Deaths | Décès

4107 Dr. Rodney Harris-Lowe passed away suddenly on February 10, 2020. Visitation will be on Friday February 14 at Robert Reid Funeral Home in Kingston from 1800-2000. The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 15 at 1100, also at Robert Reid Funeral Home. A reception at RMC’s Senior Staff Mess will follow the funeral service from 1200 to 1600.

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8391 Larry Frederick Cade (Class of 1970)

A wonderful husband, dad and papa, friend, and classmate, 8391 Larry Frederick Cade (Class of 1970), lost his courageous battle with cancer, passing peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. During his last weeks, he was showered with anoutpouring of love and support from a lifetime of close friends and family who remember him as a kind and generous friend, always willing to make time for the many people in his life.

Larry was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba 71 years ago. He spent his childhood there until the fall of 1966 when he embarked on a great adventure and headed off to the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario to study civil engineering. The military not only offered Larry an education but it provided him a career, a life of travel, and a wonderful community of friends. And, it was during his student years in Kingston that he met Jackie – the love of his life. They were married on May 23, 1970 – one week after his graduation from RMC.

Larry served for a short time as a naval officer before reclassifying to the Military Engineering Branch where he spent the majority of his military career. He was posted to nine cities across Canada ultimately ending up at CFB Esquimalt in 1990.

In 1993, Larry and Jackie set permanent roots in Victoria and Larry traded in his military uniform for a jacket and tie. Joining the Ministry of Attorney General, he continued his engineering career, working to support courthouse facilities across the province.

Larry was an engaged member of his community. He was a dedicated soccer referee, and volunteered much of his time supporting the local soccer community. He was an active member of the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club and enjoyed his time on its executive committee.

Larry has always been an amazing role model for his family. His children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He loved to spend time with them, enjoying soccer in the backyard, games of Uno, bike rides, puzzles, and hiking up Mount Doug. He and Jackie always made an effort to plan family holidays with their grandchildren in mind. Larry would be the first to suggest boogie boarding while in Mexico or an early morning kayak on Cowichan Lake. The legacy of Larry’s kind spirit, love of family, and zest for life will live on through them.

Shortly after retiring in the spring of 2015, Larry was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. It didn’t slow him down. He continued his regular routine of exercise and cycling everywhere, even to attend medical tests and treatments as he fought back the cancer that had dared to interrupt his life. Larry and Jackie set their sites on living life to the fullest and, over the past four years, they travelled the world with friends and family.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother (Muriel) and father (Fred). He is survived by his wife Jackelyn (nee Lawlor), daughter Catherine (Howard), son Brian (Kia) and four loving grandchildren Isabel, Leo, Henry and Hattie, as well as his siblings Lois (Cliff), Joyce (Bob), Bert (Anna), Alan (Kelly) and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

If you wish, donations can be made in Larry’s memory to Myeloma Canada.

4 Comments

  • Paul Corriveau

    February 11, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Je me souviens…
    I salute the passing of a classmate for two years (68-70) and whish to his family fond memories from their activities with him in this Life…
    Sincerely,
    Paul Corriveau
    7956 CMR and RMC

  • André N. Vachon

    February 11, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Larry was not a close friend but I remember that he was a cheerful and friendly officer cadet. Like all RMC classmates, he occupies a special place in my memories and I am deeply touched by his passing.
    Please accept my sincere condolences.

    André N. Vachon – 8372
    CMR – RMC

  • Jim Barrett

    February 14, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Rod Harris-Lowe was one of the stalwart pillars of RMC. As a cadet, and especially as professor and department head he has left large footprints here. He continued to make footprints after his retirement. I recall that following the closure of Royal Roads and CMR in 1995, as a representative of the Faculty Association Rod did much of the hard work that eased the transition to a single College. More recently with Helmut Binhammer and Les Bennett, he maintained the RMC retirees luncheons. It can truly be said that Rod was a good and faithful servant of the College. His commitment and his service are the stuff that sustain the finest traditions of the Royal Military College.

    5992 Jim Barrett
    Dean of Science 1990-1997

  • Michael F Blair

    February 18, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Larry was one of those cadets that seniors like me found hard to manage but admired greatly. I can’t count how many times I shouted “Cade” on the parade square to get his attention and once threatened him with the flat of my sword, which he ignored with an evil smile. He had a wonderful ability to speak clearly and make himself heard. I am saddened by his passing.

    7634 Mike Blair