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H12881 TILLEY, Donald Egerton – (age 90) ( photo above) On November 7, 2015 at Arbour Heights in Kingston, Ontario. Son of Arthur Tilley (deceased) and Mary Fortier (deceased), brother to Harold Tilley (deceased), Joyce Baker, and Jennifer Douglas, Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty (Margaret Elizabeth Torrance), their children, Jim (Deborah Schneider), Peggy, and Peter (Carole Giesinger), grandchildren Brad, Jack, Scott, Sarah, and Andrew, and step-grandchildren Livy and Charlie.

Don graduated from Lakefield College School in Ontario and then attended McGill University. After his first semester, he enlisted in the RCAF at age 17 and served as a flight instructor until the end of World War II. After the war, he went directly into second year at McGill and graduated in 1948 with a Bachelor of Science, First-Class Honours in Mathematics and Physics. He stayed on at the university as a graduate student and earned a Ph.D. in nuclear physics in 1951.

Don joined the Physics Department at CMR (St Jean-sur-Richelieu) as an assistant professor and rose to become full professor at age 32, then chair of the department, and ultimately Dean of Science and Engineering before being named Principal of RMC (Kingston) in 1978, a post he held until his retirement in 1984.

Among his many accomplishments in education, Don published college textbooks in physics that were translated into several languages and used around the world. In 1988, having already conferred upon Don the title of Professor Emeritus, RMC awarded him the degree Doctor of Science, honoris causa, for which the citation reads: “…he has shown himself to be an outstanding scientist, administrator and scholar of wide interests, whose clarity of thought and expression could not mask his sense of humour and warm humanity.” He was commended as an “admired colleague… and leader of people and institutions.”

A memorial service to celebrate Don’s life will be held at James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, Ontario, on December 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the Faith United Church in Kingston by contacting CATARAQUI CEMETERY AND FUNERAL SERVICES (613-546-6545) or the James Reid Funeral Home (613-544-3411).


4912 L.A. (Larry) Hamilton – Class of 1960

April 10, 1938 – November 7, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Larry Hamilton of Port Coquitlam, loving husband, father and grandfather, on Saturday, November 7, 2015. A recipient of the Governor General’s Award, Larry graduated with 1st class honours from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC and RMC of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with honours and a Master of Science (ENG) – Electrical Engineering degree from Queen’s University.

His knowledge and skill led to him being responsible for setting up and maintaining communications for the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Larry retired as a Captain from the Canadian Armed Forces after 10 years of service and went on to a long and varied career with BC Tel/Telus, which included a key role in the building of the Telecom Canada Lightguide System in BC. He retired from Telus Mobility as their Senior Transport Engineer in 2000.

Larry had a passion for living life. He was a self-taught pianist and guitar player and an avid golfer who loved to be outside, nurturing his fruit trees and vegetable gardens. He loved to travel and spent his winters in Sun City, AZ with his wife Joanne, which, as Larry would say, was “not too bad for an old guy.”

Larry leaves behind his loving wife Joanne, son Bill (Allison) and daughter Vicki Mitchell (Darryl), as well as grandchildren Jordan, Alicia, Matthew and Elizabeth.

An informal gathering for family and friends to share memories will take place Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pitt Meadows Golf Club, 13615 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the BC Cancer Agency, Heart and Stroke Foundation or the BC SPCA.


Nous avons reçu ce qui suit dimanche le 15 novembre / We received the following on Sunday – 15 Nov

Soyez avisé que le colonel (retraité) Robert Maynard, 11288, est décédé hier.

Les détails de ses funérailles ne sont pas encore connus, mais ce sera au cimetière Beechwood à Ottawa.


Please be advised that Colonel (retired) Robert Maynard, 11288, passed away yesterday.

I believe he was a graduate of 1977 (or 76) at CMR.

15224 Suzanne Bastien, ing, CDClass of 1986