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Communiqué from the Commandant –
Following is a copy of the communiqué from the Commandant – BGen Sean Friday which was sent out to staff and students Monday (9 May).
I am profoundly saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of Officer Cadet Brett Cameron this past Saturday. Our heartfelt and sincere condolences go out to Brett’s family and friends. At this time of mourning and grief, we must all unite as one to provide them our most caring support and assistance.
A proud native of London, Ontario, Brett was a second year psychology student and member of 4 Squadron. He was loved by the many who were close to him and respected by his peers. His outgoing personality and good nature will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
OCdt Cameron’s passing has shaken the RMC family deeply. In the days ahead, supervisors will reach out to all students, staff and faculty to see if support may be needed. I implore all to take advantage of the counselling and support, formal or informal, that is available to every member of the College Team.
Please take the time to ask your co-workers, your squadron mates or your team members how they’re doing and take the time to reach out in support of each other. If anyone needs counselling, time, care, a chat, or anything, it will be made available with understanding and compassion.
In this exceptionally difficult time, we must take strength from each other and embrace a caring spirit.
Brigadier-General Sean Friday
Équipe du Collège,
Je suis profondément attristé de vous informer du décès soudain de l’élève-officier Brett Cameron ce samedi dernier. Nos plus sincères condoléances vont à la famille de Brett et à ses amis. En ce moment de deuil et de chagrin, nous devons nous unir et leur fournir soutien et assistance des plus attentionnés.
Fier de son patelin de London en Ontario, Brett était étudiant de deuxième année en psychologie et membre de l’Escadron #4. Il était profondément aimé de ses proches et respecté de ses pairs. Sa personnalité vibrante et sa bonne nature manqueront infiniment à tous ceux qui l’ont connu.
Le décès de l’élève-officier Cameron a fortement secoué la famille du CMR. Lors des prochains jours, les gestionnaires/superviseurs communiqueront avec tous les étudiants, le personnel et le corps professoral afin de voir si du soutien pourrait leur être nécessaire. Je vous supplie tous de profiter des conseils et du soutien, autant formel qu’informel, qui est à la disposition de tous les membres de l’équipe du Collège.
S’il vous plaît prenez le temps de demander à vos collègues, vos compagnons d’escadron ou vos membres d’équipe comment ils vont, et prenez le temps d’offrir du soutien envers tous et chacun. N’importe qui ayant besoin de conseils, de temps, de soins, de jaser ou de quoi que ce soit, compréhension et compassion seront mises à disposition.
En cette période exceptionnellement difficile, nous nous devons de puiser notre force au sein de notre équipe et d’embrasser un esprit bienveillant.
Brigadier-général Sean Friday
Whig Standard – RMC mourns loss of cadet – Article
CKWS – Article
Counselling services brought in to help students deal with latest cadet death CKWS – Article
(October 1, 1931 – May 5, 2016)
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of a much loved husband, father and grandfather.
Larry passed away on Thursday (May 5th) in his 84th year after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 61 years, Daphne (Caron); their cherished children, Melodie (John Porter), Greg (John Malloy), Tannis (Darcy McCombs), Linda (Joe DiMassimo), and two wonderful granddaughters, Stephanie and Katie Porter. Larry died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and his two grand dogs.
Larry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, son of William and Florence Shick, brother to Warner, Roger and Marilyn. After completing high school at age 19, he earned a scholarship to the Royal Roads Military College. He met many lifelong friends while completing his flying training and he was awarded his wings. After Royal Roads, he went to Royal Military College for a further two years and graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to McGill University to obtain an additional degree of Bachelor of Engineering.
He left the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1958 and joined IBM as a technical Systems Engineer in Toronto and then moved to Montreal to be the Technical Branch Manager. As a true entrepreneur, Larry started his own company called AGT before moving back to Toronto to become a Partner of Price Waterhouse until his retirement in 1992.
Shortly after his first retirement, he joined Nesbitt Thompson as an Investment Advisor. Together with his daughter, Linda, they developed an investment advisory practice based on their professionalism in building trusting relationships with their clients.
Daphne and Larry enjoyed travelling, some golf, bridge and sharing time together. Blessed with an optimistic outlook, Larry had a great sense of humour and with a twinkle in his eye, he loved to engage in conversation with everyone he met. He always put his family first and instilled in his children the principles he lived by: Truth, Duty, Valour, and Kindness. Larry was an active member of the Granite Club, Rosedale Golf Club and Royal Canadian Military Institute, but his favourite activity was spending time with his family.
RCNC 189 MILLS, Dr. D. KEITH B.A., B. Sc., M.D., D. Psych., F.R. C. P. (C).
Suddenly, in Ottawa, following an acute heart attack, Dr. Mills died in his 89th year on May 8, 2016. Born in Ottawa to William C. and Clystal Clark Mills (nee Stewart), he had an extensive educational background.
He attended the Royal Canadian Naval College (Royal Roads, B. C.), Carleton, McGill and Western Universities. He completed training in psychoanalysis at McGill and practiced several years in Montreal before returning to Ottawa and establishing a private practice here. He was also an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Ottawa Medical School and on the active psychiatric staff of Ottawa Civic Hospital and the consulting psychiatric staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the Royal Ottawa Hospital.
Near the end of his career, he was invited by the Medical School of the University of Saskatchewan, which was without a Psychoanalytic Division at the time, to enrich the schools teaching program as a full professor. Upon his retirement from Saskatchewan, he and his wife returned to Ottawa.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; (nee Quinn), brother, Dr. Donald Mills; (an ophthalmologist in London, Ontario), Donald’s wife, Sarah (nee Nott); and niece, Jennifer Mills Beaton and her husband, Iain and two grand-nieces, Kate and Kim. Also cousins, Janet Reid, Mary Munro, Jill Hyde-Clarke, Glen Hyde-Clarke and Bruce Stewart (deceased).
Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 403 Richmond Road, Ottawa (at Roosevelt.) on Saturday, May 14, starting at 12:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery in Richmond, Ontario to be held at a later date.
4893 Donald Robert Cundall (Class of 1960)
Donald Robert Cundall of West Chester Less than twenty-four hours after leaving his home, Donald Robert Cundall, 77, son of Thomas and Margaret (Daley) Cundall of Winnipeg, Manitoba, died at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester on Friday, May 13, 2016.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene (Lecour), daughter Cheryl (Kevin Farmer) and son Bob (Sara French); his grandchildren, Shamar Farmer, Nora Farmer, and Geoffrey Cundall; paternal aunt Edna Cundall, and sisters Nancy Adkins (Bob) and Kathy (Laith) Gagnon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada, the US, and England. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Barry, James, and Allan Cundall, and sister Lillian Fudge.
He was proud to receive his higher education at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, Royal Military College and Queens University in Kingston, Ontario. He was employed in the chemical industry for many years in the US and Canada. His main delights were bird-watching, camping, genealogy, traveling, and his family. There will be no service.
Condolences may be left at www.foundsfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341-2496.
8148 C.E. Lundhild, RRMC/RMC 1969
Claus “Nick” Erik Lundhild, 70, peacefully departed this world, at home and was surrounded by his family, on the evening of May 9, 2016. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Lundhild. He is also survived by their son Robert Lundhild and his wife Ann and granddaughter Zoe, as well as by their daughter Joanne and her husband Chris Shelley, and grandchildren Piper, Quinn and Jack, and Nick’s sisters Nancy Lundhild, Barbara Lundhild, Dorothy Hayashi and Evelyn Lundhild. Judy will receive friends and family at home in the days and weeks to come. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to a Hospice would be appreciated in Nick’s honor and as a wonderful way to commemorate his life.
The local Hospice that provided care to Nick is Longleaf Hospice (2310 Parklake Drive, Suite 325 , Atlanta , Georgia 30345). Given Nick and Judy’s close connection to Kingston an alternative for our Canadian friends could be Hospice Kingston (36 Barrie St, Kingston, ON K7L 3J7) http://hospicekingston.ca/