Bambrough, LCol Noel Raymond (14 Dec 23)
Fellow Horse Guards,
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of LCol Noel Raymond Bambrough, a distinguished member of our Regiment and a remarkable individual, on December 14, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 85.
Born on February 15, 1938, LCol Bambrough attended the University of Toronto and Harvard Business School, where he pursued his higher education. His journey was marked by significant contributions both in the military and the business world.
LCol Bambrough joined the Canadian Officers Training in 1960, becoming part of a select group of junior officers within the Governor General’s Horse Guards. He attained the rank of Captain and played a pivotal role in the transition from preparing for nuclear war to returning to the traditional role of reconnaissance. Noteworthy colleagues during this period included LCol (HCol) David Friesen, LCol John Burns, Maj. Keith Marshman, and Capt. Jim Warren.
Following his time with the Horse Guards, LCol Bambrough served in Calgary, eventually commanding The King’s Own Calgary Regiment from 1977 to 1979. His journey then took him to the United States, where he became involved in the cable television industry in Atlanta, rising through the ranks of the local business community. A true entrepreneur, he enjoyed golf, appreciated fine scotch, and cherished moments spent at Amelia Island.
After the events of 9/11, LCol Bambrough felt the call to duty once again and joined the Georgia National Guard, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to service.
A ceremony to celebrate LCol Bambrough’s life took place today, Friday, January 5th, 2024, at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Darlene, family, and friends during this difficult time.
LCol Noel Raymond Bambrough will be remembered not only as a capable officer but also for his wicked sense of humor, making the time we served together in the Regiment truly enjoyable. May he rest in peace.
LCol (Ret’d) John Burns, CD