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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
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H7076 John van Haastrecht
6444 R. Ashley WAIGH
4524 James Guthrie DEAN
Stephen Joseph HENDERSON
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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
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.
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
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
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
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,.
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
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 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
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
Posted by rmcclub on 26th October 2014
More photos & Kingston Whig Standard article here
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
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.
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
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
Posted by rmcclub on 13th October 2014
Avis de décès
13362 Gaétan “Nounours” Brosseau
Ce gentil géant au grand coeur nous a quitté subitement dans son sommeil le 29 septembre 2014 à l’âge de 53 ans. Il venait tout juste de devenir propriétaire et président avec son épouse des Ateliers Non-Tech inc. Ste-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier.
Mari dévoué de la Dre Edith Veillette, chiropraticienne et père de famille aimant et très fier de ses enfants Marc (24 ans) et Elyse ( 19 ans), il était le premier né de Lise et Robert et grand frère de Line (Dennis) et de Jean (Karine). Il laisse aussi dans le deuil son neveu et filleul Louis-Philipe, sa nièce Gabrielle, ses neveux Charles-Antoine et Laurent, sa grand-mère maternelle Fernande ainsi que plusieurs tantes et oncles, cousins, cousines et leurs enfants. Il manquera à ses beaux-parents: Madeleine et Jean-Paul, son beau-frère Yvan (Julie) ainsi qu’aux autres membres des familles Veillette et Lacerte.
Sont aussi ébranlés par son départ, nombreux amis, voisins et connaissances du monde du travail, des cadets et du biathlon.
Homme de cœur : Ce colosse a su touché un nombre incalculable de personnes par sa personnalité, sa générosité, sa gentillesse et a partagé son leadership par l’exemple auprès de collègues et des jeunes.
Homme de tête : Cet ancien joueur de football du CMR St-Jean a œuvré en tant que gestionnaire de plusieurs grands projets d’ingénierie reliés de près ou de loin à la défense nationale . Retraité du Royal 22 ième Régiment il a mit à profit ses expertises chez DEW Engineering, Promaxis, Rheinmetall Canada et ADGA.
Homme d’action : Par son fils il a renoué avec le mouvement des cadets allant même à devenir commandant du CCMRC 236 Gatineau. Son implication avec le biathlon des cadets l’a mené à être l’instigateur de la renaissance du champ de tir de biathlon au Camp Fortune portant à bout de bras ce sport en Outaouais et l’Est Ontarien. Son implication s’est fait ressentir auprès des cadets, du Chelsea Nordiq Biathlon, de l’équipe du Québec ( ACBQ) ainsi que la parolympienne Caroline Bisson.
Il y aura 2 célébrations de sa vie en présence des cendres compte tenu que Gaétan partageait son temps entre sa famille à Gatineau et son entreprise à Ste-Catherine de la Jacques-Cartier.
Samedi le 11 octobre dès 10h30
Centre Meredith, 23 Chemin Cecil, Chelsea, Qc J9B 0A5
Région de Québec
Samedi le 25 octobre dès 10h30
Base Forces Canadienne Valcartier (édifice à confirmer)
Route de la bravoure, Shannon, Qc G0A 4N0
La célébration sera à son image, empreinte de simplicité lui qui aimait écouter les gens. La famille veut entendre vos anecdotes vécues ou vos faits cocasses après l’entrée des cendres et ce jusqu’à midi. Un gouter suivra pour ceux et celles qui aimeraient échanger avec la famille et les amis de Gaétan.
Mettez du rouge en l’honneur de Gaétan (T-shirts, foulard, cravate, etc.) Merci d’éviter les casquettes ou l’uniforme pour cette célébration civile.
La famille désire remercier: André, Marie et Louis F., Drs Christine B., Pierre B., et Andrée-Anne B., Line D., Gilles R., Sylvain St-P., Mario P. , Pierre M. , Daniel R., Tim D., Anne G., Jenny et Pablo S., Katia V., France D., Christine F., Normand G., les anges de La Source de Vitalité Carmen, Jeneviève et Chantal ainsi que les nombreuses personnes qui se sont manifestés pour alléger notre peine.
Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par des dons à la Ligue des cadets de l’Armée du Canada (Biathlon Cadets Québec) ou au programme Placements Sports- ACBQ , chèques à l’ordre de Sports-Québec et indication au bas du chèque ACBQ.
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Stephan Carignan was born in 1962 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He entered CMR Saint-Jean in 1979 as a Pilot.
It is with sadness that we learned of the death of Stephan Carignan, dedicated NRC Aerospace test pilot of almost 20 years and loyal colleague and friend, following a valiant battle with cancer, on September 14, 2014. Stephan was a valuable team member of NRC’s Flight Research Laboratory, where he was much appreciated and will be deeply missed.
At age 9, Stephan had already found his calling. His father was an airplane mechanic in Bagotville, Québec, and at that young age Stephan already knew he would be a test pilot. Before he even learned to drive, he obtained his glider’s license. And that is where his illustrious career took flight. He obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1984 from the Royal Military College of Canada and attained his military helicopter license in 1985. In 1990, he became a test pilot with the Department of National Defense where he served 15 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), including five years as a naval aviator and four years in a military test facility.
Stephan came to NRC in 1996, where he spent over 18 years becoming one of the organization’s most seasoned and versatile test pilots with almost 6,700 hours of flying time under his belt, more than 5,000 of those as a test pilot. He piloted 45 different types of aircraft and took part in a variety of high-profile projects, including flights to test many advanced vision systems and augmented control laws, and the development of the flight envelope for the NRC Advanced Research System’s fly-by-wire aircraft.
Stephan’s contributions to aeronautics garnered him many prestigious awards. In February 2005, he received the NRC Outstanding Achievement Award for his exceptional contribution to the Enhanced Synthetic Vision System project. In June of that year, he was awarded the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Gruppo Agusta International Fellowship Award for his contributions to the Sikorsky/NRC fly-by-wire team. He was awarded The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Outstanding Achievement Award in April 2008 for his role in the “Integrated Visionic, Sensor, and Mission Systems for Day, Night, All-Weather Rotorcraft Operations” project.
However, he received what was perhaps his most significant accolade from the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in December 2012. At a ceremony in London, U.K., they bestowed on him the RAeS Bronze Medal for his work leading to advances in aerospace as well as the coveted RAeS Alan Marsh Medal for his outstanding contribution to helicopter research, development and safety, which is recognized worldwide. The Marsh Medal is reserved for the exemplary members of international flight test crews. Stephan certainly was a team player, always humbly crediting his entire crew for the success of projects.
As we look back on the memorable career of an esteemed colleague and remember a dear friend, it becomes clear that for Stephan, the sky was not the limit – it was his playground. Written by Matt Ward
As Stephan received his flying licence through the air cadets and was a very passionate pilot, the family would like to set up a bursary for keen pilots from the 632 Air Cadet Squadron in Orleans, Ontario. Donations can be made by sending a check or PayPal to Serge Carignan. (Please email for more info) Serge would then donate the total amount to the Air Cadet Squadron, which in turn would issues charity receipts.
14199 Serge Carignan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peacefully, in Hospital, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Ernestine “Tina” (nee Lambert). Loving father of Raymond, Andrew (Tawna), Gordon (Christine), John and George. Cherished grandfather of Ashley, Desmond, Cameron, Devery, Tianna, Alyssa, Austin and Shaun. Dear brother of Jim (Adeline), Ron (Patricia) and Elaine. Friends may pay respects at the
Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel
580 Eagleson Road, Kanata, ON, K2M 1H4
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Michael’s Church, Corkery for Mass of Christian Funeral at 2 p.m. Gifts in memory of Gerry can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to support Brain Tumour Research Studentships , 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London ON N6B 3R9 or www.braintumour.ca.
Condolences and Sharing Memories may be made at www.kellyfh.ca. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=john-turcotte&pid=172771682&fhid=16042#sthash.f2nKfj1l.dpuf
Posted by rmcclub on 5th October 2014
I’m Glad for All the Life I’ve Had!
There’s nothing like a cancer diagnosis to force a man to take stock of his life. This is particularly true when you find out you have a glioblastoma-an incurable brain cancer. Two and a half years ago when I was almost 69, I got the news about my tumour after experiencing only a couple of weeks of mild symptoms. Up until the afternoon of my diagnosis, I lead a busy, productive life running a business I started more than two decades earlier. My wife and I travelled extensively, we ate well and exercised several times a week. In fact, I was in excellent health for my entire life having been fortunate enough to dodge the many bullets that can cut a man down in his prime or destroy his quality of life. Still, here I am now, done with treatments and surgeries, facing the end of my life. Most people are satisfied waiting for others to write about them after they’re gone, but leaving things to others has never really been my style. And it hardly makes sense to change that now.
I was born April 28, 1943 in Thorold, Ontario. From my modest beginnings as a young lad growing up on Patricia Street with my sisters Geraldine and Patsy and my brother Chris, I worked hard to make a better life for myself. As a teenager, I was eager to help out in our many family businesses, from dry cleaning to television repair to dairy delivery.
Although many people would call the experiences of my youth ‘character building,’ none of them prepared me fully for the next chapter of my life. After high school, my family had no money for costly university tuition, so in 1961 I did the only thing I could do to secure myself the future I wanted: I enrolled at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston where I could trade three years of military service for an education. As an engineering student, the academic load was rigorous, but it was the mandatory participation in athletics that really took a toll-though mostly on my ego. Despite all the challenges of RMC, I emerged four years later a better man, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. I’ve always credited RMC with teaching me the lessons I would need to continue down the road to a successful life. That’s why I was so delighted to be able to create an endowment at RMC that funds both the Captain John Bart Teamwork Prize and the Captain John Bart Leadership Award for new recruits each year.
After my service in the military, I returned to school and earned an MBA and PhD in Finance from the University of Western Ontario. I went on to teach corporate finance and stock marketing investing at several Canadian universities. It was during my tenure at the University of Windsor that I discovered the Stock Selection Guide™ developed by the late George Nicholson Jr. of the Detroit-based National Association of Investment Clubs (NAIC). I updated the Guide and began introducing it to Canada’s individual investors. Subsequently, I developed the Canadian Shareowner Association in 1987 which came to include various investing educational publications, seminars and events. Now known as Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., this unique organization became the only Canadian investment dealer to sponsor a real-money stock market competition for university and college students (‘Doublescoop’). Today, ShareOwner continues to provide Canada’s only dollar-based stock trading service to individual investors.
I feel very happy that my investment education and stock brokerage business have touched the lives of thousands of Canadians. Hopefully, they will all continue to follow the sensible investment principles taught by Canadian ShareOwner such as dollar-cost-averaging, investing over the long-term, and limiting portfolios to a few high quality growth stocks and low cost exchange-traded funds that track indices such as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
Despite the cancer that is ravaging my brain, I really do believe I have been one of the lucky ones. I have truly enjoyed a rich life. Not only am I thankful for the many opportunities I have had to help improve the lives of others, but also for the strong, loving relationships I have built with my wife, Mary, my children, Angela Bart, Sarah Rogers and David Bart as well as with my grandchildren Ellie Bart Bailey, Evelyn Bailey, Emma Rogers, Max Rogers, Zac Rogers, Bobby Bart, Johnny Bart and Annie Bart. I am also grateful for Dr. Mark Bernstein’s neurosurgery team and the doctors and nurses at the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Tumor Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital for helping extend my life for considerably longer than might have been expected.
Mary has stood by me since my tumor was first diagnosed and has helped me live comfortably with the side effects of the surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Even when the treatments and the disease itself left me weary and battered, Mary would insist that we get up and do things-even simple errands-just to get out of the house. It is thanks to Mary’s spunk and determination that we were even able to spend a good part of the last two winters out of the cold in a beautiful condo in Florida. And right up until the end, she would always insist that we honour our weekly ‘date night’ on Friday evenings where we would drink wine, eat cheese and dance or just listen to a selection of special music we compiled together. It seems fitting then, that I should leave her with the lyrics of one of our all-time favourite songs by Alan Jackson: ‘We won’t be sad. We’ll be glad for all the life we’ve had.’ And I am very glad for all the life I’ve had.
Cremation has taken place. Family and close friends will gather at a future date for a celebration of John’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gerry and Nancy Pencer Brain Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital would be appreciated.
Passed away peacefully on September 20 at the Victoria General Hospital surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Dorothea (Dodie Yellowley), his children Lorne (Monica) Hammond, Elizabeth (Mark) Kaarremaa, Catherine (Tauno) Tuominen, Sarah (Bruce) Fraser, James (Fern) Hammond, and grandchildren: Jayne, Anne, James, Alexander, Emily, Kavan, Darby, Adèle, Darcy and Lara and great grandchildren, Georgia and Jedidiah.
Born in 1929 in Trochu AB, he graduated from Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa and began his 27-year military career at Royal Roads in 1948. On graduation from Royal Military College Kingston he went directly to combat in Korea with the 81st Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. On return he completed a degree in economics at Queen’s University before continuing his career with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
Garry remembered fondly the life-long friendships of postings across Canada, in Germany and England. He was presented to Her Majesty The Queen while instructing at the Royal School of Artillery in England. He finished his career in Victoria responsible for the cadet program across BC.
On retirement he opened Hammond’s Books in Victoria. He then completed a Master’s of Public Administration at UVIC and worked for the Office of the Comptroller General of BC.
The family wishes to thank Dr. A. Attwell and Dr. S.D. Hartford, as well as the healthcare professionals and organizations who assisted with palliative home care, especially the home care workers who brought help, humour and wise advice.
In lieu of flowers donations to BC Cancer Agency or Victoria Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. John the Baptist Heritage Church, 537 Glencairn Lane, Colwood, on Saturday, October 11th at 1 pm.
Peacefully at his home in West Lorne on Monday, September 1, 2014, Rayner John Stewart Jobson passed away at the age of 80. Loving husband of Dagmar Jobson (nee Liepmann) for 54 years. Beloved father of Roger Jobson (Joan Bryce) of Newbury, Jane (Tim) Nesseth of London and Catherine (Steve) Adams of Reno, Nevada. Dear grandfather of Joshua (Jelisa) Nesseth of London, Thomas (Kelsey) Jobson of Glencoe and Jacob Adams of Reno, Nevada. Predeceased by Grandson John Jobson (2011) and granddaughter Taylor Nesseth (2012). Ray served his country for 22 years in the Armed Forces both domestically and over seas as a peacekeeper. After retirement he settled in West Lorne and worked with family at the Milner-Rigsby company Ltd.
Funeral service was held on Saturday, September 6th.
Left us suddenly on September 30, 2014. Aaron was a highly decorated officer who served in the Persian Gulf and was last stationed in Ottawa. He leaves behind his wife, Johanna Cutler (Scouten); mother, Angela; Nanny; brothers, Adam and Jason (Ashley); Julie and Carl Scouten; Cameron (Baeli); nephews, Austin and Jacob; as well as many relatives and friends who loved him and will miss him dearly.
Services will be held at Victory Memorial Park, Surrey, BC on Thursday, October 9 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada, the Alzheimer Association, or Wounded Warriors Canada.
Posted by rmcclub on 28th September 2014
JONES, DR. Richard Edward – BA MA PhD MS Royal Military College – Registrar and Professor – 1963 – 1987 December 14 1921-September 2, 2014 Peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with family at his side. Son of the late Richard Jones and Ethel (Hobbs). Richard “Dick” is survived by his wife Norma Struzzo-Jones; children Cynthia (Simon) Davies, Haida Gwaii; Elizabeth (Red) Swaine, Saint Margaret’s Bay; Michael (Lisa) Jones, Vancouver; grandchildren, Sarah, John, David, Mare, Lisa, Kevin, Geoffrey, Alex, Chapman, Logan, Mary and many great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Milsap and daughter Catherine Jackson. Richard instilled knowledge, integrity and independence in his children and grandchildren. He was born in Gloucester England, grew up in Coventry and endured the blitz as a first aid attendant. In 1940 he attended the University of Birmingham for petroleum geology. He learned to fly with the RAF in California and in 1944 established the Number One Instrument Flying School, at Deseronto, Ontario, specializing in instrument flying and astronavigation. He was a true scholar with a BA, MA, PhD and an MSC. He had a voracious appetite for knowledge and a great ability to share it. He appreciated the arts especially classical music and opera. He was a pilot, a professor of geology and geography. Richard was registrar at the Royal Military College, Kingston from 1963 to 1981 and returned to academic life at RMC from 1981 to 1987 as a professor of geography and oceanography. As a geologist he had a love for mapping in the Canadian bush and the camaraderie of mining. He will be missed by his family and many who learned from him. Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME , 435 Davis Drive (Centennial Dr and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Friday, September 5th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, Palace Road, on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation will follow. For those wishing, donations to the UHKF St. Mary’s of the Lake Palliative Care, would be appreciated by his family. Source
5295 MICHAEL SULLIVAN
Michael Bryce Sullivan March 29, 1938 – September 10, 2014 Mike passed away peacefully at home as he wished. He battled Pulmonary Fibrosis for many years. He is survived by his loving wife, Frona, Lynne (daughter), Bill (son), siblings Eileen and Tim. Predeceased by sister Sharon. Mike spent 27 great years with IBM in both Western and Central Regions, following 4 years at Royal Roads and RMC. He is remembered by many wonderful friends and will be missed. No service at Mike’s request. Donations in Mike’s name to Animal Advocates Society of BC, would be gratefully appreciated.
3604 Karl M. FERGUSON
Karl M. FERGUSON October 20, 1932 – August 9, 2014 Born in Trois Rivieres, Quebec on 20 October 1932; died on 9 August 2014. Leaves behind a sister, Jean Roulson, nieces and nephews and a son, Steven Ferguson. Karl was particularly proud of being a mechanical engineering alumnus of the University of New Brunswick. In his working career, he was employed at several manufacturing and food processing firms mainly in Canada and a stint in Ireland. He was a keen curler, an exercise program participant and an avid winemaker. He was a garage sale enthusiast; he could not pass on a deal. A celebration of Karl’s life was held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Please consider a donation to Parkinson’s Society, BC -
Posted by rmcclub on 21st September 2014
We received word on the weekend that 5518 Roland Selby Class of 1962 died of a heart attack on 16 September, at Tsawwassen, B.C.
Roland was the father of 20052 Miles Selby a Snowbird pilot who died in a mid-air collision in Saskatchewan in 2004
Apparently there will not be a funeral service, but at some later date, a memorial service.
We will post more details if and when they become available.
Posted by rmcclub on 1st September 2014
2769 Ralph Ernest Hyde, born June 27, 1922 in Edmonton, passed away peacefully August 19, 2014 at his vacation home on Pender Island, BC, surrounded by family. Ralph was raised in the Highlands area of Edmonton. He attended Royal Military College in Kingston until 1942, and was a member of the final class before the end of World War II. He went on to serve overseas as an officer in the Calgary Tanks in the Italian Campaign, both in Sicily and mainland Italy, and later participated in the liberation of Holland. Ralph returned to Edmonton in August of 1945 and just days later married Marion Milroy. He graduated from the University of Alberta School of Law in 1950 and practised in Edmonton until 1977. In that year, he was elevated to the Alberta Provincial Court where he served until 1992. Ralph and Marion retired to BC the following year to enjoy golf and the solitude of Pender Island. In 2006, they moved to Burnaby to be closer to family. Ralph was predeceased by Marion in 2013, by his parents, Mildred and Ernest Hyde, and by two brothers, John and Robert. He leaves to mourn his passing, daughters Jill Jensen (Kurt), Pam Hyde (Glenn Mayer), Marion Hyde (Lawrie Seligman) and son, John Hyde (Tricia Finley). He also leaves a legacy of 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to honour Ralph’s memory will be announced at a later date. His was a life well-lived.
Retired Major Frank (Francesco) Anthony Vellone, CD, P.Eng. of Kingston, Ontario died Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at the age of 65 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband, proud father, RMC graduate, engineer, fisherman, and generous friend. Born Dec. 20, 1948 in Serra San Bruno, Italy, he will be laid to rest in his adoptive home of Plate Cove East, NFLD. Survived by his wife Sandra, siblings Turina, Gina, Mike (Sylvia), Maria (Mario), and Fernando, and children Michael, Jane and John (Shelly). Visitation will be held Thurs. Sept. 4th 2-4pm and 7-9pm, and the funeral on Fri. Sept. 5th at 11am, both at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 49 Colborne St, Kingston. Internment and service in Plate Cove East, NFLD will occur on a later date. The family welcomes flowers or contributions in honor of Frank to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research or Ongwanada, which provides outstanding care to his son Michael.