David Cruickshank, FHG 265, passed away on February 5 at the age of 83. David joined the Fort Henry Guard in 1955, and it remained an important part of his life for more than 60 years. David was part of the Guard that went to the Royal Tournament in 1956, and he organized a reunion of that group in 2009. He was also a member of the Fort Henry Guard Club board for a number of years, and the award for Most Proficient Drums Recruit was named after him.
Several former Guard have shared thoughts about David on the Fort Henry Guard Facebook page. You can also find his obituary here: The Kingston Whig-Standard
For those who wish, donations in David’s memory may be made to Trinity Church Wolfe Island, the Humane Society, or Breakfast Club of Canada.
We extend our sincere condolences to David’s wife Jean, to his children and grandchildren, and to his friends, colleagues and former students.