We Remember 7715 Edward Ronald (Ted) Bade (RRMC RMC 1969)

We remember

7715 Captain Edward Ronald (Ted) Bade (RR RMC 1969) was born December 5, 1946 in Barking, United Kingdom to George Edward and Winnifred (nee Gilbert) Bade. He was the brother of Roberta, Michael and Lori. The family moved to St. Catharines, Ontario. He enlisted on September 4, 1964 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He studied at the Royal Roads Military College and was a member of no 5 squadron at the Royal Military College of Canada. He was the husband of Mary Catherine (nee McNamee) Bade and father of Nikki Anne Bade of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He served in the 880 Anti-Submarine Squadron, RCN. He was lost in air rescue on Sep 20, 1973 in Telkwa Pass, British Columbia at 26 years of age. His parents presented a memorial plaque to the Protestant Chapel at RMC on September 29 1974. He is commemorated on Page 157 of the ‘In the Service of Canada’ Book of Remembrance.

Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)



  • George Piskor

    September 13, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Lean, lanky, and always with a restrained smile behind a serious demeanour, Ted radiated a military soul.

    George Piskor
    (#5 Squadron)

  • Don Timperon

    September 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I often think of Ted and the loss of this fine gentleman. I knew him well at college and later when we were pilots together at Shearwater. I still remember the great toga party at his home! He had a wonderful sense of humour and he would have been a great leader. He is missed by a friend.

    Don Timperon

  • Sunny Marche

    October 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Ted was the four bar in our squadron when we were in third year. He was a fine cadet leader who on at least one occasion saved us from ourselves. A fine man, not to be forgotten easily by anyone who met him.

    Sunny Marche

  • Stuart mcaskill

    June 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Ted and I served together on VS 880 Squadron in the early 70s. A fine gentleman, fearless aviator, impeccable officer, and a credit to his family and to his chosen career. I think of him often and always that memory brings a smile to my heart. RIP my friend. God Bless…Stu