I was sorry to hear about Karen’s death. It’s sad to hear about any loss of life but when you can put a face to the name it makes you think about your own mortality and whether you have done enough to leave a positive mark on the world…..something which Karen certainly did. The idea of sponsoring the Girl Guides in memory of Karen is a very touching way to honour her memory and dedication.
14508 Captain (ret’d) Sheila Cornelisse (nee Walters) (RMC ’84)
I have an interesting sidebar to the story in the latest e-veritas regarding those killed in Afghanistan.
I had the opportunity to hear General Hillier speak last week at a conference I attended. His talk was related to leadership, particularly leading troops. At one point in his talk he spoke about some of the CF members who are currently serving. He noted that the wife of Chief Warrant Officer Bobby Girouard recently completed her basic training and is now a member of the CF (air force). I thought that that story brought nice closure.
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