Farewell Mr Buckland

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An Open Letter to IRAN

Mr Fred Buckland remembered
An Open Letter to Iran's President.

My Fellow Apprentices and all Veterans,

I received this sad e mail from Bill Beagan this morning.


Please see following link re death of our honored Soldier Apprentice Teacher and Friend,

 Mr. Fred Buckland. Mr. http://yourlifemoments.ca/sitepages/obituary.asp?oId=642480

Fred Buckland attended every RCASC Soldier Apprentice Reunion since the inaugural reunion in 1978, except our most recent reunion, last August.

Happy to Meet; Sorry to Part; Happy to Meet Again.

Bill Beagan.  Semper Monsteris.


Frederick John Buckland

BUCKLAND, Frederick John - March 12, 1927 to September 20, 2012 Died in his sleep. His extended family and friends mourn the loss of a man who spread joy and light all his life. A Celebration of Fred's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Ridgeway, Sunday September 30 at 2:00 PM. Arrangements entrusted to NIAGARA FUNERAL ALTERNATIVES


As Bill puts it so eloquently, Mr Buckland was a part of every Apprentice's Life for a two year period.

Please see the PDf with reference to our School days. I feel that I can safely say that all Apprentices bid Farewell to Mr Fred Buckland.


With the passing of Mr Fred Buckland another man has moved to the advance party, hopefully to meet up with our departed apprentice brothers, Apprentice Instructors and certainly our other teachers.

May the Lord Bless and keep him safely in heaven.

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The sad events that are currently going on in Syria and Iran are an abomination on society as a whole. I add the second PDF which I received from fellow apprentice and friend Bev Beveridge.

Certainly  one PDf that  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should read in his, vile words against a tiny democratic Nation Israel.


Please remember our troops and Veterans in your prayers at the Chapel, Church. Mosque, Synagogue or Temple or at home.

Nil Sine Labore


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  • Apprentice to Padre
    October 04, 2012 - 20:07

    Hi Robby; You may care to send this out on your list of Apprentices if yoou think it is something to share. Perhaps others have written a better note. Thanks for sending out word on the death of Mr. Fred Buckland. As it happend, I was writing up his name yesterday in some scribbling I am doing for a book I am attempting to write using my life journey as the framework. Fred was my teacher in Apprentices 1956/58, my daughter's grade twelve teacher in Borden High School in 1978/79, a friend especially at our reunions from 1978 onwards. This teacher taught with authority and with professional skill. He also had lots of patience, he had to have this quality to get the likes of me through to a passing grade in mathematics. Mr. Buckland had a skill that I envy. He remembered all of his students, most by name. At reunions he could recognize those who gathered and tell us who was missing from our group. He cared for all of us in a personal way, following our careers as best he could. It is not often that so many very competent young men are all influenced by such a man. He spoke to me of the green monsters that he knew over the years and showed no surprise at the achievemnents so many accomplished. Well, we have lost a good person physically in his 85th year. Yet his influence and guidance continues in the lives of those he touched. All that was good in Mr. Buckland will continue forward in the lives we touch. From the eternal resting place Fred will continue to follow those he taught and those he befriended and those he loved. May he rest in such peace accepted by his God and my God. So long, Mr. Buckland. Thank you! Art Turnbull, 12 Pl., RCASC(A) Padre

  • Gilbert cote
    October 04, 2012 - 11:22

    I was never in his class as an apprentice but whenever I Met him he impressed me with his love of teaching and his undying support of the soldier apprentice program. His sincerity and dedication will never be forgotten, God bless him and may he find a well deserved rest. My most sincere sympathies to his family. Gilbert

  • Ed Beveridge
    October 04, 2012 - 06:38

    With the passing of Mr. Buckland another page in the RCASC Apprentice book of memories has been turned. You, Mr. Buckland, against all odds and adversity were able to guide a number of young men on the road to academic betterment. Gone but definitely not forgotten. We all salute you.