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    Article: Lieutenant(N) Mike Pilson

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    From my facebook profile on 31 August:

    "I take this moment to pause and reflect upon the deeds of a good friend of mine as he moves on into whatever comes next. There are many individuals, myself included, who would not be the people they are were it not for your influence, guidance and support. The world weeps tonight, for another soul has been taken well before it was ready. Rest in peace, my friend, you will be greatly missed."

    You are relieved, sir.


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    This past summer I had the privilege of working for LCdr Pilson this past summer as a SCOP instructor. He was a wonderful man that will always be a part of my life, he taught me more then any one I have ever met. I know that I will always remember that he doesn't twerk as he made very clear during our trip to Belleville. I have still not fully come to terms with the situation. A wonderful man who I unfortunately did not take the proper opportunity to say farewell to. He will be sorely missed, I as many others wish him fair winds and following seas, and more importantly I would like to say thank you sir, thank you for everything you have done for the program, for the cadets, and for myself. You are relieved.
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    I had the pleasure of sailing with Mike for a week as he working for his ORCA OIC qualification. I was impressed by his good humour and intelligence, and I was gratified to see him attain this milestone in due course. I feel deeply for his family and I hope that they are getting all the support they need from the Navy.

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    I first met PO Mike Pilson in the summer of 1982 on a cadet exercise to Penetanguishene. That summer, he was known as "Petty Officer Blue Eyes" as he had gotten some turquoise coloured contacts. He was, at that point, already an amazing personality and a leader who kept his division interested. We became friends, and served together as Staff Cadets at Tillicum Sea Cadet Camp in the summer of 1984.

    Throughout the 31 years since, we remained friends, touching base from time to time, and sharing many memorable stories and moments (and not a few very interesting pranks). Mike was a terrific cadet, an amazing officer and mentor, the type of friend everyone wants to have. His humour, quick wit, and genuine interest in everyone who served with him made him truly one of the great men I've ever had the privilege of knowing. His loss is absolutely immeasurable.

    I cannot begin to express my sadness at his passing. To his wife, Shari, and to Andrea, Liam and Taylor and the rest of his family, I offer my most sincere condolences and any support I can give them.

    Rest In Peace, my friend!

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    You were a great OIC on Orca 55 when I was in Quadra, We will remeber you.

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    My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    I had the pleasure of meeting him on numerous occasions before and after his ORCA sails between 2010 and 2011. He always had a smile and was always keen to help and learn. He had a very high standard of professionalism and a good sense of humour. Working with him was easy.

    Rest in Peace

    F.R. Bosse, BA(Hons.), G.Dip, rmc

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