FORD, R.J. “BOB”, COLONEL (Ret’d), OMM, CD, RCAF PADM

Bob passed away peacefully and courageously at the Kingston General Hospital, on Sunday, November 8, 2015 after a brief illness, in his 90th year. He is survived by his beloved wife Norah, of 40 years, and his children, Susan, Stephen (Carrie), Christine (Al), Anne McMahon (Bryan) and Michael. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Bob was a WWII veteran who retired on 30 December 1980 after completing a 37 year distinguished career in the Canadian Forces. He started his career in the RCAF as an Air Gunner, then as an Aircraftsman Clerk Stenographer. His service included a tour with NORAD as a Staff Officer followed by a posting as the Base Administration Officer at CFB Comox. His last posting was as Commandant of the Canadian Forces School of Administration and Logistics at CFB Bordcn. Bob retired in the Kingston area where he remained active as a long-time supporter of veterans and the military.


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Veterans’ Week 2021 / Semaine des vétérans 2021

Dear colleagues, Every year, in the lead up to Remembrance Day, we mark Veterans’ Week from November 5 to 11. This week presents an opportunity for Canadians to honour those… Read More

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2021 RCLSA Bursary

Annicka Culhane accepting the 2021 RCLSA Bursary from John Page, National President RCLSA at Valour House, National Headquarters, Royal Canadian Legion.

VICE–ADMIRAL (RETIRED) MARK NORMAN, CMM, CD, 2019 RECIPIENT OF THE COLONEL JOHN GARDAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021

NEWS RELEASE-VADM MARK NORMAN RECIPIENT COLONEL GARDAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, SEPT. 15, 2021

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