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Late notice: 3155 passing of Dusty Miller & Hommage à 13362 Gaétan Brosseau / Remembered

3155 Donald S. (Dusty)

MILLER, Donald S. (Dusty) June 20, 1930 – March 6, 2015 It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald (Dusty) Miller. Dear husband and partner, in life and sports, of Joan (Delahaye) Miller; Dad to John (Joy), Donald (Susan), Brian (Doris), and Philip (Gerry); much-loved Granddaddy of Jared (Beth), Jennifer, Elizabeth, Jana, Brent, Sandy, Laura, and Julia. Dusty loved his large and extended Miller Family, with roots in rural Saskatchewan, and he will be greatly missed by his surviving brother Philip (Lilly) and sister Jean; he will be fondly remembered by his brother-in-law, Dr. Donald Delahaye (Mabs). Dusty pursued his passion for aircraft, engineering, and flight throughout his life: first as an RCAF F-86 Sabre fighter pilot and then in his long career in international sales with Pratt & Whitney Canada. In 2001, he was honoured with the Santos Dumont Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ambassador of Brazil for his work with the Embraer aircraft program. His life was greatly enriched by the lasting friendships he enjoyed as a RMC and Queen’s University alumnus and as a SPAADS (Sabre Pilots Association) member. Dusty was active throughout his entire life, happiest when he was playing tennis, cycling, sailing, and skiing, but he most cherished spending time with family and friends, especially at Cartwright Point. According to Dusty’s wishes, there will not be a visitation or service. The family thanks the Kingston General Hospital ICU (Kidd 2) Team, in particular, Katherine, Christine, and Emily, for their kindness and compassionate care. In Dusty’s memory, donations to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation, NICU-Pediatrics, or to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Sharing Memories online guest book available at www.reidfuneralhome.com12906


13362 Gaetan Brosseau

The Chelsea Nordiq Biathlon Range in the Gatineau hills just outside Chelsea QC was dedicated during the weekend 26-28 Feb 2015) to Gaetan Brosseau in recognition of his truly amazing work in developing the club and the sport. Gaetan’s children (Marc and Elyse) were present.

Gaetan passed suddenly in the fall of 2014. He had celebrations of life in mid October at Chelsea and Valcartier. (e Veritas obit)

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An article on the dedication is at http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/sports/sport-regional/201502/25/01-4847266-en-memoire-de-monsieur-biathlon.php

One Comment

  • LCol(Ret'd) Jerry Donahue

    March 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I assume from this that my comments on Vietnam were not received. I was noting that Canada served on two International Commissions in Vietnam fro 1954 to 1973 and 1973 for six months. I was one of only a dozen Canadians to serve on both Commissions. My story is Chapter 15 in a book by Col John Gardam, Canada in Peace and War. The first Commission was formed by UK and Russia to supervise the French departure and the second in 1973 to supervise the US departure after the Paris Peace Talks but Canada withdrew after six months.
    Jerry Donahue. 3035