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1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild
Tom Stewart
Gone Home - August 8, 2016
Behind the titles of President, Chairperson, and Guildmaster, was a Scouter who never lost sight of his commitment to the youth of the Scouting Movement—which started in 1947 as Cubmaster with the 43rd Vancouver Pack.

Throughout British Columbia, Tom Stewart has represented Baden-Powell Guilds in the very best way. He has never hesitated to take on roles that have required leadership skills and the ability to “get the job done”.

Tom joined the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild in 1994. In 1998, he took on the role of Guildmaster and held that position until 2003. During this time, while the Guild had an active average membership of twenty-five, Tom’s priority was the recruitment of new members to ensure the
continuation of the Guild.

Perhaps, Tom’s most challenging Guild venture, was organizing the 2002 ISGF conference and welcoming former Scouters and Guides from all around the world to the beautiful University of British Columbia campus.

In 2004 with a new 1st Guildmaster in place, Tom turned his efforts to the B.C. Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guilds and served as Vice-President, President, and Past-President.

2007, Tom Stewart’s 60th year of Scouting service, was highlighted when Tom received the Bar to the Silver Acorn from Scouts Canada. The membership of the 1st Canadian Baden-Powell Guild will sincerely miss Tom Stewart’s contributions and his dedication to the programs and activities of all Guilds and, most importantly, keeping alive the spirit of the Scout Promise and Law.
--Beverley Carl

Tom Stewart receiving the Baden-Powell Guild Award with Commissioner Eleanor Oakley

F. Millar Ewing

44th Guild St. John’s Newfoundland

Born: August 10th, 1929

Passed on: September 6th, 2017

Mr. F. Millar Ewing of St. John's Newfoundland has 'Gone Home'. He has joined his beloved wife Minnie (Trickett) 1933-1988, his sister Phyllis Pike and friend Eric Larkin. Leaving to mourn his son Geoff (Yvonne), his daughter Karen (Carol), his grandchildren Grayson, Scott, Kate, Rachel and Marlee and his partner in life, Heather Anderson. Millar leaves many beloved nieces and nephews to mourn his passing as well as many friends, including Elsie Larkin. Millar is fondly remembered by Grayson's mother Iris and Scott's mother Paula. Millar Ewing was a gentle man who touched many lives through his volunteer work and his capacity to give to others. He retired from Memorial University's Department of University Works in 1993. Prior to this he worked with the Newfoundland Division of the Canadian Red Cross setting up the blood program and serving as Commissioner from 1962-1966. Retirement brought new challenges for Millar and he took this time to hone his woodworking skills, creating beautifully crafted and finished woodcraft for family and friends and for charity. Millars' volunteer and community service spanned his entire life, and he will be remembered with great appreciation for all the great things he was able to accomplish with his quiet determination. He worked with the Bowring Park Foundation in the creation of the amphitheater, the Pippy Park Commission, St Luke's Home, The Salvation Army Advisory Committee, the Newfoundland Safety Council, the Quidi-Vidi, and Renne's River Project, the 3F group, the Red Cross, the Cardiac Rehab Group and many years of work as Warden, and Serviceman for St Mary's Anglican Church and the Scouting movement. Millar received the Order of the Red Cross for exceptional service and the Silver Wolf, the highest award conferred to a civilian in Scouting for service of the most exceptional character of National significance. Of late he was awarded the Caring Canadian Award by the Governor General of Canada. Millar's family is grateful to the staff at Tiffany Village for the exceptional care Millar received there. Also the staff at the Congestive Heart Clinic who worked tirelessly with Millar to ensure he enjoyed a healthy life. Your work with Dad was greatly appreciated. A special thank you is extended to Mac Butt who ensured that Millar's transition to Tiffany was an easy one, we are forever grateful. Millar was a gentle man of exceptional character and integrity and a man of great faith. His presence will be dearly missed. Millar Ewing has most certainly 'Gone Home'. We will meet again, else what's Heaven for? Family and friends will gather at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Service will be held at The Anglican Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Craigmillar Avenue, St. John's, Newfoundland, on Monday September 11th, 2017 at 11 am with interment to follow at The Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's. In lieu of flowers, donations will be graciously accepted by St Mary's Anglican Church, or a charity of your choosing. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit


William (Bill) Gibson


On Thursday, December 21, 2017, William (Bill) Gibson, passed away suddenly.  Bill was the Treasurer and BP Guild Registrar of the 7th BP Guild (Bytown) since 2013.  Bill was also the treasurer of the Ontario Provincial Guild, and was most recently the Provincial Guildmaster.  Bill was an active member of the 7th BP Guild (Bytown) for the past 14 years and was the Guildmaster from 2010 to 2012.


Bill joined Scouting in 1984 as a Beaver Leader with the 3rd Orleans Group in Ottawa. He volunteered with the 3rd Orleans group until 2000 in various positions - Beaver Leader, Troop Scouter, Venturer Advisor, Rover Advisor and Trainer. In 1996, Bill was on the National Capital Region (NCR) Finance Committee and became NCR Treasurer in 1998.


Bill received his 30 years of service with Scouting in 2014, and received the Medal of Merit in 2012. Bill dedication and living the Scout Promise will be greatly missed by the 7th BP Guild (Bytown).



Larry Richard Jones Guildmaster

68th Guild Lethbridge Alberts


Loving husband to Colette of Lethbridge for 33 years, passed away peacefully at St. Michaels Palliative Care on February 1, 2018 at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his sister Cheryl (Bill) Sterling, Brother Garry (Sharon) Jones and numerous Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Roberta Jones, in-laws Thomas and Jeanette Lewko. Larry was the second child born to Richard and Bobbie Jones at the Galt Hospital in 1950.

He attended school in Lethbridge and after graduation he worked with COHO paving as office manager for many years. After, he secured the contract for the scale operations at the City of Lethbridge Landfill for approximately 10+ years. Throughout his life for 50+ years, Larry volunteered with Scouts Canada mentoring young boys to become the best they could be. Just recently Larry received the highest award possible from Scouts Canada. Larry was a gentle man, honest and a true to life person. He will be sadly missed by many people

We love you, my husband, a brother, and a friend.

Friends may meet the family at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703 13 St. N., Lethbridge on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

A private family graveside will be held.

Memorial Donations can be made to Lethbridge Humane Society- 2920 16 Ave N, Lethbridge, AB T1H 5E9.


HAYDEN, Carman Stanley 12th Guild Nova Scotia


Aged 86, of Whites Lake, passed away on April 14, 2018. He was born in Halifax and was a son of the late Carman Leveritt Hayden and Ethel Maude Hayden(Shepherd). Stan loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and all things outdoors. He was an avid Scouter, involved in the movement for over 40 years. He also loved a good project. Betty never knew what she might come home to find him up to. In recent years, he especially enjoyed playing darts with his seniors group. Anyone who knew Stan, also knew him to be a prankster with a playful spirit. There are those who no doubt have a story to tell about one of Stan’s many hijinks. Above all, Stan Hayden was a good,good man. Stan is survived by his loving wife and partner, Betty (MacInnis); son, Donald; daughter, Vicki; sister, Isobel Meehan; and brothers, Eric (Joan) and Wade. He is also survived by

several nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in- law, and cousins. He was predeceased by son, Andrew; brothers, David and James; sisters-in-law, Glenda and May; and brother-in-law, Ray, as well as a niece and four nephews. Stan was cremated at Walker’s Funeral Home. There will be a visitation on Friday, April 27th from 6-8 p.m. in St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Hatchet Lake. Services officiated by Rev. Cheryl Rafuse will be held at the same location on Saturday, April 28th at 1 p.m. with reception to follow. Condolences can be posted to:

In lieu of flowers, donations to Canadian Cancer Society would greatly appreciated and if anyone is looking to be involved in the community, Stan would encourage you to try Scouting.


2018 has been a sad start for the 12th Guild Halifax

Below are the other members who went home this year

June DAUPHINEE,        ¤ March 4, 2018


June went home into the arms of her Saviour on Sunday, March 4, 2018.  She was born in Fort Francis, Ont., on June 4, 1925. June was a proud Scouter since 1964, as a troop leader, a trainer, then as an active member and a founding member of the 12th Canadian Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guild of Nova Scotia until she went Home. She found joy wherever she was and always had a smile. June will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Rest in peace my dear Lady, rest in peace.



Donald LORDLY,         ¤ March 20, 2018

Born April 4, 1932 in Saint John, New Brunswick, went Home peacefully at home in Halifax surrounded by his loved ones on March 20, 2018.

A lifelong member of Scouts Canada, Don was a King Scout, a Scouter and a founding member and past Guildmaster of the 12th Canadian Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guild, Nova Scotia. Don will be missed by all who knew him.



Arthur J CROUSE         ¤ April 7, 2018

Sadly to say that Arthur J Crouse has gone home suddenly on April 7, 2018. He was born in Lunenburg Nova Scotia on 14 February 1926.  Arts life centred on family and faith. He served his country during the Second World War, served his Lord through various ministries at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Halifax, in regional and national expressions of the church and in its camp at Lake Mush Mush. He was a lifelong member of Scouting and a founding member of the 12th Canadian Fellowship of Baden-Powell Guild of Nova Scotia. He will be greatly missed by all.









Gerry Burke 61st Guild

St. John NB

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Gerald Gordon “Gerry” Burke announces his passing, which occurred on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was a son of the late Delbert and Mable (Jonah) Burke.


Gerry was an active member of his community. He was a Sunday school teacher at the Church of the Good Shepherd. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. He was a past president of the Loyalist Seniors Human Rights Commission. He was the wheelchair van driver for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #69. He worked for New Systems Laundry for 14 years as well as the Staff Manager at Prudential Insurance and worked in the business for over 40 years. His family meant the world to him and came before all else.


Gerry will be deeply missed by his daughter Nancy Dykeman (Peter), sister Frieda Roberts; granddaughters Sheri and Christy; great–grandchildren Taylor, Bianca, Cody and Kyla; great–great–grandson Logan, as well as many nieces and nephews.


Aside from his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Helen (Godwin) Burke; brothers Calvin and Wallace Burke; and sister Ada Porter.


Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, N.B. (634–7424) with visitation on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at the Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 12:00PM.


Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be placed at