Some of those who died from the military colleges ‘family’ in 2017

Feature photo by: Liam Norris

2017 Deaths:

 2981 Andrew Claremont Moffat CD “Monte”

5013 Arthur Gloud Blaikie

William Terence “Bill” – Walker, Honourary member, Class of 1974

3443 Charles Jefferies


6426 Serge Arpin

4906 Stanley Arthur Charles (Stan) Franklin

20579 Sylvain Duguay

Matthew James, Amyotte – son of 10903 Paul Amyotte 



Ruth Lynette (Hill) Stanley – Predeceased by her husband, H8829 the Hon. George F.G. Stanley 

8473 Alan Donald WALKER

3630 Sugimoto Mamoru

MARSHALL GRANT BAILEY (Father of 13987 Bryan Bailey – former Exec Director RMC Club)

4708 Jean-Marc Poliquin

4178 William “Bill” Morton Argue

Michael Bowen ZELLER,  – Former RMC professor

16528 Lisa Hampson


3047 Carl Gall

3193 Robert Bidwell

Dr André Lachaine, professor (ret’d), dept of Physics, RMC

6307 Graydon SANGSTER

5516 Henry William Schaumburg

3359 Fred BLACK

S103 Arthur Harcourt Carington ‘Harky’ Smith

5206 Gerald P. Reid

5012 Rick Austin

RCNC341 Malcolm Wilson

15229 Alain Beaulieu


8200 André Drouin

2639 Lloyd Perkins KENYON

RCNC341WILSON, Malcolm David

3738 Art Clare

Dave Rutherford – former staff member at RRMC

3350 Tom Pearce

John Sean Dennehy – Father of 17450 Paddy Dennehy


16335 Antoine Paquin

3139  Ted Kolber

5336 Art Burgess

Rod Roberts – former member of the RMC Department of Athletics


Margaret Anne, PICKERING, wife of 2908 Al Pickering

RCNC 90 John Frederick Frank

6699 George Robert Walker


3737 Colin M. Curleigh

8385 Bill Bentley

Eric Reynolds – former Padre at CMR & RMC

5571 George A. Kennedy

4630 Norman Arnold Sande

 3573 Robert George Murray

5029 J. Peter COULSON

5803 George Earle

26716 Olivier Berthelot

Sid R. WALLACE – former staff member at Royal Roads, approx mid 1960s

4687 David Gee

RRA 29 – William Marshall SEATH

22811 Timothy Bowman

5588 Dr Donald Mulder



4184 Frederick “Gordon” Forrington

H2612 Michael Henry Fairfax Webber


15445 Stéphane Roy

Jeffrey Daniel Remmelgas



2834 Palle Kiar



6999 GYNN, Randolph (Randy) Jack Austin

Dick Carmichael – former staff member – Department of Athletics

3218 Barry Holt

Wally Travis – former staff member – Department of Athletics

Malcolm Jerome MacDONALD former RMC staff member

RCNC 240 KER, David Nation


3586 Norm Kelly

3087 Ronald Roe

3940 Thomas Drummond


Recent notices:

5046 Lt. Col (Ret’d) John Michael Black, BSc, CD, OMM – January 16, 1938 – December 10, 2017

John Michael (Moose) Black

John Michael Black died at the age of 79 years of lung cancer in Veterans’ Memorial Building, QEII, Halifax on December 10, 2017.

Born in Fredericton, N.B., he was a son of the late Bertha Marjorie Lee and Lewis Dick Black. Michael graduated from RMC Kingston, Ontario in 1961. After Pilot Training he was posted to bases in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He was Commanding Officer of 404 Training Squadron, Greenwood, and received the Order of Military Merit at Government House, Ottawa, in 1982.

In civilian life he was employed with the Commerce and Technology Department, Fredericton, N.B.; was co-owner of Connell Beverages, Middleton; and a member of Probus Club, Halifax.

As an accomplished writer he co-authored articles for Action Station Canada Magazine. He was a sports enthusiast and gardener, spending many happy days relaxing by the sea in Victoria Beach.

He will be missed by his wife of 56 years, Joan; daughters Catherine (Bruce) Dodge, Margo Ford, Mary Beth (Jon) Giesler; grandchildren Bretten Hannam, Brittlyn Black, Eryn and Keira Ford; step daughters Kristen Giesler and Melissa Hassel; great-grandson Xavier Gray; many nieces and nephews; his brother Garth; sisters Marjorielee (Sooty) Dunton, Nanci and Deborah Black.

He will be missed by his many RMC Class of 1961 friends who with much affection called him Moose.

Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his brother Dick.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.