Col K.A. "Angus" Munn, CD, QPH (Ret'd)

    • Col K.A. "Angus" Munn, CD, QPH (Ret'd)
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    • Col K.A. "Angus" Munn, CD, QPH (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Colonel K.A.(Angus) Munn, CD, QHP, MD on 02 May 2003 after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

    Angus Munn enrolled as a Private in the Canadian Army (Regular) at the age of 16 with The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada in 1955. He remustered to Field Engineer and served in 3 Field Squadron 1966 - 68 where he was one of the first Combat Divers and also worked in Explosives Ordnance Disposal.

    Angus took his release in 1968 to continue his education and studied physiology at the University of British Columbia. He joined 6th Field Engineer Squadron RCE and was Commissioned from the Ranks in January 1970, serving as a Troop Commander and as Squadron Training Officer.

    Captain Munn moved to Calgary in 1971 to study Medicine and received his MD from the University of Calgary in 1974. During this period he joined the staff of Headquarters South Alberta District where he served for the three years. In 1974 Major Munn was transferred to the King's Own Calgary Regiment where he served as a Squadron Commander and Deputy Commanding Officer. In 1977 he was posted to 14 (Calgary) Service Battalion as Operations Officer and became the Deputy Commanding Officer in August 1977 and Commanding Officer in 1980.

    In 1979 Angus Munn received his Fellowship in the Royal College Physicians of Canada in the field of Anesthesia. A pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings, he later added to his interest in hyperbaric medicine by becoming qualified as a Flight Surgeon. Lieutenant-Colonel Munn was appointed Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Alberta in April 1980.

    Angus retired from the Militia in June 1982 and subsequently served as Vice President of the Army Cadet League of Alberta from 1982-84 and President of the Alberta Branch of the Defence Medical Association of Canada from 1984-86. 1n 1991 Lieutenant-Colonel Munn was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of 15 (Edmonton) Medical Company and was later appointed Honorary Colonel. In 1994 he became the first Reserve anesthetist to be posted to Bosnia on a UN Leave Relief posting.

    Colonel Munn was elected President of the Defence Medical Association in 1996 and, that same year was admitted to the Venerable Order of St. John. He joined the staff of the University of Alberta Hospitals in Edmonton in 1998 where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. Colonel Munn was a Knight Commander in the Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Past Grand Prior of the Priory of Canada, Honorary Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. and Grand Counselor to the Sovereign Counsel and recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal.

    A Memorial Service will be held on 17 May 2003 at Connelly and McKinley Funeral Home, 114 Street and 100 Avenue, Edmonton. This will be immediately followed by a reception at the Faculty Club, University of Alberta, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, 13807 Buena Vista Drive, Edmonton, AB T5R 5R9. {zri}