Class Notes…

“Class Notes”

Help us to keep you and your buds up-to-date: Send us current info – [email protected] This section “Class Notes” is about habitual, casual reading to see who else among your peer group is grabbing headlines, making a difference.  No experience / event is too big or too small.

3818 Clair Woodbury, Class of ’57, was in Victoria this past January, and like many who attended RMC the whole four years, from his Class, had never been to Royal Roads. He enjoyed the visit, especially the museum with the class picture including those who graduated there in 1955 and moved on to RMC.

7207 Edmond Ferenczi, Class Major for his 1962 CMR entry year class, sent us this note: “We are in the midst of locating and motivating our classmates to attend the 7-9 September ex-cadet reunion at CMR. I also encourage all to attend the RMC Kingston event at the end of September. I put together a CMR 1962 class web-site. The link :

I am hoping that e-Veritas could help to reach some of our less reachable class mates by highlighting the existence of the site and inviting all to get in contact with me at [email protected]

5586 Ian Mottershead , Class of ’62, spent his first few years after graduation mostly at sea on both coasts; he left the Navy in 1966. He soon earned a MBA majoring in Finance at Queen’s university which set him up for a long career in investment analysis and management. He and Rosemary are now able to spend two to three months each year traveling.

6913 John Richard Hosang, Class of ’66, spent 26 years in the Canadian Forces as a Military Engineer. Later he joined the Manitoba Government Department of Highways as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Engineering and Tech Services. Since retiring for the second time in 2006 he has been living in Winnipeg with his wife Patricia.

8120 Bill Gard, Class of ’69 and wife Judy (Photo left) at the Boone Hall plantation Saturday 31 March. The Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is an antebellum plantation located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

H25917 Major Danny McLeod, honourary member, Class of ’70, recently was special guest at the 2012 University Hockey Championship. UNB Athletic Director John Richard was asked for his highlights from a host perspective: “I thought Major Danny McLeod on the ice presenting his own award as MVP was pretty impressive.” McGill Redmen, coached by former RMC coach Kelly Nobes won the championship.

10101 Bob Edwards, Class of ’74, just retired after 41.5 years of service just short of his third rosette! He completed a tour in Afghanistan during his last year of service. After a full career in the Navy from sailor to captain, he spent the winter skiing and sailing in the Caribbean and hopes to relocate to Toronto closer to his family.

10279 Michael Moore, Class of ’74, is the Principal at Moore Management Consulting. Prior to this he was a management consulting partner with Deloitte & Touche – a large, international accounting and management consulting firm.

10472 Steven Poole, Class of ’75, Steve’s career included 25 years in the CF as an EME Officer, 8 years as a GM & VP in IT the private sector and 5 years as CEO & CIO (ADM) managing IT for the Federal Government. Since retiring in 2008, Steve has been providing Strategic Advisory services to public and private sector executives in Ottawa on a part time basis. This leaves him lots of time for grand-kids, golf and travel with his wife Marie-Josee

13077 Dean Black, Class of ’81,  currently serves as Executive Director of the Air Force Association of Canada and Publishing Editor of Airforce magazine. As Publishing Editor, he has been responsible for all aspects of magazine production, editing, writing, advertising, subscriptions, ad design, artwork, layout and presentation. He also serves as national secretary to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Trust Fund.

13702 Dan Ward, Class of ’82, after graduating from RMC in Electrical Engineering, Dan completed naval training as a Combat Systems Engineer. He served aboard HMCS Yukon, MacKenzie, Annapolis, and the Nippigon. In 1986, he move to Ottawa to work for Lockheed Martin Canada until 2010, worked at MAQ Sonar for 16 months, and is now a Founding Partner and Chief Technical Officer of Echotec Sonar.

14444 Dorothy Hector, Class of ’84, has spent the last 6 years working two terms as a councillor for Lakeside District and the City of Kingston. As such, she has served as the Deputy Mayor twice and on several occasions has been Acting Mayor. She was also the Chair of the Olympic Torch Relay Organising Committee in Kingston. She worked with Kosovar refugees in the early 1990s, and, in 2001, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from RMC.

14956 Heather De Champlain, Class of ’84, is an AERE officer currently posted to Ottawa. She recently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, with the Canadian Strategic Advisory Team – Afghanistan (CSAT-A).  The team continues to provide assistance in many areas, one of which is Gender Equality; in particular, the drafting of a policy on Gender Equality for the Afghan Civil Service.

16052 Craig Thomson, Class of ‘87 – has been President of LML Payment Systems Inc. since February 4, 2009 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Beanstream Internet Commerce Inc. since July 2000, He has also been featured in several business magazines including Canadian Business, Profit and Success Magazine. In 1999, Craig received the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in manufacturing, wholesale and distribution for Pacific Canada by Ernst and Young.

19882 Mark McCullins, Class of ’95 was in the final group of 10 Astronaut Candidates selected by the Canadian Space Agency out of a pool of 5300 for potential Astronaut Training with NASA (June 2008 to June 2009). An avid aviator, aquanaut, and traveler;  always looking for new experiences and the chance to work with leading edge technologies and high performance teams to develop and test the next generation of aircraft and systems. Currently, Experimental Test Pilot at Airbus Military, Madrid Area, Spain.

21768 Russell Eyestone, Class of ’00 with Hons Econ and Poly Sci. Served five years with 5e RALC ; with tours in Bosnia (troop commander 2001-2002) and Afghanistan (FOO/FAC 2004). He was accepted into medical school in 2005 and spent five years at McMaster. Also, married in 2005 to Sandy Labbé and now they have 4 children, all boys, ages 6,5,3 and 1 (a half section). At this moment, they’re covering behind chairs and learning fire and movement with Nerf guns. Since his return to 5e Amb de Campagne in 2010, Russell has completed the flight surgeon course and has been back to Afghanistan as a FOB doctor. He is now serving as a Medical Officer at 5e Amb de Campagne.

24025  Luke Pearce, Class of ’08 is completing his second year as General Manager / Head Coach, Merritt Centennials – Junior “A”, Tier 2 team in the British Columbia Hockey League. At press time, his Centennials were still in the play-off hunt. Merritt won their first play-off round with a four-game sweep of the Prince George Spruce Kings. They now match up against Penticton Vees. The Vees lead the best-of-seven BCHL Interior Conference Final Series three-games-to-one.

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22637 Jonathan Simard-Mercier, Class of ’03; 23163 Melissa Haggart, Class of ’05; 23431 Jaroslaw Ciesinski, Class of ’06; 23991 David Chee-Hing, Class of ’08; 24197 Scott Smith, Class of ’09; 24539 Francis Bourret, Class of ’10; 24589 James Burton, Class of ’10; 24612 Mathieu Fréchette, Class of ’10; 24844 Martin Côté, Class of ’10; 25318 Jean-Michel Genest, Class of ’12; 25338 Daniel Mantai, Class of ’12; 25381 Ryan Zorn, Class of ’12; and 25410 Armaan Khan, Class of ’12.