Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

May 19, 2010 18:33 ET

Media Advisory: Commander's Statement on the Death of Colonel Geoff Parker

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - A statement from Brigadier General Jean Collin, Commander, Joint Task Force Central and Land Force Central Area: "I considered Geoff a personal friend, as did many. He was an inspirational leader whose pragmatic approach and ethos to always do the right thing had a broad-reaching influence across the headquarters and all of Ontario. Geoff was unflappable, and this instilled a sense of trust that is rare to find in all those he touched, be it personally or professionally. He used his dry wit to bring a sense of levity to the most challenging of circumstances. Geoff was a truly remarkable officer, but more so, a remarkable man. Beyond the uniform he so proudly wore, he was an outstanding father and husband whose love for his family was evident. He will be deeply missed."

Contact Information

  • Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence
    Lieutenant Indira Thackorie
    Public Affairs Officer
    (416) 633-6200 ext. 5520 or Cell: (416) 737-3095
    indira.thackorie@forces.gc.ca