Branch 100 Member’s in Memorial

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ACT OF REMEMBRANCE

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

COMRADE Garnet Bliss
December 20, 1931 – July 10, 2020

BLISS, Garnet Albert (Retired Toronto Fire Fighter) – It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Garnet at the Belleville General Hospital on Friday, July 10th, 2020. Garnet of Brighton, was in his 89th year. Loving son of the late Jack and Myrtle Bliss. Beloved husband of 32 years to Jean Bliss (nee Coyle). Dear father to Jennifer Bliss, John Bliss (Sandi), late Karen Sanders, Bill Smith, Linda Howe, and Peter Smith. Also remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Thomas Bliss (late Beatrice).

Comrade has entered into Rest.. Lest we Forget


COMRADE George Herbert (Bud) Peters
May 28, 1941 – July 2, 2020

Peters, George “Bud” Herbert…Passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of the late Carol “Bunny” Peters nee Baker. Loving father of Kelly McPherson (the late Ron), Angie Matthews (Rob), DiDi Britton (Shayne) and Lisa Darrington (Jeff). Proud grandfather of Carol, Dawna, John, Rhaya, Courtney, Blake, Lilly and great grandfather of 7. Cherished brother of Joe Peters (Pat). Bud will be truly missed by his niece and nephew, extended family and many friends.

Comrade has entered into Rest.. Lest we Forget


COMRADE Bob Mackay
April 19, 1948 – June 01, 2020

COMRADE MacKay, Robert Donald “Bob”, passed away at his home in Brighton on Monday, June 1, 2020, age 72 years. Bob MacKay, son of the late Ken MacKay and the late Faith (Collins). Beloved husband of the late Pamela Mary “Pam” (Grant). Loving father of Terry MacKay and his wife Katrina of Ottawa, Tracy and her husband Russell Forbis of Texas, and Trisha MacKay and her spouse Ricky Cloutier of Ottawa. Sadly missed by his grandchildren, Frankie, Jules, Ryan, Corey, Michael, and Raven. Cremation with interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at the Brighton Legion, 25 Park Street, Brighton, ON at a later date.

Comrade has entered into Rest.. Lest we Forget


COMRADE Jack Dingle
Passed Away April 14, 2020

Passed away peacefully at his home on April 14, 2020, in his 93rd year. Jack joined the Royal Canadian Legion Brighton in 1981. Below is a reprint from the Brighton and District Curling Club

“Wish It – Dream It – Do It” – the words Jack lived by.

Jack lived his life with pride, integrity, courage, determination, and a positive outlook. Always a gentleman, he had a “can do” attitude that led him to many professions, community service, lifelong friendships, worldwide travel, and wonderful adventures.

Jack and Betty Baker were married in 1951. When his career in the RCAF took them to Trenton in 1961, they chose to make Brighton their home. Jack saw the need for a curling club there and formed a working group to see the Brighton and District Curling Club become a reality. He was the first president of the club, and curled there until 2018, when he was 91.

The rich life Jack and Betty shared together spanned over 47 years of extraordinary family love, growth, accomplishment, contribution and toil. Sadly, Betty passed away in 1998.

Jack and Donna Beeler were married in 2002. Together, they created their beautiful second chapter. Their lives were filled with travel, spending time with friends and family, community involvement, and, most of all, enjoying each other’s company in their home.

Comrade has entered into Rest.. Lest we Forget


COMRADE Judith Mae Flieger
1939 – February 04, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Judy Flieger on February 4, 2020 in her 81st year. Judy will be sadly missed by her husband of 63 years Roy, daughters Kim Flieger (Ross Kalanda), Pat VandenEnden (Jim) and the late Debbie and son Ken Flieger (Sue Adams). Judy is also survived by sisters Heather Dryden (late Ross) and Bonnie Low. Judy will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Lori, Stephen and Sonja VandenEnden, Ruby and Charlie Flieger and David Greenhow (Nicole) and great-grandchildren Madison and Ashlyn. Judy will also be dearly missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. After retiring from the family auto repair business in Oakville, Judy lived in Brighton and Minden where she spent her time supporting the Legion through her tireless work on the executive. Judy was president of the Minden Legion and her efforts were rewarded by a lifetime membership. Judy will live on through the many quilts, needlepoint and crafts created by her talented hands. Cremation has taken place. A private family celebration will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to Brighton Legion Branch 100 would be appreciated.


COMRADE Michael Heley
March 07, 1960 – September 10, 2019

Comrade has entered into Rest.. Lest we Forget


COMRADE Henry Glover “Harry” Earle
February 22, 1922 – August 21, 2019

Harry was in his 98th year. He was a WWII veteran, a retired RCAF WO2, a member of the RCL since 1945, and resident of Brighton from 1963-2018. Legionnaires will remember that Harry took his last parade salute in November, 2018, at the age of 96.

Obituary of Henry Glover “Harry” Earle

  The family of Henry Glover “Harry” Earle, born February 22, 1922 in Seaforth, Ontario, would like you to know that Harry’s long journey in this life has come to an end. This truly wonderful man died peacefully in Ottawa on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in his 98th year after a relatively brief period of illness  A first generation Canadian, Harry was the second child, and first-born son of Irish immigrants John and Sophia Earle. Along with his parents, Harry was predeceased by his amazing, loving wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Riddell) Earle (2002), his siblings and their spouses, Hazel Gemmell (Bob), Gladys Haney (Lloyd), George Earle (Ida), and his companion, Muriel Postma. He is survived by four daughters, Judith Radford (Mark Mayall), Joanne Hamilton (Phil), Linda Philp (Tom) and Lois Earle (George Gault), 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and far too many friends to count.  A gifted athlete, particularly in hockey, Harry gave up a possible career in that sport when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1942. He served on bases in Canada and Europe, searched for submarines off the Pacific coast, and trained paratroopers on the Prairies. It was during Harry’s time in Rivers, Manitoba that he met Dorothy. Post-war, Harry returned to Seaforth and worked at Bouchard’s Furniture Factory for a short time before re-enlisting in the RCAF in 1947. A master of many trades and qualifications, Harry served with distinction, receiving a Centennial Medal (1967) for his work on the design and operation of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton’s Technical Information Centre (TIC). His service included a stint as a technician with the “Golden Hawks”, Canada’s first RCAF demonstration squadron. His final posting was at CFB Trenton in 1963, from which Harry retired in 1972 with the rank of Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2). Living in Brighton, Ontario in his retirement, Harry worked as a cabinet maker while Dorothy (Dot) served as a secretary with the Ontario Provincial Police for 18 years. After Dot’s death, Harry remained in Brighton until 2018 when he moved to a supported living apartment at Unitarian House in Ottawa.  Harry was one of those remarkable people who believed they could do something, and then did it. During his long career in the RCAF, Harry’s prowess at hockey earned him a closet full of trophies for most goals scored year-after-year. Nicknamed “Gordie” (Howe) for his accurate wrist shot and fearlessness when chasing pucks into the corner, Harry could have boasted about his talents, but that wasn’t his nature. For many years, the onset of winter meant joining his friends at the Colborne Curling Club where he enjoyed sport, fellowship and the exhilaration of winning many championships. Yet, no curling trophies adorned Harry’s mantel. He both loved, and hated the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he did the Blue Jays. An avid, self-taught golfer into his eighties, Harry had two holes-in-one in his time on the links but didn’t boast about them. It was just another thing Harry thought he could do, and did. Like spending several winters in Florida with Dot, or buying a cottage on Kasshabog Lake to bring the family together, building his own furniture or putting a large addition on their house in Carrying Place, celebrating the birth of another Earle descendent, traveling to Seaforth to visit his extended family, sharing quality time with friends in Brighton, or serving the Royal Canadian Legion for nearly 75 years (he took his last parade salute during Brighton’s Remembrance Day services at the age of 96), Henry Glover Earle was just “Harry”. We will miss his humble, kind, gentle spirit.  Harry’s family thanks the staff and friends at Unitarian House for making his life there so enjoyable; and the wonderful staff at Queensway Hospital in Ottawa whose care and kindness made this sweet man’s last days more comfortable and peaceful.  As per Harry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Harry Earle’s life will be held at a time and place to be announced, after which time Harry’s ashes will be interred alongside his beloved Dot. 


COMRADE Merilyn Ann Campbell
March 12, 1942 – August 21, 2019

In loving memory Merilyn entered into rest and will be sadly missed by all family, friends and comrades.


COMRADE Ralph Ernest Bangay
January 17, 1926 – July 10, 2019

BANGAY, Ralph Ernest Passed away peacefully at the Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, age 93 years. Ralph Bangay of Brighton, son of the late Herbert Bangay and the late Edith (Blakely). Loving husband of Frances “Eugenia” (Sheppard). Dear father of Lynne and her husband Art Heeney of Brighton, Gwen Johnston of Trenton, Brian Bangay and his wife Wendy of Orono, Dennis Bangay, and Rob Bangay and his wife Wendy, all of Brighton. Predeceased by his brother Bert Bangay (Mildred), and his sisters, Olga Kerr (George) and Eva Sparling (Desmond). Sadly missed by his twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and his many nieces and nephews. A gifted artist and athlete, a WWII Veteran, a dedicated historian, a loyal friend and a man of faith devoted to his family. 


COMRADE Daniel Joseph “Dan” Faubert
February 6th, 1950 – March 15th, 2019

FAUBERT, Daniel Joseph “Dan” at the Bridge Hospice, Warkworth on Friday, March 15, 2019, age 69 years. Dan Faubert, son of the late Euclid Faubert and the late Angeline DeBellefeuille. Beloved husband of the late Marie Aline “Lucie” (Beaulieu). Dear father of Rejean Faubert (Kelley MacDonald) of Newburgh, Jean Francois Faubert (Marissa Clark) of Oshawa, and Melanie Boyd and her husband Michael of Whitby. Sadly missed by his many grandchildren


COMRADE Brian Mackenzie
December 5, 1939 – January 25, 2019

Brain has been a Life member of the Legion since 1997. He was past President of Branch 100 for 4 years and past President of Branch 1 in Toronto for 4 years. He transferred to Brighton in 1999. Brian joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corp in 1956 and was Honourably discharged in 1961 having served 2 1/2 years in Germany with the Occupational Forces under NATO.