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Montminy JohnMONTMINY, Jean-Pierre 'John' - Major, Retired - October 23, 1934 - March 17, 2017 - Called home to our Lord at Belleville General Hospital in his 83rd year surrounded by his adoring family.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Marilyn, four adoring daughters: Michelle, Denise, Lisa (Paul Castonguay) and Jacqueline (Marc Roussel), six loving grandchildren: Katherine, Jessica, Jasmine, Joshua, Alexandre, Leah, his two step-daughters Kathy and Christa (Stéphane their children David and Clara) and his only beloved sister Jacqueline Montminy.

Pre-deceased by his parents Arsène and Marie-Anna Montminy and first-wife, Donna Fraser Montminy.

A native of St-Gilles, QC, he began serious musical study as a clarinet student at “Le Conservatoire de la Province de Quebec”. After two years in the Reserve Force, he joined the Regular Force in 1955 and served as a performer for the next twenty years in the following: H.M.C.S Cornwallis Band, Cornwallis, NS; H.M.C.S. Stadacona Band, Halifax, NS; The Royal Canadian Regiment Bands, London ON and Oromocto, NB.

He graduated in 1975, as a Conductor, from The Assistant Director of Music Course, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC and accomplished the following: Assistant Director of Music of the R.C.R. Band, Oromocto, NB (1975-1976); Training Officer, Canadian Forces School of Music, Esquimalt, BC (1976-1978); Promoted to Captain (1978); Director of Music of R.C.R. Band, Oromocto, NB (1978-1980); Director of Music of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band, Quebec City, QC (1980-1982); Directorate of Ceremonial, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON (1982-1984); Director of Music of the Princess Pats Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I) Calgary, AB (1984); Promoted to Major (1987) Director of the Canadian Forces School of Music in Borden, ON.

Retired to Rockland, ON (1990) from the Regular Forces but continued to inspect and direct the Reserve Force Bands for another year. He remained musically active, directing the Rockland Concert Band, playing with Grey Jazz Ottawa and Cy Smith’s Quartet and continued to compose/arrange music.

He has lived in Belleville for the last three years with his wife, surrounded by loving friends. His clarinet and sax were always welcome at church choirs and cottage gatherings. He lived a faith-filled life and his warm hugs will be missed by all.

Visitation will be at Burke Funeral Home, Belleville on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 405 Bridge St E, Belleville on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. reception to follow. Spring burial in Rockland, ON.

Donations to a charity of your choice.

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Montminy JohnMONTMINY, Jean-Pierre 'John' - Major, Retired - October 23, 1934 - March 17, 2017 - Called home to our Lord at Belleville General Hospital in his 83rd year surrounded by his adoring family.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Marilyn, four adoring daughters: Michelle, Denise, Lisa (Paul Castonguay) and Jacqueline (Marc Roussel), six loving grandchildren: Katherine, Jessica, Jasmine, Joshua, Alexandre, Leah, his two step-daughters Kathy and Christa (Stéphane their children David and Clara) and his only beloved sister Jacqueline Montminy.

Pre-deceased by his parents Arsène and Marie-Anna Montminy and first-wife, Donna Fraser Montminy.

A native of St-Gilles, QC, he began serious musical study as a clarinet student at “Le Conservatoire de la Province de Quebec”. After two years in the Reserve Force, he joined the Regular Force in 1955 and served as a performer for the next twenty years in the following: H.M.C.S Cornwallis Band, Cornwallis, NS; H.M.C.S. Stadacona Band, Halifax, NS; The Royal Canadian Regiment Bands, London ON and Oromocto, NB.

He graduated in 1975, as a Conductor, from The Assistant Director of Music Course, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, BC and accomplished the following: Assistant Director of Music of the R.C.R. Band, Oromocto, NB (1975-1976); Training Officer, Canadian Forces School of Music, Esquimalt, BC (1976-1978); Promoted to Captain (1978); Director of Music of R.C.R. Band, Oromocto, NB (1978-1980); Director of Music of the Royal 22nd Regiment Band, Quebec City, QC (1980-1982); Directorate of Ceremonial, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, ON (1982-1984); Director of Music of the Princess Pats Canadian Light Infantry (P.P.C.L.I) Calgary, AB (1984); Promoted to Major (1987) Director of the Canadian Forces School of Music in Borden, ON.

Retired to Rockland, ON (1990) from the Regular Forces but continued to inspect and direct the Reserve Force Bands for another year. He remained musically active, directing the Rockland Concert Band, playing with Grey Jazz Ottawa and Cy Smith’s Quartet and continued to compose/arrange music.

He has lived in Belleville for the last three years with his wife, surrounded by loving friends. His clarinet and sax were always welcome at church choirs and cottage gatherings. He lived a faith-filled life and his warm hugs will be missed by all.

Visitation will be at Burke Funeral Home, Belleville on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 405 Bridge St E, Belleville on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. reception to follow. Spring burial in Rockland, ON.

Donations to a charity of your choice.

HastingsObituaries.com

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