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Posted by rmcclub on 8th March 2015
3155 Donald S. (Dusty)
MILLER, Donald S. (Dusty) June 20, 1930 – March 6, 2015 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald (Dusty) Miller. Dear husband and partner, in life and sports, of Joan (Delahaye) Miller; Dad to John (Joy), Donald (Susan), Brian (Doris), and Philip (Gerry); much-loved Granddaddy of Jared (Beth), Jennifer, Elizabeth, Jana, Brent, Sandy, Laura, and Julia. Dusty loved his large and extended Miller Family, with roots in rural Saskatchewan, and he will be greatly missed by his surviving brother Philip (Lilly) and sister Jean; he will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Dr. Donald Delahaye (Mabs). Dusty pursued his passion for aircraft, engineering, and flight throughout his life: first as an RCAF F-86 Sabre fighter pilot and then in his long career in international sales with Pratt & Whitney Canada. In 2001, he was honoured with the Santos Dumont Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ambassador of Brazil for his work with the Embraer aircraft program. His life was greatly enriched by the lasting friendships he enjoyed as a RMC and Queen’s University alumnus and as a SPAADS (Sabre Pilots Association) member. Dusty was active throughout his entire life, happiest when he was playing tennis, cycling, sailing, and skiing, but he most cherished spending time with family and friends, especially at Cartwright Point. According to Dusty’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or service. The family thanks the Kingston General Hospital ICU (Kidd 2) Team, in particular, Katherine, Christine, and Emily, for their kindness and compassionate care. In Dusty’s memory, donations to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation, NICU-Pediatrics, or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Sharing Memories online guest book available at www.reidfuneralhome.com12906
13362 Gaetan Brosseau
The Chelsea Nordiq Biathlon Range in the Gatineau hills just outside Chelsea QC was dedicated during the weekend 26-28 Feb 2015) to Gaetan Brosseau in recognition of his truly amazing work in developing the club and the sport. Gaetan’s children (Marc and Elyse) were present.
Gaetan passed suddenly in the fall of 2014. He had celebrations of life in mid October at Chelsea and Valcartier. (e Veritas obit)
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8556 MUELLER, Lieutenant Commander Gary Wayne William (Ret)
12019 BESSETTE, Raymond – 1956 – 2015
RRA 8 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL WILFRED A. CURTIS II
Posted by rmcclub on 18th January 2015
A118 DIGNUM, Raymond; and
RCNC 64 William Edward (Ted) Clayards
Posted by rmcclub on 11th January 2015
H7076 John van Haastrecht
6444 R. Ashley WAIGH
4524 James Guthrie DEAN
Stephen Joseph HENDERSON
Posted by rmcclub on 4th January 2015
- H2951 Gen. Ramsey Withers;
- BERRYHILL, Walter Alford;
- M292 John Freeman RAGONETTI; and
- 4524 Jim Dean.
Posted by rmcclub on 14th December 2014
Following is a list of obituaries that we compiled from the past 48 Issues of e-Veritas. It includes: Ex Cadets; former military & civilian staffs; & family members. If we missed anyone, let us know and send along the link of the particular obituary.
4446 Boggs, George David (“Dave”); 3159 PEARSON, Donald F; 2618 BAYLAY, Norman Burke; 3568 Ron McKinnon; Lindsey Kathryn Cousineau – Daughter of 13855 Medric and Jocelyn (Burgess) Cousineau; James Terence (Terry) Terry Rogers;
Posted by rmcclub on 30th November 2014
4446 Boggs, George David (“Dave”). Born December 28th, 1936 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Dave passed away in the ICU St. Michael’s Hospital on November 26th 2014 after a tragic accident that occurred on November 17th.
Both his loving daughters (Susan Boggs Mackintosh and Lesley Boggs McNutt) were with him during his period at St Michael’s. Dave is predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years Marilyn Jean (Webb) Boggs, by his parents Helen Starr Boggs and G. Arthur Boggs of Wolfville, N.S and by his sister H. Barbara Joyce of Hanover N.H. He is survived by his loving sister Margaret (“Peggy”) Cadham of Vancouver, B.C.
Dave graduated from Wolfville High School, attended Royal Military College (R.M.C.) and graduated from University of Western Ontario in 1960. He subsequently studied at University of Michigan and graduated with is M.A. from U.W.O.
Dave’s career was devoted to conservation of land and public parks. He served the Province of Ontario as an employee in Ministry of Natural Resources, Parks Branch for most of his career with a period in mid-career when he ran an active consulting practice supporting National and Provincial Parks across Canada.
Dave and Lyn lived in Oakville, ON since 1966 where he was active in his community as an advocate for the protection of public space. Dave was a proud grandfather. Zoe, Dee and Euan Mackintosh of Toronto, Ontario and Madison and Wilder McNutt who live in Maun, Botswana were always near to his heart. Dave’s sons-in-law, James Mackintosh and John (Tico) McNutt both remember him as a proud man with strong convictions.
Cremation has taken place. A reception visitation will be held in Oakville, Ontario at Oakview Funeral Home, 56 Lakeshore Road West, December 4th, 2014, 5-8 pm 905 842 2252. A burial service will take place at St. John’s Cornwallis, Starr’s Point Cemetery, Kings County Nova Scotia during the summer of 2015. Contributions in memoriam may be made to The David Suzuki Foundation and The Arthritis Society. Condolences may be sent to the family or via www.oakviewfuneral.ca
3159 PEARSON, Donald F. April 07, 1930 – August 04, 2014 Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at Saanich Peninsula hospital. Born in Victoria, Don moved to, and spent his childhood in Britannia, a tiny mining community, accessed only by an incline railway. After High school in Kitsilano, Don attended Royal Roads, and R.M.C in Kingston, becoming a navigator for the R.C.A.F. In 1954, Don graduated from U.B.C. And met his future bride Anne (from Vernon). The couple moved to Cordova Bay, where they raised their family, while Don worked as a Geographer for the Provincial Government. Don was active in his community, and volunteered for numerous causes. He was wise and altruistic, non judgemental, and kind – a role model for all. Survived by his loving wife Anne, son Douglas, and daughters Patricia, and Dianne, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Life took place on Friday, September 12th
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014
2618 BAYLAY, Norman Burke
He leaves his daughter, Kindree (Burlington, Ontario, Can.) Pre-deceased by three brothers – Bill, George and Allan. Tremendous appreciation to the Summerfield staff, Janet Robinson, Tidewell Hospice staff, Approved Home Health staff and his dear friends in Bradenton.
A memorial service was held and donations can be made to Tidewell Hospice, Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
3568 Ron McKinnon – Class of 1956
A leading thinker in the field of international economics, Ronald McKinnon was one of the first academics to analyze “financial repression” as a substantial barrier to successful economic development. One colleague described him as an “intellectual giant” throughout the Stanford community and beyond.
Ronald I. McKinnon, the William D. Eberle Professor in Economics, Emeritus, died Oct. 1 at the Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, California, from complications resulting from a fall on an escalator at San Francisco International Airport on Sept. 18. He was 79.
McKinnon was born in Edmonton, Canada, on July 10, 1935. He joined the Stanford economics faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor. He received tenure in 1966, was promoted to full professor in 1969 and eventually became a chaired professor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alberta in 1956 and his doctorate in economics from the University of Minnesota in 1961.
McKinnon was an applied economist whose primary interests were international economics and economic development. Understanding financial institutions and monetary institutions was central to his teaching and research. A prolific writer, he wrote or co-authored nine books and penned numerous articles and commentary pieces for economic journals and publications such as The Economist, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.
‘Intellectual giant’ Much more Here
PERSONAL EULOGY of EMERITUS PROFESSOR RONALD IAN McKINNON, Stanford University by Dr. Rodrigue Tremblay, October 14, 2014 Here
Lindsey Kathryn Cousineau – (April 10, 1988 – November 26, 2014)
Daughter of 13855 Medric and Jocelyn (Burgess) Cousineau
On Nov 26th , 2014, surrounded by the love of family and friends, Lindsey Kathryn Cousineau spread her Butterfly Wings to join her Grampy Drayton Cousineau , Grandmother Joyce Cousineau, GrandFather Duane Burgess in Heaven while Grandma Myrna Burgess and Nanny Barbara Seamone watched over her. The oldest Daughter of Capt Retd Medric Cousineau and Jocelyn (Burgess) Cousineau and sister Jennifer Cousineau arrived the 10th of April, 1988. Uncle Glenn & Aunt SherriLynn Cousineau and Aunt Christine Ellis watched the “tougher than nails kid” fight her first battle with cancer at age 8 and it would be the first of many significant battles. Rather than be limited, she rose above the challenges to accomplish whatever she put her mind to. Graduating Cole Harbour High School she proudly joined the MSVU Child and YouthStudy Program, and recently graduated with her degree and received the CYS Inspiring Student Award, with the most fitting tribute quote, “I will find a way or make one.” Sadly her fourth Cancer diagnosis would claim her life, but not before receiving the Guiding Medal of Fortitude and Canada Cord. A tireless volunteer, she raised funds for the IWK, Children’s Wish and Service Dogs. A Spark Leader, Brownie Helper, Resource room Buddy , Literacy Tutor, Seniors Volunteer, and Therapy Cat Volunteer , Lindsey brought out the best in all those around her. Her service Dog, Munich will transition into a therapy dog. Visitation will be 7:00-9:00 p.m. (today) Thursday and 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 Friday in Eastern Passage Community Funeral home, 5 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage Celebration of Life: Saturday 29 November1:00 p.m. at Port Wallis United Church, Waverly Road, Dartmouth, Rev. Ivan Gregan, officiating. Donations in Lieu of Flowers to the IWK Child Life Program, or your charity of Choice in lieu of flowers please. Veterans, Medals on, Bikers, Colours welcome. Online condolences by visiting www.dartmouthfuneralhome.ca
James Terence (Terry) Terry Rogers was in RMC Mech Eng department and a football coach in the early 50′s .November 19, 1926 – November 25, 2014
Born and raised in Montreal, Terry died in hospital in Ottawa with his family at his side. Beloved husband of Sharon Rogers (Little), father of Allison (Raam), Kelly, Patrick and Chris (Bonnie). Proud grandfather of Kira, Levi, Kai, Jonathan, Abby, Meg, Mika, Zoë, and Gabriel. Predeceased by sister Sheila, he will be missed by brothers John (Maureen), Tom (Twink), Bob (Nancy), and their families. Fondly remembered by his many friends and colleagues of the Canadian Nuclear Industry, and the Friday Luncheon Discussion Club. A passionate reader of history, politics, science and technology, he revelled in lively debates at the dinner table. An avid sportsman, Terry was renowned for his dogged play on the field with the McGill Redmen and his prowess on the ski slopes. Later in life, he preferred to glide peacefully along the ski trails of the Gatineau Park with Sharon. Giving up his promising football career to pursue a life of learning, Terry was the recipient of the first ever PhD in mechanical engineering awarded by McGill University. After many years in industry, with stops in Montreal, Chalk River, San Diego and Peterborough, Terry joined the faculty of Engineering at Carleton University in 1970 and later was appointed Professor Emeritus. He developed a reputation as one of Canada’s leading nuclear safety experts. Terry was awarded the W.B. Lewis medal in recognition of his distinguished contributions to nuclear science and engineering. After “retiring” from Carleton in 1993, he continued to consult to industry and served on the R&D Advisory Panel to AECL until the ripe old age of 85.
His “die in your boots” work ethic and his insatiable thirst for truth were remarkable. Friends are invited to join the family to remember and celebrate Terry’s life at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Ave, Ottawa, on December 1 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the McGill University Health Centre Foundation
(Sheila Margaret Rogers Memorial)
Posted by rmcclub on 23rd November 2014
6226 Steven R.G.W. Burridge – 1940-2014
Steven, beloved husband of Katherine, passed away suddenly at home on Feb. 7, 2014. He also leaves his loving family; daughter Erinn Gleeson (John), sons Steven Jr. (Brenda) and Craig (Karen), as well as grand-children Keira, Cole, Olivia and Evan. He was also loved by neighbor-son, Henry Waack Jr., sister-in-law Janet Farquhar, and half- brother David Theobald.
Steven was raised in St. Catharines, Ontario and was a graduate of RMC in Kingston, Ontario. After graduation he served as a navigator in Comox, B.C. Upon retiring from the air force, he joined Vancouver’s 15th Field Artillery Unit, in which he served as a weekend soldier for many years. Following a short career in sales, he became a C.A. and practiced in Coquitlam.
He lived life to the fullest, always enjoying nature and the outdoors. He was an accomplished hiker, skier, and snowboarder. He loved the stage and performed in several plays in the Tri-City area.
The family would like to thank the 911 Emergency Responders of Coquitlam; and Drs. D. Mudie and S. Clutterham for their care and compassion.
A celebration of Life service was held at the Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody, on Saturday, March 1,.
Ed note: We regret the lateness of this announcement but we only became aware of the passing of Steven a few days ago.
3789 Paterson, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Reginald John “Reg”
Reg passed away suddenly but peacefully, November 16, at his home in Thornhill. He grew up in New Brunswick, was in the first graduating class of CMR (College Militaire Royal de Saint Jean), and went on to complete his engineering degree at both RMC (Royal Military College at Kingston) and McGill University. Reg had a long (1958-1984) and distinguished career in the Canadian Armed Forces serving in Canada and abroad; completing tours of duty for both NATO and the UN. Reg is predeceased (1982) by his first wife Ilse (nee Wachter) of 23 years, is survived by 2 of their 3 children, Lisa and Michael (Lisa Merkley), grandchildren Shawn and Kenzie, and by his loving wife Lois. Reg is survived by seven siblings and he will be dearly missed by them all (Ron, Victor, Elsie, Betty, Shirley, Joyce and Mac). The world has lost a true officer and a gentleman – always giving and expecting nothing in return. We love and miss you! Funeral services were held this past weekend. Source
HALVOR E. Bjornestad
BJORNESTAD, HALVOR E. – RNAF 1941-1956, RCAF 1956-1971, Associate Professor, RMC 1969-1989. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wing Commander (Ret’d) Halvor Elias Bjornestad, PEng, at home in Kingston, Ontario, on 9 November 2014, at the age of 92, with his loving wife Gerda de Bokx and family at his side. Hal was predeceased by his first wife Eileen Alice Richmond (1992). Cherished father of Erik (Nadine) Bjornestad and Margit (Jason 2008) Hart. Loving step-dad to Lisa Pennock and Holly (Dan) Medeiros. Devoted Grandpa to Chris (Sarah), Liv (Alex), Justin, Taylor, Alex, Andrew, and Papa to Jack and Owen. Proud GG to Laia, Noa and Autumn. Predeceased by his parents, Edvin and Margith Bjornestad, brothers Sven, Hans and sister Solveig. Survived by his sister Gerd (Per) Oglaend, his brother Eivind (Turid) Bjornestad in Stavanger, Norway, and sister-in-law Bette in Seattle, WA. He will be greatly missed by members of the de Bokx family. Hal was a man of many accomplishments during his long life. In 1940 after the German invasion, he escaped from Norway into Sweden. He joined the Royal Norwegian Air Force travelling through Sweden, Russia, Iran, India, South Africa, England and finally to Canada where he trained as a pilot at Little Norway, Gravenhurst, and Medicine Hat. He served overseas as a spitfire fighter pilot with 332 squadron, flew 130 missions and survived being shot down by ground-fire twice. After the war, he continued in the RNAF and was sent to Canada where he earned a degree in Engineering Physics (BA Sc Aero) 1950, from the University of Toronto. In 1956 the family emigrated to Canada where he joined the RCAF enjoying postings in Ottawa, California, and Michigan. During this time, he also earned two post graduate degrees in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Michigan. His last posting in 1969 was to the Royal Military College of Canada, as Professor-in-Charge, Engineering and Management Programme. Upon his retirement from the RCAF in 1971, he continued on in civilian life as Associate Professor, Engineering and Management Department, RMC, retiring at the age of 67 in 1989. In retirement he continued his passion for sailing, reading, writing and golf. He and Gerda were avid sailors, exploring Lake Ontario and spending a year sailing in the Bahamas. He reluctantly gave up golfing at age 91. At Hal’s request, cremation has taken place. A private graveside service was held at Cataraqui Cemetery. Source
Gianni GIOSEFFINI was a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada from July 1980 to August 1982.
Gianni GIOSEFFINI September 29, 1957 – July 8, 2014 Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the age of 56 years. Beloved husband of Kimberly (Mitchell). Missed by his loving mother Concetta Foglia. Survived by his sister Sonia (husband Guy) and brother Soave (wife Diane).
He will be sadly missed by his family: Alain, Johanne, Nicholas, Pauline, Lynn, Janice, Hailley, and Sean. His love will shine down on his great-niece Florence.
He will be fondly remembered by extended family and friends. A private funeral was held on Saturday, July 12th. Donations in Gianni’s name can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. – Source
Monsieur 5699 Claude Besner est décédé le 9 novembre 2014
Il laisse dans le deuil, Christine (Alain) et Ivan (Nadine), ses petits-enfants Julien (Arianne) Alexis et Constance, sa sœur Carmen (Jacques), ses belles-sœurs Françoise et Marga, Lise Lord, mère de ses enfants, ainsi que parents et amis.
La famille vous accueillera, samedi 15 novembre, de 10h à 12 h, à
La Maison Darche
7679 boul. Taschereau, Brossard
Une cérémonie en sa mémoire y aura lieu à 11 h 15.
Posted by rmcclub on 9th November 2014
5021 William Carleton Lee (Class of 1961)
Bouquets remember William Lee, victim of Dartmouth crosswalk fatality
Posted by rmcclub on 26th October 2014
Kingstonians pay respects to fallen soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo
More photos & Kingston Whig Standard article here
3932 GOODWIN, Donald Class of 1957)
On October 19, 2014 at home at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Sophyann (nee Smith). Loving father of Susann Buhr (Scott) and Michael (Susie). Proud grandfather of Stephen Buhr and dear brother of Peter (Lee). Don Goodwin was a passionate and authentic communicator.
He never judged people and always enjoyed talking with whomever crossed his wide path. Don was a graduate of Eastview and the Royal Military College of Canada and later attended McGill and Carleton Universities. He trained as a mechanical engineer and although he once considered the Royal Canadian Navy to be his his home he left the military in the mid-’60s for Sun Oil Company (Sunoco). Corporate life was just not his “thing” and in 1967 he joined Industry, Trade and Commerce in Ottawa.
In the twenty-five years that followed Don held numerous key policy and program positions in the federal government including in Environment, the Privy Council, Office of the Comptroller General, and Indian and Northern Affairs where, in 1992, he retired as Assistant Deputy Minister (Land, Revenues, and Trusts). Don was a superb downhill skier, voracious chef and gardener, artist and loving grandfather. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Gathering to be held in the Hall of Colours of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. (east of Vanier Parkway) on Tuesday October 28, after 2 p.m. followed by a Graveside Service at 3:15 p.m. Source
Lynda Baynton wife of 8613 Bill Baynton (Class of 1971) & Robert Smart (brother of Lynda)
Lynda Mary Ann (nee SMART) BAYNTON (August 16, 1949 – October 18, 2014)
Robert Charles SMART (July 23, 1953 – October 18, 2014).
Fatal motor vehicle accident on Hwy 401 (Long Sault), just west of Moulinette Road in South Stormont, at 2:10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Bob was pronounced dead at the scene. Lynda was airlifted from Cornwall Community Hospital to the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, where she succumbed to her injuries at 5:00 p.m.
They were en route from Toronto to Montreal to celebrate the birthday of their granddaughter and niece, Chloé.
With their mother, Ethel, they were a close family, following the death in 1971 of father, Wes. They became closer still, following the death of Ethel last year.
Lynda leaves husband, Bill; children, Lindsay (Jérôme), Kristy, Ashley (Eric), and Scott; and grandchildren, Logan, Chloé and Madeleine. Rob never married or had children.
Lynda was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and teacher, preparing for the next chapter in life to dote on her grandchildren and future great-grandchildren. Bob was an unusually attentive, involved and loving uncle and great-uncle, illustrated by the many trips he – alone, or with Lynda – would make to visit family and participate in celebrations, such as this last trip together. Their simultaneous loss is enormous and incalculable.
The family would like to especially recognize their Arrowsmith and Smart relatives.
Lynda and Bob were well liked and respected by their colleagues at Fieldcrest Elementary in Bradford and State Farm in Aurora.
The family is grateful for the superb level of care at scene of accident through care of family by the O.P.P. and medical personnel. Source
Flowers to any Senior Home or donations in support of diabetes or heart charities welcome. A gathering to celebrate their lives and mourn their loss will take place at Springdale Christian Reformed Church, 1466 5th Side Road, Bradford West Gwillumbury, Saturday, November 1st. Visitation at 11 a.m. Service to take place at 1 p.m.
12154 Mark Beaulieu – Class of 1979
Posted by rmcclub on 19th October 2014
13291 TOMAS, David Charles (Class of 1981)- It is with heavy hearts we must announce the passing of David Charles Tomas, on October 15, 2014. Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, he passed away showing extreme strength and fortitude battling a very aggressive cancer. Dave is lovingly remembered by the families of his parents Charles and Therese Tomas, his wife Leyna Vo, his twin brother John, brother Stephen, sisters Kerry, La Rosa, Missy and Julie. Dave’s zest for life is best expressed in the words of poet Sylvia Plath, “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought ‘This is what it is to be happy’” A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto. – See more
3707 David Earle Stothers Lt Col (ret) 1935-2014
Father to Simone and Jackie, Grandpa Dave to Ariel and Zachary Brookes, father-in-law to Gordon Brookes and brother to Rod, Diane and Suzanne. Visitation to be held at Eglinton St George’s United Church in Toronto, 33 Lytton Blvd, 3-6 p.m., October 26, 2014.
Funeral at the National Military Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, November 14, 2014, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Source