ANDRUSZKA, John, Major (Ret’d), OMM, CD, RCOC

AndruszkaIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Andruszka on Friday, March 1, 2019 at age 73.  Beloved husband of 48 years to Isabelle (nee Jolicoeur), loving father to Wendy Lapierre (Scott), Grandpa to Alexandre, Patrick, Chloe and Lochlan.

John joined the Canadian Army in 1966 under the Officer Candidate Program.  He was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in 1967, and served in various field and headquarters positions, including Base Supply Officer, CFB Calgary, Career Manager at National Defence Headquarters, and Staff Officer Supply at Canadian Forces Europe.  John retired from the military out of J4 Log in 2001.  He then took a Full-Time Reserve position with ADM(Pol)’s Directorate of Military Training and Cooperation, eventually transitioning into a civilian position with the same organisation, where he maintained responsibility for Administration and Finance until his full retirement in August 2018; after more than 52 years of service to Canada.

Friends and Family are invited to visit at Beechwood Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa from 11 o’clock Sunday, March 10, until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 1 o’clock.

More details here.

From George Clayburn, Major, CD, (Ret’d), RCOC

May our tears of sadness become tears of joy in remembering John.


News / Events

MERCHANT NAVY COMMEMORATIVE THEME PROJECT (MNCTP)

TODAY WE COMMEMORATE THE ALLIED MERCHANT NAVY AND AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE VETERANS, THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, AND THE SINKING OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND FERRY S.S. CARIBOU OCTOBER 14, 2020 Today –… Read More

Juno Beach Centre Remembrance Day Fundraiser – Ernest Beno SITREP, 12 Oct 2020

As previously mentioned, the Juno Beach Centre is Canada’s memorial in Europe honouring those who fought in World War II. I am on the Board of Directors of the Juno… Read More

Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

Read the full article here. Is Today World Maritime Day Or Maritime Fail Day?

UNITED NATIONS–INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)–CELEBRATES WORLD MARITIME DAY, SEPT. 24, 2020

Read the full release here. NEWS RELEASE-IMO WORLD MARITIME DAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

2020 LGen Bill Leach Memorial Essay Competition – Concours de rédaction Commémoratif Lgén Bill Leach 2020

It is with great pleasure that the Royal Canadian Logistics Service Advisor (RCLSA) is formally announcing, on behalf of the Logistics branch, the Commencement of the LGen Bill Leach Memorial… Read More