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H 15200 Gilles Lamontagne, former Quebec City mayor, dies

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«Monsieur le maire» n’est plus: Gilles Lamontagne est décédé mardi à 97 ans

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E. Diane Kirk (Widow of Dr Wayne Kirk) …

Wayne was a Military Engineer, professor of civil engineering at RMC, department head, Dean of Canadian Force Military College and also Academic Services, RMC Redmen hockey coach and initiator of the Military Engineering Research Group. He passed away June 20th, 2004.

KIRK, E. Diane – It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Diane at St. Mary’s of the Lake in Kingston on Monday, June 13th, 2016 in her 82nd year. Predeceased by Wayne, her cherished husband and best friend. The oldest daughter of Clifford and Elizabeth Varcoe, and much loved sister of Norma Mulder, Carol D’Agnolo (Tony) and Lynne Varcoe. Dearest mother of Beth Dobson (Gary), Janice Kirk and David Kirk (Jennifer). Devoted Nana of Michael, Claire, Andrew, Diane Banaschewski (Kevin), Martha, Jemmett, Maryn and Maggie. Also fondly remembered by niece Jane Eyford (David) and nephews Paul D’Agnolo (Jennifer) and Steven and Graham Overland.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at ROBERT J. REID & SONS – The Chapel on the Corner, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie St.), on Wednesday, June 22nd from 2 p.m. until the Memorial Service in the chapel at 3 p.m. The family will host friends at a catered reception immediately following. Private family interment will take place in Auld Kirk Cemetery, Almonte. As expressions of sympathy, donations in memory of Diane to UHKF – St. Mary’s of the Lake Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. Online guestbook available at


3387 UPTON, Jeffery Scott Entered Royal Roads 1951 / RMC Class of 1955

Son of the late Elsie Maud Jeffery and the late Thomas Frederick Upton, and devoted husband of the late Thérèse Dumas, died June 9, 2016 at Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa. Survived by his beloved caregiver and close friend Mary Sheffield, loving daughter Sue and husband Tim Tickner (Hamilton, Ontario), and brother Jim Upton (Montreal). Born March 26, 1932 in Galt, Ontario where he received his elementary and secondary schooling.

Entered Royal Roads 1951, graduated RMC 1955 and commissioned into PPCLI. BA Queens University. Served in Germany, Calgary, Edmonton, Wainwright. Transferred to the Canadian Intelligence Corps 1958 and served in Quebec City, Ottawa, Borden, UK (MOD), St. Hubert Quebec, Toronto, Netherlands (HQ, AFCENT) and Montreal.

A former commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Intelligence and Security, and CF representative of the 76 Montreal Olympic games organizing committee intelligence group. In 1979 seconded to the Privy Council Office and appointed Sec. Intelligence Advisory Committee. Retired 1985. Lived for several years in Pendleton, Ontario and was a member of the Ottawa Diocese Residential School Settlement Commission, as well as a warden of St. Paul’s Church Fenaghvale.

Hobbies included working with stained glass and the restoration of micro cars. Returned to the Ottawa area in 2012, after losing his sight. The family would like to express their appreciation for the care provided by staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd., Kanata, on Tuesday, June 14 at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to the CNIB, the Ottawa Mission, the RMC foundation, or a charity of your choice. Condolences and donations may be made at