Christopher Chamberlin VE3ONV SK, August 23, 2023
Ivan Garnett VE3IK SK, former LARC member and Commissioner, a private service was held.
Bill Clothier VE3BCU SK, his death notice can be viewed here.
Brian Baskette VE3CQB SK, his death notice can be viewed here.
Dr. Thomas Jory, VE3AOA, SK, his death notice can be read here. Tom was made a LARC Honorary Member on November 5, 2020. While he was much better known for other fun hobbies, and Ham Radio is not mentioned in his Obit, with the AOA callsign he was licensed early.
Phil Harris SK, VA3MTE
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phil Harris, VA3MTE. Phil was the most senior successful amateur radio student that LARC has had, writing his exam and earning honours at 89. He then went on to build a QRP-Labs QCX CW transceiver. His visits to the club station were very enjoyable for all concerned. He will be missed. His death notice can be found here.
Don Laird, VA3DWB SK
Don's Death Notice can be viewed here.
John Pedersen - VE3MGR - SK
1944 - 2022
Obituary can be viewed here.
John Donald "Don" Tod, VE3MGD
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Don Tod, VE3MGD. Don was a long term member of the club. He was regularly the first person to be at breakfast on Saturdays, always willing to give a comment or an opinion. Even if you did not know Don, anyone who went to field day would recognize his Airstream trailer parked in the parking lot and being his shack for the event. His death notice can be viewed here.
Ron Rupert, VE3CQC
His Death Notice can be seen here.
It was an honoured to have been able to socialize with Ron at the Cherryhill Mall Coffee Group on Tuesday mornings, before COVID shut these gatherings down.
Bruce McCoy, VE3GDZ & VA3BM
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bruce McCoy, on March 16th, 2021. Bruce was a great friend to the amateur radio community and LARC in particular. He owned a print business, that created QSL cards for many and printed the LARC news bulletin. There will be a small internment service for immediate family only. A celebration of his life is planned for when it is safe to do so. His death notice can be found here.
Donald Roy Walmsley VE3CBD has become a silent key.
His death notice can be found here.
Paul Fraser, VE3PFN, SK
Here is the text which was posted on the Scouts Canada discussion page on Facebook:
Dear Scouting Friends, it is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Paul Fraser, a prominent member of the 1st Dorchester & Camp BEL Family, has gone home. For countless years, Paul has volunteered with scouting and has helped with some of the largest annual camping events in Canada. For anyone who has met Paul, there are two things he was passionate about; Scouting and Ham Radios. At camps like, Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee (DIBC), Paul would merge his two passions. Paul created the Ham Radio event just for DIBC, a camp with approximately 3500 campers annually and hundreds of those youth would go to his event, to participate and to learn about Ham Radios. Paul dedicated his life to Scouting and he will be greatly missed.
Paul was also a resource for Field Day, helping out with the BBQ. He was frequently on several of the VHF and UHF nets. Paul was always in attendance and willing to chat at Saturday breakfast.
We extend our sympathy to family, friends and neighbors.
Rick Baker, son of club member Gord Baker, VE3GB
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rick Baker, son of club member Gord Baker, VE3GB.
The death notice can be seen here.
Donald Arthur Hatch, VA3DAH
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald Arthur Hatch, VA3DAH
The death notice can be seen here.
Ansil "Rocky" Rock, VE3HDR
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ansil "Rocky" Rock, VE3HDR has become a Silent Key. Death notice can be viewed here.
Rocky, VE3HDR operating at the MLHU
Ted Haynes, VE3BYD
Laszlo Gaal, VE3NRG
Peacefully, at home with his family by his side on Monday July 1st 2019, Laszlo Gaal of London in his 72nd year.
More details here.
LARC member Victor Polewsky, VE3VRP, VE3VVV and N1EEE, of St. Thomas, passed away on December 19th at Victoria Hospital. Vic's remains were cremated and no service will be held
NOBLE, Richard Harold -
Richard Harold Noble passed peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on January 8, 2019 in his 78th year. He is survived by his wife (Jacqualene), his children (James, Michael, Karen, Jeffrey), his grandchildren (Benjamin, Tyler), and his siblings (Ann, Elsie). He was Amateur Radio Operator VE3JEV. Celebration of Life on Sunday January 27 at Berkshire Club, 500 Berkshire Drive, London, ON from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm
William (Bill) John Haight
SK: Norman Stephen Ross
On Thursday, December 13, 2018 in his 90th year. Norman Stephen Ross of Dorchester passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Violet (Eedy) in 2014. One of a kind father to Candice Pegg (Bob) of Thamesford, Kim Lewis of Dorchester and Jeffrey Ross (Zahra) of Ottawa. Predeceased by a son Daniel Ross (2002) and son-in-law Paul Lewis (2009).
Adored grandfather of Setina Stewart (Scott), Sara Fenton (David), Bob Pegg, Neal Lewis (Kelsey), Eric Lewis (Stephanie), Kalden Ross, Jayson Ross, Parker Ross, Sara Nafar and Noah Raahemi. Loving great grandpa to Kalen, Kolton, Kayson, Avery, Jayden, Haven, Kali and Alexis.
Survived by a brother-in-law Bob Taylor of Woodstock as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Wohlgemut and the wonderful staff at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll for their tremendous care and compassion.
Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, 3970 Hamilton Road, Dorchester (Monday 7-9 p.m.) and on Tuesday, December 18 at the Dorchester Community Church, 3912 Catherine Street, Dorchester (1 hour prior to service) where the funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.
Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery.
SK CHAMBERLAIN, Donald “Don” VE3EM and VE3OOM
Peacefully with family by his side at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Don Chamberlain passed away at the age of 70. Beloved partner of Mary Anne Chamberlain. Loving father of Reece Russ (Cleo), Adam Chamberlain (Carol), William Chamberlain (Emily), Kerri Larsh (Aron), Anne-Marie Baxter (Paul) and Ian Mills (Judy). Also missed by his grandchildren, Donovan, Kallie, Richard, Tristan, Damian, Akeila, Nevaeh, Victoria, Cierra, Kaitlyn, Micaela, Savanna, Tristian, Cameron, Ethan, Nicholas, Emily, Brandon and Amelia and by his great-grandchildren Dmitri and Azaliyah. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 12 – 1 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1pm. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forward House of London, 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 402 London, ON N6B 2M4 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON N6C 2R6 . Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com
Stalker, John 'Jack' Edward
It is with heavy hearts the family of John “Jack” Edward Stalker announce his passing on Friday, September 21, 2018, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (1983) and Ada Deborah (2017). Loving father of Wendy Irwin (2017) and Julia Laur (Rick). Cherished grandfather of Brandon Laur (Catherine). Son of the late Robert Ormond and Winnifred (Matthews) Stalker. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy McKnight and stepbrother George Bell. A long-time member, VE3ASF will be missed by his friends of the ‘JO’ Net (London Amateur Radio Club). His family wishes to thank Dr. Tu, and staff at LHSC and Parkwood Hospital for their care over the years; and Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Stack and their Palliative Care Team for allowing Jack to spend his final days at home. His family is forever grateful to the staff at peopleCare Oakcrossing Retirement Living London for their friendship, support and compassionate care. At Jack’s request, there will be no visitation. A graveside interment service for Jack and his late wife Ada Deborah will take place Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, 883 Norfolk Street South, Woodhouse, Ontario (Simcoe). Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario.
BASKETT, Ivan Dell – On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Ivan passed away peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Norma (Gregg). Dear father of Brian and Anne. Cherished grandfather of John (Julie Anne), Eric (Shirlyn), Heather (Stéphan), Kurt, and Brad (Melissa). Great-grandfather of Johanna, Jillian, Ethan, and Aubrey. Remembered by his sister-in-law, Dorothy, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents George and Mildred, his sisters Betty (Jim), Mary (Bill), and Barb (Bill), and his brothers Jack (Jonny), Bill (Bea), and Jake. A heartfelt “thank you” to the many individuals involved in Ivan’s well-being over the past few years. Ivan started his career as a cheese maker and he subsequently became a marketing officer for the Ontario Milk Marketing Board where he worked for 3 decades before retiring in 1986. Over his 97 years, Ivan was an avid amateur radio enthusiast, square dancer, fisherman, and Parkwood Hospital volunteer, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Colborne/Empress United Church. Family and friends will be received on Friday August 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll where a celebration of life will be conducted on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Diane Macpherson officiating. Donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to a charity of your preference.
Ed Williams VE3KSH
There will be a celebration of life for Ed Williams VE3 KSH at the Haskett Funeral Home Friday April 20 @ 11 a.m.
For further details please refer to the Death Notice.
Dr. James Hartford, VE3NRX
His death notice can be found here.
Carlo Cervoni, VE3CVA
Carlo, VE3CVA, was a former L.A.R.C. member and former member of the L.A.R.C. Executive. He was membership and bulletin (newsletter). His Death Notice is here.
Edmund (Ed) Williams
WILLIAMS, Edmund (Ed) - G.R. VE3KSH Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, December 24, 2017, of Turnbull’s Grove - RR 1 Dashwood in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) (Watson) for 51 years. Dear brother-in-law of Beth and Russ Radcliffe of Lucan, Nancy Morrison of Brinsley, and Lorna Watson of Winnipeg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and missed by his beloved companion Bunny. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Bob Watson and Don Morrison, and his special canine companion Scampy. A private family interment will be held at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Friends will be welcome at a celebration of Ed’s life, with details announced in Spring 2018. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. HASKETT FUNERAL HOMES entrusted with arrangements.
It is with regret to inform you that Glenda Shields, VA3GES has passed away.
She was the widow to John Shields, VE3EGP.
Here is a link to her obituary.
RIDEOUT, Bill - Peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Bill Rideout passed away at St Joseph's Hospice, London at the age of 78. Beloved husband of 55 years to Ruth (Jackson). Loving father of Debra Chantler (Jim), Tim Rideout (Carolyn), and Bill Rideout (Dana Gander). Dear grandpa Willie of Jessie Lee Umbelina (Rob), Rebecca Chantler (Sean Hunter), Matt (Zhaoyu), Bryan, Trisha (Justin Phillips), Adam (Desi Valencia-Lopez), Amanda Rideout, and one great grandaughter Aria Umbelina. Dear brother of Doug, Alice (Fred Wilcox), Betty Violette (Gill), Ivan (Nancy), Harvey, Jasper, Lonnie (Gwen) predeceased by Archie, Clara LaMont, Allen and Stephen. Brother in law of Lewis LaMont, Diana, and Sheila. Bill served proudly for 20 years as a Ontario Provincial Police Officer. After retiring from the force, he enjoyed being a real estate agent. Bill was best known for his love of music, he was happiest when playing the guitar backing Ruth on the fiddle. A proud member of the Maritime Club and he taught Banjo and guitar lessons to many. A Memorial Mass will be held at St George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West London, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12 noon. Reception to follow in the church Hall. As per Bills' request, musicians please bring your intruments for a kitchen party! In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St Joseph's Hospice. Bills family would like to thank Dr, Behme, CCAC staff, St Joseph's Hospice staff, especially Abby for their wonderful care and compassion for Bill. FIRST CALL CREMATION in care of the arrangements 519-659-216313135328
KRACK, Frank P.
Of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in his 96th year. He was the beloved husband for nearly 55 years to the late Inge (nÈe Kreuzer) Krack (April 21, 2005). Father of Sylvia Beke (Alex) of Mississauga, and Michael Krack of Los Altos, CA. Grandfather of Michelle Bown (Steve), and great grandfather of Alyssa and Thomas, all of Burlington. Also remembered by other family members in Luxembourg, as well as many friends in St. Petersburg, FL where he was a snowbird for nearly 30 years. A brother, Nicolas Krack predeceased him. Born in Luxembourg, May 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Michael and Marguerite (nÈe Schwindal) Krack. Frank was a retired engineer at Singer Controls, St. Thomas. He was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church. Frank was an avid ham radio operator, with call VE3FWN, and enjoyed oil painting. The funeral service was held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Wijnand Groen, VA3XIT
GROEN, Wijnand - November 4, 1924 - April 24, 2017 It is with great sadness we announce that our beloved father, Wijnand passed away peacefully at Faith Manor in Brampton, Ontario. Born in Geldermalsen, The Netherlands, he married Cornelia van der Spek in 1955 and in 1957 immigrated to Canada. He first lived in Montreal and later in Ontario; Toronto, London and finally Brampton. Wijnand was happily married for 39 years until his beloved Corrie, passed away in 1994. They were blessed with 6 children : Annelies (Stewart Adams), Joanna (Peter Gifford), Ruth (Alistair Jackson), Wayne (Julie Forestell), Monica (Roger Friesen) and Justin (Shannon Craig). He will be sadly missed by his 12 grandchildren: Josiah, Paula, Stephanie, Alexander, Daniel, Andrew Jackson, Anna, Madison, Adelynn, Calvin, Ginger, Nigel, and 7 great grandchildren. He is fondly remembered by many other family members and friends. A memorial will be held at 2pm Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Heritage Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, in Holland Christian Homes, 7390 McLaughlin Road, south, in Brampton ON. There will be a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Home Bible League (https://bibleleague.ca/).
Bob Harvey Chapman, VE3FEC
Chapman 'Bob' Passed away peacefully at Clinton Public Hospital on April 20th, 2017 in his 82nd year. Loving husband to Frances for 60 years. Adoring father to Kevin and Karen. Proud grandfather to Hunter. Survived by many family members. Bob loved to play on his HAM radio and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years. Friends and family will be received at St. Andrews United Church on Wednesday, April 26th, from 11-1 p.m. for visitation with Funeral Service to follow. Interment in Bayfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to St. Andrews United Church would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com
John Henderson, VA3JH, passed away on Saturday, March 25th, at the age of 91.
Here is a link to his obituary.
Hugh Pollock, VE3EWI, passed away on Tuesday March 27th, in his 95th year.
Here is a link to his obituary.
Eric Meth, VE3EI, passed away on Tuesday April 4th, in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed at our Hamfest as the Icom representative and friend to many. Here is a link to his obituary
Robert Pattyn VE3YRJ SK
PATTYN, Robert - Peacefully, at Highview Residences, London, Ontario on January 10, 2017, of Bryanston, Ontario in his 91st year. Robert was born in Warneton, Belgium on January 5, 1927. Beloved husband of Jeanine Pattyn. Dear father of Jules and Michele (DeCourcy) Pattyn, Linda (Pattyn) and Ronald Vandendriessche, Juliana (Pattyn) and David Marr, Mary Ann (Pattyn) and Steven Montour, and Emil and Debbie (Christie) Pattyn. Predeceased by son Robert Pattyn Jr. in France. Proud grandfather of Nicole (Kevin), Michel (Rebecca), Robert (Cheryl), Marcel (Sandy), Jules (Sarah), Nicolas (Chrystine), Ryan, Andrew (Katherine), Philip (Kaitlyn), and Justin. Blessed great-grandfather of Sophie, Andre, Margot, Paige, Stefan, Brittany, Matthew, Ethan, Jocelyn, Luke, Joel, Ellie, Isabella, Olivia, Claire and Lauren. Brother of Nicole (Pattyn) and Yves Maecker of France, and predeceased by brother Albert and Therese (Masschelier) of France. Robert and his wife formed a successful landscaping business in the London area. He was very proud of making the Forest City a greener space for all to enjoy. Our deepest gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Highview Residences and CCAC in London, Ontario. Family and friends may call at the HASKETT FUNERAL HOME , 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Saturday, January 14th at 10:45 AM with Father Ross Bartley officiating. Intombment at St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com13135319
Dick Moore VE3LRB SK
It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VE3LRB, a long time member
and past President of the London Amateur Radio Club, on September 16, 2016.
Details can be found here.
Joseph Eugene Creces VA3UJ SK
It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VA3UJ on November 9, 2016.
Details can be found here.
Ian Oliver Lightbody
It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VE3FEQ on November 9, 2016.
Details can be found here.