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Gunplumbers' New Home

Well, I decided to spend some of my well earned money and moved the official site to its own domain http://gunplumbers.org. No more advertisements ruining your surfing pleasure and more tools to make your visit a more enjoyable one. 30 seconds after logging here you will be automatically redirected to the new gunplumbers' home.

Mike Newcombe

Kip McLean

It is with great sadness that I inform all the friend of the late Kip McLean of his passing. After a long battle with cancer, he passed away on 27 Jun 07. Sheila, Debbie and Colleen, would like to thanks to everyone for the great support they have been receiving.

Mike Newcombe

Airforce Gunplumbers

For those who did not know, Don Norrie has taken over the Airforce Gunplumbers book three years ago.

It is now in completely different format ( 8.5" x 11.0" ) and comprises stories and photos of Armourers at work and play, anecdotes, as well as the directory section.  Don has it ready for mailing in Jan of each year. Price: $20.00. Interested personnel can send me an email to get his address so you can send your order and payment to him.  He only has 225 copies printed so its "first come first served".

For those who do not know my email address, it is AWS572@Gmail.com

John Ross

I am sorry to have to announce the passing of my Father WO John G Ross as he
lost his battle with pancreatic cancer shortly after 1 pm on Friday April 6, 2007 at the May court Hospice in Ottawa Ont.

Viewing will be held Friday 13 Apr from 7-9 pm.  He will be laid to rest Saturday Apr 14th with the service beginning at 1 pm at 1200 Ogilvie Rd. Ottawa Ont.

Followed by the burial service at Beechwood National Military Cemetery
Anyone wishing to attend are welcome to do so

I have been asked to let everyone know that in lieu of flowers sent to the funeral, Johns wishes were to have donations sent to the Canadian Cancer Society Please.
Thank-you

Messages of Condolence may be sent to the family at corinaross@hotmail.com
thank you

Corina Ross

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New Button Added

I have added a new button taking you directly to the Email address page of those pesky Canadian Armourers, titled "Email Addresses".

t is with great sadness that I inform all the friend of the late Kip McLean of his passing. After a long battle with cancer, he passed away on 27 Jun 07. Sheila,Debbie and Colleen, would like to thanks to everyone for the great support they have been receiving.

Mike Newcombe

The 2007 Jim Zotek Memorial Armament Curling Bonspiel

Held in Cold Lake on Friday and Saturday, 30 & 31st March. [Read more]

Gary Birch

Passing of MCpl Gary Birch, Ret'd 

It is with great sorrow I announce the passing of MCpl Gary Birch, Retd.

Gary, a former 572 Armourer, joined the service in 1975 and hailed from Summerside, PEI. He had several postings, which included Chatham, Germany, Greenwood, and Shearwater. Gary passed away at home after a long battle with cancer on the evening of 18 Oct surrounded by family and friends. 

A Memorial Service will be held on 24 Oct 05 at 1100 hrs, as St. Peters Anglican Church, Eastern Passage. 

Donations in lieu of flowers to The Canadian Cancer Society. 

Messages of condolence may be sent in care of Sgt R.W. Copeland

Ernie Cotter

COTTER, Ernest C. - Formerly of Maitland, Hants Co., retired Canadian Armed Forces Sergeant, died suddenly October 2, 2005, while working at his campground in Alberta. [Read more]

Terry Bloom

Terry Bloom passed away last Thursday from Heart complications. The Legion funeral was held last Sunday and attended by over 250 friends and family.  Of note...there were a significant number of Armourers there including Bill Hunt, Ken Sparks, Ed Kelly, Max Pennel, Bill Scholes, Dave Olive  and myself to name a few.

Terry will be greatly missed.

Rick Tibbel

Phil DeKufrin

It is with regret that I inform you of the loss of a member of the 3 EMA, occurring on Sunday, 10 September, the Corporal Philippe Dekufrin.  According to the report of the coroner "Pongo" would have died from natural cause.  Obviously, an autopsy will be practiced in the next days.  Yesterday, in the evening, most blood relatives were informed.  Corporal Dekufrin leaves in mourning besides his parents, his friends and the big family of the 3 EMA, his nine year-old son Draggan,

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