5578 Dennis McCarthy, RRMC RMC,Class 1962

Love always, from Roberta; Christopher; Scott, Susana, Aryanna, Eloisa and Lucas; Joe, Barb, Zoe and Caitlin; and Russ, Mellisa, Marin and Tyler.

Thank-you to family and friends for sharing in our lives.

We are grateful to the Palliative Care team at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Special thanks to Dr. Laura Phillips.

6116 Claude Archambault, CMR RMC, Class of 1964

Brigadier-général à la retraite

Le 15 juillet 2022 est décédé le brigadier-général Claude « Archie » Archambault.  Natif de Lachine, il a commencé sa carrière militaire comme simple soldat réserviste au sein du 4 -ème Bataillon Royal 22 -ème Régiment.  Officier d’artillerie, il a commandé le 5 -ème Régiment d’artillerie légère du Canada, la Base des Forces Canadiennes de Shilo au Manitoba et le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. Il est nommé Sous-chef d’état-major au quartier général des Forces Alliés Centre Europe aux Pays-Bas et occupera ensuite un poste en tant que directeur général du recrutement au quartier général de la Défense nationale.

Il laisse dans le deuil ses filles Nathalie (Jean-Philippe Robert) et Sophie, ses sœurs Gisèle (Jean-Louis Caouette) et Jeannine (Alain Fortin) ainsi que ses petits-enfants Nicolas et Éloïse.

La famille vous accueillera au 651 Boul, Laurier, McMasterville, Qc, J3G 0K5, le samedi 6 août 2022 de 13 h à 17 h. Les cendres seront déposées au Cimetière de Lachine à une date ultérieure.

En guise de sympathie, la famille apprécierait des dons à la Maison Victor-Gadbois

10787 Jean-Yves Lamarre, CMR RMC, Class of 1975

Jean-Yves Lamarre passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, near his home on Clayton Lake at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Diane Mallette, father of Catherine, Anna (Jonathan Joynt), and Luc (Kayla), stepfather of Krista Walsh (Chris Reddie), and doting grandfather to Caileigh, Keagan, Elizabeth and Eleanor. Predeceased by his parents Gérard and Isabelle (Sigmen) Ducharme of Shawinigan.

A life-long aviation enthusiast, Jean-Yves proudly served in the RCAF as an aerospace engineer for 28 years before turning his focus to the private sector and the federal public service. After multiple attempts at retirement he finally was able to  enjoy spending his time working on the cottage, boating, skidooing, and traveling.

Family and friends will miss his sense of humour, his willingness to help others, and his extensive collection of obsolete computer hardware. With the exception of his butterscotch sauce recipe, his cooking skills will sadly not be missed.

A graveside service in the National Military Cemetery was held on Wednesday July 20, 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations to a charity of your choice.



  1. J. R. Digger MacDougall on July 25, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Saddened to learn of the passing of Dennis McCarthy and Claude Archambault. At Roads and RMC with Dennis and worked with Claude at FMC HQ. Enjoyed the company of both.
    Condolences to families, friends, and all whose hearts were touched by these two, and wishes for comfort and peace at this time and forward.

    They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
    Age shall not weary them, or the years condemn.
    At the going doewn of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

    J. R. Digger MacDougall
    President Ottawa Branch, RMC/CMR Alumni

  2. Edmond Ferenczi on July 25, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I met general Archambault in 2012, he convinced me, in his calm and no no a permissible voice to volunteer to become class major for my class of 1962. He was a true gentleman. He concluded his briefings to the CMR St-Jean ex-cadets prior to the reunion weekend parades with ‘ enjoy the moment’. I am sad to hear of his passing.

  3. 10420 Charles Kaszap on July 25, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Sincères condoléances à la famille et aux amis de Jean-Yves Lamarre à l’occasion de son décès. Nos chemins se sont croisés maintes fois depuis son entrée à St jean il y a 51 ans, que ce soit en génie électrique à Kingston, sur les bases d’aviation ou en ingénierie aéronautique au quartier général à Ottawa. Bonne chance dans ce dernier voyage cher ami, en espérant te revoir dans l’autre monde un jour.

  4. 16142 JJ Smith on July 26, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Dennis McCarthy will be much missed by a generation of Roadents. Vice Commandant in the mid-1980s, he was a tower of integrity and instrumental in the successful introduction of lady cadets to that college. Were we better officers for his tenure? Emphatically and directly. His whole career was like this: One of effective, selfless service to Canada.

  5. 10949 Mike Hache on July 26, 2022 at 8:28 am

    I worked with Dennis while he was the Vice Commandant at RRMC. He was a true gentleman and leader who did make a difference. Professional, forthright and compassionate, an example for all to follow. My condolences to Roberta and the family.

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