Hon. Diane Finley
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Captain Thomas McQueen
Hon. Diane Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk, CPC): Mr. Speaker, today, at Beechwood National Cemetery, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, Capt. Thomas McQueen is being laid to rest.
When he was eight years old, Thomas dreamed of being a fighter pilot. He designed paper airplanes. He went to air cadet camp, and he got top marks in school to get into training.
An Afghanistan veteran, he even got to fly escort duty for Santa Claus.
Thomas loved the outdoors. He loved speed, whether it was on land, on water, or in the air, and he was a notable handyman. When he decided that the prices were too high in the furniture stores, he built his own furniture.
He loved to make people laugh.
But his real love was Caitlin. They were to be married right after Christmas.
We thank Thomas for his service to our country. We extend our condolences to Caitlin, to his parents, Tom and Edith, and to his family and friends.
A good man, a proud Christian, is now flying with the angels.