, supported the Terry Fox Run and was a member of the Harvey Lions Club. For several years he sold graduation rings for high schools, community colleges, universities and the Police Academy in Prince Edward Island. Jack was also a driver for Wheels and Deals.

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RUTTAN, Cliff (Red)  1935-2009Cliff was born on 12 March 1935 and raised in Steveston, just outside of Vancouver BC. He joined the RCAF in 1953 after secondary school and took his initial RCAF trades training at Aylmer Ontario. Successful graduation saw him posted to Trenton, Claresholm, Clinton, St.Sylvestre, LaMacaza, Baldy Hughes, Chatham, Montreal, ADCHQ North Bay, CFTSHQ Trenton and finally ACHQ Winnipeg. After his 1959 marriage his furniture required moving in and out of 15 houses. That averaged out to a move every 24 months. Retiring in 1980 he pursued a number of Public Service employment opportunities (Agriculture Canada, Postal Canada, Vancouver Island Health Authority and BC Legislature). The total DND and Public Service employment totaled 50 years. Cliff and his wife, Anne settled in a retirement community in the Victoria suburb of Saanichton where he stayed active by volunteering for a number of worthy projects and playing a little golf.  He loved to travel nationally and internationally and looked forward to visiting every corner of B.C. In 2005 Cliff survived quadruple by-pass surgery only to be smitten with a stroke a few days later. He struggled through several seizures and strokes over the next few years and finally succumbed to one on 9 April 2009. (Obit)

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