Peter Frances Alexander Etue, Master Warrant Officer, CD2, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces 35 yrs, OVSA 25 yrs.

Peter Frances Alexander Etue, Master Warrant Officer, CD2, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces 35 yrs, OVSA 25 yrs.

Male 1941 -

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  • Name Peter Frances Alexander Etue 
    Suffix Master Warrant Officer, CD2, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces 35 yrs, OVSA 25 yrs. 
    Born Wed 03 Sep 1941  #71891 Babylon Line, Zurich, Hay Township; Concession 9, Lot 9, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Sep 1941  St. Boniface RC Church, Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried To be buried in Public Cemetery, Kemptville ON. Headstone: Etue-Lissock. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I399  Default
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2021 

    Father Anthony Maurice Etue,   b. Mon 26 Jul 1909, Stanley Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tue 9 May 1995, Dearness Nursing Home, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Lillian Wild,   b. Wed 30 Sep 1908, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Tues 28 Oct 1941, Lot 9 Concession 9, Hay Township, Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married Wed 21 Nov 1934  St Peter's RC Church (French Settlement) near Drysdale, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Married on Wednesday 21 Nov 1934. Bestman was Lloyd Bedard and Bridesmaid was Veronica (Vera) Wild with Father L. Marchand PP officiating.
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Francis William Clarence Miller,   b. Fri 16 Oct 1896, Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1961, Scott Memorial Hospital, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Gertrude Burnadetta Young,   b. Sun 18 Apr 1897, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1950, Scott Memorial Hospital, Seaforth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1924  St. Peter's RC Church, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Marriage Certificate: Huron 1924 #11681-24 William C. MILLER, 27, farmer, Zurich, same, s/o William MILLER & Anna HELD, married Gertrude B. YOUNG, 27, Goderich twp., same, d/o Henry YOUNG & Frances WILD, witnesses: Daniel MILLER of Zurich & Mary WILD of Bayfield, 20 Aug 1924 at Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.

      Clarence Miller and Gertie (Young) Miller adopted and raised Peter Etue from Apr 1942- Dec 1950 as Peter's mother Mary Lillian Wild died 28 Oct 1941 and Peter spent Nov 41 to Apr 42 in St. Joseph's Hospital in London.

      Peter was always told that Clarence & Gertie wanted to adopt but Anthony Etue would not agree. What is the real truth.

      Peter recalls attending Gertie's funeral at St James RC Church, Seaforth; a huge church with no heat on and the weather was cold Fall day. Interment was in St James Cemetery, Seaforth.

      Unfortunately Peter Etue could not attend Clarence's funeral as he had just commenced his Basic Recruit training for the Royal Canadian Navy in HMCS Cornwallis, near Digby, Nova Scotia. Clarence was also interned in St James Cemetery, Seaforth.


    • Clarence was born in 1896 and Gertrude was born in 1897

      Clarence & Gertrude married in 1924...he was 28 and she was 27. They did not have any children of their own.

      However Peter came to Clarence & Gertrude farm as their adopted son in April 1942 when Clarence was age 46 and age Gertrude 45. There was a close relationship (friends) between Mary Lillian Wild, Gertrude Young and her mother Frances (Wild) Young.

      Gertude died in 13 Oct 1950 at age 53 in the Seaforth Hospital. At that time children 12 and under were not allowed to come into the hospital to visit anyone! The last time Peter saw Gertrude was from outside her second story window at the the Seaforth Hospital.

      Anthony Etue & Dorothy were married in 6 Oct 1950. In Dec 1950 Peter age 9 was taken back to his father's house in Goderich. Two stories were told first that Clarence was invited to come to Goderich and pick up Peter in Jan 1951 which he never did. (probably Clarence was told NOT to come to Goderich and pick up Peter). Anthony & Dorothy never took Peter back to Clarence either!

      Over the years Peter spent at the Seminary in Delaware Sept 1955 to Jun 1960 he was never able to go back and visit Clarence which is very regrettable for Peter in later life.

      It was very cruel way to treat Clarence after losing his wife in 13 Oct 1950 and his adopted son in mid Dec 1950. The "adopted" part was probably not legal... it was a verbal agreement between Anthony and Clarence & Gertrude in 1942 to raise Peter in their home.

      The other story circulated was that Children's Aid would have removed Peter from Clarence's care as there had to be a woman in the home with a child.

      Clarence died in 02 Nov 1961 at age 65 after Peter had joined the Royal Canadian Navy 19 Oct 1961. Peter could not attend Clarence's funeral. My sister Betty Etue attended his funeral in Seaforth on Peter's behalf. She had a good visit with Clarence's brother Daniel Miller from London.

    • Clarence Miller & Gertie Young lived at 42364 Front Road nearest cross road Hannah Line. Dwight Adams, Retired OPP, lives at #42364 Front Road, Seaforth, Ontario in 2015.
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Shirley Sandra Dingle,   b. Tue 20 Dec 1939, Pugwash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1998, St. Vincent's Hospital, Long Term Care, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1965  St. Joseph's RC Church, Stratford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eva AnnaLiese (Reinholtz nee) Lissock,   b. Sun 16 Oct 1932, Naunynstrasse 40, 10999, Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2005, Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville, Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 2001  Eastgate Alliance Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eva died at the Kemptville District Hospital, Kemptville, Ontario.
    Last Modified 12 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F298  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Sep 1941 - St. Boniface RC Church, Zurich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Aug 2001 - Eastgate Alliance Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Etue with Joseph John Wild while on leave from the Royal Canadian Navy visiting his Uncle John & Aunt Anne Wild in Jul 1962
    Peter Etue with Joseph John Wild while on leave from the Royal Canadian Navy visiting his Uncle John & Aunt Anne Wild in Jul 1962
    Anthony Etue & Mary Lillian Wild moved to this farm on the Babylon Line Lot 9, Concession 9 Hay Township, Huron County, near Zurich, Ontario, Canada between 1936-1940 from the Bluewater Highway 21 near Drysdale, Ontario.
    Anthony Etue & Mary Lillian Wild moved to this farm on the Babylon Line Lot 9, Concession 9 Hay Township, Huron County, near Zurich, Ontario, Canada between 1936-1940 from the Bluewater Highway 21 near Drysdale, Ontario.

    Elizabeth Marie Etue was born in the Drysdale farm house 05 Jul 1935.

    Peter Etue was born in this Babylon Line house 03 Sep 1941.

    Mary Lillian (Wild) Etue died in this Babylon Line house 28 Oct 1941.

    Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Etue and Peter Frances Alexander Etue summer 1995. Unfortunately this was the last time I saw my only sister alive.
    Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Etue and Peter Frances Alexander Etue summer 1995. Unfortunately this was the last time I saw my only sister alive.
    Elizabeth (Betty) Marie, Anthony Maurice and Peter Frances Alexander Etue circa 1945
    Elizabeth (Betty) Marie, Anthony Maurice and Peter Frances Alexander Etue circa 1945
    Elizabeth Marie, Anthony Maurice and Peter Frances Alexander Etue circa 1942 taken after Peter discharged from hospital in London, Ontario. He was in the hospital from Nov 1941 to April 1942 with whooping cough, bronchitis and pneumonia.
    Elizabeth Marie, Anthony Maurice and Peter Frances Alexander Etue circa 1942 taken after Peter discharged from hospital in London, Ontario. He was in the hospital from Nov 1941 to April 1942 with whooping cough, bronchitis and pneumonia.
    Peter Etue & Veronica (Vera) Wild circa 1943
    Peter Etue & Veronica (Vera) Wild circa 1943
    Rosemary Wild, Peter Etue, Barbara Wild 1962
    Rosemary Wild, Peter Etue, Barbara Wild 1962
    Rear- Peter Etue, Irene Scotchmer, Fergus Joseph Wild, Elizabeth (Betty) Etue. 
Front - Douglas Anthony Etue and Kathleen Wild 1963
    Rear- Peter Etue, Irene Scotchmer, Fergus Joseph Wild, Elizabeth (Betty) Etue. Front - Douglas Anthony Etue and Kathleen Wild 1963
    Peter, Douglas, Betty Etue Mar 1962
    Peter, Douglas, Betty Etue Mar 1962
    Peter Etue 5th Birthday 1946
    Peter Etue 5th Birthday 1946
    Peter Etue at home on Babylon Line, after spending 5 months in hospital in London, Ontario
May 1942
    Peter Etue at home on Babylon Line, after spending 5 months in hospital in London, Ontario May 1942
    Peter Etue and his collie dog circa 1944, Miller farm near Seaforth, Ontario
    Peter Etue and his collie dog circa 1944, Miller farm near Seaforth, Ontario
    OSPWS Peter F. Etue, Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Cornwallis Feb 1962
    OSPWS Peter F. Etue, Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Cornwallis Feb 1962
    19 Oct 1961- 18 Oct 1964 Royal Canadian Navy. 48962-H.
    Within 15 weeks Peter joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 14 Dec 1964 and his military number was 88387.
    When Navy, Army and Air Force became the Canadian Forces our military numbers became 423 447 371 and later were changed to
    A79 626 749
    He served a total of 35 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces retiring in 1996.
    Front, Right Peter Etue w/bib overalls, Grade 3 at
SS#7 Tuckersmith School, outside Seaforth, Ontario circa 1949.
    Front, Right Peter Etue w/bib overalls, Grade 3 at SS#7 Tuckersmith School, outside Seaforth, Ontario circa 1949.
    Mary Campbell was our teacher in the back row between two boys. One teacher approx. 30 students in Grades 1 to 8.
    Eva's Wedding marrying Peter Etue, his second wife, on 16 Aug 2001.
    Eva's Wedding marrying Peter Etue, his second wife, on 16 Aug 2001.
    Edmond (Pat) Oesch, Peter Etue and Mary Schwartzentruber. Peter's step-maternal grandparents
    Edmond (Pat) Oesch, Peter Etue and Mary Schwartzentruber. Peter's step-maternal grandparents
    Goderich Elevator & Transit Company, Goderich, Ontario.
    Goderich Elevator & Transit Company, Goderich, Ontario.
    Peter worked as a summer student here for two summers; 1960 & 1961, at Goderich Elevator & Transit Company,
    George Macleod (uncle of bride) Shirley Dingle, Peter Etue, Irene (Scotchmer)Wild (aunt of groom) and Paul Forester (a friend of the groom)
    George Macleod (uncle of bride) Shirley Dingle, Peter Etue, Irene (Scotchmer)Wild (aunt of groom) and Paul Forester (a friend of the groom)
    Wedding of Peter Etue & Shirley Dingle 24 Apr 1965 at St. Joseph's RC Church, Stratford, Ontario. Peter & Paul had just completed their trades training at RCAF Station Borden, near Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
    Columbia 2/61 Graduation Photo Basic Training at HMCS Cornwallis, Nova Scotia.  Royal Canadian Navy 18 weeks of intensive basic training Oct 1961 to Feb 1962
    Columbia 2/61 Graduation Photo Basic Training at HMCS Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Royal Canadian Navy 18 weeks of intensive basic training Oct 1961 to Feb 1962
    Row 2, Peter Etue is 10th from the Right with glasses.
    Awarded the "Best All Around Recruit" for Division Columbia 2/61.
    Master Corporal Peter Etue on Militia Exercise 1976
    Master Corporal Peter Etue on Militia Exercise 1976
    held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown, Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
    Shirley Dingle, Sister Dolores B. O'Sullivan and Peter Etue
    Shirley Dingle, Sister Dolores B. O'Sullivan and Peter Etue
    taken at Mount St Joseph Motherhouse, Richomnd Street, London, Ontario, Canada
    Warrant Officer Peter F. Etue CD1, Adm Clk 831, 
Superintendent Clerk 1983-1988
    Warrant Officer Peter F. Etue CD1, Adm Clk 831, Superintendent Clerk 1983-1988
    at Canadian Forces College (CFC), Wilson Drive, Toronto, Ontario in support of Canadian Forces Command & Staff College (CFCSC) Staff and Students.
    Wedding of LAC Peter F. Etue and Shirley Sandra Dingle at St. Joseph's RC Church, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
    Wedding of LAC Peter F. Etue and Shirley Sandra Dingle at St. Joseph's RC Church, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
    Front row L-R Shirley Dingle, Peter Etue, Irene Scotchmer (Peter's aunt) and AC2 Paul Forster (Peter's friend)
    650424
    Sergeant Peter F. Etue CD1, Chief Clerk, Base Orderly Room 1980-1983
Canadian Forces Base North Bay
Hornell Heights (North Bay), Ontario, Canada
    Sergeant Peter F. Etue CD1, Chief Clerk, Base Orderly Room 1980-1983 Canadian Forces Base North Bay Hornell Heights (North Bay), Ontario, Canada
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Peter Frances Alexamnder Etue 1943 age 2
    Peter Frances Alexamnder Etue 1943 age 2
    standing on the well cover at Miller's farm house at 42364 Front Road & Hannah Line, Seaforth, ON
    Master Warrant Officer PF Etue Adm Clk 831 Canadian Forces.
    Master Warrant Officer PF Etue Adm Clk 831 Canadian Forces.
    MWO Etue received his second clasp to his Canadian Forces Decoration medal from Major General Dequetteville Chief of Force Development - 32 years honourable service 1993. MWO Etue continued to complete 35 years service with the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces.
    Master Warrant Officer Peter F. Etue CD2 Adm Clk 831
    Master Warrant Officer Peter F. Etue CD2 Adm Clk 831
    retires after 35 years Regular Force service with the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Forces 1961-1996
    Clarence Miller holding Peter Etue with Elizabeth (Betty) Etue in the water
    Clarence Miller holding Peter Etue with Elizabeth (Betty) Etue in the water
    at Snowden's Beach on Highway 21 Summer of 1944.
    Canadian Forces' Decoration with First Clasp and Second Clasp CD2 -32 yrs Honourable Service in the RCN/RCAF/CF.
    Canadian Forces' Decoration with First Clasp and Second Clasp CD2 -32 yrs Honourable Service in the RCN/RCAF/CF.
    The Canadian Forces' Decoration (CD) was awarded to MCpl Etue in 1973 at Barrack Green Armoury, Saint John New Brunswick after 12 years service in the Canadian military.
    The First clasp (CD1) was awarded to WO Etue in 1983 at Canadian Forces College, Toronto, ON and
    The Second Clasp (CD2) was awarded to MWO Etue in 1993 at National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON.
    The Canadian Forces' Decoration is awarded to Officers and Non-Commissioned Members of the Canadian Forces who have completed twelve years of service. The decoration is awarded to all ranks, who have a good record of conduct and service.
    The decoration is awarded to the Regular Forces, Reserve Forces, Officers of the Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC), Canadian Rangers and holders of Honorary Appointments in the CF. Service in the Regular and Reserve or Auxiliary Forces of the British Commonwealth of Nations will be counted towards the medal if the final five years have been served with the Canadian Forces and no other long service, good conduct or efficiency medal has been awarded for the same service.
    A clasp (bar) shall be awarded for every subsequent period of ten years of qualifying service; 22, 32, 42, etc years of service.
    Anne (Bedard)Wild & her nephew Peter Etue
    Anne (Bedard)Wild & her nephew Peter Etue
    taken at 88 Wellesley St., Goderich, Ontario home of Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Etue
    Anne (Bedard/Wild) Devereaux, Peter Etue and Eva (Reinholtz) Lissock
    Anne (Bedard/Wild) Devereaux, Peter Etue and Eva (Reinholtz) Lissock
    Christmas 2001 at the home of Jim & Anne Devereaux, Oxford St., Goderich, ON
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Gertrude Burnedetta Young circa 1917 abt age 20.
    Gertrude Burnedetta Young circa 1917 abt age 20.
    Later at age 27, Gertie married Clarence Miller in 1924. Both were age 27 at their marriage. They had no children. However after Mary Wild Etue's death in Oct 1941 (age 33) and Peter Etue was discharged from St. Joseph's hospital, London, in April, 1942, Gertie & Clarence agreed to adopt and raise Mary's infant son; Peter Etue.

    Gertie turned age 45 on 18 Apr 1942... Peter's arrival was a welcome addition to Gertie & Clarence's lives. Gertie's obituary indicates that she had poor health for about 10 years (43-53). In addition she had been hospitalized for a long period before her passing in Oct 1950. It is noted that Anthony Etue did not attend Gertrude's funeral.

    Peter's memories are few between age -1 and 9 but I am confident that Gertie & Clarence did an excellent job of raising me with lots of love and kindness.

    Peter was nine years old when Gertie passed away in Oct 1950 at age 53. Peter's father had remarried in Oct 1950 and he took Peter back to his home in 20 Dec 1950 in Goderich, Ontario.

    Clarence at age 56 lost his wife in Oct 1950, his adopted son in Dec of 1950 and Clarence died in Nov 1961. Life can be cruel at times!

    Peter will always be gratetul for the sacrifices Clarence & Gertie made for me by teaching me the basic values in life. I am a much better person for having Clarence & Gertie in my life as my adopted parents. PFE
    OSPWS Peter F. Etue graduates from Basic Training at HMCS Cornwallis winning the 'Best All Around Man' award Feb 1962
    OSPWS Peter F. Etue graduates from Basic Training at HMCS Cornwallis winning the "Best All Around Man" award Feb 1962
    OSFCS Raymond Brown and I joined at HMCS Prevost, London, Ontario Oct 1961.
    Etue Farm on Babylon Line, Hay Township, near Zurich, Ontario, Canada.
    Etue Farm on Babylon Line, Hay Township, near Zurich, Ontario, Canada.
    Elizabeth (Betty) was born 05 Jul 1935 on the farm in Hay Township on the highway #21 farm (know as the Bluewater highway). Peter was born in 03 Sep 1941 and Mary died 28 Oct 1941 on this Babylon Line farm. Anthony started working at RCAF Station Centralia in about 1947. Estimated time on this farm was about 1937-1947.
    Shirley Sandra Dingle 1939-1998
    Shirley Sandra Dingle 1939-1998
    first wife of Peter Frances Alexander Etue
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Peter Etue 1943
    Peter Etue 1943
    standing on the Well cover beside the house on the Miller farm, Front Road, Seaforth, Ontario.
    Peter Etue 1945
    Peter Etue 1945
    driving the truck on Clarence & Gertie Miller's farm, Front Road, Seaforth, Ontario
    Peter Etue 1943
    Peter Etue 1943
    at Clarence & Gertie's house, 42364 Front Road & Hannah Line, Seaforth, Ontario.
    Clarence Miller & Peter Etue summer of 1944.
    Clarence Miller & Peter Etue summer of 1944.
    at Snowden's Beach, Lake Huron between Bayfield and Grand Bend.
    Babylon Farm
    Babylon Farm
    Taken a few years ago....Peter Etue was born on this farm 3 Sep 1941. His mother Mary Lillian (Wild)Etue died here on 28 Oct 1941.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    ABPW1 Peter F. Etue as a Pay Writer responsible for 400+ pay records of the 1200 ships complement.
    ABPW1 Peter F. Etue as a Pay Writer responsible for 400+ pay records of the 1200 ships complement.
    served on HMCS Bonaventue CVL22 from 1962-1964 home port Halifax Nova Scotia. HMS Powerful was laid down in dry Dock in 1945 for the Royal Navy. Due to post war events HMS Powerful's building was suspended until 1954 when building was resumed. HMS Powerful was renamed to HMCS Bonaventure for the Royal Canadian Navy. She was commissioned for service on 17 Jan 1957 in Belfast Ireland HMCS Bonaventure. Bonaventure was paid off 01 Jul 1970 and sold for scrap.
    Tracker aircraft submarine hunter taking off from flight deck of HMCS Bonaventure.
    Tracker aircraft submarine hunter taking off from flight deck of HMCS Bonaventure.
    View of HMCS Bonaventure Flight Deck with aircraft coming in to land.
    View of HMCS Bonaventure Flight Deck with aircraft coming in to land.
    ABPW1 Peter F. Etue Pay Writer served on HMCS Algonquin 224 in 1962 based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    ABPW1 Peter F. Etue Pay Writer served on HMCS Algonquin 224 in 1962 based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    HMCS Algonquin 224 was a V Class ship. She was laid down in dry dock as HMS Valentine (Royal Navy) and was commissioned for service with the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Bonaventure at Glasgow, Scotland on 17 Feb 1944. Being an old and WW 2 ship HMCS Algonquin had hamics for beds in our Mess.

    Documents
    Obituary Mary Lillian Wild 1908-1941 wife of Anthony Maurice Etue
    Obituary Mary Lillian Wild 1908-1941 wife of Anthony Maurice Etue
    Mother of Elizabeth Marie Etue 1935-2000 and Peter Frances Alexander Etue 1941-
    Cause of Mary's death cerebal hemorrhage.

    The Baby was a boy (Peter)... not a girl!
    Funeral Mass Card for Mary Lillian Wild wife of Anthony Maurice Etue
    Funeral Mass Card for Mary Lillian Wild wife of Anthony Maurice Etue
    Mother of Elizabeth Marie Etue and Peter Frances Alexander Etue.
    Gertrude (Young) Miller 18 Apr 1897-13 Oct 1950 Wife of William Clarence Miller.
    Gertrude (Young) Miller 18 Apr 1897-13 Oct 1950 Wife of William Clarence Miller.
    adopted mother of Peter Frances Etue.
    Paulbearers James Black was a neighbour farmer and married to Eleanor Scotchmer.
    Maurice Etue married to Mary Madeline Roth was a local Seaforth farmer as well.
    Peter F. Etue born 3 Sep 1941
    Peter F. Etue born 3 Sep 1941
    Baptismal Certificate 7 Sep 1941
    Rev L.W. Power PP Parish Priest St Boniface RC Church, Zurich, ON.

    Headstones
    Headstone Eva Anneliese (Reinholtz) Lissock 16 Oct 1932-9 Aug 2005.
    Headstone Eva Anneliese (Reinholtz) Lissock 16 Oct 1932-9 Aug 2005.
    Symbols: Intertwining rings 2001 Peter & Eva were married 16 Aug 2001 in Ottawa, ON
    Dancing couple Peter & Eva enjoyed square and round dancing.
    Bluebird was one of Eva's favourite birds. She loved birds as did her father; Max Reinholtz, who nursed injured birds back to health during World War II in Berlin, Germany.
    Traüme Süesse(Sweet Dreams)in German. A mutual daily exchange between Peter & Eva.
    Eva was buried in the Kemptville Union Cemetery aka as Kemptville Union Cemetery King Street, Kemptville, Ontario.
    Headstone for Mary Lillian Wild 1908-1941
    Headstone for Mary Lillian Wild 1908-1941
    wife of Anthony Maurice Etue mother of Elizabeth Marie Etue 1935-2000 and Peter Frances Etue 1941- . Headstone erected and paid for by her daughter Elizabeth Marie Etue.
    Francis William Clarence Miller 1896-1961 & Gertrude 'Gertie' Young 1897-1950. 
They 'adopted' Peter Frances Etue between 1942-1950. They took Peter when his mother died in 1942 and then in 1950 Anthony Etue married Dorothy May Oesch and Anthony took Peter back to his house in Red brick house 28 Trafalgar Street, Goderich.
    Francis William Clarence Miller 1896-1961 & Gertrude "Gertie" Young 1897-1950. They "adopted" Peter Frances Etue between 1942-1950. They took Peter when his mother died in 1942 and then in 1950 Anthony Etue married Dorothy May Oesch and Anthony took Peter back to his house in Red brick house 28 Trafalgar Street, Goderich.
    St. James Cemetery, Seaforth, Ontario

  • Notes 
    • Peter was born Wednesday 03 Sep 1941 on the Babylon Line farm #71891 five kms south of Zurich-Hensall Highway. Turn south off Zurich-Hensall Highway, pass Rodgersville Rd, Pepper Rd and #71891 is located a few meters on the right coming down a slight hill. At 6 weeks old his mother; Mary Lillian Wild was born on Wednesday (same day of the week as her son Peter) 30 Sep 1908 and died 28 Oct 1941.

      Shortly thereafter Peter became very ill with broncitis, whopping cough and pheumonia. He was hospitalized in early Nov 1941 at St Joseph's Hospital, London under the care of his aunt Sister M. Bernice,CSJ,RN (nee Georgina Etue).

      In Apr 1942 Peter was discharged from hospital to the home of Peter's cousins; Clarence Miller and Gertie Young, Seaforth where he remained until 20 Dec 1950. Peter attended SS#7 Tuckersmith school, which was located on the south-east corner of the front field of the Miller farm at #42354 Front Road / Hannah Line. His teacher's name was Mary Campbell.

      Peter was taken to Goderich 20 Dec 1950 as his father Anthony Etue (age 41)had married Dorothy May Oesch (age 20)in 06 Oct 1950 and was living on 28 Trafalgar St in Goderich.

      Peter completed his elementary education at St Mary's Separate School, on North Street, across from St Peter's RC Church. While in Goderich the family moved to 202 Hincks Street in Goderich.

      In Sept 1956 Peter went to Sacred Heart Junior Seminary, Delaware near London/Komoka Ontario to complete his secondary education at Sacred Heart Junior Seminary.

      During the summer months Peter worked as a farm hand for Delmer & Veronica Meidinger Zurich/St Joseph area two summers and Claire & Leona McBride on the Goshen line north of Zurich for the third summer. The next two summers he worked for the Goderich Elevator & Transit Co (with Peter Boettger and Bill Stiles as summer students)at the Goderich harbour and Paul & Janet Robarts caring for their cottage grounds, pool maintenance and any odd jobs Janet had for Peter.

      On completion of his High School secondary education Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)serving from 19 Oct 61 to 18 Oct 64 as an Able Seaman Pay Writer Trade Group 1 (ABPW1) serving at the following shore establishments; HMCS Prevost, HMCS Cornwallis, HMCS Hochelaga, HMCS Stadacona and Ships; HMCS Algonquin 224 and HMCS Bonaventure CVL 22.

      On 18 Mar 1964 HMCS Bonaventure sailed for Cyprus taking Army vehicles (Ferrets) of the Royal Canadian Dragoons to Cyprus for peacekeeping duties which was to last 6 months. In reality the peacekeeping task lasted well over 25 years (politics) keeping the Greeks and Turks separated on the Island of Cyprus. Political decisions!

      On 14 Dec 64 Peter joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a Leading Aircraftsman (LAC) Administrative Clerk serving at RCAF Station St. Jean, Borden and Training Command Headquarters, Winnipeg until 1969.

      On 1 Apr 1969, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Army (CA) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) became the Canadian Forces (CF) as a result of integration thanks to politicians; Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Defence Minister Paul Hellyer.

      Peter served at Canadian Forces Headquarters Ottawa 1969-1973, Regular Support Staff Atlantic Saint John NB detachment 1973-1987, Canadian Forces Base North Bay 1987-1993, Canadian Forces College in Toronto 1993-1988 and
      National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from 1988-1996 until his Compulsory Retirement Age (55) date 03 Sep 96 retired age 55.

      Total service: 35 years. For his military service, Peter received the Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 bars (CD2) for 32+ years of honourable conduct and service.

      Master Warrant Officer (Ret'd) Peter F. Etue CD2 RCN/RCAF/CF, Pay Writer and Administrative Clerk Clk 831 retired from Canadian Forces on 03 Sep 1996.

      After his retirement, Peter received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (OVSA) from the Ontario Government for his volunteer work with the Huntington Society of Canada in the Ottawa Area Chapter over 20 years. Peter was an active volunteer in the Square and Round dance movement serving as Registrar, Treasurer and Webmaster of the Eastern Ontario Square & Round Dance Association (EOSARDA)from Sep 1998 to Jul 2007.

      Peter's first wife; Shirley Dingle, died 29 Jul 1998. Her death was brought on by the ravages of Huntington Disease over 22 years (last 4 years in St Vincent Hospital, Long Term Care).

      His second wife; Eva Lissock whom he shared his life with from Sept 1999 and married 16 Aug 2001 died 9 Aug 2005 from bladder/bone cancer.

      His third partner; Barbara Jankowska and Peter were active in square dancing in Eastern Ontario with the Grenville Gremlins, Kemptville and Meri Squares, Ottawa and share their home together with two cats; Max and Kotec since Jan 2007. Peter and Barbara went their own ways in life on 18 Aug 2007.

      Peter meet his fourth wife; Lois Jean Crowder (born Wednesday (same day of the week as Peter) 9 Jul 1941 through their mutual interests in square and round dancing. They were married on 11 Sep 2010 (911) at St. Andrew's United Church, Heckston, Ontario with Rev Blair Paterson officiating. They were active in two square dance clubs; Grenville Gremlins in Kemptville and Swingin' Saints in Brockville.

      Peter & Lois were President couple of the Swingin' Saints Square Dance Club in Brockville, Ontario from Oct 2009 to Apr 2012. They still dance occasionally with Mississippi Squares during the Fall months.

      Peter maintains the "John Joseph Wild" branch of this website with Jan Gallant's kind permission.
      Any additions or amendments will be appreciated.
      Email me: petue@cogeco.ca
      Write me: PO Box 1821,Kemptville, ON, Canada KOG 1JO
      Phone me: 613-258-5660 Please leave a message with your phone number and I will return your call.

      "Accuracy is important. If you are going to do a job do it right to the best of your ability" Author unknown... but I will take credit!

    • Peter was named after my uncle Peter Alexander Etue.

      Frances named after my aunt Frances (Wild) Young.

      Alexander named after my paternal Grandfather Alexander Etue.

      Anthony (confirmation name) named after my father Anthony Maurice Etue.


    • Anthony 1909-1995
      Mary 1908-Oct 28,1941..55 days after Peter was born 03 Sep 41.
      Betty 1935-2000 age 65
      Peter 1941-

      1950 was a Busy year:
      Anthony & Dorothy's new born Claire born 22 Jul 1950 and adopted out to a new family in 1950.

      Anthony age 41 & Dorothy age 20 married 06 Oct 1950!

      Betty age 15 was 5 years difference bet Betty and Dorothy. Not a good decision for any man to make with a daughter 5 years younger than your new wife! Peter age 11 was 11 years difference bet Peter and Dorothy.

      Peter was 9 yrs when he left Millers house (Gertrude Miller had died) and came back to his Father & new 20 year old step-mother.

      Unfortunately I never seen Clarence Miller after that day. Clarence died in 1961 shortly after Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy and was in Cornwallis Nova Scotia in Basic Training for his career in the Royal Canadian Navy.

      God Bless you Clarence & Gertrude for the home you gave me between 1942 and 1950. I will always remember you both.

    • Re: SS#7 Tuckersmith School Picture 1949/50 Grade 2.
      Possible teachers;
      Alwin Ellis,
      Mary Campbell,
      Mary McLeod 613-522-1199,
      Peggy DeJong (Dick) 613-527-0418 and
      Bonnie DeJong


    • Peter was serving on HMCS Bonaventure when the following events happened...we were 8 hours anchored off Famagusta, Cyprus while the Ferret vehicles were unloaded. We were able to go ashore for 4 hours. A bus was arranged and we went to an Eastern Orothodox Church tour. Very interesting.

      Canadian Peacekeepers in Cyprus: 15 Mar 1964. In 1964, open hostilities broke out between the Turkish and Greek populations of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The Turkish government was threatening to invade the island, and the danger that war may break out between Greece and Turkey was very real.

      On 4 March 1964, U Thant, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), asked the governments of Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Brazil, and Finland to supply troops for a UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus. General P.S. Gyani of India would command the force. The Canadian prime minister, Lester B. Pearson, committed Canadian troops to the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) on 12 May 1964. Initially, Canada was the only nation to respond to U Thant?s request. By mid-April, however, the governments of Finland, Ireland, and Denmark had also agreed to send contingents to Cyprus.

      The Canadian contingent was originally composed of the 1st Battalion of the Royal 22nd Regiment and the reconnaissance squadron of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) with Ferret Scout Cars. Royal Canadian Air Force Transport Command airlifted the troops, while the Royal Canadian Navy aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure carried vehicles, supplies, and Ferrets of the RCD. The first Canadian troops arrived in Cyprus on 15 March 1964. The Bonaventure reached Cyprus on 30 March 1964. On 14 April, the Canadian government dispatched a brigade headquarters of 150 officers and men. By the end of April, the Canadian contingent numbered 1,150 officers and men. During the Cyprus peacekeeping mission, virtually every Canadian infantry battalion served in UNFICYP. They included battalions of the Royal 22nd Regiment, Canadian Guards, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Royal Canadian Regiment, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, Queen's Own Rifles and the Canadian Airborne Regiment. The armoured regiments reorganized for infantry duties included the Lord Strathcona's Horse and the12th Canadian Armoured Regiment. The last Canadian peacekeeping troops left Cyprus on 15 June 1993. The Canadian Government planned to stay 6 months in 1964 and left in 1993 twenty-nine years later.

    • ABPW1 Peter F. Etue still remembers this rescue at sea vividly. The heavy seas and gale force winds left a life long reality of the power of the sea. Most of the passengers of this flight were US military dependants bound for Germany to join their family members.

      Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the crash of Flying Tiger Lines Flight 923 at night, at sea, 500 miles off the west coast of Ireland, with 28 deaths and 48 survivors, September 23, 1962. The following indicates a positive story..."And get some lipstick for the lady!" Posted on July 4, 2012 by irishocaruso

      "When I (Donald M. McLeod) was waiting on the deck of the carrier to take off to fly to Northolt (England), the Ship's Captain shouted over the loud speaker that I was to bring lipstick back for the injured woman in the ship's hospital. I couldn't figure why she would need lipstick so soon after the rescue." Donald M. McLeod, commander of the (VS 880) squadron of Track Aircraft aboard the Royal Canadian Navy aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure CVL22 , made those statements when he flew into Northolt Airport, London, the night after the ditching of Flying Tiger 923. He had a film of the rescue operation and mentioned the young woman with a broken shoulder and injured back who had been taken on board of the carrier for emergency treatment. It was Mrs. Lois Elander who was looking for lipstick. It had been a matter of only a few short hours since she had been brought to the carrier. The gale force winds continued to whip the seas as the Canadian rescue helicopter broke through the storm just long enough to fetch her from the rescue ship and deliver her to the HMCS Bonaventure. Lois and her husband, Major Carl Richard Elander, West Point, NY, both 31, survived the ditching and the six hours of tossing and bobbing in the upside down, crowded life raft. While in the darkened airplane cabin, only moments before impact, they had said their final goodbye and waited in the ditching position for fate to unfold with the final impact. Contact with the raging sea came with a violent and deafening "bang" as the underside of the dying Flying Tiger ripped open and a wing was torn off. Lois Elander went blank on impact, but in the next fraction of a second she was aware of flying forward in her seat. Her back wrenched and her shoulder was broken. Her husband was clawing in the darkness to find her. She was able to release her safety belt, allowing the broken seat to fall away. Miraculously she got through an exit door and plunged into the sea. And somehow she then began to tread water, aware that unconsciousness was rapidly overcoming her and that she was in paralyzing agony. Her legs would no longer respond to the command of her brain to tread water.

      Within a short time, both Lois and Richard made it to the raft having survived the impact of the crash. They reached the Celerina and spent a night in one of the ship"s cabins. There was only one doctor on board the Celerina, Capt. Juan Figueroa-Longo. He himself was a survivor of the ordeal. He had 47 other survivors to tend to. Owing to the seriousness of her injuries, both Elanders were evacuated to the Royal Canadian Navy aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure CVL22 the following day while the storm continued to rage. She would receive treatment in the Canadian Navy ship's hospital, having arrived on the carrier in tattered clothing gathered together by the crew of the Celerina. Within hours of arriving at her hospital bed, she requested lipstick. When asked why she would make such a request at such a time when her wounds had hardly been treated she said "Why not? A woman likes to feel feminine "especially among 1,200 men." (approx 800 ship's company and 400 VS 880 Squadron flying VS880 Trackers and HU 21 flying Bell Helicopters)

      Lois Elander went on to say, "Those sailors were so sweet. They ransacked their lockers and turned up with five lipsticks. It was a real morale builder." Very soon there were many more lipsticks in various colors showing up at the infirmary, a total of 27 tubes. Commander McLeod had not yet returned from his mission to find some lipstick.

      [Very recently this Web Site was contacted by Dr. J. Warren Axline, MD, of Fairfield, CT. Dr. Axline provided medical treatment to the Elanders after they were transferred from the HMCS Bonaventure to the large USAF hospital in Willshire, England known as RAF Burderop. He maintained contact and friendship with the Elanders ever since. Dr. Axline says the Elanders settled in southern California where they prospered and fully recovered from their injuries. Lois Ann Elander died June 2009 at the age of 79. Richard, now 81, is a retired eye surgeon and is living in the Los Angeles area. His son Troy took over his medical practice in Santa Monica, CA.

    • Remember the Cold War? Naval blockade of Cuba and ABPW1 Peter F. Etue was serving aboard HMCS Bonaventure.

      After reading a letter from Judge Peter Doherty in the May/June edition of the Canadian Legion Magazine it brought to mind my experience during the days in October 15 to 28 in 1962, US President John F. Kennedy put a naval blockade on Cuba to stop the smuggling of nuclear warheads into Cuba by Russia. At the time I was serving on Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Bonaventure CVL 22 Aircraft Carrier as a Pay Writer. We were moored at the dockyard in Portsmouth, England along with Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan. I was on board when a pipe (an announcement over the Public Address system) came through that we were sailing for Canada

      Immediately. I can remember the fear that came over me as I thought that could this was the start of World War Three? I had joined the Royal Canadian Navy on the 19 October 1961.... what a way to celebrate my first year in the Navy! Within the hour HMCS Athabaskan had slipped the mooring and HMCS Bonaventure followed quickly thereafter with Athabaskan stragglers who had been ashore when HMCS Bonaventure sailed. It was a very dark night and by the time we were at open sea a full hurricane wind was raging. It took us more than five days to get home to Halifax with the upper decks being off limits.

      On HMCS Bonaventure the only place we could go out to get fresh air was around the funnel which offered warmth against the North Atlantic winds. As we made our way back a serious problem started to develop in the Hangar area with the intake of sea water as the carrier rolled from port to starboard and forward to aft. Fortunately several pumps were engaged to pump the water out averting a possible disaster. One day out of Halifax

      HMCS Athabaskan steamed along side HMCS Bonanventure. They were able to see how badly the forward end of HMCS Bonaventure's flight deck was crumpled and there were many windows on the bridge covered with plywood. When we arrived in Halifax we were able to go ashore and view the damage up close. Considering the thickness of the steel hull, it is almost unbelievable how the huge areas of steel can be pounded in. Several members of the crew were thinking and talking

      "Is this the start of World War Three?" Our Father's generation had been involved with WW II and the generation between had been involved with The Korean War, was this our turn! As most would remember tensions were very high, Russia was trying to smuggle nuclear warheads into Cuba and US President John F. Kennedy gave Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev the ultimatum "Remove them or we go to War!" After all these years I still remember the tension on board and the fear that if things didn't cool down Halifax would not be there for long. Thank God Khrushchev backed down removing the nuclear warheads calming the situation.

    • Significant events:

      Sep 1962 Flying Tiger 923 crashed into the sea 500 miles West of Ireland. Two injured and 12 dead bodies in the bread walk-in freeze, guarded out of respect and taken to Ireland and flown off to Shannon, Airport. Bodies then returned to US for burial.

      Oct 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis USA & USSR. US President Kennedy & USSR Nikita Khrushchev confronted each other and in the end USSR backed down and did not leave their missiles in Cuba.

      Jan 1964 - Cyprus. Movement of troops and vehicles from Canadian Forces Base Petawawa onto HMCS Bonaventue in Halifax to Famagusta, Cyprus, 8 hrs to unload vehicles and soldiers

      Oct 1970 - FLQ crisis in Quebec, James Cross (British Diplomat)kidnapped and released. Pierre Laporte a Quebec politician kidnapped and killed. War Measures Act was proclaimed by then Prime Minister of Canada Pierre E. Trudeau. I was employed in the National Defence Headquarters Operations Centre on rolling 8 hour shifts not to set a pattern.

      Apr 1988 - Before leaving Canadian Forces College I went from Toronto to Yellowknife NWT, Inuvik NWT, Tuktoaktuk NWT, Polaris Mine on Little Cornwallis Island, Baffin, NWT, Cambridge Bay NWT, Churchill, MB and back to Toronto with the Allied FSE 35 Students and College Staff.

      Oct 1990 - OKA Crisis between the Natives of Kanasetake in Oka and the Canadian Army. One Quebec Policeman (Lemay) was killed and the siege was ended after a standoff of several days.

    • Timeline - Jun 7, 1950 Linda born daughter of Gladys Oesch & (Ivan Bechler?) - raised by her maternal Grandparents; Pat & Mary Ann Oesch

      Jul 11, 1950 Claire born daughter of Dorothy Oesch & Anthony Etue, put out for adoption at RCAF Station Centralia, adopted and raised Catholic.

      Peter 03 Sep 1950 age 9 (born 1941)

      Sep 23, 1950 Gladys & Ivan married.

      Oct 6, 1950 Dorothy & Anthony married in Zurich St Boniface Church, Zurich Ontario.

      Oct 13, 1950 Gertie Miller died in Seaforth Hospital.

      Dec 20, 1950 Peter moved to Goderich from Clarence Miller home to Goderich with Anthony & Dorothy Etue.

      Jul 1950 Betty; born 1935, age 15. Betty started work at the Bedford Hotel, The Square, Goderich and in the fall started at Donnelly Lawyer Office on the Square in Goderich. She worked there for 48 years. She died 17 Nov 2000.

      Jan 1957 Douglas born.

      Peter went to the Seminary in Delaware for the school years Sep 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, worked on farms 1957, 1958, 1959 and at the Goderich Elevator & Transit Company in Goderich 1960 and 1961.

      Peter joined the Royal Canadian Navy 19 Oct 1961-1964 and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1964 which became the Canadian Forces upon integration of the Canadian Military until his retirement at age 55 with 35 years military service in Sep 1996.

    • Education: High School @ Sacred Heart Jr Seminary, Delaware, Ontario, Canada. Grades 9-13.

      Military Service: 35 years Regular Service Service:

      RCN Royal Canadian Navy 1961-1964 Rank: Able Seaman Trade: Pay Writer

      RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 1964-1969 Rank: Leading Aircraftsman. Trade: Administrative Clerk

      CF Canadian Forces 1969-1996 integration of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force. Peter advanced in rank from Corporal, to Master Corporal, to Sergeant, to Warrant Officer and to Master Warrant Officer.

      Rank: MWO - Master Warrant Officer on release at age 55.

      Medals & decorations:
      CD2 - Canadian Forces Decoration with 2 clasps (32 years)
      OVSA - Ontario Volunteer Service Award (25 years) Volunteer organizations.


    • Obituary Lawrence J. Brown, 86, of Bethlehem, PA, formerly of Cedar Grove, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sept. 1, 2016. Visitation on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016 from 3-7 p.m. at Shook's Cedar Grove Funeral Home, 486 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove. Funeral services on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove. Interment on Wed., Sept. 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Saviour Cemetery, 2575 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA. Memories and condolences may be shared at shookscedargrove.com.

      Lawrence was born in Detroit, MI to the late Joseph and Mary Brown, he lived in Michigan and Chicago, ILL before moving to Cedar Grove, then settling in Kirkland Village, Bethlehem, PA 2 years ago. He was active in the textile industry in New York City prior to his retirement. A longtime active parishioner of St. Catherine's, Larry was vice president of the parish council, liturgy committee member, lector, Eucharistic minister, and coordinator of the bereavement committee.

      In 2004 he received the Archdiocesan Sesquicentennial Golden Jubilee Medal. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army from 1948-1949. He was proud of his Irish heritage, and one of his greatest joys was the personal connections he made through his lifelong study of his family's genealogy. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Madeleine; beloved children, Joanne Brown Lee (John Lee), Theresa Masulli (Joseph), Marilyn Fogarty (James), Margaret Mooney, Michael Brown (Julia Egan), Denise McGuinness Brown, and son-in-law Neil Mooney; ten grandchildren; and siblings, Austin Brown (Shirley) and Catherine Billand (Bob). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Catherine of Siena Church Heritage Fund or a charity of your choice.

      I received a great deal of family history from Lawrence over several years. He was a very special man.
      Thank you Lawrence and RIP.
      '07 Sep 2016.

    • Robert "Bob" Nichol was the biological Father and Evelyn Mary (Dingle) Nichol was the biological Mother of all eight children. Robert Nichol and Evelyn (Dingle) Nichol were divorced on 17 Mar 1970 in Winnipeg, MB.

      Evelyn Mary (Dingle) Nichol (33) married Joseph Laurent "Larry" Gamache (25) on 20 Jun 1970 at RCAF Station Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB.

      Excluding three children;
      Robert Frank "Bobbie" born 05 Apr 1955 died 22 Jan 1956,
      Diana Gaile Nichol born 29 Oct 1962 died 06 Jul 1966 and
      Kirk Randolph Nichol who was in Judicial system in Prison,

      Joseph Laurent "Larry" Gamache became the Step-father of the remaining five children; Deborah, Steven, Pamela, Wendy and William due to his marriage to Evelyn Mary (Dingle)(Nichol) Gamache on 20 Jun 1970. These children were all given the surname "Gamache" after his marriage to Evelyn (Dingle)(Nichol) Gamache.

      Deborah Elizabeth ("Debbie"or"Debra") married Ernie (unk) in Saint John NB and had two children. They divorced and Deborah reverted to the surname of "Gamache"

      Steven Allen (Nichol) Gamache
      Pamela Ann (Nichol)(Gamache) Pye
      Wendy Susan (Nichol)(Gamache) Holmes
      William (Nichol) Gamache

    • Note:
      Anthony 9 May 95 age 85
      Elizabeth 17 Nov 2000 age 65
      Dorothy 30 Aug 2008 age 78

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