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So sorry for your losses Edward. Godspeed to them.
I remember him. He commanded Mil Area Prairie while I was RSSO at 26th Fd Regt. Things ran fairly well in those days.
Major George Swan, CD
My friend George Swan passed on 25 Feb 2022. George was a reservist who served with the Lorne Scots, 11th Field RCA (he was infantry) and the RHFC. George wasn't a dynamic or charismatic leader, he didn't make anyone tremble in their boots. In civilian life he was a teacher and his leadership reflected the same careful planning he displayed in that role. He achieved his objectives, the troops were fed and got everyone home safely. And he managed to do that without making anyone hate him. George retired from the military in the early nineties. He was diagnosed with Lewy-Body Dementia in 2010 and I watched as that damned disease stole his mobility and his health but never his dignity. For the last few years I visited him every month. We'd watch old war movies and trade stories about our time in the Militia. I'll miss him.
Former RSM of 33CER passed at 15:10 this afternoon. I was with him all the time. The last two years have been really hard on him, but the last month was too much. He left us peacefully within a few hours telling me that he was ready to go.
Chris didn’t want any ceremonies of any sort. However, you can Celebrate his life as you see fit.
I am not on Facebook and I will not monitor this account.
Even if he was not a spiritual or religious person, he always kept 4CER Prayer in his wallet.
ALMIGHTY GOD. WE PRAY THEE TO BLESS THE CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEERS. MAY OUR BRIDGES ALWAYS STAND AND OUR CHANCES NEVER FAIL. OUR MEN BE EVER LOYAL, AND OUR OFFICERS WORTHY OF THEIR LOYALTY. MAY WE WORK DILIGNETLY IN ALL OUR PURPOSES AND BE SKILLED IN OUR TRADES; GOOD SOLDIERS FOR QUEEN (KING) AND COUNTRY EVERYWHERE. AMEN
Farwell my beloved,