A full Sad news for the MP family. Former Master Corporal Vikki Kenny passed away from viral meningitis at her residence in Calgary on January 25, 2017.
After graduating from college, Vikki joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an MP and served for ten years at CFB Borden, and spent another three years at Garrison Edmonton. In 2013 she transferred to the Reserve Force. She then moved to Calgary when she was employed by the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires for Southern Alberta, and also worked at the Calgary Drop-In and Rehabilitation Society
A private family service will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stratford, ON. A celebration of Vikki's life will take place at a later date in the summer.
A full obituary can be read and online condolences can be made at yourlifemoments.ca
On October 17, at the age of 88, LCol (Ret'd) Ron Gladstone passed away at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.
Ron began his work life as a member of the Royal Air Force where he served in Malaya. Afterwards, he started off his long career in policing with the London Metropolitan Police from which he retired as a Detective Constable in the New Scotland Yard. In 1955, Ron left the United Kingdom to join the Royal Canadian Air Force Military Police where he served for 28 years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Afterwards, Ron served as the Deputy Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod for the Canadian Senate.
In his personal life, Ron was an avid storyteller with a quick-wit and an unbeatable memory. You could often find him volunteering to help where needed, reciting old poems, or sneaking copious amounts of human food to his beloved pets.
Ron is survived by his wife, Esther, children, Keith and Janet, grand-children, Ben and Amber, Doug and Jamie, Trista, Stephanie and Ryan, and Nicole, great-grand-children, Della and Finley, and sister, Audrey.
Ron was an active member of the Air Force Association of Canada, the United Services Institute, and the Freemasonry. Ron lived a full life and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made in his memory to: The Nanaimo & District Branch of the BC SPCA, 154 Westwood Road, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 0G9,www.spca.bc.ca.
We’re just learning of the recent passing of a former member of the MP Branch.
Sgt (Ret’d) Kim Marshall, a 30-year veteran of the Canadian Forces who retired in 2003, passed away recently after a long illness. During his career, Kim served at a variety of locations, including 2 MP PL Petawawa, as well as the Ottawa SIU Section in 1990, and CFB Winnipeg where he retired.
The obituary, provided to CMPA by a friend of Kim’s, reads as follows:
To all of you who know and love Kim, it is with deep sadness that I post this message. Our beloved Kim passed yesterday evening at home. With his family surrounding him Kim took his last breath and peacefully slipped away.
Kim fought long and hard these past 10 months overcoming incredible obstacles with grace and humour and a warrior’s spirit. Kim lived the code of Bushido to the end. In every sense a true warrior, Kim was the embodiment of bushido values: Loyalty, courage, honesty, compassion, honour and a profound respect for life. He faced death calmly and with courage.
A service was held for Sgt(Ret'd) Marshall on 8 October 2016 at St. Luke's Aglican Church in Winnipeg.
Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, at the age of 87. He is survived by, in his own words, “the most important things in my life,” his wife of 60 years, Eula (nee Meikle), his daughters, Stephanie Hewitt (Tom), Andra (Jeff Brown) and his grandchildren, Emily, Olivia, Justine and Evan, of whom he was so proud. John was born in Metis Beach, Quebec (his special piece of heaven) to William James and Mary Helen Maude (McLaren). He was the youngest of four brothers, Ned, Kenny and Roy (all predeceased) and sister Marion (Bill Carlson).
John joined the Military in 1948 and had a decorated career with the C Provost Corps, and Military Police. He served overseas in the Korean War, England, Germany, and as a Peacekeeper in The Belgian Congo. He was the recipient of The Order of Military Merit and became the 1st CWO of the Security Branch of the Canadian Armed Forces.
John was highly respected in the community and loved being around people. He was an active member of Bells Corners United Church and felt so much joy when attending functions and services among friends and family. He volunteered for Seniors Home Support, and in earlier days was instrumental in starting the 1st All-Girls Soccer Team in Nepean. Everyone's faces light up when John’s name is mentioned.
He will be remembered as a lovely man with a great smile and a twinkle in his eye. He showed everyone respect and truly believed “it is nice to be important but more important to be nice”. Thank you John, Dad and Grandpa for all you gave to us.
Friends may pay respects at
Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata Chapel
580 Eagleson Rd.
from 4:00 - 7:00pm on Friday, September 23rd, 2016.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Bells Corners United Church (3955 Old Richmond Road) on Saturday, September 24 at 11:00am. His final resting place will be Metis Beach United Church Cemetery at a date to follow.
Donations in John’s name would greatly be appreciated to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute: Defibrillator and Pacemaker Clinic. Condolences and Sharing Memories at www.kellyfh.ca
The CMPA is sad to belatedly report the passing of WO Michael Gallant, who lost his battle to cancer on 1 September 2017.
Mike was a 27-year veteran of the Military Police Branch, and will be missed by those who had the honour of serving with him.
A detailed obituary has been published by the East Haven Funeral Home, and reads in part:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that today we have lost a Son, a Brother, a Husband, a Father, and a Friend. Michael Stanley Gallant (25 Nov 1967 - 01 Sept 2016) passed quietly at the VG hospital surrounded by his family. Mike is survived by his wife Sharon, daughters Samantha and Katie, his parents Michael and Madonna Gallant, his sisters Bonita (Brad) Hutchinson, Shannon (Brendan) O’Quinn, his niece Hannah, nephew Liam, his grandmother Margaret Aucoin, in-laws Gerald and Ellen Lomond, brother in-laws Raymond(Michelle) Lomond , Jeff(Sylvia) Lomond, Terry(Janet) Osmond nieces Jennifer, Jeannette, Nadine and nephews Josh and Mitchell and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and friends.
Mike loved hunting, fishing, all things outdoors, camping, riding his motorbike and spending time with his family and friends when not deployed as serving member of the Canadian Forces, Military Police Branch for 27 years.
The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors and all Palliative Care staff of the QEII, VG Site, also the staff of CFB Halifax Stadacona Hospital, JPSU Unit, Military Police Unit and Veterans Affairs Canada Halifax Area Office for their exceptional care, kindness and support shown to the family during this time.
At the request of his family, donations in Michael's memory may be made to the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada at www.braintumour.ca or the Military Police Fund for Blind Children at www.mpfbc.com. Online condolences may be made at www.easthavenfuneralhome.com.