Our LAST POST feature aims to notify colleagues of the passing of a comrade and to publish a short summary of their career and accomplishments to honour those who have served our country. As we receive news of the death of a member of the CEA Family, we post an obituary along with funeral details and family wishes. We have done our best to ensure their completeness, with a focus on each person's service records.
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DONNA SMIT 20 September 1966 – 27 June 2020 Donna passed away peacefully surrounded by her family who were comforting her, holding her hands, and playing her favorite country music. Donna was wrapped in her beloved “O’s” blanket and had the symbol she adorned pinned to her chest; the Poppy. Donna was such an effective […]
RONALD JOHN LACEY 06 December 1961 – 14 June 2020 Master Warrant officer Ronald Lacey passed peacefully away after a lifetime of dedication serving his country. Predeceased by his parents: Michael Lacey and Bernice Lacey (Feehan). Left with fond and loving memories of his life are his spouse Patricia Sawler and her son Nathan, as […]
MIKE CHAWRUN: 16 March 1940 – 3 June 2020 On June 3, 2020, the Blue Jays lost one of their biggest fans, and the Maple Leafs, on a good day. Mike died peacefully at home where he wanted to be with his loving wife Christine and animals, Gigi (dog) and Lily (cat). Mike loved to […]
Maurice Renaud (7 DECEMBER 1961 – 28 MAY 2020) Maurice left us peacefully in his home. He leaves to mourn his son Sébastien Lionel Renaud (wife Marie-Pier Frappier), his second son Yannick Yvon Renaud (fiancée Samantha Butler), as well as his best friend Mary-Anne Buske. In addition, Maurice leaves to mourn his two grandchildren whom […]
It is with heavy hearts and immense sorrow that the family announce the sudden unexpected passing of Sergeant (Retired) Doug Carson at the age of 49. Doug Carson (aka Dougie) was a well respected and very much loved retired veteran, who served our country as a 291er during 1992-2010. A highly decorated veteran, he leaves […]
Major (Retired) Kim Grant, CD Major (Retired) Kim Grant, CD (RRMC/RMC – Class of 1975 Electrical Engineering – 42B) passed away suddenly on 30 March 2020. While preparing to take his dogs for a walk near his Calgary home, he collapsed, was rushed to hospital, but died shortly after admission. He had recently been in […]
Suddenly, at his home on 20 March 2020, Ron Robert Kollmann of Mallorytown, Ontario passed away in his 54th year. Ron was born in Toronto, Ontario and a graduate of Milton District High school. He began his career as a Signals Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces in Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1988. From there […]
Dear C&E Family, It is with great sadness that we announce the death of stalwart member of 32 Regiment – Colonel John Catto, CD. John was a patriarch of 32 Regiment. John died from a stroke on 20 February 2020. The family is planning for funeral service on Thursday February 27 at St. Clements Anglican […]