DAUPHINEE, Reginald George Albert, LCol (Ret’d), CD, RCASC, RCLS



Gaza, 1965

On Friday 28 July 2023, just before TGIF time, at the age of 88 “Reg” passed away peacefully after a short stay at Winchester Hospital. 

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1935, Reg was the only child of Margaret Maxine Moir James of Halifax, and Wilfred Arnold Dauphinee of Lunenburg, NS.  Reg was predeceased in 2009 by the love of his life, his wife of 52 years Barbara Wellington McCarrol. 

Reg the Dad will be missed like crazy forever by his only daughter Heather Lee, his son-law Glen Way, his beloved granddaughter Leah Way, and grandson Mark Skippen. Reg will also be remembered by his special niece and friends, Gaye and Laurie Goguen and family. Left broken hearted to rule the world alone is Reg’s bestie, the greatest man left alive, Mr. Bob Mitchell. 

Reg joined the Army Reserves in high school, and then enrolled as an Officer Cadet in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) in 1953. He served in the Canadian Army for 32 years, retiring at the rank of LCol after a storied career in Army Logistics. Reg served on two middle east peacekeeping tours in 1966 and 1975, assumed command of 1 Svc BN in Calgary in 1977, formed young minds at Land Forces Staff College in Kingston, and finally settled in Ottawa at the end of his military career. He went on to a fun 2nd career in procurement and logistics at the Dept of National Defence.  

Reg and Barb made friends everywhere they went. These friends were the family they chose for themselves. Over the years old and new friends would gather, from the original Service Corps gang, to the community of Canadian friends in Lahr Germany, to the gang on Riverview Drive in Kingston, to the Orleans crew, to the friends from DPSCE – Reg’s antics never failed to entertain the people. Reg loved to travel with Barb, all their lives they visited the east coast whenever they could to see Reg’s parents, and spend time with their good friends on PEI. After retirement, they enjoyed winters as snowbirds in Florida, they cruised a couple of oceans and visited numerous islands, and they continued to spend time with their lifelong friends at every opportunity. There were endless dinners and reunions, where Reg would always bring the laughs and Barb would bring the class. 

A real social guy, Reg liked two sports – golf and curling, and he took them up with a vengeance in his retirement. The best part was he could spend day after day with his friends making them laugh with his routines. All laughs aside, its true that Reg wasn’t at all noisy about his immense generosity, in fact the opposite… but in honour of his memory,

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