Bright, G.M. (Glenn)

Glenn BrightGlenn Bright - 1972


Glenn Bright:  August 17, 1924 - June 8, 2011

Date of enlistment: 30 Jan 43
Posting to System: Mar 49
Date if retirement: 17 Aug 79
Rank on retirement: CWO

Hello - Having served in Calder and Whitehorse I find it interesting and informative to try to keep abreast of the news related to your project. I arrived at Calder from the School about March 1949 and stayed there until the summer of 1951 when I went to the Det at Calgary where we were located in the Post Office Bldg in Downtown Calgary. While at Calder I spent some four months in Whitehorse as they were short of Tel Ops.

Some of the pers remembered at Calder were Cal Vince, Tommy Thompson, Phil (do you have a
smoke) Tuck, Mitch Collins, Lloyd Martin & Ken True also Bobby Chow in W'horse"..

There were many others who worked at the Station at that time but as many years have gone by it is now hard to remember names. (A common fault of Ageing???)

If there is anyone on the Net that remembers the years 1949-51 at Calder I would be pleased to hear from them. I have lived in NS for the last 20 yrs and enjoy a pretty good lifestyle with winters down south and summers here playing golf on a Championship Course. I was stationed with 726 Comm Sqn Hfx when retirement after 37 years arrived. We live in the southern part of the province in a mostly retirement area. Many Ex military and RCMP in the area.

Much effort is put into keeping the story of RC Sigs alive and it is appreciated by those of us who do not live in the central area. All are to be commended for the effort that it must take to complete a Project of this magnitude. I wish you the very best of luck.

My Kindest Regards,

Glenn Bright. (Ret'd CWO)

OBITUARY:  Glen Megaffin Bright, 86 of Bridgewater, passed away June 8, 2011 in South Shore Regional Hospital.  Glenn was the son of the late Stanley and Irene (Megaffin) Bright.  Born in Baljennie Saskatchewan August 17, 1924.  He served in the Canadian Armed Forces in The Royal Canadian Corp of Signals from 1943 - 1979 and in French-Indo China (Vietnam) July 1954 - August 1955.  He retired as Chief Warrant Officer to Regina Saskatchewan but returned to live in Bridgewater in 1983.  Glenn was a past member of the Lions Club, Kiwanis Golden K, Legion, Signalers Club of Canada and Osprey Ridge Golf Club.  He is survived by his loving and loyal wife Liz (Hebb); son, Greg (Fran) Bright, Oakville ON; daughter, Beverley Bright (Marty Coshman), Ottawa; one grandson, Aaron (Vanda) Bright, Toronto, ON; one granddaughter, Jodi Bright, Mississauga ON; sisters, Shirley Miller, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Mel (Ted) Turner, Regina, Saskatchewan; brothers, Jim (Jane) Bright, Edmonton, Alberta; Wayne (Carol) Bright, Rosetown, Alberta; several nieces and nephews; several sister and brother in laws.  Glenn loved sports, especially golf, hockey and football.  He will be remembered as being a very proud man and will be sadly missed by his family and his friend who knew him well.  Cremation has taken place. 


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