E.M.K. BGen Rtd MacGregor

(BGen) (Rtd) E.M.K. MACGREGOR, M.C., CD.

Born in 1923, the son of Ernest and Margaret (Morgan) MacGregor, he attended school in Calgary. After finishing high school and one year at the University of Alberta he joined the Officers Training Corps at Gordon Head, Victoria in 1942. It was at this time he met his wife to be Josephine (Joie) Ley. Sent overseas to England he joined the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, fought in Italy from the Hitler line north. He was awarded the Military Cross for his leadership and bravery at Naviglio in Italy. He was wounded in Holland just before the end of the war. He married Joie in October 1945 and continued his military career with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) he commanded 2 PPCLI From 1963 to 1966. He also served with the UN in the Middle East and Vietnam. during his infantry career he helped raise three sons, Kirk (Toronto), Clive (Halifax) and Roy (Winnipeg). He retired in 1976 as a Brigadier General Commanding Camp Gagetown and then moved to Victoria. After retiring he remained active in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Association, worked for the Last Post Fund. Interested in municipal affairs he participated in community activities such as the establishment of the Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria. He loved the outdoors, walking, camping or riding his bike when he could. His active life was severely curtailed in 2004 with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joie, his sons Kirk, Clive and Roy, (Corinne, wife), his brother Tom MacGregor and sister Beth Jantzie (Calgary), grandchildren; Jennifer MacGregor (Brighton), Daniel MacGregor (Melbourne), Cameron MacGregor and Dawn MacGregor (Winnipeg). Funeral & burial was held at St. Luke’s Church.