July 24 – 29: Gone But Not Forgotten

Photograph of RCMP Chaplain Jim Turner at Burnaby Detachment's memorial service (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

 

 

 

When a RCMP Veteran passes away – their old colleagues pause for a moment to reflect on the good times they had and the memories they created.

 

 

 

 

Despite the times that deceased member was serving their communities and away from their families, the Veteran’s family members are extremely proud of the contributions made by the recently departed.

The following Veterans have passed away on the past few weeks:

 

 

C/2661 – Richard TYEFISHER passed away on July 18, 2017 at Edmonton Alberta. – You can read his obituary here.

 

 

Photograph of the RCMP Crest

 

 

#39638 – Constable Javier ‘Frank’ VELASCO passed away July 22, 2017 at Oshawa, Ontario

Frank joined the Force on August 28, 1987 and served his entire career in “O” Division. – You can read his obituary here.

 

 

 

#22342 – Douglas William ‘Bill’ DIETZ passed away on July 7, 2017 at

Bill joined the Force in February 1962 and served in “E” and “O” Division until his retirement on April 3, 1995. – You can read his obituary here

 

 

 

#13446 – Retired Sergeant Frank SMITH passed away on July 1, 2017 at Calgary Alberta.

Frank joined the Force on May 30, 1940 and served his entire career in “K” Division until his retirement on January 21, 1965. – You can read his obituary here.

 

 

#44363  – Former Constable Dorothy M. LEDUC passed away on July 21, 2017 at Strathroy Ontario. 

Dorothy joined the Force on February 11, 1992 as a Special Constable and converted to a regular member.  For her time in the Force, she served in “HQ” Division and left the Force on April 5, 1994. – You can read her obituary here.

 

Veteran Joe Healy maintains a comprehensive of most Force members who have passed away. As death notices are announced, Joe adds them to his website. – You can check out Joe’s website here.

RCMP Cenotaph at Depot Division in Regina.

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