It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that our squadron's Deputy Commanding Officer, Captain Gary Saxby, passed away peacefully Friday night as a result of an ongoing medical issue - this was not a Covid related incident. . Captain Saxby dedicated a significant part of his life to the cadet program having recently completed 42 years of service and his loss will have a significant impact on our community.
The sudden loss of a role model, colleague, and friend is a heartbreaking reminder of the importance of looking after ourselves and each other. If there is a need to talk about this I would encourage you to do so. I would also like to make you aware that as parents and guardians of cadets the Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program is readily available to all cadets should there be a need for assistance. The CFMAP contact number is 1-800-268-7708. The Kids Help line is another avenue available for support by calling 1-800-668-6868 or texting 686868