Deaths / Décès

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3560 Brown, Donal Jeremy – September 5, 1934 – September 4, 2018 – Class of 1956


On the day before his 84th birthday Jeremy’s life ended, quickly and with minimal suffering, due to complications from a blood clot. He had been very happy in the care of the staff at Fox Run Retirement Residence and on the day prior to his passing had been laughing with his daughter, Wendy. Jeremy, his elder brother and twin brother were born in China and emigrated to Canada with their parents in advance of the conflict with Japan. Jeremy gave distinguished service as a marine engineer in the Canadian Navy from age 17 to 45. Post retirement, his primary joys were found in daily life and travels with his wife, Dalla, and in being clever with his hands and inventive in finding ways to help others.
Jeremy will be sorely missed by his son Jim and his wife Ann, his son Stephen and his partner, Heather, his daughter Wendy and her husband Dave, their daughter, Jeremy’s only grandchild, Andrea, her fiancé Martin; parents to his only great granddaughter, Emilie, as well as the many friends who loved him deeply. Go with grace Jeremy, knowing you were loved. Jeremy’s family invites you to join with them for a memorial celebration of his life at The Legion in Gananoque, Ontario beginning at 2:00PM on Saturday September 15, 2018. Please make a donation to a deserving charity in lieu of sending flowers.


5333 Boyer, Gaétan Est (Classe de 1962) décédé à Montréal le 17 août 2018.

Gaétan Boyer

Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Diane, ses frères Yvon et Gilles, sa sœur Gisèle ainsi que ses belles-sœurs, beaux-frères, neveux et nièces. Son intérêt marqué pour l’aviation l’amène au Collège Militaire de St-Jean et de Kingston en Ontario. Par la suite, Gaétan poursuit ses études à l’École Polytechnique en génie civil pour ensuite compléter une maîtrise en transport à Berkeley, Californie. Ce cursus scolaire lui permettra de diriger différents projets d’envergure tant en Afrique qu’à tout récemment au Pont Champlain. Sa carrière d’ingénieur s’actualise pendant plus de 50 ans chez la firme Lavalin et SNC Lavalin. Amoureux de l’art, de l’histoire, de voyages, il laisse à tous un héritage où le souci du détail et du beau avaient toute son importance. La famille tient à remercier l’équipe médicale de l’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont pour le suivi clinique pendant plusieurs années. Des dons à la fondation de l’hôpital seraient appréciés. Une cérémonie privée réunissant sa famille immédiate aura lieu ultérieurement.


3268 CHARLES (CHUCK) CASSON 1932-2018 (Class of 1955)


CHARLES HAROLD CASSON, CD; P.Eng ret’d; MBA; F/L (RCAF) ret’d On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Charles Casson slipped the surly bonds of earth surrounded by family. He was the beloved husband to Diane; devoted father to Stephanie, Daphne, and Gretchen; grandfather to Adam, Jeremy, Ethan, Kyla and Meredith; uncle to nieces and nephews in Canada and England; and survived by his brother, Richard. An RMC graduate, he completed one career as an operational Air Force officer before finishing a second career as a teacher at Mohawk College. His non-stop life kept him connected with youth as a strong supporter of the Air Cadet program; as well as with his peers with the Air Force and Air Crew Associations, Armour Heights Officer’s Mess, and the Royal Canadian Legion. A Celebration of Life is planned for late October. Donations in lieu of flowers to a cancer charity, The Red Cross, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made through