AUDET, Raymond, BGen (Ret’d), CD, RCLS

AudetIt is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Raymond Audet on Monday July 19.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 59 years of marriage, Ginette, daughter Nadine, son in law Pierre, grand sons David, Maxim, great grandsons Laurent, Pierre, Alexandre along with his sister Béatrice (Gilles St Laurent).  He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, and friends.

Raymond will always be fondly remembered as a charismatic individual that loved people and life.  He was a great athlete, but tennis was his favorite sport, which he enjoyed playing with his circle of friends.  Another of his passions was driving his boat on the Mistassini River (Lac St Jean) at his summer residence.

Born in Dolbeau, Qc, on August 30, 1938, he attended school in his home town until 1955 before continuing his education in Shawinigan and Quebec City.  In 1960 he graduated from Laval University, obtaining a degree in Business Administrations as well as becoming an accredited member of the Professional Association of Chartered Administrators of Quebec since 1969.

After Logistics training in the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Centralia, Ont., Flying Officer Audet was posted to Chatham, NB as Material Control Officer specializing in aircraft fleet support.  Promoted flight lieutenant in 1966, he attended the Canadian Forces Staff School and later took responsibility for the logistics support of the radar station in Lac Saint-Denis, Qc.

In July 1970, he was promoted to the rank of major and appointed Base Supply Officer, CFB Ottawa.  The following year he attended the Canadian Forces Staff College, Toronto.  Upon graduation, he was transferred to Headquarters, Canadian Forces Europe, where he served as a double-hatted Staff Office in National and International Logistics based in Lahr, Germany.

He was promoted lieutenant-colonel in 1975 and spent the next five years in Mobile Command, Saint-Hubert, Que., first as Command Coordinator for the Bilingualism and Biculturalism Program, second as Technical Services and Manpower support for the 1976 Montréal Olympics (COJO Support Group) and finally, as Base Technical Services and Base Administrative Officer, CFB Montreal.

Ray was posted to National Defense Headquarters (NDHQ), Ottawa in 1980 in the capacity of Assistant Director, Supply Procurement Control and Administration, and became Director of the same directorate in 1982 and selected to attend the National Defense College course beginning in September 1982.

On completion of four years as Deputy Chief of Staff Logistics at Air Command Headquarters in Winnipeg, he was then posted in August 1987 to NDHQ as Director of CANEX.  In May of 1988, he was promoted brigadier-general and appointed Director General Supply Systems for the Canadian Forces.  In 1991, he was pointed Director of Personnel Services.

Brigadier-General Audet retired in 1993, spending his summer months at his summer residence in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Qc and winters in Ottawa, Ont.

Due to government-imposed restrictions related to COVID 19, there will be no ceremony at the Beechwood Cemetery.



News / Events

Logistics Officer Occupation Specification and Implementation Plan – Update / Description de groupe professionnel militaire et plan de mise en œuvre pour les officiers de la logistique – Mise à jour

Fellow Logisticians, This is an update on the progress and plans with regards the Occupation Specification and Implementation Plan for Logistics Officers. On the Careers side of the equation, the… Read More

AGM 2024

AGENDA_13Apr24 CFLA AGM ANNEX A DEPARTED COMRADES 2024 President CFLA Report 23-24 Financials 13 Apr AGM Notes – FY2023-2024         Balance 01-Apr-23 31-Mar-24     $ 30,877.81… Read More

Cyprus 2024

Mission: To commemorate Canada’s contribution to peacekeeping in Cyprus since 1964, on the 60th anniversary of the UN mission and the 50th anniversary of the 1974 war. You may be… Read More

RCLS Association Annual General Meeting

RCLS Association Annual General Meeting – CFLTC Borden and Teams – Saturday 13 Apr 24 @ 1030 hrs Team Below are the coordinates for joining in the 2024 Annual General… Read More

Newsletter The Logistician March 2024 / Bulletin du Logisticien mars 2024

Please see the March issue of the newsletter The Logistician. In order to have access, copy and paste the link below in your browser. If you prefer, you can export in… Read More