In Memory

Antrobus, William (Bill) (20 Jun 14)

Antrobus, William (Bill) (20 Jun 14)

Age 86 I was wondering if you would run an announcement in regards to the passing of William (Bill) Antrobus. Bill passed away 20 Jun 2014 in Qualicum Beach Vancouver Island at the age of 86. Most of the old timers will remember Bill as the Men’s Mess Steward. I first met Bill at Dennison Armoury […]

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Archer, James “Jim” Edwin (20 May 13)

Age 89 It is again with sadness we announce that GGHG WW II Veteran, James “Jim” Edwin Archer passed peacefully on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at Port Colborne General Hospital in his 89th year. As a member of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, Jim served with the Regiment in Italy in World War 2. He is […]

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Baycroft, WW II Veteran Cpl. Gene William (3 Dec 15)

Fellow Horse Guards: Cpl Gene Baycroft passed away peacefully at Nipissing Manor in Corbeil Ontario, on Thursday December 3rd, 2015 in his 92nd year. Gene was one of the youngest Horse Guards to have served in WW II, having lied about his age to go into battle. His last appearance with the Regiment was in […]

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Bayes, Amy (25 Apr 14) GGHG Cavalry Squadron Rider

The Cavalry Squadron has had to come to terms with the fact that one of our riders, a volunteer, a friend, will no longer ride with us. For those of you who wish to attend, arrangements are as follows: Location: Taylor Funeral Home, 524 Davis Drive, NewmarketThe Visitation is Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pmThe Service is […]

Brady, Mr.  James “Jim” (10 Apr 12)

Brady, Mr. James “Jim” (10 Apr 12)

Age 74 It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mr.  James “Jim” Brady on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at the age of 74 years. James was the father of our Captain Kevin Brady and Nick Brady and was married to his wife Maggie for 50 wonderful years. He was a prominent member of St. Dominic’s […]

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Brookes, Albert (5 Sep 11)

Age 89 It is with great sadness the family of Albert Brookes announces his passing at Providence Healthcare on September 5, 2011 at the age of 89. Albert was born in Scarborough on June 14, 1922 and was a member of the Governor General’s Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron during 1960-70’s. He is survived by his younger brother Ross and will be fondly […]

Brothers, Ralph (13 Dec 11)

Brothers, Ralph (13 Dec 11)

Age 87 June 18, 1924 – December 13, 2011 Ralph passed away peacefully in Newmarket. Predeceased by his beloved wife Isobelle. Ralph was a World War II veteran and member of the Royal Canadian Artillery and the long serving Riding Master of the GGHG Riding Club/Cavalry Squadron. He was also an avid polo player. Ralph […]

Brown, Earl (14 Oct 15)

Brown, Earl (14 Oct 15)

GGHG WW II Veteran Earl Brown, 93, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 14, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Earl Brown was a quiet hero to many. A man of yesteryear, the life of the party, and a gifted story teller with a flair for oration. He loved his liberal […]

Buki, Sgt. Joseph (1 Apr 08)

Buki, Sgt. Joseph (1 Apr 08)

Age 88 With sadness we acknowledge the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran Sgt Joseph Buki, who we learned had passed away on April 1, 2008 in Grand-Mere, Québec at the age of 88. Our belated condolences go out to his family and especially his wife Helen.

Burgess, Edythe (21 Nov 10)

Burgess, Edythe (21 Nov 10)

With sadness, the Governor General’s Horse Guards Association acknowledges the passing of the following member of the Regimental Family: With sadness we note the passing of Edythe Burgess on Sunday, November 21st 2010. Edyth w as married for 58 years to the late Jack Burgess, a WW II Veteran of the Governor General’s Horse Guards. She was the mother […]

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Burka, Maj. A. Macdonald (“Mac”) (31 Dec 12)

Age 93 Long-time resident of Toronto and frequent visitor to his ranch in Alberta. Predeceased by his loving wife of 54 years, Margaret McGuinness in 2009. Survived by four sons, Patrick (Kerry) of Toronto, John of Aurora, Brian (Jerry) of Salt Lake City, Utah and Bruce (Samantha) of Toronto and four grandchildren Katie, James, Hunter, […]

Burroughs, Alan (Al) Douglas (17 Jan 10)

Burroughs, Alan (Al) Douglas (17 Jan 10)

Age 60 It is our sad duty to report that we have just learned of the passing of Alan (Al) Douglas Burroughs on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Head w aters Health Care Centre, Orangeville after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 60 years of age. Al served as a member of the Governor General’s […]

Chalmers, George McGregor (24 Jan 15)

Chalmers, George McGregor (24 Jan 15)

Age 94 It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of George McGregor Chalmers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre on Saturday January 24, 2015 at the age of 94, following a valiant struggle with congestive heart failure. His loving wife Mary with whom he shared 67 years of marriage passed away last […]

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Claggett, William Lee (3 Feb 12)

It is with great sadness that we note the sudden death of Bill Claggett on February 3, 2012, loving husband of Heather Ann Claggett and father of Colonel Jay Claggett, former Commanding Officer of the Governor General’s Horse Guards. The members of the Governor General’s Horse Guards Association joins with the rest of the Regimental Family […]

Classey, Capt. Frank

Classey, Capt. Frank

Capt. Frank Classey passed away this year but the date is not known. Captain Classey was the officer in charge of “D” Squadron which was formed while the Regiment was serving in Italy during WW II. We mourn his passing and pay tribute to this Veteran for his service to Canada and the Regiment. Nulli […]

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Constantinides, Maj. Eric (15 Feb 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: Sadly, we have lost yet another member of the Regimental Family with the passing of Major Eric Constantinides  on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Lakeridge Health Centre in Port Perry, at age 86. Eric served with the Governor General’s Horse Guards for many years as the OC of the Cavalry Squadron […]

Coombes, Cpl. Doug (22 Feb 10)

Coombes, Cpl. Doug (22 Feb 10)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran, Cpl. Doug Coombes, on Monday February 22 in the Orangeville General Hospital. Doug died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness due to respiratory complications and heart problems. He w as in his 89th year. Doug had always been […]

Coulson, Tpr. Norman John (10 Jul 16)

Coulson, Tpr. Norman John (10 Jul 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is again my sad duty to report the passing of yet another WW II GGHG Veteran. Trooper Norman John Coulson of Barrie and Elmvale (1923-2016), passed away peacefully at Midland Hospital on July 10, 2016. He is survived by his wife Edyth (Kenwell) to whom we extend our most sincere condolences. […]

Danniels, Frederick Arthur (26 Feb 10)

Danniels, Frederick Arthur (26 Feb 10)

July 2, 1921 — February 26, 2010 GGHG WW II Veteran Frederick Arthur Danniels died peacefully on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Scarborough General Hospital, with his family by his side. Beloved husband of Molly (nee Drew) for nearly 65 years. Fred was a Boy Scout Leader, a volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross and a […]

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Davidge, Sgt. Donald Leslie Davidge (6 Nov 13)

May 11, 1920 – November 6, 2013 Age 93 Born in Ilfracombe, England, Donald immigrated to Canada on July 1, 1920 as a babe in arms with his parents, Frank and Ethel (Helson). Predeceased by his parents, younger sister Gladys (Milford) Brigham and wife Jean (Greig). Father to Lesley (John) Eisel he was “Tic Toc” […]

Davidson, Sgt. Colin (18 Aug 10)

Davidson, Sgt. Colin (18 Aug 10)

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Sgt. Colin Davidson, former Riding Master and Instructor of the Governor General’s Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron and Member and former Vice-President of the GGHG Association. Colin passed away on Wednesday August 18, 11:00 p.m. at the Scarborough Centenary Hospital after a prolonged battle […]

Deane, Tpr. William (Bill) (17 Nov 10)

Deane, Tpr. William (Bill) (17 Nov 10)

Age 89 WWII Governor General’s Horse Guards With great sorrow the family announces the passing of Bill on November 17, 2010 in his 90th year at Sunnybrook Veterans Health Sciences Centre. Devoted husband to the late Shirley Deane. Bill will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his sister Lily and husband Spero Ginou. Proud […]

Dixon, Kenneth (25 Jun 11)

Dixon, Kenneth (25 Jun 11)

Age 88 It is our sad duty to report the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran Kenneth Dixon on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in his 89th year. He was a retired 47 year employee of Anaconda Brass New Toronto. Kenneth was also a Member of Hall of Fame Mimico Lacrosse Ontario and Canadian Lacrosse Hall […]

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Dobson, Sgt. Charlie (8 Oct 15)

It is again my duty to report the passing of Sgt Charlie Dobson on October 8, 2015 at Sunnybrook Veterans Centre where he has resided since last November. Charlie served with the Governor General’s Horse Guards in Europe during WW II along with his brother and is remembered with respect by one of his comrades […]

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Dorfman, Jeff (2 Sep 14) Honorary Lieutenant Colonel

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a notable Horse Guard. Our Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Dorfman passed away at approximately 0530 hrs on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital after a prolonged battle with cancer. From the ranks of a Trooper, Col Dorfman rose to become the Regimental Sergeant […]

Douglas-Crampton, Dan (3 Mar 10)

Douglas-Crampton, Dan (3 Mar 10)

March 20, 1924 – March 3, 2010 Dan (Danny) was one of a small group of skilled riders who were often called upon to parade with the Governor General’s Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron between 1960 and 1980 when a large number of horses and riders w ere required for Royal Escorts, Musical Rides and other […]

Dunbar, Tpr. Clarence Hugh (23 Dec 09)

Dunbar, Tpr. Clarence Hugh (23 Dec 09)

Age 89 Clarence Hugh Dunbar passed a w ay on December 23rd, 2009 at the Colonel Belcher Veterans Care Centre in Calgary at the age of 89. He was an Association Member, and GGHG WW II Veteran, enlisting in 1941, and saw duty overseas in Italy, France , Germany , Belgium , and Holland before […]

Duncan, Annie May ‘Nan’ (née McKeown) (18 Sep 10)

Duncan, Annie May ‘Nan’ (née McKeown) (18 Sep 10)

Age 85 Nan passed away after a battle with cancer. She was the wife of the late David Duncan, a GGHG WW II Veteran and strong a supporter of the GGHG Association. A funeral service was held at Highland Funeral Home ‘Scarborough Chapel’ on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 with interment at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Donations […]

Edwards, Capt. Gordon Kenneth (21 Mar 10)

Edwards, Capt. Gordon Kenneth (21 Mar 10)

Age 88 Gordon Kenneth Edwards, WW II Veteran – 5th Armoured Division Member of The Governor General’s Horse Guards passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010, in Kanata, Ontario at the age of 88. Capt. Edwards was the oldest surviving former RSM of the GGHG, serving as WO1/RSM during the mid-fifties.  This is a watershed moment in […]

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Elson, Tpr. George (18 Apr 17)

Trooper George Elson passed away, on April 18, 2017 at Brantford General Hospital. He is survived by his wife and best friend Joan (nee Baxter) and his daughters Ann and Gladys (John) of Cudworth, England. George was involved since birth with St. James Anglican Church in Paris Ontario. In 1941 he enlisted in the Army […]

Fogg, Maj. John Arnold (1 Mar 14)

Fogg, Maj. John Arnold (1 Mar 14)

Age 94 We are very saddened to learn of the passing on Saturday, March 1, 2014, of GGHG WW II Veteran, Major John Arnold Fogg, age 94, at the Village of Erin Meadows. He is survived by his wife Irene Fogg and his children Brian (Sharon) and Glenice (Ron) Martin, Janet (Nick) Larter and Maureen Olivier. […]

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Forsythe, Sgt. William “Bill” Kenneth (15 Feb 13)

Age 94 It is with a great sense of loss that the family of Sgt William “Bill” Kenneth Forsythe announces his passing at his residence and with loved ones at his side at the age of 94 on Friday, February 15, 2013. Bill was the beloved husband of Ruth (née Brownridge) Forsythe with whom he […]

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Gill, “Jack” Samuel John (10 Apr 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is with a sense of deep sorrow that we have learned of the peaceful passing of GGHG Association Member “Jack” Samuel John Gill with his family by his side at the Smiths Falls Hospital on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in his 85th year. Jack was born in Newfoundland, resided in Toronto […]

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Goldman, Harold (7 Mar 13)

It is with much sadness we report  that WW II Veteran, former President and Member of The Governor General Horse Guards Association, Harold Goldman, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at North York General Hospital. Harold was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion General Wingate Branch 256. He was the loving father and […]

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Goodbooy, Tpr. Harry (21 Dec 13)

Age 90 We sadly report at this time, the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran, Harry Goodbooy, age 90, on Friday December 21 at Sunnybrook Veterans Residence. Harry served with the Regiment throughout Europe and in the Italian Campaign and was featured in this fall’s issue of the Regimental Lines. Cremation took place on December […]

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Green, Wendy Ruth (17 May 15)

Fellow Horse Guards: With sadness, we have just learned that Wendy Ruth GREEN, wife of the late Robert William (Bud) Green, a GGHG WW II Veteran, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17th, 2015  at Bridgepoint Hospital surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her sons, Mike, Rick, and Andy; daughters-in-law, Jacquie, Ava, Sandy. Wendy survived the Great […]

MWO Walter Mick Griffin

Griffin, MWO Walter (Mick) (8 Jul 16)

MWO Walter ‘Mick’ GRIFFIN – WW II Veteran and GGHG Association Member, died peacefully at the Helen Henderson Care Centre, Amherstview, Ontario on Friday, July 8, 2016 at age 93, surrounded by family. Born in Newport, Wales on January 26, 1923 to Olive Mary (Lomus) Griffin and Philip George Griffin, Mick grew up in Toronto, […]

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Hannigan, Helen (31 Aug 13)

Age 79 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Hannigan, on Saturday August 31, 2013, at Toronto General Hospital, age 79. Helen was the wife of GGHG Association Member and retired Sgt Major, MWO William “Bob” Hannigan and together, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June of this year. She is […]

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Harlock, WW II Veteran Sgt. Earl “Jiggs” (18 Feb 16)

We learned that WW II Veteran Sgt. Earl “Jiggs” Harlock, passed away February 18 at the Hillsdale Terrace Nursing Home in Oshawa at age 97. Jiggs considered himself an “Original Horse Guard” in that he enlisted at the University Avenue Armoury to join the Regiment in 1940 at age 22. Jiggs and friends from the […]

Hartley, LCpl. Thomas William (8 May 00)

Hartley, LCpl. Thomas William (8 May 00)

Age 88 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran and Association Member, Lance Corporal Thomas William Hartley on May 8, 2010 in the ICU unit of the “Greater Niagara General Hospital” He was in his 89th year. Lance Corporal Hartley saw action with the GGHG in Italy and Europe during the […]

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Holman, WW II Veteran Reuben Milton (24 Nov 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: With sadness, we announce the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran, Reuben Milton Holman in Edmonton, Alberta, on November 24, 2016 at age 93 , with his family by his side. Funeral Service was  held on Saturday, December 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, in Edmonton. On behalf […]

Hood, Sgt. Kenneth (17 Dec 10)

Hood, Sgt. Kenneth (17 Dec 10)

Age 86 With sadness, the Governor General’s Horse Guards Association acknowledges the passing of the following member of the Regimental Family: GGHG WW II Veteran, passed away on Dec. 17, 2010, at age 86 in Calgary , Alberta . Ken was regular force (RCD) and was QM at the old Denison Armoury, during the late 1960’s […]

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Judd, Maj. Alan (31 Aug 13)

Age 96  We have recently received news of the passing of yet another GGHG Veteran and Member of the GGHG Association. Major Alan Judd, who served and was wounded in Italy during WW II, died on August 31, 2013 in Winnipeg Manitoba just weeks short of his 96th birthday. He was a five-year (1940-1945) combat veteran […]

Knifton, Gordon George “Nifty” (3 Mar 12)

Knifton, Gordon George “Nifty” (3 Mar 12)

Age 93 WWII GGHG Veteran passed away on March 3, 2012 in Kilworthy at the age of 93. He served with the Regiment in Italy, Belgium and North Africa, doing everything in a tank from aiming the turret to the driving. He was married for 74 years to his true love Margaret Irene Knifton (née Wright) and […]

Lamshoeft Sr., Erich (17 Jul 10)

Lamshoeft Sr., Erich (17 Jul 10)

Age of 85 It is with great sadness, we report that Erich Lamshoeft Sr., father of Maj (Ret’d) Erich Lamshoeft, passed a way peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Saturday morning, July 17, 2010, at the age of 85. We offer our most sincere condolences to Erich and his family at this time of […]

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Lang, Tpr. John Edward (12 Oct 14)

We sadly report today that GGHG WW II VETERAN John Lang passed away peacefully on Sunday October 12 with his family at his side at the age of 91. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marjorie and his children Jeanette (Tom Brown) and John (Karen). To Marjorie and all of the extended Lang family, […]

MacDonald, Sgt. Neil (23 Jun 10)

MacDonald, Sgt. Neil (23 Jun 10)

Age 89 We are saddened to learn that GGHG WW II Veteran Sgt Neil MacDonald passed away at 12:30 am yesterday, June 23, 2010, in Innisville, Ontario at the age of 89. Neil saw action in Italy during the war and was also one of the Horse Guards who guarded the Welland Canal. He was […]

MacKenzie, Wilma ‘Willie’  (née Weerenbeck) (19 Aug 10)

MacKenzie, Wilma ‘Willie’ (née Weerenbeck) (19 Aug 10)

Age 86 Willie MacKenzie, wife of Sgt. (Ret’d) Gord MacKenzie of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 19, 2010 at Humber River Regional Hospital. Willie and Gord were married for 61 years and both retired two years ago from the Warriors’ Day Parade Council after over 20 years of judging […]

MacMillan, Tpr. Edward Otis (11 May 10)

MacMillan, Tpr. Edward Otis (11 May 10)

Age 90 With much sadness we announce the passing of Tpr Edward Otis MacMillan on May 11th, 2010 in Alberta at the age of ninety. Tpr. MacMillan was a member the Association and served with the Governor General’s Horse Guards during World War II. He is remembered as one who still kept in touch with his […]

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Madden, Tpr. Joseph Richard (11 Oct 14)

Age 62 Joseph Richard Madden passed peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the age of 62. Survived by his loving wife Yolanda, adoring children Alex (Stephanie) and Daniel (Melissa), his beloved grandson William and by Judy (Don), Bruce (Colleen), Andy, Nancy (Glenn), along with Yolanda’s family Sandy (Steve and sons), Don and mother Emma, […]

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Mann, Col. Gerald Charles, CD (10 Mar 10)

Colonel Gerald Charles Mann, CD  died peacefully on March 10, 2010. Beloved husband of Nancy for 18 years. Loving father of Tina (Jack Trimmer) and Harmon. Dear son of Irene Gottfried and the late Charles Mann. Gerald will be missed by many including Jill, his brothers Jackie and Roi, and by his friends and military […]

Marshman, Maj. Edward “Keith” (4 Apr 16)

Marshman, Maj. Edward “Keith” (4 Apr 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is with a deep sense of sadness that we have only now learned of the passing of Major Edward “Keith” Marshman on April 4, 2016 from a battle with cancer. He died peacefully, in his home, surrounded by his family. Keith was born to Edward and Hilda Marshman on April 14, 1938 […]

Martin, Regimental Sgt. Maj. Jim “Tooner” (23 Sep 10)

Martin, Regimental Sgt. Maj. Jim “Tooner” (23 Sep 10)

Age 70 With deep sorrow we announce the passing today of former member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons and former Regimental Sergeant Major of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, Jim “Tooner” Martin at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie in his 70thyear. Last Thursday September 23rd, we received a notice from his wife Brenda that he was hospitalized with […]

Mazza, Frederick John (6 May 12)

Mazza, Frederick John (6 May 12)

Age 90 Frederick John Mazza– WW II Veteran and Member of the GGHG Association, died peacefully, just shy of his 90th birthday, surrounded by family at the Niagara-on-the-Lake hospital on May 6, 2012. Fred was born in Toronto and served in the Canadian Army in the Second World War with the Governor General’s Horse Guards in England, […]

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McCain, Wallace (13 May 11)

April 9, 1930 – May 13, 2011 Earlier this week, we learned that Mr. Wallace McCain, the husband of our former Honourary Colonel, Margaret McCain, passed away on May 13 at age 81 after a 14-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In 1995, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for being “one of Atlantic […]

Merlo, Angelica (3 Aug 11)

Merlo, Angelica (3 Aug 11)

With great sadness, the family announces the peaceful passing of Mrs. Angelica Merlo on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Born in Burgio , Italy on March 4, 1925. Mrs. Merlo was the mother of the late Capt. Frank Merlo, former Music Director of the GGHG Regimental Band who passed away in July 2010. She is survived by […]

Merlo, Capt. Frank, CD, OSJ  (6 Jul 10)

Merlo, Capt. Frank, CD, OSJ (6 Jul 10)

CAPTAIN FRANK MERLO, CD, OSJ, Director of Music for the Governor General’s Horse Guards Regimental Band, passed away in Toronto on July 6, 2010. Frank’s association with the Regiment and the Band began in 1979 and for over three decades he literally dedicated his life to both. As the current Senior Director of Music in 32 […]

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Morin, Col. Leo (22 Jul 13)

Age 70 LIEUTENANT COLONEL (RET’D) LEO PAUL MORIN, CD Past Commanding Officer and former Honorary Lieutenant Colonel, The Ontario Regiment (RCAC); retired employee of General Motors’ Oshawa Truck Assembly Centre. Suddenly at his residence on Monday, July 22, 2013, in his 70th year. Predeceased by his parents Ernest and Mae Morin (nee Courtney). Loving and […]

Naunheimer, Nick (1 Oct 13)

Naunheimer, Nick (1 Oct 13)

Age 73 Again this week we are saddened to learn that GGHG Association Member and former Paymaster of the Governor General’s Horse Guards, Nick Naunheimer, passed away peacefully early yesterday morning (October 1, 2013) at Victoria Hospice in British Columbia, following a brief struggle with cancer at age 73. In 2009 he lost his beloved […]

O’Halloran, WO Edward James (Ted) (3 Apr 14)

O’Halloran, WO Edward James (Ted) (3 Apr 14)

Age 92 (Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, D-Day Veteran Normandy Beach) It is with profound sorrow the family announces the passing on April 3, 2014, of a beloved man who gave help and unconditional love to others for 92 years. Ted served with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada as a stretcher bearer (medic) for five […]

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Pacey, Tpr. Robert Lawrence (30 Apr 14) WWII Veteran

PACEY, Tpr Robert Lawrence – WWII Veteran Served in Italy and North Africa with the Governor Generals Horse Guard. Passed away at the Brockville General Hospital Charles Street Site on Wednesday April 30, 2014 at age 91 years. He is survived by his children Robert Pacey, Catherine Carson (Robert) all of Brockville and Theresa Metcalfe (Robert) […]

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Patterson, CWO (RSM) Scott Frederick “Paddy”, CD (10 Feb 16)

Scott passed away on February 10, 2016, surrounded in love by friends and family after a brave battle with cancer. Scott was a currently serving member of 32 Brigade Headquarters, Battle School, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and Toronto EMS. Scott is survived by his loving family, sister Ann Ward (Frank), brother Brian (Lesley), […]

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Perry, Tpr. William Kenneth Ross (1 Dec 15)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on Trooper William Kenneth Ross Perry on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at the age of 65 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his wife Yvonne and children: Bill (Shannon), Robert (Tammy), and Dave “Red” (Lucia). Bill served in the Governor General’s Horse Guards in […]

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Radley-Walters, Mary Patricia “Pat” (4 Sep 16)

Mary Patricia Radley-Walters, known as “Pat” to many, and affectionately as “Mom” and “Granny” to family, passed away peacefully in Kingston on September 4, 2016, at the age of 95. She was the loving wife of Brigadier General Sydney Valpy Radley-Walters (deceased) for 68 years. Beloved mother of Gary (Martha), Grant and his wife Maureen, […]

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Reid, Lt. Ernest Angus Reid (11 Jan 08)

Age: 87 REID, Ernest Angus Ernie Reid passed away peacefully on January 11, 2008 in a Calgary Hospice surrounded by family, following a two month illness. Ernie, born on November 27, 1920 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was the youngest of four children of Amelia and Angus Reid. Ernie attended school at Central Park High School in […]

Robertson, Gardner Thomas (8 Feb 12)

Robertson, Gardner Thomas (8 Feb 12)

Died peacefully February 8, 2012 at Ian Anderson House in Oakville with his family by his side. Gard is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Jene; daughter Kathryn Mitchell; son Ian (Claire Collins)and daughter Jane (Vince) Chiricosta. Gard was born in Toronto on April 25, 1926, son of Sarah and Thomas Robertson and grew up […]

Robinson, William (Bill) (17 Jul 11)

Robinson, William (Bill) (17 Jul 11)

Age 82 U.K. Veteran, passed away at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on July 17, 2011, aged 82 years. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, of 56 years. Bill was born in Nottinghamshire, U.K. December 16, 1928 and after his formal schooling, joined the R.A.F. serving 10 years as a Sergeant Flight Engineer. He served […]

Rockwell, Tpr. Wallace John “Wally” (11 Jun 10)

Rockwell, Tpr. Wallace John “Wally” (11 Jun 10)

Age 86 It is our sad duty to report that GGHG WW II Veteran and Association Member, Tpr Wallace John “Wally” Rockwell, passed away peacefully at home in Oakville on June 11th, 2010, in his 87th year. Wally, as he was affectionately known by his comrades, was a truck driver during the Regiment’s time in action over […]

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Sams, Beryl

Age 95 It is again with much sadness that we announce the passing of another member of our Regimental Family, Beryl Sams. Beryl passed away two days ago at St. Michael’s Hospital after a brief period of hospitalization at the age of 95. She was the widow of the late Roy Sams, a former officer […]

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Sellers, Marie (5 Jan 17)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of Marie Sellers on Thursday January 5, 2017 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Marie was the widow of the late Sgt. Al Sellers, a WW II Veteran and President of the GGHG Association during the post-war period. Al passed away in 2014 but […]

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Sellers, Sgt. Alfred (27 Aug 14)

Age 97 Today is another sad day for the Regimental Family as we have lost one of our oldest surviving Veterans, Sgt. Alfred Sellers.  Al passed away in the early hours of this Wednesday morning at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where he was a resident in the Veterans’ Wing (K) for the past few months. Al […]

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Shanley, Dorothy (11 Nov 12)

It is with sadness that we have recently learned of the peaceful passing Dorothy Shanley at her residence in Port Perry with her family by her side on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the age of 84. She was the wife of the late James (Jim) Thomas  Shanley , GGHG WW II Veteran who passed away on […]

Shanley, Tpr. James (Jim) Thomas (29 Apr 10)

Shanley, Tpr. James (Jim) Thomas (29 Apr 10)

Age 85 It is again our sad duty to report the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran Tpr James (Jim) Thomas Shanley on April 29, 2010 in his 85th year, with his family at his side.  Jim served in Europe with the Governor General’s Horse Guards, 3rd Armoured Division.  He is survived by his loving […]

Shopiro, MWO Milton (Shopsy) (6 Oct 11)

Shopiro, MWO Milton (Shopsy) (6 Oct 11)

It is again with much sadness that we announce the passing of one of the most loyal supporters of the GGHG Association, MWO Milton (Shopsy) Shopiro, on Thursday, October 6, 2011 in Kitchener. Although he had served with the 25 Service Battalion, Milton became a proud member of the GGHG Association and until his confinement to […]

Sibley, Tpr. Albert Cecil (Terry) (8 Aug 12)

Sibley, Tpr. Albert Cecil (Terry) (8 Aug 12)

Age 66 Sadly, we report the unexpected passing of Tpr Albert Cecil (Terry) Sibley on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 in his 66th year. He is survived by his wife Sherida Sibley of Pefferlaw and his children Angela Sibley (Isaac Gilbert) of Vancouver, B.C. and Mike Sibley of Pefferlaw. Terry served with the Governor General’s Horse […]

Smith, Capt. Francis Howard (2 Mar 11)

Smith, Capt. Francis Howard (2 Mar 11)

Age 98 WW II Veteran passed away on March 2nd, 2011, in his 98th year, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. Howard was a former Governor General’s Horse Guards officer and Troop Leader who served in Italy during the Second World War He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn (née Trull) and his children Sharon McNab (Bruce James), and Jennifer Gordon […]

Smyth, John Norman (Norm) (1 Jul 11)

Smyth, John Norman (Norm) (1 Jul 11)

Age 91 It is with sadness we mark the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran and Retired Superintendent, Durham Regional Police Service, John Norman (Norm) Smyth, at St. Joseph’s at Fleming L.T.C., Peterborough on Friday, July 1, 2011, in his 91st year. He is survived by his wife Mary and daughter Lorraine and her husband Richard […]

Soo, Tpr. William (Bill) (16 Feb 17)

Soo, Tpr. William (Bill) (16 Feb 17)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is again my sad duty to report the passing of another GGHG WW II Veteran, Tpr. William (Bill) Soo of Burlington Ontario, on February 16, 2017. Bill served in Europe and was in the Recce Troop alongside fellow Veteran Ed Stafford with whom he had a pleasant chat when they bumped […]

Stevens, Sgt. Ted (4 Jun 10)

Stevens, Sgt. Ted (4 Jun 10)

A WW II veteran, Sergeant Ted Stevens, passed away on June 4, 2010. While serving with the Regiment overseas, Ted was in charge of the distribution of mail which arrived for the soldiers. We mourn his passing and pay tribute to this Veteran for his service to Canada and the Regiment. Nulli Secundus

Sutton, RSM Harry (22 Sep 13)

Sutton, RSM Harry (22 Sep 13)

It is with sadness that I inform you that CWO Harry Sutton who was RSM of The Ontario Regiment 1993-95 lost his battle with cancer and passed this morning (Sunday, September 22). For those who didn’t know Harry had a full career with the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s).

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Taylor, Maj. Eric (14 Oct 15)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is with a heavy heart that I must report the passing of Maj Eric Taylor, CD on Wednesday October 14 in Toronto at the age of 95, surrounded by his family. Following graduation from Trinity College School in 1939, Eric joined and served overseas during the Second World War with the […]

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Tye, Capt. Harry (28 Sep 13)

I regret to inform the Regimental Family of the passing of one of our more colourful members this weekend. Capt. Harry Tye passed away at his home in Elliot Lake on Saturday, September 28, 2013.  The son of a former Commanding Officer and Honourary Lieutenant Colonel, LCol Harry T. Tye, Harry served through the 1960s […]

Uhl, Tpr. Car (13 May 11)

Uhl, Tpr. Car (13 May 11)

Age 90 Sadly we report that GGHG WW II Veteran and long-time resident of North Vancouver, Tpr. Car Uhl, passed away peacefully on May 13 of this year at the age of 90 years. Carl served with theGovernor General’s Horse Guards in Europe and the Mediterranean and met and married his wife Dorothy in the United […]

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Walker, Lt. Col. George (15 Aug 15)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LCol George Walker after a hard fought struggle with cancer. He died peacefully on August 15, 2015 with family present at Hospice Residential in Windsor at the age of 69 years and maintained his wit and sense of humour until the very end. George […]

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Wasylycia, Tpr. Harry (19 Jun 15)

At a time when we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland we mark the passing of yet another of our Veterans whose service contributed to the end of that conflict. In the early hours of Friday June 19, 2015, GGHG Veteran  Harry Wasylycia passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in […]

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Wayte, Robert “Harold” (11 Aug 16)

Fellow Horse Guards: It is with sadness we report the passing of GGHG WW II Veteran Robert ‘Harold’ Wayte at the John M Parrott Centre, Napanee on Thursday, August 11, 2016 in his 93rd year. Harold served with the Regiment 1942 – 1946 and retired from Celanese Canada after 31 years. He is survived by […]

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Weinert, Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” Ivan (19 Dec 14)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Bob” Ivan Weinert on Friday December 19, 2014 at North York General Hospital, with his family and friends by his side. His career spanned from serving with the Canadian Armed Forces, to his work in Human Resources with BP Oil Ltd. and […]

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White, Marjorie

June 13, 1927 – March 13, 2017 The family of Marjorie White sadly announces her passing on Monday, March 13, 2017. Marjorie is survived by her sons, William (Bill), Jack and Paul and their spouses and grandchildren. Marjorie came to Toronto to become a nurse and she was among the first to graduate from Toronto […]

Wilson, Gordon Robert  (11 Mar 12)

Wilson, Gordon Robert (11 Mar 12)

Age 82 Gordon Robert Wilson passed away at home in Cobble Hill B.C., on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the age of 82. In addition to being a WW II Veteran, Gordon was also a member of the original GGHG Riding Club following the war. He and his wife Geraldine, moved to Vancouver Island 22 years […]

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Wilson, Joan (31 Oct 14)

As we mark the passing of each WW II Veteran, we also take the time to remember the contributions by the surviving widows while their husbands were overseas and when they returned home. On Friday, October 31, 2014 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Mrs. Joan Wilson passed away peacefully with her family by her side, in […]

Wilson, LCpl. Earl “Bus” (3 Mar 10)

Wilson, LCpl. Earl “Bus” (3 Mar 10)

Age 89 It is again our sad duty to report that another GGHG Veteran has answered the final roll call. LCpl Earl “Bus” Wilson passed a w ay peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Lakeridge Health Centre, Osha w a in his 90th year. Earl was a WWII Veteran and Member of the GGHG Association, who […]

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Wise, MWO Robert “Bob” (26 Sep 15)

It is with much sadness, we announce the passing of MWO (Ret’d) Bob Wise after a lengthy battle with cancer at Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay on Saturday September 26, 2015 in his 89th year. Bob was a long serving member of the Governor General’s Horse Guards and the Cavalry Squadron and a mentor to many […]