Brockville Recorder & Times Thursday 4th Jan 2001    Obituary:  Donald Frank Chittenden, 75. Died at his Brockville residence 11th December.   He was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, 12th Oct 1925 to Herbert Frank Chittenden and the former Ethel Maud King.   He grew up in Paris, Ontario, and attended Parish District High School.   He served overseas in Germany with the Queens Own Rifles during the Second World War. His 16 Platoon was decimated on 26th Feb 1945, as it captured the little hamlet of Mooshof.   He was one o the few survivors, and his Sergeant, Aubrey Cosens, won the Victoria Cross, post-humously, that morning  Mr Chittenden wrote his memoirs, a chapter of which appeared as an article entitled “Wet Behind The Ears.” In the Legion magazine.   He married Hilda Eileen Sharpe on 22nd Feb 1952 in Brantford, Ont., and came to live in Brockville area in 1956.   He worked at Microtel (later called Brock Telecom and now called SCI) as the stores material controller.   He retired 20years ago.   Mr Chittenden enjoyed bird watching, snowmobiling, canoeing and boating on Charleston Lake.   Later in life, his consuming passion was touring many states and provinces with his wife Eileen on the Pillion, a Harley-Davidson cruiser - class machine.  They took holidays in Central and South America.   He enjoyed Barocque and early classical music, woodworking and mechanics.   He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Brockville Branch and of the Athens Snowmobile Club.   Mr Chittenden was predeceased by his wife 17th Nov 2000, but is survived by two sons Martin and wife Janice of Lucan, Ont., and Geoff of Ottawa, and a daughter Anne Chittenden of Brockville.   Also surviving are his brother Geoffrey Douglas Chittenden and wife Connie of Brockville and three grandchildren, Melanie, Julie and Justin, as well as several nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marjorie Elson.   Arrangements were entrusted to the Barclay Funeral Home, Brockville.   A graveside service will be held at Paris Cemetery, Paris, Ont., at a later date. Memorial donations were given to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund.   The irony of this is that I do not recall ever hearing the name Chittenden until my daughter and I took a bus trip to Cape Cod the first week of September 2000.   Among our  seatmates were Geoffrey Chittenden, wife Connie and daughter Melanie, of Brockville.   A small world indeed.   Norma.

Kingston-Whig Standard, Kingston, Ontario

“Chittenden, Mr Rodney George, passed away suddenly at this home in Red Deer, Alberta on 26th Dec 1986 at the age of 54 years.   Rod was born on 25th May 1932 in Harley Township, Temiskaming, Ontario.   He is survived by his loving family, one son Raymond, Red Deer, Alberta; one daughter, Karen Cox and her husband of Banalto, Alberta; two grandsons, William Rodney and Joseph Robert Cox; his father and step-mother George and Ruth Chittenden of Georgian Vay, Ontario; a step-sister Gail and her husband Ken Van Wort of Stoney Creek, Ontario; and his dearest friend Elfrieda Balderson of Red Deer, Alberta; predeceased by his wife Faith in 1983 and his mother Edna Andersonin 1978.   Funeral Services will be held at the Eventide Funeral Chapel, Red Deer on Wednesday 31st at 10:30 a.m. with Rev Sydney McDonald officiating.   Note:  Georgian Bay is not a community, but a huge body of water off Lake Huron, Ontario.

Circa 1956:   Ottawa High School   Student Joan Chittenden.    Her family were the only Chittenden lister in the Ottowa Telephone Directory.