Message from the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Following the Death of Captain Thomas McQueen

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Sharon and I join all Canadians in mourning the tragic loss of Captain Thomas McQueen, who was killed during an air training accident near the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan.

A member of 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Captain McQueen was a dedicated pilot who gave so much to Canada. Like his fellow Royal Canadian Air Force members and all those who comprise the Canadian Armed Forces, Captain McQueen strongly believed in duty and service to country. He served with honour, and we will be forever grateful.

On behalf of all Canadians, we offer our condolences to the family members, loved ones and colleagues of Captain McQueen. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult time.

David Johnston


SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Marie-Pierre Bélanger, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-9166,

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890