Sept. 12 – 18: Gone But Not Forgotten

Photograph of RCMP member statue - "E" Division Memorial (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:

 

 

#19687 – Retired Sergeant John Ward JOHNSON passed away on September 5, 2017.

John joined the Force on October 30, 1956 and served his entire career in “E” Division until his retirement on September 30, 1984. – You can read his obituary here.

 

 

 

#51819 – Constable Mark NEVILLE passed away on September 2, 2017 in a motor vehicle accident.

Mark joined the Force on January 24, 2005 and was posted to “E” Division.  Memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Avenue, Surrey, BC.

 

Photograph of the RCMP Crest

 

 

#25680 – Retired Staff Sergeant John A. FARQUHAR passed away on September 14, 2017 at St. Albert, Alberta.

John joined the Force on May 9, 1967 and served his entire career in “D” Division until his retirement on May 21, 2002. No service details at the moment.

 

 

 

#51654 – Constable Francis ‘Frank’ B. DESCHENES passed away at Memramcook New Brunswick as a result of a motor vehicle accident while  on duty.

Frank joined the Force on November 8, 2004 and served in both “H” and “J” Division. No service details at the moment.  You can read the news article about his death here.

 

 

#47359 – Corporal Trevor John O’KEEFE passed away on September 11, 2017 at St. John’s Newfoundland.

Trevor joined the Force on March 27, 2000 and was a serving member in “B” Division. – You can read his obituary here

 

 

 

#17200 – Retired Staff Sergeant Alfred Lambert BEACH passed away on September 11, 2017 at the Central Okanagan Hospice at the age of 86.

Al joined the Force on August 23, 1951 and served in “HQ” and “E” Division until his retirement on June 14, 1979.  His last posting was at Kelowna 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.

RCMP Cenotaph at Depot Division in Regina.

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