The members of the Regimental Family offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of former members and “Friends” of the Regimental Family who have passed away:

25 April 2017, Sgt William Richard CALBERRYPassed away peacefully in his 76th year at Providence Care Hospital, in the arms of his loving wife of 49 years and his daughter after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Survived by his wife Marie, his son William (Jenn), his daughter Eleanor (Kevin), his grandchildren, Caleigh, Aidan, Brynna, Emma and Isabella. Also survived by his siblings, Sarah (Bill), Ernest (Jan), Tom (Joan) and Melodie (Earl). According to Bill’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at TROUSDALE FUNERAL HOME at a later date. A special thank you to Drs. Gregg, Falkson, Petsikas, Tomiak, Goldie, Frank, Logan, Gibbens and the staff of both the Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario and Providence Care. A proud former member of the Princess of Wales Own Regiment and DuPont retiree. Donations in Bill’s memory to UHKF (Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario) would be appreciated by the family. 

13 December 2016, Major John Alfred Hirschfield, age 92.  He achieved the rank of Major in the Princess of Wales Own Regiment where he served for over 30 years, acting as 2nd in Command under Commanding Officers Art Twigg and James McQueen.

31 July 2016, Major James “Sonny” Arsenault –Christened with the  first name , Major, he chose to be known as “Sonny”, to avoid obvious confusion. He retired from the Reg Force in 1980, and worked in Base Transport as a civilian and transferred  to the PWOR that same year.  He retired from the reserves in the early 90s and served with the Corps of Commissionaires for a number of years. Sonny was very well liked and had an endless number of friends and contacts. When he was the Unit Tpt. NCO, many resources magically appeared to fill our needs. When asked ‘ How did that happen? ‘, he would just shrug and smile.

16 July 2016, Rev John Hilliard — John served as Regimental Adjutant  from the late 60s and into the mid 1970s. He was a dedicated officer who never sought the limelight, but was a calm, stabilizing , influence through some interesting times. As Adjutant, he was a wise counselor to all ranks, including many junior officers and a strong organizer behind some senior ones as well.

16 July 2016, Patrick Pidgeon — 45-year-old husband, father and Canadian Forces veteran served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, in 2006 and in 2010, before returning to firefighting and

6 May 2015, Merice Boswell who was the wife of LCol Bob Boswell, and the mother of LCol Brad Boswell, PWOR, RCR.

30 April 2015, Tim Manser who served in the Regiment in the 70s and 80s.

11 January 2015, LCol Ray Dignum was the epitome of dedication and service.  Seventy-one years in uniform, fifty years of service to the PWOR.  It was a calm, kind dignified service that sets a shining example to all of us. He possessed a keen intellect, with the ability to make hard decisions and still and be universally liked.  And all with a twinkle in the eye, and a smile on the face that says “I like what I’m doing”.

2 May 2014, Michael Leo Bambrick.  Mike served as the RSM of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment welcoming Princess Diana to Kingston, ON in 1991; a distinction he cherished throughout his career.  Remembrances or donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.