April 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    How did the Panet name come to be associated with the structure next to the old Gym. It was a dental clinic in ’50s – ’60s.

  • John Leggat

    April 21, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    The article was researched and written by the late 8813 John D. Gibson who was the editor of the Ex-Cadet section of the 1971 Review. In the same Review, he also wrote articles on 865 Brigadier Sir Godfrey Rhodes and 1815 Air Commodore A. Dwight Ross. Both are good reads.

  • Layne Larsen

    April 21, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Panet House (built 1903) was designed my Mrs. Panet, wife of Lt Col H.A. Panet, Staff Adjutant of RMC 1901-03. It had traditionally been the quarters of the DCdts, although it was used as offices when I was a cadet (1960-62). I believe it reverted back to DCdts in the 1970s and I lived there as DCdts 1981-83. I don’t know when the RMC Club took it over.

  • Marcel Parisien

    April 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Mine was the last family to live in Panet House (1992-95).The Club moved in summer of 1995. As an « interesting » tidbit of trivia, I was promoted to Colonel in the summer of 1994 and sent to close CMR St. Jean as the Commandant. My two oldest were at RMC,in second and third year and my youngest was finishing high school and the posting of course was for a year. So I went unoccompanied and my family remained in Panet House. So one could say that just before the Club took it over, Panet House was the résidence of the Commandant of CMR. Think about that!

  • Mike Kennedy

    April 22, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Interesting to note that although the Panets were a French Canadian (and presumably Catholic) family, they attended RMC in an era where the vast majority of cadets would have been English-speaking Protestants. When I was a recruit in 1976, that was the first year that the recruit class included a sizable minority of Francophones from Quebec. As I recall, they did not have an easy time.
    Also interesting to see that the last member of the Panet family to enter the College did so over 100 years ago. I wonder whatever happened to subsequent generations of the family ?


    April 23, 2020 at 12:20 am

    The Canadian Encyclopedia gives a fuller picture of the family’s contribution.But peters out in early 1900s. And makes no mention of RMC!
    Petawawa High School was named General Panet High School (Henri-Alexandre). Since demolished.
    No much available on Google search about the more modern family.