A Sad Monday…RIP RCASC (A). Major EMS “DENNY” Deneumoustier EMS,OMM,CD

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

 

 

R I P Major Eugene Modeste Simone Deneumoustier  EMS,OMM,CD
RCASC Apprentice 10/12 Platoon
1940-2018
Sadly yet another Apprentice, moves on to the advance party. Although his full name was rather a mouthfull everyone knew him as “DENNY”. A proud Apprentice and after apprentice training a fine and proud Officer. Denny retired as a Major, and retained his active interest into all things RCASC oriented. Denny was one of the instigators in the, initial RCASC Apprentice reunions in 1978 and I for one enjoyed each and every reunion that I was able to attend over the years. A keen historian who knew the history of our beloved Corps inside out.
I personally met Denny the year I started Apprentice training in 1960. As he was our Platoon Officer 25pl RCASC ATC. He was a great platoon officer, and we could not have had a better initiation into the Corps. 25 Pl initially in 1960 had Denny ex apprentice, Jim Fuller WW2 vet and Alec McNeil a veteran of Korea. A great team to break us into military life. I will always remember those days and evenings when Denny would pop into the Hennesey Block with quizzes.

These pop quizzes were about Current events and interspersed with Corps history.
These quizzes taught us to listen to the news and or read the newspapers. A few quizzes would result in laughter and in some cases the christening of an apprentice with a nickname. One that springs to mind as due to this Question Who is President of the Congo. Correct answer Kasabubu, however Dave Armstrong said Boo Boo which became his nickname.

A soldier like Denny amassed a lot of tales (ie War Stories) one of my favourites was when he was a platoon leader in the Apprentices. He would purchase an iron at the MLS for 8 to 10 bucks. Then raffle it of with Tickets from a penny to one dollar with a free ticket thrown in. This would net him 50 dollars and 50 cents. Then invariably the owner of said iron would be broke and offer it for sale Denny would buy it and resell his lottery tickets. Stories like that gladden the heart of Veterans.
So as Denny moves to the advance party, think of the funny, happy stories you know of Denny.

Thank you Denny for all of the history you passed to us, and for your lifelong friendship. RIP my friend and form up our brothers in the Advance party.
Nil Sine Labore My Friend.       https://youtu.be/XnvNM

Official Obituary Barrie Examiner

Born in Montreal in 1940 to Leonce and Elizabeth Deneumoustier, and sibling to Madelaine, Leonce, Bessie, Bishop, Modeste and Edward. Denny was a natural leader which helped him have a long and successful career as an officer with the Canadian Armed Forces, achieving the rank of Major, and being awarded the Order of Military Merit along with numerous other military recognitions and distinctions. A dedicated and loving husband to his life long love Carol, and proud and devoted father to Kevin, Darren and Sandra. Beloved Grandfather to Caitlyn, Tessa and Joshua. Denny was a larger than life personality, and a man of great generosity who dedicated his life to helping others and serving his country and community. A passionate outdoorsman, an avid gardener, a respected leader and coach, his life impacted all those around him. Denny will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. If desired, donations in Denny’s memory may be made to Princess Margaret Hospital and are greatly appreciated.

Farewell my friend

Nil Sine Labore

A.Robby McRobb

25 Platoon a Lilywhite of Denny.

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