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31

Jul

101 Major John Laing Weller

1862 -1932

Born in Cobourg, Ont., John Laing Weller enrolled at RMC in February 1880, with 33 others, graduating fourth overall in 1883, and receiving a First Class Certificate in Engineering.

Excelling in sports at College and later during his …

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31

Jul

1032 Lieutenant-General Eedson Louis Millard “Tommy” Burns, CC, DSO, OBE, MC, CD

1897 -1985

 

A Canadian Army Lieutenant-General and diplomat, Eedson Burns left RMC in 1914, after only one year, and was commissioned at eighteen in the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE). "Tommy" fought in WWI on the Western Front with the …

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31

Jul

1866 Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Merritt, VC, ED

1908-2000

Born in Vancouver, Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt entered RMC in 1925 at the age of 16.  Graduating with honoursCharles Merritt joined the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, a militia regiment, studied for admission to the Bar and became …

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22

Jul

H18424, Sir David Ruddy NN, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D, K*CHS, KCLJ, FRSA, FRSAI, FSA.Scot

 

H18424, Sir David Daniel RUDDY NN, B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D, K*CHS, KCLJ, FRSA, FRSAI, FSA.Scot, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2011, at the age of 87 years. David Ruddy will be lovingly remembered by his beloved companion John

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13

Jul

Larry Murray C.M.M., C.D.

1947-

Vice Admiral Larry Murray has received numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the Canadian Armed Forces.  Though his contributions in uniform were nothing short of exemplary, he is best known for his initiatives as a civil servant …

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12

Jul

4377 Lieutenant-General Richard Rick Joseph Evraire CMM, CD, BEng (Civil), BSc, MPA, DSc Mil (Hon)

1938-

Rick Evraire was born in Ottawa in 1938 and went to school there, commanding the cadet corps in his final year before entering Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (CMR) in 1954. He graduated from RMC in 1959, and obtained …

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11

Jul

3814 John P. (Jack) Cadieux

1934-2011

Note: Jack Cadieux passed away October 1st, 2011. The day before he died he learned he had been designated to receive a Doctor of Military Science Honoris Causa from RMC at the convocation.

Jack Cadieux has had a distinguished …

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10

Jul

H15198 Jacques Castonguay, B.A., L.Th., L.Ph, D.Ph., CD., O.C., O.Q.

Jacques Castonguay was born in Québec, Canada, where he completed his secondary education and graduated from Université Laval  with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then studied in Ottawa and moved to Italy where he completed the university programs of …

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8

Jul

4860 General John de Chastelain OC, CMM, CD, CH

1937-

General Alfred John Gardyne Drummond de Chastelain was born a British subject in Bucharest, Romania, in 1937. He was educated in England and Scotland, immigrated to Canada in 1955, and joined the Calgary Highlanders as a Private in January …

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8

Jul

H7543 Senator Joseph Day

1945-

His Honour Joseph Day has achieved great things in his life, both as a cadet and in his career as a private practice lawyer and senator.  Senator Day is perhaps best known in military circles for his tireless work

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