Rest In Peace

This week has seen the the deaths of two leading lights and activists in the North American security community: Robert Garigue here in Canada and Laurie H. McQuillan in Washington.

The will both be sorely missed by their colleagues, friends and family.


ROBERT GARIGUEThe obituary notice in the Ottawa Citizen read as follows:

GARIGUE, Robert John Peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 in Montreal, Robert John Garigue, in his 55th year. Vice President for Information Integrity and Chief Security Executive, Bell Canada. Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of Montreal, retired. Lieutenant Commander, retired, of the Canadian Forces. PhD in Management (Carleton); MSc (Claremont); B.A.A. (Montreal). Beloved husband of Carol Ann (nee Rose). Loving father of Alexandra and Francesca. Survived by brother Pierre and sister Vivian Vallarino (Victorio). Devoted son of Philippe and Amalia Maria Garigue.

Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.), on Sunday 7-9 p.m., Monday 2-4 p.m., and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute ( www.janegoodall.org ) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

I first met Robert in the early 80s at Glendon College where his father was Dean. I saw him revitalise and rebuild the security department at the Bank of Montreal in Toronto and communicate his vision to many others.

The Ottawa Citizen has a guest book at http://www.legacy.com/can-ottawa/Guestbook.asp?Page=GuestBook&PersonID=85943499

Robert’s family has encouraged and has now established the Robert Garigue Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be established at Carlton University, where Robert earned his PhD and where his wife Carol is employed.

If you, your colleagues or organizations wish to contribute to this recognition of Robert’s life and work, donations may be made to the Robert Garigue Memorial Scholarship at any branch of Bank of Montreal (Account Reference 0380 8203-445). Donations from outside of Canada should be wired to the Bloor and Church Street branch of Bank of Montreal, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3T5. Phone number 416 867-6731 (Wire instructions: Institution 001 Branch 03802 Bank Account 8203-445) through Wachovia Bank (NY SWIFT Code PNBPPUS3NNYC, ABA Routing number 026005092).


LAURIE H. McQUILLANPassed away on Friday, January 5, 2007 at her home in Manassas, VA, at age 52, of cancer. Career consultant in information security and technology. Laurie was a co-owner of the Cashwell Group and a hearty contributor to the CISSPFORUM. Of note is the Laurie H. McQuillan scholarship announced as a joint effort between the Cashwell Group and the Northern Virginia Information Systems Security Association in her honor.Laurie’s obituary notice is posted on http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/08/AR2007010801609_2.html
and testimonials are at http://www.acsevents.org/siteapps/personalpage/ShowPage.aspx?c=feIOLOOnGlF&b=1365123&sid=erJNIXNIImKULYOBJpFThe Northern Virgina chapter of the ISSA has also posted a memorial in her honour at http://www.issa-nova.org/Documents/Laurie_H_McQuillan_Bio-Obit.pdf

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