Last Post

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.

Comments and Additional Information: Click here to submit a last post, comment, provide additional information or photos.

Last Posts by Year: You can do a quick scan of our entries listed by year of death by clicking here.

It with great sadness that we announce the loss of Colonel Alexander Tupper, former Director of Aerospace Equipment Program Management (Radars & Communications Systems) and Acting Chief of Staff. Colonel Tupper passed away Tuesday afternoon (03 December 2019) with his wife Rachel, daughter Esther, and his son Justin at his side. The son of the […]

Obituary

We are sad to announce that on 27 November 2019, Raymond Samuel Clowes (Fenelon Falls, Ontario) passed away peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay. Ray Clowes in his 80th year was the beloved husband of Lynda Ann (nee Gray) Clowes for 59 years of marriage. Dear father of Jeffrey Clowes, Cathy and her husband […]

Obituary

Kalincak, Lawrence John – passed away peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the age of 63 years. John “Larry” Kalincak of Pembroke, loving husband of Cathy Kalincak (nee DesChamp). Father of Kristopher and the late Adam. John was a beloved father figure and “Grampy” to so many over the […]

Obituary

Wayne Steven Devereaux (1966-2019) Wayne passed away suddenly on Saturday November 16th at the age of 53. Loving husband of Patricia (née Harnois) of 33 years. Father to Victoria and Brampa to Sophia. He will also be remembered and missed by his sister Tracey and nieces Melissa, Elena and Samantha. Wayne served in the Canadian […]

Obituary

Warrant Officer David Burdette (Tiny) WILLIAMS, CD, Late RCAF (Retired) (TEL TECH 223 / COMM TECH 224) March 8, 1936 – November 7, 2019 Passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83, on November 7, 2019, with his beloved wife, Louise and his daughter Patty by his side. His loving and loyal companion, […]

Obituary

Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Joshua James Lefresne, CD, RCCS (Retired) passed away at home on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the age of 74. Beloved husband of Kay for 51 years. Much loved Dad of Peter (Sheila) of Richmond, Indiana and B.J. “Brian” (Kimberly) of Guelph, Ontario. Proud Grandpa of Fiona, Brandon, Emily, Ellison and Quinton. Son […]

Obituary

Sergeant (Ret’d) Al Stapleton passed away peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital following a short illness on Friday 1 November 2019 – All Saints Day. He was in his 100th year. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Grace Elizabeth, his sons John and Paul and their spouses Barbara Brown and Lee Wai Ming. Al […]

Obituary

Tom, age 77, passed away at home in Halifax on October 30, 2019. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late squadron leader J.A. “Abe” Hanway, and Helen (Boylan) Hanway. He dearly missed his late wife, Lois (Adams) Hanway of Antigonish who passed away in 2014. Tom spent his working career as a […]

Obituary