Deaths | Décès

JOHNSON, Gordon Tolls – (Retired Captain) REME – RMC Admin Officer It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing at Helen Henderson Care Centre, on Thursday, July 12, 2012 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (nee Donaldson), Joan (nee Groves). Loving father of daughter Sandra Doyle and her husband Ken and son Gord Johnson and his wife Cindy. Devoted grandfather of Steven (Ashley), Mark (Amy), granddaughter Cassie, step grandfather of Kris (Lindsay), Shane (Melissa), Alison, William (Bolpar) and 8 great grandchildren. Dear brother of Bernice Lambert (Bevan). Resting at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME (1900 John Counter Blvd) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow in James Reid Reception Centre. For those wishing, donations to the M.S. Society, Kingston or Canadian Diabetes Association in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family. Source

Ed Note: Gord served at RMC as the Admin Officer from 1970 until 1980 under three Commandants. He was an Associate Member of the RMC Club (# A149).


3019 BOYD Lieut. – Colonel Bruce Howard

CD, PEng, MSc

Bruce Boyd was born on September 24, 1929 in Toronto. Died peacefully in his sleep on July 18, 2012. Survived by his beloved wife Bernice; daughter Heather and son Bruce. Col. Boyd enrolled at RMC (3019) in 1949 and graduated in 1953. Subsequent Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Toronto in Engineering and a distinguished career as a professional engineer. Continuous service in the Canadian Forces reserve from 1953 to 1983. Commanded 45th Technical Squadron RCEME, 709 (TOR) Communications Regiment for a five year term. Further service as Chief Instructor, Field Officer Qualifications for Central Area. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Ave. West (2 lights west of Yonge St.) In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Col. Bruce Boyd to Royal Canadian Legion Fort York Branch #165 at 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 3G2.  Source