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Funeral Information for 4328 Chris Carr / Informations sur le service funéraire du 4328 Chris Carr

4328 Chris Carr passed away on 27 February 2020. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Wolfe Island, followed by an overnight vigil. The funeral will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 11:30 am at St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston. A reception at Holy Trinity parish hall on Wolfe Island will follow the service.

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4328 Chris Carr est décédé le 27 février 2020. La visite aura lieu le mercredi 4 mars de 14h à 16h et de 19h à 21h à l’église Holy Trinity, Wolfe Island, suivie d’une veillée nocturne. Le service funéraire aura lieu le jeudi 5 mars à 11 h 30 à la cathédrale Saint-Georges de Kingston. Une réception à la salle paroissiale Holy Trinity sur l’île Wolfe suivra le service.

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4017 Rodney Harris-Lowe – Class of 1958

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Rodney Harris-Lowe on February 10, 2020, in his 85th year. Beloved husband of Priscilla (Percy) Harris-Lowe (nee Poyner), son of Aileen and brother to Elizabeth (Sandy). Loving father to Paul (Maureen), Kevin (Joy), Keith (Simone) and David (Jan). Loving grandfather to 11 wonderful grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Rod was born and raised in Toronto and attended secondary school at Danforth Technical Institute. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1958 during which time he and Percy met. He obtained his degree in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University in 1959. In 1965 he returned to the Physics Department at RMC after completing tours in the Royal Canadian Navy and earning a Ph. D. at Ohio State University. After his retirement from RMC he continued work as a Professor Emeritus and also assisted with the Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association.

Rod took great pride in his family and loved guiding and seeing his children and grandchildren grow and succeed. He and Percy loved having family and friends to their house on a lake after retirement and later to their apartment in Kingston. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend with a curiosity for life and wonderful sense of humour. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation was on Friday, February 14 at Robert J. Reid and Sons Funeral Home, 309 Johnson Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The funeral service was held on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m., also at Robert Reid Funeral Home. A reception at RMC’s Senior Staff Mess followed the service. Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada may be made in lieu of flowers for those who wish to do so.

From Dr. Alan Whitehorn, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at RMC:

Throughout my decades at RMC, Rod Harris-Lowe was an ideal academic colleague and friend. In the many diverse roles in which I saw him, he always reflected great integrity and unwavering concern for justice. He showed great respect for others, even those with whom he differed, an important and much valued academic and human trait. Despite being a philosophical conservative and a retired member of the military, he joined the Faculty Association and later its successor the Faculty Union. He became an essential and much valued member of the union executive and after his retirement from RMC he became a key union administrator. While he was a Red Tory and I was a bit of Tory Red, he and I enjoyed each other’s company where we would discuss, debate and even joke about our philosophical differences. But above all, we shared a joint commitment to a better and more just world. Dear old comrade, we mourn your loss, but continue the good fight and know that your memory continues to inspire.

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5196 Rob Martin – Class of 1961

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Rob Martin (Guelph, Ontario), who passed away at the age of 80, on February 13, 2020. Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Rob Martin to show support.

He was loved and cherished by many people including : his sons, Ivan (Elena) and Dawson (Krysia); the mother of his children Barbara; his granddaughter Asha; his sister Nancy Tranter (Trevor); his nieces and nephews, Tom and Jane; and his parents, Major Ivan Harold Martin and Annette Joyce Martin.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 18th 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Dublin Chapel (252 Dublin St N, Guelph, ON N1H4P3). The funeral service was held on Tuesday, February 18th 2020 at 12:00 PM at the same location. Burial was on Tuesday, February 18th 2020 at 12:45 PM at the Woodlawn Memorial Park (762 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON N1H3Z1).

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated by the family.

Suggested donation : Heart and Stroke Foundation

Funeral arrangement under the care of
Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Homes

2 Comments

  • Mike Kennedy

    February 25, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Harris-Lowe. I remember him very well from my time at the College in 1976-77, as he taught the first year physics class. He was a gentleman who was very kind to the first year cadets, and as an Ex-Cadet himself, he understood from his own personal experiences what we were going through during that pivotal time in our lives.
    There is one incident in particular that I remember. That is, one morning during physics class, Dr. Harris-Lowe told us about how, some 20 years earlier, he had been a permanent member of the recruit “goon squad”. He also told us that a few years later, when he was in his final year at the College, some of his seniors returned to visit, and expressed surprise that he was still at RMC. But notwithstanding whatever difficulties Dr. Harris-Lowe may have encountered during his own first year at the College, he obviously persevered, went on to successfully graduate, and eventually returned to enjoy a career of many years of distinguished service to RMC. No doubt one of his greatest rewards was the opportunity to see many of his former students go on to pursue successful careers in a wide variety of vocations.
    Dr. Harris-Lowe and his contributions to the College will be fondly remembered by all of us who were fortunate to know him. On behalf of the Recruit Class of 1976, I extend sincere condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.