Organization of Military Museums of Canada

In Memoriam

Last Post


Lee Murray

6 March

OMMC Founder


Terry Whitty

June 25

Terry’s career was spent in the restaurant industry in Montréal and Ottawa where he established, owned and operated several franchise and independent restaurants. He began his military career at a very young age and he spent many years serving in the Canadian Grenadier Guards, where his heart remained. In 1966 Terry transferred to the Cadet Services of Canada (now known as the CIC), and thus began his long association with Cadets. The last 15 years he served as National Executive Director of the Army Cadet League of Canada in Ottawa. He believed passionately in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets’ work with youth across Canada.  Terry was a long-time member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada through his connection with the Canadian Grenadier Guards Museum at Montreal.  He will be well remembered by OMMC members from coast to coast for his contributions at the annual courses.  He will be much missed.


Larry Watkins

May 13

Larry made a significant contribution to the Canadian Reserve Army. He earned the respect of colleagues and made life long friends around the world. His service and dedication to the military spanned over 54 years. He continued to serve another 7 years as Chairman of the 12 Svc Bn Museum. He was extremely proud to be a Canadian.



A. Ross Neale

April 21

Co-Founder and first Curator of 26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum

Brandon, Manitoba


Dr. David Ruddy

April 15

Founder and President of OMMC
Fort St Jean

Bruce Beatty

March 21

Chancellery Office, Rideau Hall



Vincent Bezeau


Directorate of History and Heritage



Pierre Couture


Fusiliers Mont Royal



Victor Stevenson

May 31

15th Field RCA Museum





Louis Vidal

February 27

Montreal Police Museum



Derek Brown

LGen EC Ashton Armoury Museum



Doug Hildebrand

Military Communications and Electronics Museum





Gilles Bissonette

Fusiliers Mont Royal Museum



Eugene Ursual

June 10

Military Antiquarian



Gladys Inches

December 31

Saskatchewan Military Museum



Dorothy Malott

July 20

Canadian War Museum







Paul Kavanaugh

Voltigeurs de Quebec Museum



Vernon Murray


Royal Montreal Regiment Museum



Paul Emile Ouelette

Voltigeurs de Quebec Museum



John Parr Pearson

Seaforth Highlanders Museum







Edward Harris

Fort Garry Horse




William Carmen

Imperial War Musuem



Captain Stephen Pallas

Governor General’s Foot Guards



William Elms

Queen’s Own Rifles Regiment Museum



David Peebles










Peter Pym-Hember

July 20

Cameron Highlanders Museum





Norman Buckingham

former Director of Ceremonial



Frank Dunbar

Royal Ontario Museum



Joe Ewing

United States Army Museums System



Jack Summers

Saskatchewan Military Museum





Leo Lavigne

Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Museum