Earl James Etue, WW II Veteran Canadian Army A61439

Male 1922 - 2007  (84 years)


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  • Name Earl James Etue 
    Suffix WW II Veteran Canadian Army A61439 
    Born 30 Jun 1922  Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Fri 23 Feb 2007  Beechwood Cemetery; The National Cemetery of Canada; Canadian Forces Section, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Sun 18 Feb 2007  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2033  Default
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2019 

    Father Wilfred Joseph Louis Etue,   b. 4 Nov 1902, St Pierre aux Bouleaux, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1929, Gravenhurst Sanitarium, Muskoka Twp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Mother Mary Maizie Overholt,   b. 1902,   d. 6 Nov 1983, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1922 
    Family ID F685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth F. Lusty,   b. 29 Nov 1925, Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1987, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married Bef 1956 
    Children 
    +1. Gregory Wilfred James Etue,   b. 1956, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2012, near Brudnell, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F669  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jun 1922 - Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Earl James Etue on his last fishing trip to Queen Charlotte Island, British Columbia with his son Greg
    Earl James Etue on his last fishing trip to Queen Charlotte Island, British Columbia with his son Greg
    Earl James Etue. Born the 30th day of June, 1922, Goderich, Ontario. Died the 18th Day of February, 2007, Ottawa, Ontario. Age 84 years. A celebration of Earl's life, Hulse, Playfair & McGarry St. Laurent Chapel, 1200 Ogilivie, Ottawa, Ontario Feb 23rd 2007 1.00 p.m. Clergy Monsignor Gilles Lavergne. Cremation McGarry Crematorium.
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    1939-1945 Star
    1939-1945 Star
    The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific). Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940. The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).
    France and Germany Star
    France and Germany Star
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific).
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months (540 days)(18 mths) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
    Defence Medal WW II
    Defence Medal WW II

    Documents
    Death Record: Wilfred Joseph Louis Etue 25 Jun 1929
    Death Record: Wilfred Joseph Louis Etue 25 Jun 1929
    son of John Etue & Johanna Denomme
    Death Record #982 TB Sanitorium Hospital, Gravenhurst, District of Muskoka, Muskoka Township, Ontario, Canada.
    Pulmonary Tuberculosos

    Headstones
    Earl James Etue 30 Jun 1922-18 Feb 2007 WW II Veteran, Military # A61439 & Ruth Lusty 29 Nov 1925-11 Oct 1987
    Earl James Etue 30 Jun 1922-18 Feb 2007 WW II Veteran, Military # A61439 & Ruth Lusty 29 Nov 1925-11 Oct 1987
    Ruth was buried in a Toronto cemetery in 1987 and she was reburied in The National Military Cemetery of Canada, in Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada after Earl's death in 2007.They are together again RIP

  • Notes 
    • Earl joined the Canadian Army as a Private(Pte). He was a WW II veteran serving in The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR)(their motto: PRO PATRIA (for my country). He was re-badged to The Queens' Own Cameron Highlnders of Canada (QOCHofC). His Regimental Number was: A61439. Earl landed in Europe on 9 Jun 1944 during the D Day operations with the 2nd Division (Blue Patch). For his wartime service Private Etue may have received the following medals and decorations: 1939-1945 Star, The France & Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM) with Clasp (awarded for 60 or more days service outside Canada) and The British War Medal 1939-1945.

      With his medals Earl had his WW II military "dog tags", which were three circular identity disks approx 3 cm in diameter; one disk was to be attached to the body of the fallen military member (placed in his mouth), the second disk was sent to his family; next-of-kin (NOK) and the third disk was retained by the Government in his military records in casuality cases.

      Obituary: ETUE, Earl James VETERAN WW II suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2007, at age 84, while doing what he loved best, celebrating with friends. Earl Etue, formerly of Toronto. Husband of the late Ruth Lusty. Loving father of Greg Etue of Ottawa (and his wife Carol Anne Meehan), Carolyn Burnham (and her husband Norm) of Toronto and Jo-Anne R. Etue (of Texas, USA). Proud Grandpa to Michelle, Evan, Elena, Jonathan and Marc. Earl will be sadly missed by his companion Estelle Serafin, her son Paul and all their family. Earl had a passion for fishing. All the salmon in the ocean feel a little less nervous today. Friends may visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road at Aviation Parkway on Friday, February 23, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. until a celebration of his life in the Chapel at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 2/21/2007.

      On 13 Oct, 2007 Earl was buried in The National Military Cemetery of Canada, in Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave., Ottawa (Urn area, Walkway marker #2825B, Section #103, row 38; left side(South) seventh headstone in from walkway facing the Cross, Cenataph and Flags. Earl's wife; Ruth Lusty was reburied from a Toronto cemetery with her husband in accordance with his wishes before his death. Personal note - Peter had taken Earl to the National Military Cemetery of Canada in Beechwood Cemetery to show him what the military had created. This is a cemetery much like those in Europe where Canadian military have been buried during and after WW I and WW II. After this visit he made arrangements for his funeral and the reburial of his wife from a Toronto cemetery to the National Military Cemetery of Canada. Earl didn't discuss with Peter Etue but did make his wishes known to his daughter Carolyn Burnham.

      Personal Note: Earl died on Sunday 18 Feb 2007. I was fortunate to have brunch with Earl on Wednesday 07 Feb 2007 at Perkins Restaurant, Coventry Rd/St Laurent Blvd., in Ottawa, which we had done often, to talk about our families, share military "war" stories, tell "lies" and exchange friendship. We became good friends in a short time (military buddies)as we had similar life experiences. RIP Earl my friend.
      written by Master Warrant Officer (MWO)(Ret'd) Peter F. Etue CD2, Pay Writer RCN, Adm Clk 831 RCAF/CF military service 1961-1996.