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2632 Major-General (Ret’d) James Gardner (RMC ’38)

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Major-General (Retired) James Charlton Gardner on Monday evening, 29 October. General Gardner served with the Strathcona’s as Second in Command in 1956, and later as Commander 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Germany with the Regiment under his command. We were proud to have him as Colonel of the Regiment during the period 11 November 1978 to 11 November 1982. General Gardner will also be remembered by many of us as the first Commanding Officer of the Fort Garry Horse when that Regiment re-joined the regular order of battle in 1958. General Jim was my first Commanding Officer in the FGH and served as Colonel of the Regiment during the first year of my tour as Commanding Officer of the Strathconas. Naturally I feel a great sense of personal loss at the death of this outstanding leader and I know this will be felt equally by my contemporaries.

3228 LYNCH, Rev. Terrence James (RMC ’54)

(Retired longtime employee of Empire Life, ordained permanent deacon of the Archdiocese of Kingston (1993) and priest (1998), Administrator of St. Linus Church, Bath (1998-2006), Chaplain of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, St. Joseph’s Regional House, Amherstview, since 1998) – Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, October 26, 2007. Predeceased by his loving wife Morna (Swain)(1995); his parents, Charles Michael Lynch and Mary Margaret Kelly; his brother, Ted, and his wife Yvonne. Dear brother-in-law of Mel Swain (Helen deceased) of London, ON, and Val and Pauline Swain (both deceased). Survived by his nephews, Greg (Mary Beth) Swain of Maple, ON., Mark (Barbara) Swain of Calgary, AB., and Scott (Shelly) of Jasper, AB. Fondly remembered by his cousins and their families, the sisters of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph and many dear friends. Friends will be received at at St. Mary’s Cathedral from 9:30 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Cremation will follow, with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date. For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Linus Church, Bath, Partners in Mission Food Bank, or St. Vincent de Paul Society, Kingston, in memory of Father Terry.