Remembering Capt. McQueen

Hundreds turned out to pay their respects at a military funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, a Hamilton area pilot killed in a CF-18 crash in Alberta. The funeral was held at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mt. Hope. – Barry Gray

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. A photo of McQueen displayed near the podium.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. A photo of McQueen displayed near the podium. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta.  Capt. McQueen's plane was flown in for the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Capt. McQueen’s plane was flown in for the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Capt. McQueen's casket being led in. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Capt. McQueen’s casket being led in. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Jordan Rychlo, who deliverd the eulogy, pauses at Capt. McQueen's casket.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Jordan Rychlo, who delivered the eulogy, pauses at Capt. McQueen’s casket. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Members of Capt. McQueen's family speak during the service.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Members of Capt. McQueen’s family speak during the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Members of Capt. McQueen's family speak during the service.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Members of Capt. McQueen’s family speak during the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Capt. McQueen's CF-18 was flown in for the service.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Capt. McQueen’s CF-18 was flown in for the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Playing of Last Post during the service.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Playing of Last Post during the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Preparing to carry Capt. McQueen out following the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. Preparing to carry Capt. McQueen out following the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. The McQueen family watch as Thomas casket is carried from the service.  Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. The McQueen family watch as Thomas casket is carried from the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 - Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. A CF-18 veers away as they perform the 'missing man' formation over the museum following the service.   Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator For story by: Mark McNeil

Hamilton. Ontario, Wednesday, December 7,2016 – Funeral for Capt. Thomas McQueen, held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, killed in the crash of a CF-18 in Alberta. A CF-18 veers away as they perform the ‘missing man’ formation over the museum following the service. Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, December 7, 2016 - Saluting Hamilton Firefighters from station 19 along with RCMP and citizens watch the funeral procession from the Glancaster overpass  Service to commemorate life of CF-18 pilot Thomas McQueen of Fisherville is being held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. (FILE NO. _GMY3042) PHOTO BY: Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator. FOR STORY BY: McNeil

Hamilton, December 7, 2016 – Saluting Hamilton Firefighters from station 19 along with RCMP and citizens watch the funeral procession from the Glancaster overpass Service to commemorate life of CF-18 pilot Thomas McQueen of Fisherville is being held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope. PHOTO BY: Gary Yokoyama, The Hamilton Spectator.

Hamilton, Ontario, Dec 7,2016  The post funeral entourage including the hearse carrying the body of Capt Thomas McQueen travels along the 403 on route to Ottawa via the Highway of Heros.  McQueen died when the CF18 he was piloting crashed during a training exercise near Cold Lake Alberta on November 28. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator.Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton, Ontario, Dec 7, 2016 The post funeral entourage including the hearse carrying the body of Capt Thomas McQueen travels along the 403 on route to Ottawa via the Highway of Heroes. McQueen died when the CF18 he was piloting crashed during a training exercise near Cold Lake Alberta on November 28. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator.

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