As part of our extended family in the Amateur Radio Community it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Master Corporal Nevin Peter.

Nevin was part of the 31st Signal Regiment and attended LARC Field Day several times and was known to many in the club.

 We express our sympathy to his family and friends.

His death notice can be viewed here.


Al Bernier - VE3LOD - SK
1947 - 2024




SK: Barry Storey, VE3DVV, was an active LARC member since taking the 2016 Basic Course and passing with Honours.  While he had an impressive station at home, amid his restored antique radios, terrariums housing a few snakes and lizards, and an impressive collection of Coleman Lanterns, space heaters and stoves, Barry loved to visit the LARC Club station and work some FT8.
The above photo was taken during a London Airshow as we waited for some aerial activity.
Barry passed in hospital from a heart attack on Saturday, February 2nd. He is survived by his wife Debbie.



LARC Honorary Member Shirley McCall, VE3SMN, passed on December 11th, 2023.
Shirley was active in the club and came out to many of the Builders Group evenings prior to the pandemic.


Roy Fletcher VE3DIF SK, his death notice can be viewed here.


Christopher Chamberlin VE3ONV  SK, August 23, 2023


Ivan Garnett VE3IK SK, former LARC member and Commissioner, a private service was held.




Bill Clothier VE3BCU SK, his death notice can be viewed here.


Brian Baskette VE3CQB SK, his death notice can be viewed here.


Dr. Thomas Jory, VE3AOA, SK, his death notice can be read here. Tom was made a LARC Honorary Member on November 5, 2020.  While he was much better known for other fun hobbies, and Ham Radio is not mentioned in his Obit, with the AOA callsign he was licensed early.


 Phil Harris SK, VA3MTE



It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Phil Harris, VA3MTE.  Phil was the most senior successful amateur radio student that LARC has had, writing his exam and earning honours at 89. He then went on to build a QRP-Labs QCX CW transceiver.  His visits to the club station were very enjoyable for all concerned. He will be missed. His death notice can be found here.



Don Laird, VA3DWB SK

Don's Death Notice can be viewed here.



John athteshop

John Pedersen - VE3MGR - SK

1944 - 2022

Obituary can be viewed here.

John Donald "Don" Tod, VE3MGD  

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Don Tod, VE3MGD. Don was a long term member of the club. He was regularly the first person to be at breakfast on Saturdays, always willing to give a comment or an opinion. Even if you did not know Don, anyone who went to field day would recognize his Airstream trailer parked in the parking lot and being his shack for the event. His death notice can be viewed here.


Ron Rupert, VE3CQC

 His Death Notice can be seen here.


It was an honoured to have been able to socialize with Ron at the Cherryhill Mall Coffee Group on Tuesday mornings, before COVID shut these gatherings down.

Bruce McCoy, VE3GDZ & VA3BM 

It is with sadness we announce the passing of Bruce McCoy, on March 16th, 2021. Bruce was a great friend to the amateur radio community and LARC in particular. He owned a print business, that created QSL cards for many and printed the LARC news bulletin.  There will be a small internment service for immediate family only. A celebration of his life is planned for when it is safe to do so. His death notice can be found here.










Donald Roy Walmsley VE3CBD has become a silent key.

His death notice can be found here


Paul Fraser, VE3PFN, SK

Here is the text which was posted on the Scouts Canada discussion page on Facebook:

Dear Scouting Friends, it is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Paul Fraser, a prominent member of the 1st Dorchester & Camp BEL Family, has gone home. For countless years, Paul has volunteered with scouting and has helped with some of the largest annual camping events in Canada. For anyone who has met Paul, there are two things he was passionate about; Scouting and Ham Radios. At camps like, Dorchester International Brotherhood Camporee (DIBC), Paul would merge his two passions. Paul created the Ham Radio event just for DIBC, a camp with approximately 3500 campers annually and hundreds of those youth would go to his event, to participate and to learn about Ham Radios. Paul dedicated his life to Scouting and he will be greatly missed.

Paul was also a resource for Field Day, helping out with the BBQ. He was frequently on several of the VHF and UHF nets. Paul was always in attendance and willing to chat at Saturday breakfast. 

 We extend our sympathy to family, friends and neighbors.  




Rick Baker, son of club member Gord Baker, VE3GB

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rick Baker, son of club member Gord Baker, VE3GB.

The death notice can be seen here.


 Donald Arthur Hatch, VA3DAH

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Donald Arthur Hatch, VA3DAH

The death notice can be seen here.


Ansil "Rocky" Rock, VE3HDR

It is with great sadness that we announce that Ansil "Rocky" Rock, VE3HDR has become a Silent Key. Death notice can be viewed here.

Rocky, VE3HDR operating at the MLHU




Ted Haynes, VE3BYD

As recently as Saturday, November 23, Ted was at the LARC club station with his daughter, to pick up his Hex Beam kit.  He was enthusiastically planning to erect the beam and work some DX with his recently purchased FT-1200, which he used with a G5RV antenna from his home in Dorchester.  Ted was a retired school teacher, good friend to many and Amateur Radio enthusiast.  He will be greatly missed.
Funeral Service details can be seen here.










Laszlo Gaal, VE3NRG



Peacefully, at home with his family by his side on Monday July 1st 2019, Laszlo Gaal of London in his 72nd year.

More details here.


Vic Polewsky



LARC member Victor Polewsky, VE3VRP, VE3VVV and N1EEE, of St. Thomas, passed away on December 19th at Victoria Hospital. Vic's remains were cremated and no service will be held

NOBLE, Richard Harold -


Richard Harold Noble passed peacefully at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on January 8, 2019 in his 78th year. He is survived by his wife (Jacqualene), his children (James, Michael, Karen, Jeffrey), his grandchildren (Benjamin, Tyler), and his siblings (Ann, Elsie). He was Amateur Radio Operator VE3JEV. Celebration of Life on Sunday January 27 at Berkshire Club, 500 Berkshire Drive, London, ON from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm



William (Bill) John Haight

SK: HAIGHT, William (Bill) John - With heavy hearts the family wishes to announce, that peacefully at home, William (Bill) John Haight in his 84th year has passed away. Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Valarie (nee Stead), his son Bill and daughter in law Karen. Bill was the grandfather of Derek. Bill was predeceased by his parents Vera and Floyd, his sister Vola and brother Leonard. At Bill’s request, cremation has taken place, and an intimate burial has taken place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Honouring Bill’s wishes, a celebration of his life will take place in the spring. Those who wish to make a memorial donation in Bill’s name are asked to consider the London and Middlesex Humane Society. Online condolences can be expressed at A tree will be planted, by the EVANS FUNERAL HOME , as a living memorial to Bill Haight.13318983



SK: Norman Stephen Ross

On Thursday, December 13, 2018 in his 90th year.  Norman Stephen Ross of Dorchester passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Violet (Eedy) in 2014. One of a kind father to Candice Pegg (Bob) of Thamesford, Kim Lewis of Dorchester and Jeffrey Ross (Zahra) of Ottawa. Predeceased by a son Daniel Ross (2002) and son-in-law Paul Lewis (2009).

Adored grandfather of Setina Stewart (Scott), Sara Fenton (David), Bob Pegg, Neal Lewis (Kelsey), Eric Lewis (Stephanie), Kalden Ross, Jayson Ross, Parker Ross, Sara Nafar and Noah Raahemi. Loving great grandpa to Kalen, Kolton, Kayson, Avery, Jayden, Haven, Kali and Alexis.

Survived by a brother-in-law Bob Taylor of Woodstock as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Wohlgemut and the wonderful staff at Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll for their tremendous care and compassion.

Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, 3970 Hamilton Road, Dorchester (Monday 7-9 p.m.) and on Tuesday, December 18 at the Dorchester Community Church, 3912 Catherine Street, Dorchester (1 hour prior to service) where the funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m.

Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery.




Peacefully with family by his side at Parkwood Hospital, London on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, Don Chamberlain passed away at the age of 70. Beloved partner of Mary Anne Chamberlain. Loving father of Reece Russ (Cleo), Adam Chamberlain (Carol), William Chamberlain (Emily), Kerri Larsh (Aron), Anne-Marie Baxter (Paul) and Ian Mills (Judy). Also missed by his grandchildren, Donovan, Kallie, Richard, Tristan, Damian, Akeila, Nevaeh, Victoria, Cierra, Kaitlyn, Micaela, Savanna, Tristian, Cameron, Ethan, Nicholas, Emily, Brandon and Amelia and by his great-grandchildren Dmitri and Azaliyah. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 12 – 1 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place in the chapel at 1pm. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Forward House of London, 111 Waterloo Street, Suite 402 London, ON N6B 2M4 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 747 Baseline Road East, London ON N6C 2R6 . Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at




Stalker, John 'Jack' Edward


It is with heavy hearts the family of John “Jack” Edward Stalker announce his passing on Friday, September 21, 2018, in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (1983) and Ada Deborah (2017). Loving father of Wendy Irwin (2017) and Julia Laur (Rick). Cherished grandfather of Brandon Laur (Catherine). Son of the late Robert Ormond and Winnifred (Matthews) Stalker. Predeceased by his sister Dorothy McKnight and stepbrother George Bell. A long-time member, VE3ASF will be missed by his friends of the ‘JO’ Net (London Amateur Radio Club). His family wishes to thank Dr. Tu, and staff at LHSC and Parkwood Hospital for their care over the years; and Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Stack and their Palliative Care Team for allowing Jack to spend his final days at home. His family is forever grateful to the staff at peopleCare Oakcrossing Retirement Living London for their friendship, support and compassionate care. At Jack’s request, there will be no visitation. A graveside interment service for Jack and his late wife Ada Deborah will take place Friday, September 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, 883 Norfolk Street South, Woodhouse, Ontario (Simcoe). Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jack are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario.


BASKETT, Ivan Dell


BASKETT, Ivan Dell – On Saturday, August 18, 2018, Ivan passed away peacefully at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.  Beloved husband of the late Norma (Gregg).  Dear father of Brian and Anne.  Cherished grandfather of John (Julie Anne), Eric (Shirlyn), Heather (Stéphan), Kurt, and Brad (Melissa).  Great-grandfather of Johanna, Jillian, Ethan, and Aubrey.  Remembered by his sister-in-law, Dorothy, and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his parents George and Mildred, his sisters Betty (Jim), Mary (Bill), and Barb (Bill), and his brothers Jack (Jonny), Bill (Bea), and Jake.  A heartfelt “thank you” to the many individuals involved in Ivan’s well-being over the past few years.  Ivan started his career as a cheese maker and he subsequently became a marketing officer for the Ontario Milk Marketing Board where he worked for 3 decades before retiring in 1986.  Over his 97 years, Ivan was an avid amateur radio enthusiast, square dancer, fisherman, and Parkwood Hospital volunteer, as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, and Colborne/Empress United Church.  Family and friends will be received on Friday August 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the McBeath-Dynes Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll where a celebration of life will be conducted on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Diane Macpherson officiating.  Donations in Ivan’s memory may be made to a charity of your preference.




Ed Williams VE3KSH

There will be a celebration of life for Ed Williams VE3 KSH at the Haskett Funeral Home Friday April 20 @ 11 a.m.

For further details please refer to the Death Notice.




Dr. James Hartford, VE3NRX

His death notice can be found here.



Carlo Cervoni, VE3CVA

Carlo, VE3CVA, was a former L.A.R.C. member and former member of the L.A.R.C. Executive.  He was membership and bulletin (newsletter).  His Death Notice is here.



Edmund (Ed) Williams


WILLIAMS, Edmund (Ed) - G.R. VE3KSH Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Sunday, December 24, 2017, of Turnbull’s Grove - RR 1 Dashwood in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Patricia (Pat) (Watson) for 51 years. Dear brother-in-law of Beth and Russ Radcliffe of Lucan, Nancy Morrison of Brinsley, and Lorna Watson of Winnipeg. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and missed by his beloved companion Bunny. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Bob Watson and Don Morrison, and his special canine companion Scampy. A private family interment will be held at St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Friends will be welcome at a celebration of Ed’s life, with details announced in Spring 2018. Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. HASKETT FUNERAL HOMES entrusted with arrangements.




It is with regret to inform you that Glenda Shields, VA3GES has passed away.

She was the widow to John Shields, VE3EGP.

Here is a link to her obituary.


 Rideout, Bill.


RIDEOUT, Bill - Peacefully on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Bill Rideout passed away at St Joseph's Hospice, London at the age of 78. Beloved husband of 55 years to Ruth (Jackson). Loving father of Debra Chantler (Jim), Tim Rideout (Carolyn), and Bill Rideout (Dana Gander). Dear grandpa Willie of Jessie Lee Umbelina (Rob), Rebecca Chantler (Sean Hunter), Matt (Zhaoyu), Bryan, Trisha (Justin Phillips), Adam (Desi Valencia-Lopez), Amanda Rideout, and one great grandaughter Aria Umbelina. Dear brother of Doug, Alice (Fred Wilcox), Betty Violette (Gill), Ivan (Nancy), Harvey, Jasper, Lonnie (Gwen) predeceased by Archie, Clara LaMont, Allen and Stephen. Brother in law of Lewis LaMont, Diana, and Sheila. Bill served proudly for 20 years as a Ontario Provincial Police Officer. After retiring from the force, he enjoyed being a real estate agent. Bill was best known for his love of music, he was happiest when playing the guitar backing Ruth on the fiddle. A proud member of the Maritime Club and he taught Banjo and guitar lessons to many. A Memorial Mass will be held at St George Parish, 1164 Commissioners Road West London, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12 noon. Reception to follow in the church Hall. As per Bills' request, musicians please bring your intruments for a kitchen party! In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St Joseph's Hospice. Bills family would like to thank Dr, Behme, CCAC staff, St Joseph's Hospice staff, especially Abby for their wonderful care and compassion for Bill. FIRST CALL CREMATION in care of the arrangements 519-659-216313135328



KRACK, Frank P. 


Of St. Thomas, passed away at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in his 96th year. He was the beloved husband for nearly 55 years to the late Inge (nÈe Kreuzer) Krack (April 21, 2005). Father of Sylvia Beke (Alex) of Mississauga, and Michael Krack of Los Altos, CA. Grandfather of Michelle Bown (Steve), and great grandfather of Alyssa and Thomas, all of Burlington. Also remembered by other family members in Luxembourg, as well as many friends in St. Petersburg, FL where he was a snowbird for nearly 30 years. A brother, Nicolas Krack predeceased him. Born in Luxembourg, May 12, 1921, he was the son of the late Michael and Marguerite (nÈe Schwindal) Krack. Frank was a retired engineer at Singer Controls, St. Thomas. He was a member of Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church. Frank was an avid ham radio operator, with call VE3FWN, and enjoyed oil painting. The funeral service was held at Eastwood Fellowship Baptist Church, 400 Wellington St., St. Thomas on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m.

Wijnand Groen, VA3XIT

Bob Harvey Chapman, VE3FEC


John Henderson, VA3JH, passed away on Saturday, March 25th, at the age of 91.  

Here is a link to his obituary.

Hugh Pollock, VE3EWI, passed away on Tuesday March 27th, in his 95th year.

Here is a link to his obituary.

Eric Meth, VE3EI, passed away on Tuesday April 4th, in his 71st year. He will be sadly missed at our Hamfest as the Icom representative and friend to many. Here is a link to his obituary

Robert Pattyn VE3YRJ SK



PATTYN, Robert - Peacefully, at Highview Residences, London, Ontario on January 10, 2017, of Bryanston, Ontario in his 91st year. Robert was born in Warneton, Belgium on January 5, 1927. Beloved husband of Jeanine Pattyn. Dear father of Jules and Michele (DeCourcy) Pattyn, Linda (Pattyn) and Ronald Vandendriessche, Juliana (Pattyn) and David Marr, Mary Ann (Pattyn) and Steven Montour, and Emil and Debbie (Christie) Pattyn. Predeceased by son Robert Pattyn Jr. in France. Proud grandfather of Nicole (Kevin), Michel (Rebecca), Robert (Cheryl), Marcel (Sandy), Jules (Sarah), Nicolas (Chrystine), Ryan, Andrew (Katherine), Philip (Kaitlyn), and Justin. Blessed great-grandfather of Sophie, Andre, Margot, Paige, Stefan, Brittany, Matthew, Ethan, Jocelyn, Luke, Joel, Ellie, Isabella, Olivia, Claire and Lauren. Brother of Nicole (Pattyn) and Yves Maecker of France, and predeceased by brother Albert and Therese (Masschelier) of France. Robert and his wife formed a successful landscaping business in the London area. He was very proud of making the Forest City a greener space for all to enjoy. Our deepest gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Highview Residences and CCAC in London, Ontario. Family and friends may call at the HASKETT FUNERAL HOME , 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Saturday, January 14th at 10:45 AM with Father Ross Bartley officiating. Intombment at St. Peter's Cemetery, London. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com13135319




Dick Moore VE3LRB SK

It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VE3LRB, a long time member

and past President of the London Amateur Radio Club, on September 16, 2016.

Details can be found here.


Joseph Eugene Creces VA3UJ SK

It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VA3UJ on November 9, 2016.

Details can be found here.


Ian Oliver Lightbody 

It is with a great feeling of sadness and loss that we announce the peaceful passing of VE3FEQ on November 9, 2016.

Details can be found here.