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2672 BINDOFF, Robert C., Lt.Col., Royal Canadian Signals.

Robert Bindoff passed away peacefully on June 24 2012 in Victoria. He was born in Beauharnois Qc on October 11, 1920, the only son of Albert Edward Bindoff and Lillian (Peirce). The family moved to Ottawa where Robert graduated from Glebe Collegiate in 1939. He joined the war-time class of the Royal Military College at Kingston Ontario, graduating in 1941. He went overseas in April of 1942, acting as aid de camp to General Andrew MacNaughton and serving in the U.K. and in Northwest Europe. He returned to Canada in 1945 and married his wife of 66 years, Gabrielle, on February 23, 1946. In addition to various postings in Canada, his post-war service took him to the United States, the Canadian Brigade in Germany and, with the United Nations, to the Congo in 1960, where he served as commander of the No. 57 Signal Squadron. In 1965, he was promoted to the rank of Lt. Col. and appointed C.S.O. at ONUC Headquarters. He retired from the military in 1969 and resided in Sooke and then in Victoria. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gabrielle, and by nephews and nieces in Central and Eastern Canada. He was predeceased by his sisters Edna (Cromwell), Marjorie (Howie) and Joan. Throughout his long life, he exemplified the R.M.C. motto: “Truth, Duty, Valour.”

Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on June 29, 2012

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PROFESSOR PETER C. DOOLEY – (Father of G146 Brigid Dooley-Tremblay who is the wife of 14835 BGen Eric Tremblay – commandant, Royal Military College of Canada)

Professor Peter C. Dooley died peacefully on June 19, 2012 following a lengthy struggle with a brain tumour. The highly regarded Economics professor spent most of his professional career at the University of Saskatchewan, from 1966 until he retired in 2005. He was a talented teacher who wrote several important textbooks on economics, including Elementary Price Theory (1967, 1973) and Introductory Macroeconomics (1975). Professor Dooley pursued an active research program on the history of economic thought, publishing regularly throughout his career and into his retirement. His final and most ambitious book, The Labour Theory of Value, was published in 2005.

He received a B.A. in 1959 from Grinnell College, and a Ph.D. in 1964 from Cornell University, earning several prestigious fellowships to support his studies. While at Grinnell, he met Anne Moore, the love of his life. They were married in 1959.

Over the years, Professor Dooley was also a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge, Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Stirling, Visiting Professor at the University of Venice and Visiting Fellow at the University of Glasgow. He lectured across Canada and abroad, and worked at various times as an author, researcher, labour negotiator, economic consultant and advisor. He was a member of the Canadian Economics Association, the American Economics Association, the History of Economics Society and the Royal Economics Society.

Professor Dooley was extremely active in the University’s Faculty Association where he developed a reputation as a fierce defender of the underdog and a highly effective negotiator. He served on numerous university committees and a lengthy term as President of the Faculty Association. The Canadian Association of University Teachers honoured his contributions with its Dedicated Service Award.

A passionate observer of world affairs and insatiable traveller, Peter spent many happy hours in the kitchen cooking delicious meals for his family and friends, working in his magnificent garden, and designing and constructing beautiful furniture. He was often seen driving his bright blue vintage Triumph Spitfire down prairie roads. Peter enjoyed the outdoors as a hunter and fisherman, and was always ready to watch a football or baseball game to cheer on his Chicago Bears or Toronto Blue Jays. He was blessed with a tremendous intellect and unfailing memory. Everyone who knew him enjoyed his superbly clever yet exceptionally dry wit.

Peter and Anne had four children, Brigid (Eric Tremblay), Kevin (Sherry Biscope), Adam (Lynn Billard) and Nathan. Their six wonderful grandchildren, Zachary Tremblay, Ethan Billard Dooley, Alexandre Tremblay, Aidan Billard Dooley, Michael Tremblay and Alice Dooley all remember Peter as a loving and supportive Granddaddy. Although they are now spread far and wide, they remain a close and loving family who now grieve a great loss.

A celebration of Peter’s life was held for family and friends on Thursday, June 28th, 2012.

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