LCol Albert J.D. Call, OMM, CD (Ret’d)

    • LCol Albert J.D. Call, OMM, CD (Ret’d)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Albert J.D. Call, OMM, CD (Ret’d) peacefully at home on 14 January 2000 after a long illness at the age of 56.

    Albert graduated from the Royal Military College Kingston ON in 1966 and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy Civil Engineering List. His first posting was to the Royal Canadian Air Force Station Namao, Edmonton AB. Shortly thereafter, with unification of the Canadian Forces, Albert became one of only four Navy Civil Engineering List officers to join the newly formed Canadian Military Engineering Branch. He was sent to the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering in Chilliwack BC to complete his Military Engineering Officer training and, upon completion of this training, was posted to 3 Field Squadron in Chilliwack. Other career assignments include Commanding Officer of 5e Escadron du Genié de Campagne in Valcartier 1974-76, Base Construction Engineer Officer Valcartier QC 1978-80, Senior Staff Officer Quartering at Mobile Command Headquarters in St Hubert QC 1980-83, and Director Military Engineering Requirements in National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa ON 1983 until his retirement in 1984.

    After retirement, he pursued a 10-year career with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, rising from Analyst to Director of Maintenance, then Vice President Land Management and Vice President of Human Resources. Albert then retired from the National Capital Commission to undertake private consulting work. He will be remembered for his contributions to the Military Engineering Trades Restructuring Study, the Canadian Commemorative Park in Vimy, France, and his work with the Canadian Forces Accommodation Agency. He eventually joined the CFHA staff as the General Manager of Operations.

    A memorial mass will be held at the Annunciation of the Lord, Roman Catholic Church, 2414 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa at a date and time to be determined. Interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.{gdMay2016kh}