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RCMP personnel records - suggestions please
« on: Sunday 10 September 17 11:41 BST (UK) »
I am on the trail of a distant cousin, Ainslie Kenneth Bond who lived 1911-1998.  A Google search took me to a site which dealt with postal/stampcollecting interests, where he was mentioned as having been a corporal in the RCMP.  I found a record of his burial at Kamloops, British Columbia, in February 1998, and would like to know more of his life, and of his father's in BC.  His father was Cecil Henry Bond, born in Norfolk, England in 1878 and left for Canada around 1905.

Anything about these two and their families would be of great interest.

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 September 17 12:27 BST (UK) »
1921 census shows the family South Okanagan Rutland British Columbia - all children born BC.

Cecil H Bond   44 Immigrated 1905.
Edith M Bond   34 Immigrated 1904.
Kenneth A Bond   9
Margaret Bond   6
Aileen M Bond   4
John Basil Bond   1 month.
Edith Blount   21 Domestic.
Bow Long   35 Labourer.

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 September 17 12:29 BST (UK) »
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD8G-QBZ
 - marriage of Cecil and Edith in 1909

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKNL-K7XM
 - marriage of their daughter in 1937

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPR-D3F
 - death of Cecil in 1955

A brother, John Basil Bond, sadly died in WWII, there is a memorial to him here:
http://wartimeheritage.com/whawwii/whawwii_bond_john_basil.htm

http://www.gg.ca/honour.aspx?id=445&t=4&ln=Bond
 - he seems to have gone by "Ken" as well
Sounds like an all-round good guy!

From findagrave, his wife was Doris Lillian Schell (1915-1987)

I believe this would be a reference to them:
http://www.tc.gov.yk.ca/archives/findingaids/caption_lists/caption_list_92_52.pdf
 Cpl. Ken Bond and wife Dot with first child Diane - 1943
also a reference to A.K. Bond at a RCMP Christmas dinner in 1941

Diane passed away in 2015, her obituary names several living relatives who you could try and get into contact with:
http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/obituaries/buckham-dianne/
 
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 10 September 17 12:30 BST (UK) »
Father Cecil Henry Bond - 31 May 1877 - Norfolk England passed away 28 December 1955 - Kelowna, Central Okanagan Regional District, British Columbia.  Informant was his son.

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/0b01a7ed-9c9d-4d11-823c-dbd104f3fb2e

Married Edith Margaret Thompson on 27 Oct 1909 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

FIND A GRAVE

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=179098954&ref=acom

Edith Margaret Thompson Bond

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=179099201

Informant on her death cert was medical Records Clerk

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/ba2591d7-9767-4005-8d06-1cf404931121

Pilot Officer John Basil Bond - with newspaper report

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18427768

death cert

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/fe183d02-729d-49f2-b5b2-ee222ea8a765

Ainslie Kenneth Bond 1911 - 1998

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126391417

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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 September 17 12:45 BST (UK) »
All that, in just an hour!  Thank you both very much for your trouble and information.  It will take me at least as long as that to chase up all the leads you have provided.
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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 September 17 13:09 BST (UK) »
The NWMP personnel records have been published. Very informative.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 September 17 13:16 BST (UK) »
Kathleen Margaret Bond - Peggy passed away June 22, 2003 in Weatherby Pavilion on 16th Ave. in White Rock, B.C  (had 3 boys)

Perhaps this link will give you a contact

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1283715&id=I85763210

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 September 17 13:27 BST (UK) »
Aileen M Bond appears on a few Canada Voters Lists -

British Columbia Vancouver South 1945 - 6658 - Cypress Street Vancouver South. (nurse)

British Columbia Coast-Capilano 1963 - 329 - 25 th Stret East (Mother Mrs Margaret E is a widow)

British Columbia Capilano 1972 - 829 East 11 th Street.

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 11 September 17 03:16 BST (UK) »
There is a Facebook "blog" called Unofficial: RCMP History which posts RCMP tidbits on the month/day they occurred regardless of year.  On 22 May 2015 they posted (not sure why they are a day out!):

On this May 21st...
1923 - Prohibition comes into effect in Prince Edward Island.
1937 - Commendation awarded to #12705 Constable Ainsile Kenneth Bond for his investigation of a theft, at Springdale, Sask.
Bond joined the Force in 1935 and retired in 1963 as a Sergeant.


Jorose kindly found you the obit for his daughter Diane; the same obituary appears on another site that indicates her first names were Beverly Diane (just mentioning that in case it matters to your record keeping).