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Un général du Royal 22e Régiment décède à Québec

H12882 Le lieutenant-général à la retraite Jacques Chouinard est décédé le 28 juillet dernier à Québec, à l’âge de 85 ans.

chouinard.jpgQUEBEC, le 30 juill. /CNW Telbec/ – Le lieutenant-général à la retraite
Jacques Chouinard est décédé le 28 juillet dernier à Québec, à l’âge de
85 ans. Parmi ses faits d’armes, notons qu’il a servi comme officier en Europe
pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale au sein du Royal 22e Régiment.
Originaire de Montréal, le lieutenant-général Chouinard s’enrôle dans les
Forces canadiennes en 1941. En plus de servir en Europe, il commande l’école
de parachutisme pendant la guerre de Corée, le 2e Bataillon, Royal
22e Régiment de 1962 à 1966, puis le Collège militaire royal de
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu de 1968 à 1970.
En 1970, le lieutenant-général Chouinard prend le commandement de la Base
des Forces canadiennes Valcartier et du 5e Groupe de combat, maintenant connu
sous le nom de 5e Groupe-brigade mécanisé du Canada. Il commande ensuite le
4e Groupement de combat à Lahr, en Allemagne, en 1971. Le lieutenant-général
Chouinard termine sa carrière comme commandant de la Force mobile (Force
terrestre) en 1975.
Le service religieux aura lieu le jeudi 31 juillet de 14 h à 15 h �
l’Eglise Saints-Martyrs Canadiens, située au 735, rue Père-Marquette. La
famille recevra les condoléances de 13 h à 14 h.
Pour obtenir la biographie complète du lieutenant-général à la retraite
Jacques Chouinard, visitez : www.r22er.com.
Les médias sont invités à assister au service religieux et à la cérémonie
militaire qui suivra sur le seuil de l’Eglise. Heure d’arrivée : 13 h 45.

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2424 SPENCER, Major General George Hylton (Ret’d), O.B.E., C.D.(RMC ’34) – Major General Spencer passed away peacefully in his 92nd year at home in Chester, on July 31, 2008. Born in Seaford, Sussex, England, on November 20, 1916, he was a son of Angus Farquharson and Nora (Taylor). He is survived by his wife, Jean Frances (Fitzgerald); sons, Peter (Morag), Kenneth (Diana), Michael (Barbara): grandchildren, Patricia, Peter Jr., Lynn, Joanna, Philip, Whitney and Tory; great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Alexander, Zo‘, Nikolas, and Lachlan. He grew up in Toronto, graduated from Royal Military College of Canada 1938, and Queens University 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He received a Doctorate (Hon.) in Engineering from Royal Military College of Canada in 1982. Commissioned as Lieutenant in 1938 he was posted to the 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, 1st Canadian Division, which was deployed overseas in late 1939. He served in various regimental, command, and staff capacities in England, Burma, Belgium, Holland and Germany 1942-45. These included being a senior planner and director for the very successful “cover and deception” strategy for Operation Overlord, the Normandy landings. Post-war appointments included: Commander Canadian Base Unit Europe, Colonel-in-charge of Administration, Headquarters Eastern Command Halifax, Commandant Royal Military College of Canada, Commander and Chief Engineer Northwest Highway System, Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. His decorations include: Officer of the most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar, War Medal 1939-45, Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953, The Canadian Centennial Medal 1967, Canadian Forces Decoration and Bars. Following retirement from the Canadian Army in 1972, he served as Director of Metric Conversion for the Standards Council of Canada 1972-77, after which he and Jean relocated from Ottawa to Marriott’s Cove. He dedicated his energies to many military and civilian organizations, including an appointment as Colonel Commandant Canadian Military Engineers, and chairmanships of the Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Lunenburg, and South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Chester, at a time to be announced. Donations may be made to the South Shore Regional Hospital Foundation, 90 Glen Allen Dr., Bridgewater, NS B4V3S6, 902-543-4603. Condolences may be sent to Davis Funeral Home, Chester, by e-mail: [email protected] or by fax: (902-275-3811).