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H2897 Major General Pitts, MC, CD. passed away peacefully 27 September 2018. Obituary not available at press time.

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3347 Reginald Wallace – Class of 1955

Dear Reg crossed his last bridge on Thursday, September 27, 2018, very peacefully with family around him at Sunnybrook Hospital. Wonderful husband to Ann for 59 years. Their three sons and their wives, William (Mia London), James (Elizabeth Sidlo-Wallace) and Michael (Sarah Rotering) and seven special grandchildren are so grateful to have had him in their lives. His brother, John
(June), and his sister, Elizabeth Leslie (Ian, predeceased), hold him fondly in their hearts. He was a proud graduate of the Royal Military College, a committed member of the Arts & Letters Club, and a stalwart member of Grace Church on the Hill. His endless curiosity fed his love of travel, his wide-ranging love of reading, and his passion for engaging discussion. Reg brought this curiosity to his three decades of teaching Structural Engineering at Ryerson University and in his promotion of engineering history in Canada. Never a dull moment. Ann and the family would like to thank Sunnybrook Hospital, the staff at SPRINT and the many PSWs who supported Reg in recent years. Celebration of Life: Grace Church on the Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Friday, October 5th at 2 pm, reception to follow. Cremation will have taken place. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to ONE City Scholarship Fund,, or Theatre Museum Canada, 309-15 Case Goods Lane, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4,


9463 Borylo, Eric Dennis (Class of ’73)

Eric Borylo, beloved husband of Vera Borylo, happily married for 37 years, passed away on September 9, 2018 at the age of 68 years.

Eric was known as a fisherman, hunter, soldier, officer, manager, friend, father, brother, son and grandfather. His love for family and friends was his greatest attribute. He was an avid sports fan, who spent many years on the sidelines or coaching his children. No one rocked a Hawaiian shirt finer.

Besides his loving wife, Eric is survived by his three children Nicole McLean and Thomas, Stacy Borylo and Trish, and Timothy Borylo and Jade; grandchild Callie McLean. He is also survived by his mother Mary Borylo and brother Ted Borylo.

Eric was predeceased by his father, Ted Borylo.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB) on Thursday September 20, 2018 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m., followed by a private celebration of life.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to Ducks Unlimited Canada, PO Box 1160 Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0, Telephone: 1-800-665-DUCK (3825), or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Eric Borylo, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, AB Telephone 403-948-1100.


3305 Kenneth (Ken) Perry (RMC 1954)

Ken Perry passed away peacefully on Friday September 21 at the Victoria Hospice with his loving wife Patricia (Pat) McAndrew at his side. In addition to Pat, Ken leaves behind his large family: daughter Dawn Goddard, her husband Art and their four children, Adam, Virginia, Holly and Emma; his son Guy, wife Anna-Marie and their three children, Derek, Robin and Heather; and his son Scott and wife Kim. He also leaves eleven great grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of Ken’s life for those friends and family in Victoria to be held at the First Memorial Funeral Home, 1155 Fort St., at 10AM on Wednesday, October 3.

A memorial will also be held in Ontario for friends and family there, date and place to be determined.

Ken’s family would like to thank deeply the staff and volunteers at the Victoria Hospice for all their thoughtful support and also the staff at the Oak Bay Gordon Head Community Health Services. In lieu of flowers, the family would be very grateful if donations in Ken’s name were made to the Victoria Hospice or to the BC Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.


Charles Maingon

Je viens d’apprendre que les funérailles de Charles auront lieu à Kingston le vendredi 12 octobre à:

Robert J. Reid & Sons Funeral Home
309 Johnson St
(613) 548-7973

Je ne sais pas l’heure ou les autres détails mais vous pouvez communiquer directement avec la mason funéraire pour avoir plus de d’information: heure etc.

Merci et bonne soirée,

Robert Charette


Maingon, Charles – former RRMC and RMC Prof.

Charles died peacefully at Providence Hospital on Monday September 24, 2018. He was born 76 years ago in Paris, France. This kind and humble man is pre deceased by his parents, Yvonne and Pierre Maingon.
Charles is a PhD graduate of UBC and a published author. He has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a professor of French Literature at Royal Roads and later at RMC Kingston. Judo was a passion of his and he has been an integral part of the judo scene in Kingston. He believed in treading gently on the earth and was often spotted riding his bicycle through Kingston and beyond.
He is survived by his two siblings: Loys Maingon of Courtenay, BC; Marie-Pierre Maingon of Vancouver; his niece Nathalie McGregor and his nephew Kristopher McGregor.
A Memorial Service will be held at Robert J. Reid & Sons, “The Chapel on the Corner”, 309 Johnson Street, at Barrie Street at 13:00 on Friday Oct 12, 2018.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to plant a tree in one of Kingston’s city parks in memory of Charles, will be gratefully accepted. To donate please consider an e-transfer at [email protected].


  • 13139 Mitchell MacLeod

    October 1, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Fond memories of Herb Pitts when he was the Honourary Colonel of the Regiment when I was posted to the Airborne 1985-87. Sad day for the RMC, Patricia, Queen’s Own and Airborne families. Godspeed Sir. RIP.

  • 13139 Mitchell MacLeod

    October 1, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    From the Airborne Regiment Association FB Page

    “Memorial services for MGen Herb Pitts will be held in Victoria, 19 October @ 11:00, First Metropolitan Church. More details to follow. Airborne”

  • Don Timperon

    October 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    Charles Maingon
    I didn’t know Charles’ surname and I don’t think that he knew mine but we spoke often when we would meet at the RMC Gym. He was a wonderful man and I am sorry to read that my friend is gone.

  • 10966 Michel Maisonneuve

    October 1, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Charles Maingon m’a enseigné pendant mon séjour au CMR et mon diplôme en Littérature française. RIP Charles.

  • 10837 John Gredley

    October 2, 2018 at 12:54 am

    I was very sad to hear of the death of Eric Borylo. Our paths crossed a few times during our armoured corps career including working closely on our course project at RMCS Shrivenham in 1986. Our condolences and best wishes to Vera. John and Wendy Gredley