Lawrance "Larry" Lashkevich

03-Jul-1949 - 15-Apr-2018

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In Loving Memory

Lawrance (Larry) Michael Lashkevich
Brigadier-General retired, OMM CD

Passed away surrounded by his family at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on Sunday, April 15th 2018 in his 68th year. Devoted husband to Karen (Haddow) for 45 years. Loving father to Mark (Renée), Chris and the late Leslie. Proud grand-father to Paul, Corey and Daniel. Dear brother to Jim (Wendy) and the late Carol. Loving brother-in-law to Cyndy and Tom Pearson. Precious nephew to his aunt Reney (Bob). Will also be missed by many relatives and close friends. Larry will be remembered for his love of travel, his faith in God and spending quality time with his family.

Family and friends are welcome to pay respects at a Celebration of Life on Sunday, April 22nd, 2- 4 PM at the Kanata Baptist Church, 465 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 1V1. A private interment will take place the day prior at Capital Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Lashkevich joined the Canadian Forces on 9 Aug 1968, and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada on 19 May 1972, with Honours B.A. - International Studies. Retired from the Canadian Forces at the rank of Brigadier-General with over 36 years of service. Larry Lashkevich has been actively engaged in the entire spectrum of logistics planning, execution and operational support for Canada’s Armed Forces at home and abroad where has held a variety of command and staff appointments at all levels, with extensive experience in Joint Staff, NATO (Norway), United Nations, and bilateral/multinational activities. His duties have included responsibility for Logistics Doctrine and Operations for the support of Canadian Armed Forces operations outside of Canada. He served twice with the United Nations, in Cyprus and in Egypt. 

Larry Lashkevich has been a key player in the Logistics Transformation of Canada’s National Defence and for seven years led that Transformation as J4 Materiel/Director General Logistics. He was appointed the Director General Materiel Systems and Supply Chain, Department of National Defence, responsible for: Materiel Requirements, Plans, Policy and Procedures; Materiel Information Systems; Supply Chain Operations; and Quality Assurance – where he served for 5 years.
A certified Professional Logistician (P.Log), Lawrance Michael Lashkevich was awarded the Order of Military Merit (OMM) and the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic Knight’s Cross. 

Leaving DND in September 2009, Larry Lashkevich became the Director of International Business Development at Logistik Unicorp Ltd.  Larry Lashkevich has also been active in Logistics and Materiel Support matters outside of National Defence, with other government departments, national and international organizations and with other nations. He was President of the Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (formerly Materiel Management Institute of Canada), is on the Advisory Board for the Bachelor of Applied Business (e-Business, Supply Chain Management) Degree at Algonquin College, and continued to have extensive contact with Defence leadership in the fields of Supply and Logistics in a number of countries around the world.

Our family is suggesting that a donation could be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Kanata Baptist Church

    Event Times:

    22-Apr-2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by PATRICK PARKER | 07-May-2018

I am so sorry for you loss. please accept Leah, Joy's and my sincere condolences. I met Larry many years ago when I was a supply CWO. There are some good tales to tell and they were all good ones. I enjoyed talking to Larry because he listened and took a real interest in what we talked about. He will be missed in the Logistic (Supply) world. Servitium Nulli Secundus. CWO R'td Patrick Parker.

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Posted by Roger Reens | 06-May-2018

My sincere condolences to the Lashkevich family. I had known Larry for a number of years as a client - both in the military and in civilian life. He was a gentleman and caring for those who worked for and with him. A small example that impressed me at the time and that I remember well is illustrative. One night a number of years ago several of us who had been working for days on a sensitive file with Larry were closeted in a small conference room in NDHQ and had missed supper. At 2 in the morning GENERAL Lashkevich disappeared and returned a short time later with hamburgers for his subordinates and me that he had managed to find in the Market. It was this type of concern that made Larry loved and remembered by those who knew him.

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