Maj Lisa Anne Hampson, CD, P.Eng.
We regret to advise of the death of Major Lisa Anne Hampson, CD, P.Eng., on 19 March 2017 at age 51 following a brief illness. Lisa served her country as a Military Engineering Officer, Intelligence Officer and Public Servant for over thirty years.
Lisa was among the earlier women to attend Royal Roads Military College and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College in 1988. She also earned her Master of Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1995 and Bachelor of Journalism degree from University of King’s College, Halifax in 1997.
Following her initial service as a Regular Force Military Engineer, Lisa served as an Intelligence Officer in the Reserve Force in the Chief of Defence intelligence (CDI). She left the CDI in late 2005 to join the Director General of Environment in the Infrastructure and Environment Group as a public servant. Here she managed the Federal Contaminated Site Action Program for DND and set up the cost-sharing agreement for the remediation of Mid-Canada Radar Line. Lisa was promoted into the Environmental Engineering group in Director General Military Engineering in 2008 where she managed and advanced many of the Department’s complex remediation and Unexploded Ordinance Disposal clearance files. She was attached to the US Army in Afghanistan in 2009/2010 working to defeat the enemy’s Improvised Explosive Devices.
Lisa took command of 7 Intelligence Company in Ottawa in June 2012 and her unit was given the Freedom of the City of Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson in June 2016.
A visitation will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean on Friday, 24 March 2017 from 17:00 – 19:00. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 25 March 2017 at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 70 James St. (at Kent) at 10:30, followed by a reception at the Army Officers Mess (149 Somerset St. W). Lisa was proudly the Commanding Officer 7 Intelligence Company at the time of her death, so Saturday's service will have a military aspect to include a bearer party consisting of soldiers of her unit and a piper. Per Lisa's wishes, her final interment will be in Wales at some later date.
At the request of Lisa's husband Lieutenant-Colonel Jim Hampson, an independent bank account is being established in favour of the 7 Intelligence Company Non-public Fund to receive donations in lieu of flowers. In lieu of flowers a donation to 7 Intelligence Company Association, would be appreciated. Condolences or tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com