Class Notes

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THE CHAMPS

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Caption: Over 160 golfers took part in the Ottawa Branch sponsored golf tournament this past Friday, 8 July. With the exception of Reunion Weekend a.k.a. Ex Cadet Weekend this golf tournament brings together more Ex Cadets than any other event activity year after year.

The winning team (photo above) (L-R) scoring 13 under par: 7468 Eddy Morin – Class of 68; 6607 Ken Clarkson – Class of 65; 6371; Peter Cooke – Class of 65; and 10601 Dick Mohns – Class of 75

Second place and close behind were a team consisting of: 9673 Don Heath; 9746 Jim Calvin; 9791 Tim Holsworth; and Russell (‘Rusty’) Bassarab.

The college was well represented which included an impressive foursome consisting of: 16855 Sean Friday (Commandant); 14458 Harry Kowal (Principal); 15004 Karl Michaud (Registrar); and RMC Club Executive Director, 13987 Bryan Bailey.

Caption: The Class of ’69 were out in force again this year at the Annual Ottawa Branch Golf Tournament.

(L-R) 7753 Chris Hordal, 7928 Cajo Brando, 8026 Mel Dempster, 8033 Brian Fritsch, 8060 Harry Mohr, 7761 Mike Johnson, 8145 Ken Lait, 8023 Dave Cudmore, 7855 Paul Hession, 8171 Don Partsch, 7783 Pete McMillan, 7982 Lea Vachon, 8031 Tom Epp and, 8039 Vaughn Guy.

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  • The CAF has a new medical officer;
  • AERE Officer now in medical school;
  • Naval Combat Systems Engineer switching to pilot;
  • Class of ’08 grad moving from Rome, NY to Ottawa; and
  • Class of ’62 paying their respects to the family of deceased classmate on Tuesday.

 

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23502 Sarah McRae (Class of 2006) is currently in medical school. It has been a long journey for the former AERE officer. “I realised that I wanted to have a more direct impact on helping people while still remaining in the forces.”

Sarah started her prerequisite courses while she was a robotics instructor at the Canadian Space Agency and found out that she was finally accepted at McGill and through the Military Medical Training Plan ( MMTP) program last year while she was working as the A3 at 2 Wing Bagotville.

The former CWTO has great memories of her time at RMC.

“ I do remember my time at the college very fondly, most importantly the people and the friendships formed during that time- people I can still turn to for personal or professional reasons even today.”

We wish her much success through this next chapter of her career and beyond.

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24868 Steve Burry – (Class of  2011), Naval Combat Systems Engineer received word recently that his transfer  message for applying to be a pilot has been confirmed. He will be posted to Shearwater this week and getting started on this next chapter of his career with the air force.

“My time in the Navy was not in vain. I learned how to be a professional officer; I deployed twice, and spent many nights at Sea with my fellow sailors. It allowed me to mature in a way that has set me up for success in the Air Force, and I can honestly say it was a great time.”

We have fond memories of him from his time at the college. OCdt Burry was a highly efficient and well respected CSL. He wanted more than anything to be a Pilot. No matter how hard he tried, it never seemed to work out.

We wish him well and hope to ‘catch-up’ at his five year Reunion this September.

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21286 Kyle Paul, (Class of 2008) finished his three-year tour of duty as Canadian Detachment Commanding Officer – Eastern Air Defense Sector.

The Eastern Air Defense Sector is located at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, New York.

Taking over from Kyle is Bruce MacLean a former Division Commander at RMC.

The change of command ceremony took place this past, Friday, July 8.

Kyle is posted to Canada’s National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, where he will work in the Royal Canadian Air Force’s plans directorate.

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An e-mail to members of the Class of 1962 from the Class Secretary:

Dear Classmates,

I am very sorry to tell you that our Classmate Len Lee passed away yesterday, Thursday 7 July. Len had vascular dementia and in the last few months, his health deteriorated quickly. In May he moved from his home to a seniors residence and then to the hospital where he died.

Hi son, Robin, said that he had a graceful ending to a very terrible disease.

There will be a Visitation on this coming Monday 11 July from 2-4 and 6-8 pm, and the same times on Tuesday 12 July. The Visitation is at the C.R. Gamble Funeral Home and Chapel on 127 Church St., Almonte, Ontario.

I plan to attend the Visitation on Tuesday 12 July at the 2-4 pm time. I also acknowledge that I expect there will be a large number of people who will go to the Visitation. However, I suggest that those of you who can go to the Visitation, that you go at this same time, if possible, wearing your blazer and tie. Of course, you are very much invited to attend whenever you can. At the Visitation, on behalf of the Class, I shall give condolences to Len’s wife, Lorraine, and their two sons, Robin and James.

All the best,

Ken Smee, Class of 1962, Secretary