004 called "Friends of Canada Branch" was
formed also in the Lahr area in 2002 and is
presently located on the former Canadian Forces
Base Lahr at the Airfield next to what used to be
5 AMU now the Black Forest Airport.
Although they are gone their memory will remain
with us forever ... Lest We Forget.
Lortie *17 July 1927 † 08 April 2012. It is with regret that we
announce the death of Sgt (Ret) Raymond Lortie who
died at the age of 84. Sgt Lortie joined the Army in
February 1951 at the Royal 22nd Regiment Depot.
Raymond was a Korean Veteran who was wounded in
action in September 1952.
Raymond was posted to Soest in Germany the first
time 1953 - 1955 and would return again in 1957 this
time to Werl and would take his release from the
Army in 1971 and remained in Werl. He continued to
be heavly involved with the activities of the
Regiment after his retirement.
Raymond was also a proud member of the Royal
Canadian Legion and continued to participare in the
Annual Remembrance Ceremony in the Werl Park
Cemetery in Werl where several members of the
Regiment and their family members are laid to rest.
It was always a pleasure to be in his company and he
will be missed by all who had the pleasure of
knowing him. "We Will Remember Him"
"We Will Remember Him"
William † "We Will Remember Him"
La Fontaine Ronald
Victor * † 14 Nov 2010
; Roy served
as a soldier with the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps and
took his release from the army in the summer of 1972. He
and his wife Marleis their two children, son Mark and
daughter Sandra resided in Wickede (Ruhr), Germany. Roy
and his wife owned and operated a successful Gasthaus
business in Wickede. He joined the Royal Canadian Legion
when Branch 004 did a Remembrance Service in Werl. Roy
died on 14 November 2010 at the age of 66 following a
lengthy illness. "We will remember him".