Nov. 6 – 12: Gone But Not Forgotten





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:



#14779 – Retired Staff Sergeant James ‘Jim’ Alfred HORNETT passed away on October 27, 2017 at Calgary Alberta.

Jim joined the Force on November 25, 1946 and served in “H”, “O” and “D” Divisions prior to his retirement on December 4, 1967. –You can read his obituary here 

Photograph of the RCMP Crest



Civilian Member – Deborah GUNTON passed away on October 2017.

Deb joined the RCMP as a civilian member with Security Services in 1983. In 1984, she moved onto CSIS.

You can read her obituary here



#40602 – Retired Sergeant Jeff PETTIT passed away on October 29, 3017 in Montreal Quebec.

Jeff joined the Force on October 18, 1985 as a Special Constable then converted to a Regular member in 1988.  He went on to serve in “D” and “HQ” Divisions until his retirement on October 20, 2009. – You can read his obituary here.

Photograph of the RCMP Crest



#21278 Patrick Joseph KING passed away on November 9, 2017 at Penticton, BC.

Pat joined the Force in January 1960 and served in “G” and “K” Divisions until his retirement on February 2, 1981. .   His obituary notice states:

Born: February 2, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois

Passed: November 9, 2017 in Penticton, B. C.

Pat is survived by his loving wife, Diane, daughters Christine King and Cathy (Mike) Needham, grandchildren Matthew and Brett Needham and Tyler King.

He was predeceased by his mother Mary (Kelly) King in 1946 and step-brothers, Bob and Wayne Agar.

Pat was brought up in the London-Stratford, Ontario area where he took his schooling. He joined the RCMP in 1960, and after training in Regina, Pat spent the next ten years of service in the Yukon and N.W.T. He retired from the RCMP in 1981, settling in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. He spent the next ten years in financial planning before he and Diane retired to Penticton in 1990. Pat had a passion for the game of golf and loved sitting on the deck watching the activities on Okanagan Lake. Pat became the First National Vice President of FSNA (National Federal Retired Association) being associated with them for over 25 years.

Special thanks to the staff at Trinity Care Center and Dr. H. Ingraham who took such good care of him for the last three months.

No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the South Okanagan Medical Foundation/David E. Kampe Patient Tower.



#18604 – Retired Staff Sergeant Stanley JAWORSKI passed away on October 29, 2017.

Stan joined the Force on March 23, 1954 and served in “F” Division until his retirement on November 1, 1980. – 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.

RCMP Cenotaph at Depot Division in Regina.

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