Brigadier-General John Meredith Cape

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Brigadier-General John Meredith Cape

Birthplace: Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Death: January 21, 2005 (94)
Victoria, Capital, British Columbia, Canada
Place of Burial: Montréal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, Québec, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Graves Meredith Cape and Mary Elizabeth Guest Cape
Husband of Mary Elizabeth Cape
Brother of Margaret Meredith MacDougall; Edmund Vimy Meredith Cape and Dr. David George Meredith Cape

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Brigadier-General John Meredith Cape

[Obituary from The Globe and Mail, Friday, January 21, 2005 (adapted)]

CAPE, John Meredith, M.B.E., RRCA Died peacefully in his 95th year on January 18, 2005 at his home in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his loving wife Betty Ogilvie in 1972 and his cherished wife Nini MacDougall in 1996 and his loving son David in 2000. Dearly loved father of [one son and two daughters], father-in-law [one name], and step-father of [two names]. He loved and took great pride in his 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his brother Dr. David Cape of Montreal. Born in Montreal, John Meredith Cape was educated at Trinity College School, McGill University and Royal Military College. He joined EGM Cape (General Contractors) in 1933 as a field engineer and retired as President and Chairman in 1971 after a career encompassing projects in Canada, Great Britain, South America and the Caribbean. During WWII he served with the Royal Canadian Artillery in Sicily and Italy and following the war was Commander of the Montreal Reserve Artillery Unit until his retirement as Brigadier General. He will always be loved and remembered for his generosity, incredible strength, unselfish nature, sense of humour and quick wit. He had many hobbies and interests including woodworking, music, travelling and nature. His inquisitive mind inspired all who knew him. The family is deeply grateful to all his wonderful caregivers. Funeral Service was held in Victoria on Saturday, January 22 at St Mary's Church, Oak Bay. Interment at a later date at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of one's choice were suggested.

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Brigadier-General John Meredith Cape's Timeline

April 29, 1910
Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
January 21, 2005
Age 94
Victoria, Capital, British Columbia, Canada
Mount Royal Cemetery, Montréal, Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal, Québec, Canada