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2849 Vice-Admiral (Ret`d) Daniel Nicholas Mainguy entered Royal Roads – Canadian Services College, on 1 September 1948 and graduated in 1950, passed away in Ottawa, on Tuesday, 17 August 2010. He is survived by his wife, Susan Mainguy, and his three children, Sarah, Barbara and Nicholas. The memorial service will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church on 125 Mackay St in Ottawa, 6 October 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Military attendees are welcome. Dress for military is 1a with medals.

He was born on 2 December 1930 in Victoria, B.C. At age 17, he entered the Royal Canadian Naval College Royal Roads, Victoria. From April 1949 to September 1950 he was in the royal Canadian Navy (reserve) and then transferred to the Regular Force as a midshipman, receiving training in various HMC ships. Between May 1952 and September 1953, he attended technical courses at the royal naval college and various royal navy establishments. On return to Canada, he was assigned to HMCS Algonquin and later served as divisional officer at HMCS Cornwallis. From 1956 to 1957, he attended the torpedo anti-submarine course in England. On completion, he was posted in HMCS Fraser. In august 1959, he attended the first weapons officers’ course and a year later was appointed weapons officer in HMCS Kootenay. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-commander in December 1961 and the following October joined HMCS Mackenzie as weapons and operations officer. Following a tour of duty with second Canadian escort squadron from May to October 1964, he was appointed staff officer underwater attack systems, and later the head of weapons section, at Canadian forces headquarters in Ottawa. In September 1966, he assumed command of HMCS Annapolis. In December 1967, he assumed the position of chief staff officer and operations officer of NATO’s standing naval force Atlantic. From 1969 to 1970, he attended National Defence College in Kingston, On, and in July 1970, was appointed director of operational readiness maritime, at Canadian Forces headquarters. A month later he was promoted to the rank of Captain(Navy) and appointed director of strategic planning, Canadian Forces headquarters. He was promoted to rear-admiral in July 1976 and appointed Chief of Maritime Doctrine and Operations. In July 1979, he became chief of staff, commander-in-chief, western Atlantic and deputy chief of staff supreme allied command Atlantic in Norfolk, Va. In June 1981, he was appointed to the order of military merit in the grade of commander, in recognition of conspicuous merit and exceptional military service. On June 28, 1982 he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Defence staff at NDHQ. Following this appointment in 1983, he became the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.

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3984 Whiffin, Douglas Alfred (CMR RMC 1958)

July 5, 1934 – August 23, 2010

Published On: August 28, 2010

WHIFFIN, Douglas Alfred July 5, 1934 – August 23, 2010 It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Doug Whiffin on Monday, August 23, 2010 at the age of 76 years. Doug leaves to mourn his loss his wife Ruth, children, Suzanne (Don) Pinckston, David (Michelle) Whiffin and Matthew (Joanna) Whiffin, step-children, Brian (Michelle) Ferguson, Laurie (Ken) Aldridge and Bruce (Laura) Ferguson, grandchildren Tessa and Jack Pinckston, Samantha and Emma Whiffin, Lukas and Jacob Whiffin, Samuel and Quinn Ferguson, Madeleine and Claire Aldridge, Sebastian, Dominic and Adrianna Ferguson. He also leaves his sister, Elaine (Al) Englund, niece Sandra (Kevin) Stafford and their children Nigel and Malcolm as well as his nephew Darryl Englund. Doug was predeceased by his parents, Horace Whiffin and Dorothy Lait and his son Scott. The family express their gratitude for your kindness evidenced in thought, word and deed. A funeral service was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in St. Albert, on Friday, August 27, 2010, with interment at the Namao Cemetery. Friends who so wish may make memorial donations directly to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560-University Avenue, Edmonton, AB; T6G-1Z2. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.memoriesfuneral.com Memories Funeral Home & Crematorium Reception Centre 780-454-9111 Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.  Source

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3518 Joseph Corej (RMC 1956)

COREJ, Joseph Peacefully on August 17, 2010 at the age of seventy-six at the Sacre Coeur Hospital in Montreal. Beloved husband of Helen Micak. Cherished father of Martin (Giovanna Donnini), Camille (Keelan Tisshaw) and Eric (Cynthia Quirion). Devoted grandfather to Alexander, Nicole, Veronica Arianna. Joe will be missed by other relatives and friends. He was a devoted family man, leader in the Quebec construction industry and a great contributor to the Slovak community of Montreal. The family will receive condolences at: on Thursday, August 19 from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Friday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. from Sts-Cyril & Method Slovak Church (7187 2nd Ave. corner Jean-Talon). Thence to Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery for interment. Flowers are welcomed and donations in Joe’s memory can be made to the Quebec Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.  Source

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