LCol D.I. "Don" MacLennan, (Ret'd)
We regret to advise that Lieutenant Colonel Don MacLennan passed away quietly on 3 April 2005 in Vernon, BC, following a valiant battle with leukaemia.
Don grew up in North Vancouver, attended Collége militaire royale at St Jean and graduated from Royal Military College Kingston in Chemical Engineering in 1967 as the top all-round cadet . He then went on to McGill University to complete a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering.
Don was then posted to 4 Field Squadron, Germany 1969-73. On his return to Canada, he joined the academic staff of Collége militaire royale in 1973-74. After completing the Canadian Land Forces Staff Course in Kingston in 1974, Don was selected to attend the Indian Defence Services Staff College 1976-77. Returning to Canada, he commanded 5e Régiment de génie de combat, Valcartier, 1978-80. Following this command, Don became Chief Instructor at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering 1981-82. His final appointment was in Mobile Command Headquarters as Senior Staff Officer Field Engineering 1983-85.
In 1985, Don took his release and moved into private business where he owned VMR Communications in Vernon for the past 10 years.
A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, 7 April 2005, at 2:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, Vernon, British Columbia. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vernon Hospice Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.