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Posted by rmcclub on 23rd February 2014

4750 McGowan, E, Stewart

It is with great sorrow that I announce the passing of our Class President Stu McGowan at 1000 hrs on 17 February 2014. He fell ill while he was on a cruise with Paddy and was hospitalized in Lima, Peru; during the last days of his life he was in a coma, but Paddy and their son Bryce were nearby. He will be cremated but there is a lot of paperwork to be sorted out before he can be returned to Victoria. Understandably no other plans have been made yet.

More news will follow when received.

4669 Toivo Roht - Secretary – Class of 1960

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Posted by rmcclub on 16th February 2014

23463 Heywood, Harley Bruce -

Analyst, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC)

Born 4 March 1984, died of a brain tumour 7 February 2014.

A life characterized by resilience, piercing intelligence, kindness, and gentle wit.

Early on Harley decided to fly and before 10 decided fighter planes. Before being accepted into the Royal Military College of Canada pilot program at 18 Harley earned a private pilots license on scholarship through air cadets and a commercial pilots license on his own. During 2nd year RMC his brain cancer was discovered. After surgery, radiation and medical release from the military, Harley completed his Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering RMC 2007 as a civilian (a year later than his original classmates). He worked a year in Kingston for Empire Life then started a Masters degree, which he completed after moving to Ottawa work for CSEC.

Harley excelled always, and always helped others: Queen’s University Shield for best all around ROTP/RETP cadet in academic standing, leadership, and sportsmanship 2005; Masters thesis nominated for Governor General’s Award being top 5% in Canada – more than one RMC classmate told his parents “Without Heywood’s help, I wouldn’t have passed physics”; Trumpeter in RMC bands, in early teens selected for Pacific Region Cadet Honour Band and the nation wide Canadian Cadet Tattoo, invited at 17 to perform with the Kamloops Symphony – an opportunity he declined because he’d committed those days to coaching air cadets for flight scholarship exams. At flight training Harley would be ‘first to solo’ or ‘first to cross country’ – then volunteered countless hours flying cadets in gliders. More recently Harley was a Taoist Tai Chi Society volunteer instructor, a director on their regional council, and helped cater for Tai Chi functions.

A CSEC colleague tells us that the impact of Harley’s work is still referenced and is used as an example of success. His family didn’t understand what Harley did for a living; they’re just glad he found something as stimulating and challenging as the dream he’d lost. They still don’t know what his job entailed but since CSEC has been in the news lately and his mother was excited to read phrases such as, “Canada’s ultra secret foreign signals intelligence agency” they now understand why his work was absorbing and rewarding. Harley must be chuckling to himself over this. With inextinguishable humour, on the last day Harley got out of bed, he heard his mother say to his brother, “I’ve changed my mind; I’m not going to borrow your sweater.” Harley grins at Stirling, “She’s going to keep it.”

Born in Dubbo on the edge of the Australian outback, his youth in Kingfisher (30 miles east of Enderby, BC), died in his own home in Ottawa in the care of his parents John and Brenda Heywood from BC, and his brother Stirling. Harley also leaves sisters Jess in Salmon Arm, Blythe in Manitoba, Tina in Australia, another brother Tim in Los Angeles.

Harley it is a privilege to have been part of your life, and these past months it has been an honour to share your journey on to your next adventure.


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Posted by rmcclub on 9th February 2014

6239 DICK, Lawrence Kent

On January 25, 2014 the gates of heaven opened and welcomed Larry into his eternal home.

His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 49 years, Nancy; his three daughters, Heather, Sharon (Kevin Nemeth) and Sarah (Kevin Henson); his eight grandchildren, Jillianne, Avagail, Kylee, Sophie, Annalise, Sadie, Aubree and Matthew; his sisters, Marian and Sheila (Bill); as well as his extended family and many close friends.

Born in Calgary on August 20, 1942, Larry grew up in Bowness, Alberta. He graduated with a BSc from Royal Military College in Kingston in 1964 and received his MBA from Queens University in 1969. Always an entrepreneur, Larry started and built several businesses, spending the last twenty years of his career as the owner and CEO of Fluid Life.

Larry spent summers in Canmore and winters in Phoenix where he enjoyed golfing, hiking, playing his piano, riding his motorcycle, good food and spending time with family and friends. Larry loved to travel and he and Nancy were blessed to have had the opportunity to visit all seven continents.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Pablo Amigo and the staff of the Grey Nuns Tertiary Palliative unit for their amazing compassion and care.

A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held at Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel, 16310 Stony Plain Road, on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or Mustard Seed Church. –

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4109 FRASER, Donald – (RRMC 1958)

Don Fraser died suddenly but peacefully at age 76 in his Ottawa home after a brief illness. Don was born in Farnborough, England, March 28, 1937. Following the war, he immigrated to Canada with his research scientist father and family. Don attended Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa, Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, Queen’s University Law School, and Osgoode Hall Law School. While raising a family of three in Ottawa, he was a lawyer and in 1967 joined the newly-formed department of law at Carleton University, and played a key role in its early growth. While there, he also became a senior labour arbitrator in Ontario. He is predeceased by his daughter Alexandra, wife Mary, and sisters Fiona, and Garry. He is survived by his sons Donald and Robert (Leslie), sister Sheila (Antoine), granddaughter Alexa, brothers-in-law Clancy, Robert, Lou, his partner Janet, many beloved nieces and nephews, and good friends. Don had an extraordinary life, filled with adventure, kindness, and generosity, and was a mentor to countless people who benefited from his wisdom. Visitation will be held at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road on Saturday, February 1st from 2pm until time of the Service at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Alexandra and Mary Fraser Memorial Scholarship at Queen’s University. Online condolences may be made at -


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Posted by rmcclub on 2nd February 2014

4999 HOULE, Jean-Louis



4651 Dr. Gordon C. Andrews (1937-2014):

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Andrews on January 26, 2014. He died peacefully at home with his family, at the age of 76. He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Ethel Reda Andrews of Hamilton, brothers Ronald (Alice) and William (Bernice) of Waterloo, brother John of Brantford, and sister June of Vancouver. Gordon is survived by his beloved wife and soul-mate Isobelle, and his children, daughter Gail of Vancouver, and son Christopher (Sara) of Calgary. He cherished and was very proud of his grandchildren Liam, Marin, and Dylan, who will greatly miss their Papa. He is also survived by his brother Ross (Anna) of Ancaster and sister-in-law Susan of Brantford. He is lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends across Canada, the United States, Scotland, and Australia.

Gordon was born in Hamilton, Ontario and showed great interest in academics, winning the Manson Gold Medal upon graduation from high school. He was accepted into Collège Militaire Royale (St. Jean) and subsequently Royal Military College in Kingston, graduating in 1960. During this period he earned many academic and sporting awards, including Bronze and Silver Governor General of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario medals. His flying training with the military eventually resulted in Gordon obtaining his pilot’s licence. Following his military service, he pursued graduate studies in Engineering, obtaining a MASc from UBC in 1966. He then went to Seattle to work for Boeing on the original 747 design team — an airplane that is still manufactured today. Returning to academia, Gordon obtained a PhD from the University of Waterloo in 1971, joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering on faculty thereafter. He had a rich and rewarding career, particularly enjoying the many years he served on the University’s Board of Governors and Senate. He leaves as a legacy his textbook on engineering practice and ethics, published by Nelson, which has been adopted by every English-speaking province in Canada for their professional practice exams. He completed the fifth edition in the year before his death.

Being a very project-oriented person, Gordon built a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula with the help of family and friends, and many happy summers were spent there. In his retirement he continued this “work in progress”, and also enjoyed seven wonderful years wintering in Australia with Isobelle. Gordon weathered his illness with good humour, dignity and a positive attitude until the end. The family would like to thank Drs. Chernish, Jakda, Keleher and their staff for outstanding care and support during Gordon’s illness. Thanks also to the Waterloo Wellington CCAC Palliative Care Team, the Hospice of Waterloo Region program and special thanks to nurses Michael Reid and Susan Prentice.

Dr. Andrews’ family will receive relatives and friends at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, (519-749-8467) on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A Memorial celebration of his life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 3 pm followed by a reception. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice of Waterloo Region and the University of Waterloo Engineer of the Future Trust would be appreciated by the family in lieu of flowers (cards available at the funeral home). Visit for Dr. Andrews’ memorial.

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Posted by rmcclub on 19th January 2014

H25197 Major (Retired) William John “Danny” McLeod MC, CD, DMSc (Hon.)

Veteran of WWII, with the South Alberta Regiment,

And post war, with the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians)

Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on 5 November 1921

To the Late John Samuel and Rowena McLeod

Died peacefully at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital Kingston, Ontario on 14 January 2014.

He is survived by his wife Sheila McLeod, brother Norm McLeod (Shirley), daughter Janis Pilling (Gregg), stepdaughter Deborah McCallan (Ric), stepson Douglas McLeod (Kimberley), and predeceased by his brothers Jim and Ken McLeod, daughter Margaret Smythe, and stepdaughter Donna Wilson (Steve).

He was truly loved and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren: Don Smythe (Jacqui), Cheryl Bursey (Gerry), Danny Pilling (Lori), Nicholas McCallan (Marianna), Lucas McCallan (Caitlin), Mitchell McCallan, Sean Wilson (Samantha), Justine Wilson (Mitchell), Elizabeth McLeod, and Carolyn McLeod, and his great grandchildren, Nathan, Chase, Scott, Leah, Jordana, Colten, Brett and Emelyn. He was predeceased by his grandson Scott Flaig.

Visitation at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston on Friday, 17 January from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral will be at St. George’s Cathedral, King St. E. at Johnston, Kingston on Saturday, 18 January at 2:00 p.m. In memory of Danny, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, St. George’s Cathedral, St. James Anglican Church, or The Danny McLeod Athletic Endowment Fund Royal Military College.

Tribute to Major Danny McLeod  – short video

Saturdays with ‘the Major’

Saying goodbye to a hero Danny Macleod… Medicine Hat News

Father of athletics at RMC, Danny McLeod dead at 92


3075 Henry W. Morewood (1931 – 2014)

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Harry Morewood, 82, on January 12th, 2014. Born and raised in Quebec City, Harry was a member of the Sea Cadets as a teenager before going on to Royal Military College and Queen’s University to complete an engineering degree. This led to an incredible career with the Federal Government in Defense Research where one of his crowning achievements was working on the famed Avro Arrow, the cancellation of which was one of the few topics that could rile up his calm demeanor. In a fairytale ending, as best man at his brother Frank’s wedding, he met the love of his life, Paula, who was the maid of honor. They were married in 1961 and the Morewood clan grew to include four wonderful children that Harry treasured. Harry was an avid skier, sailor and Scout Master but the thing he did best in his illustrious life was his loving commitment to his wife and family. He will be greatly missed by beloved wife, Paula, his children Robert, Dean, Gordon and Kajola, his grandchildren Pauline, Drake, Gabrielle, Alicia and Juliana, his brother Frank, and sister-in-law Janis. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 18 at St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, 4733 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC. A reception will follow in the church hall. Should you wish, memorial donations can be made to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

Published in The Times Colonist on Jan. 18, 2014


4999 Jean-Louis Houle

Hier une douzaine d’anciens se sont donné rendez-vous pour un souper chez Jean-Robert Maynard. Comme Jean-Louis Houle n’avait pas répondu au courriel ni aux appels téléphonique Jean-Robert s’est rendu chez lui pour constater que sa boite aux lettres était pleine. N’ayant pas la clé pour entrer chez Jeran-Louyis il a contacté la fille de Jean-Louis. Hier vers 16:30 il a reçu un appel de la fille de Jean-Louis pour l’informer que Jean-Louis a été trouvé mort dans son garage.probablement suite à une crise cardiaque.

Yesterday (16 Jan) a group of 12 ex-cadets accepted the invitation of Jean-Robert Maynard for supper at his place. Jean-Louis Houle who normally would attend these gathering had not answered the emails nor the telephone calls. Jean-Robert went to his place and found the doors locked and the mail box full. He then called Jean-Louis’s daughter.

Yesterday at about 16:30 he received a call from the daughter to inform him that Jean-Louis was found dead in his garage. Probably as a result of a heart attack.



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Posted by rmcclub on 12th January 2014

MURRAY, Arthur William ‘Bill’

MURRAY, Arthur William ‘Bill’ , passed away January 5, 2014. He was born in Halifax, October 22, 1920, to the late Arthur Vincent Murray and Mary (Mae) Elizabeth Murray.

Prior to the Second World War, he graduated from Halifax Academy and attended Nova Scotia College of Art 1939-1940. In early 1941, he joined RCN, graduated as a Sub Leiut., RCNVR from Royals Roads Naval College in August 1941, 2nd office training class.

He saw service in examination vessels and minesweeper HMCS ‘Kelowna’ in North Pacific waters; joined new construction Fairmile Q097 in fall of 1942, operating with 76 Flotilla in North Atlantic; commanded Q093 Octob er 1943- April 1944; joined the historic corvette HMCS ‘Sackville’ and served as executive officer up to November 1944. He was promoted to Lieut. CDR RCN(R) on reserve list 1952 and saw reserve time in HMCS ‘Haida’ and ‘Micmac’. Following his discharge in January 1946, he resumed his education at the American Academy of Art, Chicago, Ill. He ! graduated in 1948 and followed up with studies in advertising at Northwestern University.

He met his wife, Vera (Hansen), in Chicago where they were married on August 7th, 1948. He worked with Drake Studios, The Daily Newspaper, Chicago American, and for many years with Geyer McAllister Publications. He joined Wall Street Journal in 1960 and, in 1963, was appointed regional advertising manager of the Cincinnati, Ohio office.

In 1972, he and his wife returned to Halifax where he took up his appointment of supervisor of advertising, Nova Scotia Department of Government Services. He retired in October 1984, and he and Vera settled in Vero Beach, Fla. Following the death of his wife in May 1998, he returned to Halifax in September of that year.

He was an active member of the Nova Scotia Naval Officers Association and was awarded the N.O.A.C. Bronze Medallion in 1980 for service to N.O.A.C. and Canada. He was also a member of RUSI (Royal United Services Institute); a trustee! of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (HMCS Sackville); and, f! or several years, was a member of AAEC (Association of American Editorial Cartoonists) He was active in newspaper work in Cincinnati. Bill is survived by sister, Mrs. W.L. Garrison, several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are under the care of J. Albert Walker Funeral Home (2005) Ltd. (477-5601).

Abiding with Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service. Donations in memory may be made to the SPCA or the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. Online condolences may be sent to


I have a copy of Bill Murray’s memoirs entitled “Naval Nuggets from World War II by A. William Murray, LCdr RCN (R) retired.” He was at Royal Roads from May to August 1941.One of Bill’s Cabin Mates at RR was S/Lt Tommy Seagram, RCNVR. Bill joined as a RCNVR too and that was changed when RCN (R) came into being in 1946. He did not record his number at Royal Roads in his memoirs and I never thought to ask him when I visited him at his apartment in Halifax a number of times.

In his memoirs, he mentions that RR was commissioned in Dec 1940 and was officially opened as a naval training establishment in January, 1941.Commander JM Grant RCN was the CO and LCDR RA “Jumbo” Webber RCN was the Executive Officer. Bill was in the “Benbow” Division.

I remember that the late Don Jones was #006 and he was the first entry into RR when it opened in Jan 1941. There were 100 in the first naval class.


8120 Bill Gard

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Posted by rmcclub on 5th January 2014

H 17417 Col The Hon J.R. Matheson, KStJ, CD died on 27 December in the ICU of the Kingston General Hospital after a brief illness. 1917-2013

The Honourable John Ross Matheson of Kingston ON; formerly of Gananoque, Rideau Ferry, Ottawa, Brockville, Barrie, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, and Quebec City. He was the oldest child of Gertrude (McQuaig) and Rev. Alexander Dawson Matheson.

John was born in Arundel and raised in Quebec City. He attended Queen’s University, graduating in 1940 with a B.A. Honours in Economics. He served in World War II with the First Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. As a Forward Observation Officer, he was wounded near Ortona, Italy in 1943. He convalesced at the Veterans Hospital in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, where he met Edith Bickley. They married in 1945, after which John studied Law at Osgoode Hall, graduating in 1948. He later earned degrees from Mount Allison University (Master of Arts), and the University of Western Ontario (Master of Laws). John was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1967. He also received Honorary Doctorates from Queen’s University and the Royal Military College in Kingston.

John’s loyalty and service to his alma mater, Queen’s University, were exemplified by his Chairmanship of the Board of Management of Queen’s Theological College, tenure as a University Councillor, founding membership in the Cha Gheill Society, and two decades on the Board of Trustees.

In 1948 John and Edith settled in Brockville, where he was a founding member of the firm Matheson, Henderson and Hart. John was elected Federal Member of Parliament for Leeds in a 1961 by-election. He was re-elected in 1962, 1963, and 1965 and served as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Pearson. In 1968, he returned to the practice of law and was appointed Judge for the Judicial District of Ottawa-Carleton. In 1979 he moved to the County Court of Lanark, Perth Ontario. In 1985 he was appointed a Judge of the District Court of Ontario and served on the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) from 1990 to 1992.

During his political career, John was a leading member of the parliamentary committee which successfully shepherded the adoption of the Canadian (Maple Leaf) flag by parliament in 1965. Years later, his masters thesis was published under the title “Canada’s Flag: A Search for a Country”. He also provided the concept and the background research that led to the design of the Order of Canada in 1967.

A devoted Mason, he was a member of numerous lodges in Ontario and Quebec and cherished the practice of Freemasonry. Heraldry was another of John’s passionate pursuits. He was a driving force in the foundation of the Canadian Heraldic Authority. Proud of his military associations, he held honorary militia appointments of LCol and then Col with the 30th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from 1972 to 1982.

John was named Brockville Citizen of the Year in 1967. In 1993 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1999 he was the first recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. He was a Knight of Justice in the Venerable Order of Saint John and a Knight Commander of Merit in the Order of Lazarus. He received the Canadian Centennial Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal, the 125th Anniversary of Confederation of Canada Medal, and the Canadian Forces Decoration.

John was adored and will be dearly missed by loving wife Edith (Bickley) and sisters Dorothy Parnell of London ON, Catherine Carty of Montreal QC, and Margaret Slemon of Toronto ON; children Duncan and his wife Madeline (Coté), Wendy and her husband Michael Simpson, Jill and her husband David Van Every, Donald and his wife Kathryn (McWhinnie), Roderick and his wife Janet (Biewald), Murdoch and his wife Mary Jane (Cook); eighteen grandchildren, and one great grandson.

The Matheson family wishes to thank the staff of St Lawrence Place Residence, Fairmount Home and the Kidd 2 ICU at Kingston General Hospital for the loving care provided to John and his family for the past fifteen years.

John was lifelong member of the United Church of Canada, most recently Chalmers United, in Kingston, where a Celebration of Life ceremony will be held in the Spring of 2014 – notice to follow.

Father of Canadian flag, John Ross Matheson, dies

Matheson dead at 96

‘He thought enthusiasm could make miracles’


Colonel (Retired) 3912 George Lake Logan (former commandant RRMC – 1979-83)

November 23, 1934 – December 23, 2013

As a result of rapidly progressing acute myeloid leukemia complicated by pneumonia, George died last Monday evening, December 23, with family at his side while receiving palliative care at the Ottawa General Hospital. He will be hugely missed by Maureen, his wife of 56 years, his 3 children, Susan, Bill and David (Suzanne) as well as his six grandchildren, Eleanor, Joel, Andrew, Brendin, Hannah and Kayla, and his first great grandson, Matteo. His sister Bev, brothers Dick and Steve will also mourn his death as will sister-in-law Pat, and brothers- in-law Bill (Brenda), John and Gary (Louise). A graduate of Royal Military College and Royal Roads Military College, George served over 35 years with the Canadian Army and was very proud of being a member of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and remained active in the Regimental association until his death. Besides doing just about anything and everything he could to help his family, along with other charitable activities, he volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels and with the Canadian War Museum. Cremation has taken place. The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date, details to follow. A donation to The Black Watch of Canada Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. – See more


E4613 NEADOW, Arthur Joseph R.H – (L/Col retired) – 1932 – 2013 Born 2nd February 1932 and raised in Kingston, Ontario, Arthur passed away peacefully at Kingston General Hospital on 25th December 2013. Arthur was the son of the late Arthur Neadow and Nora (nee Bell) Neadow. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Margaret (nee Wilson) Neadow, two sons, Chris and Jamie, one daughter Jo-Anne, and predeceased by his son Mark. He is also survived by four sisters, and predeceased by one brother. Arthur has several grand children, great grand children, and several nieces and nephews. Arthur lived a long and fulfilled life as a professional soldier who served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI) for over thirty years. Upon retirement from the military, Arthur earned his license as a Stock broker employed with Wood Gundy, retiring from his investment career in the mid 90′s. He graduated with a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science (First Class Distinction) degree from Royal Military College at the age of 77 and for his exemplary work as a Rotarian he was named Rotarian of the Year 2002-03 receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2004. For many years, Arthur and wife Jean were avid Scottish Dancers; he enjoyed reading, mathematics, and music. The family will receive friends during a Celebration of Arthur’s Life at the JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME RECEPTION CENTRE , 1900 John Counter Boulevard, on Saturday – 4th January 2014, between the hours of 3:00 p.m and 5:00 p.m. Words of Remembrance will commence at 4:00 p.m.  As expressions of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


2583 LANE, Captain Robert L. CD, RCN retired, B.Sc (Mil), P.Eng.

At home in Ottawa, Dec.27, 2013 in his ninety- fourth year. Bob, beloved husband of Lucille Brough, father of John (Dianne Slimmon), late Wendy (Norman McDougall) and late Peter (Letizia Amadini; first wife, Marcia George) and grandfather of Kate (Stuart) and Ann of Toronto, Dylan (Nunich) of San Francisco, Max of Ottawa and Gabriel of Philadelphia.

Bob joined the Navy in 1939 from the Royal Military College, attended the Royal Naval College and Royal Naval Engineering College in England where he was awarded a King’s Commendation for Bravery as a volunteer dispatch rider during nighttime air raids on Plymouth, 1941.

He served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Korean waters. He loved the seas and ships. His service afloat included times in cruisers, HMS Glasgow, HMCS Uganda, and Ontario and destroyers HMCS Saguenay and Cayuga. He served in many technical and personnel positions ashore including SACLANT and attended the National Defence College. After retirement, one of his proudest achievements was helping to bring about the present transportation system for the disabled in Ottawa. He was also a management consultant at Agriculture Canada. He was a keen lover of animals, birds, insects and fungi.

Friends and family are invited to visit at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa after 10:15 a.m. on Friday January 3, 2014 until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the National Military Cemetery. There will be a reception at 12:15 p.m. after interment.

Bob attributed his lasting health in part to the kind professional care he received at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob’s memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40, Ruskin St., Local H2408 Ottawa, ON. K1Y 4W7 would be appreciated.


22729 WEBSTER, Lieut. Andrew F., RCN

1980 – 2014. It is with great sad­ness that we announce the sudden passing of Andrew Webster, on January 2nd in the Seychelles while serving on deployment in HMCS Toronto. Andrew was born in Halifax and grew up in Ottawa, Norfolk, Va., and Dartmouth. He was a graduate of Dartmouth High School and Roy­al Military College, Kingston. Dur­ing his decade of service after graduation in 2004 from RMC, Andrew held a number of increas­ing positions of responsibility at sea and ashore, and participated in two major operational deployments to the Persian Gulf. In 2012, he was awarded the Oland Shield as the top Operations Room Officer course graduate, a significant achievement for a young naval officer. Andrew was an amazing and inspirational individual who embraced life with an infectious smile and a can-do attitude. His dedication to his coun­try and love for his wife, family, friends and the Navy were touch­stones for this wonderful husband, son, brother and Naval Officer. When home from sea he especially enjoyed being with Anna, his family and friends at the family cottage in Lunenburg County, sharing stories and laughs around the campfire or swimming raft. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Dr. Anna Christine Arsenault, ND; his par­ents, Heather (MacLean) and Cap­tain Phillip Webster OMM RCN (ret’d); his older brother, Matthew; younger sister, Lindsay; brother-in­law, Mitchell Grant; his grandmoth­er, Katherine MacLean; and his many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends around the world. We all loved Andrew so much and were so proud of him. Andrew touched many lives in his 33 years of life. He will be missed by all who were hon­ored to know and love him. Visita­tion will take place 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 10, in A. L. Mattatall Funeral Home, 217 Portland St., Dartmouth. Funeral Service will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, in Woodlawn United Church, Rev. Roland Murray officiating. Burial in Dartmouth Memorial Gar­dens. As a teenager Andrew spent some time in the Isaac Walton Hos­pital for Children in Halifax. It would be appreciated that any re­membrance gifts be made to IWK Health Centre in Andrew’s name. A memorial fund is also being set up to establish a scholarship in memo­ry of Andrew. Donations can be made ‘In Trust for Andrew Fran­klyn Webster’ at any TD Branch or submitted online at:

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May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face And the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And, until we meet again.

May God hold you in the hollow of His Hand.


2738 Allan John Cameron (Entered RMC 1940)

Formerly of Sudbury, Ontario; Hudson, Quebec; and Fall River, Nova Scotia, died peacefully in his 92nd year, surrounded by family, on December 28, 2013. Predeceased by his parents, Eva and Donald, first wife, Margaret, and brother, Alastair, Al will be missed by his loving wife Mary, sisters Barbara of Calgary, and Sheila (Brian) of Ottawa, his children Sue (Russ), Anne (Syl), Allan (Maxine), Cathy, Colin (Peter), stepdaughter Susan, and dog Nelson. He will also be missed by grandchildren Syl, Amy, Gillian, Jennifer, Kaley, Taryn, Justin, Jason and great-grandchildren Luca, Alessandro, Syl, Mathilda and Myles. Graduate of the Royal Military College (B.Sc. Military Studies) and the University of Toronto (B. Com), Al served overseas as a Captain with the Royal Canadian Engineers during World War II. Known for his talents at the bargaining table, Al spent his career in the field of human resources in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax – retiring as the Director of Staff Relations at Dalhousie University. His loyal friendship, wisdom, sense of humour and fun, love of family, music, animals, the great outdoors and all things Scottish were appreciated by all who knew him. The family sincerely thanks the staff at Sunnybrook Veteran’s Centre for their compassionate care over the past several years. Donations to the Salvation Army or Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation in Al’s memory would be gratefully appreciated. A private family service will be held on January, 11th, 2014.

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Posted by rmcclub on 1st December 2013


6043 Henri-Paul Martel

1942 – 2013

Henri-Paul Martel est entré au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean en 1959 et il a obtenu son diplôme d’ingénieur en électricité du Collège militaire royal du Canada en 1964. Il est détenteur d’une maîtrise en ingénierie avec option bâtiment et gestion de projets de construction en 1988 de l’université Concordia de Montréal.

Membre du Corps de génie électrique et mécanique (RCEME), il a servi en Allemagne avec le 2eBataillon R22eR.

Au cours de sa carrière, il a cumulé diverses fonctions importantes concernant la gestion de projets majeurs dans les domaines des infrastructures et de l’énergie au Canada et à l’étranger pour Lavalin Inc., AXOR International, Hydro-Québec International et la Société d’implantation du Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (SICHUM). Il a également siégé sur plusieurs conseils d’administration au Québec et en Amérique latine et comme conseiller spécial auprès de l’École Technique Supérieure (ETS). Son projet le plus cher à ses yeux a été sans doute l’agrandissement et la modernisation de l’aérogare de Montréal-Trudeau.

Ingénieur talentueux et expert en matière de gestion de grands projets dont la réputation dépassait largement les frontières du Québec, il était aussi un homme dont l’engagement social était d’une générosité considérable. Henri-Paul était apprécié par tous ses confrères, collègues et amis pour son sens de l’humour, son franc parlé et sa participation enthousiaste aux activités de sa classe. Nous regrettons son départ.


FJARLIE, Earl John -

Taught at RMC in the Mechanical Engineering department for 22 years from 1976 to 1998.

FJARLIE, Earl John – BS (Eng Phys), MEng (EE), PhD (Physics) Earl passed away peacefully at home in Kingston, Ontario on November 27, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 81. Earl was the devoted husband of 54 years to Rita (nee Bergeron), dear father of Claire (Robert Campbell), Paul, and Marie (Jody DiRocco), cherished grandfather to Andrew, Julie, Eric, Pascal, Devon, Francis, Sophie, Savannah, and Dawson. He will be fondly remembered by his sister-in-law Lorraine Duperron (nee Bergeron), Kevin, Fr. Gillis, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family wishes to thankfully acknowledge the exceptional care and compassion given by Dr. Greg Scott, as well as the nurses and support workers of the CCAC. Visitation will take place at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES , 49 Colborne Street, Kingston, Ontario, on Sunday December 1, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street, Kingston, Ontario, on Monday December 2, 2013 at 10:00 am, followed by the Rite of Committal with Prayers at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Glenburnie, Ontario. A reception will follow at the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes. If one wishes to make a gesture of remembrance, a donation to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston, would be appropriate.

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Posted by rmcclub on 24th November 2013

Late Breaking News… Please pass on to members from the Class of ’67

7389 Dave Knapton (Class of 1967)

David William Knapton, 69, of Maple Bay, B.C., passed on August 14th, 2013 in Edmonton, AB, as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

A celebration of life will be held from 12:00pm until 3:00pm on Saturday, November 30th in the lounge at Olympic View Golf course, 643 Latoria Rd, Victoria BC. Friends, relatives and colleagues are invited to attend.

David was born July 6th, 1944 in Bella Coola, B.C. to Francis Lucy Knapton and Richard Cyril Knapton, the 2nd child in a family of 7 kids. He graduated from Sir Alexander Mackenzie high school in 1962. He attended UVic, Royal Roads, RMC and Queens university, obtaining a master of science degree in physics. He was married to Janet Lousie Knapton from 1967 to 1986, with whom he had three children, John David Knapton, Robert William Knapton and Pamela Nichole Janet Kendall.

David had a clear love of sharing knowledge, starting when in the military and teaching at fleet school. He was honourably discharged from the force, continuing to teach physics at Fanshaw College in London, Ontario. In 1978 he took an opportunity to move back to the west coast, always considered his home, settling in Victoria, BC. He taught at St. Michael’s University School, then moved to Camosun College in 1980 to teach physics. He taught at the college level for years, moving in the role of chair of the physics department. Finally retiring as the Dean of Arts & Science in 2004 and moving to Maple Bay, B.C.

In 2004 he married his current wife Bev, who he lived with in Maple Bay. After retiring he sought out his other passions in boating an travel, spending the last years of his life travelling across North America and boating in Georgia Straight. He passed doing what he loved doing, driving through Canada towing his 5th wheel.

He was survived by his three children: John, Robert and Pamela; three brothers: Ron Knapton of Bella Coola, Frank Knapton of Kitimat, and Art Knapton of Powell River; two sisters: Elsie Cronin of Ladymsith and Edie Pagani of Nanaimo; 4 grandchildren: Nick Knapton, Ashley Knapton, Brandon Kendall and Kyle Kendall; his current wife, Beverly Knapton of Maple Bay, as well as numerous loving friends and extended family members. He was predeceased by his older sister, Flo.


7502 LYRETTE, Jacques

Les familles Lyrette et Richer ont le regret de vous annoncer le décès de M. Jacques Lyrette décédé le 18 novembre 2013, à l’âge de 68 ans. Il était l’époux de Madeleine Richer et le fils de feu Lionel Lyrette et de feu Yvette Laliberté. Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants: Jean-Bruno (Andrée) et Andrée-Anne. Il laisse également frères, sœurs ainsi que beaux-frères, belles-sœurs, neveux, nièces, cousin(e)s, parents et plusieurs ami(e)s. Il fut prédécédé par une soeur et trois frères. La famille recevra les condoléances à la COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS située au 95, boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes, Gatineau (secteur Hull), où il reposera le dimanche 24 novembre 2013 de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 17h. Un service religieux aura lieu ultérieurement à sa ville natale de Prévost, Qc. Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Société canadienne du cancer ou à la Société canadienne de la Sclérose en plaques. La famille tient à remercier le Dr Jean-Serge Lalonde, son épouse Solange ainsi que le personnel de l’hôpital de Gatineau pour les bons soins prodigués et leur dévouement à son égard. Vos messages de condoléances peuvent être envoyés à:

7502 LYRETTE, Jacques – Class of 1968

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful death of Jacques Lyrette on November 18, 2013, at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Madeleine Richer and proud father of Jean-Bruno (Andrée) and Andrée- Anne. He also leaves many brothers, sisters, many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Predeceased by one sister and three brothers. Visitations will be held at LA COOPÉRATIVE FUNÉRAIRE DE L’OUTAOUAIS, 95 Cité-des-Jeunes Blvd, in Gatineau (Hull sector), on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The funeral service will be held on later date at his hometown in Prévost. Online condolences may be made at For more information: 819-568-2425 Fax: 819-568-2426 – See more at:


4547 CABLE, John William – Entered Royal Roads 1955

CABLE, John William – Retired Superintendent of Business and Finance with the Limestone District School Board and the former Frontenac County Board of Education It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in his 79th year. Beloved husband to Joan for 54 years. Loving father of Doug (Jackie) of Barrie, Ruth Patrick (Doug) of Sudbury and Diane Taggart (Jeff) of Kingston. Proud papa of Stuart (Stacey), Sandra (Mike), Jamie (Ashleigh), Jeff, Jason (Julia), Lindsay (Max), Kyle (Gillian), Josh (Rebecca), Emma and Maggie. Great papa of Brady, Jackson and Jack. Dear brother of Brenda Kelly (George) of Guelph. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the owner and staff of Fox Run Retirement Home in Gananoque.

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Posted by rmcclub on 17th November 2013

13123 Kevin Kennelly

KENNELLY, Kevin Richard, age 55 of London Ontario, went to be with His Lord on Thursday 14th November, 2013. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and London pastor, who also travelled across Canada and Asia sharing the reconciling love of God. Kevin was born in Oshawa, Ontario on 18th October, 1958 to Elizabeth Kennelly (Courtney) and the late Robert Kennelly. He attended Paul Dwyer High School and then the Royal Military College, graduating in 1981 as a Mechanical Engineer. In 1990 he received a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Technology from the Royal Military College of Shrivenham in England. Called by God into full time ministry, Kevin resigned his commission and attended the Salvation Army William Booth College for Officers in Toronto from 1992-1994 with his wife Cathi. They were appointed to church planting in London Ontario upon ordination, where they have remained ever since. Kevin is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Kennelly (nee Courtney), his wife, Catherine Kennelly (nee Albrecht) his three sons: Jeremy (Stacey), Sean (Danielle) and Michael (Chelsea) and four beloved grandchildren: Faith, Cillian, Gavriel and Nathan. He will be greatly missed by his sister and brothers: Cathy, Bob (Andy), and Michael (Denise), and all of his nieces and nephews. His absence will also be deeply felt by his church family at London Christian Fellowship International, by his ministry friends in London and beyond, and the many other friends across the world that he has made along the way. We pray that what he stood for, and who he stood for, will not be forgotten, but will multiply in people’s hearts in the coming months and years. We love you Kevin, we miss you, but mostly we thank God for having you in our lives. Visitation will be held at the ROYAL VIEW PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 218 Clarke Rd., London Ontario on Tuesday November 19, 2013 from 1-2:30 pm. Celebration of Life Service immediately following at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kevin’s church, London Christian Fellowship International in London or the London Health Sciences Centre.


2515 BAKER, George Chisholm


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Posted by rmcclub on 3rd November 2013

M0436 Maj (Ret) William (Bill) Curry, BEng Comp, RRMC/RMC, Class of ’89, died on Sunday 27 Oct as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near Pembroke.

The Pembroke Today carried the news.

M0436 CURRY, William (Bill) Emerson – RRMC/RMC, Class of ’89

Passed away after a motorcycle accident on October 27, 2013. Son of the late George and Lila Muriel. Beloved wife of 31 years Marie (Picard). Cherished father of Timothy, Matthieu, André and Nicole. Brother of Sharon (Al Hollingsworth) and Deborah (John Berg). Bill will be also missed by his parents- in-law: Albert and Madeline Picard, his brother-in-law, his sister-in-law as well as many nephews, nieces and friends. Family and Friends are invited to Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2 p.m. until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 4 p.m. For those who wish, donations to the Royal Ottawa Hospital would be appreciated. The family welcomes you to join them for a reception following the service. Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at

Visitation at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre – 2:00-4:00pm

Visites a la centre commémoratif national Beechwood – 14h00-16h00.

Memorial Service in the Sacred Space – 4:00pm

Service commémoratif dans l’espace sacré – 16h00.


We recently received word that 7389 Dave Knapton (Class of 1967) passed away 9 Aug 2013 as a result of injuries sustained in a two vehicle collision on Highway 28, just outside the Town of Smoky Lake, Alberta.

We were unable to find an obituary but did manage to find an article on the accident.


Patrick John Stuart Higgs – Royal Roads A14

Pat Higgs passed away in Victoria, B.C. On Sept. 8, 2013. Predeceased by his brother, Roger, Pat leaves to remember him Constance, his wife of 60 years; his children, Patricia (Lawrence), Pamela, Melinda, Richard (Louise); his granddaughter Meghan and many extended family and friends. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Pat was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets where he started flying while in High School. He entered Military College in 1947 as an officer cadet in what was then RCN – RCAF College Royal Roads and graduated in 1949. Following graduation he immediately entered pilot training with the RCAF at Centralia, ON and never looked back. His progression as a fighter pilot took him, and his family to Germany in the 1960′s. Pat’s fondest memories were of 422 Squadron of which he was Squadron Leader (F86 Sabre) in 4 Wing, Baden Sollingen, Germany and of 3 Wing, Zweibrucken, Germany where he was Wing Commander of 427 Squadron (CF104 Starfighter). Upon retirement from the RCAF his public service continued with Transport Canada from which he retired in the mid 1980′s, at which time he and Connie retired to Victoria, B.C. His community service continued into retirement with activity in the Kiwanis Club of Canada.


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Posted by rmcclub on 29th September 2013

8865 David (Dave) John Rudd

August 14, 1948 – September 22, 2013

Dave Rudd, beloved husband of Carol Rudd (nee Collins) of Cochrane, passed away suddenly on September 22, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Dave was born in Vegreville, AB to a Military family. He graduated from RMC Kingston. Dave served with the First Battalion PPCLI until 1980. He spent the rest of his career in the oil and gas industry in Calgary retiring in 2010. Dave was a long- time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede. Besides his loving wife of forty-two years, Dave is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Sab Sapuppo; son Mark Rudd and grandson Jackson; sister and brother-in- law, Elizabeth and Wayne Carleton and their family as well as the extended Rudd and Collins families. He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Mary Rudd. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the PPCLI Foundation, 4520 Crowchild Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 (Telephone 403-974-2861 or through In living memory of David Rudd, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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Posted by rmcclub on 15th September 2013

H3536 VANCE: John Elwood “Jack” Lieutenant General (Retired) The Royal Canadian Regiment

Peacefully at Moira Place Tweed, on Tuesday September 10, 2013 Jack Vance in his 81st. year. Son of the late William & Dora (Holbert) Vance. Husband of the late Sheila (Black). Beloved father of Lieutenant General Jonathan Vance, Italy; Lisa Vance, Ottawa; Stephen Vance, Ottawa; Sarah Vance, Toronto & Rachel Ross-Vance, Toronto. Loving grandfather of Olivia Vance; Taelor Smith, Sophie Vance-Cousineau, Isabella Vance-Cousineau; Jacob Vance; Amina Vance; Shaila Ross-Vance. Dear brother of Betty Flower, Renfrew, Carolyn Gaunt, BC and the late Horace, Burton, Arthur, Jeanne Livingstone.

The family will receive friends at the McConnell Funeral Home, Tweed from 2-4 & 7-9 Monday September 16, 2013 and Tuesday from 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 pm at St. John’s United Church Tweed. Interment: Victoria Cemetery, Tweed. Donations: Tweed & Area Arts Council, Heart of Hastings Hospice.



Remembering Larry Greig, Former RRMC Athletic Director 1953-56

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Posted by rmcclub on 2nd September 2013

4898 Jack Lambert EGGENS – Class of 1960

EGGENS, Jack Lambert Of Guelph, passed away suddenly at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, August 26, 2013, at the age of 77. Beloved husband and best friend of 51 years to Pat Eggens. Loved father of Juanita Eggens (Jessie Pepper), Michael Eggens (Michelle Broydell), and Jennifer Eggens (Jack Hancock). Loving grandpa “Poppy” of Ryan, Xavier, Arya, Hannah, and Jeremiah. Will be fondly remembered by Jack and Pat’s family. Jack was a graduate of the Royal Military College in 1960, and the University of Guelph in 1970. He was Professor Emeritus of the Department of Horticulture, OAC, University of Guelph (Guelph Turfgrass Institute). Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday (2-4 and 7-9 p.m.). Funeral service will be held at St. David and St. Patrick’s Anglican Church, 520 Speedvale Ave. E., Guelph on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the church hall. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park, Guelph. Memorial contributions to the Dr. Jack L. Eggens Scholarship, Guelph Turfgrass Institute, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1 would be appreciated. A tree will be planted in memory of Jack L. Eggens in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

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Posted by rmcclub on 12th August 2013


September 20, 1943 – June 2, 2013

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 2 at his home in Surrey, BC at the age of 69. Survived by his children Penny, Paul (Suzanne), Philip (Amy) and their mother Joanne. Grandfather of Sophia, Natalie, Abigayle and Eloise. Brother to Dennis, Brian and Linsey. He will be mourned by many family members and friends. As a graduate of Royal Military College (class of ’65), Gary served in the Canadian Armed Forces until his retirement in 1984. His favourite diversions were a good crossword puzzle, a game of chess with a friend, and reading extensively in military, mystery and thriller genres. He has passed the legacy of his love for nature, travel and adventure to his children. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Armour Heights Officers’ Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Hero Fund would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories can be forwarded through

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