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Edward Alfred Charles Amy

Edward Alfred Charles Amy

Born In: Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Born: March 28th, 1918

Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 2nd, 2011

B.Gen. (ret’d) Edward Alfred Charles "Ned" Amy DSO, OBE, MC, CD, US Bronze Star, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Brigadier Gen. “Ned” Amy passed away peacefully on Feb. 2 at the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building in Halifax N.S. Born in Newcastle N.B. on March 28, 1918, Ned was the son of Walter and Margaret (nee Hubbard) Amy. Graduated in 1936 from King’s College Academy in Kentville N.S. and Royal Military College at Kingston in 1939. During WWII, he participated with distinction as an officer in three different Canadian Armoured Regiments (the Ontario Regiment, the King’s Own Calgary Tank Regiment and the Grenadier Guards- 22CAR) in the Allied invasions and liberations of Sicily, Italy, and the Normandy to Germany campaign. Post WWII he commanded The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, The 1st Canadian Contingent to the UN Force in Cyprus, the 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade Group in Calgary, and the 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Germany. He served as GS01 to the Commonwealth Division in Korea, and as a staff officer to both SHAPE and NATO Headquarters. At CFHQ Ottawa served as Director of Armour, Director Operational Support Requirements, and as Director-General Land Forces Operations. Retired from the Canadian Army in 1972, he founded EAC and Sons Management Support Services, and later served as Honourary Colonel of The Royal Canadian Dragoons, Colonel Commandant of The Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, President of The Royal United Services Institute (N.S.), President of The Army Cadet League of N.S., member of the Citadel Hill Army Museum Board of Governors, and as a “Friend” of the Halifax Rifles. In 1975 Ned and his precious Jean moved to Mahone Bay where they spent 30 joyous years of retirement together in the company of wonderful friends. Ned enjoyed fishing, hunting, and being in the company of family and friends. He lived a Christian life with extreme modesty and compassion. Whether as an officer, husband, father, uncle, or loyal friend, his gentle self-deprecating sense of humour, commitment to life-long volunteerism, and sunny disposition elicited affection and respect from all who knew him. He was a great Canadian who deeply loved his country! Pre-deceased by his sister Elizabeth, and his loving wife Jean (nee Prescott MacIntyre), Ned is survived by sons Robert, Calgary, and Michael, Ottawa, niece Shaughney Aston, Wolfville, great-nephew Morgan Farrell, Vancouver, nieces Debbie Reeves, Porters Lake, Susan Reeves, Houston, and Nephew David Reeves, Sydney. Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 from 2PM-4PM, and 6:30PM-8:30PM at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home at 2666 Windsor Street, Halifax. A “Celebration of Life” memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at 2 PM at Trinity United Church in Mahone Bay. Family interment at a later date in the Indian Point Cemetery. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at 4EH Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building. ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, or charities of your choosing. Online condolences and comments may be viewed or sent to www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com

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