Toronto Division Members,
Sadly the Division conveys the news of the passing of Sgt. James Euale. Sick Committee Chair Jack O’Reilly advises the following,
Reg. No. 26570 Retired Sgt James Joseph “Jim” EUALE of Desbarats, ON (Sault Ste Marie) on May 13, 2018 at the Sudbury Hospital from complications of heart failure.
Jim served from April 8, 1968 to June 30, 1993 in “E” & “O” Divisions, retiring as the NCO in charge Owen Sound Detachment.
In 1980 Jim was presented with a Treasury Board Merit Award for his self-initiated research that showed sightless people possess 13% greater hearing abilities than sighted people. His research led to the hiring of blind personnel to work as transcribers for intelligence transcription duties in the RCMP and the OPP. At the time of this Award, it was only the third time in the history of the RCMP that this Award had been given to a member of the Force.
Sgt. Euale’s Obituary follows,
1947 – 2018
Obituary of James “Jim” Euale
Peacefully passed away at Health Sciences North (Sudbury) on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the age of 70. Loving and devoted husband of Linda for 48 years. Proud father of Christopher (Kristy) and David (Amanda). Caring grandfather of Jake, Abbey and Oliver. Beloved brother of David (Marjorie) and Virginia (Frank). He will be fondly remembered by his niece and nephew Blake and Kara (Jordan). Great uncle of Joseph and Harrison. Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Inez Euale. He will be forever missed by his “favourite nephew” (Virginia and Frank’s four-legged son) Baxter. Jim served 25 years in the RCMP rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He enjoyed spending 13 years as a Professor of Law and Security at Sault College. In his free time, Jim loved to make cabinets and furniture. Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1:00 p.m. with Father Daniele Muscolino officiating. Memorial contributions to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Matthew Memorial Hospital Association would be appreciated by the family.