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Pvt Gaston Candaele

Pvt Gaston Candaele

Birth
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death 14 Oct 1976 (aged 78)
British Columbia, Canada
Burial New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot Veterans Section
Memorial ID 7513458 · View Source
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Private 542457 & Sapper K-49902 Gaston Candaele
Served in two world wars for Canada.
WW1 of 1914-18 he served with the 2nd Depot Cyclist Platoon C.E.F. He enlisted at Winnipeg Manitoba on Jan. 25th 1917 at age 18. He listed his occupation as "Chauffeur" (See attached WW1 enlistment papers) Born in Holedede West Fanders Belgium in 1898 he immigrated with his family to Canada in 1906 settling in St. Boniface Manitoba.
After his WW1 service he met and married Miss Elsie Conyers in 1922 (They had one daughter Leonie 1924-96) Some time after the birth of their daughter they moved out West to British Columbia settling in the New Westminster area.

WW2 of 1939-45 He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Engneers (RCE) in Vancouver BC on Jan. 6th 1940 at age 42. He listed his occupation as "Tram Driver"

After his WW2 service he returned to New Westminster were on Oct. 14th 1976 he passed away at age 78 and was buried in the Veterans Section of the Frazer View Cemetery in New Westminster BC.
His wife Elsie followed him in 1987 and his daughter Leonie followed as well in 1996. They are all buried together.


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  • Created by: Herbert Rickards
  • Added: 30 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7513458
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Gaston Candaele (14 Jun 1898–14 Oct 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7513458, citing Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Herbert Rickards (contributor 10274696) .