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Colonel (Retired) George Lake Logan
November 23, 1934 - December 23, 2013
As a result of rapidly progressing acute myeloid leukemia complicated by pneumonia, George died last Monday evening, December 23, with family at his side while receiving palliative care at the Ottawa General Hospital. He will be hugely missed by Maureen, his wife of 56 years, his 3 children, Susan, Bill and David (Suzanne) as well as his six grandchildren, Eleanor, Joel, Andrew, Brendin, Hannah and Kayla, and his first great grandson, Matteo. His sister Bev, brothers Dick and Steve will also mourn his death as will sister-in-law Pat, and brothers- in-law Bill (Brenda), John and Gary (Louise). A graduate of Royal Military College and Royal Roads Military College, George served over 35 years with the Canadian Army and was very proud of being a member of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada and remained active in the Regimental association until his death. Besides doing just about anything and everything he could to help his family, along with other charitable activities, he volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels and with the Canadian War Museum. Cremation has taken place. The family is planning a celebration of life at a later date, details to follow. A donation to The Black Watch of Canada Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014.
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February 6, 2014
My deepest condolences for the family in George's passing. I always remember his warm smile and great laugh.
Patricia Foley
January 30, 2014
Many years ago I expected that I would serve with Colonel Logan overseas in an attaché post. In preparation, my wife and I took language training for a year with George and Maureen. Circumstances dictated otherwise and I missed the opportunity to serve with him, something I regret to this day. Our condolences to the family on the loss of a fine man. Eric and Henriette Ballinger
January 20, 2014
I am going to miss George - what a friendly, helpful,and knowledgeable volunteer he was at the Canadian War Museum! A true gem!
Jane Naisbitt
January 13, 2014
George Logan volunteered with the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre since 1996 delivering Meals on Wheels. He was a valued and trusted volunteer that believed in helping others. He will be missed.
Gayle Downing
January 8, 2014
Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I had the privilege of learning much about leadership from George while serving as one of his Squadron Commanders at RRMC from 1981 to 1983. May your memories sustain you all as you move forward in your lives.
Mike Hache
January 7, 2014
Please accept my condolences on Colonel Logan's passing, about which I have just learned.
His term as Commandant at Royal Roads Military College coincided with my 4 years as a Cadet there. I was his last Cadet Wing Commander.
Colonel Logan was an officer to be emulated. His example guided me throughout my military career, and my subsequent career as a lawyer to this day. He was an honourable man.
Edward Gallagher
January 7, 2014
I add this comment diffidently, as I did not know Colonel Logan in the same way as his family and friends. However, I would like to say that I knew him at a distance when he was Commandant at Royal Roads Military College and I was a very wet-behind-the-ears cadet, and he was, indeed, an officer and a gentleman whose example inspired me then, and still now.
Rohan Maxwell
January 6, 2014
A lovely soft spoken voice. It was nice to hear him on the phone. Got to visit him occasionally. Catherine Sandberg, Fredericton, N.B.
January 4, 2014
Very sorry for your loss. A true officer and a gentleman, always with a kind word.
Pipe Major Cameron Stevens
January 4, 2014
I remember George Logan as a soft spoken lovely man with a gentle laugh...he was always so kind to me....sorry for your loss Bill xxx
Julie Bishop
January 3, 2014
The loss of a true Gentleman such as George will always be hard to bear. I count myself fortunate to have known him.
Carol Reid
January 2, 2014
Susan, I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl Villeneuve
January 1, 2014
We love you George! Kayla has three close friends you and Maurenn know (Gillian-Shannon-Raquel) who have lost loved ones during Christmas and who have been comforting her- they are so innocent and pure those girls- and are celebrating you by knowing you are at the 'party' with their Dads and Gamma?? An of course they reminded Kayla of you being with Colby?? - Kayla's response..."..ahhh Grandpas lucky..he gets to take Colby for a walk!" ???? You will surely be missed grandpa! HEAVEN IS A BETTER PLACE NOW ..KAYLA IS HAPPY YOU ARE THERE TAKING CARE OF COLBY..along with so many others and forever watching over us all????
Suzanne Logan
January 1, 2014
Please accept our deepest condolences to Maureen and family. George was a an example of how to be a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. May he rest in peace.
Rudi and Iris Seifert
January 1, 2014
A final salute to an officer and a true gentleman who I the honour of serving under. Rest in peace sir.
Bill Baitinger
January 1, 2014
Maureen and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. George will be missed by many. Norm & Evelyn Watson and family
January 1, 2014
Please accept my my deepest sympathies, Maureen, Susan and family.

Your Father has always held such a warm place in my heart, such wonderful and happy childhood memories of us all in Werl.

Heaven will be a better place.


Mary Hamilton
January 1, 2014
A great classmate and long time friend.

3913 Don Lewis
January 1, 2014
We extend our sincere condolences to Maureen and her family during this very difficult time. George will be remembered and missed by so many.
Ted and Laurine Hamilton
December 31, 2013
George was the epitome of a fine officer and a true gentleman, and certainly wore the red hackle rightfully and with justifiable pride. It was a privilege to know him, especially as a colleague and friend - I am grateful for the times we served together. God bless him. Sincerely, Tim Smith
Tim Smith
December 31, 2013
Condolences Susan to you and your family.
Karen Labossiere
December 31, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tammy Wyman-Driscoll
December 31, 2013
Thinking of you always, Dad, and remembering all the things you did for us. You took us to amazing places, and let us explore the world. We will miss you forever.
Susan Lorden
December 31, 2013
Bill, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Monic Cooke
December 31, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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