May 7 – 13: 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 individuals have passed away on the past few weeks:

Photograph of the RCMP Crest

 

 

#32207 – Retired Constable Edward G. DETTLING passedd away on May 4, 2017 at Cardiff Alberta.

Ed joined the Force on January 15, 1975 and served his entire career in “K” Division until his retirement on March 21, 2001. – No service has been finalized as of yet.

 

 

 

#42534 – Retired Constable Yves PAQUETTE passed away on April 26, 2017 at St. Therese Quebec.

Yves joined the Force on March 18, 1974 as a Special Constable and converted to a regular member in 1990.  He went on to serve as a regular member until his retirement on April 27, 1994.  During this time, Yves served his entire career in “C” Division – You can read his obituary here.

 

 

#23342 – Retired Sergeant Ronald Austin COOPER passed away on May 5, 2017 at Williams Lake BC.

Ron joined the Force on February 7, 1964 and served in “E” Division for his entire career until his retirement on February 8, 1994.  His last position in the Force was at Chilliwack Detachment. – You can read his 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.

Photograph of the RCMP Cenotaph with the ghost images of two RCMP members bowing their heads (Source of image - Sheldon Boles).

Photograph of the RCMP Cenotaph with the ghost images of two RCMP members bowing their heads (Source of image – Sheldon Boles).

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