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6604 Jim Carruthers 

eVeritas learned just prior to press time that 6604 Jim Carruthers has passed away. More information will be provided when it is available.


3569 Philip Barker Hindmarch 

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our dear father and grandfather Philip Barker Hindmarch of Edmonton, Alberta on October 10, 2021 at the age of 87. He leaves behind his three children Stephen Hindmarch (Monica) of Seattle, Leslie Peers (Douglas) of Mayne Island, and Sandra McCabe (Gerald) of Edmonton. Philip was predeceased by his loving wife of more than 60 years, Marilyn (nee Rutherford), and his parents, Frank and Vivian. He will be missed by his seven grandchildren: Mark, Jacob, Justin, Stefanie, Stuart, Jenna, and Duncan.

Philip was born on October 26, 1933 in Sherbrooke, Quebec and graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario in 1957 and from the University of Western Ontario in 1958, with a degree in English. He served for seven years with the London and Oxford Fusiliers, which at the time was the militia battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

He turned his love of writing into a successful career in public relations working for several leading corporations in Canada, including London Life, Labatt, Massey-Ferguson, Honeywell, and Canadian Utilities. In Edmonton, he served on the boards of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement and the Better Business Bureau.  For a number of years he was the humour columnist for Edmonton Senior. He wrote a poem a day for many years during his retirement.

Our family is grateful for the exceptional care and compassion that Philip received in his final years at Willow Cottage and in particular the care given by Dr. Oye Soyege, Annaliza Mendoza, and all the staff who cared so lovingly for him.

A service for Philip will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at South Side Memorial Chapel, 8310 104 Street, Edmonton.   Those who wish to attend the service, must provide proof of vaccination and ID, or a negative COVID test done with 72 hours.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the RMC Foundation (https://www.rmcfoundation.ca/en/donate-today/). To sign the book of condolences and to share memories, please visit please visit www.southsidememorial.com

South Side Memorial Chapel

8310–104 Street

Edmonton, Alberta

T6E 4E8

Phone:  780-432-1601


12209 Doug McLean

September 30, 1956-Oct 13, 2021

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Doug McLean on Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 at the age of 65. Doug was born in Hearst, ON and grew up in Callander and North Bay, ON. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Kingston, and continued in the Canadian Navy until retirement after 30 years of service. He settled in Chilliwack with his family and leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Rejeanne, son Matthew and daughter Sarah. Doug enjoyed volunteering for several organizations in Chilliwack over the years, as well as spending many hours reading books and walking the dog along the Vedder River, until his health declined. Doug’s family is grateful to the staff of Heritage Village for their compassionate and supportive care over the last difficult year of his life. He will be greatly missed and there will be a private family Celebration of his life in the spring.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hendersonsfunerals.com for the MCLEAN family.

Please see here for the Class of ’79 Memorial Page for 12209 Doug McLean.


Ian Peter Rutherford

It is with profound sadness that we must announce the passing of Ian Rutherford on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the age of 57, after a lengthy struggle.

Ian was an academic in the truest sense of the word and loved to read as well as teach. In addition to his many military achievements, he also received a BA in Political Science (Acadia University), a Master’s Degree in War Studies (RMC), the Governor General’s Award and several scholarships. He was an assistant professor at both RMC and Queen’s University and taught cadets and civilian students alike. In 2017, he retired from the military, having achieved the rank of Air Force Major. During his flying days, he flew in the CF Aurora aircraft as a tactical navigator and spent a large part of his career in Greenwood, NS. He proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 33 years.

Dear husband of Pamela (nee Smith) and cherished father of Gail and Kevin. Loving son of Barbara and the late Peter Rutherford and brother of David Rutherford (Celia). Predeceased also by his stepfather Dudley Funnell. Son-in-law of Mabel and the late Gordon Smith Sr., and brother-in-law of Shelby Flood (Gerald), Gordon Smith and Ken Smith (Joanne). Ian is also lovingly remembered by Alison Pimbert (Ted), Louise Barton (the late Rob), Eric Funnell (Erika), many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Ad astra, dear Ian.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Ian’s Life will be held at the Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main Street, Odessa on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12 – 2 p.m. Mandatory COVID-19 protocols will be in effect, including masks and physical distancing. Words of Remembrance will commence at 1:30 p.m. This can be viewed live or anytime following, on the funeral home facebook page. A reception will follow at Vimy Officers’ Mess – Kingston from 3 – 5 p.m. For those desiring, memorial donations to Addiction and Mental Health Services KFL&A or Wounded Warriors Canada would be appreciated.

Please share your memories and condolences to the family at www.paynefuneralhome.com

3 Comments

  • Mike Kennedy

    November 2, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Very sorry to hear of the recent passing of Doug McLean. He was in second year in 5 Sqn with us in 1976-77. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all of us who knew him back then. Sincere condolences to his family, his fellow recruits from N Flight 1975, and to the Class of 1979.

  • 4139 Sam Dunbar

    November 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    We were very sorry to hear of Doug’s premature passing. He was our Rotary Club and for many years and he and I organized our Club’s annual observance for Remembrance Day, with Doug doing most of the presentations, using his passion and academic work on military history, when we didn’t bring in outside speakers. He’ll be greatly missed here in Chilliwack.

  • Alan Whitehorn

    November 3, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Ian was a former graduate student in one of my RMC courses and later a valued Departmental member. He was always thoughtful and positive with his colleagues. We both enjoyed discussions on international relations and teaching. He reflected a gentlemanly grace and kindness that was much appreciated by all. It was too soon to say goodbye. My condolences to Pam and the Rutherford family.

    Professor Alan Whitehorn