CHAUDHRY, Professor Mahinder Datt – With great sadness we announce that Mahinder Chaudhry passed away in his sleep on the morning of July 14th. He was a loving husband to his wife Kailash, of 59 years, and a devoted father to his sons, Sunil and Raman. In his waning years, his passion was for his 3 grandchildren, Ross, Lisa and Anita. Mahinder was born in 1928 in Kanjrur Dattan, Punjab, which was then in India. He attended The Delhi School of Economics and then obtained a Ph.D. from Duke University. He came to Canada in 1963 and after a year teaching at Carlton University, Mahinder joined the Political Science and Economics Department at RMC for the next 3 decades. He also taught several Economics courses at Queen’s University. He retired in 1992 and then became a Professor Emeritus. He will be deeply missed by his many friends in Kingston and the Indian community as well as friends and family in Canada, USA and India. Family and friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME – Township Chapel 435 Davis Drive (Taylor Kidd Blvd. & Centennial Drive) on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayers will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. followed by cremation at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens. For those wishing, please consider making a donation to U.H.K.F. – Kingston General Hospital or to a cause or charity the you are passionate about. Sharing Memories at www.gftompkins-township.ca12811627


Strathcona News – The Passing of 3129 LCol (ret’d) Robert (Bob) Gross

It is with great sadness that The Regiment announces the passing of 3129 LCol (ret’d) Robert (Bob) Gross.

LCol (ret’d) Bob Gross passed away on Sunday, 29 June in Brooks, Alberta, after suffering a heart attack early that morning. He was 84 years of age. He is survived by his wife Renie, his two sons Paul and Tony and his grandchildren. During the 1960’s, Bob served with the Strathcona’s as the Adjutant, a Squadron Commander, and the Regimental Second in Command. He became the 31st Commanding Officer of the Royal Canadian Dragoons in 1969. He will be remembered as a wonderful Officer, family man, and friend. A private funeral service was held on Saturday, 5 July for immediate family and friends.

Anyone wishing to pass on their condolences and well-wishes to Bob’s family can forward their notes to his wife Renie at the address below:

Mrs. Renie Gross

10436 84th Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta

T6E 2H2