Jack Gauthier, 1930 – 2017

Jack Gauthier of Ottawa has passed away at the age of 86.

Jack served in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence from 1948 to 1994. He first began piping with the Nova Scotia Highlanders regiment when he was a teenager. In Ottawa, Jack played with the RCAF Station Rockliffe Pipes and Drums (now the Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums), from which he retired after 58 years in 2008.

Jack was also a longtime member of the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band, having served as manager of the band for several decades.


Jack parading with the Ottawa Police Service Pipe Band. Our thanks to Graeme Ogilvie for sharing this photo.


Details for Jack’s funeral and reception can be found here.

The PPBSO Ottawa Branch extends its sincerest condolences to Jack’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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