Robert Hackett April 26, 1953 - April 24, 2013 Hackett, Capt. Robert L., M.M.M. C.D., MNGS. It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert Hackett of Edmonton, AB, at age 59. Robert is survived by his loving wife Laurie, children Colin (Kimberley) Hackett and Erin (Michael) Meloche, grandchildren Abigail, Alexander, Kelland, Calliah, and Cambrey, brother David (Catherine) Hackett and brother-in-law William (Penny) Davis. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Gene.
Robert proudly served in the Canadian Forces for over 43 years and was 2 days from retirement when he passed. During his service Robert was involved in a number of important missions including the Manitoba Floods, the Quebec Ice Storms, G8 Security Force, the Winter Olympics Security Force and 818 days over 3 tours in Kandahar. He was invested in to the Order of Military Merit by Governor General Adriane Clarkson in January 2003. Robert was also the last serving member to have worn the Army Service Corp hat badge.
A memorial service will be held for Robert on Thursday, May 2 at 1300 in the Lecture Training Facility located at Garrison Edmonton, 407 B Korea Blvd; reception to follow at officers' mess. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Last Post Fund (lastpostfund.ca).
Published in The Edmonton Journal from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013