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Roland Tremblay

At home, in Valcartier Québec, on October 20 2020, Roland passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

As per dad’s wishes, there will be no funeral. He is to be buried next to mom

He leaves behind his daughters Lianne (Peter Fenn 2011), Lisa (Stroud McDonald) and Lynne, his son Jody, granddaughters Madeline, Samantha and Sydney. His sisters Pierrette Campbell and Luce Hegge. He also is survived by extended family members, friends and
his R.C.A.F. family.

Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Betty) Montgomery (2002), his son Jimmy (2009) and his brother Marcel.

Donations to any cancer research charity would be greatly appreciated by the family.


For informations:
ATHOS
phone : 418 658-1600
fax : 418 658-2415
E-mail : infocomplexe@athos.ca

 

 

 

Desmond F. Larock

LAROCK: Desmond, F. "Des" passed away peacefully on June 24, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Des has a large family who miss him dearly. Des will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lorraine, his brothers Barrie and Doug Larock, sisters in law, Diane, Shirley, Judy, and many family members including children, Mike Larock (Carol), Tony Larock (Akemi), Chris Larock (Laura), Scott Gray, Tracey Miles, Spencer Gray (Dianna), Eight grandchildren (Miako, Elise, Mateas, Fraser, Ryan, Sean, Billy, Carson), and many more friends. Des was previously deceased by his brother Bryan, mother Mimi and father Wilfred.

Desmond was born in Ottawa Ontario, in 1934. He excelled in sports and enjoyed a brief professional hockey career until he joined the Canadian Air Force in 1955. Desmond rose to the rank of Captain and was a navigator on board the CF100 (Canuck) and CF 101 (Voodoo). Des was stationed in many locations including Marville France, Bagotville Que, Ottawa, Chatham, Trenton, and Tacoma Washington. Following the military, Des embarked on a third career of business and property management.

By far, Desmond’s greatest joy was watching sports and spending time with his adult children and grandchildren. He was frequently seen picture-taking in all settings, and all of those he loved were captured by his camera. He could also be found tree-pruning, ball-throwing, deckbuilding, daytime-napping, debating, and one on one advising. Des Larock was a strong person. He had integrity, he was trustworthy, reliable, and he had an abundance of wisdom.

Des will be missed by his loving wife Lorraine, and all his family and friends.  If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Canada In Memory of Desmond Larock.

 

 

William Edward Books

June 11, 1938 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 82)

The family is saddened to report that Bill passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Monday, August 31st at the North Island Hospital, Comox Valley in Courtenay, British Columbia, following a fall that left him with a fractured hip.

He was the oldest son of the late Jack and Marie Books of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  Bill is survived by his sisters, Donna (Carl) Sachetti, and Leslee (Peter) Rivet of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and by his brothers John (Margaret Ann) Books of Grand Marais, Minnesota, Winston (Meg) Books of Ajax, Ontario, and Tracy (Kathy) Books of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  He is pre-deceased by his brother, the late Joseph (Ghislaine) Books of Hilton Beach and Sudbury, Ontario.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and by his delightful furry bundle, Missy, who was his constant companion in retirement in Qualicum Beach.  Bill lived a quiet life and will be fondly remembered by his family and by his many wonderful friends and neighbours.

Bill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a Pilot Navigator for 25 years, achieving the rank of Captain. He was presented with his wings on June 17, 1960 at RCAF Station Winnipeg and retired in 1985. Bill flew interceptors in Europe at the height of the cold war in the 1960s and ultimately in the 1980s he was flying out of RCAF Comox, British Columbia, with the 409 Nighthawk Squadron which defended the North Pacific approach to North America. He was always the life of the party and a natural leader; you could see in the eyes of his fellow officers that he was the one they would follow.

Bill fell in love with British Columbia and made it his permanent home after retirement. West of the Rockies was his paradise. He loved to fly and continued to do so until the age of 70.  While posted with a maintenance squadron in the 1970s, again in Winnipeg, he studied at the University of Manitoba and received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography in 1979.

His residence for the last fifteen years was in Qualicum Beach where he enjoyed the friendship of many caring neighbours. These past months he could not have survived without them.

The family would like to thank those at the North Island Hospitals, of Comox Valley and Campbell River, the doctors, especially Dr. Mateus, and all of the many nurses and care givers  for the kindness and compassion they showed to Bill in his final days.

If you wish to make a donation in Bill`s memory, please do so to the local humane society of your choice.  Bill was always fond of his four legged friends and was devoted to caring for them.  His love was many times repaid.

Bill wished to be cremated, and that there be no service.  Arrangements are to be made by Qualicum Beach Memorial Services, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.

Bill, you are much loved and have left us with many fond memories.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Edward Books, please visit our floral store.

 

 

 

 

Edward Norman (Bud) Berntson

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, our father, LCol (Ret'd) Edward Norman (Bud) Berntson, OMM, CD3, passed away suddenly at the age of 82. Bud was born on a farm in Glen Ewen, Sask., on September 28, 1937, the second oldest of 10 children to Art and Jennie Berntson. He joined the RCAF in 1956 after answering an ad that offered pilot training, a university education and 50 dollars a month. "I thought that was one hell of a deal," he later told an interviewer. Bud went on to fly the CF-100, the Voodoo, the F5 and the 104. During his long and distinguished military career, he was stationed at bases across Canada and Germany. After he retired from the regular force in 1993, our father became the Commanding Officer of the Regional Gliding School (Atlantic). He retired again in 2003 after almost 47 years in uniform but stayed closely involved with the Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in Halifax, and worked as a tow-pilot and glider instructor at the Regional Gliding School. He was also actively involved with the Air Force Association. Our father lived a full and rich life. He loved flying, teaching, and honouring our veterans. He especially loved Second World War stories and listening to the music of Vera Lynn. Since his death, many people have reached out to tell us that Bud was one of the great inspirations in their lives. He was predeceased by his partner, Dianne. He is survived by former wife, Joan; daughters, Cheryl Thomson and Paula Faber; granddaughters, Blaire and Annmarie; grandson, Maxwell; sons-in-law, George Thomson and Ethan Faber; and siblings, Ellen, Glen, Fran, Marj, Merle and Dennis. At his request, our father will be interred in Glen Ewen, Sask. "We'll meet again, don't know where 

 

 

 

 

Orville Cecil Brown
July 25, 1922 - June 1, 2020

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Orville at the Elisabeth Bruyere Hospital, Ottawa on June 1, 2020 at the age of 97 with family by his side. Beloved husband of the late Jean Brown (Richard). Cherished father of Bruce (Johanne), the late Lesley Posternack, Patricia Christensen (Peter), Carolyn Brown (Hugh Dysart), Nancy Lowden, Suzanne Cloutier (Charles Momy), and Paul (Andrea). As a loving grandfather he leaves behind 14 grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Brother to William (Dolyce), Patrick, Enid Taggart and the late Gerald, Lawrence and Jack. Orville served in the RCAF during WWII and his 32 year military career took the family to postings in Europe, California and several Canadian provinces. During his service he flew 27 different types of aircraft which included the Northstar on the first nonstop, coast-to-coast flight across Canada on 15 January 1949. His final posting was to NDHQ Ottawa where he settled in Kanata. Our father was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman, bird watcher, skilled handyman and always willing to lend a hand. He was an honourable gentleman, intelligent and always dependable. He spent the majority of his retirement years at the cottage on Lake Clear with family and friends. Travels over the years included visits to Western and Eastern Canada, the southern US and England. He will live on in our cherished memories and most importantly, in our hearts. The family would like to thank the kind and caring Palliative Care staff at Queensway Carleton and Elisabeth Bruyere Hospitals. A special thank you to Dr. Ralph Burhmann, Dr. Morgan, and Dr. Proudlove for their care and compassion over the years.
Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Jeremiah (Jerry) Joseph Frewen 

 

Born the 3rd child of Jeremiah [Jerry] & Catherine [nee Wyse] Frewen on 19 March 1931 at Salthill, Galway, Republic of Ireland. Died in Victoria, B.C. on 10 June 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 43+ years, Catherine; sister- Carmel [Michael] of Waterford, Ireland, as well as numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. He was predeceased by both parents; sister – Katherine & brothers – Edward, Valentine & Roger. He spent much of his youth on the family farm, “Barronstown” located near Tipperary when he was not attending school at Belcamp College in Dublin, Republic of Ireland & upon graduation he was off to University College Dublin. He was called Dermot until he left home. He joined the RAF in 1952 & was sent to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the Long Range Navigation Course in 1953. It was during this time that he decided to join the RCAF which he did April of 1954 as an Air Navigation Officer. His first squadron was 409, an All Weather Fighter {A[W]F} squadron based in Comox, B.C. After this posting, Jerry did a “ground tour” as an Air Traffic Controller at CFB Cold Lake from 1961 to 1964. Following which he was based throughout Canada on various other fighter squadrons until 1968 when he was posted to 437, a Transport squadron based in Trenton, ON. In 1971 he was posted to Ottawa where he remained until 1992. He retired from the Canadian Armed Forces June of 1985 & spent the next 5 years at the Department of Transport as an Air Carrier Operational Standards Inspector – Large Aeroplanes/Navigation Specialist. While in Ottawa, he met his wife Catherine [Cathy] a Nursing Officer & they were married on 26 June 1976. He obtained his BA & MA from Carleton University, Ottawa. Jerry & Cathy moved to Victoria September of 1992. Jerry was President of the following organizations: Air Force Officers Association of Vancouver Island; Vancouver Island Air Crew Association; Air Force Association of Canada – 800 [Pacific] Wing & Royal United Services Institute of Vancouver Island. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 127; Institute of Navigation; Royal Institute of Navigation; Union Club of Victoria & Sidney Branch of National Association of Federal Retirees. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers please give a donation to the charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

J. Dale Nadon

 

   Captain Dale Nadon, age 83, died April 19, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida after struggling with dementia.

   Born in the small prairie city of Portage LaPrarie, Manitoba, Canada, Dale was the third of four siblings. Dale’s father was a painter who, in classic innovative Canadian prairie style, prevailed upon the city to flood his backyard in the winter to form an ice rink and then installed lighting for night skating. Dale honed his hockey skills right at home on that hockey rink.

   In 1955 Dale joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and spent more than a year at RCAF Station Moose Jaw training in the Harvard (T-6) and CT-133 (T-33). After earning his wings and commission as a Flying Officer, Dale was assigned to the CF-100 Operational Training Unit (OUT) at Cold Lake, Alberta. At the time there were five CF-100 fighter squadrons across Canada. The CF-100 was similar to the USAF F-89 in that both were intended to engage enemy bomber formations, however in contrast the CF-100 engaged the enemy with a 90-degree attack, or a Lead Collision Course (LCC), rather than a head on attacks. After learning their techniques at OTU, Dale was assigned to RCAF 440 Squadron at Bagotville, Quebec. In May 1957, the 440 Squadron was transferred to Zweibrucken Air Base in West Germany to fulfill a NATO mission. The aircraft were flown Trans-Atlantic to Zweibrucken AB with fueling stops in Goose Bay and Keflavik, Iceland. Dale served with 440 Squadron at Zweibrucken AB until early 1960. The remainder of his active duty time was served in Canada.

   Among his squadron mates Dale was known for his good humor, always sure to keep the pilots and navigators (RIO) in the flight room laughing. He also had a reputation for being a great pilot.

   After separating from the RCAF, Dale flew for non-sked operators in Canada as a DC-4 and DC-6 copilot. After two years of such flying Dale was hired by Northwest Airlines on October 19, 1964.  At time NWA had not yet secured FAA approved for its Flight Engineer ground school for the new pilot category - Second Officers to be assigned to its new jet fleet. Therefore, Dale’s class was to receive full ground training on all three categories of aircraft: reciprocating, turboprop, and turbojet. The nine oldest members of this class, which include Dale, were pre-designated to receive further Boeing 720/320 (707 series) training. However, late in 1964 NWA ran short of DC-6 copilots. Someone in NWA Flight Administration learned of Dale’s DC-6 background, quickly pulled him out of 720/320 ground school, requalified him on the DC-6 and assigned him to line flying. Since NWA pilot’s seniority dates were determined by the date the pilot started ‘line flying’, Dale suddenly became the senior member of his class - a class replete with future NWA pilot leaders.

   The DC-6 was phased out at NWA in 1965 and Dale was trained to be a Boeing 720/320 Second Officer (2/O). His next upgrade was to 720/320 series copilot (F/O), followed by the Boeing 727 captain. During his career Dale would fly captain on the Boeing 727, 720/320, and both the 747 (classic) and the 747/400.

   During his career Dale served as ALPA Hotel Committee Chairman and was responsible for the major upgrades in crew hotel accommodations. In August 1996 Dale hung up his NWA uniform for the last time. Almost immediately he was fitted for another uniform, this time the uniform of Asiana Airlines. Dale, and his close friend Glen Eggert, contracted to work as instructor pilots for Asiana. That assignment lasted for about a year, thereafter Dale kept his hand in aviation as a fuel conservation consultant.

   In 2002 Dale married Dr. Mary Catherine Kazwell on Amelia Island, northeast of Jacksonville, Florida on the Atlantic coast. In recent years, the couple maintained a home on Amelia Island where they enjoyed fine cooking together.

  

   Both Dale and his wife Cathy were marathon runners, competing in many marathons, their first being the 1999 Seattle Half Marathon. Their favorite marathon was the Chicago Marathon which they ran twice. Closer to home Dale and Cathy were active with the Sarasota Track Club.

   As a couple Dale and Cathy worked with the ‘Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue’, an organization dedicated to rescuing former racing Greyhound dogs. The image of the Greyhound Dog is one of speed, dexterity, and agility, but to the contrary, the Greyhounds they acquired as personal pets became couch potatoes.

   Dale is survived by his wife of 18 years, Dr. Mary Catherine Kazwell; his five children from a previous marriage, Marc Nadon, Tracy Nadon, Denise Trembley, Alan Nadon, and Steven Nadon; a sister, Narda Johnson; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lorne and Gary Nadon, and his parents Lorne and Madeline Nadon.

 

 

 

Paul Linstead

December 5, 1936 – May 9, 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce that Paul Herbert Linstead, beloved husband of Deanna and brother of Lois (Irvine) passed away peacefully in High River Long Term Care on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 83.

Paul was born in Port Hope, Ontario on December 5, 1936 to Herbert and Alice Linstead. He was the eldest in the family which included his sister, Lois.  As the children of a United Church Minister, they lived in a variety of different places in Ontario as was the custom of the time. Paul attended school in Courtice, Paisley and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

At an early age, Paul focused on the desire to become a pilot and was able to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force on his 17th birthday.  He realized his dream and became Flight Lieutenant before leaving the Air Force 10 years later in 1964. He was accepted as a pilot for Air Canada and remained there from February 1965 to Dec. 31, 1991 having reached his Captaincy in 1972. He lived in several locations around the world and many locations in Canada and flew on virtually all the routes of the airline and their different planes operative at that time.  He was also able to fulfill his love of travel, a family trait.

After his first marriage dissolved, he met his lifelong soulmate Deanna Clifford and was married from October 1974 to his passing.

Paul was a relatively quiet, confident, and generous man but enjoyed whatever community he was in actively. He and Deanna became part of various social and sporting groups especially golf and skeet shooting but also making individual friends and maintaining regular contact with friends from past years and family. His shooting prowess earned him a qualification for the Olympics but at a time when his career was most important.

Paul was a social man and had many intriguing stories to tell.  Dinners and get togethers were enlivened by them and he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends from his career and his communities.  While his activities were curtailed in later years due to a severe disabling fall in December 2017, he demonstrated a very positive attitude, recovered to a remarkable degree and had many times of much enjoyment. Special thanks to the caregivers at High River Long Term Care, his therapist and participating friends who helped this to happen and to Rev. Sean Devlin of High River Anglican Church, a constant comfort.

Due to current restrictions no services will be held at this time.  A memorial service will be held later as can be scheduled.  In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to your local Food Bank.

Farewell dearest husband, brother, and friend.

To send condolences and view Paul’s Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com . Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242

Below is a link for the memorial servive held for Paul:

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