It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of LCol Jacques Hamel, OMM, CD, eng. Surrounded by family, he passed away from surgical complications at 02h30 this morning. No words can describe the impact Jacques had as the cornerstone of the C4ISR community for more than a decade. Always putting soldiers first, his inspirational vision, leadership and passion have undoubtedly left their mark on the institution. His legacy will live on through the lives he’s touched and the organizational transformation he forged.

I extend my most profound and heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues in this difficult time. Details of his memorial service will be shared once available.

F.J. Chagnon
Major-General

Chief of Staff – Information Management Group
CAF J6
Cyber Force Commander
Communications and Electronics Branch Leader

Department of National Defence / Government of Canada
Francois.Chagnon@forces.gc.ca / Tel: 613-992-5420 / CSN: 992-5420 / Fax: 613-995-2189