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Sandy Bailey (YZ))

Jim Dawson (QM)

Jack Penney (UL/NCTI)

Pat Sullivan (YZ)

Dick Kent (EG)

Jim Ross (QX)

John Evans (EG)

George Ross (QM)

Al Germundson (OW)

Al Ranger (VR)

Andrew James (EG)

Larry Schellenberg (QR)

Greg Vincent (OO/KZ/KF)

Barry Woods (YZ))

Fred Spence (NTCI)

Rick Doyle (UL/QT)

Lauris Guptill (QM)

Rob Moore (ULZ)

Bruce Connor (YZ)

Robin Milne (WG)

Dennis Dick (EG)

Terry Gentile (QM)

Hayward Clarke (QX)

John Romanovitch (NTCI)

Don Parrish (UL/QX/HQ)

Tom Fudakowski (UL/HQ)

Bill Schwartz (WG)

Scott MacDonald (QM)

Don Lundgard (YC/EG)

Don Mair (OWZ/HQ)

Stephen Elmhirst (YZ)

Grant Price (WG/HQ)

Pierre Jones (UL)

Bill Coles (QX/HQ)

Brian Lewis (QM)

   ✸ 2021 ✸

Don Gilmore (HQ)

Al Coley )

Art Cauty (UL)

Patrick Penney (QX)

Gilles Foy (QB/HQ)

Larry Beaudry (WG)

Nelson Greene (WG/VR)

Larry Ellis (YC/EG)

Sandi Kryzanowski VR

John (Jack) Dods (HQ)

Dudley Matthews (QX)

Reg Batson (QX)

Don deCuypère (WG/HQ)

Warren Whitehouse (QM)

Willis Hare (QM)

Bernie Burgess (QX/QM)

Jim Doyle (YT)

Fred Petrauskas (UL)

Tom Hubbard (WG)

Jean-Yves Dupré (UL/QB)

Gerry Mank (YZ)

Jack Butt (QX)

Heather Gies UL/WG

Harold Siemens (WG)

Gerry Mead (WG)

   ✸ 2020 ✸

George Evans (WG)

Gerry Foulds (VR)

Hester Trites (QM)

George Porayko (AV)

Gus Morier (WG/UL)

James Kilburn (YZ)

Blaine Peterson (WG)

Fred Hornsby (YZ)

Ron Chafe (QX/OW)

Ron McFarlane (WG)

Pat Halpin (HQ)

Louis Doucet (UL)

Robert 'Bob' Desjardins (UL)

Terence McGiveron (VR)

Don MacIntyre (QM)

Jean-Yves Trottier (NTCI)

Mark Stebbings (EG)

Don MacLachlan (YZ)

Al Otto (WG/VR)

Rob McDermott (AM/YZ)

Bob Delahunt (YR/QM)

Tim Creaghan (QM/QX)

Steve Wells (UL/NCTI)

Art Barker (OW)

Ben Levesque (UL)

Glen Shewfelt (WG)

Walt Lesyk (VR)

Ron Dobson (WG)

Leo Middlestadt (YZ)

Keith Steeves (QM/NCTI)

   ✸ 2019 ✸

Steve Shewchuk (VR)

Tony Corazza (YZZ)

Bart Green (QX)

Barry Spring (VR)

Joe Owen (VR)

Mike Lompart (YZ)

Edward Homeyer (YZ)

Al Barnett (UL/YZ)

George Machum (QM)

Carl Ross (QM)

John Melvin (YZ/OW/VR)

Cliff Strachan (QT?WG)

Claude Curwin (HZ/QM)

Alain Jacques (UL)

Dave McBride (UL/TCTI)

George Lempriere (YZ)

Doug Sanford (QM)

Ron Ominski (WG)

Doug Skerritt (WG)

Bob Rogers (YZ)

Gord Frost (OW TCU)

   ✸ 2018 ✸

Ray Voisey (VR)

Bob Sherwood (YZ)

Jim Nixon (QM)

Terry Bartley (WG)

Wendell Sellick (HZ)

Bob Lush (QX)

Mark McCrea (YC)

Gilles Myner (UL)

Bob Hamilton (VR)

Dave Armour (YZ/WG/VR/YJ)

Alan Husband (VR)

Dave Hanrahan (QX)

Allan Fry (YZ)

Ray Pilgrim (WG)

Pierre Proulx (UL/QM/HQ)

Gordon Whitehead (HQ)

Michael Jordan (HZ)

Don Meredith (HQ)

Paul Bond (YTZ)

Ken Ralph (YZ)

Maurice Corbeil (UL)

John Datzkiw (WG)

Eric Staples (OW)

Alf Carew (HQ)

Lee Valiquette (QT/WG)

Ken Oates (YZZ)

Jim Boyd (WG)

Brian 'Pudge' Janes (QX)

Dick Hyslop (EG)

Lou Macaulay (QM)

Grant Pinsent (QX)

Ian St.James (UL)

Gary Vermeulen (WG)

   ✸ 2017 ✸

Jim McLean (VR)

Don Deally (WGZ)

Pierre Arsenault (QM)

Art Derbyshire (WG)

Al Kazlauskas (UL/HQ)

Jim Grant (QX/QM)

Rob Fleming (QM)

Al Holt (WG)

Laura Bangs (WG)

Andrew "Boney" Bonar (VR)

Maurice 'Moe' Fredrick (YZ)

Steve Hall (EG)

Ronald 'Farmer' Hewett (WG)

Nelson Pert (QX/QM/FC)

Howard Saunders (QX)

Ronald Goyetche (HZ/QM/HQ)

Doug Dahl (EG)

George Curran (VR)

Donald Boyce (UL)

Alvin Hawrylyshen (VR)

James 'Jim' Jordan (VR)

Robert 'Bob' Randall (VR)

Marv Schiissler (WG)

Mike Evaschesen (WG)

Jerry Kopecky (WG)

Howard Schafer (YC)

Tom Duke (QM)

Blake Doerksen (WG)

Terry Lewis (WG)

Ted Pischak (XE)

Cliff Johanson (WG)

John 'Jack' Brown (WG/HQ)

Ken Kirton (WG)

Bill White (VR)

Bill Haufschild (WG)

   ✸ 2016 ✸

Gary Russell (YZ)

Bill Wood (SIM-OW)

Patrick McMurray (QM)

Roger Pelletier (UL)

Ron Miller (EG)

Bill Duplain (NCTI)

Cliff Dumville (OW)

Ernie Thornquist (QT/FB/YZ/WG)

Bob Power (XE)

Pierre Toupin (ULZ)

Cyril Peters (OW)

Steve Denike (QK/WG)

Werner Siedel (UL/TCTI)

Dennis Letkeman (WG/NCTI)

Andre Rivest (UL)

Victor Pettigrew (RC)

Allan Morgan (VR)

Tom Linklater (AV)

Elwyn Loewen (QM)

Brad Wise (LWZ)

Reid Hutchinson (YB/YZ)

Vince Campbell (HZ)

Bob Fradenburgh (YZ)

   ✸ 2015 ✸

Stan Roy (YZ/VR)

Ed Romanik (WG)

Ed LeSage (UL/VR)

Mac Clarke (QX)

Jim Allardyce (WG)

Luigi Gandolfo (UL)

André Paulin (QB)

Eric Dawe (QX)

Jim McArthur (NCTI)

Duane Clefstad (WG)

Stephen Mann (QM)

Roy Crann (QX)

Vic Shura (WG/XE)

Bill Taylor (WG)

Richard Crossley (OW)

Wayne Lyon (QX)

Roger Westmore (HQ)

Gord Logan (VR)

   ✸ 2014 ✸

Gilbert Keirstead (QM)

Trevor Paine (HQ)

Barb Matthews (EG)

Walter Bulbeck (CC)

Mark Frail (QX)

Doug Reid (QM)

James 'Scott' Hainer (VR)

James Forbes (QX)

Len Kalichuk (QM)

Dick Cowan (WGZ)

Michel Letellier (UL)

Marty Sittig (MX)

Martin David Snedden (EG)

Pierre 'Pete' Marcotte (UL)

Lothar Steigerwald (HQ)

Carl Raymond Chambers (YZ)

Garnet 'Garnie' Strahl (UL/VR)

Robert 'Bob' McKeagan (QM)

Daniel Fowler (QM)

Jack McDonald (HQ)

Yvan Miville Des Chênes (QB)

Carl Smith (YJ)

Garth Nosworthy (WG)

Wally Galka (WG)

   ✸ 2013 ✸

Robert Acheson (OW)

Greg Leitch (WG)

George Asselin (ULZ)

Jack Garbutt (OW)

Gordon Kingsley (EGZ)

Peter Martin (OW)

Jack Seylor (YB)

Dean Broadfoot (HQ)

George Dodds (WG)

Dwight Miller (QM)

Gordon Holloway (WIA)

Fred Luettger (VR)

Bob Bridger (CV/XX)

Hans Chrisian Larsen (QX)

Alan Hooper (FSS)

Jamie Miller (QM)

Les Bryan (EG)

Bob Armstrong (OW)

Steve Clancey (VR)

Denis Ouellet (HU)

Doug Ainsworth (HZ/QM

Pat Scougal (QM)

Derrall Gunderson (WG)

Laurie Wortman (QM)

Warren Coleman (QM)

Frances Oneson (CV/HU

James Roberts (QM)

Rae Howe (XE))

   ✸ 2012 ✸

Donald MacCallum (QM)

Dave Brooks (VR)

Terry Bobby (WG)

John Scammell (YZ/OW))

Ronald Joseph Day (QM)

John Galloway (OW)

William 'Bill' McConnell (WG)

Rand Smith (HZ/QM)

Duncan Dufresne (YZ/OW)

Carey 'Bert' Myers (VR)

Ken Neville (WGZ)

Emil Bryksa (WG)

Joe Kresnyak (EG)

Joe Mayo (WG)

John Degelman (WG)

Maurice Fitzpatrick (QX/QM/EG)

Bob Swanston (VR)

Hap Chafe (QX)

Barry Kowal (WG

Gilbert Labelle (UL/OW)

Paul Coolen

   ✸ 2011 ✸

Dick Rice (QX)

Grant Cummings (VR)

Brendan Munnelly (OW)

Bob Marchand (UL)

Howard MacDonald (QM)

Peter Stewart (QM)

George Elliot (WIA)

Gord Gibson (UL/HQ)

Don O'Rourke (WG)

Joe Watson (WG)

Bob Pennefather (UL/YZ)

Ted Bushnik (HZ)

Tom Bingham (QK)

Rob Millikin (UL/YZ)

Peter MacLennan (OW)

Orval Sneve (QT)

   ✸ 2010 ✸

Paul Ruta (WG)

Ben Oakden (WG))

Bernard Bourgon (UL)

Bill Morrison (UL/HQ)

Neil Coffey (QX)

Shy Aitken (OW)

Donald Dove (QX)

Jerry Ovington (OW)

Junior Bishop (UL/QX)

JD Lyon (WG)

Cy Thornely (WG/VR)

Graham King (QX)

Dave Mihill (EG)

Reg Garfield Webb Sr (XE))

John Plunkett (EG)

Mike Hudson (WG)

   ✸ 2009 ✸

Peter Minchin (XU)

Ron Hart (WG)

Jim Barnes (QM)

John Walker (QX)

Dale Stinson (WG)

John Dohaney (QM)

Norm Ford (OW)

Alexander 'Spence' McKendry (OW)

Doug Mercer (QX)

Jerry Thornton (YZ/TZ)

Wayne Kuch (YB)

Michael 'Mike' Langhan (WG)

Garry Norman Fee (OW)

Blake Underhill (QM)

Joseph Hoover (EG)

Leon Cormier (QM)

Bob Lawrence (QX)

Leo LeBlanc (QM)

Roger Stone (XE)

Chris Lilwall (EG/QX/NCTI)

Donald Boyd (HZ)

   ✸ 2008 ✸

Tom Freestone (WG/OW)

Donald Bertrand (OW)

Fred Tavener (HZ)

Gerald Dodds (YB/YZ)

George Alexander (WG)

Bob Cox (QM)

Max Thornhill (QX)

Ken Baskin (EG)

Bruce McEwan (XE)

Ralph Laycock (HQ)

John Wilder (WG)

Douglas 'Doug' Reid (VR)

Watamaniuk Orest (UL/YZ)

Reid John 'Jack' (WG)

   ✸ 2007 ✸

James 'Jim' Kouk (WG)

Peter Parsons (YJ)

George Dainard (QM)

Harold Hoyt (QM)

William 'Bill' King (EG)

Terry Clark (EG)

Terry Terriff (QR)

Lyall Davidson (WG)

Paul 'Klinger' Hansen (QX)

Patrick Hickey (QX)

Richard Smyth (QX)

Frank Levesque (UL)

Bruce Sowerby (QM)

George Smith (HQ)

Dave Horsman (QM)

Ed Vincent (WG)

   ✸ 2006 ✸

Lawrence 'Buck' Stewart (QM)

Bruce Shattock (VR)

Ray Morinville (VR)

Chris Rasley (VR)

Tom Curran (UL)

Garry Hollier (WG)

Earl Sheldon (FSS)

Garth Doerksen (QK)

Merrill Harrison (OW)

Jacques Chamberland (OW)

Ed Smith (QM)

Ed Swinamer (OW)

Vic Chapman (QM)

Gordon Henry Ivany (QX)

Doug McGrath (QM)

Doug Martin (QT)

Barry Tulloch (WG)

   ✸ 2005 ✸

Don Strath (WG)

Tom Allisat (VR)

Everton Emberly (EG)

Bob Bradley (YZ)

Bob Gabelmann (EG)

Bert Rourke (VR)

Norm Binkley (WG)

Bob Weedmark (OW)

Pete Purdy (VR)

Ed Barnes (WG)

Bob Lowthian (YZ)

Al Sutherland (WG)

Murray Daigle (UL)

Paul Warren (UL)

   ✸ 2004 ✸

Katherine Maclean (ARCO)

Parker Currie (EG)

Don Lepp (YC)

Nels Harvey (WG)

Cy Rowsell (QX)

Bert Puls (WG)

Les Driver (WG)

Bill Jacobson (WG)

Millard Ganong (QX/SJ)

Cliff Gleave (EG)

Blake Lloyd (OW)

Bob Danzinger (UL)

Klaus Pollock (YZ)

   ✸ 2003 ✸

Joseph Kovalenko (EG)

Bert Sandberg (WG)

Mike Diffley (UL)

Bart Van Toever (WG)

Rae Henry (UL)

John Elvin 'Al' Swordy (VR)

Ed Weinheimer (WG/OW)

 ✸2000 and earlier✸

Chris King (QX)

Bryce Llewellyn (QT)

Grant Downes (WG)

John Morey (QM)

Edmond Melanson (QM)

Jack Murphy (WG)

Roy Samson (QM)

Danny Andoney (UL)

Tony Andoney (UL)

Pierre Archambault (QM)

Margaret Dunseith (TZ)

Doug Hendrickson (QR)

Don Edwards (WG)

Hank Batt (WG)

Garth Caldwell (WG/OW)

Wilfred Hilchie (UL)

R e m e m b e r i n g

. . . fellow controllers and comrades

*** When you visit this page always press F5 (refresh) for the latest information ***
  This page is intended to inform us about fellow controllers and comrades in aviation who have passed away. An obituary notice serves to inform but somehow seems incomplete without stories and memories. Many of us cannot attend a service but we still wish to share a memory.
  The genesis for this page came after Al Yeadon sent me a notice of Rae Henry's passing in the fall of 2003. I forwarded it on to a few former Montreal ACC controllers and, well, my actions seemed incomplete. Although Rae never worked at Cartierville tower, Ed LeSage mentioned him when telling a story about a BOAC Brittania landing at Cartierville airport on the CYCV page. Several messages were sent to RATSO so for the benefit of others and to Rae's memory I collated the messages and displayed them on the CYCV page. This was well received and so this page began in November 2003. I will reprint info from the RATSO Ottawa board or people can send me obituary notices and personal messages.

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   Sandy Bailey (YZ)

   Sanford Edward "Sandy" Bailey

   Saturday, December 21st, 1946 - Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandy on Monday, November 14, 2022. He is survived by his wife Susan and sister Susanne (Ron) and sister-in-laws Jill and Kym and niece Madelaine. Fondly remembered by his extended family, neighbours and friends.

   The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Carpenter Hospice for their excellent care, kindness and compassion.

   In memory of Sandy donations to the Carpenter Hospice are welcome.

   from Tom McWhirter:  Sorry to advise the passing of Sanford Edward "Sandy" Bailey. He died earlier this week after a twenty year battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife of fifty-one years, Sue. Sandy had a thirty five year career in ATC, as a. controller in Windsor tower, a controller in YYZ center (East), a DSC, and finally a supervisor (North side). Cremation will follow with interment in his home town of Simcoe. No funeral is anticipated.

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   Jim Dawson (QM)

   James 'Jim' Dawson

   1940 - 2022

   It is with Father's arms wrapped tightly around Jim that he has crossed over to join his brother Walter, Annie and his fur companions Misha, Dixie and Debbie on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022. Born in Moncton, Jim was the son of the late Harry and Sylvia (Gallant) Dawson.

   He is survived by his loving wife Marolyn, his stepson Robert (Mel), sisters Mary-Ann Caldwell and Gloria Pearson (Paul) both of British Columbia, his sister-in-law Theresa (late Walter), step grand-children Lilah and Jack as well as nieces and nephews.

   Jim was a proud military man, having served on the Bonnie for 20 years. Many hours have been spent during the last few months reminiscing of his military career with his good friend Mike Lesperance who provided enormous support to both Marolyn and Jim during his illness. Jim continued his career as an air traffic controller with ATC spanning over 25 years where he remained until his retirement. During this time he enjoyed jamming at home with his best friends who were his co-workers.

   He was a kind, gentle, quiet man who had a dry sense of humour, a twinkle in his eye and a little smirk that would appear when Marolyn teased him and called him "Papa Dawson". He loved her so.

   Due to his failing health, the last three years have been challenging ones, but many thanks go out to Dr Hudson, Dr Gee and Dr Tait and his close friends for their wonderful care and compassion. A special thank you to the fifth floor Surgical Intensive and to the Palliative Care Unit of the Moncton Hospital for everything you have done for Jim, particularly to Michelle McKnight for your guidance and kindness.

   Rest In Peace, Jim. Until we meet again, Love, Marolyn.

   Honouring his wishes, cremation has taken place at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).

   Donations made to the Palliative Care Unit at The Moncton Hospital would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca


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   Jack Penney (UL/NCTI)

   PENNEY, Bertram John 'Jack'

   Past Master Mason, Ashlar Lodge

   Born Dolbeau, QC July 27, 1934 to Bertram and Margaret (Whitson) Penney. Sadly left us on October 12, 2022 in the company of Karen and Brian after a determined and brave battle with various health issues.

   Devoted husband to Muriel (Mickie) for 59 years. Loving father to Karen (Brian) and Brent (Tanya). Extremely proud Gran of Taylor John (Evelyn Nelson) and Chelsea Ilene (Jordan Wilson). He leaves behind his brother Brian Penney (Martine), nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by sister, Elizabeth Tremblay (Bert).

   He started his career as a weather person and then went on to become an Air Traffic Controller, a career he thoroughly enjoyed. Upon his retirement, Jack taught Air Traffic Control at the Department of Transport Training School in Cornwall.

   He always enjoyed a round of golf, beaches in Maine and Florida, a good laugh and a nip of scotch. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family who were the most important to him.

   Our family wishes to thank the dedicated and caring staff at Park Place, who supported Jack these last few months. We also want to thank friends Lorne, Norm and Al for their weekly visits to Jack to share stories and a treat!

   Jack was a gentle man who was always ready to help and he will be greatly missed. Til we meet again!

   Cremation has taken place. Graveside service will be held in Spring 2023.    

   from Foster Richardson: What a loss, perhaps the nicest,kindest and overall one of the best fellow workers I’ve had the pleasure of not only working with but also having as a true friend.

   from Phil Gies: Jack, sometimes called Jake although I never knew why, was certainly one of best liked controllers in UL ACC back in the '60s and early '70s. A very capable controller and good friend to many, he was also renowned for his incredible memory for names and then family details of people he had met in his past. If he heard your name once, he remembered it.
Rip John, Jack. Jake.


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   Pat 'Sullie' Sullivan (YZ)

   Patrick Raymond Sullivan (YZ)

   December 1, 1943 - October 8, 2022

   It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Patrick Raymond Sullivan. Patrick passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones on October 8, 2022, at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga.

   He leaves behind his beloved wife Marion, and son Timothy (Leah).

   He will also be deeply missed by his siblings, Colleen Brown (Tom), Tom, Sue Lankin (Tim), Rosemary, and David (Rena). He was especially beloved by his many nieces, nephews, and their children. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond George and Rosemary Theresa, and his brothers Paul “Chub”, and Richard.

   A celebration of Patrick’s life will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, 2022 at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery in Mississauga, Ontario. Cremation has already taken place. All whose lives were impacted by Pat are invited to attend and share their memories.

   In addition, De La Salle College held a special place in Sully’s heart, where he continued to give back well after his time spent there as a student. Two generations of Sullivans went to the school, including his brother Paul, and son Timothy.

   We would ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a scholarship to be established in honour of Patrick Sullivan, Class of 1962, by contacting De La Salle College at 416-969-8771 extension 738. Alternatively, donations can be made by visiting www.delasalle.ca and clicking on “Giving” on the main page or directly by clicking on the following clicking on this link.


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   Dick Kent (EG)

   KENT, Richard Martin “Dick” 1937 – 2022

   If ever there was a life enjoyed and well-lived, it was that of Dick Kent. He was a well-rounded, extremely interesting and caring man, as well as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and good solid friend.

   He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by Gail (Spiller) Kent, his wife of nearly 63 years; their daughters, Lisa (Rob) Bannerman of Kelowna BC and Sheryl Kent (Doug Downs) of Calgary, AB; six grandchildren, Ryan (Tori), Bradley and Jordan Bannerman, and Owen, James, and Carol Downs; by his brother, Ron (Lynda) Kent and his sister, Lucille (Alan) Spiller; and other family and extended family members, and numerous friends.

   He was born December 11, 1937, in Calgary, Alberta, the son of Hubert Richard and Ina Olive (née Anderson) Kent. When he was partway through grade one, his family moved to a small farm in Hespero, Alberta, to be near his mother’s Swedish family, while his dad served in the Canadian army. He attended the one-room, Daisy Nook School. He had very fond memories of those early days and, after his family left the farm, he often went back to spend time with relatives during the summer holidays.

   Part way through his grade four year, the family moved back to Calgary, where they lived until the end of his grade 10 year. His grade 11 year, at Edmonton’s Eastglen Composite High School, was particularly momentous, because this is when he and Gail met. They were both members of the square dance club. During his grade-12 year at Fort Saskatchewan Composite High School, he joined the school basketball team. When he graduated in 1956, his last five years of schooling had been in five different schools. He would say that his grade-school education had been a mishmash – some years in an academic program, other years in the automotives and Industrial arts. However, he was quick to admit that he’d had some outstanding teachers along the way (some of them memorable characters), as well as some excellent mentors.

   He was always busy. He’d enjoyed doing farm chores, and in Calgary, he delivered groceries on his bicycle, for a small grocer in the Mount Royal District, and he stocked shelves at Safeway. He also learned to play the guitar. After moving to Edmonton, he worked weekends at the Edmonton Flying Club as a “hanger boy” where his wages were paid in flying lessons. He received his private flying licence at the age of 17 years.

   During the summer of 1956, Marconi Radio employed him to work on the DEW Line. In preparation for the job, he had to take a short course at the Edmonton Air Traffic Control Centre, as well as a meteorological observer’s course. In late August, he and a friend flew to Cape Parry, on the Arctic coast, where they worked for ten months. When he returned to the city, he learned that the Canadian Government was looking for Air Traffic Control Assistants, similar work to what he had been doing in the North. He started his Air Traffic Control job in June of 1957.

   He and Gail were married in 1959, and never was a man more overjoyed than he, when their two daughters were born. Fatherhood, certainly suited him! He enjoyed skiing, camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends; besides his ATC work, he was always into something. For a while, it was carrot farming.

   After getting his commercial flying licence, he bought a 1966 Cessna 337A and started his own company, Martin Air Services Ltd., doing pipeline surveillance for his brother’s cathodic protection company. He was an innovative and skilled mechanic – good at repairing most things mechanical and electrical. Even his little English Rover car sported some airplane parts. It wasn’t long before friends, neighbours, and colleagues recognized these skills, and his backyard garage became a mini shop. He never took payment for the time he spent fixing things, but a case of beer or a bottle of whiskey would often show up on the doorstep.

   When he retired in 1989, after 32 years with the Ministry of Transport, he was Acting Superintendent of ATC Operations for the Western Region, Air Traffic Services.

   Still wanting to keep busy, he did contract work for Evans Consoles, working on ATC console projects across Canada and on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. He also ran the Edmonton Office for Sego Industries (water well projects and septic systems). In November 1991, he began working for Hughes Aircraft Co. of Canada (later Raytheon). The company had been given the contract to build CAATS, Canada’s computerized air traffic control system. He and Gail took off for the coast, first living in White Rock and then in South Surrey. The move was an opportunity to make new friends, and the job was interesting and challenging. What was originally a three-year contract turned into a second career. In 2001, he and colleagues were at the Wright Patterson Airforce Base, demonstrating to the U.S. military a control tower simulator, which Raytheon had developed, when 9/11 happened – a very emotional experience!

   When Dick finally retired, he embraced retirement with his usual enthusiasm and immediately joined the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club. He relished the time spent with other volunteers, working in the fish hatchery and around the grounds. The camaraderie was superb, and the fishing trips to Watch Lake – looked forward to from one year to the next. It was a fun time – a time to enjoy the garden, feed the birds, travel, play with the grandkids on the beach, spend more time with family and friends, and to celebrate “Martini Fridays”. And the years went by so quickly!

   In 2021, he and Gail decided to sell their lovely South Surrey home with the beautiful garden, and on July 10, 2022, they moved into the lower-level suite of their daughter and son-in-law’s new home in Kelowna. Unfortunately, Dick had started to feel unwell. He had always been such a “Mr. Fix-It” himself, so after he was admitted to hospital on September 18, barely able to speak and unable to swallow, he became terribly frustrated when the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong and “fix him”. He died in the Kelowna General Hospital on October 7, 2022.


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   Jim Ross (QX)

   Ross, James Robert

   October 12, 1948 ~ September 29, 2022 (age 73)

   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Robert Ross Jr. "Jim" age 73 of Harmony Mills, Queens Co., NS on September 29, 2022.

   Jim was born and grew up in Woodstock, NB. His parents Bob and Margaret (Smith) are deceased. He is survived by his siblings Margaret Ann and William, his two sons Matthew and Christopher, a nephew, several grandchildren and a great grandchild.

   Jim worked for several years as an air traffic controller in Gander, Nfld. and Ottawa. He then returned to Harmony Mills to raise his sons. Jim was a talented craftsperson who enjoyed carving, drawing, painting and iron work.

   There will be no visitation. A service in his memory will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at: www.eastcoastmemorial.ca


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   John Evans (EG)

   EVANS, Leonard (John)

   John is survived by his wife Lois, and his sons Doug (Terri) and Rick (Carlene). He was predeceased by his daughter Diane, and his parents Leonard and Muriel Evans. John loved spending time with his six granddaughters and two great- grandsons. All his family will dearly miss him, as John was generous, humble, and caring to all around him

   The family is very thankful to all the great staff who cared for John at the Mi8sericordia Hospital during his last days.

   Memorial donations may be made to the Southminster-Steinhauer United Church or the charity of your choice.

   A memorial service will be held at the Southminster-Steinhauer United Church on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2 p.m., located at 10740-19 Avenue NW Edmonton. The service will be livestreamed as well using the following website:ssucedmonton.com/live.

   from Scotty Hamilton: John was a centre controller and later retired as a DSC.

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   George Ross (QM)

   F. George Ross, 87, of Riverview, passed away peacefully at McNair Manor on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Born in Halifax, NS, he was the son of the late Finlay and Nora (Morash) Ross

   George retired after a fulfilling career with the Canadian Federal Government in the Air Traffic Control, Moncton Centre. He loved to travel, with trips to Maine and his many winters spent in Florida. He looked forward to his many morning coffee's spent with the guys. In his earlier years, he played Baseball, Golfed and Curled.

   He will be sadly missed by his wife, Myrtle Ross; children, Christine Cahill (Mark) and Andrew Ross; stepchildren, Shelley Damery (Gary), Scotty Killam and Tony Killam; grandchildren, Michael and Meghan; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Jaxon, Finlay and Weston; cousin, Ross Brown (Margaretta); members of Myrtles family; and his many extended family members and friends.

   In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Carrie Ross (nee Robertson).

   Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm only. A Service to Celebrate and Honour George's life will be held from the Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Reception will follow the service in the Funeral Home Reception Centre. Interment will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lower Sackville, NS.

   The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of McNair Manor for the excellent care given to George during his time there.

   In memory of George, memorial contributions to Diabetes Canada, The Canadian Cancer Society or a memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared on the Fergusons Funeral Home Facebook Page or at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family of F. George Ross, please visit Tribute Store. Published on September 12, 2022


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   Al Germundson (OW)

   John Allan Germundson

   "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth/ and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings . . . Put out my hand, and touched the face of God." ("High Flight," John Gillespie Magee).

   Allan, born July 27, 1934, died on August 28,2022, from Lewy body dementia and complications from injury and Covid-19. Allan will be deeply missed by his children Karen (Stewart), Brian (Judy), and Gary, and his grandchildren Adrian, Dana, Kevin, Amy, Erin, and Ryan. Allan is predeceased by his wife Pam and his brother Ken.

    He had wonderful memories of growing up in Rochester, Alberta. Al was proud to have been a squadron leader, flying Sabres in the RCAF. He then went on to be an air traffic controller, working mainly at what was then Uplands Airport.

   He was a devoted caregiver, nursing his mother and his wife through their long illnesses.

   from Phil Gies: I had met Al a number of times in Ottawa and always found him to be pleasant, quiet and professional.

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   Al Ranger (VR)

   RANGER, Albert Walter (Al)

   May 5, 1926 • August 27, 2022

   It is with heavy hearts we announce that after a long, well lived life, our Dad, Grandpa, uncle and friend, Albert (Al) Ranger passed away peacefully with his daughters by his side. Al was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Elaine, his brother Frank, and son-in-law Andy. Al is survived by his daughters, Pat (Scott), Carol, Shelley (Chris) and Lynn (Tim), and grandchildren Lindsay (DJ), Kevin (Sarah), Andrew and Owen, and the extended Ranger and Houser families.

   Al was born in New Westminster, and attended Lyndhurst Elementary and Burnaby South schools before heading off for military duty and flight school. A very successful 30 year career as an air traffic controller followed, which included a two and a half year adventure in Goose Bay Labrador in 1961, for Al, Elaine and their young family. Some of their most enduring memories and friendships began in the "Goose".

   Al was kind, compassionate, respectful and very funny! He made friends easily and always put people at ease. Al's life long friends ranged from childhood friends on Lyndhurst Street, work colleagues, sports team mates, Hemet snowbirds, to buddies at Thornebridge Retirement Home.

   Al was a serious fan of sports and followed everything. Hockey, golf, baseball, football, English Premier League Football, tennis, curling and throughout his life, Salmonbellies lacrosse. He was a lifelong member of the National Association of Left-Handed Golfers, curled in various leagues and later in life was part owner of a race horse that provided much joy and excitement. Al was also an ardent supporter of his daughters' many sporting endeavors. He coached, umpired, chauffeured and tirelessly cheered them on. He was an equally avid fan at his grandchildren's activities, often attending their hockey and lacrosse games as well as dance and piano recitals.

   Al and Elaine travelled extensively throughout their lives, enjoying many years of adventures with family, friends, and fellow golfers. They drove, flew, cruised and rode the rails following their interests and passions.

   We will forever hold Dad in our hearts, remember his quick wit and ability to laugh, and to feel his unconditional love. Rest In Peace Dad, just as you lived in peace.

   Special thanks to the staff at Royal City Manor who provided great care and friendship for Dad.

   No service at Al's request.


   Andrew James (EG)

   Andrew Charles James

   On August 23, 2017, Andrew passed away after a battle with cancer, he was 53 years old

   Andrew is survived by his loving wife Carol; daughter Emma; sons Nicholas and Samuel. Andrew also leaves to mourn him; his father Chuck; and sister Elaine (Roy) Grant; their two sons John (Sophia) son Joseph and Matthew (Keelie) and daughter Annie Rose. Andrew was predeceased by his mother Joan James and his father-in-law Bruce Cleveley.

   A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will take place at Glenwood Funeral Home (South of Wye Road and Range Road 232, Sherwood Park) on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments.

   Friends may make memorial donations to the Tertiary Palliative Care Unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Hospital, 3015-62 Street Edmonton, T6L 5X8.

   The James family would like to extend their sincerest appreciation to the staff on unit 43 at the Grey Nuns Community Hospital.

   We also wanted to give thanks to our family doctor, Dr. Patti Farrell of Sherwood Park, for without her compassionate and caring nature as well as her dedication, our journey would not have been as smooth.


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   Larry Schellenberg (QR)

   R. Lawrence Schellenberg

   Larry passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the age of 84 years.

   Predeceased by his parents Peter Aaron and Marie Schellenberg and sisters Helen Toews and Mary Borley, Larry is survived by his spouse of 64 years, Susan Schellenberg (nee Toews); his older sister Hilda Brandt; son Michael (Vivian) Schellenberg; grandchildren Rachel (Mark) Wiebe and Adam (Sidney) Schellenberg; great-grandchildren Jaden, Beckett, Cailem, and Eleanor; son Jerry Schellenberg; son Wayne (Lorrie) Schellenberg; grandchildren Jesse (Katie), Melissa (Dustin) Sykes, Dolton (Addi) Johnson, and Kirsty (Brandon) Klemenz; great-grandchildren Laikyn and Austin Sykes, Hazel Johnson, and Piper Klemenz.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at Grace Mennonite Church, 2935 Pasqua St, Regina, SK, on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. To view the livestream of the service or to leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.speersfuneralchapel.com   

   from Pril Gies: Larry was already a B-Stand when he attended atc course #20 which started in September 1966. We were four from WG; Larry and Mike Langhan to return to WG, then Lloyd Pascoe and myself who were sent from WG but were assigned to YZ. Larry was a quiet, studious person who did well and then was posted to QR where he spent his entire atc career.

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   Greg Vincent (OO/KZ/KF)

   Gregory Paul Vincent: January 16, 1935 to July 26, 2022

   A Man Who Marched To The Beat Of His Own Drum!

   Born and raised in Toronto, The Beach, son of Harry and Isabel (Poucher) Vincent. He will be remembered by his younger brother Michael (Youn) and his nephew Thomas. Previous wife Roberta Vincent and their daughter Barbara Williot (Pierre), his grandsons Paul and Rémi and two step granddaughters. Wife Jeanette (Farwell) Vincent, her three children and two grandchildren. Extended family, many friends and acquaintances

   Gregory Vincent’s Legacy

   When World War II came, Gregory’s father joined the RCAF and left when Gregory was six years old in 1941 and returned four years later in 1945. He had all the adventures the Toronto Beach could offer and the city was his playground.
   Gregory was destined to be on the move. At an early age he went to Camp Pinecrest in Torrance, ON. He loved to paddle, swim and be outdoors. He always had a part time job at a young age delivering newspapers, selling Christmas trees, helping the iceman and the local Loblaws grocery store where they nicknamed him "Snap, Crackle, Pop."
   At age 15 he and a friend traveled by hitchhiking to New York City and slept under the George Washington Bridge in their jungle hammocks and at age 16 hitchhiking to Los Angeles, California, to visit Muscle Beach and the Grand Canyon.
   When Gregory was 17 years old he joined the RCAF as an airman. The next year he drove his mother to the hospital and his brother was born, but he never lived a day with his brother. He left for London, Ontario, where he started his career in the regular Air Force as a RCAF Navigator, aircraft intersection and from then to 423 Squadron in Montreal. When the opportunity came to attend school in Florida that started him traveling to RCAF Paront, Edgar, where he met and married his first wife. They were then sent to Quebec where Gregory completed his short service commission. After leaving the RCAF he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Reserve - Gunner. He worked for one year as a civilian, then applied to Transport Canada for an Air Traffic Control position and stood 2nd in his class and was sent to Ottawa, then Toronto Tower, Toronto Center and Toronto approach control. During this time he completed a degree in Psychology at York University. At the age of 35 he became Chief Air Traffic Controller at Buttonville Airport and subsequently, close to his retirement, he became Chief Air Traffic Controller at Waterloo-Wellington Airport. At the age of 55 he retired. He continued part-time for a few more years interviewing and hiring Air Traffic Controllers.
   By that time Gregory had been leading hikes for the Toronto Bruce Trail Club and the Grand Valley Trails. He went out on his first hike with the Toronto Bruce Trail Club at the age of 40 and he said to himself “This is what I am going to do for the rest of my life." Shortly after he became a certified Hike Leader for the Toronto Bruce Trail and led hikes for over forty years and retired from hike leading in 2020. For over forty years he introduced many people of all ages to hiking and instilled the LOVE of nature, the outdoors in those who chose to accompany him.
    Earlier days of hiking were backpacking adventures with friends to the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia, White Mountains in New Hampshire and the STS Susquehannock Trail System, Pennsylvania, Potter County, Great Smoky Mountains along the border of Tennessee- North Carolinas, La Cloche Mountains in Northern Ontario are just a few.
   Gregory frequented the Susquehannock Lodge in Potter County, Pennsylvania for over forty years. He began backpacking and hiking with family and friends. For over two decades he led hikes five times a year. This was his home away from home.
   As a Hike Leader Gregory led three End to Ends of the Bruce Trail in 1996, 1998 and the year 2000, an End to End of the Grand Valley Trail in 1997 and an End to End of the Avon Trail in 2001. He also planned the millennium GVTA End to End and organized hike leaders to lead the series of hikes. Gregory was a Hike Leader of day hikes and weekends away for over forty years. He will be remembered as an ambassador for hiking.
   His Magic Carpet was air flight which started when he joined the RCAF. Travel took him to Barbados, Cuba, Italy/Sicily, France, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. His cycling trips to Cuba he always had a bike and boots to leave with a family and gave a young guide his binoculars. They were so appreciative.
   He frequently went to the United Kingdom and Ireland and hiked with Holiday Fellowship (HF) on their many trails in his earlier years. In the past two decades he decided to partner with a Travel Agency and with his “Man in Ireland'' they created walking holidays for small groups of people to Hadrian’s Wall between England and Scotland, Pembrokeshire coastal path in Wales, walked across England and Scotland, Cotswolds, Northern Ireland walk to the Giant’s Causeway and various walks in the Republic of Ireland.
   Once again he branched out his walking holidays to Azores, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, on the El Camino in Spain, the French Way, the Portuguese Way and Malta. He often said, “If you want Friends, be Friendly”. Wherever he went he made friends and would frequently visit “you” throughout his life. (You know who you are). He met a man on the El Camino in Spain from Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and visited him yearly for seven years until 2020 where he celebrated his 85th Birthday, with a Grand Finale at Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfall in the world.
   As a teacher he had a great ability to make people feel confident with themselves. He presented himself with such enthusiasm, allowing others to feel confident with the material he was presenting. Gregory inspired many people of all ages to pursue a life of walking in the outdoors.

   He taught:
   ✸ The Department Head of Health and Physical Education at St. Paul CSS in Mississauga decided to implement Hiking into the curriculum at their school and from 1998 to 2013 Gregory led over 1000 students on the Bruce Trail and immediately inspired them. His love of life and hiking left a mark on them that would connect them to the Bruce Trail, forever. A former student became a PHE teacher with Father John Redmand CSS and reconnected with Gregory and for ten more years has led student hikes and the cycle continues.
   ✸ By presenting New Hiker’s Evenings at the Waterloo Brewery and libraries.
   ✸ Health and Wellness Course, Hiking Ontario Trails for the Waterloo Region School Board and developed the curriculum.
   ✸ Map and Compass Courses and developed the curriculum.
   ✸ Sun Life Financial Wellness Hikes.
   ✸ CBC interview of walking End to End of Bruce Trail.
   ✸ KW Magazine (CKWR FM) 98.5 had regular seasonal short segments talking about hiking.

   Gregory was the author of The Right Stuff - Hiking Safety and Tips published in club newsletter across Ontario. He also contributed many articles and visual presentations on various outdoor topics for hiking clubs and libraries.
   He was a Lifelong Learner throughout his adult life, learning about flora and fauna, geology, Spanish and creative writing. He was a regular participant of the Military History Conference at Wilfred Laurier and other Military History events. An avid reader, Gregory was inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau.
   Proud member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI), Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) “per ardua ad astra”, Toronto Artillery Association - 7th Toronto Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA), Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) - Toronto Bruce Trail Club, Grand Valley Trails Association (GVTA).
   In his role of being a father to his daughter which he took seriously, he pointed out the best approach to life. His desire for his daughter to be independent ranged from sleep-away camps every summer (starting at the age 6!) to teach her how to change the oil in their cars. Gregory had a commanding personality; he got things done and he was a leader.
   Trips each summer to PEI and March breaks to Sanibel Island, Florida were regular family holidays. Wonderful family memories and experiences throughout her childhood years in which Gregory helped to instill the outdoors, hiking and running. Exercise and good nutrition was always a priority to him. He felt that his previous wife was a caring mother to their daughter. Like her father who ran in the National Capital Marathon in Ottawa, she ran in the Manitoba Marathon. Gregory enjoyed trips in his family Volkswagen camper and trips across Canada and parts of the USA, always visiting a friend or relatives. Gregory was especially proud of his daughter’s accomplishment of becoming a RN and for her two sons, his grandsons who have followed in her footsteps.
   Greg walked his path with steadfastness, always true to his passions, beliefs and convictions in both his words and actions, regardless of how others may have perceived him. It was important to him to be true to his nature of directness, clarity and purpose, just the way he saw fit, even while being aware how others might see things differently. He lived a life of purpose with dignity and passion.
   Happy Hour was one of Gregory's favourite social times and he often would say “thank you for marrying an older man". As always in life, Gregory knew what he wanted and made our rewarding relationship happen. In the light of these new eyes, he could share his life with me and what was important to him with someone new. He loved, he was loved by me and loved by so many. Of late when roles changed for him, he happily made the transition to accept me as his full time care partner who kept him on the move to places he enjoyed. We traveled short and long distances. We continued to walk together. We enjoyed theatre, museums, live music and more, always seeing family, friends and continuing to make new friendships.
   Gregory’s end of life journey with Alzheimer’s the past two years took him walking in many local and out of town cemeteries. It was easier walking, meditative and he very much enjoyed reading the scripts on the monuments. In particular Gregory was always drawn to the Canadian War monuments of men and women who lost their lives in War and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. He had the deepest and highest regard for military loss as two best friends died in the RCAF and also for all friends and family especially those who passed away at an early age.

   GREGORY PAUL VINCENT - He lived a full life with No Regrets. This is his song by Frank Sinatra - I Did It My Way
   A Huge Heart, A Huge Smile, Huge Enthusiasm and Cheeky Lively Humor
   Cremation has taken place. A private Interment will take place at a later date. Donations may be made to the Bruce Trail Conservancy brucetrail.org Grand Valley Trails Association gvta.on.ca/DONATE.htm Alzheimer’s Society alzswp.ca or your personal preference.
   Family, Friends and Acquaintances in keeping with Gregory’s favourite social time, we will reminisce, laugh and spend time in good cheer. You are invited to a Hike and "Happy Hour” Monday, August 8, 2022 from 4 to 7 p.m. Walk: 4 - 5 p.m. Happy Hour: 5 - 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (wine will be served for a toast). Cash bar available. At 6 p.m. we will raise our glass to Gregory Paul Vincent. For those who cannot attend, wherever you may be, join us in raising your glass at 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to Gregory and cherish the memories you have.
   Location: University of Guelph Arboretum, College Ave. East, Guelph On N1G 2W1    arbor@uoguelph.ca   43°32’39.06”N, 80°12’57.78”W
   Messages and condolences may be left at www.tricitycremations.com. Please visit Gregory's obituary notice on Facebook.


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   Barry Woods (YZ)

   Barry Bruce Woods: July 16, 1946 - July 25, 2022

   It is with deep sadness that we announce the recent passing of Barry Bruce Woods, surrounded by family, at the age of 76.

   Born to Roy Bruce Woods and Agnes Elizabeth (nee White). Devoted husband to Dianne for 48 years. Proud father to Jennifer and Dustin. Loving Big Bear to granddaughters Rachel, Paige, and Isabella. Survived and missed by his (much older) sister Barbara and her husband Dr. Michael Baker, aka Uncle Mikey

   Greatly missed by Barbara and Peter Titman, nieces Jill, aka Dr. Pill (Victor) and Rebecca, aka Dr. Brat (Shawn) and nephews Jeff (Debra) and Graeme (Katie), as well as extended family, friends and former co-workers.

   Being raised on Air Force bases across North America spawned a lifelong passion for aviation. A commercial pilot and flying instructor, he also spent 38 years as an Air Traffic Controller at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. In retirement, he was a proud member of the Lancaster Crew at the Canadian National Warplane Heritage Museum. He was honoured to play a small role in keeping the WWII bomber’s legacy alive.

   Starting his first job as a grave digger at the age of only 12, he encouraged a strong work ethic and lived by a strict moral code. He took pride in his garden and was brought immense happiness by the family cats. He was an avid modeller, a skilled handyman, and a devout Chevrolet Suburban enthusiast.

   Battling cancer for the last four years, he faced the disease with fierce, stoic determination and stubbornness, undergoing numerous surgical procedures and treatments until no further options were available.

   He will be remembered for his kindness, intelligence and off-colour sense of humour by all those who knew and loved him.

   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Palliative Care unit of the Princess Margaret Cancer Care Centre.


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   Fred Spence (NCTI)

   Fred Spence (NCTI)

   Peacefully on Friday July 22, 2022 at the age 75. Beloved husband of Hemangini Judith (née Stotesbury). Loving Father of Jamie (Signe), Preeyati Jenna and proud grandfather to Erik and Mattias.

   Friends are invited to visit the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood ave. Ottawa, on Wednesday July 27th between 4 to 6 p.m.


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   Rick Doyle (UL/QT)

   DOYLE, Richard Leo

   Richard Leo Doyle   25 October, 1940 – 8 July, 2022 ~ peacefully at the Cornwall Community Hospital on Friday July 8, 2022 at the age of 81. Loving and devoted husband of Mary (née Vesztrocy).

   Cherished father of Deborah Lynn Belanger (Donald Blue) and Tracy Anne Ivens (Robin) and the late Daniel Leo Doyle. He will be forever missed by his grandchildren Stacey Belanger (Kenny Bartczak), Bryan Belanger (Bailey Desrochers), Joshua Ivens (Natasha Belovich), Benjamin Ivens, Paige Ivens and his great granddaughter Lily Bartczak.

   Predeceased by his parents Richard Leo and Gabrielle (née Lemay) Doyle and his siblings.

   Arrangements entrusted under the care and direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West, (343-314-1194). In following with Richards wishes, all services are private.

As expressions of sympathy donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute, would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca    

   from Larry Lacasse  Rick was my immediate supervisor at TCTI/NCTI where he was a good mentor and a friend. He, his wife Mary my wife Gail and I spent many a Saturday evening playing cutthroat Hearts (he could be really mean with the Queen of Spades). He was an avid golfer and I managed to play many games with him as well as a memorable trip with our wives to Myrtle Beach. Sad to see him go.

   from Phil Gies:  Rick was a retired Canadian Air Force controller and began his TC career in UL ACC in 1970 or 71. Rick was a very competent controller, always kind of quiet, and always a pleasure to work with.

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    Lauris Guptill (QM)

   Lauris Gregory Guptill – age 82, of New Minas, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 17, 2022 with his family and dearest friends by his side. Born in Grand Harbour, Grand Manan, NB on December 17, 1939, he was the second son of the late Winston and Marjorie (Ingersoll) Guptill.

   Lauris enjoyed a number of careers - a commissioned officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator following graduation from High School, followed by two years as a commercial fisherman on Grand Manan Island, then as an Air Traffic Controller in Moncton and Fredericton, NB and St. John’s, NL. This was followed by 30 years in various financial and administrative positions with all three levels of government.

   After retirement Lauris operated his own businesses with his daughter Tara – the work and the people he enjoyed most – a business that is profitable and thriving today under the excellent management of Tara. A very special thank you to his friend Cody - who asked him to be a part of the development of his business at a time when he felt he had been "put out to pasture".

   Lauris is survived by his best friend and wife of 58 years, Paula (Lucas); daughter and special friend, Tara (Don) Fowler and very special grand-daughter, Eva (I’ve loved you girls more than I can tell); brother, George (Rose), St. George, NB; and sister, Sherrill Perry, Saint John, NB; God daughter, Allison (Allie) MacFarlane; God son, Peter Sonnenberg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as chosen "family", Doris and Phil Ells and Melanie Sonnenberg of Grand Manan, NB; and chosen "family", Doug and Jill and Ashley and Cody Holland of Coldbrook, NS. He was predeceased by his father, Winston; mother, Marjorie; sister, Suzanne Delaney; brother, Michael; brother-in-law, Gilbert Perry; brother-in-law, Jack Delaney; sister-in-law, Cindy Guptill; and God son, Phillip Ells.

   There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be arranged, including a service in St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Williams with a graveside committal following the service, at a later date to be decided. Donations should be made to the charity of your choice. At your convenience, please visit Paula, Tara and Eva and share your remembrances of your times with Lauris. Arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

   As I move on to the next stage of my journey, I would like to say "Thank You" to a number of people who made this part of my earthly journey with me.
    Thank you to those who loved me, You made my heart grow fonder.
    Thank you to those who cared, You made me feel important.
    Thank you to those who entered my life, you made me who I was.
    Thank you to those who left, You showed me that nothing lasts forever.
    Thank you to those who stayed. You showed me true friendship.
    Thank you to those who listened, You made me feel like I was worth it.
    May God Bless you all.


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   Rob Moore (ULZ)

   Robert Edward Moore (ULZ)

   1949 – 2022

   It is with profound sadness that Captain Robert E. Moore’s family and loved ones announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, June, 14, at the age of 72.

   Rob is survived by his son Christopher (Marjorie), daughter Carolyn (Josh), his grandchildren Charlotte and Benjamin, his partner Mirella Piccinin and her children – Julia, Nadia and Michael, and his brothers Ken, Kevin and Brian.

   A passionate aviator who often said he never worked a day in his life, Rob enjoyed a 35-year career as an Air Canada pilot. Though he traveled the world, his country home in Prince Edward County was his most loved destination.

   Rob was a sentimental and thoughtful man who loved with all of his heart. One never wondered where you stood with him. He was most generous with his family and friends, even when it came at personal sacrifice. He enjoyed a good time and the simple pleasures in life. He will be greatly missed.

   from Bill Jesse: Rob Moore (MW) worked briefly in YUL tower in the early 1970s. He left to go to Air Canada where he retired about 10+ years ago as 767 captain.

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   Bruce Connor (YZ)

   Bruce Clark Connor

   Bruce was born on April 21, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario the first son of Harry and Grace Connor. He graduated from Runnymede Collegiate. Bruce began his Air Traffic Control career in 1970. Over the course of 35 years he worked at various ATC Units from Ottawa to Toronto, and on to Edmonton.

   Bruce married Ruth Ransom on June 21, 1975. Their twin sons, Christopher and Sean were born on April 13, 1982. Bruce enjoyed coaching their basketball team and attended their games regularly, cheering them on. Bruce was always very proud of his sons.

   Bruce wrote in his book, “A brief work assignment in Vancouver hooked me on the magic of the coast. As soon as retirement arrived in 2005, I was in Vancouver the next day.” Bruce met Jean Playdon in Vancouver in March of 2012. We played squash, scrabble and walked the seawall daily. We visited Vancouver Island in 2014. Bruce, decisive as ever, knew what he wanted. Within a month, we had moved to Nanaimo.

   In Nanaimo Bruce became outgoing, fun loving and the life of the party. He joined the Nanaimo Curling Club’s Friendly Five League. His quick wit and infectious laugh made him popular with his many friends there. Bruce served as league rep for several years. Bruce & Jean were married in Bowen Park on Aug. 6, 2017. Bruce joined the Van Isle Sailing Co-op. He enjoyed sailing the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea and dreamed of owning his own boat one day. He loved his home and was proud to serve on the Strata Council at Park Ridge Place for several years. He counted all the owners as friends.

   Bruce’s passion was genealogy. He loved tracing his family’s roots and then turning his research into life stories. We travelled throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland to complete his work. This culminated in 2018 with the publishing of his first book “Remember Us, The Story of Our Connor Clan of West Saint John”. Bruce was on the brink of completing his second book at the time of his passing.

   Bruce passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on May 27, 2022 after a lengthy illness with his loving wife by his side. He was only 72. Bruce was a wonderful man with a passion for life. He pursued his dreams and accomplished his goals. He was a good friend who would give you the shirt off his back. He was a loving and caring father. He was a kind, thoughtful, devoted husband & I shall miss him always.

   He is survived by his brother, Brian (Bernie) Connor of Guelph, ON, sons Christopher (Crystal) of Cambridge, ON, Sean (Danielle) of Winnipeg, MN, and grandchildren Victoria, of Cambridge, ON, Cecilia & Zachary of Toronto ON, and Eve & Sam of Wagga Wagga, Australia. Bruce treasured his many life-long friends at NavCanada.

   from Garry MacDonald:  Bruce and I went through ATC operations (YKZ, YYZ TWR) together and also ATC managerial positions in Transport Canada and Nav Canada. We had a close relationship and in fact lived together in two different houses with other controllers/pilots during our early years in ATC. Then we both got married and were at each other’s weddings. While working at Toronto Tower Bruce earned the nick name “Ricky Reciprocal” because he used “all” runways to the extent possible. An arrival runway became a departure runway (and the reverse) when opportunities arose. Bruce never liked delays for aircraft and did everything possible to reduce aircraft delays. If a jet was pushing back from the far end of Terminal 2 and was supposed to depart off of the north runway (15 minute taxi) Bruce would try to get the aircraft to depart off of the south runway (3 minute taxi) and would do all the coordinating to make this work. That was Bruce. Bruce was also instrumental is establishing the DUAL airport operation at YYZ where we would land and depart off of the same runway based on direction of flight. This procedure improved the airport’s arrival/departure capacity considerably. All in all Bruce was a great/efficient controller and was appreciated by both controllers and pilots for his dedication to the efficient movement of aircraft. Rest In Peace buddy! I will miss you.

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   Robin Milne (WG)

   Robin Peter Milne: October 22, 1951 - May 20, 2022 Remembered With Love

   It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Peter Milne, beloved husband and father on May 20th 2022 at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lynne Milne and only child Kerri Milne.

   Robin will be greatly missed by his four sisters, Colleen Schlamb; Sherry (Rick) Raffey; Carol Milne; Bonnie (Dave) Scott ; nephews Kelly (Carmen) Schlamb; Dale (Tracey) Schlamb; Scott (Mellisa) Raffey; and Grayson Scott; Nieces Tracy Schlamb (Dean); Shannon Raffey; Brandy Anderson (Jeremy); Carly Raffey; Shelby Hart and Piper Scott; along with many great nephews and nieces, extended family members and friends.

   Robin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 22, 1951 to the late Colin and Eileen Milne. Robin was the only son of 5 children. Robin grew up in Fort Rouge and attended Lord Roberts Elementary and Churchill Highschool. Robin played on the football team from 1967-1970 and is where he met his high scHool sweetheart and future wife Lynne. They married in July of 1974.

   After high school he briefly worked for Manitoba Hydro. Soon after he started his career as an ATC (Air Traffic Controller) in 1972. He was stationed at the Thompson tower in 1973 then moved to the St. Andrews Control Tower and worked there from 1974-1979. Robin then went to Winnipeg ACC (Area Control Centre) which then became NAV Canada and he worked there till his retirement in 2005, serving 33 years.

   Robin made many friends throughout his years at work and loved to participate and play hockey on the ATC team. Outside of work he made friends with people easily with his interests and outgoing social demeanor. In the summers he loved to visit Gladstone Manitoba, and Lynch's Point to spend time with his family. He loved to go fishing, camping, boating, and golfing. Robin also loved to travel, going to Russia for work, and also seeing Scotland, England and Wales, Florida, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and many places throughout Canada. Robin also had a passion for music, films and books, and a passion for astrology and all things science. He enjoyed watching hockey, baseball, football, and basketball.

    Robin was a hard working man, and always gave it his all. His love for his family was always top priority. Robin left us far too soon, but we are left feeling so fortunate to have had him in our lives. He left a legacy of love, honesty and integrity.

   Memorial donations may be made in Robin's name to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

   The family would also like to send a special thank you to the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedics, and the staff in the emergency department at St Boniface Hospital.

   We will always cherish you. You will always be remembered and loved.


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   Dennis Dick (EG)

   Dennis Dick, 71, of Gwynne, Alberta, passed away on May 18, 2022 surrounded by family. Dennis was born to Reuben and Ida Dick, on April 11, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta.

   Dennis is survived by his loving wife Joan; married June 27, 1970. Dennis will be fondly remembered by his children Bruce (Jennifer), Emilie, Eric, Elaena, Elyssa; Travis (Dorothy), Joshua, Tyson; Nancy (Trevor), Elise, Jakob, Thomas, Anna-Marie, Isabeau, Helix, Ciaus, Mattaeo, Lucian, Adanna; Theodore (Melissa), Jamieson, Lauryn, Ethan; Daniel (Amanda), Jason, Keira; Kathy (Andrew), Christopher; Douglas (Karen), Charles, Lydia, Gordon, Elizabeth; Karin (Stefan) Bridget, Roman; Jared (Steven); Sarah (Austin). Dennis will be dearly missed by his sisters Faye (Doug); Lorna; Cheryl (Ray).

   Dennis was predeceased by his parents Reuben and Ida Dick, and brother Theodore Dick.

   Dennis had a tender heart and loved his family deeply. He loved to talk about his family, his faith and especially sports.

   A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Wetaskiwin Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (5410 36 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB), burial to follow. Public visitation will be from 10:15a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the Funeral Service. The service will be livestreamed using the following zoom link:
   https://zoom.us/j/93048715044 Webinar ID: 930 4871 5044 International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/aeeFCKGY73

   Memorial Donations may be made in the name of Dennis Dick to the Wetaskiwin Medi Lend Society (5106B 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 0S6)

   The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Camrose, Alberta for their care and compassion.


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   Terry Gentile (QM)

   Terence Gentile

   Terry Gentile of Riverview passed away at Monarch Hall on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 with family by his side. Born in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, he was the son of William P. and Jamesina (Lackey) Gentile

   Always first in Terry's life was family and friends. He was employed with Nav Canada as an Air Traffic Controller for 36 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and the "camp life". He was past president of Moncton Fish and Game Association and a member of the NB Wildlife Federation.

   He is survived and will be deeply missed by his wife, Terry Lee (Dickson) Gentile, three children, Peter Gentile (Eunsuk), Ian Gentile (Julie), Bonnie Gentile (Alan Serson), step-daughters Kari Forbes (Alan Pendergast) Karyn Richard, Jennifer Greene (Stewart); 12 grandchildren, Cathryn, Alexander, Benjamin, Dylan, Owen, Ryan-James, Brock, Madalyn, Ethan, Hayden, Gabriel and Solomen, two great-grandchildren, Paisly and Isabella; brother Shaun (Kathy); two special friends Mark Forbes and Mike Richard.

   A celebration of life will be held at Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Road on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 2 pm, reception to follow.

   In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's Society in Terry's memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers and Riverview Funeral Home 506-857-9544. Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca


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   Hayward Clarke (QX)

   Hayward Raymond Clarke

   Sunday, January 13th, 1935 - Monday, May 9th, 2022

   It is with great sadness that the family of the late Hayward Clarke announce his passing at the James Paton memorial Health Centre on Monday May 9th, 2022 at the age of 87 years. He was predeceased by his wife Beth; son Stephen “Butch” & brother Jim Clarke.

   He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his daughters: Beverley (Terry Tibbo), Stephanie (Chris) Liptak, Hayley, Charlene (Sean McElhinney), Seana (Graham Rose); grandchildren: Shannon Clarke, Jordan McElhinney, Jake McElhinney, Shane Liptak, Cutler Liptak, Kristopher Clarke, Morgan Woollings; great grandchildren: Leah Leenstra, Ivy Hoffe, Vaeda Hoffe, Raya Powell, Viktoria Liptak, Veronika Liptak; brother Bill Clarke; sister-in-law Myra Clarke and also a large circle of other relatives and friends.

   In keeping with Haywards wishes cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving friends at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Thursday May 12, 2022 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from where a family service will follow at 4:30 p.m. officiated by Reverend Stephen Matthews with interment to take place at All Saints cemetery at a later date.

   As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Hayward’s memory may be made to the Mazol Shriners.

   I, Seana would like to thank Lee Anne for being my rock & Frances for being my “mother”, love you beyond words. You both got me through all of this. Fadder was devoted to the Masonic Lodge and the Mazol Shriners and loved for Christmas time to come so he could have the annual Christmas party for the developmentally abled residents of Gander.

   Hayley’s fondest memories of fadder were him getting up in the morning, opening the dining room window & hollering ‘Mornin’ World.” He had a silly way about him that always put a smirk on my face. He worked hard for all of us girls & mudder. Camping at Windmill Bight, well, we camped, he left us there. He will be greatly missed. I love you Big H.

    Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.

   from Mike Hughes:  Hayward was a controller in Gander starting in the late fifties as a PAR controller in the then Gander Approach Control Unit, and later in the ACC.

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   John Romanovitch (NCTI)

   ROMANOVITCH, John

   John Romanovitch ~ it is with great sadness that family announces his sudden passing on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at the age of 88. Devoted husband of the late Marilyn (neé Young).

   Cherished father of Stephen (Nancy) of Ottawa, Dennis (Shelley) of Welland, David (Claudette) of St. Andrews West and Sharon (Walter) Hayes of Essex. He will forever be missed by his grandchildren Nikolai, Alexai, Tina, Kevin, Katelyn, Savannah, Michael and Charlotte, along with his great grandchildren Austin, Melodie and Logan. Predeceased by his parents John and Anna (neé Luznick) Romanovitch and his brothers William (Bill), Michael and his sister Nancy Gervase.

   Family will be in attendance at Lahaie &Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (343-314-1194). On Tuesday May 10, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 10:30 am at Saint Columban Catholic Church. Interment to follow at a later date at St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery.

   Messages of condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca


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   Don Parrish (UL/QX/HQ)

   Donald Lamert Parrish: 1935-2022

   From the Parrish family:

   Dad’s wishes were to keep things simple, no funeral, no service, no obituary. What he did want was his autobiography to be sent to Brian (Finnan) and subsequently forwarded for distribution to whomever inquired from his ATC community.

   Here is the link to Don Parrish's story article in pdf format.

   from Phil Gies:  Don was a very competent controller and supervisor. Plus, he had great sense of humour and was always a pleasure to work with and for.

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   Tom Fudakowski (UL/HQ)

   Thomas Fudakowski: September 23, 1947 - April 4, 2022

   It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tomasz Roman Fudakowski (Tom) on April 4, 2022. Tom was born in Penley, England in 1947 and immigrated with his family to Cowansville, Quebec at the age of two.

   Tom was a man with one passion and that was flying. He obtained his private pilot’s license at the tender age of 16 and could fly a plane before he could drive a car.

   He enjoyed a long career in air traffic services with Transport Canada and later with Nav Canada, first as an Air Traffic Controller in Montreal before moving on to Ottawa, Calgary, and back to Ottawa in various management positions. He was honoured to attend the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario graduating in 1994.

   In his retirement, his favourite pastime was chatting under the gazebo with his buddies at the Rockcliffe Flying Club. He was an enthusiastic volunteer grass cutter at the airport, which amusingly did not translate to his duties at home. Quebec Eastern Townshippers at heart, he and Cynthia often returned to reconnect with old friends and tour the beautiful part of Quebec where they grew up. Their far-flung travels also took them to Poland, Portugal, France, Spain, the USA and points beyond.

   He is predeceased by his father Leon and brother Jacek (Marysia), survived by his mother Halina (nee Daszkowska) and sister Sophie. Tom is the beloved husband of 53 years to Cynthia (nee Allen), dear father of Amanda (Joel), Kristy and Emily. He is the proud grandfather of Avery, Samantha, Tommy and Adaira and uncle to Monika and Juan Sebastian. He will be missed by his family in Canada, Poland and around the world.

   Heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff at the Ottawa General Hospital 6 East and the ICU.

   A celebration of life will be held at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa on April 19 at 1:00pm.

   *The family is requesting that all attendees wear face masks.*

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s honour to The Canada-Ukraine Foundation and/or The Ottawa Hospital Foundation.

   Condolences and tributes may be made at www.beechwoodottawa.ca.

   from Phil Gies:  I first met Tom in Ottawa during September 1966, we were attendees on VFR course 20. Tom's passion truly was flying - aviation's loss was atc's gain, a good man.

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   Scott MacDonald (QM)

   Scott (Raymond) MacDonald

    It's with great sadness, yet gratitude for a life well lived, that the family of Scott (Raymond) MacDonald announce his passing on March 20, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born in 1947 in North Wiltshire, PEI, Scott was the son of the late John and Lorna MacDonald.

   Scott is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol. Together, they raised their family on different coasts of Canada, from newlyweds in Smithers, BC to Cape Breton, NS, and eventually settling in Quispamsis, NB. Besides his wife Carol, Scott is survived by his son Lee (Diane) and their daughter, Ariel, of Halifax, NS; daughter Kim, her sons Evan and Mitchell, and their Dad, Mike, of Quispamsis, NB; brother Robert (Mary) MacDonald of Edson, AB, and Stephen (Sandy) of Berwick, NS; several nieces, nephews and many cousins.

   Scott was predeceased by his brother, Alan, sister-in-law Charlotte, and nephew, Tim.

   Scott was the second of four boys. Friends and family loved the stories of these boys growing up in rural PEI and the trouble they got into. Scott moved to Windsor Junction, NS, in his teens where he met his high school sweetheart, Carol. They married in 1968 before moving to BC for Scott to begin working for NAV Canada, a career which spanned 35 years and several moves along the way. Not one to sit around after his retirement, he quickly found himself working the winters at Kent and spending the summers on the golf course. Scott and Carol loved to travel; they had many trips and memories and looked forward to summer vacations on the South Shore of PEI.

   The family would like to thank the many doctors, healthcare professionals and staff who helped Scott over the last few months, especially Dr. Love and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit at SJRH. The care and compassion shown to Scott in the last few weeks was outstanding and so much appreciated by the family. Every time Scott left the hospital or had a visit from Extra Mural when he was home, the family thought - what great care he had received.

   At Scott's request, there will be no formal service and interment will take place at a later time with family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kennebecasis Community Funeral Home, 152 Pettingill Road, Quispamsis (849-2119).

   In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity that is close to your heart, tell your family how much they mean to you, or share a funny story or kind words about Scott. Online condolences may be made at www.kennebecasisfh.com


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   Bill Schwartz (WG)

   WILLIAM (BILL) SCHWARTZ

   With heavy hearts we announce the passing of William (Bill) Schwartz on February 16, 2022. He was 85 years.

   Born September 19, 1936 to Agnes and Joseph Schwartz, Bill grew up on Salter Street in Winnipeg's North End. An eager and able student, he graduated from St. John's High School.

   On January 5, 1957 Bill married Rosalie, the love of his life, and together they raised six children. They purchased a home on DeGraff Bay in Winnipeg where they lived for 57 years. So much family fun was had in that home and at DeGraff Bay Park!

    Bill began his career with Imperial Optical, then trained as an Air Traffic Controller with Transport Canada. Working most of his career at YWG, Bill advanced to supervisor level and retired in 1991 after 35 years of service. He was also active in the controllers' professional association.

   Bill and Rosalie were committed to their North Kildonan community and the family spent much time at the community centre. Bill coached and participated in several sports. Most notably, he coached the NK Cobras hockey team. There are great memories of trips for tournaments. Bill and Rosalie enjoyed spending time with a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours. They delighted in the addition of grandchildren as the family grew. And Bill grudgingly accepted that their home would always include numerous cats. They enjoyed travel, especially their trips to southwest USA. After retirement, Bill took up golf as a pastime. He joined Elmhurst Golf Club, and assisted the local rep for Casco Golf Clubs. Bill also became a regular fixture at Saturday gatherings at the Curtis Hotel pub (affectionately known as "The Office").

   Bill is survived by his loving wife Rosalie, his brother Joe Schwartz, his sister Helen Kraemer, and his six children: Michael (Beatrice), Dianne, Steven, Richard, Dale, and Brian (Tracy). He also leaves 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

   We thank the staff of Concordia Place for their care of Bill over the past three years. And we are forever grateful to family and friends who visited him there or maintained contact with him through that difficult time of transition.

   Bill requested no service. The family will hold a private gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Parkinson's Society, or buy a round of drinks down at The Curtis and toast to Bill's memory.


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   Don Lundgard (YC/EG)

   Donald Lundgard

   It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Donald Lundgard on February 14, 2022 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

   Donald will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty of 58 years and their children Michael (Teresa) and Christine (Kevin) and three grandchildren Darren, Emily, and Cassie. He was predeceased by his son Darren, his parents Oscar and Clara, and his sister Anita.

   Donald was born on February 22, 2022 in Claresholm, Alberta. He was the oldest child of Oscar and Clara Lundgard and the sibling to brother Gerald and sister Anita.

n    Donald and Betty married in 1963 and were blessed with three children, – Michael, Darren, and Christine. They lived in Edmonton for the first few years of their marriage where Donald completed his Air Traffic Control training. They then spent a couple of years in Calgary and moved back to Edmonton.

   Donald loved the outdoors and he and Betty were avid campers and fishermen. There were many family camping trips and adventures over the years. As their children got older, they loved travelling to Campbell River and Kitimat to salmon fish on the ocean. He hated the snowy winters and loved to travel to the Palm Springs area for a few months each year. He and Betty would drive the motorhome to escape the cold and enjoy some time with good friends in the sunshine.

   Donald was very proud of his grandchildren. He was always at one sporting event or another cheering them on. He loved to watch hockey games, soccer games, basketball, and even dance and acrobatics. He loved to take his family fishing and share his love for the water and nature. Donald also loved his faithful dog Lexi, who was always beside him.

   The family would like to thank the staff at Grandview Extended Care and Dr. Yu and the staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital on Unit 51 and Unit 43 for their excellent care. A private family service will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home.


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   Don Mair (OWZ/HQ)

   MAIR, Donald Roderick "Don"

   With heavy yet grateful hearts, the family announces that Donald finally earned his new wings and left us peacefully from the Grove Nursing Home, Arnprior with his devoted wife and best friend of almost 64 years Barbara (nee Smith) by his side in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 5, 2022. Donald Roderick Mair of Braeside was in his 91st year.

   Don is also survived by his 4 sons: Doug (Valerie), Greg (Laurie), Ian (Jayne Stoyles) and Todd (Julie) as well as 5 grandchildren: Tyler, Cassandra, Alexandra, Braeden and Kelsey. Predeceased by an infant daughter, Donna Lou. Forever loved and remembered by Shelley Mair. Son of the late Joseph Henry Mair and the late Annie Pearl Mumford. Don was also predeceased by his brother, Gordon Mair and his sister, Aileen "Lee" Collins.

   Don spent his life in the fascinating world of flight. He flew with the RCAF; was a commercial pilot and later an air traffic controller. He always excelled in his endeavors and took great pride in his accomplishments.

   Don's final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where his Funeral Service will be webcast live from the Pilon Family Chapel on Thursday morning, February 10, 2022 at 11 o'clock. Spring interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Shawville, QC. In memory, please consider a donation to The Grove Nursing Home Redevelopment Fund. Condolences/Memories/Donations pilonfamily.ca


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   Stephen Elmhirst (YZ)

   Stephen Arthur Elmhirst: August 5, 1969 - February 5, 2022

   Stephen Elmhirst left this world on February 05, 2022, in the company of his loved ones, at Kingston General Hospital, succumbing to an infection in his brain.

   Stephen is survived by his loving wife Caroline (daughters Georgia and Mary), his daughters Megan (Matt Coomber), Amanda (children Ashleigh and Andrew), his mother Carolyn, his father Peter, (Anne Marshall), brother Greg (wife Martina Linde, children Henry, Ryder and Nadiya), his aunt Ruth (Jan Tombs), his aunt Ruth Henderson (children Craig, Karen and Glen), his cousins and lifelong friends Catharine Tombs (Eloise) and Jeff Tombs (wife Tracy, children Brianna and Liam).

   Stephen was a kind and compassionate man with a love of cooking, kiteboarding and flying. His life was packed with adventure and his steadfast love of family and home.

   Stephen had many talents - he worked as a corrections officer in Millbrook, in Toronto Centre as a high level Air Traffic Controller at Lester B. Pearson Airport, as a Red Seal Cook at Elmhirst’s Resort, later taking on the sale and delivery of weddings, he was a Commercial Pilot (third generation to fly and operate Elmhirst Vacation Air), a Certified Kiteboarding Instructor and most recently he was involved in the family farm business, having already mastered and managed the beef, turkey and duck inventory.

   His easy smile, ability to laugh at himself and always see the best in others made him a popular figure at Elmhirst’s Resort, as brides and resort guests will attest. He was also a capable mechanic and a willing co-worker. He will be missed when a crisis arises with boilers, water systems, heating systems and installing/removing docks. Stephen was always respectful and eager to please - he was not familiar with the word ‘no’.

    Stephen was passionate about many things, including helping others - he enjoyed cooking for One Roof in Peterborough - it gave him great joy to know he was making a difference.

   The family suggests donations be made to One Roof, 99 Brock St, Peterborough ON in lieu of flowers.

   Visitation to Celebrate Stephen’s Life will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022, 1:00pm – 5:30pm and 6:30pm – 9:30pm at Elmhirst Resort, 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, Ontario. Proof of vaccination and photo I.D. will be required. Please visit AshburnhamFuneral.ca to confirm your RSVP online or call the Ashburnham Funeral Home, 705-740-0444.


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   Grant Price (WG/HQ)

   Richard Grant Price

   Grant Price passed away in Ottawa on January 28, 2022. He is survived by his wife and best friend Kathleen to whom he was married for 61 years, daughter Colleen, son Richard and daughter-in-law Shelley and granddaughter Erin.

   Grant was born in Winnipeg on 6 December, 1938 to Elizabeth Jane Price (née Morrow) and Richard Stephen Price. He lived and worked in Winnipeg, Regina and Ottawa and was employed for thirty-eight years with Transport Canada, Air Traffic Services and for two years with Nav Canada.

   He was an Air Traffic Controller, an ATC instructor, a Shift Supervisor and finally a Specialist in ATC Headquarters for 14 years. Grant was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves in his youth, serving in the R.C.A.F. Auxiliary 402 City of Winnipeg Squadron, the Regina Rifle Regiment and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles for a total of about 17 years. Recently, he was an office volunteer with the Ottawa Police Service in the Orléans Community Police Centre, for about 15 years.

   A private family service is planned at his request.


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   Pierre Jones (UL)

   M. Pierre Jones

   À Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, le 16 janvier 2022, à l’âge de 73 ans, est décédé M. Pierre Jones, époux de Mme Nicole Marcil, résidant à Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

   Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Gabriel, Pascale, Éric et Martine, ses sœurs et son frère: Josée (Michel), feu Michel (Ginette) et Mary-Ann, ses beaux-frères et ses belles-sœurs, neveux et nièces ainsi que parents et amis.

   Dû aux circonstances actuelles, une cérémonie aura lieu ultérieurement. Des dons à la Fondation Centre Dr Aimé-Leduc, 80, rue Du Marché, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec, J6T 1P5 seraient appréciés. Sous la direction funéraire de J. A. Larin & Fils Inc. 317, rue Victoria, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Qc. (450) 373-3636 www.jalarin.com




   Pierre Jones

   In Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, on January 16, 2022, at the age of 73, passed away Mr. Pierre Jones, husband of Mrs. Nicole Marcil, residing in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Gabriel, Pascale, Éric and Martine, his sisters and brother: Josée (Michel), the late Michel (Ginette) and Mary-Ann, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces as well as relatives and friends.

   Due to the current circumstances, a ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations to the Fondation Centre Dr Aimé-Leduc, 80 Du Marché Street, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec, J6T 1P5 would be appreciated. Under the funeral direction of J. A. Larin & Fils Inc. 317 Victoria Street, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Qc. (450) 373-3636 www.jalarin.com

   from Gilles Demers:  Ceux et celles qui l’ont connu se rappelleront certainement de sa gentillesse et de sa bonne humeur contagieuse.

Those who knew him will certainly remember his kindness and contagious good humor.


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   Bill Coles (QX/HQ)

   COLES, James William   1931-2022

   James William (Bill) Coles passed away peacefully on January 8, 2022 in Nepean Ontario, at the age of 90.

   Bill was born in Moncton, NB to the late James William (Jim) Coles and Elizabeth Carol (Betty) Coles (nee Starratt). He is also predeceased by his sisters Mary-Elizabeth (TD) (Mullin) and Dorothy Starratt (Mitton)

   By his side in his last days were his son Jim (Barbara Sauvé), his daughters Susan, Deborah (Luc Gosselin) and Catherine, and his grandson Matthew Coles, who will greatly miss their dad/granddad. He is also survived by his granddaughter Erika Cao (nee Sauvé), nieces Carolyn Kavanagh (nee Mitton), Elizabeth Hawkins (nee Mullin) and nephews Bruce Mitton and David Mullin. He is also remembered by his wife (divorced) Cecily Courtney (nee Kennedy).

   Bill enjoyed his career as an air traffic controller and had a love of planes throughout his life that he shared with his son Jim. He was an avid reader of many genres, with a special interest in Canadian history, and crossword solver to the end. In his younger years, he also enjoyed a broad range of music (an interest he passed on to his grandson Matthew), and practiced and taught archery.

   His children would like to thank the compassionate staff and caregivers at Starwood Extendicare for caring so well for him in his last years.

   At his request there will be no public memorial. If you would like to honour Bill with a donation, please consider The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County.

   from Mike HUghes:  I worked with Bill in Gander where he was a PAR Controller before he transferred to Toronto in about 1960/61, and again in HQ in the Rules and Procedures Divison in the 80's. He was a very detailed minded person when it came to preparing/revising rules changes, and was recognized for his thorough research on development of new proposals and revisions of existing documentation.
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   Don Gilmore (HQ)

   GILMORE, Donald Franklin

   September 2, 1934 - December 25, 2021

   Beloved husband of 58 years to Lee (née Stagg). Cherished father of Shawn (Vera Cole). Predeceased by his parents Leslie Grobb Gilmore and Jenny Strachan Gilmore and by brothers Jacques and Murray.

   Don was born in Elora, Ontario. Through his early work with Imperial Oil and the Canadian Air Force, he travelled North America. Don had a true passion for aviation which translated into a 30-year long career as an air traffic controller. An avid outdoorsman, sailor, recreational pilot, carpentry enthusiast, award winning square dancer, curler, lawn bowler and Sudoku player extraordinaire, Don exemplified a life well lived.

   Cremation has taken place and a private service has been requested. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.capitalmemorial.ca.

   You're cleared for landing, Dad.


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   Al Coley (QT)

   Allan Coley: February 5 1947 - December 18, 2021

   On December 18, 2021, Allan Coley made his way to the golden gates, joining the love of his life Marilyn, who greeted him at heaven's entrance with a martini. This sudden and unexpected loss has impacted daughters, Elisa, Robin and Jamie along with their children and life long friends. It has ended the era of Allan and Marilyn and officially closed the chapter and presence, that started in 1975 of the Coley's in Murillo. The ever loving, funny, loyal, charismatic and well-dressed man we knew as Allan, Big Al, Uncle Al the Kiddy's Pal, Poopsie, Papa Dude, Brother as well as Friend, will forever be missed but treasured in our hearts, minds, soul, and spirit forever.

   Allan enjoyed his fishing on Lac de Miles Lac, his hunting with the boys and his curling in the fire fighters league. He loved Christmas's that were full of traditions and summers on the lake.

   His final years found him spending time with his daughters and grandchildren in southern Ontario and Alberta, or tending to his yard and gardens in Murillo.

   Always smiling, social and witty, his presence is missed by all who knew him and were close to him.

   Allan was legendary. There are not enough words to express how much his family and friends miss him. As the family posts this, it's the last day the residence in which Allan built with his own hands is in his name. Tomorrow marks a new day to the new owners in Murillo whom we wish the same type of life long memories and love Allan's family was given.

   In honor of his passing, we don't ask for donations. Instead sit back, have a drink of your liking, and make a toast to life. Savour all that it is. Know life can be taken in a heartbeat, literally. Kiss your loved ones. Soak up today and have fun. Allan Coley never wanted tears and sorrow to celebrate him but wanted fun and laughter. Thank you, Murillo. Thank you, friends and Neighbours. Thank you, family. It's been a slice. To life. May we always be inspired by Al.

   Published by The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on May 14, 2022.

   from Phil:  I had the opportunity to work with Al for several months in QT back in the early 90s - a fun-loving man with his larger than life personality.
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   Brian Lewis (QM)

   Brian Lewis 1943 - 2021

   It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Brian of Riverview, which occurred on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Victor and Ruth (Nugent) Lewis.

   Brian was a retired A.T.C., he loved to travel and was an avid golfer and had been a long time member of The Moncton Golf and Country Club. He loved to walk and was an all around healthy person until a few weeks ago when the medical staff tried in vain to diagnose his rare illness.

   He leaves behind his wife and partner of 54 years Valerie (McLaughlin) Lewis, sons Mike Lewis (Amy Jonah) and Jeff Milburn (Claudine), granddaughter Julia Milburn, sister Carole Mix, sisters in law Joan Hicks and Peggy Lewis, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother Doug and an infant son.

   Respecting his wishes there will be no funeral service and cremation will take place from Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).

   Donations to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   Art Cauty (UL)

   CAUTY, Arthur "Art"

   Passed peacefully on Tuesday November 30, 2021 at age 85. Beloved husband of the late Claudette (nee Belzil) Cauty. Loving father of Pierre (Karen) of BC. Cherished Grandpapa to Julia and Sara. Brother to Ann Cauty of P.E.I., and also survived by his nephew Andrew Cauty. Predeceased by his neice Laura Cauty.

   Art worked for Transport Canada for 38 years and was a LCol in the reserves, serving as the RMR Commander from 1970 to 1972. He and his wife, Claudette Cauty, loved to travel and enjoyed fine food.

   Visitation will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre (2500 Baseline Road) from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service to be held in the Pinecrest Chapel at 11 a.m. In memory of Art, please continue to contribute to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com.

   from Phil Gies:  I remember Art very well from my years in Dorval tower in the late 60s. Art was always a pleasant fellow to work with.
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   Patrick Penney (QX)

   PENNEY, Patrick Joseph: March 17, 1946 – November 21, 2021

   Passed away at the James Paton memorial Health Centre, Gander on Sunday November 21, 2021 Patrick Joseph Penney at the age of 75 years.

   Born to parents, Philip & Helen Penney, Patrick Joseph Penney would arrive on March 17, 1946. He was the first of 6 children, and was initially going to take the name Philip, however his parents named him Patrick hence the other occasion on his birthday – St. Patrick’s Day… the name fit.

   His first years were spent on the Army side at Gander, eventually moving to 145 Elizabeth Drive in the new town site. From an early age, Paddy (as he was known to his friends) had a yearning for sports, especially hockey. He would go on to play for the Grand Falls Cataracts in the NFLD Senior Hockey League, eventually playing 6 years with the Gander Flyers, winning a Herder in 1969, a first for the town of Gander.

   Throughout his years of childhood and through his teens, he would become a great older brother, someone the family looked up to. Family above all, was his true passion – raising three children and in the years to follow, 6 grandchildren. He would eventually fulfill his greatest wish – becoming the greatest Pop ever!

   His six grandkids were his life! His daily routine included seeing them play sports, and giving them rides to wherever they were going and throughout the years taking them on trips. His last days were spent talking about the grandkid's jobs, schooling and day to day activities. His daily routine before his sickness included attending hockey & baseball games; visiting the grandkids daily and throughout the years numerous trips across the island.

   He was predeceased by his parents Philip & Helen Penney; sister Doreen Loughlin (nee Penney); brother Brenden Penney and his precious daughter Erinn.

   He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife of 51 years Gloria; son Paddy; daughter Noleen (Keith); brothers: Philip (Eileen), Sean (Stephany); sister Sharon (Doug); brother-in-law Charlie (Gemma) and a large extended family and many friends.

   Family will be receiving friends at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Wednesday November 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place from St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church on Thursday November 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Father William Hearn with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery.

   As expressions of sympathy donations in Patrick’s memory may be made to the Gander and Area S.P.C.A.

   Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.

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   Gilles Foy (QB/HQ)

   FOY, Gilles Joseph Charles

   On November 9, 2021, at 93 years of age, Gilles Joseph Charles Foy died peacefully in Ottawa. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 65 years, Gisèle Foy (née Savard) and is survived by his daughters, Suzanne and Dominique and his much loved grandson Guillaume. He is also survived by his sister Andrée, his sister-in-law Jeanne d'Arc (late Adolphe Robichaud) and numerous nephews, nieces and wonderful friends. He will be reuniting with his predeceased parents Dr Georges Foy and Laurence Cantin, brothers Paul René and Gérard (Solange Gignac) and sisters Hélène (Maurice Rodrigue) and Raymonde, as well as his predeceased sisters and brothers-in-law: Joseph, Gemma, Véronique (Édouard Pageau), Lucie (Arthur Parent), Oscar (Jeannette Jacques), Georges (Jeanne Langevin), Claire (Lucien Hardy), Noël (Simone Pépin), Philippe (Jacqueline Jacques), Camil (Marcelle Chouinard), and Élène (Vénard Paulin).

   Born in Quebec City, Gilles worked as an air traffic controller in Mont-Joli and Dorval, Quebec in the 50s and 60s. He then moved his family to Ottawa where Gilles had a long and distinguished career at Transport Canada, namely in the areas of international civil aviation, aeronautical legislation and regulations and was actively involved in the establishment of bilingual services in air traffic control in Canada.

    At Gilles' request, there will be no visitation at the funeral home, religious service or commemorative event. He will be buried, alongside his beloved wife, in Quebec City at a later date. An online book of condolences is available on the Hulse, Playfair & McGarry (Ottawa).

   In lieu of flowers, donations (of money, goods or your time) may be made to a community organisation such as Meals on Wheels or your local food bank.Condolences/Tributes/Donations.

   As published in the Ottawa Citizen

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   Larry Beaudry (WG)

   Florent "Larry" Joseph Achille Beaudry: 28 November, 1924 – 30 October, 2021

   On October 30, 2021, our dear husband, father, and Grandpa passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. Larry leaves behind his wife of 69 years, Lorna, his children, Allan (Linda), Tim, Lisa (Rick), and daughter-in-law Pat. His grandchildren, Krista, Heather, Justine, Megan, Alex, AJ, Caitlin, Jarrett, Zac, Liam, Carly, Riley, and Tayler. His great grandchildren, Chayce, Lucas, Joseph, Conor, Freya, and Rowan. Larry was predeceased by his sons Terry and Don, daughter-in-law Sharon, parents Emma and Ulric and brother Ubald.

   In his earlier years Larry served a 2-year stint in the Navy, and spent time in the North and on the Prairies as a radio operator before starting his career in 1954, in air traffic control. He retired in 1980 at the age of 56 and never looked back.

   He planted his roots in Winnipeg, and when asked by his grandchildren why Winnipeg?... he said “there is no place where the sun shines on you like Winnipeg”. In 1952, he married the woman of his dreams and together they raised their family. Like a true Frenchman he walked, talked and ate fast, but enjoyed every second. His roots are strong and will continue to grow and prosper. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known him.

   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you do something nice for someone else, unexpectedly and without explanation. The service will be Friday, November 5, 2021, 2 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home. The service will also be livestreamed via www.greenacresfuneralhome.com

   All in attendance will be asked to show proof of vaccination.

   We love you, you are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

   Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.greenacresfuneralhome.com for the BEAUDRY family.

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   Nelson Greene (WG/VR)

   Nelson Ernest Wayne Greene restfully passed away at home in Surrey, British Columbia in the early morning of October 13, 2021.

   Beloved husband, Dad, and Papa, he is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Maureen, children Shannon (Robert) and Bill (Leann), and adoring granddaughter Nola. Nelson will be remembered by his brother Tom (Lisa), and extended family. Born on January 10, 1952 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, to parents Joyce and Nelson. Nelson was predeceased by his parents and brother Cal.

   A celebration of Nelson's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation. His memory will be carried on forever. Published on October 18, 2021
   Nelson Greene's Celebration of Life was held on November 18 in Surrey BC. Nelson Greene
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   Larry Ellis (YC/EG)

   Peacefully and surrounded by his family, Lawrence "Larry" Ronald Ellis passed away on September 30, 2021 at the age of 71 years.

  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Gail; two children, Daniel and Ashleigh; two grandchildren, Dallas and Dax; their father Gerry; ten siblings, Cameron (Linda), Linda (Phil), Lionel, Janet (Laird), Bob (Donna), Kendall (Yvonne), Pat (Twila), Anita (Kenny), Judy (Rob), Jim (Leanne); numerous nieces and nephews and a great group of friends.

   He was predeceased by his daughter, Danielle Michelle; father, Daniel Raymond; mother, Sue "Rose Marie Suzanne"; and stepmother, Rose Marie.

   He was an avid lover of Aviation, getting his Pilots License at the age of 14, and went on to a successful career as an Air Traffic Controller for over 40 years. He also loved any and all sports and was an active member in his community. He never failed to end a conversation with a dad joke and a great laugh. He was playful, kind, and could play a dad role to anyone who was in need.

   A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a later date. To send condolences, please visit www.connelly-mckinley.com

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   Sandi Kryzanowski VR

   Sandra Joan Kryzanowski

   It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sandi on September 23, 2021.

   Born in Winnipeg, MB on November 27, 1948, she was surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones at her home in Surrey, BC. Daughter of Anne (Konowalchuk) and John Kryzanowski. Sandi will be deeply missed by daughters Kimberly (Maria), Tanya (Rob), Desiree, son Edmund, her partner Ken Fedyshen, father John Paul, sister Judy (Roman), her grandchildren, nieces, nephews, the Fedyshen family, her many friends, and all those who loved her at Nav Canada.

   Sandi left this world to join the party in the sky. A heart of gold, a smile as wide as the ocean. Always a helping hand, a shoulder or an ear, was her natural superpower. She brightened and warmed a room just by being present. Sandi will be dearly missed by all her friends near and far.

   We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr. Gerry Ward for his continued support, devotion, dedication and love to be with Sandra during her transition.

   A celebration of life will be held in April of 2022.

   For further information, please contact us through the following email address: Sandi22Apr@gmail.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (diabetes.ca). Walkey & Company Funeral Directors

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   John (Jack) Dods (HQ)

   John Dods 1921-2021

   Surrounded by loved ones, Jack passed away peacefully at the Perley Rideau on Saturday, September 18, 2021, in his 101st year.

   Cherished father of Deric (Deb) and Daryl (Pat). Proud grandfather of Hillary, Craig (Samantha), Julia, and Lindsay. Beloved great-grandfather of Layla, Dexter, and Zoey. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Joy Anita (McGuire) Dods, and brothers Clayton (Ada), Donald (Mayfred), Edgar (Isobel) and Dalton (Judy / Joyce). Son of the late John Dods and the late Florence Anderson. He became a dearly loved uncle, friend, and neighbour of many.

   Jack was born in Shawville, Quebec and soon developed a keen desire to fly. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939 and was attached to the Royal Air Force. He was a wireless operator/air gunner and then navigator in the Royal Air Force's 233 Squadron. During the war he flew in Hudsons with Coastal Command and later in Dakotas during D-day and was the lead navigator during the famous "A Bridge Too Far" paratroop drop in Arnhem, Holland. After the war, Jack returned and married his Shawville sweetheart, Joy.

   He joined Transport Canada's research and development team as one of the first air traffic controllers and was later instrumental in establishing the new radar control systems across Canada. After brief stints in Calgary and Winnipeg, they settled in Manotick in the late 1950s. They loved the village and became active members of the community, especially the Manotick United Church. Jack retired in 1977 - and promptly earned his glider licence!

  Jack's ability to tell a story was renowned, as attested by the numerous paintings of his war time and family life memories - each one with the detailed story behind the painting. Fly with the angels Dad, you have earned the ultimate wings.

   The family extends their deepest gratitude to the wonderful craft, recreation, and nursing staff at the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre for their excellent care, friendship and attention. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home - Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Ave Nepean, ON 613-823-4747 Saturday, September 25, 2021, after 10 a.m. Funeral Service to follow in the Chapel at 11:00 a.m. COVID protocols are in place. Those wishing to attending the Funeral Service preregistration is required by calling 613-823-4747 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Interment Norway Bay Cemetery, Saturday at 1:30 p.m


   from Phil Gies:  Regarding early ATC radar, a comment by Jack back in 1956 in Winnipeg as remembered and quoted by Nels Harvey; "The first time we looked at the traffic on radar, it scared the shit out of us. The scope confirmed our worst fears about what was going on up there"

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   Dudley Matthews (QX)

   Walter Dudley Charles Matthews (1953-2021)

   It is with great sadness, that the Matthews family announces the sudden passing of Dudley Matthews on his 68th birthday; Monday, August 9th, 2021.

   Predeceased by his mother, Olive Matthews; father-in-law, Jack Hillier; and mother-in-law, Mable Hillier. Leaving to mourn, his father, Levi; his loving wife of almost 49 years, Ruth; and his children Tracy (Sean) and Adam (Leah); grandson Ty Matthews; and sister, Heather Lethbridge (Bob). Also left to mourn a large circle of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

   Dudley was born and raised in Musgravetown, Bonavista Bay and moved to Gander to pursue his career in Air Traffic Control. Dudley enjoyed spending time with friends and family; cooking a meal; spending time in the woods moose hunting; rabbit catching; and also salmon fishing. Whenever you were in Dudley’s company, he was always cooking up a good scoff and sharing a few drinks. You never left Dudley’s house hungry. He was an avid sports fan. He never missed a Toronto Blue Jays game or Red Wings game if it could be avoided.

   Family and friends will be received at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander, on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm. A private funeral service will be held at St. Martin’s Chapel on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 2:00pm. Due to covid restrictions, numbers are limited.

   Flowers will be accepted; or donations can be made in Dudley’s honor to the Central Northeast Heath Foundation in Gander, NL, or a charity of your choice.


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   Reg Batson (QX)

   Reginald Eric "Reg" Batson (1955-2021)

   Reg passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, after a courageous battle with cancer, at age 65

   Reg leaves behind many who will celebrate his life, his wife Gillian (Horsfall), son Joshua, daughter Shae, sisters, Linda Pritchett (Fraze), Doreen Steele (John), Janet Power (Mike), Brother Doug Batson (Sharon) and sisters in-law Penny Carter (Jay) and Jennifer Godsell (Mike) and Carol Horsfall. As well as nieces and nephews, Karen, Grant, Steve, Tony, Peter, Bobby, Sharon, Adam, Jeff, Greg, Yannick, William and Amelia. Also, his very special buddies, Willow and George (often found in the back seat of his pickup) and newly acquired, Gibson.

   Predeceased by parents Roy and Violet, sister Pauline Batson (Nicole), mother in-law Agatha Flynn and father-in-law Dennis Horsfall.

   Reg was born in Come by Chance to Roy and Violet. He was one of six children and a twin. From the age of six he grew up in Gander, attending Gander Academy and Gander Collegiate, where he was active in many school sports and social clubs. After graduation, he became an air traffic controller, retiring in 2011.

   Reg loved life. He learned to fly and scuba dive. He enjoyed working with heavy equipment, anything mechanical and he could fix anything that needed fixing. He enjoyed traveling and making new friends. He was a sports enthusiast, excelling in many, such as hockey and golf.

   Reg was active in the Gander community. He is a member of the Gander Masonic Lodge, the Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Shriners, where he made many lifelong friendships. 25 years ago, he began to build what would become his happy place, his cabin on the Gander River. He spent many hours doing a labour of love to build his Cedar Lodge. He was an avid fly fisherman, who spent many hours on the river fishing and patiently teaching those that he loved how to fish and where his favorite spots were. Many memories with his family and friends were made on the Gander River, around bonfires and evening cocktails.

   The old family home in English Harbor also held a very special place in his heart. Spending summers there with his grandparents, spending hours on the water and exploring the seashore. He shared his love of this beautiful coastal town with his children, telling them stories of the old fisherman and teaching them about the history of the area and of the ways of their grandparents and those before them.

   Reg dearly loved his family, wife Jill, who he had described as a “rock star” during his illness, his son Joshua and daughter Shae. Coming from a large family, they were all very close, but in particular he was especially close with his twin brother Doug who had been there for him as a fishing buddy, a hunting buddy, in good times and the bad times, but more importantly as his best friend.

   We would like to thank, Dr. Dawn Armstrong, Tracey King and the rest of the team and the Gander Cancer Clinic. With another special thank you to Dr. Paulus and the nursing team at JPMH for your compassion and caring in making his last days comfortable. We’d also like to thank Greg Banfield and Shannon Furey, for your guidance, compassion and support.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners or the Gander and Area Food Bank.

   The family will be receiving friends at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Tuesday August 10, 2021 from 12-5 p.m. and in keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions we ask for your patience during visitation times.

   Funeral service will take place on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from St. Martins Anglican Cathedral, Gander officiated by Reverend Jim Beaton. Due to COVID restrictions, numbers are limited. Please contact Janelle Steele if you would like to attend 709-422-2565 or steelejanellej@icloud.com. St. Martins Parish will also be live streaming the service via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406212559425668.

   Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.

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   Don deCuypère (WG/HQ)

   Donald "Don" David deCuypère

   Retired Transport Canada (Air Traffic Services)
   St-Jean-de-Brebeuf Table, 85th Men’s Cursillo, October 1989
   3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Annunciation Council 8008

   In his sleep, Friday, July 16, 2021 at the age of 84 years. Husband of 62 years of Emma (Bourrier). Predeceased by his parents, René and Janneke (Haak) and his brother, Henry (Henrietta, née Blanchard) of Winnipeg. Brother of Denise Landry (Gerard, deceased).

   Survived by his four daughters and sons-in-law: Cindy (Ross Knight), Rachel, Dorothy (Thane Heins) and Mary (Christopher G.H. Wells); and six grandsons Matthew Ouimet, Robert Ouimet, Nathan Yee, Nicholas Cheney, Justin Yee and Christian Ouimet.

   Don was born June 15, 1937 in St. Boniface, Manitoba (now a suburb of Winnipeg) three months after his parents returned from Port Kells, BC, as the country was coming out of the Great Depression. Four days later, Fr. Damas baptized him at the Belgian Sacred Heart Church. In 1944, Bishop Cabana confirmed him at the St. Boniface Cathedral. He was educated by the Brothers of Mary (Marianists) at Provencher Collegiate Institute, located a half-city-block from where he was born. Fr. Léo Couture married Emma and Don in 1959 at the St. Boniface Cathedral. Cindy was born in Port Arthur while Don was stationed at the Lakehead (now Thunder Bay) Airport; all other children were born in St. Boniface.

   He joined Transport Canada in September 1956 as an Aeradio Operator Learner in Kenora, Ontario. While in training for Instrument Flight Rule control, he was a founding member of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association and later was the Treasurer of the Winnipeg Branch under John-David Lyon. At Red River College (Winnipeg) he took night courses in computing. While at Transport Canada headquarters, he took management, law and financial night courses at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. He was often too busy for his family while they were growing up, because of his studies and his tendency to being a workaholic. He retired from Transport Canada after 35 years and 7 months as a special assistant to the Director, Air Traffic Services.

   In retirement he was a willing helper, particular in tasks on his computer. He assisted many people to move into the computer age, some whom still call or e-mail him for advice. Since he was impatient to get jobs done rather than talking about them, he avoided meetings. He was active in the Ottawa Cursillo Movement and served on the secretariat. He also served in the Steering Committee of the Mission of Redeemer Men’s Apostolate and as an executive member of the Knights of Columbus St Edith Stein Council 13049. For many years, he provided secretariat services to the Gospel of Life Apostolate and served as Financial Secretary/Treasurer to Our Lady of Divine Love Parish, Pendleton, Ontario.

   In life, Don sought God; in his death, he finally found Him.

   Don wrote his own obituary so he could share and celebrate his beloved family, his heritage and his accomplishments.

   A private Memorial Mass for Don will be celebrated at St. Maurice Parish, 4 Perry Street, Ottawa, ON Friday, July 23, 2021. We invite anyone unable to attend, but still wanting to participate to please use this link: www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/14993, to watch the recording of the Memorial Mass after 3 p.m. on Friday.

   Instead of flowers, mourners may contribute to Our Lady of Divine Love Parish, Pendleton, 2084 Concession 10 Rd, CURRAN Post Office ON K0B 1C0.

   from Phil Gies:  For many years Don deCuypère was the 'gatekeeper' to keep many retired ats people across Canada informed about news that affects us all and to pass along sad news when one of our colleagues had passed away - a much appreciated undertaking. Don was a good man and will be missed.
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   Warren Whitehouse (QM)

   Warren Roy Whitehouse - 1936-2021

   Warren Whitehouse, 84, of Riverview passed away at home on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. Born in South Ohio, Yarmouth County, NS, he was the son of the late Osborne and Ophelia (Nichols) Whitehouse.

   WR was a retired air traffic controller with 33 years of service, prior to which he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was an avid hunter, guide, and fly fisherman who thoroughly enjoyed finding the best pools. He loved spending time with friends at various hunting camps, and would sometimes actually hunt! He was also a huge fan of harness racing and owned several race horses that he trained during his time in the sport. Whether charcoal, propane grill, or kitchen stove he was an excellent chef who kept his family fat and happy! Each shirt he owned had a "magic pocket" with treats for both grandkids and granddogs. He was also a master of quick wit and sarcasm, which his children, and grandchildren may or may not have inherited ;).

   Warren will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia (Pat); his daughter Lisa Gaboury of Dartmouth, NS, son Jeff Whitehouse (Heather) of Pittsburgh, PA; grandchildren Keira and Cody and several nieces and nephews. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Aside from his parents, he was predeceased by sisters Lavina (Griffin) Hubley, Thelma (Willard) Killam; and brothers Ansel (Cora), Gordon (Doris) and Osborne (Marion).

   The family would like extend heartfelt thanks to Dr Marie-Helene Thibeault, Kathy Reviczki, NP and their amazing receptionist Trinda; Dr Pierre O'Brien and his oncology team; and also to Extra Mural, especially Barb, RN, and Dr Pam Mansfield and the palliative care team. The care provided by all was so appreciated.

   His family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview on Thursday, June 24th from 6-8 pm. A service to share memories and celebrate his life will take place at the funeral home on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 1:00pm. Should you wish to attend the service please email or call the funeral home (869-2007) to reserve your attendance and the number in your group. To view the service live streamed simply click on the link at the bottom of his obituary on the funeral home website. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Lung Cancer Canada would be appreciated by the family.

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   Willis Hare (QM)


  Willis Hare: 1944 - 2021

  Fred Hare of Pointe du Chene, NB passed away at home on June 10, 2021 with his loving wife Vivianne by his side. Born in Newcastle he was the son of the late Jean (Dupuis) and Willis Hare.

  Fred leaves behind his wife Vivianne Hare, now grown family of Fern (Neil) Matchett of Miramichi, NB, Scott (Nicole) Hare of Oakville, ON, Dawn (Kirby) Irmscher of Victoria, BC, Daniel (Ann) Hare of Port Elgin, ON, Natalie (Kirk) Hare of Ajax, ON, Lindsay (Michel) McCluskey of Shediac, NB, and step-family Russell (Dana) Harper of Georgetown, ON and Theresa (Peter) Heller of Franklin, ME. He also leaves behind brothers Laurie Hare (Jeanette) and William Hare (Diane) and sister Marilyn (Sam) Williamson.

  After a career in business working for CN, RCA and Canadair, Fred pursued his love for aviation by coming an air traffic controller with Transport Canada and later Nav Canada. Fred served in various locations in Canada and spent two years with a Canadian International Development Agency project in Antigua and Barbados. Fred later joined the International Civil Aviation Organization and served two years in Saudi Arabia and seven years with the General Civil Aviation Authority in the United Arab Emirates on the Executive Board.

  On retirement, Fred and Vivianne enjoyed winters in Fort Myers, Florida playing bridge, shuffleboard and biking.

  Respecting his wishes cremation has taken place at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869-2007).

  Donations made to Friends of the Moncton Hospital or CHU Dumont Foundation would be appreciated by his family.

  A private graveside service will take place in the Miramichi at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   Bernie Burgess (QX/QM)

  Bernard "Bernie" Burgess: 1951-2021

  SAINT-CHARLES, NB – Bernard "Bernie" Burgess, 69, of Saint-Charles, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Born in Rexton, he was the son of the late Gerald Francis and Catherine (Daigle) Burgess. Before retiring, Bernie worked as an Air Traffic Controller.

  Bernie leaves to mourn his loving wife, Alexantine (Vautour) Burgess; his step-daughter, Tammy Vautour of Montreal, QC; as well as his two fur babies, Gracie and Ellie May, whom he loved as his children. He will also be sadly missed by his two sisters, Geraldine Hudson (Ron) of Rexton and Elizabeth Bryce (Tom) of Victoria, BC; three nieces, Holly, Cathy and Rhonda; his nephew, Andrew; his grand-niece, Aislin; as well as his two grand-nephews, Jacob and Nicholas.

  Visitation will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home on Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 7-9 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until time of funeral. A funeral service will be held at Thompson’s Funeral Home Chapel, Richibucto on Saturday, June 5th, 2021 at 11:00 am.

  The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Eric Martin, the extra mural staff and the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre (Unit 7B) for the excellent care they all provided to Bernie.

  Due to COVID-19 regulations, a maximum of 50 people at a time are allowed in the funeral home. Masks are mandatory and we ask that social distancing be respected. The funeral service will be live streamed from the Thompson’s Funeral Home Facebook group. Arrangements are in the professional care of Thompson’s Funeral Home in Richibucto (523-4252).

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   Jim Doyle (YT)

  William "Jim" James Doyle December 31, 1955 - May 25, 2021

  Passed peacefully away at home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after a short battle with cancer, William James (Jim) Doyle, age 65 years.

  Predeceased by his parents, William and Elsie Doyle; mother-in-law, Genevieve O’Neill; brother, Robert Doyle; brothers-in-law, Richard (Dora) O’Neill, Gerry O’Neill and Danny O’Neill; and many other members of the Doyle and O’Neill families.

  Leaving to mourn his loving wife of over 40 years, Maureen (nee O’Neill); daughter, Jenni Lynn (Jon); son, Adam (Melissa); grandchildren - his pride and joy - Maddie, Jackson and Ben; siblings, Betty (Raymond-deceased) Stack, Derm (Mary-deceased) Doyle, Rita Collins, Judy Miller, Pat (Kay-deceased) Doyle; sisters-in-law, Bernice Doyle, Kay (Cliff) Ralph, Lorraine (Mike) Lee, Theresa O’Neill, Ange O’Neill; special niece and nephew, Michelle (Tommy) and Corey; and countless other nieces and nephews whom he loved.

  The family would like to thank Jim’s health care team who provided exceptional care and support: community health nurse, Tammy Lee Joyce; Dr. Armstrong and the team at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Clinic; and paramedics, Graham, Corinne and Nick.

  Jimmy Doyle was, quite simply, a great man. Those lucky enough to have known him know he was a loving and devoted husband and father who loved nothing more than spending time with his family, and a round of golf with his friends. Originally from Maddox Cove, Jim was a retired air traffic controller, a career he loved. He will be greatly missed by many.

  Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cremation to follow. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10 a.m. from St. Kevin's Parish, Goulds. For those wishing to attend in person, you must pre-register with the family. For anyone not able to attend, the Funeral will be live-streamed at https://tom0349.wixsite.com/streamingservices/cauls with inurnment to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Petty Harbour. Donations may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation.

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   Fred Petrauskas (UL)

  PETRAUSKAS, Alfred "Fred" 1943-2021

  Fred passed away peacefully at home after a valiant struggle with cancer on April 14, 2021. He is greatly missed by his wife, Nina Glavackas and his Family.

  Fred was held in high regard by his colleagues and confrères as an Air Traffic Controller for almost 30 years.

  Fred's passions encompassed travel, photography, wine and a mean Manhattan, and a food master in the kitchen. I would like to thank the staff at CLSC de Verdun and Nova Montreal. Donations would be greatly apprecited in Fred's honour to Nova Montreal.


   from Phil Gies:  Fred and I were on the same IFR course in 1968-69 and then worked on the same crew from 1969-1975. Always with a great smile and always a good controller to work with.
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   Tom Hubbard (WG)

  HUBBARD, Thomas (Tom) Henry: July 4, 1923 – March 27, 2021

  On March 27, 2021, with family at his side, Tom peacefully passed away after a long and wonderful life of nearly 98 years. A man of quiet strength, wisdom, and patience he was a true gentleman and a hero to those privileged to know him, most importantly his family.

  Tom was predeceased by his parents Frank & Annie Hubbard, his wife of 60 years Veryl, his daughter-in-law Barb Hubbard and siblings & in-laws, Jack (Mary) Hubbard, Kathleen (Harold) Linnen, Garry (Alice) Hubbard, Bert Hubbard, Nelson Mills and Dorothy Hubbard. Left to mourn are his partner of ten years, Elsie Hay; his children Lanny Hubbard, Dawn (Ron) Rittberg, Brad (Kathy) Hubbard and Laurie (David) Ridgway; grandchildren & great grandchildren Chris Hubbard (Hendrik), Jocelyn (Jeff) Nielsen (Kaelyn & Marlowe), Rebekah Rittberg, Taryn Rittberg, Joe Hubbard, Ryan (Lynn) Ridgway (Annika) and Megan (Trevor) Wakefield; sister Dora Mills and brother Jim Hubbard; and many nieces, nephews & extended family.

  Tom was the third child of Frank & Annie born on July 4, 1923 near Truax, Saskatchewan. Growing up on the prairies during the “dirty thirties” was a challenge and an adventure. Tom excelled in everything that he undertook as a child, a young man, and throughout his life. He was Mrs. Van Dine’s special helper in the one room schoolhouse, often taking her buggy to town to do errands, having finished his work perfectly and quickly. As a young teenager with older brother Jack as catcher, he became an exceptional left-handed pitcher helping the Moorefield Grasshoppers become stiff competition at local sports days. His childhood was filled with adventure, a few mishaps, many shared with younger brothers Garry and Bert.

  Immediately after completing grade 12 at age 19, Tom enlisted in the RCAF to serve in WW II. He aspired to be a pilot, despite an apparent susceptibility to airsickness. He would not be deterred and with perseverance, determination and two years of strenuous training he graduated as a General Reconnaissance pilot. Since the RAF needed GR pilots, Tom was attached to the RAF Coastal Command Squadron stationed in Leuchars, Scotland. He flew Liberators over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans until the cessation of European hostilities in May 1945. He then rejoined his RCAF squadron, moving troops into the Far East theatre of operation and returning troops to Britain. After Victory in Japan in August Tom supplied the Allied Forces in Europe, and finally, returned aircraft to Canada. His final flight for the RCAF occurred in May 1946, during which the survival of the crew and aircraft depended on Tom’s celestial navigation skills learned as a GR pilot. They were lost over the Atlantic at night due to a navigational error. Tom performed star sightings, calculations and course corrections allowing them to reach Labrador safely with essentially no fuel remaining. This became a favourite story to tell his grandchildren.

  Tom met Veryl, his first love, as a teenager but their love grew through their letters while he was in training and serving overseas. Upon his discharge from the RCAF Tom began his second career, farming close to his and Veryl’s families. They married on October 13, 1947 and remained on the farm until January 1962. During those years, their four children were born and together they met every challenge the prairies could muster. They were a formidable team, raising cattle, pigs, poultry, and horses in addition to the main farm business of grain production. Tom built a new home for the growing family with all the modern amenities, and he was a driving force in the region to have electricity delivered to rural farm properties.

  Rural life became increasingly challenging in the 1960s and Tom and Veryl believed that their young family would be better served in an urban location. Tom undertook his third career beginning 24 years of service with Transport Canada. The new job took them to Winnipeg where the family flourished. The four children graduated from university and established themselves in lifelong careers in engineering, agriculture and science, accomplishments of which Tom was deeply proud. Besides his work and leadership in the Air Traffic Control Centre of the Winnipeg International Airport, he was both a Cub and Scout leader for many years and served as a founding member of St. Chad’s Anglican parish.

  Retirement for Tom in 1986 took the couple to beautiful BC, where he has spent the last 35 years enjoying the well-deserved fruits of his life's labour. He set up the woodworking shop of his dreams and built several beautiful oak rolltop desks, bedroom suites, entertainment cabinetry among many other projects. Square dancing, travelling and gardening filled the rest of his early retirement, all shared with Veryl.

  Retirement for Tom in 1986 took the couple to beautiful BC, where he has spent the last 35 years enjoying the well-deserved fruits of his life's labour. He set up the woodworking shop of his dreams and built several beautiful oak rolltop desks, bedroom suites, entertainment cabinetry among many other projects. Square dancing, travelling and gardening filled the rest of his early retirement, all shared with Veryl.

  After Veryl’s death 14 years ago Tom was initially lost. He regained his love of life when Elsie convinced him to return to square dancing. Elsie had lost her husband Bob the year before Veryl’s passing, and Elsie’s and Tom’s shared square dancing experiences and community brought them together. They have shared wonderful years together in the strata in Sidney. Bowling, theatre, cribbage nights, up island trips, and gardening have kept them active and happy.

  Tom only started to slow and struggle in the last months and we are grateful that we have shared in his long life. We miss him terribly but know that he is in a better place now with family and his beloved Veryl. We take comfort in our memories and in knowing that he is at peace. Due to COVID restrictions a celebration of life is delayed. A donation to a charity of your choosing is greatly appreciated.

  Finally, Dawn, Brad and Laurie want to express our deepest gratitude to Lanny and his family for the years of care for Dad. Your devotion and patience ensured his independence and dignity until the end. We can never repay you adequately, but we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

  Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Apr. 3 to Apr. 5, 2021.


   from Phil Gies:  I was a dsc in WG ACC and worked with Tom from 1976 to his retirement in 1986. Tom was an OSS supervisor and was excellent to work with. Tom always presented well researched operational changes with a straightforward yet polite and pleasant demeanor. Tom always reminded me of the quintessential prairie man, quietly unassuming, hard working and always with a touch of optimism. Godspeed Tom.
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   Jean-Yves Dupré (UL/QB)

  DUPRÉ, Jean-Yves 1936 - 2021

  Jean-Yves nous a quittés le 1er mars, entouré des siens.

  Il laisse dans le deuil Mary-Jane, sa compagne des soixante dernières années ainsi que ses enfants Luc (Marie-France), Martin, Jennifer (Stéphan) et ses petites-filles adorées Simone et Florence.
  Grand passionné d’aviation, il a mené une brillante carrière tant au Québec qu’à l’étranger. De directeur des services de la circulation aérienne de l’Aéroport de Québec, spécialiste RAMP à Montréal puis consultant pour l’OACI en Côte d’Ivoire et en Arabie Saoudite, Jean-Yves s’est fait beaucoup d’amis et était très respecté dans le domaine de l’aviation civile.

  Il a été du combat mené par les gens de l’air du Québec pour faire appliquer la Loi sur les langues officielles dans l’espace aérien québécois.

  Il nous manquera énormément, mais il est maintenant libéré.

  Une cérémonie pour souligner son départ et se souvenir de lui aura lieu ultérieurement, lorsque nous pourrons enfin nous rassembler.

  Au lieu de fleurs, un don pour la recherche sur la dégénérescence corticobasale serait apprécié : https://www.parkinson.ca/fr/la-maladie/syndromes-parkinsoniens-atypiques/

  Les services funéraires ont été confiés à la Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal, Résidence funéraire Curé-Poirier, 635, boul. Curé-Poirier Ouest à Longueuil


   from Phil Gies:  I worked with Yves at UL ACC from 1969-72, always pleasant and good to work with. Thanks to Gilles Demers for sending along this obituary.
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Gerry Mank
   Gerry Mank (YZ)

  I am sad to share that Gerry Mank passed away this past week on February 11, 2021.

  Gerry and his wife Marie have been living at the Amica in Georgetown.They both contracted COVID-19 and it got the best of Gerry. Marie is doing well.

  There will be a "Celebration of Life" once things get back to normal.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Helen Saykali for passing along this information.
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   Jack Butt (QX)

  Passed away suddenly at home in Iroquois ON February 6th, 2021 John (Jack) Clouston Butt, aged 68 years. Predeceased by his father Jack, mother Ruby (Freeman), sister Lori, father-in-law Clarence, and mother-in-law Allison (Janes). Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Sandra (Bowering); sons, Rodney (Karla) of Embrun ON, Douglas (Mom) of Ottawa ON; sister Florence (Jim Paterson) of Moncton NB, brother Terry of Paradise NL, and brother Craig of St. John’s NL; grandchildren, Keenan, Kensington, Emily, Austin, Reagan, and Renata; brothers and sisters-in-law Reg and Doreen of Mount Pearl NL, Bess and Neil of Halifax NS, Gary and Alice of Gander NL, Bob of St. John’s NL and Con of Gander NL, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  Funeral Arrangements: Due to Covid 19 a private family service will be held at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 and a GIescelebration of Jack’s life for family and friends will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack's memory can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada https://www.heartandstroke.ca) or a charity of your choosing. If you are making your donation online or by cheque directly to the charity, please include the following note with your gift “please notify the family”. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.



Here is a link to the CATCA press release pdf file.  JB

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 from Phil Gies:  I have included my wife Heather’s obituary for two reasons; she knew many controllers in both Montreal and Winnipeg and to also honour all the wives and partners of controllers for their support, encouragement and sometimes the person to lean on. I began my ifr training in November 1968 and in those days you were notified of a course date and you were to have memorized the appropriate LE and HE charts before the course started. So by way of helping me and checking my memory Heather knew many intersections, ndbs, frequencies, and airways on those charts and I'm sure many other controllers had the same support - thank you Heather.

   Heather Gies UL/WG

   Heather Louise Gies (McDonald): December 28, 1944 - Feburary 3, 2021

   Early on February 3, 2021, at St. Boniface Hospital, and surrounded by her family, Heather passed away after a courageous, stoic and inspiring 14-year battle with cancer.

   The older daughter of the late Lloyd and Marion (Hostrawser) McDonald, Heather is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Philip, son Michael (Joanna), daughter Kelly (Gordon), son Andrew (Tammy), and her treasured grandchildren, Olivia, Cameron, Owen and Anya. She also leaves to mourn her younger sister Gwenn (Allan), nieces, Wendy and Annie, nephew Duncan, and cherished cousin Ted (Janice) along with his family.

   Mom was born in Port Colborne on December 28, 1944. She and Gwenn enjoyed a childhood full of family and friends all over southern Ontario (God's Country as she often described), particularly at her grandfather's farm. The new INCO mine brought their family north to Thompson in 1960. After adjusting to their new surroundings, she met Dad in high school, and they spent almost all the next 61 years together.

   Mom earned her teaching certificate in 1964, teaching at elementary schools in Winnipeg and then Montreal until she took leave to raise her family. Work brought Mom and Dad back to Winnipeg in 1976 and she eventually returned to teaching in the 1980s as a resource aide helping students with special needs. She was active for over 30 years supporting women's education through P.E.O. and as a member of the congregation at Charleswood United Church, serving many roles.

   Throughout her entire life, Mom was never one to complain, laze around, or fade in the face of a challenge. She was a lover of animals with many pets through all her years. She made her own clothes, drove rally cars, became a seasoned gardener, camped in any weather, and loved to cook for everyone and then play games after dinner. Mom travelled extensively with her constant companion Dad, often accompanied by close friends, Sheila and Hugh or Denis and Hilda. She dearly loved to watch (and loudly support!) her children or grandchildren compete in swimming, hockey, soccer, volleyball and basketball.

   After building the cottage on Spruce Lake in 1997, they welcomed any and all every summer to their lakeside paradise - Mom loved to entertain. She instilled in us the skills of life, proud devotion to family, taught us to never back down from any obstacle or wallow in self-pity, and most importantly that there is always room at the table for one more and to always share in our good fortune.

   It was unsurprising then that Mom took cancer head on and never once admitted defeat. While supporting her every move, we were constantly in awe of her grace, tenacity, and strength. She was helped though every step of this battle by Dr. Andrew Maksymiuk and nurses Pat and MacKenzie at CancerCare Manitoba and we will never be able to thank them enough. And though her time was short in Palliative Care, we received outstanding support from them in her last days.

   We are choosing to delay our celebration of Mom's life until such time as we can all gather together. In lieu of flowers, please support a local charity of your choice or donate to CancerCare Manitoba.

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   Harold Siemens (WG)

  HAROLD PETER ARTHUR SIEMENS, surrounded by the love of his family, Harold Peter Arthur Siemens passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.

  Harold was predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Vilma Maxine Helga (nee Swanson) in 2016. Left to cherish his memory are their daughters, Alayna (Geoff), and Brenda; grandchildren, Reese (Meagan), Evan, and Stacy; his brother Walter (Irene) and family; brother-in-law Marvin (Syd) and family; sister-in-law Doreen (Gary) and family; extended family and longtime friends. He was also predeceased by his parents, Arthur Peter and Olga (nee Papke) Siemens; sister-in-law Viola, brother-in-law Floyd, and nephew Dwayne.

  Harold was born June 5, 1936 in Winkler, MB. After completing high school, he worked in the federal weather offices on Sable Island and in remote northern areas, enjoying the peace and solitude these locations provided before joining Air Traffic Control in Thunder Bay and then Winnipeg. While working in this field, Harold continued his education, obtaining a BSc at the University of Winnipeg and a teaching certificate from the University of Manitoba.
    Harold had an incredible knowledge and gift for building, carpentry, and repairs of any kind. He was a true craftsman who worked with amazing precision, skill, and pride. "Ask Grandpa. Grandpa can fix anything" was the phrase heard most often around our family.

  He had a gift for growing the most amazing vegetable garden. He was the go-to guy for anything to do with growing tomatoes, and he loved to share not only his knowledge and experience, but also his bounty of cucumbers and tomatoes at the end of every growing season.

  Harold took pride in being the 'old curmudgeon'. He loved a good joke, but he was also a reflective man who thought deeply and felt things profoundly. He was a good man who lived by a strong ethical code. He was a firm believer in hard work and working for our rewards. He and mom were also strong believers in supporting those in need, and they were quiet donors to organizations that support and feed the hungry.

  Dad was devoted to our mom, and he felt her death very profoundly. We take comfort in knowing that they are finally resting together in the peace and love of God.

  Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will take place virtually over Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Courtenay Reedman Parker presiding. To register for the service, contact Messiah Lutheran Church at messiahaa@gmail.com or (204) 888-1042 no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, January 22. A private interment with immediate family will take place at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Urban (Lutheran Urban Ministry) or Messiah Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

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   Gerry Mead (WG)

  Gerald Robert (Gerry) Mead: April 17, 1936 - January 11, 2021. Peacefully with family at his side, Grandpa Gerry passed away.

  He leaves many to mourn his passing, his daughter Cary and her husband Steven and their children, Elizabeth and Cameron; his son Jonathan and his children, Sophie and Charlotte; his son Chris and his partner Amanda and their children, Taylor, Kennedy, Madison, Bethany and Lucas; his son Andrew and his wife Erin and their children, Bennett and Emilia; and his brothers, Glen, Erling and Eric.

  Gerald grew up and attended Public School and high school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, working first in a bowling alley, then for the telephone system. He started as an air traffic controller in 1957, serving first in Winnipeg, then Toronto, Thunder Bay, Regina, and eventually Winnipeg where he retired in 1996 after a career of more than 39 years.

  He met his wife Penny while they were both playing in the Regina Symphony in 1961 and they were married in 1962. They were married for over 46 years, until her passing in 2009. Gramma Penny played such a huge role in everyone's life and after her passing Gerry kept up with recognizing all of the special days.

  Dad worked very hard to provide for his family. He loved his grandkids, and was passionate about time, weather, classical music, electronics, movies, and especially The Goon Show. He took pride in everything he owned and took great care to preserve their integrity regardless of how much duct tape it took. Gerry was always very generous with his time and talents.
  As his best friend Jim Koehler stated "it is the end of an era".

  Thank you to the caring staff at the Grace Hospital, unit 4S, especially Janina.

  A memorial will be planned for a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to the Grace Hospital in Winnipeg.

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   George Evans (WG)

  GEORGE MAURICE EVANS, CD; April 16, 1927 - December 13, 2020

  It is with great sadness that the family of George Maurice Evans announces his passing on December 13, 2020, at the age of 93 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children, daughter Susan (Tom) Middleton, son David and daughter Jennifer, his grandchildren, Scott (Martha) Middleton and Ashleigh (Shawn) Middleton and great- grandchildren Emily Middleton, Rebecca Middleton, Thomas Andersen and Mackenzie Andersen. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law Betty Reid and other family members and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Shirley, and his brother Ron.

  George was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba. He was a sought-after hockey goalie in his youth, often called up to play in more senior leagues. After a brief stint in Army Cadets, he joined Air Cadets in 1942 where he first learned to fly a glider in 1945 and an airplane (Tiger Moth) in 1946. He met his wife Shirley in 1946 and married her in 1949. They had their first child in Brandon and built their first house there. He continued with the Brandon squadron as an instructor until he left Brandon in 1956 to pursue a career in Air Traffic Control. 2

  That career took him to Winnipeg, Fort William, and back to Winnipeg in 1957 where he remained for the rest of his life. His two youngest children were born in Winnipeg in 1959 and 1961. While in Fort William he was an instructor with No. 66 Fort William Squadron. When he came back to Winnipeg in 1957, he joined No. 573 Legion 141 Squadron. In 1958 he was called upon to help spearhead the reactivation of No. 191 West Winnipeg Rotary Squadron where he rose to Commanding Officer from 1980 until he retired in 1986 and joined the Manitoba Provincial Committee of the Air Cadet League. George was promoted to Major in 1985 and was awarded the CD and Bar. George spent several summers as a flight instructor with the Air Cadet Gliding Program in Penhold, Alberta as well with the Manitoba Gliding Program at CFB Portage and other airports in Brandon, Neepawa, Dauphin, Rivers and Manitou for many years.

  George was awarded the Air Cadet League of Canada (Manitoba) Distinguished Service Award in 2009 and an Air Cadet League of Canada Presidential Citation in 2010 for his lifetime of service to Air Cadets. George was also active in the Shrine (Vintage Cars), the Masonic Lodge, The Western Canada Aviation Museum and the Manitoba Soaring Council. He was also a member of the St. James Legion. His hobbies included, flying, gliding, golfing and curling. He got his first hole in one at the age of 80 at the Assiniboine Golf Club where he was longtime member. He loved traveling with family and friends including trips to the U.K., Europe and Africa. He always looked forward to getting together with friends at the Officers Mess on Friday nights.
  Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him at Concordia Hospital during the last weeks of his life. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make a donation to Shriners Hospital, the Air Cadet League of Manitoba, or a charity of your choice.

  Condolences may be left on the Neil Bardal website at www.neilbardalinc.com

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   Gerry Foulds (VR)

  Gerald Harold Alan Foulds: June 8, 1934 - December 11, 2020

  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Gerry. Gerry was a retired air traffic controller and loved airplanes. His passion was travelling, many trips to France driving through the mountains and flying over Vancouver's majestic mountain range.

  Gerry will be greatly missed by his wife Janet of 62 years, daughter Sheri (Ray) grand daughters Jessica and Lindsey.

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   Hester Trites (QM)

  Hester B. Trites: 1953-2020

  We are saddened to announce that Hester B. Trites, 67, of Shediac Cape, passed away from a brief illness on Monday November 16, 2020 at the Dr. Georges Dumont UHC. Born in Moncton, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Hester (Wood) Trites.

  She is survived by three sisters and one brother: Ann (Black) Cornellier of Ottawa, ON, Elizabeth Isla Trites of Sackville, Jane Trites of Ottawa, ON, and Richard Trites of Moncton; a niece, Germaine Cornellier of Ottawa, ON; a nephew, John Cornellier (Marian) of Pointe-Claire, QC. and four great nieces and great nephews.

  She retired after a long career as a high-level air traffic controller with Nav Canada.
  She recently moved to Shediac Cape, her annual summer retreat, where she built her new home and enjoyed swimming and walking on the beach with her dogs Daisy and previously Ivy. She will be sadly missed by her many friends and acquaintances and especially her close neighbors (almost family) at the Cape.

  Our thanks go to the medical staff at the Dr. Georges Dumont Hospital ICU for the great care they gave Hester in her final hours. The final funeral arrangements will be posted on November 27th, 2020. Due to the pandemic, face coverings are required for visitation and social distancing regulations are in effect. In memory of Hester, a contribution to the SPCA or CARMA would be appreciated. Cremation and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Frenette Funeral and Cremation Centre, Shediac (532-3297).
  

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   George Porayko (AV)

  George John Porayko - June 3, 1934 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 86).

  Peacefully, George Porayko passed away at Red River Place Personal Care Home in Selkirk, Manitoba, in the early hours of Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the age of 86 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Audrey. He is also survived by his children, Terry (Ginette), Rick (Maria) and Patti (Donald); grandchildren, Edward, Victoria, Sophie, David, Steven and Katie. He is also survived by his sister Debby (Murray) and brother Jerry (Bonnie). George was predeceased by his parents, John Porayko and Anne Domino.

  George was born in Teulon, Manitoba, and was raised on the homestead farm. In May, 1959, George and Audrey met in Regina, Saskatchewan. George often said that was the night he “met the end of his single days sitting across the room”. He was indeed correct, as George and Audrey were married on March 25, 1960. They enjoyed travelling (especially in their motorhome) all over Canada, the United States and Europe.

  George had an interest in flying from an early age. He had earned his private pilot license before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1958, where he would eventually be piloting the CF-101 Voodoo, a supersonic fighter/interceptor, during the height of the Cold War. One of his most prized possessions was his diploma identifying him as a member of the Thousand Mile Per Hour Club.

  After the Air Force, he would begin his second career as an air traffic controller at St. Andrews Airport. For 29 years his voice was heard by thousands of pilots using the airspace around St. Andrews. He also taught hundreds of aspiring pilots at the various training centers on the airport. A few years ago the Board of Directors of the airport bestowed a great honor on him by officially renaming Control Tower Road to George Porayko Way.

  In 1988 George fulfilled a life-long dream of owning his own aircraft. He prepared a beautiful grass strip and a hangar on his property, and spent many happy hours of flying and tinkering with his toys.

  The family would like to thank the staff at Red River Place Personal Care Home and all George’s doctors. We appreciate the kind and compassionate care you provided to George over the past few years.

  Due to current health restrictions, a private service will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at St. Michaels Cemetery in Pleasant Home, Manitoba. A memorial service is being planned for when restrictions are relaxed and circumstances permit. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends so desire, contributions may be made in George’s memory to Diabetes Canada, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba or a charity of one’s choice.

      “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been, and there you long to return.”     John H. Secondari
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   Gus Morier (WG/UL)

   VICTOR AUGUSTIN MORIER: December 28, 1926 - October 03, 2020

   Victor Augustin 'Gus' Morier passed away peacefully in Orleans, Ontario on October 3, 2020 at the age of 93.

   Augustin was born in La Broquerie, Manitoba on December 28, 1926. He was the son of the late Henri Jules Morier and Georgina Boissinot. Augustin was married to the late Thérèse Bourdon for 65 years. His brothers, Henri, Paul, Fernand and Émile and sisters, Élise, Henriette (Le Saux), Lucie Reta and Justine (Therrien) predeceased him. He leaves behind his children, Gilles (Danielle Ménard), Irène (Yves Laviolette), Rolland (Janet Hood) and Alain (Brigitte Bénac); five grandchildren, Claire (Phillippe Pearcey), Lianne (Devon Perrin), Eric, Martin and Simon; his brother Vincent Morier and his sister-in-law Rose-Aimée, and many nieces and nephews.

   Augustin acquired a strong work ethic from a young age helping his widowed mother and brothers run the farm. He had a long and distinguished career as an air traffic controller in Winnipeg and Montreal which included a year-long secondment in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

   Remembered as warm, jovial and curious, Augustin loved discovering new places and cultures and was an avid fisherman who enjoyed good food, the company of family and friends, and the telling of a good story followed by a good laugh.

   A private ceremony for the immediate family will be held in the Heritage Funeral Complex in Orleans. Memorial donations can be made to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to the staff of the Promenade residence in Orleans for the cheerful support and excellent care provided to Augustin.

   from Phil Gies:  I knew Gus from Montreal back in the early 70s, he had won a supervisor position and transferred from WG ACC. Gus was a pleasant person to work with, always with a ready smile.
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   James 'Jim' Kilburn (YZ)

  James Kilburn: April 2, 1941 - September 8, 2020

  It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of Jim Kilburn. Jim fought health issues over the past few years with the determination and stubbornness that served him well in life. But, in the end, he departed peacefully, at home, with Linda, his wife of 52 years, as ever, by his side. He has joined his parents, Fred and Vera, brother Terry, friends who went before and his beloved Buster and Simba.

  Jim lived a full and wonderful life. In 1968 he married the love of his life and true soul-mate, Linda, and they embarked on their adventures together. With his amazing memory and eye for detail, air traffic control was the perfect job for him. He was good at it and even thrived on the stress and responsibility of being CATCA's Ontario Representative for a number of years. Through his job, Jim and Linda travelled the world, forging the friendships that were so dear to him. Jim retired from "the tower" after a 25 year career in the job that he loved.

  After acquiring a house in Nova Scotia in 1980, part of his heart resided year long in Musquodoboit Harbour, even if he was in Toronto. He loved "Muskie" and truly found peace there.

  Jim had many passions. He loved every car he ever owned to the point that, when it came time to part from them, he often didn't. Many of them are still around. Jim had many collections and leaves behind an amazing amount of stuff and a bewildered Linda, wondering what she is going to do with it all. He was an avid theatre buff and armchair golfer. He was a collector of music, whether it was on cassettes, CDs or his huge collection of vinyl LPs. Although not a musician himself, Jim truly had music in his soul and loved, especially, his jazz.

  Jim was a colourful character, extremely proficient at cursing. But those who knew him were aware of his soft heart. He was fiercely independent and, to paraphrase some of the music that he loved, he did it his way.
  Hopefully, free from the destruction and limitations of illness, he now has peace. He can easily be imagined watching a sunset over his beloved Nova Scotia harbour with a glass of wine in his hand, smooth jazz playing and a couple of cats curled up at his side.

  A celebration of Jim's life will be held in April, 2021, on his 80th birthday, for friends and family to gather and reminisce and to raise a glass in his honour. Jim would enjoy that.

  If desired, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Ontario Lung Association or perhaps a charity of your choice that helps animals in need.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Helen Saykali for passing along this information.
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   Blaine Peterson (WG)

  It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Blaine Peterson, local resident of Stonewall, MB in his 64th year. He is survived by his partner Paulette and his two children, Tegue (husband Tom) and Kael (fiancée Raquel).
  Blaine grew up in Cartwright, MB where his passion for hockey started when he was a young boy. As player he was able to progress to the WHL. One of his most memorable accomplishments was winning two Memorial Cups with the Westminster Bruins, and "having a cup of coffee" with the Vancouver Canucks, and having the opportunity of being on the ice with the great Bobby Orr.

  Blaine put his immense knowledge towards coaching Kael's teams, starting from Squirts and finishing with the Stonewall Jets. He was a great conch not just to his son but to everyone on the team. He always knew how to help someone be better, be kind about it and tall a good hockey story.

  When Kael finished his hockey career, Blaine continued to serve as President of the Manitoba AAA Hockey League. Blaine traveled in an all kinds of weather to watch the kids play, happiest inside a hockey rink surrounded by the atmosphere of the sport. A short time before his passing Blaine was featured in the Brandon Sun for his time in the WHL. His family was very proud and happy to see his infamous mustache existed even then.

  Blaine's other passions were music (Patsy Cline being his all-time favorite, dancing the polka with Paulette at the drop of hat, and watching Looney Tunes episodes. He was always happy to recite Hillbilly Hare word for word whenever he had an audience. But his greatest joys were his two children. He taught Teague and Kael how to tell a story, the worth of a good 'dad joke', and the importance of laughter and fun.

  Blaine missed Teague after she moved to Australia, but always loved to hear her voice over the phone and shared big belly laughs at her stories and sarcasm. Blaine and Kael became each other’s sports fan therapists once Kael finished hockey and Blaine finished coaching culminating with winning their first Fantasy Baseball championship together last season as "Pinky and the Blaine".

  Along with his family, Blaine will be missed by his sisters, Lee and Rae, and their families, his in-laws and their families, his former and current co-workers, and all the lives he touched throughout his life long involvement in sports .

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. There will be no formal service however a celebration of life will be held at a later date. KEN LOEHMER FUNERAL SERVICES 204-886-0404

  * Here is the newspaper link to a recent Brandon Sun article about Blaine's years in Brandon as WheatKing and more.

  * In the event that you cannot reach the Brandon Sun link, here is the Blaine Peterson article in pdf format.


   from Phil Gies:  Blaine was always good natured, had a ready smile and laugh, and was well thought of by his atc collegues. And winning two Memorial Cups as a Junior Hockey League goalie is no small feat, could only be bettered by winning two Stanley Cups.
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   Fred Hornsby (YZ)

  HORNSBY, Frederick Edmund (Fred)

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Hornsby at his home in Picton, Ontario, on July 27, 2020, at age 88. Beloved husband of Patricia Hornsby (Holt, Andreae). Dear father of Christopher (Martha), Andrew (Rie), Kathleen, and Stephen (Christine). Grandfather to Caitlin, Michelle, Jane, Kate, Liam, and great-grandfather to Chase. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Antoinette Hornsby and by brothers Brian and Ray (Buster). Sadly missed by sister Blanche (Bonnie) and Doug Harris, brother-in-law Dan Andreae and the Holt children Chris, Charlie, and Carrie.

  Fred grew up in Toronto, Ontario, and attended De La Salle High School. He began a successful career as an air traffic controller in Toronto in 1957 and, with his first wife, raised their four children. Fred was a caring and fun-loving father who helped make home a meeting place for the neighbourhood kids and parents with the best backyard ice rinks and fireworks displays. He loved spending time at the family cottage in Gananoque, Ontario, where his mark remains from multiple renovations made over 35 years ago.

   Fred married Patricia Holt in 1996, and moved to Orillia. By this time he had a successful career as a drug and alcohol addiction counselor. He authored a book that was used to help companies address addiction issues in the workplace and provided consulting services to both the Donwood Institute and Bellwood Health Services where he became known as one of the most knowledgeable individuals in this field.

  In 1998, Fred and Patricia became snow birds and spent their time in both Mexico and Orillia. They moved permanently to the small town of Ajijic, Mexico, in 2005. Fred loved his time in Mexico. In 2008, Fred and Patricia moved to Picton, Ontario, where they have lived until his passing.

  Fred at one time or another was a father, husband, hockey coach, ski coach, Boy Scout leader, motorcycle rider, woodworker, boat builder, amateur opera performer, choir singer, confidant, cheerleader, and friend. Special thanks to his devoted caregiver, Lorraine King.

  Visitation, Funeral Service, and Interment will take place on August 10, 2020 and are Private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to Hospice Prince Edward at: https://hospiceprinceedward.ca/makeadonationc14.php


   from Phil Gies:  Fred was our first VFR instructor, course 20 at the Ottawa Airport ATC school. He was a very pleasant man, always with a smile. I remember his dark rimmed glasses, sort of a Steve Allen look.
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   Ron Chafe (QX/OW)

  Ronald Edward Chafe, 91 of Ottawa, Ontario, Passed peacefully away on June 26, 2020 in the presence of family.

  Born in Newfoundland, his childhood years were spent in St. John’s. He moved to Gander in the late 1940’s at the start of a new era in aviation. He was an early pioneer of air traffic control as the Gander airport assumed its leading role in trans-oceanic flight. His career provided him with much delight through various postings for the federal Ministry of Transportation. He enjoyed time in Washington DC in the late 1970’s as liaison officer for the Canadian Government to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He subsequently returned to Gander in the early 80’s to assume the role of Chief Controller at the Gander Center and proudly oversaw the move from the old center at the airport to the new center in town. A move to Ottawa followed in the mid 80’s as Superintendent of Canadian Airspace and he retired from the federal civil service there. Retirement was not for him as he then assumed the position of President and CEO of the Canadian Business Aircraft Association (CBAA) in the private sector of aviation. He served as the International Liaison Officer to the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and in June of 1991 was appointed to The Order of the Silk Scarf as a member of the elite fellowship of aviation. After a second retirement, he continued in several consulting and advisory roles to various sectors of the aviation realm.

  An avid gardener, in retirement, he created showcase landscapes on an annual basis. A proud Newfoundlander through and through, he loved his heritage and shared his love for all things Newfoundland with all those he came in contact and would lend him an ear.

  He is survived by his wife Eleanor of Ottawa and his sister Loretta of Mercy Convent, St John’s Nfld. Forever to be missed by his children: Weldon of Richmond, Virginia, Ann of St John’s, Fons and Susan in Edmonton, Alberta and their mother Betty Perry of St. John’s. Stepdaughters Nancy of Toronto and Jennifer of Ottawa. Grand pa will be missed by 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren all of whom he adored

   The family would like to gratefully acknowledge with thanks the contributions of Fred Chafe and family, as well as Fiona Grant and Bruce Sheppard for the unending support, care and companionship they provided at any hour of the day or night when called upon. As well thanks to Harry Sims and Joe Quinn for being his “yarning buddies” and the friendship they shared so readily.

  Cremation has occurred and a private interment will be scheduled for a later date. The family will announce a public celebration of life at a later date due to the current public health restrictions.

  Share online condolences at www.capitalmemorial.ca

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   Ron McFarlane (WG)

  Ronald Malcolm McFarlane: June 13, 1935 ~ May 14, 2020

  With heavy hearts, our family announces the death of our father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ronald Malcolm McFarlane on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Health Sciences Centre Hospital in Winnipeg.
  Ron was predeceased by Betty, his wife and life partner of 63 years, in November 2019. He missed her everyday and found life lonely and sad without her. He was also predeceased by his parents, Archie and Agnes (Nan) McFarlane, and his brothers Archie and Gordon. He is survived by his children Rhonda (Brian), Bruce (Vicki) and Gordon (Jennifer) as well as his grandchildren Sarah, Kelsey (Pat), Blair, Kevin (Samantha), Michelle, Athena, Chloe and Andrew (Leanne), and his great grandchildren Tyson, Ben, Kaiya, Adam, Madden, Northwind and Jake. He is also missed and mourned by many friends and colleague

  Born on June 13, 1935, Ron always claimed he was the cutest baby ever born at St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg. As we have no way to refute that, we have to take his word for it! The McFarlanes moved to Saskatoon when he was a youngster and he attended Caswell Elementary School (a short hop over the back fence) and then Bedford High School Collegiate where he met his sweetheart Betty. They were married in 1956 and started their married life back in Winnipeg where Ron did his training as an air traffic controller.

  His career in air traffic control was the reason for a number of family moves: from Winnipeg after training to Saskatoon, back to Winnipeg, to Regina and finally settling for good in Winnipeg in 1971. Ron was an exemplary controller who was well respected and liked by his peers, many of whom he continued to see or connect with until just before his death. He retired from ATC in 1989, finishing his career as Project Manager for the new Winnipeg Area Control Centre.

  Retirement from work at age 55 didn’t mean retirement from life by any means. Ron was a social being and he kept more than busy. He was an active Mason and Royal Order of Scotland member who managed the memory work required with a razor sharp mind. His rendering of the ‘Address to the Haggis’ at Robbie Burns events around the province was legendary and his skill as a Toastmaster stood him in good stead as emcee or keynote speaker at all manner of events. He was a member and the President at the Assiniboia Golf Club for many years, and golfed 3 times a week over the summer, always hopeful that a hole in one was on the horizon!

  After retirement, Ron honed his skill as a bagpiper in earnest. Being a member of various pipes and drums bands became the core of his social life and his pride and joy. Ron was a fine piper who believed in the power of being well turned out in full kilted regalia. As Pipe Major of the Massed Pipes and Drums of Manitoba, he led the band in countless parades and community events and piped at weddings, funerals, retirements and curling bonspiels. Highlights of his piping career included travel to Europe to pipe at a number of international curling events and for the 60th celebration of the liberation of Holland, playing a solo of the opening strains of Amazing Grace on the Great Wall in China supported by the Massed Pipes and Drums of Canada, and piping for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, also with the Canadian band. A stroke in 2016 rendered him unable to march with the band or manage the fingering on his pipes, but it didn’t stop him from attending band events and carrying on as the band treasurer.

  Ron and Betty traveled extensively across Canada and the United States, as well as Europe, China, Australia and on a number of cruises. Although Ron loved to travel, he also appreciated mornings at home with coffee and the Free Press crossword puzzle. Right to the last days of his life he continued to do his puzzle everyday, staunchly maintaining he wasn’t using Google to help with the tough clues. He read the newspaper cover to cover daily and stayed in touch with family members and friends with frequent phone calls and coffee or breakfast dates. He also loved to shop and Costco was his favorite store. Betty often grumbled about the number of bottles of mouthwash or the size of the cracker boxes that he brought home
  The last few years of Ron’s life were difficult as he struggled with the residual effects of the stroke and with myelodysplastic syndrome. He endured many hospital visits, doctor appointments, tests and transfusions but continued to soldier on with a smile and a kind word for everyone. As his children called friends and colleagues with the news of his passing after a devastating brain bleed, they were cheered with stories about their father’s generosity and good nature.
  A gathering to honour Ron and his legacy will be planned once Covid-19 restrictions are eased. The family looks forward to a time of remembrance and celebration with our friends at that time. Thank you to everyone for your many expressions of love and support to the family since Ron’s death. If you would like to honour his memory, his family would be grateful for memorial donations to the Masons Cancer Care Transportation Program through the Masonic Foundation of Manitoba (masonicfoundationofmanitoba.org), Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba (rmhcmanitoba.org) or a charity of your choice.


Piper Ron McFarlane    from Phil Gies:  Ron was the chief of WG ACC in the early 80s and I always got along very well with him. When my wife turned 70 back in 2014 I organized a surprise party and 'hired' Ron to pipe in her birthday cake! I helped him on his way with a bottle of Seagram's Crown Royal.
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   Pat Halpin (HQ)

  Patrick Edouard Halpin, born May 15, 1936 in Saint Eustache, Manitoba, passed peacefully into the next life on May 13, 2020 at the age of 83 at Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie in Gatineau, Quebec. He was surrounded by his four beloved daughters, Monique, Yvette, Hélène and Michelle.

  A loving and devoted family man, a loyal friend, a long-time advocate of causes and people, a pious and humble man, a bon vivant, a life-long learner, a distance athlete and dancer, and a wise and beautiful soul… Papa-Papi-Patrick was a wonderful role model and inspiration to his daughters; his three sons-in-law, Dan, Mike and Dave; his grand-children, Mathieu, Geneviève, Christian, Samuel, Nicolas, MacKenzie, Jasmine and Nayeli; and great-grand child, Ted Olivier.
  Patrick will also be missed by his cherished sisters, Jeannette and Olive, by cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and second family at the Résidence de l’Île. He is preceded in death by his mother, Marianne (née Gervais), his father, John, and his brothers, Charles and Fred. Patrick’s smile and his infectious joie de vivre will be missed by everyone who has had the honour to know him.

  The family would like to express its heart-felt gratitude to the caregivers and personnel at the Résidence de l’Île, the hemodialysis department of the Hull Hospital, and at the hospice Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie, all of whom demonstrated great compassion and caring during difficult and unusual circumstances.

  Due to travel and gathering restrictions, a celebration of life will occur at a later date.

  In Patrick’s memory, please consider a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (https://kidney.akaraisin.com/ui/generaldonation/donations/start) or to the hospice Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/t/26455).

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  Patrick Edouard Halpin, né le 15 mai 1936 à Saint Eustache au Manitoba, est passé paisiblement à l’au-delà le 13 mai 2020 à l’âge 83 à la Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie à Gatineau. Il était entouré de ses quatre filles bien-aimées, Monique, Yvette, Hélène et Michelle.

  Un homme de famille tendre et dévoué, un ami fidèle, un défenseur de longue date de causes variées, un homme pieux et humble de cœur et d’esprit, un bon vivant, un apprenant permanent, un athlète d’endurance, un danseur, et une belle âme remplie de sagesse… Papa-Papi-Patrick a été un modèle formidable et une inspiration pour ses filles; ses trois beaux-fils, Daniel, Mike et David; ses petits-enfants, Mathieu, Geneviève, Christian, Samuel, Nicolas, MacKenzie, Jasmine et Nayeli; et son arrière-petit-enfant, Ted Olivier.

  Patrick laisse aussi dans le deuil ses sœurs adorées, Jeannette et Olive, ses cousins et cousines, neveux et nièces, ses amis ainsi que sa deuxième famille à la Résidence de l’Île. Il est précédé dans la mort par sa mère, Marianne (née Gervais), son père, John, et ses frères Charles et Fred. Son sourire et sa joie de vivre contagieuse manqueront à tous ceux qui ont eu le plaisir de le connaître.

  La famille de Patrick tient à exprimer sa profonde gratitude au personnel et aux équipes de soins de la Résidence de l’Île, du centre d’hémodialyse à l’Hôpital de Hull et de la Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie pour la compassion et la bienveillance dont ils ont manifestées durant des circonstances difficiles et inhabituelles.

  Compte tenu des restrictions au voyagement et aux rassemblements, une cérémonie en l'honneur de Patrick aura lieu à une date ultérieure.

  Des dons en mémoire de Patrick à la Fondation canadienne du rein (https://kidney.akaraisin.com/ui/dongeneral/donations/start) ou à la Maison Mathieu-Froment-Savoie (https://www.canadahelps.org/fr/dn/t/26455) seraient grandement appréciés. To plant a tree in memory of Patrick Halpin, please visit Tribute Store


   from Mike Hughes:  I recall him in HQ in my day -- he was the “Superintendent, Human Resources Development” (an AI-7 in those days!!) in the Training Division under Chief Mac Morell (also came to HQ from YUL) in the late 80’s and early 90’s
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   Louis Doucet (UL)

  C'est avec tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de Louis Doucet, époux de Marthe Payette, survenu le 4 mai 2020 à l'âge de 84 ans. Il était le fils de feu Pierrette Marleau et de feu Dr. Jean-Charles Doucet.

  Outre son épouse, il laisse dans le deuil leurs trois enfants: Charles (Brigitte), François ( Marie-Julie), Isabelle (Benoit). Il laisse également leurs quatre petits-enfants: Pierre, Mathilde, Maxime et Julien, plusieurs neveux et nièces ainsi que de nombreux amis.

  Né à Montréal, il devint contrôleur de la circulation aérienne en 1960 et pratiqua son métier à Baie Comeau, à Québec et à Montréal. Louis Doucet est à l'origine des Gens de l'air pour le combat du français dans l'air.

  EN RAISON DES CIRCONSTANCES ACTUELLES EXCEPTIONNELLES ET DES IMPÉRATIFS QUI PRÉVALENT, LA CÉLÉBRATION SE TIENDRA À UNE DATE ULTÉRIEURE. LES DÉTAILS VOUS SERONT COMMUNIQUÉS EN TEMPS OPPORTUN.

  Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal, Résidence funéraire Curé-Poirier, 635, boul. Curé-Poirier Ouest à Longueuil

  Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à sa mémoire à la Fondation de l'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal ou au journal Le Devoir, les amis du Devoir.


  And from Association Québec-France Montérégie:

  C'est avec consternation et une profonde tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de Monsieur Louis Doucet, 84 ans, de Longueuil, le 4 mai 2020. Il était membre de l'Association Québec-France Montérégie, depuis de nombreuses années. Sa dernière présence à nos activités fut à l'occasion de la célébration du « 14 juillet » 2019.

  Louis Doucet était le fils du Dr Jean-Charles Doucet et de Mme Pierrette Marleau, l'époux de Madame Marthe Payette. Cette dernière fut membre du Conseil d'administration de l'Association Québec-France Montérégie pendant quelques années. Il était également l'oncle de Son Excellence la très honorable Julie Payette, gouverneure générale et commandante en chef du Canada.

  Louis Doucet provient des gens de l'air. Historiquement, en 1962, à titre de Contrôleur-chef de l'aéroport de Baie-Comeau, il fut l'instigateur de la promotion de la francisation des communications dans le contrôle aérien canadien, afin de desservir adéquatement les pilotes unilingues francophones, améliorant ainsi la sécurité de la navigation aérienne.

  Nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances à son épouse, Marthe, à ses enfants : Charles, François et Isabelle, ainsi qu'à tous ses proches.


   from Phil Gies:  I worked with Louis on crew 3 from 1969 to 1975. He was a very likeable and pleasant person and easy to work with. Rip mon ami.
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Robert 'Bob' Desjardins (UL)

  Desjardins, Robert: 1943 - 2020

  À Laval, le 30 avril, est décédé paisiblement Robert Desjardins, à l'âge de 76 ans, entouré de ses enfants.

  Fils de feu Roger Desjardins et Georgette Gaboury, il laisse dans le deuil son fils Ronald (Johanna Azoulay), ses petits-enfants Rebecca, Sarah, David et Isaac, sa fille Rachel (Jean-Noël Basque), sa soeur Louise, son neveu Simon-Luc Jasmin ainsi que son ancienne épouse Claire Dorion.

  Ancien contrôleur aérien pendant plus de 40 ans, grand golfeur émérite, bridgeur redoutable, excellent joueur de quilles, il pourra désormais pratiquer toutes ses passions...

  Des funérailles seront célébrées le jeudi 21 mai à 11 h au cimetière St-Vincent-de-Paul à Laval.


   from Phil Gies:  I well remember Bob/Robert, we worked on crew 3 during my time in UL ACC. Bob was a very good athelete including golf and hockey. He had a very hard shot and was fast for a 'heavier' player. RIP mon ami.
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   Terry McGiveron (VR)

  Terence McGiveron (TM/Tum) VFR course #5, 1957

  It's with great sadness we share the passing of our Terry who slipped away peacefully in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at The Residence at Morgan Heights, Surrey, BC.
  Born in Vancouver, BC, on September 9, 1934, Terry was the son of Tom and Winnie McGiveron. By 1939 the family moved to Copper Mountain near Princeton, BC where Tom found work in the mine. While life was difficult in the mining village, Terry learned many life skills and, with perseverance, became very self sufficient. It was here he first learned to ski, a pastime he enjoyed for much of his life.

  The family returned to Vancouver in 1945 where Terry attended Sexsmith Elementary School and became a member of the 7th Vancouver Company of The Boy's Brigade. During Terry's high school years at John Oliver in South Vancouver he was a paperboy for the Vancouver Sun. He graduated with the class of '51, then went to Radio School at King Edward.

  With his Radio Ticket, Telegraph Key and Head Set in hand, Terry headed to Estevan Point where he was employed by the Government of Canada as a Radio Operator. There he met "Cougar" Annie and had fond memories of peaceful days there. Around 1955 he signed on to the weather ship, H.M.C.S. 'Stone Town' again as a Radio Operator. The ship sailed from Esquimalt heading 900 miles due west where it remained for 6 weeks, bobbing up and down on the stormy North Pacific. It took courage and stamina to go out on deck to release weather balloons while the 'Stone Town' was being tossed around, and it was also on these trips that Terry made many life-long friends.

  Terry's next adventure was that of an Air Traffic Controller and he headed to Winnipeg in the middle of winter for training. He graduated in March 1957 and was posted to Pat Bay Tower on Vancouver Island. In September, he met Joan and his bachelor days were over. He transferred to Vancouver Tower the following year, then to the Air Traffic Control Centre at YVR. Terry and Joan were married in August 1959.

  Terry was a brilliant Air Traffic Controller and described as 'the best of the best' by his colleagues. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Terry loved working in his garden, building rockeries, arbors, fences, patios, a woodshed and, together with Joan, they designed a beautiful rhododendron garden. His love of the outdoors is well know. Terry was a Cub and Scout leader, who enjoyed taking the troop on camping and canoeing trips. He was an excellent snow and water skier. Together with ATC friends, he organized canoe, kayak, hiking and cycling adventures, TM Tours and Grey Cup pools.

  Terry was a very special person to so many. Terry was always whistling, well-known as a practical joker and someone who's smile was contagious. An animal lover, Terry adored the family's pets and cared for all the wildlife he encountered. In the yard, the friendly Steller's Jays and Douglas squirrels found a special place in his heart and he always carried peanuts in his pockets for them.

  Terry was predeceased by his sister Janet, brother Tom, niece Tracy, and nephew Dean and is survived by his loving family, Joan, Brad (Deborah), Susan (Jay), grandson Cole, sister Lennie, nieces Cathy, Janice, nephew Brett and cousins.
  The family wishes to thank the loving staff at The Residence at Morgan Heights for the devoted and excellent care they gave Terry each and every day.

  In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to one of Terry's favourite charities, Critter Care Wildlife Society, BC Wildlife Federation or Union Gospel Mission.

  No service will be held at Terry's request, but the family invites you to raise a glass in his memory. Published on May 4, 2020. To send flowers to the family of Terence McGiveron, please visit Tribute Store.

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   Don MacIntyre (QM)

  Donald MacIntyre 1944-2020

  Donald MacIntyre 75, of Upper Rexton passed away peacefully at the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont University Hospital Center on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

  Born in Darvel, Scotland, he was the son of the late James MacIntyre and late Margaret (Young) MacIntyre. After arriving to Canada, Don joined the military where he later became an air traffic controller. Don and his wife Vicky loved square dancing, sailing and spending time at their trailer. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid landscaper. Most of all he loved his grandchildren.

  Don will be sadly missed by his wife Vicky (Arsenault) MacIntyre of Upper Rexton; one daughter, Christine Black (Mike) of Amherst Shore, NS; two sons, Andrew MacIntyre of Saint John, Alistair MacIntyre (Lori) of Rexton; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Meredith, Deidre, Brandon, Morgan, Hunter, Duncan and one great grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Sheila Pollock (late Jack) of Florida; one brother, David MacIntyre (Martha) of Newfoundland and many nieces and nephews.

  In keeping with Don’s wishes there will be no funeral service. Arrangements will be announced at a later date and are under the care of Thompson’s Funeral Home, Richibucto (523-4252).


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   Jean-Yves Trottier (NTCI)

   TROTTIER, Jean-Yves

   Mr. Jean-Yves Trottier at the Glen Stor Dun Lodge on Friday April 24, 2020 at the age of 68 years.

   Beloved husband of Claudine Trottier (née Leblanc). Loving father of Philippe and Louis Trottier. Dear brother of Guy, Carole, Lucie, Jacinthe, and Johanne Trottier. Predeceased by his brother Alain Trottier and his parents Yvon and Rose Annette (née Comeau) Trottier.

   Cremation has taken place. If so desired contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home. Online messages of condolence may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

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   Mark Stebbings (EG)

  It's with great sadness we announce the passing of Mark on April 11, 2020 after a valiant fight against cancer.

  He is survived by his mom and dad (Linda & Bob), his brothers (Bruce & Scott), and their families (Cara, Cohen & Colin and Kathryn, Olivia, Isabelle, Hudson, Jaxon & Beau) as well as loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

  After growing up in the lower mainland (Tsawwassen), Mark moved to Edmonton to start his career as an air traffic controller.

  Mark was an avid athlete; he grew up playing hockey, basketball, golf and baseball. As an adult, he took up running, where his determination led him to qualifying and running in the 2018 Boston Marathon. He always lived life to the fullest and loved travelling, especially to Hawaii and other warm destinations. A passionate sports fan, he'd often travel to watch the Seahawks or Canucks play when they were on the road. Among his travels, were road trips to see the Seahawk's first Super Bowl win in New York, a playoff game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, and a Canucks playoff game in Chicago.

  He was an amazing son, brother, uncle, boyfriend, and friend. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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   Don MacLachlan (YZ)

  Don MacLachlan (Magoo) passed away yesterday afternoon, April 8, 2020. He would have been 88 in July and would have celebrated his 67th wedding anniversary this coming weekend.

  There will be a Celebration of Life in time but for now anyone wanting to send words of condolences to his wife Helen and family can do so through the following email address: sixmagoos@hotmail.com


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Helen Saykali for passing along this information.
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   Al Otto (WG/VR)

  Alfred Lawrence Otto

  It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Al/Dad/Popsy passed peacefully in April 2020 at the age of 89. It is also with great joy that he joined his Lord and Saviour and the love of his life Bernice, with whom he shared 50 golden years

  He was also predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Leovina Otto, and six siblings: Joseph, Ruth, Lloyd, Angela, Benjamin, and Myrtle. Left to fondly and lovingly remember him are his four children, Sandy (Teri-Lynn) Otto, Randy (Shelley) Otto, Gina (Darren) Chard and Kara (Chris) Collins, grandchildren, Lindsay, Brittney-Lynn, Randi, Jordan (Mark), Alexandra, Trenton, Jessica, Kristina, Alissa, Jacob, great grandchildren, Hannah and Harrison, his sister Edna, and many nieces and nephews.

  Al was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the youngest of 8 children. He grew up farming, but eventually pursued a career in Air Traffic Control. He was a Supervisor at Winnipeg Airport, moving to Abbotsford in 1980 and retiring as a Supervisor in Vancouver.

  Al’s kindness, wisdom, humour, quick-wit, and lightheartedness made him a joy to be around. Not only was Al intelligent but athletic too – playing football in his early years even being invited to try out for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He had lifelong loves of hockey and waterskiing, remarkably enjoying them both in to his 80’s. Al enjoyed yard work, building homes, and working on the cabin, all for the family to enjoy. He travelled the world with his beloved Bernice – adventures had and life long friends made along the way. They loved the freedom their motorhome afforded them to explore Canada from coast to coast, much of the States and down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas.

  Al’s love of music was a large part of his joy that he shared with family and friends, whether playing the accordion by ear or kicking up his heels on the dance floor. Grandkids spent many visits standing at his knee while he played them hand-clapping, foot-stomping music. Al will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Society. The family would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Bevan Lodge for their years of caring support. In light of the current restrictions on gatherings and out of respect for the safety of our communities, a Celebration of Life will be set at a later day.

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   Rob McDermott (AM/YZ)

  Rob McDermott; March 19th, 1947 - April 1st, 2020

  Passed away peacefully following a brief illness at the Milton District Hospital on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Rob McDermott, loving husband to Susan. Sadly missed by his mother Donna, sisters and brother; Marianne, Janet (Chuck) Steve (Elaine), Peggy (David), brothers and sisters-in-law; Everek Monk (Gail), Murray Monk (Becky), Doris (Larry) and Kathleen (Doug) as well as many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Rob is predeceased by his father John, brother Rick, sister-in-law Vera and brother-in-law Ron.

  A special thanks to Dr. Horvat and the caring staff and nurses at the Milton District Hospital. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Milton District Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated.

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   Bob Delahunt (YR/QM)

  Joseph Robert Delahunt: 1936-2020

  Joseph Robert “Bob” Delahunt, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on March 21, 2020, at the age of 83. Born in Moncton, NB, Bob was the son of the late Jack and Anne Delahunt.

  Bob is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Verna (MacLeod); son, Daniel Robert (Joselyn MacQuade); daughter, Kimberley Anne Cohoon; grandchildren, Nicholas and Shanna Cohoon and Shaelyn Delahunt. He will also be missed by his sisters, Betty McArdle and Catherine (Gary) and his mother-in-law, Phyllis MacLeod (late Dan), brothers-in-law, (late Leamon) Florence Macleod, Gerry MacLeod (Sharon) as well as his nieces, nephews and cousins.

  Bob attended Moncton High and St. Mary’s University. He was an Air Traffic Controller in both Goose Bay, Labrador and Moncton, NB until his retirement. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed spending winters in Florida with Verna. Bob enjoyed golfing, boating, woodworking and working on his computer.

  The family would like to thank the Staff of the Moncton Hospital for their dedicated care and compassion. Cremation has taken place, service details have been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  If desired, donations to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton (506) 852-3530. The family invites you to send online condolences to www.fairhavenmemorial.ca

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   Tim Creaghan (QM/QX)

  Timothy Marven Creaghan, 1953-2020

  Timothy (Tim) Creaghan passed away peacefully at Moncton Hospital on March 7th. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the eldest child of Marven and Davida (Cunningham) Creaghan. Tim is survived by his wife of 37 years Debbie (Van Norden); daughter, Elizabeth; his mother Davida; his sister Tara Morrison (Bernie) of Saint John; brother Christopher (Ruth) of Quispamsis; also by his father in law and mother in law Stanley and Patricia Van Norden of Kelowna, BC; several nieces and nephews, and a wide circle of dear friends spanning the many places Tim & Debbie lived and travelled. Tim’s father Marven, predeceased him.

  Tim graduated from Harkins High School in Newcastle, attended UNB, then completed Air Traffic control training which led to a 35 year career with Transport Canada and Nav Canada initially in the Control Tower, followed by various management roles. He worked out of several locations in Eastern Canada, most notably Ottawa, Moncton & Gander Nfld., where he met his bride to be. Following retirement, Tim completed multiple consulting and training contracts in his field around the world.
  Tim was passionate about the game of golf, and an active member of the Moncton Golf & Country Club. He had a keen interest in theology and was a lay minister at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Riverview and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a past member of the Moncton Rotary Club.

  Before and especially after retirement Tim’s other key interest was travel. He and Debbie have found numerous destinations, much of which has been explored using their motor coach, and all of which has resulted in a vast network of friends across North America. They shared a love for music and NASCAR, and would always be on the look out for a good concert or race along the way.

  Visitation will be held at Tuttle Brother’s Riverview Funeral Home at 214 Pine Glen Rd. in Riverview, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8. Parish Prayers and sharing of memories will be held at the funeral home 7:30pm Tuesday evening. The funeral mass will take place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 5 Fatima Dr. Riverview, on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm. with Fr. Charles Broadrick officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Friends of the Moncton Hospital, specifically Oncology Clinic or Pallative Care Services www.friendsfoundation.ca Funeral arrangements are under the professional care of Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-8564. Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca

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   Steve Wells (UL/NCTI)

  STEPHEN LAWRENCE WELLS

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stephen Lawrence Wells, of Cornwall, Ontario, age 75. He died peacefully, after a short illness, on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus. Loving husband of Diane (Whittingham), Steve is also survived by his mother, Phyllis (Onions), his sisters, Nancy Walsh (Bruce) and Cindy Chipman, his niece Lisa, his brother-in-law Ken, numerous cousins and a wide circle of friends. His father, Gerald Wells, predeceased him.

  A longtime air traffic controller, Steve’s early career involved postings in Montreal, Quebec City and Vancouver. He later worked in Cornwall as a manager at the Transport Canada Training Institute (today the Nav Canada Centre). He had been very active in local amateur theatre and was an avid RVer and motorcyclist. Steve will be remembered best for his wit, his zest for life and his love of travel.

  There will be no visitation. A private burial will take place this Spring in Montreal. If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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   Art Barker (OW)

  BARKER, Arthur Roberts - November 15, 1921-March 5, 2020

  Art passed away peacefully at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, Ottawa with family by his side, on March 5, 2020 at the age of 98. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his wife of almost 75 years, Theda (Tedde) (nee Fitzgerald); four children, Wayne (Susan), Carol Ann (Bill Campbell), Franky, Barbara (Rino DeGrazia), numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister, Pearl Stein and his brother, Lewis.

  As a veteran of WWII with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Art was posted to the 427 Lions Squadron as a tail gunner and completed a Tour of Operations - 34 missions over Europe. He worked for the federal government as an Air Traffic Controller Supervisor at the Ottawa airport until December 1978.

  Art enjoyed his family and friends, scotch and fine food and the many fun times at his and Tedde's Christie Lake cottage. Together, they enjoyed international travel and road trips across North America with their family.
  Art was a founding member of the Carleton Heights Curling Club. He was an amazing storyteller and had good times watching classic movies with his grandchildren. Although many times a champion, he won the annual Art and Tedde Invitational Lawn Dart Tournament at the age of 89

  The family would like to extend a warm thank-you to the staff at the Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre for the care Art received. Family and friends are invited to a service in memory at a date yet to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home.


   from Chuck McCuaig: Barkers   In 1963 I had a Bradley air photo survey Mosquito do a gear inspection flyby. Caveat was speed not an issue (wink wink) but as close to the cab as possible. He went by about 100’ at eye level with the twin Merlins flat out doing top rated speed of 400k. Art who was the supervisor was down in the TCU and hearing the deafening roar came flying up the tight circular staircase catching his knee cap in one of the thin iron posts. Still had a limp years later. RIP Art ...98 years did well.

   from Brenda Staples:   I came across a photo and article published in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper about Art Barker and Tedde his wife (typo in article - "Baker"). The date of the article must have been St. Patrick's Day or just after March 17, 2014, as he was 92 in the article and he passed away at age 98 in March 2020.
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   Ben Levesque (UL)

  M. Bernard Lévesque, 1939 - 2020

  C’est avec une très grande tristesse qu'on vous annonce le décès de Bernard Lévesque décédé mercredi dernier.

  La famille accueillera parents et amis au; Alfred Dallaire, 2159 St-Martin Est, Laval; Le dimanche 8 mars 2020 de 13h à 16h.

  Une cérémonie commémorative aura lieu le 8 mars à 16h.


   from Phil Gies:  I worked on the same crew as Ben from 1969 to 1976. Ben, also known as Bijou for his gold bracelet, or BenAir for managing a sort of ad hoc travel agency using the MLO phone, was a great guy to work with. Lots of fun as he loved life, good food. good wine, and nice cars. Au revoir mon vieux chum.
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   Glen Shewfelt (WG)

  GLEN SHEWFELT, 1942 - 2020

  n Monday, February 17, 2020, Glen passed away at Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg, at the age of 77 years. After a courageous struggle, he has found peace.

  Born in Grandview, Manitoba, he was the oldest son of the late Elsie and Clarence.

After graduating, Glen began his lengthy career in the aviation industry, first as a radio operator, and then as an Air Traffic Controller. Most of his career was spent in Winnipeg, with both Transport Canada and NavCanada.

  He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He was exceptionally giving, making sure his family had the best of everything, never asking for anything in return. Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife of 51 years, Louise; daughter, Meghan (Darren DeKezel) Shewfelt; son, Kyle (Lisa) Shewfelt; grandchildren, Carson and Lindy; brothers, Ralph (Linda), Bill (Pat), and Keith (Barb); as well as many nieces and nephews.

  The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Glen's devoted caregivers at Golden West Centennial Lodge.

  Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place in Chapel Lawn Cemetery at a later date.


   from Phil Gies:  Glen had a strong work ethic, always treated others with fairness and respect, and was a good person to work with and for. He was an excellent shift manager and many will remember "Shoe" and his straighforward approach. He was the shift manager on duty on 9-11. One of the good guys
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   Walt Lesyk (VR)

  Walter William Lesyk; November 13, 1935 – February 11, 2020

  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Walt Lesyk on February 11, at his home in Vernon, he was in his 85th year. He is survived by two sisters; Olga Clark of Calgary and Gladys (Art) Kempthorne of Ladner. Also 2 nieces & 2 nephews. He was predeceased by sisters Susan & Pat

  Walt was born in Myrnam, AB to William and Anne Lesyk in 1935. Growing up on a farm was hard work with endless chores but he learned the ability to fix anything and repair everything. He completed his senior matriculation in 1954 and went to Radio school in Edmonton.

  Walt had a distinguished career with the Federal Government as an Air Traffic Controller. He spent 28 years at Vancouver International Airport with a 2 year work deployment at Goose Bay, Labrador. Retirement came in 1986 with a 30 year service award.

  In 1960 he married Fran (Thirsk) and raised a family together in Surrey. Fran lost her cancer battle in 1993. They were blessed with 2 children; Brad (Lynette) and Wendy (Vince) Clifton and 2 grandchildren Dayton (Milena) and Paige.
  The family enjoy many years of camping and boating at Canim Lake. He also built a camper from scratch that the foursome christened on a trip to Disneyland. His hobbies included golfing, curling & RVing and he became a self-taught computer guru. In 1995 Walt moved to Vernon, built a new home and met Moyreen, his later years were spent in the Okanagan and snow birding in Yuma. They also enjoyed cruising to the Caribbean, Panama, South America and Australia and several visits to Mexico. He also loved his workshop, all orderly and organized and spent hours on our sunny deck.

  Walt is survived by his second wife, Moyreen Tucker, her three children; Rob (Tracy) McKechnie, Heather (Allan) King and Barb (Jeff) Boschert, and nine grandchildren. Taylor (Zach) Keith, Madeleine & Colton McKechnie, Micheal, Alexandra, Spencer & Jordan King and Beck & Boyd Boschert.

  The family would like to thank all the staff at VJH, paramedics and all the pallative nurses at Community Care. Special Thanks to Dr. Colyn Pienaar for is compassionate care and unwavering support.

  Walt will be dearly missed by his family & friends. A celebration of life will be held February 15th at 2pm at Knox Presbyterian Church on Alexis Park Drive. Rev. Dr. Teresa Charlton officiant. Tea to follow in church hall. Private family burial to be held in Surrey at a later date.

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   Ron Dobson (WG)

  Ronald Lionel Dobson, 65, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on February 4, 2020.

  RD will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his family and friends.

  A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring for all who would like to honour his memory.

  A full obituary, with details and a date, is to follow.

  Special thank you to all caretakers for the kindness he received.

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   Leo Middlestadt (YZ)

  Middlestadt, Leo. January 26, 1934 - January 21, 2020. No funeral is planned but there will be a ‘Celebration of Life’ in time.

      Please join Leo’s Family and Friends for his CELEBRATION OF LIFE - Saturday, May 23, 2020

       Remington Parkview Golf and Country Club, 6400 Steeles Ave East, Markham, ON

            **  Please RSVP by April 25th to janmiddlestadt@gmail.com   **

   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Helen Saykali for passing along this notice.
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   Keith Steeves (QM/NCTI)

  STEEVES, Keith Wayne, passed away at his home in Cornwall, ON on January 9, 2020.

  He was born September 20, 1950 and lived most of his life, in Moncton, NB. Keith had a life long career as an air traffic controller and enjoyed many a game of golf.

  He is survived by sisters, Carol (McWilliam) of Woodstock, ON, and Dawna (Lund) of Bethel, PE, brother-in-law’s, Jim Lund and Richard Wood and several nieces and nephews. Keith was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Florence (nee Campbell), and sister, Deborah (Wood).

  Arrangements are under the care and direction of Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Home, 20 Seventh St. W., (613-932-8482). Cremation. A private tree planting service in Keith’s memory will take place in Ontario in the spring. If so desired Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice. Messages of Condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca

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   Steve Shewchuk (VR)

  SHEWCHUK, Stephen Leonard 1970 – 2019 Passed away in Surrey, BC on November 1, 2019 after a prolonged illness.

  Survived by his daughter Jessica and her mother Lisa; brother Les; Uncle Stephen (Sonia) Maskall; Aunt Paulette (Jorek) Hucul; cousins Autumn, Aurora, and Anne (Scott), Deb Applegarth; plus many other relatives and friends.
  Evening Visitation to occur from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home (3789 Royal Oak Ave. Burnaby, BC) on Wednesday November 20, 2019. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday November 21, 2019 in the chapel at Forest Lawn, Burnaby. Fr. Roman Tsaplan officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite charity.

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   Tony Corazza (YZZ)

  I am very sorry to say that Toronto ATC, specifically Toronto Tower lost a long time and well respected member. In the early morning hours of October 23 2019, Tony Corazza passed.

  Tony's full name was Anthony Domenic Corazza. Tony was born in Toronto on August 5 1932 and was married to Betty. They have one son Stephen and lived in Ajax, ON. He was an ex Air Force navigator and regularly regaled all of us in the tower with tales from his years spent in the service....particularly weather phenomena. He also peppered his discussions with frequently used Italian expressions, much to all our amusement.

  Speaking personally, Tony was my best friend during all my years in Toronto Tower. We spent many hours sitting in boats in the middle of Georgian Bay fishing, which Tony loved. There is no question that we will all miss him...

  ** Thanks to Dave Story, Sault Ste Marie ON. **


   from Helen Saykali: Dave Story from Sault Ste Marie was kind enough to let me know and shares a personal note on Tony. There is no information at this time of a ‘Celebration of Life’ for Tony,
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   Bart Green (QX)

  GREEN, Barton R. April 10, 1940 – September 28, 2019

  Barton Green passed peacefully away on September 28th at James Paton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Predeceased by his loving wife Loretta, parents Albert and Pearl and brothers Wilfred and Stanley. Bart leaves to mourn his daughters Lisa (Charles), and Nancy (Graham), Granddaughter Sara (Christian) and great grandchildren Cohen and Sophia as well a large circle of extended family and friends.

  A very special thank-you to his full time caregiver, Dora, you have a special place in our hearts. Sincere thanks to the workers from Compassion Care. Thank you to Dr. Casey, Lillian Paul and Greg Banfield for their care and support. On behalf of the Green family we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Dunk and Dianne for their love, friendship and dedication.

  Cremation has taken place in keeping with Bart's wishes there will be visitation at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Monday September 30th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A small funeral service for family and friends will take place on October 1st at 11:00 am at Stacey's Funeral Home. Interment to follow at all Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca


   from Phil Gies:  Bart and I attended VFR course 20 at the Ottawa Airport school, September 1966 to February 1967. A likeable but serious guy, Bart was the first Newfoundlander I had ever met and we became good friends.
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   Barry Spring (VR)

  Barry Spring passed away peacefully Saturday evening, August 24th, 2019 at Richmond General Hospital, with his family by his side.

  Barry was born in Vancouver and lived most of his adult life in Richmond within a few miles of his brother and sister and their families. He had polio as a teenager and was told he would not walk again; he went on to canoe, swim, hike and travel the world with his kids, and Anne his wife of nearly 40 years. He loved the river and the road. Few things made him happier than hearing about the travels of those he loved. He made and valued life long friendships many dating back to the early days of his career as an air traffic controller at YVR. He appreciated nature for nature's sake, had a deep belief in fairness, was funny, sarcastic, fiercely intelligent and had a memory that was unrivalled.

  He will be deeply missed by his wife Anne; daughters, Tracy (Joel), Kristina (Earl), Nicole (Drew), Christin and Carin; grandchildren Ruby, Arlo, Wyatt, June, Campbell and Stuart, his sister Rosemary, and his many nieces and nephews. To his GP Stephen MacDonald, thank you; to the incredible ICU team at Richmond General, thank you for the warmth and care over the past five years; and Dr. Mino Mitri from Palliative Care, thank you for ensuring that Dad got to call the shots right to the end.

  On Sunday, October 6 a Celebration of Life will be held at The Core at Apple Greene, 8800 No.1 Road, Richmond from 3-5, words and a toast at 3:30. Service begins at 3:45pm.


   from Kjell Sundin:  I Knew Barry very well. He was a class mate on VFR Course 6 back in 1957.
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   Joe Owen (VR)

  Joe 'JO' Owen passed away August 15, 2019 at Surrey Memorial Hospital. A celebration of life is planned for September 15 at: Glenwood Village Heights, 6875-121 Street, Surrey BC

  Thanks to Brian Harvey for sending along "Joe's celebration of life." Click on an image for a much larger version.
Joe Owen Joe Owen

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   Mike Lompart (YZ)

  Mike Lompart, May 14, 1935 – August 14, 2019

  Mike passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday August 14.
  Mike has been a part of Port 32 for 18 years and has always enjoyed the friendship and commandery of all those he met. Prior to Port 32, Mike lived and worked in the GTA as an Air Traffic Controller. He had a love for nature, family and friends. He loved music and dancing, skiing, biking and traveling.

  Mike will be missed by his wife Anne, sons Robert and Christopher, daughter Alison and step children Michael and Allison. He is the beloved brother of John, Alec and the late Anna and Helen. He will especially be missed by his 11 grandchildren Merissa, Addison, Sinclair, Laurel, Wesley, Keagan Mackenzie, Cooper, Nolan, Xavier and Ainsley.

  A celebration of life will be held at Eganridge Inn and Spa, 26 Country Club Drive RR.3 Kawartha Lakes, on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 2-5pm. Sharing of memories will begin at 3:00. Please feel free to join us in a toast to Mike. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care Unit, or to a charity of your choice.


   from Eric St.Denis: Mike worked in Toronto ACC (lastly in the West (high and low)) He was a West supervisor and the quality control and training supervisor for the West specialty.
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   Ed Homeyer (YZ)

  Edward Homeyer: 27-Sep-1938 - 30-Jul-2019

  With heavy hearts, at the age of 80, we announce the death of Edward Homeyer (Oakville, Ontario), who passed away on July 30, 2019. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Edward Homeyer to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Edward Homeyer.

  He was loved and cherished by many people including : his daughters, Cheryl (Christian) and Catherine (Brad); his grandchildren, Mason, Ava, Sophie and Paige. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Ed's memory. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 5th 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON).

  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 6th 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the same location. A reception will be held on Tuesday, August 6th 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Glen Oaks Funeral Home Reception Lounge (3164 Ninth Line, Oakville, ON).

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   Al Barnett (UL/YZ)

Al Barnett passed away in early August 2019. Eric St. Denis has sent along the following information.

  Alan Barnett Celebration of Life.

  A life, well lived, deserves a special celebration. Friday, September 20, 2019 ~ 4 to 8 PM

  The Celebration: Come raise a glass to Alan as we gather to remember and celebrate his remarkable life! Casual attire is requested. More Info & RSVP: To honour Alan's life, this informal social gathering will include sharing memories and a slide show at 5:30pm.

  Location Details: Ned Devine's Irish Pub. Please join us in the Emerald Lounge.

  Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

  Time: 4pm to 8pm

  Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be served. Cash bar. Meals will also be available for purchase from the pub's kitchen.

  575 Ontario Street South, Milton, Ontario L9T, Canada

  Ned Devine's Irish Pub phone number: 905-864-6794

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   George Machum (QM)

  George Scribner Machum: June 19, 1932 July 25, 2019 (age 87)

  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of George Machum on July 25, 2019 at the age of 87 years. He left this world peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and with faith in the Lord.
  George was born on June 19, 1932 in St. John, New Brunswick to parents, Percy and Gladys Machum. He matured into an earnest and hardworking young man who caught the attention of a beautiful and graceful young lady, Marilyn Deacon. They pledged their love in holy matrimony on October 13, 1956 and celebrated 58 years together. They were further blessed with three daughters, seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

  Throughout his almost thirty-seven year career, George held many positions at many different locations. He began in Moncton, NB as a stock clerk before becoming the first Chief of Halifax Terminal Control Unit, then the youngest Chief of the Goose Bay Area Control Centre at twenty-eight years of age. From there, he moved his family to Ottawa serving as Chief of the Airspace Reservation Coordination office, then it was on to Edmonton, AB in 1972 where he started as Chief of the Edmonton Area Control Centre. When he retired from the Public Service in 1985, George had been the Regional Manager, Air Traffic Services, Western Region for ten years. During this time, he had also served as Deputy Regional Administrator for eighteen months and oversaw the amalgamation and restructuring of Flight Services and Air Traffic Control under the Air Traffic Services umbrella. George was a diligent and principled manager who was equally dedicated to quality of service and to the people who provided that service.

  George’s greatest joy throughout his life was the love of family. He picked up where Marilyn left off using Facebook and texting to stay in touch with every family member. He spent many quality hours socializing with his circle of friends and he was a great listener. George was dedicated to many community organizations including Victims’ Services, Fire and Rescue as their Secretary/Treasurer, and Citizens on Patrol in Winfield, AB, and both he and Marilyn highly regarded the RCMP and its members. George was a caring and highly respected man who was generous, humorous and an inspiration to all who knew him. We take great comfort in knowing that he is safely in the arms of our Lord.

  Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life are his devoted daughters, Judy (Darryl) Johnson, Janice (Brian) Way and Beverley (Douglas) Sprague; his grandchildren, Karyn (Michael) Hogue, Stephanie (Christopher) Eklund, Christopher Johnson, Matthew (Christina) Way, Heather (Justin) Hantos, Danielle (Grant) Becker and Bradley (Ashley) Sprague; his great grandchildren, Taylor, Brooklyn, Rylie, Carter, Morgan, Darryn, Macy, Aubrey, Kassidy, Avery, Brandon, Courtney, Aurora, Adalynne and Olive; his sister, Shirley (Bill) Irving; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; and countless friends.

  He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Gladys Machum, and his brothers, Douglas and Robert Machum.

  The Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church (13126-21 Ave, Blairmore, AB) with Rev. Nicky Keyworth and George’s son-in-law, Rev. Brian Way officiating. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Grace Anglican United Church (PO Box 1044, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0), STARS Air Ambulance (Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7), or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements. (403) 562-8555.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Brenda Staples (Eric's daughter) for sending this along.
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   Carl Ross (QM)

  Carl William Ross, 1941 – 2019

  Carl Ross passed away peacefully but unexpectedly in his sleep at home on July 9, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.
  Carl loved his family and large circle of friends. He and his wife Sue often hosted gatherings at their beachfront home in Grand Barachois, N.B., and he was entertaining right up until the weekend before he passed away. Carl never failed to see the humor and ironies in the many absurdities of our times, and loved to provoke discussion, often with the help of some mild sarcasm. Rarely did he have no opinion. He could debate extensively about everything from baseball and his beloved New York Yankees to politics to the philosophy of life. Though he lived life to the fullest, he was calm and patient. While his death came somewhat unexpectedly, it was also fitting for someone who had no time for drama and was not big on long goodbyes.
  He was a loving father who was supportive but not overbearing. He coached his children in sports and preached the value of education while encouraging them to think for themselves.
  Carl was born in St. Stephen, N.B., the son of Joseph and Gertrude Ross.

  Carl graduated from N.B. Teachers College in Fredericton and was a teacher and principal early in life. He worked as an air traffic controller for many years in Moncton, rising to top management positions in the Atlantic Canada air trafficcontrol system. In early retirement, he turned his attention to volunteerism, servingas chairman of the then District 15 school board and the board of the Moncton Hospital.

  Carl enjoyed curling, golf and bridge. He especially loved to travel. After retirement, he and Sue worked as educators in China, St. Lucia and Brazil. While abroad, he always sought to learn as much as possible aboutthe local culture and society and made many friends in these distant locales.

  He leaves behind his wife, Sue, sons Carl (Ann Lockhart Ross), Shane (Rose Marie Braden) and Chris, and daughter Robyn (Ian Murray); grandchildren Jordan, Matthew, Haley (Matthew Flewwelling), Nicholas, Emily, Jack, Daniel, Jessie and Charlie; great–grandchildren Ava and Isla; and brother Fred (Nellie Ross).

  He is predeceased by his sister Petrea (Dave Mahar) and brother Jack in infancy.
  The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Road, Riverview (869–2007) on Friday from 6 to 8 PM, with a service celebrating Carl’s Life to take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10 AM at the funeral home.

  Donations to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   John Melvin (YZ/OW/VR)

  John Stuart Melvin - born December 12, 1928 in Edinburgh, Scotland, passed away on May 9, 2019 in South Surrey, BC

  John was a pioneer. At the tender age of 18 he joined the government weather service and along with other team members they set up the first weather station in the arctic - Eureka, Ellesmere Island.

  After his service in the North of Canada, John became an Air Traffic Controller in Toronto, he then advanced to management in Ottawa. In 1967 John moved his young family to Vancouver, BC where he was Chief of the Area Control Center and subsequently advanced to Regional Director of Air Traffic Control for the province of BC where he retired after 35 years of service.

  John is predeceased by his wife Beatrice Jane and grandson Hans. He leaves behind his son, Stuart (Melanie) and his daughter, Marnie (Phil), grandson's Shane & Galen (Tschessy). Great grandchildren Atticus and Sabine. Sisters Dorothy, Ruth and brother Doug, along with many nieces and nephews.

  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the care providers at "The Residence at Morgan Heights", for all their love and support during his final days. Sincere gratitude to Renee, his in-home care giver for being so very supportive, caring and understanding.

  A special "thank you" goes out to his dear friend, Christine, for all her care, companionship and support.
  Rest in peace dad, your loving family.

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   Cliff Strachan (QT/WG

  It is with great sadness the family announces that Clifford Francis Strachan passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Beacon Hill Lodge, at the age of 87 years.

  Clifford was born and raised in Winnipeg on December 2, 1931, graduated from Saint Paul's High School; then from Lakehead University with a B.A. in Economics, winning the Chancellors Medal for highest academic standing. He tried different occupations, all with flying jobs top of mind. Dad eventually became an Air Traffic Controller, he joined the DOT (Department of Transport) in 1960 and then was sent to the Fort William Airport.

  Clifford married Marie in November of 1960 and their daughter Karene was born in 1962. In 1972 he returned to Winnipeg to work at the Winnipeg Airport and retired in 1989.

  Throughout his life he always had a desire to learn, travel and experience new things. He was always reading about or planning his next adventure. Clifford had a life-long interest in aviation, holding a private pilot's licence, and he owned and crashed at least one Tiger Moth. It was interesting to hear his stories, reflected in his Log Book being saved from the time. In his latter years he built model airplanes out of balsa wood from scratch, featuring his beloved bi-planes.
  Clifford was predeceased by his parents, Harriet in 1974 and Philip in 1982. He leaves to mourn his daughter and son-in-law, Karene (Chris). He made many friends at Beacon Hill Lodge and was well cared for on the 6th floor. We wish to thank them sincerely.

  A funeral service celebrating Clifford's life will be held on Friday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald Street. E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors; 680 Archibald Street, 204-253-5086 ejcoutu.ca

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Claude Curwin (QM)
   Claude Curwin (HZ/QM)

  Claude Curwin, 1937 - 2019

  Moncton, NB – Claude Bertram Curwin, 81, passed away peacefully at the Moncton Hospital, on Sunday, April 14, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Ralph and Marjorie (Clark) Curwin.
  Claude loved his family very much. He was a gentle, caring, kind, giant of a man. He travelled the world with his wife, Helen, by his side. Their love was always there for each other.

  He worked for Transport Canada for many years, later teaching air traffic control in Canada and around the world. He was proud to be one of the first members of CATCA, the union for Canadian air traffic controllers.

  Claude loved learning and sharing his knowledge with those he knew, especially young people. He was a passionate and dedicated community member, serving and volunteering on many committees and boards, as well as spending four years as a town councillor and deputy mayor in Riverview.

  He was especially proud of his two children, Lisa and Trevor, and his three grandchildren, supporting them in everything they did. He was also honoured that all three grandchildren chose to follow into a career in air traffic control, as well.

  Claude leaves to mourn his wife of 58 years, Helen Curwin (Bowe); his children, Lisa Brown (Fred) and Trevor (Miriam); grandchildren Jessie Brown of Moncton, Siobhan (Ben) Brown of Sackville, and Alex (Victoria) Brown of Moncton; his sister, Betty Swetnam; his brothers, Gerry (Joan), Jim (Marjorie), Bernie (Christine), Bill (Linda), Allistar (Christine), as well as many nieces and nephews in the Curwin and Bowe families. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings: Anna LeBlanc, Ralph, Don, Clark, and Robert.

  Visitation will be at Passage Funeral Chapel (625 Mountain Rd, Corner West Lane, Moncton), Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 pm to 8 pm. There will be no Funeral Service.Donations can be made in Claude’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Moncton Lions Club Sick Children Fund Inc., the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or to a charity of your choice.

  Many thanks to the staff of the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont UHC and the Moncton Hospital for the care and comfort they gave Claude and also to many family and friends who were there for Claude in his final days.
  The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca. Funeral arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre 3754, Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, E4R 1T3 Tel: (506) 532-1050


  from John Corbett: As with most Maritimers Claude began in Gander then was an original when YHZ TCU opened in 1960. He transferred to YQM ACC and remained there until retirement.
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   Alain Jacques (UL)

  Un courriel de Murielle Jacques m’annonçant le décès d’Alain survenu vendredi le 12 avril dernier.

  "Tout au long de sa maladie, Alain a démontré un courage à toute épreuve. Il restera un exemple de résilience auprès de tous ceux et celles qui l’ont côtoyé. Alain peut maintenant reposer en paix."   


   from Phil: Thanks to Gilles Demers for this notification.
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   Dave McBride (UL/TCTI)

  MCBRIDE, David A. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our brother David A. McBride on March 28, 2019.

  Predeceased by his parents John A. McBride and Pearl P. Jacobs, and brother John H. McBride. He is survived by his sisters, Sally (Andre Lapointe, deceased), Vivian (Jean- Claude); niece Christine; nephews Norman, Robert, Micheal (deceased), Jean-Marc, Philippe; Joann Perrault, his loving girlfriend; as well as his extended Irish family and numerous friends near and far.

  A celebration of David's life will take place on April 27, 2019 at Guay Funeral Home, 146 rue St. Louis, St. Eustache from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be appreciated by the family.

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George Lempriere (YZ)
   George Lempriere (YZ)

  Surrounded by family, George passed away at Brampton Civic Hospital on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in his 99th year. Predeceased by Rose Mary (Dionne), his wife of 69 years. Beloved father of Pat & Bob Robichaud, Brian & Chris Lempriere and Cathy & Paul Willoughby. Cherished Pop of Renee, Michelle, Danielle, Stephanie, Mathew, Amanda and Mike. Great-grandfather of Ellen, Bobby, Ariane, Theo, Jeffrey, Allison, Katelyn, Braedon, Simon, James, Bradley and Noah and great great-grandfather of Jacob and Li

  Born November 8, 1920 in Edmonton, Alberta, Dad enlisted in 1943 in the RCAF, where he trained as a navigator. On his return to Canada, he married Rose Mary and began as an air traffic controller in Grande Prairie. In 1946 following his discharge he moved to Malton Airport.

   After 30 years in ATC he retired but didn’t stop working. After part-time jobs at White Rose Nurseries, and Maple Leaf Gardens, he found his dream job, operating the Press & Players elevator at Sky Dome. He finally retired aged 75. Dad enjoyed many hobbies, including breeding African violets, 5 pin bowling, gardening and watching sports, especially the Maple Leafs and Blue Jays.

>   He and Mom loved to travel, following Dad’s carefully plotted itineraries. They made several trips to England and Jersey, researching family history.

  Visitation will be held at WARD FUNERAL HOME, 52 Main St. S., Brampton on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 66-A Main St. S., Brampton on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated

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   Doug Sanford (QM)

  Doug Sanford, 69 of Riverview, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born in Hamilton, ON., he grew up in Dartmouth, NS. He was the son of the late Chester and Margaret (Carroll) Sanford.
  Doug lived and loved his work as an Air Traffic Controller. After starting his career in the Halifax Tower, he moved to the Moncton Control Center for twenty-nine years. He spent two years at the Edmonton C.C. prior to becoming an ATC Instructor in Cornwall, ON. He returned to Moncton where he retired. Unfortunately, Doug struggled with a disease that he could not win.

  Doug enjoyed playing different sports like squash, slow pitch and curling. He was a former president of the Beaver Curling Club. He was an avid fan of the Moncton Wildcats, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. 2He enjoyed playing cards, particularly SKIPBO with Bob and Fran and WIZARD with Eugene and Flo.

  After retirement, he and Linda enjoyed a few winters in Treasure Island, FL., with family and friends.

  Doug is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda (nee Hogan); sons, Glenn (Rebecca) of Lethbridge, AB., Peter (Sheri MacDonald) of Ottawa, ON., Brent (Karen Nantais) of Vancouver, BC.; grandchildren: Kyle, Kayley, Charlotte, Taylor, Maddie and Alex; sister, Linda MacLeod (Roger) ; brother, Dan (Brenda); step-mother, Marie Sanford; brother-in-law, Brian Hogan; sister-in-law, Kim Sanford; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Aside from his parents, Doug was predeceased by his brother Bob.

  The family will be receiving relatives and friends at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, 28 Woolridge St. Riverview, NB on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. A funeral service will follow at 2:00pm with The Venerable Brent Ham officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview, NB., E1B 0E4 (869-2007). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Doug's memory to JDRF, Myasthenia Gravis or Mental Health and Addiction. Online condolences may be expressed to Linda and the family at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   Ron Ominski (WG)

  RONALD VICTOR OMINSKI On February 9, 2019, Ron passed away, at Fred Douglas Lodge, at the age of 80.

  Ron is survived by his wife Bev, of 56 years, son Brice, brother Ted of Kelowna, BC, sister Wanda, sister-in-law Jean, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Louise, father Alex, brother Ed, sisters, Mary (Nick), Hedy (Joe), Vicky (Bill), Jean, Irene, and sister-in-law Gladys of Kelowna, BC.

  Ron's first job was at The Tribune and then became an Air Traffic Controller Assistant until retirement.

  A very special thanks to the staff of Fred Douglas Lodge. A private memorial service to be held at a later date, with interment in Transcona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Fred Douglas Lodge, 1275 Burrows Ave., Winnipeg, MB R2X 0B8 or to a charity of your choice. In the arms of God forever. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

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   Douglas Charles Skerritt (WG)

DOUGLAS CHARLES SKERRITT 1921 - 2019 Peacefully, on February 6, Douglas passed away, at the Grace Hospital, at the age of 97.

  Left to cherish his memory are his son Don (Jo-Anne) and granddaughter Jennifer; daughter Bonny Hill (Bruce) and granddaughter Chelsea Michaels, great-grandson Cole Hunt and great-granddaughter Jayde Harkness. Doug was predeceased by his loving wife Kay, and brothers, Robert and Clarence.

  Doug was born in Winnipeg and lived there until 1935 when he moved to Camper, Manitoba. He farmed there until he joined the armed services in 1941. Doug served overseas in England, Holland, Belgium and Germany with the 3rd Canadian Division and the 4th Canadian Armour Division (1939 to 1945) campaign. Doug received the "Oakleaf Cluster" and was mentioned in dispatches for "Gallant and Distinguished Service".

  Doug married Kay in 1949. He was hired by Department of Transport Canada in 1956 at the Winnipeg International Airport and was an assistant air traffic controller (tower) until his retirement in 1976. Doug took up private flying lessons in 1966. His wife Kay was his first passenger. Flying was the love of his life and he spent many hours flying with Canadian Air Search and Rescue as a navigator and spotter.

  Since 1985 Doug volunteered at Western Canada Aviation Museum and Meals on Wheels. Doug loved the outdoors, especially biking and cross-country skiing with his wife Kay. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff and many friends at Sturgeon Creek Two, especially Pat for taking good care of Doug.

  Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave. A private family interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Doug's memory to a charity of your choice.

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   Bob Rogers (YZ)

ROGERS, Robert David George April 7, 1941 - February 5, 2019.

  Son, Brother, Father, Uncle, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Friend.

  He was loved.

  He will be missed.

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   Gord Frost (OW TCU)

  FROST, Gordon Douglas, September 27, 1952 - January 30, 2019

  Passed away at home after a long illness on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the age 66. Beloved husband of 31 years to Linda Willman. Loving father of Robin (Markus) and Kayla. Proud Papa of Cayden, Chase, Tristan, and Beatrix. Dear brother of Marilyn (Kurtis) Galbraith. Predeceased by his parents Clifford and Lorraine (nee Crawford) and by his brother Kenneth.

  For those who wish, please consider a memorial donation in Gord's memory to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society. Family and friends may pay their respects at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd.(Between Bayshore & Baseline Rd) on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 1p.m.until time of Memorial Service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Special thanks to Doctors; Hacker, Canil, Smyth and MacRae for their most kind and wise care. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com.

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   Ray Voisey (VR)

  VOISEY, Raymond Neil, August 30, 1948 - December 19, 2018

  It is with profound sadness that the family of Raymond Neil Voisey announces his passing on December 19, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

  Ray will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children, Paul Voisey (Michelle), Tacia Voisey (Andrew) and his five grandchildren, Trevor, Jaime Leah, Everett and Thea, all of whom he was incredibly proud. Ray will also be forever remembered by his steadfast companion Carol Green and his community of friends. Ray is also survived by his two brothers, Leon and Morris.

  Ray was a long- time Surrey resident and a retired air traffic controller. He was often seen running or cycling throughout the community as he prepared for a marathon or journey overseas on his bike. Ray always looked for ways to help others and one of his favourite sayings was "if you can make someone smile, your day has been worthwhile". It is in this spirit that his family and friends intend to carry on his legacy.

  The family wishes to extend our gratitude to the nurses at Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton who provided kind and loving care. Memorial donations in memory of Ray may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC #4 - 17918 55th Avenue Surrey, BC, V3S 6C8. Condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com

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   Bob Sherwood (YZ)

  SHERWOOD, Robert Ernest Peacefully on December 9, 2018 at the age of 82 after a brief illness.

  Robert Ernest Sherwood passed away in The Alexandra Marine & General Hospital in Goderich, Ontario. Bob leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Evelyn. Beloved father of Carol (Ken) Thurston, Robert (Roberta) Sherwood. Loving Grandpa of Colin (Ashleigh), Ian, Jessica (Chris), Julie and Steven. Cherished Papa to Catherine, Brayden and Harrison. Survived by his brother Norman (Diane) Sherwood. Uncle to Brent, Kim and Christy. Bob will be missed by his extended family and many friends.
  A special thank you to the Nurses and Doctors at the Alexandra Marine & General Hospital for their special care and kindness. Cremation and memorial service have taken place.

  To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. Published in Brampton Guardian from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2018.


   from Greg Vincent:  Bob Sherwood was an air traffic controller for many years in Toronto ACC. Bob was an RCAF navigator like Bob MacDonald, Ron Bell and me.
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   Jim Nixon (QM)

  James Alistair Sinclair Nixon (Jim) passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He was born June 3, 1938 in Saint John to the late Josephine (MacPherson) and Guy Nixon. Predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Nixon and Jean Ross; his brother, Guy Nixon and poor old Cob.

  Jim was a graduate of the Saint John High School. After school, Jim joined the air cadets and gained a private pilot's licence in 1956. Subsequently, he joined the Canadian Air Force as a pilot and flew with them for a number of years. After leaving the Air Force, he worked as an Air Traffic Controller for 35 years. His other passion was sailing and he was on the district and national bridge of the Canadian Power & Sail Squadron for many years. He taught many courses for CPS and he was given the Atlantic Region Instructor of the Year award in 2017. He was a director of the Pointe-du-Chêne Yacht Club, a Kinsman and a member of Probus. He will be missed by his many friends in both the sailing and air traffic control community.
  He is survived by his partner of many years, Judy and two stepchildren, Jacki and Clive and Penny the cat. His nieces, Wendy Bennett, Catherine Price and Janet Graves and nephews, Terry (Lena) Nixon and David Ross. A Service to celebrate and honour Jim’s life will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm, with Pastor Scott Ryder leading the celebration. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service.

  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the SPCA or the charity of your choice. Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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   Terry Bartley (WG)

  It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Terrance Oliver Bartley of Ottawa (originally Flin Flon, Manitoba) on Monday, December 3, 2018 in his 70th year after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

  He leaves behind his wife, soulmate and love of his life Margaret McCann (Peggy), his mother Gladys of Saskatoon, daughters Stacey Conway, Marcy (Pat) Hubel and grandson Greyson, of Winnipeg and Jenifer and grandson Tazman of Canmore, Alberta, stepson Tyler (Amy) Wood, grandson Garett and granddaughter Kiera, stepdaughter Erin (Mark) Oakley and grandson Bryson, sister Judy Penrod, brothers Wayne (Ida), Laird (Chris), Kelvin (Brenda) all of Saskatoon.

  A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 12 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Vanier Community Bikers Church, 155 Carillon Street in Vanier. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church at www.vanierchurch.com. While our hearts are filled with sadness, we know that he is merely, Gone Fishin'.

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   Roy Sellick (HZ)

  SELLICK, Wendell Roy - 85 of Dartmouth, NS. Passed away November 30th 2018. Born in Alberton P.E.I.

  He was the son of the Late Roy T. and Eliza (Jeffery) Sellick. He is predeceased by his wife Clary Joy, surviving are Son Wendell Derrick (Tammy) Dartmouth. Daughter Carol Louiseau Ont., Beloved Grandson Keith Dartmouth. Sisters, Jean (Bill) Mulligan (MB.) Vera (N.B.) Irene Clark (B.C.) step-brothers, David and Walter, predeceased step-sister Patty and step-mother Opal all of Alberta.

  Wendell worked for Transport Canada for 35 years.

  Cremation has taken place. No visitation by request. A private graveside service will be at a later date. Donations to Charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.mattatallfuneralhome.com


  from Phil Gies:  Thanks to John 'JJ' Corbett for the next photos.

  Wendell Selleck and Ross Deyoung YHZ/TCU both "RIP"

  Stu Corning, Ed Smith, and Wendell Selleck YHZ all "RIP"


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   Bob Lush (QX)

  LUSH Robert J., February 16, 1937 – November 6, 2018.

  It is with great sadness that the family of the late Robert J. Lush announce his passing at the Health Science Complex, St. Johns on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at the age of 81 years

  He was predeceased by his wife Mary Jane & parents James and Mary Lush. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories sons: Christopher (Rose) of Gander, NL., Robert of Gander, NL., Denis (Nellie) of Lantz, NS., James (Gail) of Gander, NL., Keith (Linda) of Edmonton, AB.; daughters: Karen (Rex) of Gander, NL., Kelly of Gander, NL., grandchildren: Stephen, Colin, Jared, Brieanne, Mark, Shawn, Neil; great grandchildren: Peyton, Jackson, Lexie, Brady, Avery, Ben, Caroline, Lucy, Lukas, also a large circle of other relatives and friends.

  Family will be receiving friends at Stacey’s Funeral Home, 60 Roe avenue, Gander on Friday November 8, 2018 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. followed by cremation. A small family service will be held at Stacey’s Funeral Home on Saturday November 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with interment to take place at a later date.

  As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donation in Robert’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. He was loving in his ways, upright and just to the end of his days; sincere and true, in his heart and mind, beautiful memories, he left behind.

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   Mark McCrea (YC)

  MCCREA, Mark Allan

  June 11, 1958 - Teslin, Yukon, November 4, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta

  It is with much sadness that we share the news of Mark's passing on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the age of 60 years. Mark was born in Teslin, Yukon and grew up in many towns and cities throughout Western Canada. Mark started his career as a radio operator at the age of eighteen in Northern Canada. He became an Air Traffic Controller at age twenty-two and worked in several locations throughout the West. He eventually landed in Calgary at the Calgary airport tower.

  When not working, you could find Mark in front of his computer actively managing his stock portfolio. One of Mark's favourite things to do was travel. He spent many hours researching and planning his next adventure. Je loved spending time with family and friends at his cabin in the Shuswap where he hosted many delicious barbecued dinners. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 33 years Kimberley; children Angella, Nicholaus and Megan; parents Denis and Bertha; sister Michelle (Bruce) Halase; brother's Dennis (Cathy), Jimmy, Don, Ron (Debbie), David (Rhonda) and Jeff (Barbara) Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews and many more family and friends.

  Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W., Calgary, AB), on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, 2020 - 10 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 3M2 Telephone: (403) 263-5300 or (toll-free): 1 (866) 547 - LIFE (5433), www.lls.org/canada.


If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever.
Winnie the Pooh


  In living memory of Mark McCrea, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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   Gilles Myner (UL)

  It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mr. Gilles Myner from St-Eugène on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the age of 82.

  He was the beloved husband of Louise Myner; the son of the late Henri Myner and of the late Valéda Desjardins; the well-loved father of Janie, Hughes (Tracy) and Karl; the adored grandfather of Jonathan, Laure-Anne, Keynan and Cayley; the dear brother of Yvon (Danielle) and Micheline (Roger). He was predeceased by a brother Jean-Guy and three sisters Alberte, Ghislaine and Yvette. He also leaves behind many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
  The family would like to thank the Royal Victoria Hospital of Montreal staff as well as the intensive care unit of the Hawkesbury General Hospital for all their professionalism.

  Funeral arrangements entrusted to Berthiaume Family Funeral Home 416, McGill Street, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. A funeral service will be held at the St-Eugène Church on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. The family will be present at church to receive your condolences starting at 10 a.m.

  For those who wish, donations to the Lung association, 500-2319 St-Laurent boul., Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J8 and/or The Heart and Stroke foundation, 2300, Yonge Street, bureau 1300, C.P. 2414, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E4 would be appreciated. Condolences may be conveyed by fax at (613) 632-1065 or visit our Web Site www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com

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  C’est avec regret que la famille vous annonce le décès de Monsieur Gilles Myner de St-Eugène, le mardi 23 octobre 2018 à l’âge de 82 ans.

  Il était le tendre époux de Louise Myner; le fils de feu Henri Myner et de feu Valéda Desjardins; le père bien-aimé de Janie, Hughes (Tracy) et Karl; le grand-père adoré de Jonathan, Laure-Anne, Keynan et Cayley; le cher frère d’Yvon (Danielle) et Micheline (Roger). Il fut prédécédé par un frère, Jean-Guy et trois soeurs: Alberte, Ghislaine et Yvette. Lui survivent également plusieurs beaux-frères, belles-soeurs, cousins, cousines, neveux, nièces et amis.

  La famille aimerait remercier le personnel de l’Hôpital Royal Victoria à Montréal ainsi que le plancher des soins intensifs de l’Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury pour leur professionnalisme.

  La direction des funérailles a été confiée au Salon Funéraire Familial Berthiaume 416, rue McGill, Hawkesbury, Ontario (877) 632-8511. Un service aura lieu en l’Église St-Eugène, le vendredi 16 novembre 2018 à 11 h. La famille sera présente pour recevoir vos condoléances à compter de 10 h.

  Pour ceux qui le désirent des dons à la Association pulmonaire, 500-2319 Boulevard St-Laurent, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J8 et/ou la Fondation des Maladies du coeur de l’Ontario, 2300, rue Yonge, bureau 1300, C.P. 2414, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1E4 seraient appréciés.
Pour offrir vos condoléances par télécopieur, composez le (613) 632-1065 ou visitez notre site Internet www.salonfuneraireberthiaume.com


  from Phil Gies:  I worked with Gilles in Dorval tower in 1967-68. Always conscientious and pleasant to be with.
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   Robert 'Bob' Hamilton (VR)

  HAMILTON, Robert T. ('Bob') - February 14, 1922 - October 17, 2018.

  'Mom' and 'Dad': Patricia Mary died July 2001 after a lengthy illness. Robert Ternent now, after recently being in failing health.

  Dad emigrated from Scotland with his family at age 9, rooting in Vancouver. Age 17, too young to enlist in the R.A.F, he wrote the King of England and was granted the dubious privilege of spending the entire War as a gunner and radio operator in North Ireland, Africa and the Middle East. Post-war his radio operator experience led him to a career in the fledgling Canadian air traffic control service. Dad's final role with Transport Canada was as Chief Controller of the Vancouver control tower. His was a long life. We only wish it could have contained more 'happy'!

  In addition to Mom, Dad was predeceased by his parents, brother Eddie, and sister Agnes. Survived by son Jess, daughter Margo, and grandchildren Brendt, Danica, Andrea and Tamara.

  Bob was smart, feisty, selfless, and is sorely missed. At Dad's request there will be no celebratory 'antics'.

  2Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Road in Nanaimo.

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   Dave Armour (YZ/WG/VR/YJ)

  ARMOUR, David Richard, May 28, 1948 - September 22, 2018.

  Born May 28,1948, Dave left this world with dignity on September 22, 2018 after a difficult struggle with cancer. Predeceased by his first wife Marilyn and his mother Dorothy, Dave leaves behind his wife Betty, his beloved son Andrew, step-daughter Anna and her family, his brothers Steven and Christopher and their families as well as his 93 yr. old father Richard.

  Dave's interest in aviation began as a young child and lasted his whole life. After leaving a long and illustrious career in Air Traffic Control in the major centres of Canada, Dave and Betty spent the last fifteen years in the beautiful Comox Valley, wintering in Sunny California.

  A life well lived.

  A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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   Alan Husband (VR)

  HUSBAND, Alan Richard

  Dad was born in Lethbridge, Alberta (the windy city). He was an only child, quite rare in those days (1922). After he graduated from high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and served his country in WWII. He met our Mom Ellen Betty while overseas. Ken, my older brother came along in 1952 and I (Brian) came along in 1956. Once Dad became established as an Air Traffic Controller, he worked out of Pat Bay on Vancouver Island and also Prince George airport, but spent about 18 years at YVR. He received a promotion to Officer in Charge for Kamloops in 1969. The same year that he re-married. Together, Marguerite, Dad, Ken and I began a new life in Kamloops. He built a large home on a half acre in Dallas, where they lived for 25 years.
  He loved to garden and fish. He also loved bird watching. His favourite food was Chinese. Once Marguerite passed on in 2005, we sold his home and he moved into Berwick for several years, where he had lots of friends. Then, as he became immobile, he moved into Pondersa Lodge. He was only there two months, but he was well liked and well cared for.

  His final days were at Royal Inland Hospital, as he developed an internal problem. He taught me and my brother and a lot of people how to rise above pain and suffering . I was lucky to spend lots of time with him. And enjoyed my birthday with him on September 5. It was the last time I saw his face. He was happy and laughing. He passed away peacefully in the early hours of September 17, 2018. He is reunited now in the afterlife with all his family, friends and pets. Until our spirits meet again Dad, forever in my thoughts and heart.

  Published in Kamloops This Week on Sept. 27, 2018

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   Dave Hanrahan (QX)

  Hanrahan, H. David – Passed peacefully away at his residence in Gander surrounded by his family on September 14, 2018, in his 80th year.

  Predeceased by parents Gerald Joseph and Kathleen (Powell) Hanrahan, brother Gerald Patrick (Dolly), sister Joan (Glenn) Wilkerson and brothers-in-law Roger Matthews, Arthur (Jessie) Kelloway, Roy Kelloway, Ches (Myrtis) Kelloway, Wilfred Green, sisters-in-law Margaret (Roy) Chaytor, Vera (John C.) Penney, and Dorothy (Frank) Barnes.

  Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 56 years, Daphne (Kelloway), daughter Heather (William Goulding) and grandchildren Kathleen, David, and Margaret, son Jeff (dog Jack), daughter Jennifer (Mike Carroll) and grandchildren Stephanie, Michaela, and Richard, sister Gertrude Matthews, brother Donald (Barbara) Hanrahan, sisters-in-law Ethel Green and Gwen Kelloway, brother-in-law John (Darlene) Kelloway, and a large circle of other relatives and friends.

  Visitation at Stacey’s Funeral Home in Gander on Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Funeral service from Fraser Road United Church, Gander, on Monday, September 17, at 2:00 p.m. Special thanks for palliative care provided by Central Health and Compassion HomeCare. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to the Mazol Shriners Patient Transportation Fund, 530 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 2C5. www.mazolshriners.com

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   Allan Fry (YZ)

    Loving husband of Jeanne (nee Hines); father of Jeffrey Allan Fry; brother of Ted Fry (Gwen); uncle of Julie Ball (Travis); and great uncle of Chase.

    Allan Fry passed away at the age of 88, after being waited on hand and foot (literally) at what he believed to be and all inclusive resort called The Village of Riverside Glen. Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caregivers... ahem.... resort staff (much to his satisfaction, mostly women) that took care of his daily needs and made him feel welcome. Aviator, yachtsman, army officer, highland drummer, jazz lover, party-goer and infamous whiskey drinker, he died on Thursday September 13, 2018, days after remarking "where's the booze?" over a cup of tea.

    Despite his demands of "if I ever lose my marbles, take me out behind the shed" we just couldn't do it. Also, that's illegal. Fighting Alzheimer's disease is not easy for anyone, but Allan maintained his sense of humour and sharp wit even when all of his other senses were gone. Still able to play a crisp highland drum routine, the pipes and drums could be heard wafting from his room and throughout the halls of Riverside Glen.

    Whenever he got time off from parties at the yacht club, flying club, or officer's mess, he managed to find time to maintain a 35 year career as an air traffic controller at Malton Airport (now Pearson International), retiring as Chief Air Traffic Controller at Waterloo Wellington Airport. At the age of 28 he was part of the CF-105 Avro Arrow program where he controlled test flights. In 1964 he became part of the air operations staff for the Canadian International Air show and became the Director of Operations in 1966, mostly for the epic parties. At one such party whilst drinking copious amounts of vodka, he successfully convinced a U. S. Navy pilot that he was a Cosmonaut, having spoken in a Russian accent for the entire evening.

    Some would say he was destined for a life of bachelorhood, however was saved from a sinking yacht in Toronto Harbour, literally, by his future wife Jeanne in 1968. A mutual friend of Allan and Jeanne, having fancied himself as a matchmaker, gave her a choice of a pilot or, an air traffic controller/pilot WITH a yacht. The choice "seemed" obvious. Many yacht club parties later, the next generation with the same appreciation of life was born, their son Jeffrey Allan Fry in 1976.

    Jeanne supported Allan as his primary caregiver for the last 5 years at home, prior to moving to Riverside Glen and continued to listen to his plans for escape via train back to Toronto.

    We know the party continues in some smoke filled jazz bar where everyone's glass is always full, the jokes are always funny and Frank Sinatra is always flying to the moon. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. at the Officer's Mess at the Guelph Armoury, 7 Wyndham St S, on Saturday September 22.

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Waterloo Wellington Alzheimer's Society.

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   Ray Pilgim (WG)

   FREDERICK RAYMOND (RAY) PILGRIM August 11, 1931 - August 1, 2018 With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Frederick Raymond (Ray) Pilgrim. Ray passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Riverview Health Centre, at the age of 86 years.

   Ray was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Hope; parents, Fred and Doris; and sisters, Donna (Ed) and Kathy. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by his sons, Mel (Sherry), and Scott; granddaughter Vanessa (Kevin) and his great-granddaughter Leah; brother Tom (Arlene); nephews, Brad (Tanya), Danny (Sheryle), and Mark (Miyuki); niece Monica (Chad); great-nephews, Liam and Ben; great-nieces Hanna, Ellen, Kailie, Laura, and Emily

   Ray was born in Winnipeg on August 11, 1931, eldest child of Fred and Doris Pilgrim. Ray lived in many areas of Winnipeg, going to school and working at the stores his parents owned, along with many other various jobs. After completing high school, he attended Manitoba Tech as an auto mechanic, graduating in 1950. Ray joined the RCAF and was posted to Gimli, Manitoba, then to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He left RCAF in 1955 to pursue his dream job, Air Traffic Controller, completing course #2 on April 2, 1956

   At this time Ray met Hope at an Air Force Reserve lounge. They dated a few times before Ray was posted to Vancouver Tower, then Victoria Tower. Ray travelled between Vancouver and Winnipeg while dating Hope, and they married on April 18, 1957, and made their first home together in Vancouver. In 1959, Ray was transferred to Winnipeg Area Control Centre, so they moved back to Winnipeg, residing in the St. James area. In 1962 and 1964, they were blessed with two bundles of joy, Mel and Scott.

   Growing up, summers were spent at Sioux Narrows, where good times and great friendships were formed. In 1986, Ray retired from his job as an Air Traffic Controller. Ray and Hope then moved back to Vancouver, settling in Surrey, BC. They were blessed with wonderful neighbours, Wayne and Hazel on one side, and Lee on the other. They spent many years traveling all over North America, as well trips to Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand. They travelled back to Winnipeg each summer to spend time with Mel and his family, as well as lifelong friends. In later years, Ray and Hope could not travel as much as they would have liked. They enjoyed visits from their families as well as friends.

   In November 2017, when Hope's health was failing, she moved to a nursing home. Ray visited everyday, never missing a day. When Hope passed away in March, 2018, Ray decided to move back to Winnipeg to be closer to Mel and his family. He moved into a beautiful retirement residence on May 2, but unfortunately became ill and spent time at Grace Hospital in June, moving to Riverview Health Centre in July.

   At Ray's request, no service will be held. Cremation has taken place, and his ashes will be interred in Neepawa, Manitoba at a later date. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and health care aides at Riverview Health Centre 3E for their kind and compassionate care. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715.

   As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2018

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   Pierre Prolulx (UL/QM/HQ)

   PROULX, Pierre J. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Pierre (Pete) Proulx on July 18, 2018 after a short, stoic battle with cancer. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years Margaret (Manci) née Varga. Predeceased by his parents Aimé and Diane Proulx of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Brother of Anne-Marie (Eugène) and Michel (Carol). Brother-in-law to Julie Nyisztor (Julius) and Elizabeth (the late Dr. Joseph Whalen). Uncle to Eric (deceased) Martin, Pierre (deceased) and Danielle. Pierre will be missed by Carol, Dan, Laurie, Charlie, Phil, Joe, Mary and his many great-nieces and nephews in Canada and the U.S.A.

   Pierre started his career as an air traffic controller with Transport Canada and progressed through many senior executive positions including Director General, Air Navigation System. Pete and Manci moved to New Zealand where he assumed the post of Chief Executive, Airways Corporation. He returned to Canada to become the first Vice President, Operations at the newly-formed NAVCANADA corporation.

   Pierre was principled, compassionate, loyal, well read, a music lover, a bon vivant, a gourmet and he never forgot where he came from. He had many friends and contacts globally in the civil aviation environment. He was a wonderful partner to Manci, spoiling her in many ways, encouraging her to be confident, sharing his love of music, books and travel.

   A celebration of Pierre's life will be held Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa, ON. In lieu of flowers in memoriam donations may be made to the Ottawa General Hospital Cancer Centre, the Ottawa Food Bank or the Ottawa Mission Foundation.


   from Phil Gies:  Beginning in September 1966 I attended VFR course 20 in Ottawa and Pierre was one of our IFR instructors. In Montreal in late 1968 Pierre and Gord Gibson were our IFR instructors and our paths crossed many times over the year. Pierre was the most influential person in Canadian ATC and his leadership extended to other countries as well. I always respected and admired Pierre for his abilities and leadership.
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   Gordon Whitehead (HQ)

   WHITEHEAD, Gordon At home, July 6, 2018, at the age of 84, after a courageous battle with cancer, deeply loved and cherished husband of Gloria (nee Haak) much loved and adored father of Thomas (Brenda), Elizabeth, Pamela Tyson (Tom) (England) and predeceased by son Michael (England). Loving stepfather of Georgina Kempster.

   Service will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., St. Luke Lutheran Church 326 MacKay St, Ottawa. Reception following at Church. If desired, donations to the Salvation Army. Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 11, 2018

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   Michael Jordan (HZ)

   JORDAN, Michael George of Enfield passed away peacefully on June 26, 2018 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Brighton, England he was the only son of Sydney and Jessie Jordan.

   Mike joined the British Navy at the age of 16 and became a submariner. It was on one of his deployments in Halifax that he met nursing student Mary Isiah. Obviously smitten, the 6-week courtship lead to 62 years of marriage. Mike left the navy and immigrated to Canada where he tried his hand at everything from selling insurance to selling draperies. He finally found the career he loved as an Air Traffic Controller, which he did for 32 years.

   The true love of his life was Mary and the life and family they built. Mike was proud of all his kids, Ruth, Bedford; David and Bernadette, West Dublin; Tracy, Enfield; Julie, Halifax. Mike also took great joy from his 7 grandkids, Adam and Jody Waterfield, Corey and Carson Isenor, Isaac, Mason and Rebecca Jordan; son in-law, Tom Isenor; step brother, Mike, UK, and of course, fur grand baby, Plum.

   Mike and Mary spent many happy times at their camp in Cape John and with friends in the Enfield area. His dry sense of humour and wit will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

   Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Ettinger Funeral Home, Shubenacadie. Due to a family illness the visitation that was scheduled for today and service scheduled for tomorrow is postponed until further notice. 0Family Flowers only. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences, words of comfort and memories of Michael may be shared with the family at www.ettingerfuneralhome.com


   from John 'JJ' Corbett:  Here is "MG" front and centre as He always was, with his ATC brothers. Mike was a brilliant and dedicated Air Traffic Controller at Halifax Terminal Control Unit. He was a loyal member who always volunteered his time and energy to the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association(CATCA). Mike was a kind mentor and defender of controllers in need. Respectfully submitted and fondly remembered." Corbett
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Don Meredith (HQ)

   MEREDITH, Donald William

   Passed away peacefully, with his son Greg holding his hand, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the age of 96. Don leaves behind his beloved wife of 73 years, Doris (Tufts) Meredith. He was the loving father of Greg and his wife Hanneke and loving Papa to their daughter Coral. Survived also by his son John and grandchildren Zoe and Rylee, daughter-in-law Natalie and grandchildren Scott, Jessica and Sarah. Don was the dear brother of Lorna Smith and of the late, Wayne, Jim, Joie and Dorothy. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Walter J. and Josephine (Carter) Meredith.

   Don will always be remembered for his positive, kind demeanour and sense of humour. He is one of the last remaining Lancaster Pilots from WWII and although Don was very humble about his service we were all proud the fact he was a war veteran.

   We are all grateful for the excellent care by the staff of the Guelph General Hospital.

   Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand River Conservation Foundation (New Guelph Lake Nature Centre) would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the Gilbert MacIntyre & Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., Guelph 519-822-4731 or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com

   Thanks to Bob Stark for passing along this notice and personal history.


   from: Bob Stark  Don retired from the military as a air traffic instructor at Camp Borden and joined Transport Canada Ontario region in the early 70s. I am not positive but I think he started with us as a tower controller in Oshawa. He then moved to the ATS school in Ottawa (at the Ottawa airport above the old terminal building) becoming one of the course directors. When the school moved to the first TCTI in Ottawa Don transferred to headquarters training unit and remained their till retiring in as a project officer.
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   Paul Bond (YTZ)

  BOND, Paul Hamilton, passed away with loved ones by his side on June 14, 2018 at the age of 66.

  Beloved husband of Justine, loving father to his children, Megan (Tom), Shannon (Ryan), Trevor (Melissa) and Krista. Proud Grandpa of his three grandchildren, Liam, Audrey and Blake and proud Fur Baby Daddy to Sandy and Dozer (Bulldozer).

  Paul's passion for planes lead him to become a Pilot and he subsequently became an Air Traffic Controller at the Toronto Island Airport for 37 years. Paul was also an avid golfer, scuba diver and competitive swimmer in his younger years.

  Paul has been cremated and an intimate family celebration of his life will be held on July 7, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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   Ken Ralph (YZ)

    RALPH, Kenneth Malcolm.

    It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Ken on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He will be dearly missed by his wife Anne, daughter Karen, son-in-law Richard, granddaughter Nadia, older brother Roy, his sister-in-law Jean Anderson, her husband Lyle and several nieces and nephews.

    While his roots originated in England, he wore the Canadian pin on his lapel with pride. Ken took great joy from his family; his work; volunteering; his golfing buddies; photography and his many travels.

    Cremation has taken place and in keeping with Ken's wishes, there will be no service. If you would like to honour Ken, in lieu of flowers or a charitable donation, pay a kindness forward.


   from Brian Finnen:  The story went that one night when traffic was light, Ken was sitting on arrival when a Luhftansa flight checked in, with a typical Teutonic accent. Either purposely, or perhaps being absent minded, Ken responded with his German accent. Of course he now had to continue using the accent in the communications until he handed the flight off to tower. The final response from the pilot was; " When we get down I'm coming over there and you'd better damn well be German!"

   from Chuck McCuaig: One afternoon Ken was on arrival with the right mix coming in, Air France Lufthansa Aero Mexico and Speedbird. He put on quite a show all the spare staff were grouped around the speaker and literally rolling in the aisle. Shortly after the desk supervisor (before SMs) came down and told him that the BAW captain was irate about being mimicked. Ken went to the phone and spoke with him turns out they were from the same village in the UK. We invited him for a tour which he readily accepted then went directly over and got him.

   from Phil Gies:  I first met Ken on an automation course back in 1975 or 76. What a good fellow to be around, fine sense of humour and likely the best 'accent' mimic in Canadian atc.
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   Maurice Corbeil (UL)

  CORBEIL, Maurice, 1942 - 2018, Mont-Laurier PQ, 27 avril 2018

  Au CHSLD Ste-Anne de Mont-Laurier, le 27 avril 2018, à l'âge de 75 ans, est décédé monsieur Maurice Corbeil, demeurant à Mont-Laurier, époux de madame Rose-Anne Villeneuve. Il était le père de feu Pascal (Caroline Bouchard). Il laisse dans le deuil sa fille Christine (Benoit Marleau), ses petits-enfants: Laurianne et Thomas, son frère André (Christiane Cloutier), ses sœurs Monique (Jean Tremblay) et Denise ainsi que ses beaux-frères, belles-sœurs, parents et amis.

  Vos marques de sympathie peuvent se traduire par des dons à la Fondation québécoise du cancer.

  La famille accueillera parents et amis au: Funérarium A. Ouellette, 680, rue de la Madone, Mont-Laurier, le samedi 12 mai 2018 de 13 à 16 heures.

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   John Datzkiw (WG)

    JOHN LEO DATZKIW January 21, 1928 - April 12, 2018.

    John passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. He had been a resident at the Golden West Centennial Lodge, in Winnipeg, for the past nine years. Left to survive John are his loving wife of 63 years, Myrtle (nee McMillan) and their three children, son Conrad (Theresa), daughter Debbie and son Ken (Linda); as well as his eight grandchildren, Lauren, Holly, Noelle, David, Yvonne, Jacob, Kaelan and Benjamin.

    John had a lifelong passion for aviation, working 33 years as an air traffic controller and instructor, starting in Thompson, MB and Regina, SK, before serving the bulk of his career in Winnipeg, MB, until he retired in 1984. As well, he held a private and commercial pilot's licence and kept busy as a tow pilot for the Winnipeg Gliding Club, and volunteering with the Western Canadian Aviation Museum - where he was honoured with the award of a lifetime membership for his years of dedicated service.

    John was one of the founding members of Sport Air and rarely was there a family vacation taken without checking out the local airport. In addition to John's aviation pursuits, he was a concert violinist and played with the Regina Symphony. Both John and Myrtle enjoyed being volunteer ushers at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. In between flying and volunteering, he spent family time at the cabins in Ontario, travelling to Mexico and Hawaii and keeping everyone on their toes with his rapier wit. John was a force to be reckoned with and his family are blessed to have had him in their lives.

    In compliance with John's wishes, no Funeral Service will be held. Many thanks go to the staff of Golden West Lodge, for their compassionate and professional care and the support shown to our family, at this time of loss. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Western Canadian Aviation Museum. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com


   from Phil Gies:  I joined CZWG as a DSC in early 1976 and in those days you had to check out in the acc if you came from another unit and my instructor was John. A good guy with a fine sense of humour, malapropisms being his specialty. As mentioned, John had a real passion for aviation, flying and in particular, Sport Air, WG atc's flying club.
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   Eric Staples (OW)

    Staples, Eric. 1934 - 2018

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Eric Staples (age 83) on Tuesday March 13, 2018 at the Ottawa Maycourt Hospice, with the unconditional love and support of his children and family. Over the years, Eric expressed his gratitude and appreciation to his healthcare providers and for the healthcare system. He was an inspiration to many, facing his numerous medical challenges with courage, strength, dignity and humour. He beat the medical odds on many occasions.

    Eric is survived by his long time partner Robina Brinson (Gander Nfld), her children Lorraine (Lloyd) and Cheyanne (Christine) and her grandchildren. In Ottawa, he is survived by his beloved children Michael (Suzanne; grandchildren Matthew and Monique), Mona, Brenda, Wanda (Rob Kyte) and his children's mother, Florence (Babineau) Staples. He is pre-deceased by his parents Kathleen (Bonenfant) and Alden Staples and his sister Shirley (John). He is the loving brother of Moonyeen (the late Regis), MaryAnn (Ross), Jean (Jacques), Richard (Lorraine), Sandy (John), Beverly (Harry), Butch (Lynn), Bobby (Cindy), Kathleen (the late Lewis). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and his many friends.

    Eric was born April 21, 1934 in Lachine Quebec. In 1950, he graduated from St. Vincent's High school, Saint John, NB. At age 16, he attended St. F.X. University where he studied in the General Engineering program (1950-1952). He then became a flight cadet in 1952 at the Canadian Air Force Royal Military College in Kingston and Trenton. This led him to his 'true calling', a 35-year career as an Air Traffic Controller (ATC) from 1953-1989. His dedication to his career as an Air Traffic Controller was well known, he earned great respect from colleagues countrywide and developed many lifelong ATC friendships.

    At the onset of his career he worked in Goosebay Labrador (1957-1958/1962-1963) and on special assignment in Frobisher Bay, NWT (1957-1958). He also worked at the Moncton Airport (1953-1957;1959-1962) and at the Ottawa International Airport (1966 -1988). He had tours of duty in Sault Ste. Marie, Montreal for Expo '67, and Gander ACC.

    He displayed further commitment to Air Traffic Control by holding positions as Branch Chairman of the Ottawa Operations and Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) for 17 years. He represented the union on various committees including the Official Languages Committee and interacted with Air Traffic Controllers from all over the world, attending meetings in various countries including Russia, Cyprus, Egypt, Costa Rica and many European countries. At the end of his career, he trained Air Traffic Controllers at the NAV center in Cornwall, Ontario.

    He had a genuine love for Newfoundland and spent many happy retirement years there with Robina. Dad loved life, and by example he taught us to live life to the fullest. He had a wonderful passion for people. His passion for people, along with his passion for travel and transportation (planes and trains), led him to many places where he easily formed friendships all over the world. His charming personality and smile could light up a room. He had a great sense of humour and his generosity touched many. He never ceased to amaze people with his incredible memory for names and details, as well as his aptitude with numbers. As his children, we were blessed to meet new people and see new places when we were in Dad's company. We were fortunate to be in his company for a very long time. We will miss him dearly.

    A funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick's Home, 2865 Riverside Drive, Ottawa Ontario on April 21st at 1 pm with reception to follow. Paid parking is available across the street at Mooney's Bay parking lot. A private interment will be held Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 2:30 pm at Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

    In memory of our father, please consider a donation to Hospice Care Ottawa www.hospicecareottawa.ca or please give the gift of life and be a Blood Donor. Dad, may you rest in eternal peace with our heavenly Father. Loved forever and never forgotten.


   from Phil Gies:  I first met Eric in OW in 1970 and at that time it was widely believed that Eric had worked as a controller in more facilities than any other controller; YR, FB, QM, AM, UL, QX and OW - quite an achievement. It was also believed that Eric knew more controllers in Canada than anyone else. Given his tours of duty and his long time experience with CATCA as a strong supporter and executive, that also is likely true. Eric was one of the good guys in our business, and a good guy for a long time.
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   Alfred (Alf) Sylvester Carew (HQ)

    CAREW, Alfred (Alf) Sylvester - (Retired - Transport Canada) January 1, 1940 - March 1, 2018

    Alf passed away after a brief, courageous battle with ALS at the age of 78. He will be greatly missed by his and Bette's children; Darryl, Jeff (Katie), Jana (Ralph), Chantal (Sean), Grandfather to Sadie (Jeff) and to Step-Grandchildren Connor and Emily (Jana). Alf was the eldest of 19 siblings. Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Kathleen Carew of Cape Broyle, Nfld., sister Gladys and brother Norman. He will be sadly missed by his numerous brothers and sisters; Allan, Arthur (Lucianne), Donald (Marie), Edward, Randolph, Carl (Dorothy), Louis (Suzanne), Terrance, Aloysious, Kenneth (Debbie), Doris (Mickey), Christopher, Catherine (Carlos), Maurice, Jacqueline (Ritch), and Gloria. He will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

    Alf and his brother Art were not only brothers but life-long friends. Many thanks for all your support Art, Lucianne, Christine(Johnny), Kathleen, Taylor and Valerie, Emma, Andrew.
    Alf had an interesting and diverse career with Transport Canada. Starting out in Radio Operations, his job took him to many exciting places; Resolute Bay, Churchill, The Pas, Prince Rupert, Toronto to many airports across Canada in smaller communities where radio operations, weather data obtained and sent via telex. He also worked in the field of Glaciology on ice fields, glaciers, on the N.B. McLean Ice Breaker sailing the North West Passage, on DC4's mapping and charting ice. Before retiring, his knowledge took him into regulations of Air Traffic Control with several conferences in Geneva and Paris.

    With his love of hockey, he spent many long hours in cold arenas watching his children play hockey. A private memorial for family and friends will be held. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to ALS Research or Shepherds of Good Hope.

    Special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff for their compassionate care at the Civic Hospital NeuroScience Floor.

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   Lee (Allan) Valiquette (QT/WG)

    LEE ALLAN VALIQUETTE On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Lee (Allan) Valiquette, a resident of Winnipeg MB, passed away unexpectedly in his home at the age of 56 years.

    Lee is lovingly remembered by his mother Shirley Valiquette; sisters, Lorri Valiquette, of Ottawa and Julie Valiquette, of Cape Breton; children, Sean and Jordyn; as well as by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He left this world to be reunited with his late wife, Tanya Lynn Hatheway and his father, Gerald Valiquette.

    On May 14, 1961 Lee was born in Halifax, NS. He was the son of Gerald and Shirley Valiquette, of Ottawa, ON. He had been employed as an air traffic controller at NAVCANADA. Prior to working at NAVCANADA, Lee was in the Canadian Air Force. He enjoyed golfing and playing hockey in his free time. Funeral details to be announced at a later date. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com

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   Ken Oates (YZZ)

  Ken James Oates, April 23, 1971 - February 19, 2018

  Passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the age 46. Loving husband of Elsa. Cherished Dad of Jeremy and Justin. Loving Brother to Kim Oates. Beloved son of Jim and Lauren Oates. Loved Uncle of Lily and Cole. Ken will be sadly missed by his cousins Kevin (Nancy) and Gordon (Jen) and his in-laws Christine (Rob) and Ian (Joey).

  Friends may call at ADAMS FUNERAL HOME (445 St. Vincent Street, Barrie) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 for a Memorial Service at 2 o’clock p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. A reception will follow. Memorial Donations to Finding Them Homes James Bay Pawsitive Rescue would be appreciated. Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca Your consideration of a scent free environment is greatly appreciated.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Dennis Catania for sending this along.
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   James "Jim" Boyd (WG)

    James Brent "Jim" Boyd of Wawanesa MB, passed away unexpectedly at the Brandon Regional Health Centre on Sunday February 25, 2018 at the age of 58 years.

   \Jim was born in Morden, MB and raised on a family farm near Miami, MB. He attended and graduated from Miami Collegiate in 1977. During his school years he enjoyed playing sport with his favorites being hockey and baseball. In 1982, after taking time to think about his career choices, he went into Flight Services Specialist training. After graduating, he started in his first posting in Thompson, MB. Later that year he was transferred to Uranium City, SK where he met Goldie. They became soul mates and married in 1984. In 1987, their daughter Larissa was born. Jim embraced and loved everything about being a father. Jim and Larissa were buddies and where he went, she went.

    Jim decided to broaden his career and in 1988 he entered the Air Traffic controller program, graduating in 1989. With a few moves in between, his career took him back to Winnipeg in 1991. The family decided to stay living on the small acreage near Wawanesa and Jim travelled back and forth to Winnipeg until his retirement in 2015. He loved living in the country and immensely enjoyed spending time with family and friends, hunting and travelling. His greatest pleasure was being with family and close friends whom he considered and treated as family. He gave of himself and his love generously. His passing has left a hole in many hearts and he will be greatly missed.

    Jim leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 33 years Goldie (nee Monster), daughter Larissa Boyd & fiancée Andrew Nash of Morris MB, sister Lori (Paul) Patterson of Winkler and children Justin Bolton (Katherine Sand) & Chantel Bolton; brother-in-law Todd (Jenny) Monster & children Brady (Lisa) & Zachary; mother & father-in-law Mary & Charles Monster as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, great cousins & many friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents Marion & James Boyd & by both sets of grandparents.

    A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Wawanesa Centennial Hall with Shirley McBurney officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Jim's memory to the Wawanesa Foundation, Box 178, Wawanesa MB R0K 2G0.

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   Brian 'Pudge' Janes (QX

  Passed peacefully away on February 22, 2018, at the age of 66, Brian (Pudge) William Janes.

  Predeceased by father Bill Janes, mother Hilda Janes, and brothers Allan Janes and Colin Janes.

  Leaving to celebrate his life are wife Debby, son Brian, brothers Derek Janes (Heidi), Errol Janes (Joanne), sister in law Beverly Janes, cousin Carol (Terry), Aunts Eva Kapalanski and Ruby Matthews, also a large circle of family and friends.

  Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held at a later date.


   from Andy Perrin:  Pudge was a shift manager when I first worked in Gander in the early 80's, always treated us fair and did he love fried chicken!
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   Dick Hyslop (EG)

  HYSLOP, Richard Alan, February 20, 2018

  Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

  He will be forever remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.

  He is survived by his loving wife Grace, his son Scott (Desiree), his daughter Susan, and his grandchildren Eric, Ryan and Ashley.

  A celebration of Richard'slife will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018at 2:00 p.m. at Westlawn Funeral Home, 16310 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute.


   from Phil Gies:  I worked with Dick in UL ACC from 1969 until he transferred to EG ACC, a good controller and always easy to work with.
          Thanks to Scotty Hamilton for passing along this information.

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   Louis "Lou" Macaulay (QM)

    Louis John "Lou" Macaulay, 85, of Mahone Bay, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 in The Sagewood Continuing Care, Lower Sackville.

    Lou was born in Toronto, Ontario to Lewis John and Catherine (MacKay) Macaulay on June 28, 1932. He grew up attending Toronto Maple Leafs games with his father and brothers. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after high school. He then was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he worked as an air traffic controller, a career he continued as a civilian in Moncton until his retirement. He enjoyed carpentry, reading, gardening, the beach, and was a self-taught sailor and swimmer. Above all, he enjoyed the company of his family and his beloved wife Elaine.

    Lou is survived by his daughters, Tannis (Alex), Sheilagh (Ron), and Brett (Dan); brother, Colin; and grandchildren, Iain (Lauren), Gillian, Kate, Claire, Madeleine, Christian, Troy, and Haley. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; and brother, Gordon.

    The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at The Sagewood for their care and compassion.

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317). There will be no visitation and a private funeral service will be held. Private burial will follow in the summer, in Lou and Elaine's retirement home of Mahone Bay. Donations in memory of Lou may be made to any local food bank. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca

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   Grant Pinsent (QX)

  GRANT ANGUS PINSENT (August 2, 1950 – February 8, 2018)

  It is with heavy hearts the family of Grant Angus Pinsent announces his passing on February 8, 2018 in Didsbury at the age of 67 years. He is survived by his wife Theresa of 42 years; son Gavin; and brother Bonner (Valerie). Grant had a love for the outdoors, and a passion for aviation that continued throughout his life. His love for his family was unconditional and he valued his time with his family and friends

  Please join us in celebrating Grant’s life at the Woodside Seniors Club, 411 Woodside Drive. Airdrie, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Ducks Unlimited – Grant was a volunteer in Airdrie for 20+ years. (Website: www.ducks.ca)

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   Ian St. James (UL)

    ST. JAMES, Ian Leslie August 21, 1945 - January 17, 2018.

    Ian Leslie St James, son of the late Emile St James and the late Eleanor St James, passed away peacefully of heart disease, on the evening of Wednesday January 17 at the Charles Lemoyne Hospital with his wife Carmen by his side.
    He is also survived by his children Crystal, Ed (Einav) and Scott; Lorraine, former spouse and mother of their three children; wonderful pép ère to grandchildren Itay, Ziv, and Erez as well as his siblings Robert (Naida), Pearl (the late Gordon), and Albert (Olive); Aunt Violet, Uncle Lawrence, and many cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces; son-in-law to Georges Paquin, and brother-in-law to Richard, Liliane, and Denis; and the former Pullen in-laws, and many friends and NAV Canada coworkers.

    The viewing will be at the Poissant funeral parlour, 180 rue Saint Pierre, Saint Constant on Sunday, January 28 of January from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., eulogies welcome from 2 p.m., and interment at the Saint James cemetery. www.poissantetfils.ca A memoriam donation may be made to the Montreal Heart Institute that saved his life so many times to: Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, 340-4100 rue Molson, Montreal, QC H1Y 3N1 https://www.icm-mhi.org/en/foundation/i-give/memoriam-donation

    Ian Leslie St-James, fils de feu Emile St-James et feu Eleanor St-James, est paisiblement décédé d'une maladie du coeur la soirée du mercredi 17 janvier 2018, à l'Hôpital Charles-Lemoyne, aupr ès de son épouse Carmen.



   from Phil Gies:  Ian and I were on the same crew in UL ACC in the early 70s and I always enjoyed his sharp wit. R.I.P. mon ami.
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   Gary Vermeulen (WG)

    VERMEULEN, Gary. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Garwill 'Gary' Joseph Gordon Vermeulen on Thursday, January 4, 2018 surrounded by his loving family and friends at the age of 81 years.

    Gary was predeceased by his parents Albert Louis Vermeulen and Elizabeth Celeste McPhee; sister Shirley Atkins of MB and son Jamie Vermeulen. Gary is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Bernadette and is lovingly remembered by his son Todd Vermeulen; daughter Kelly Vermeulen Jackson (Layne); grandchildren Kieran, Kennedy, Aidan and Jacey; as well as stepbrother Allan McPhee of BC.

    Heartfelt thanks to the staff of Unit 4A at the Pasqua Hospital for their compassion and care. Sincere thanks as well to the staff of the main wing at Extendicare Parkside for the genuine care provided.

    A CELEBRATION OF GARY'S LIFE will be held at Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4001 East Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gary may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Chapter, PO Box 309, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3L3. Family and friends are invited to sign the online obituary and tributes page at www.reginafuneralhome.ca.

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   James "Jim" McLean (VR)

    McLEAN, James Daniel "LX", died unexpectedly at home on December 30, 2017 in Salmon Arm, BC at the age of 78.

    James "Jim" is survived by his wife Georgina "Jo" McLean; sister, Linda Therien (nee McLean); sons, Robert "Bob" McLean, Richard "Dick" McLean; and daughter, Regina "Gina" Settle (nee McLean).

    James was born on May 16, 1939 in Winnipeg, MB to John and Agnes McLean (nee Daniel). Jim graduated from Kitsilano High School in 1957 and married Georgina "Jo" in 1962. After marriage, Jim and Jo lived in various locations until they settled in Surrey, BC in 1967. Over the course of 8 years, the couple welcomed 3 children into their home; Robert, Richard, and Regina. Jim worked as a banker at Scotiabank for 6 years, then trained with the Government of Canada and became an Air Traffic Controller for the next 28 years until retirement.

    He was a straight shooter with a great sense of humour and strong family values. He was always part of the kids' concerts, performances, sports, and hobbies. You could usually see him sneaking up with his fancy camera gear to capture the best photos of all the special moments. Jim was a bit of a social butterfly, with many interests and groups of friends. He was an avid outdoorsman, photographer, golfer, and bridge player. He always had time to stop and chat and was never too busy to give out free hugs.

    A celebration of life is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Bowers Funeral Home, 440 10th St SW, Salmon Arm, BC with a reception following the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim's life. Online condolences may be sent to Jim's family through his obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

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   Don Deally (WGZ)

    DONALD DEALLY, SR. It is with deep sadness, we announce the passing of Donald Deally, Sr., on December 22, 2017, in his sleep, at Tuxedo Villa.

    He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia; sons, David, Douglas, Donald Jr., and daughter Nancy. His passing will also be mourned by son-in-law Sandy Slade of Burlington, ON; daughters-in-law, Melissa Deally of Whistler, BC and Michelle Deally of Winnipeg. Pa will also be forever remembered by his seven grandchildren, Joseph, Spencer, William, Nicole, Samantha, Matthew and Connor. He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret and David and a brother David.

    Don built a stellar career as an air traffic controller and was deeply interested in anything to do with aviation, and was keenly interested in his kids' sports participation. He also enjoyed spending time at the family cottage at Grand Marais, MB.

    A sincere thank you to all the staff at Tuxedo Villa for their kindness to Donald, and his family. He made many friends there in the four years he was a resident.

    Cremation has taken place and in honoring his wishes, there will be no service, with interment at a later date. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 (204) 783-7211

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   Pierre Arsenault (QM)

  1961 – 2017, Pierre “RX” Arsenault, 56, of Dieppe, passed away on Monday, December 18th, 2017 at the Dr. Georges–L.–Dumont University Hospital Center, Moncton. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of Adrien Arsenault and Laurida Brun. Pierre passed away peacefully following a long bout with cancer. A few days from Christmas, he was among family with much love, support, laughter and tears. He will be dearly missed among many loved ones.

  Known as a ‘bon vivant’, Pierre demonstrated exemplary courage and an unmatched will to live. Despite his condition and its challenges, he never complained. During his long illness, Pierre found comfort among his dear family, his friends who stayed by his side for many years, without forgetting his two cats, Willie and Charlotte. Pierre was fiercely loyal to his wife and kids who he loved dearly, but also to his extended family and his long–lasting friendships.

  Fascinated by aviation from a young age, he became a pilot at age 17. Gifted with a great intellect and know–how, he faced all challenges head–on. Determined, he completed all his projects. An engineer by training, Pierre held several positions in industrial engineering before becoming an air traffic controller, a position for over 25 years.

  In Riverview’s command center, he was a union representative for many years, in addition to being Treasurer for the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association from 2002 to 2004. His devotion to his peers began in university at the Université de Moncton. He was vice–president and then president of the Association des étudiantes et étudiants en génie de l’Université de Moncton (AEEGUM) in addition to his work with several student bodies. Later, this engagement would extend to his profession and his community. Very knowledgeable, exact and skilled, he had many hobbies including woodwork and golf, in addition to being fascinated with current events, accounting and financial markets.

  Besides his parents: Adrien Arsenault and Laurida Brun, he is survived by his wife, Monique Chiasson; his children: Catherine Arsenault and Simon Arsenault, both at home; his sisters: Micheline (late Danny) Gagnon of Moncton, Chantal Arsenault (Louis Thériault) and Ghislaine Arsenault (Bob Myers), both of Dieppe; his parents–in–law: Albertine Mallet of Montreal and Job Chiasson of Caraquet; his brothers–in–law: Paul Chiasson (Danielle Mallet) of Dieppe, Martin Chiasson of Montreal and Maxime Chiasson of Caraquet; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

  Visitation will be held from the Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB (857–1901) on Wednesday­­ from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm ONLY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Saint–Anselme Roman Catholic Church, Dieppe on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at 11 am. Interment in Saint–Anselme Parish Cemetery, Dieppe. Donations to l’Arbre de l’Espoir or to the CHU Dumont Foundation “Palliative Care” would be appreciated by family. www.chartersville.com

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   Art Derbyshire (WG)

  ARTHUR HARRY DERBYSHIRE Art passed away at home on December 13, 2017, in Surrey (Cloverdale), BC, at the age of 80.

  He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Roxanne (Gary) and Lori (Gary); four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Art was predeceased by his wife Eleanor (Ferguson) in 2001. He also leaves behind his sister Wendy and brother Denis and numerous family and friends.

  Art spent his working career as an Air Traffic Controller in Regina, Winnipeg and Saskatoon. He enjoyed many years of retirement in Oliver, BC, taking up golf with a passion. After Eleanor passed away he moved to Cloverdale where he enjoyed "playing the ponies" at the local race track.

  In his usual "don't fuss" way, Dad requested not to have a service. Special memories or stories would be much appreciated and can be sent to rjsteen890@gmail.com.

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   Al Kazlauskas (UL/HQ)

  KAZLAUSKAS, Algimontas Jonas, August 24, 1953 - December 9, 2017

  "Joey" to family, "Al" to friends passed away unexpectedly on December 9, 2017 at the age of 64 years. He is survived by his father Peter of Montreal, Quebec; twin sister Marija (Randy) of Woodlawn, Ontario; sister Nijole "Nita" (Dennis) of Perth, Ontario; niece and nephews: Marty (Katarina), Melanie (Stefan), Alex (Caroline); great nieces and nephew: Alyssa, Anna, Diego, Brooke; as well as extended family in Lithuania, the United States and close friends across Canada. He was predeceased by his mother Genovaite.

  Al was born in Montreal, educated at Loyola High School, attended McGill and Carlton University. He approached all interests with passion: mathematics, parachuting, skiing, touring and racing motorcycles, camping and canoeing, shooting sports, photography, stamp collecting, late life interest in cooking, ending with model railroading.

  Al had a long career in Air Traffic Control which began in 1974. He worked in Baie Comeau, Val D'or, Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall, ending his career in Toronto in 2013. In 2015 he relocated to Kelowna, BC to join friends and enjoy the Okanagan Valley.

  Al touched many lives and created many memories. A heartfelt thank you to the doctors and medical staff at Vernon Jubilee and Kelowna General Hospital.

  A Service and Interment will take place in Spring at the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society www.okanaganhumanesociety.ca or the charity of your choice.


  from Phil Gies  I worked with Al back in the 70s in ULACC, always a pleasant personality.
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   Arthur James (Jim) Grant (QX/QM)

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Arthur James (Jim) Grant of Riverview on Friday, November 3, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at the Moncton Hospital.

    Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, he was the son of the late Arthur and Bertha (MacLellan) Grant. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Sharon (Weatherby) Grant, his sons: Todd (Jocelyn) Grant, Derrick (Lori) Grant, Scott (Kerry) Grant, sisters: Diane (Joe) Metz, Peggy (Donald) MacLeod, Shelley Barry, brothers: Danny (Bonita) Grant, Troy (Trish) Grant, grandchildren: Alex, Jillian, Rachel, Isaac, Samuel, Maggie, Drew, Mya, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his infant brother Kevin.

    Jim was formerly employed as an Air Traffic Controller and had retired following a career spanning nearly 40 years. He was well respected among his fellow controllers, and during this time, he once served as the Regional Director for CATCA and ended his career in a NAV Canada management role. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, winemaking, fishing and sailing. He was also an avid antique car fan and worked tirelessly to restore his beloved 1929 Model A Coupe.

    Married for 54 years, Jim loved travelling to Europe and Florida; golfing and Friday night date nights with the love of his life. He was a loving husband, father and Papa who enjoyed time with his family, including the annual Grant family lobster party at the cottage in Shediac Cape. He volunteered his talent and time over 15 years with Christmas Aid and more recently with the R.A.C. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church where he once served on the Board of Trustees.

    Jim was a Mason and proud member of Howard Lodge No. 15 F&AM in Hillsborough, who will hold a memorial service November 8, at 5:45 PM from the funeral home.

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   Robert 'Rob' Fleming (QM)
Robert "Rob" Fleming, 1948-2017

  Robert (Rob) Donald Fleming, 68, of Colpitts Settlement passed away peacefully with his family by his side, after a brief illness, at the Moncton Hospital on November 28th, 2017.

  Born in Montreal to Ruth (Stewart) Fleming and the late Dr. Paul Fleming, he worked as an Air Traffic Controller for Nav Canada for 28 years. Rob was a family man caring for everyone especially his wife in her illness, and over the years was a friend to many pets.

  He will be sadly missed by his mother Ruth of Halifax, son Chris of St. John's, daughter Angela (Doug) Howatt of Petitcodiac, grandson Nicholas, 3 step grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, brothers John of Halifax, and Charlie of Amherst. Rob was predeceased by his wife Karen, brother David and his father Paul.

  A Celebration of Rob's life will be held from Armstrong's Funeral Chapel, 33 Russell St., Petitcodiac (756-3361) on Thursday, November 30 at 2pm.

  Memorials to the Moncton SPCA of a charity of the donors choosing would be appreciated by the family.

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   George Alan 'Al' Holt (WG)

    GEORGE ALAN HOLT November 11, 1934 November 2, 2017 It is with great sadness that the family of George Alan Holt, of Petersfield, MB, announce his passing. On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Selkirk Regional Hospital, with his son and niece by his side, Alan lost his third battle with cancer, just days short of his 83rd birthday.

    Alan leaves behind his sons, Mark (Pearl), Greg (Tina); grandchildren, Stephen, Robert, Brittany, Justin and Kaytlyn; brother Ted (Ruth); sister Ann; sister-in-law Peggy; special friend Irene, along with all his wonderful nieces and nephews. Alan is predeceased by his parents; sister Helen; and brothers, Tom and Jim; sister-in-law Edna; and brother-in-law Ken. Special thanks to all the family and friends who found the time to visit Al during his short stay in the hospital.

    Respecting Alan's wishes, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place with interment to follow at a later date, where his ashes will be laid with his parents in Stonewall, MB. In care of arrangements


   from Phil Gies:  Al's hobbies were playing the guitar, singing and target shooting. He was good with all of them. I always enjoyed his company.
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   Laura Bangs (WG)

   Laura Arline Mary Bangs, April 10, 1927 - October 30, 2017

   Laura Bangs passed away peacefully on October 30, 2017 at Seven Oaks Hospital.

   She will be remembered by her son Robert, daughter-in-law Christine, and her beloved granddaughter Belle.

   Laura moved to Winnipeg from Thunder Bay in 1964. She was employed by the Federal Government - Public Works and Transport Canada for 22 years before retiring in 1988.

   At her request, there will be no formal funeral service. Flowers are gratefully declined. 2The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Riverside Lions, as well as the nurses and doctors at Victoria Hospital and Seven Oaks Hospital, for the excellent care given to Laura over the past years. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB (204) 338 0331


   from: Phil Gies  Laura was the front office manager when I transferred to WG ACC in 1976. Always a good person to work with and a good sense of humour.
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   Andrew "Boney" Bonar (VR)

    Andrew William "Boney" Bonar, born New Westminster January 7th, 1966 and passed away October 13th, 2017 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, BC after a long battle with brain cancer.

    Andrew is remembered by his loving wife Jeanette and children Kate and Cameron, sisters Gwen (Craig) Ruddick, Judy (Grant) Rowbotham, Debbie (Mel) Parsons, and Brenda (Doug Atkinson) Stewart, sister-in-law Charlene (Scott) Jamieson, and their families, friends from NAV Canada, and many families and friends from the Highland dancing and piping communities.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mary Pattison Chapel at Pacific Academy, 10238 168 St., Surrey, BC at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.

    In 2016, Andrew created the Boney Music Invitational to raise monies for brain cancer research. At his request, the BC Pipers Association will be continuing his legacy with this competition and charity fundraising event. The family would greatly appreciate donations to the BC Pipers Association to further the development of piping and events which were dear to Andrew. Donations can be made here: http://www.bcpipers.org/services/donations/


   from John Reid:  It is with a very heavy heart that I send this email to share with you the passing of one of our family this afternoon.. Andrew Bonar,  Supervisor in Vancouver High. Andrew battled his illness bravely, and our grief, thoughts and condolences for his family are hard to put in to words, but know that he was surrounded by those that loved him. Andrew was an amazing dad to his kids, a World class bagpiper and an excellent air traffic controller.. an awesome person and our friend. I know this will be very difficult for many people in this FIR, as he was a person that had an impact on everyone he met and know that he will be missed immensely flag has been placed half mast in memory of Andrew and will remain this way through the weekend.
   Pipes|Drums:  ... Bonar learned his piping at first from his father and then with the Grade 2 Abbotsford Legion Pipe Band under Pipe-Major Ian McDowell. Bonar would become one of the most accomplished pipers to come out of western Canada, and North America, for that matter, guided by Jack Lee for most of his long career.
Andrew Bonar was a stalwart member of the Grade 1 Simon Fraser University since 1980, winning the World Pipe Band Championship six times, and in the prize-list 25 times out of his 29 appearances with the band at the World's. He also played with the Grade 1 78th Fraser Highlanders for two years while studying to become an air traffic controller.
As a solo piper Bonar won many top prizes, including the British Columbia Pipers Association Professional Knockout seven times and a record 20 times as a finalist, the MacCrimmon Cairn for piobaireachd four times at the BCPA's Annual Gathering, four times BCPA Grand Aggregate winner, and in 2010 won the Silver Medal at the Northern Meeting. For all who were fortunate enough to know him, "Boney" was one of the most popular, intelligent and funny people they'd come across. He had a mischievous charm, and photographic memory for numbers and details, able to recall exact placings and points from pipe band judges from World Championships decades ago. His aptitude for numbers and detail, and grace under pressure, were applied to his professional as an accomplished air traffic controller at the Vancouver International Airport.

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   Maurice (Moe) Fredrick (YZ)

    MOORE, Maurice (Moe) Fredrick - Passed away, age 86, peacefully in his sleep Oct. 12th at the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

    He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Betty, dear father to Joanne and Glen grandfather to Chris, Meagan and Jasmine. Predeceased by his son Stephen, parents, a brother and sisters.

    A celebration of life will take place at the 406 sqdn (406 1st Ave W.), on Oct. 22, 2 until 4 pm. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to the charity of your choice


   from Larry Varrin:  I knew Moe as an ATC assistant in YYZ ACC in the 60s.
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   Steve Hall (EG)

    Stephen (Steve) Leslie Hall, November 4, 1947 - September 30, 2017

    On September 30, 2017, Stephen passed away peacefully at his home with his sons at his side at the age of 69. He is survived by his loving sons Shane and Donovan, his siblings; Catherine, David, Gerald (Gerry), Shirley, Deborah (Debbie), Susan (Susie), Philip (Phil), James (Jimmy) his grandchildren Aleisha, Sierra and Keenan as well as many nieces and nephews; Bruce, Jillian (Jill), Dennis, Katelyn, Damien, Jennifer, Darcy, Megan and Jesse. Stephen was pre-deceased by his son Kelly, brothers Raymond (Ray) and Richard (Ritchie), Jimmy (Jim) and mother Carol. He will be sadly missed but warmly remembered.

    A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530 - 116 st, Edmonton Alberta where refreshments will be served and memories will be shared. All guests are welcome to join the family after the service at Pub 1905 (a favourite meeting place for Steve, his sons, family and friends for over 20 years) located at 10525 Jasper Avenue for a glass of wine, chicken wings and to share stories of his life


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Jim Pischak for passing along this notice.
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   Ron 'Farmer' Hewett (WG)

    RONALD JAMES HEWETT November 15 1932 - September 27, 2017.

    It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Ron Hewett, aged 84, on Wednesday, September 27. He leaves to mourn his wife Dorothy, of 63 years; his children and grandchildren: Kurt (Tammy Johnson), Haley and Kelsey; Todd (Debbie), Kristian (Keaton) and Andrew (Karlen); Richard (Kathee), Joseph, Rebecca (Derek East), Elisabeth and Olivia; Laura (Ashley Smith), Joshua and Maia; his sister Shirley Cipryk; brother Bob (Vera); brother Ken (Anthea); sister-in-law Helen Millar, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ron was predeceased by his parents William (Bill) and Mary Hewett.

    Ron was born in 1932 in Winnipeg, MB, the oldest of four siblings and grew up on the family farm in Oak Bluff, MB. He was an intellectual man and a gifted mechanic and athlete. He loved cars, planes and all sports but his first passion was baseball. In 2005 Ron was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. He met his "beautiful brunette", Dorothy Rhodes in 1950. They married in 1955 and had four children. Ron and Dorothy lived in Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Ottawa.
    Ron worked as mechanic for Trans Canada Airlines (Air Canada) until he found another passion in his life, air traffic control. In 1965, Ron and Dorothy moved back to the family farm where he farmed and worked as an Air Traffic Controller for the next 35 years.

    An important part of Ron's ATC career was being an instrumental part of the "Gimli Glider" airline incident that happened in 1983.

    Over the years, Ron was an outstanding leader in the Oak Bluff community, helping develop the arena and baseball diamonds as well as coaching various hockey, ringette, and baseball teams. Ron enjoyed travelling and took up downhill skiing in his 50s. Even though Ron had many passions, his true passion was his family. Spending endless amounts of time with them he truly was a pillar of support. He will always be remembered as a private man with unlimited energy, strength and perseverance, who always gave his best for others. He will forever be remembered amongst us in heart, mind and thought as a man who made a difference. He was dearly loved and will be missed.

    With Ron's failing health, we know that visits were difficult. However, moving forward please feel free to drop in for a cup of tea with Dorothy. We wish to thank Starbuck Home Care, MacDonald Ambulance, and the Victoria General Hospital for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Oak Bluff Community Club. A private memorial service will be held at the family farm in Oak Bluff along with a private interment service at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 204-885-9715. Publish Date: Sep 30, 2017


   from Phil Gies:   For a first person account of the 'Gimli Glider' by Len Daczko click here.
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   Nelson Pert (QX/QM/FC)

  The peaceful passing of Nelson Blythe Pert, beloved father, grand father, great grand-father, neighbour and friend occurred on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in the Palliative Care Unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital at the age of 88. Nelson was welcomed into our world on September 25, 1928 with his identical twin brother Norman, in Jacksonville, Carleton County, New Brunswick. Nelson and Norman were the youngest of 10 children born to William and Margaret Pert, Scottish immigrants escaping poverty in their homeland during the depression. His Dad fought in WW1 for Scotland and WW2 for Canada.

  Nelson grew up in Saint John, NB and after graduating from Saint John High School and attending Vocational School, his long career started as a Morse Code wireless operator (Sparky) on ships that travelled the world where he was introduced to an ongoing love for languages including Greek and Spanish. He spent time in the Canadian north where he learned the local language there and the art of how to build an igloo, which he eagerly demonstrated in later years to students at Park Street School in Fredericton, NB.

  In the early 50’s, from a suggestion of a friend, he took a chance and applied for an interview for Air Traffic Controller training. He was accepted to class when the instructor asked “What makes you think you’re smart enough to be an Air Traffic Controller? To which he answered, “I don’t Sir, but I expect to be trained.” His career led to towers in Gander, Newfoundland, Moncton and finally Fredericton where he became a trainer himself until his retirement.

  Nelson was predeceased by his beloved wife, Margrate Lillian (Downey) in 2008. They were married in Saint John, NB in 1953 and eventually settled in Fredericton, NB to raise their 6 children together. Other children in the neighbourhood would knock on the door and ask “Can Mr. Pert come out to play?” The family enjoyed sailing, iceboating, skiing, skating, camping and long drives to Florida down I-95. Together, Nelson and Margrate spent several years assisting immigrant families to Canada and young foreign students at UNB. To them, Nelson is their Canadian Father.

  The house was full of the music with Nelson’s guitar, fiddle and mouth-organ and Margrate’s accordion. As an avid hunter, he enjoyed getting away in the fall with his many great hunting buddies where he took on the esteemed roles of chief cook and entertainer.

  As witnessed by the wonderful staff of the Surgical Ward and Palliative Care Unit at the Saint John Regional, Nelson will be remembered by everyone he touched for his undying sense of humor and appreciation for life and everything around him.

  Nelson is survived by his sister, Jessie Pert Comben (Calgary, AB); six children, Robert (Judy) Pert, Elizabeth (Dave) MacDonald, Jeannie Pert, Calvin (Tricia) Pert, Evelyn (Randy) Savage, Alistair Pert; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren (plus 2 more on the way).

  A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at York Funeral Home, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton, NB. Interment will take place at a later date in the fall at McKenzie Corner near Woodstock, New Brunswick.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice at www.yorkfh.com

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   Howard Saunders (QX)

    HOWARD SAUNDERS passed peacefully away at the Caribou Veteran's Pavilion, St. John's, on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the age of 92.

    The family would first like to thank the beautiful people who cared for our father at the Pavilion. Words cannot express our gratitude for his care during his time as a resident of the Pavillion, especially after the loss of the love of his life, Phyllis, last year.

    Howard was predeceased by Phyllis, adventure partner of 70 years, baby daughter Marguerite, also much loved parents Robert and Ethel, and siblings Kathleen, Elsie and Albert. He leaves in sorrow his five loving children and families: Jacqueline (Brian); Barbara (Edgar), Alex and Ben; Sharon (Lorne), Christopher (Robyn), great-grandson Orion, and Patrick (Rebecca); Howard Robert; and Kimberley. Also sadly missed by his sisters and their families: Phyllis (George); Ethel (Bruce); Betty (Val); sister-in-law Clarice (Albert). Howard also leaves behind the great friends whom he and Phyllis came to know and cherish in Gander where they raised their family, volunteered and served their community well. He will be especially missed by friends and family in Glovertown, Traytown, and Gambo where he and Phyllis had deep roots.

    They enjoyed a rich family life, an active faith, unquenchable curiosity
and many summers of freedom on the Terra Nova River in their log cabin along side the Riggs family. Many's the yarn spun, friends made, a scoff shared, card games won and happy songs sung with friends wherever they wandered together.

    The family welcomes all to a simple funeral service at their much beloved house of worship: St. Edward's Anglican Church, Glovertown, on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Edward's Anglican Church or the Ken Diamond Park, Glovertown, as both were dear to his heart.



   from Ron Chafe:  Howard was a Controller at Gander Center since its opening.  He was an excellent controller and was held in respect and liking by his fellow workers.  He was a personal friend of mine whom I held in high regard. I had the privilege of visiting with him and his wife Phyllis during his stay at the Veteran's Pavilion  of the Miller Center in St. John's and I spent many good hours reminiscing  about the old days in Gander.  Many people in Gander  will be sorry to hear about his passing because he was a prominent volunteer in many of the town's projects and activities.
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   Ron Goyetche (HZ/QM/HQ)

   Ronald Goyetch eof Bedford N.S, age 76, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at home. Born in Halifax, he was the son of the late Fred and Estelle (Fougere) Goyetche.

   He was employed for many years as an air traffic controller and later manager at Transport Canada and NAV Canada until his retirement.

   Ronald is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Lynda, two sons, Floyd (Kathy), Michael (Denise), daughter, Melinda (Russell) Beakhouse; his grandchildren, Scott, Meaghan and Sarah; brothers, Kenneth (Barb) and Paul; sisters, Marilyn (John) Patton and Donna (Allan) Fancy, as well as several nieces and nephews.

   Donations may be made in Ronald's name to the Canadian Pancreatic Cancer Society. In keeping with Ron's wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to the T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 26 Esquire Lane, Bedford, NS 902-835-4212 Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.tjtracey.com

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   Doug Dahl (EG)

  DAHL, Douglas Ross, October 25, 1934 – August 21, 2017

  Douglas Ross Dahl passed away in Edmonton Monday morning. Born in Portage la Prairie Manitoba, Doug grew up on the 'East Side' and had lots of great stories about that time in life.

  After graduating Portage Collegiate Doug became an Air Traffic Controller. This led him to Calgary, Edmonton and Leduc during a 30 year career.

  Doug was a snowbird in Arizona for more than 25 years with Irene after retiring.

  Douglas is survived by his 3 children Brad (Renee), Craig (Shelley) and Bobbi-Jo (Perry), his 3 stepchildren Linda, (Jim), Jim (Carol), Theresa (Michael). Irene Dahl, his second wife, predeceased Doug in 2015. Doug is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren, his brother Bob Dahl and sister Carol Brown, and first wife Joyce Dahl

  Service at St Peters Lutheran Church August 29 at 1:00 p.m. in Leduc (780) 986-2038


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Scotty Hamilton for passing along this passing.
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   George Curran (VR)

    George (Scotty) Ballantyne Curran. December 7th 1942 - August 16th 2017. Peacefully in the Acute Care Ward at South Okanogan hospital, following a long, hard, colourful bout of the good life. George, a confirmed bachelor, had two brothers (deceased) and one sister. He has no survivors, that we know of, unless you include those of us who knew him well and have survived him! (He would have loved that one!).

    Born in Ayr, Scotland, he was formerly with the Board of Trade, became a private pilot, then an Air Traffic Controller in the UK. He came to Canada and became a controller with Transport Canada in the 60's. His final posting was in the Vancouver Area Control Centre, West Side, and finished off his career by overseeing the operational implementation and training of the RAMP radar modernization program.

    Post retirement George bought a home in Gibraltar and lived there for 6 years. He was advised to leave there suddenly (there's a great George story there) and so returned to Canada. For ten years he had two camper vans, one in North America which he used from April till October here, and another in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, where he toured the entire country from October till March - the endless summer. In 2012 he finally settled in Osoyoos BC where he loved the hot dry summers and crossed the globe on first class round-the-world tickets during the winter.

    He started to decline during the past three years, ending this week. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be remembered for his incredible story telling abilities, his thick brogue, and his reluctance to give his opinion... bazinga.

    Have a safe flight George. Hope it's a precision approach and not a back course. As per his expressed wishes, George had no viewing, was cremated, and his ashes are to be dispersed along the river where he grew up near Glasgow. A celebration of his life is in the works. Condolences may be sent to BGCurran@telus.net


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Brian Harvey for forwarding this information about George.
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   Donald Boyce (UL)

    BOYCE, Donald (1947 - 2017)

    À Sainte-Agathe, le 3 août 2017, à l'âge de 69 ans, est décédé M. Donald Boyce. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Mme Monique Angrignon, ses enfants Éric (Sophie), Patrick (Marilyne), Marc, Audrey (Jean-Claude), ses petits-enfants Flynn, Arlette, Paul, Henri, William, Édouard, Alexandre, ses frères Henry, Norman, ses soeurs Margaret (Roger), Thérèse, sa belle-soeur Lisette Côté, neveux, nièces ainsi que plusieurs autres parents et amis.

    La famille recevra les condoléances le mercredi 9 août 2017 de 10h à 12h, de 14 h à 17h et de 19h à 22h. Une réunion de prières aura lieu le jeudi 10 août 2017 à 11 h au salon. Ouverture du salon jeudi dès 10 h. Votre marque de sympathie peut se traduire par un don à la Société Canadienne du cancer, cartes disponibles au salon.


   from Phil Gies:  Donald was a good controller to work with, always pleasant and very outgoing. Thanks to Larry Boulet for passing along this notice.
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   Alvin Hawrylyshen (VR)

   HAWRYLYSHEN, Alvin, December 9, 1935 - July 10, 2017

   On July 10, 2017 at the age of 81 years, Alvin Hawrylyshen passed away. He was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba on December 9, 1935, the seventh child to Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen (nee Marak).

   He is survived by his daughters: Shelley (Steve Cameron), Teresa and grandchild Nikki. He is also survived by brother Ernie (Helen); sisters: Victoria Balyk, Shirley (Matt) Chychowski as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Sallee, parents, Micheal and Anastasia Hawrylyshen; his brothers: Wasyl (Bill), Dmytro (Matt) and Maurice; sisters: Elsie Proskin and Anne Gashyna.

   He was raised on the family farm in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. He embarked in a career as an Air Traffic Controller, living in Port Moody, BC, Goose Bay, Labrador, Richmond, Surrey and White Rock, BC, until his retirement. Upon retiring, he and Sallee moved to Peachland, BC, where they enjoyed their beautiful home overlooking the lake and enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends. When Sallee passed on, Alvin moved to Kelowna, BC to be closer to family.
   A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date and Interment will follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Kjell Sundin for forwarding this information about Alvin.
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   James E. Jordan (VR)

   Jim Jordan passed away 9am, Sunday, June 4th at the Richmond General Hospital. He was 85.

   He is survived by sons Tim and Leonard and predeceased by his wife Evlin.

   Jim's began his career in aviation as a radio operator on the prairies and met his wife Evlin in North Battleford. He was transferred to Abbotsford as an RO. While at Abbotsford they learned TC was going to send him WAY up NORTH or back to the prairies and his wife said she would not go. Jim switched into ATC and never looked back. He trained in WG and ended up at VR ACC in charge of training.

    As per Jim's instructions there will be no public service or celebration of life.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Brian Harvey for forwarding this information about Jim.
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   Robert 'Bob' Randall (VR)

   Robert (Bob) Randall March 3, 1943 - May 15, 2017.

   Bob passed away suddenly at his home in Richmond May 15, 2017 at the age of 74. Predeceased by daughter Noreen and sister Bonnie, Bob leaves behind his wife Darlene and her daughter Tammy his son Robert (Shannon) sister Fran (Don) and brother Bill (Karen).

   Bob's quick wit and amazing sense of humour will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Bob was proud of his career as a YVR Air Traffic Controller and his various involvements with the Aviation industry.

   Celebration of life will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2pm at UBC Boathouse 7277 River Rd., Richmond. No flowers by request.

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   Marv Schiissler (WG)

   Marv Schiissler passed away Tuesday May 10th from sudden heart failure at his home in Okotoks Alberta. At Marv's request there will be no funeral or memorial service.


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Reg Webb for forwarding this information about Marv.
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   Michael 'Mike' Evaschesen (WG)

   MICHAEL EVASCHESEN On May 8, 2017, after a brief illness, Michael Evaschesen passed away at the age of 77, with family by his side.

   Michael is survived by his wife, Louise, Jaclyn (Wayne Warkentin), grandson Walker, and Donalee (Dave Sharratt), grandchildren Emily and Ryder. He also leaves to mourn, his siblings Elizabeth (Murray Burt), Peter (Beth Evaschesen), Jeannie (Chris Brewer), and Alice (Neil Marvin), in-laws June Evaschesen, Kent (Judy) Lynn, Vic Peters and Pat (Murray) Frost, and many nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his parents Michael and Jean, siblings John, Christine, and niece, Lindsay.

   Michael was born in Regina, SK and remained a Roughrider fan until the end. In 1960, Michael married Louise, and became an Air Traffic Controller. Together, they thrived in Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. In 1984, Michael retired from the dry cleaning business, and in 1997 he retired after 37 years as an Air Traffic Controller to focus on his other passions: spending time with his family and friends, travelling often to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Arizona, also to Hawaii, Cuba, Mexico and Disneyland, landscaping, building, hosting tent parties in his yard, playing crib, cooking, wine making and watching movies.

   Our family would like to thank Seven Oaks Hospital, doctors and nurses, especially Dr. T. Fatoya, Dr. J. Johnston, Dr. G. Vasquez-Grande, and the people of Health Sciences Centre ICU. If so desired, donations may be made to the Seven Oaks School Division Foundation or the Seven Oaks Hospital Foundation. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street with Rev. Mary Best officiating. Interment will follow at a later date. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044. Publish Date: May 11, 2017

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   Jerry Kopecky (WG)

   Jerry Kopecky, 80, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully on April 14,2017 at his home.

   Born in Minitonas, Manitoba to Miroslav and Elizabeth Kopecky, he lived mst of his life in Minitonas. Jerry is survived by his son, David (Sherri); grandsons, Jonah and Samuel, and many loving family and friends. Jerry was predeceased by his loving wife, Beatrice Kopecky and his parents, Miroslav and Elizabeth Kopecky.

   Jerry worked at various jobs throughout his life, but he was most proud of his work as an air traffic controller. Jerry loved sports, especially hockey, and was a fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. Jerry was a very approachable person and would engage most anyone in conversation. A lot of people knew him as "Jolly Jerry". He also enjoyed reading and was passionate about politics. Jerry was a believer in Jesus Christ and enjoyed many different types of Christian music, his favorite being George Beverly Shea.

   Jerry loved his grandchildren and was pleased to see them pursuing hockey and playing an instrument, both things that he enjoyed. A special thank you to George Anderson, the staff of Sterling House and Jerry's homecare workers for their care and support. Funeral services for Jerry will be at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Minitonas on Saturday, April 29 at 11:O0am. Jerry will be laid to rest at Minitonas Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Founda- tion of Canada or the Canadian Mental Health Association.



   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Malcolm 'Duke' Dewar for forwarding this information about Jerry.

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   Howard Schafer (YC)

   Howard Schafer: June 11, 1932 ~ April 11, 2017

   Mr. Howard Schafer of Drumheller passed away from heart failure on April 11, 2017 in Calgary surrounded by his loving family.

   Howard was born on June 11, 1932 in Tudor, Alberta to Fred and Joan Schafer, he was raised in East Coulee, Alberta.

   Howard held many positions as a young man; such as working on the railroad as a Blacksmith; a navigator in the Air Force, before joining the Department of Transportation as an Air Traffic Controller, a position which he held for over 30 years.

   Howard married Viola Bischke on May 29, 1954 and together they had five children; Terry, Debbie, Linda, Thomas and Nancy. He is survived by his 5 children, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Howard is predeceased by his wife; Viola, his parents; Fred and Joan Schafer, brother; Joseph.



   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Jim Hall for forwarding this information about Howard.
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   Tom Duke (QM)

   It is with profound sadness that the family of the late Thomas Roy Duke announce his passing. Following a short battle with esophageal cancer, surrounded by his loving family, Tom passed on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Tracadie, NB, he was the son of the late John and Margaret (Golding) Duke

   Tom was a retired Air Traffic Controller with Nav- Canada in Riverview. He was also LCol (Red't) CO of The 8th Canadian Hussars. After serving in the CAF home and abroad for 42 years, Tom's interests were anything involving airplanes, military and travel. As well as being an entrepreneur and having a passion for business, he thoroughly enjoyed making a deal with everyone he had business with. His passion for business, work, and helping the less fortunate made for a very busy life which he thrived on. He was never idle but always had time for the most important part of his life - his family, which he was very proud of.

    He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Judy (Mawhinney); children Natalie, Thomas Jr., and Emma; his special friend, "Paws"; brothers Richard (Paulette) and Kenneth both of Fredericton; father-in-law Ralph Mawhinney; brother-in-law John Mawhinney; as well as his nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant brother Gary; an infant sister Margaret; and his mother-in-law Irene Mawhinney.

   The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 with parish prayers and sharing of memories taking place at 7:30pm. A funeral service will take place at Cobb's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30am with Father Charles Broderick presiding and Rev. Jerry Reddy assisting. In lieu of flowers, Tom would appreciate donations to Hospice Moncton, Charlotte Co. Cancer Society, Local Food Banks or a memorial of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   David 'Blake' Doerksen (BD) (WG)


   Born in Carman, MB on January 8, 1947, Blake passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 at the Grace Hospital with friends and family by his side.

   Blake leaves behind his mother Muriel Doerksen of Carman, sons David (Linda) of Oakville, ON, Jason (Sue) of Mitchell, MB, 5 grandchildren, brother Dennis (Marlene) of Carman, and sisters Diane Duncan of Winnipeg, Joanne (Darren) Gunn of Edmonton, AB, and sister-in-law Norma of Gimli, as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Abe and brother Garth.

   Blake always wanted to become an air traffic controller. Being too young for ATC after graduating high school in Graysville, he started as a meteorological technician in La Ronge SK.  When he was 21 he qualified as an air traffic controller and worked in Brandon, Regina, St. Andrews, Kenora and finally Winnipeg Terminal where he worked for 25 years before retiring in 1996.  He was held in high esteem by his peers.

   BD was an avid golfer (the six-pack tour will remember), dabbled in horse racing for a time, and was skilled at cribbage, Scrabble, and crosswords.  His vast circle of friends from the Dale, the Charley and the Legion knew his door was always open, his truck was always available, and he was always there if you needed a hand or a chat.

   Blake appreciated the continuous support of his friends and family over the past months.  In particular the assistance of his sister Diane and friends Leanne Martin and Ron Zurba when his sons couldn't be there.

   Per Blake's wishes, a private family interment will take place at a later date.  A celebration of Blake's life will be held April 9 at the Charleswood Curling Club from 2-5pm.

   The family would request that in lieu of flowers, donations in Blake's name can be made to Cancer Care MB, or the Grace Hospital in appreciation of the care Blake received.
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   Terry Lewis (WG)

   TERENCE LYNN LEWIS Born on July 17, 1952, Terry passed peacefully at home on March 24, 2017. Terry (aka Louie) (aka Steve Steele) is survived by his loving wife Lorraine, sons Matt, Rob and Mike (Kami) and granddaughter Gwynned; brothers Barry (Marlene) and Wayne (Donna); sister Arlene, and nephews, nieces and hundreds of great friends who were family.

   Terry spent his life in the world of aviation, from a small child hanging out with his dad at the Regina Flying Club, to an adult with a 35 year career as an Air Traffic Controller, paralleled with 40 years as a pilot. His other passions were scuba diving and the Air Cadet League of Manitoba, where he served as Provincial Chairman, receiving the Douglas Inglis Award for distinguished service and the National Volunteer Service Medal [Terry Lewis served the Air Cadet Program initially as a Civilian Instructor and CIC with 42 RCACS in Regina. He became a Director of the Manitoba Provincial Committee in 2003, Vice-Chair then Chair in 2006 and Advisory Board Member since 2009. Terry was a National League Governor in 2009. He was awarded the National Air Cadet League Certificate of Honour in 2010 and the Manitoba Air Cadet League's Distinguished Service Award in 2016].

   His devotion to his family and friends is the legacy he wished to leave as a lasting memory.

   A very special thank you to Dr. Kim Wiebe, Dr. Adrian Robertson, Erin, Megan, Kaitlyn, Stonewall Home Care - Michelle Loehmer, Cathy Rudyk, Rhonda Olson, Scott and Santos. Your passion, empathy and care during this time were deeply appreciated. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. This is to be a happy, casual event and at Terry's request, each person is expected to tell a joke - good or bad! In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Winnipeg Humane Society or the Air Cadet League of Manitoba. MacKenzie Funeral Home Stonewall 204-467-2525 info@mackenziefh.com


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   Ted Pischak (XE)

   Ted Pischak January 6th 1928-March 23rd 2017.

   Dads wish to remain in his home came to pass as he gently slipped away in the early hours of Thursday March 23 2017. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion, of 59 years in 2010, his brother Walter, on January 28th 2017, and both his parents Nic and Victoria Pischak. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children: daughter Gail, sons Jim and his daughter Victoria (Matt and sons Owen and Alex) and Blair and his daughter Natasha. Ted's sister Helen Pishak is the last surviving sibling.

   Dad and his family grew up in Hafford, Saskatchewan.  While working at North Battleford Hospital, Dad met the love of his life Marion, who also worked at the hospital, and in 1951 they were married. In 1956 dad started training to become an air traffic controller. He retired in 1984 and always said he enjoyed more years of retirement than actual years of work. Dad loved to golf and spend time on his ham radio. In his younger years as mom and dad were raising a family, dads happiest times were in Waskesui trailering, boating and fishing with his family and playing endless games of cards. Later in life and into retirement mom and dad spent 17 winters in Mesa where he continued his love of golfing, playing pool and spending time with their southern friends.

   In the last 6 years of dads life, Blair became dads full time care giver and companion. It's because of that devotion and love dad lived the quality life he did while battling dementia and his biggest wish to remain in his home was realized.

   The family would like to thank The Seniors First Program. This innovative program provided first rate medical care so dad could remain comfortable and avoid endless trips to the hospital.  Thank you to Nurse Next Door who provided both professional and loving care to our dad on a daily basis.  A special thank you to Katherine from Nurse Next Door as she made mornings comfortable on so many levels.  To Dr. Nave, Dr. Atcha and Dr. Hizo-Abes, a heartfelt thank you for your care, you compassion and your ability to quickly respond to dads changing needs.

   Dad was first and foremost a family man. He had a sweet, gentle character and a wry sense of humor that brought ready smiles and laughs to all he encountered. Through the way Dad lived his life we learned loyalty to family, honesty, the value of hard work and above all gentleness, kindness and quiet steadfast love. He will live on in our hearts and how we live our lives based on what he taught us.

   At dads request, private interment.  Memorial service to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Arrangements in care of Martens Warman Funeral Home (306) 934-4888.

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   Cliff Johanson (WG)

   CLIFFORD JOHANSON Cliff Johanson, aged 85, passed away on March 14, 2017 at the Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg.

   Cliff was born on December 16, 1931 in Langruth, Manitoba, one of nine surviving children of Johann and Birgitta Johanson. Cliff is survived by Lois, his beloved wife of 61 years; daughter, Lisa Bowman (Bruce); granddaughters, Lindsay, Hilary and Colleen and sister-in-law Marian, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Joe, Bjarni, Ole and Steine, and sisters, Bea, Laura, Sarah & Helga.

   From a very young age Cliff was fascinated with airplanes and flying. He obtained his pilot's license in his early twenties and joined the Federal Department of Transport in 1953 as an Air Traffic Controller. He progressed through the ranks and was ultimately promoted to the position of Deputy Administrator, Central Region; the position that he held when he retired in June 1983

   Cliff was also an eager student and obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Manitoba. After retirement Cliff and Lois lived in Sweden from 1983 to 1984, where Cliff attended the University of Stockholm. Cliff was especially proud of his Icelandic heritage. On returning home from Sweden he and Lois settled in Gimli, Manitoba and spent many happy years there on the shores of Lake Winnipeg

   Lois and her family would like to thank all of Cliff and Lois's friends who helped during a difficult time, with special thanks to Terry and Heather Brownlee and Pat Savoie. The family also wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude to the staff on the second floor at Golden West Centennial Lodge for their tremendous kindness and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army. In keeping with Cliff's wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no service.

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   John 'Jack' Brown (WG/HQ)

   JOHN (JACK) BROWN On Monday February 6, 2017 Jack passed away peacefully at Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 83 years.

   He is survived by his wife of 59 years Pat; sons, Mel and Doug (Heather); sister Margaret (Len) and his many grandchildren who will sadly miss him. He was predeceased by his son Robert.

   Jack had a love of flying throughout his life, being a Lt. Colonel in the 402 Squadron, an air traffic controller, and airways specialist with the Ministry of Transport until his retirement.

   The family would like to extend their gratitude to the ICU staff at Seven Oaks Hospital for their compassionate care. In accordance with his wishes no public memorial service will be held.

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   Kenneth "Ken" Kirton (WG)

   KENNETH KIRTON Suddenly, on January 30, 2017, Kenneth Ross Kirton passed away.

   Ken (or Kenny K. as he was affectionately known) was born January 27, 1930, in Portage la Prairie to Gordon and Rose Kirton. Ken was predeceased by both his parents; his wife Lorraine; two sons, Gordon and Murray; his brother Gordon and two sisters, Velma and Eileen. He leaves to mourn his daughter Jonina Kirton (Gary); son Robert (Tracy) and grandchildren, Jessie, Benjamin, Caleb and Gabrielle.

   Right after high school, Ken joined the Royal Canadian Navy, serving in the Korean War. His time as a Radar Controller led to his career as an Air Traffic Controller. Ken married Lorraine Denham in 1954 and they had four children. Even after losing his wife and two of his sons, he remained an optimistic and positive person.

   Ken excelled at all sports (even bowling!) but hockey was his game. He played for the Navy team as well as numerous Junior and Senior teams in Canada. While Ken no longer played hockey, he still spent as much time at the rink as possible, never missing any of his grandchildren's games. His oldest grandson, Jessie, lived in B.C., and Ken would often ask to see updates about him on Facebook. Ken loved spending time with his family and his friends at the Silver Heights Restaurant.
   Ken, we adored you and you will be missed by many. Memorial service will be on Monday, February 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Church of the Rock, 1397 Buffalo Place. Winnipeg, MB.


   from Ron Zurba: Worked with Kenny in air traffic control in Winnipeg. Learned many a trick from him, he always applied common sense and casually moved air traffic along at an amazing rate. Came to know Kenny outside of work at the numerous debriefing sessions the crew would have at the Hangar after our shift. Kenny went through so much in his life but always had a smile on his face and would always offer a helping hand if required.
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   Bill White (VR)

   January 12, 1935 - January 29, 2017 - William "Bill" Alton White of Oliver, BC. Beloved husband of 26 years to Dolores, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at McKinney Place on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at the age of 82 years.

   He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Dolores, children: Patricia (Tony) McGill and David (Aileen) White; grandchildren: Levi Stanley-Clarke, Rebecca Stanley-Clarke, Fraser White, Ayla White; great-grandchildren: Stephen, Damien and Donovan as well as by Ken McCreary, John Bieker and numerous extended family.

   Bill was born and raised in Vancouver. He became an air traffic controller and went on to be chief of the air traffic control tower at Vancouver International Airport and Prince George Airport earning him 35 years of Distinguished Service with the Federal Government.

   For over 30 years, Bill was an avid hunter with his buddies Bruce, Brian and John. Our father was a master woodsman, a devoted husband, father and family man. Bill will be forever remembered for his high moral and ethical character and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

   Memorial donations in Bill's honour may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society (565 10th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4J4). A Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Graham Funeral Home, 5920 Kootenay Street, Oliver, BC. To share condolences, please visit www.grahamfuneralhome.ca. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Graham Funeral Home, Oliver, BC, 250-498-3833.


   from Ron Hay: Bill was a great controller and a lot of fun to work with. I enjoyed his company immensely as a controller in the ACC and the Regional Office.
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   William 'Bill' Haufschild (WG)

   William Charles (Bill) Haufschild, June 30, 1933 - Jan 17, 2017

   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father on January 17, 2017. Bill was the son of Ernest and Anita Haufschild and predeceased by his sisters Eleanor Gidden and Betty Peever. He is survived by his children, Dan Haufschild (Jocelyn), John Haufschild and Carol McDonald (Jamie) as well as his grandchildren, great grandchildren and dear family friend Hermann Schweizer.

   Bill had a love for wildlife, a passion for horses, and enjoyed hunting and growing gardens. He was an avid cook, with cookbooks and recipes in abundance. Bill was also known for his one liners and what he referred to as "Billisms".
   Bill will be laid to rest to join his late companion Carolyn Kell in a private ceremony with his family. A public celebration will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m at the Charleswood Legion, 6003 Roblin Blvd in Winnipeg. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.

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   Gary Russell (YZ)

   Gary Belair Russell, April 26, 1943 - December 19, 2016, Passed away peacefully surrounded by love at Innisfree House on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the age of 73.

   Beloved husband of Dale, together since 1975. Loving father of Jessica (Jeff Flynn) and Alanna. Dear grandfather of Jackson. Loving brother of Tom (Sharon) and Jimmy (Rosie). Dear son-in-law of Marie "Baba" Morrison (late Wallace) and brother-in-law of Diana Ibbotson, Louise Wallace (Shane), and Dan Buckley (Trixie). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

   Early in his career, Gary was a pilot and he later worked for 37 years as an air traffic controller at Pearson International Airport where lifelong friendships were formed. Gary lived life to the fullest enjoying nothing more than being with family and entertaining at the cottage. He loved travel, playing golf, a good game of cards and a heated debate. His calm demeanor, sense of humour and his wondrous laugh will be with us always.

   Cremation has taken place. Gary's family will receive relatives and friends from 3-3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Reception to follow at the Whale and Ale Pub (1120 Victoria St. North)

   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Cheques made payable to the Grand River Hospital Foundation), Innisfree House or Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gary's memorial.

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   Bill Wood (Sim-OW)

   WOOD, William (Bill) D. - It is with great sadness that the family of William (Bill) D. Wood announces his sudden passing on Friday December 16, 2016 at the age of 67 years.

   Bill will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Paula of 46 years, his daughter Alicia (Roger) Cruddas and his granddaughter Deanne. Bill will also be forever remembered and missed by his brother John (Donna), sister Linda, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends. Bill was predeceased by his dad Wallace, mom Mildred and sister Shirley (Ken) Biggers.

   A special thank you to neighbours and friends for your kind support and generosity. The family will be in attendance at Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482) from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in the Memorial Chapel of the Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m

   Memorial donations in memory of Bill can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 36 Second Street East Cornwall ON. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca

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   Patrick McMurray (QM)

   Patrick McMurray of Monarch Hall passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. Born in Saint John, he was the son of the late Louis and Mildred (Campbell) McMurray.

   Patrick was retired from Transport Canada after 33 years. Air Traffic Controller, Regional Superintendent of Airway Operations, charter member of the Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association, member of Moncton Golf and Country Club, past chairman of the Tri-Village Parks & Recreation Association, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, having served on the parish council and finance committee. He was also very involved in local community sports having coached hockey and baseball.

   He will be dearly missed by his sons, Grant (Susan) of London ON, Drew (Louise) of Riverview and Colin (Robert Tai) of Toronto; grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Aaron, Stefan and Kyle; sister, Susan (Leo) of Saint John; a brother, David (Pat) of Riverview. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Pearl and brother, Frank.

   The family will be receiving relatives and friends at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd. Riverview (869-2007) on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm with parish prayers and sharing of memories taking place at 8 pm. A mass will take place from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11:00am with Father Charles Broderick officiating. Donations made to the Parkinson's Society would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   Roger Pellitier (UL) November 20, 2016

  ROGER PELLETIER 1917-2016

  C’est avec grande tristesse que nous annonçons le décès de Roger Pelletier à Pointe-Claire le 20 novembre 2016, à l’âge de 99 ans. Prédécédé par son épouse Rachelle Daigle, il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants, Carolle (Frank Lyman), Guy (Valerie Behan) et Joanne (Mark Darby). Il laisse aussi dans le deuil ses petits-enfants Patrick (Cheryl), Éric, Stéphanie (Giovanni), Shankara (Anne-Marie), Skanda et Derick, ainsi que ses arrières petits-enfants Nicholas, Julia, Gabriella, Jessica et Aya. Il est prédécédé aussi par sa deuxième épouse Christiane Zukanovich.

  Roger Pelletier s’est mérité une carrière distinguée en tant que capitaine médaillé au sein de l’Aviation royale canadienne durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Il fut superviseur de la circulation aérienne pour l’aéroport de Montréal pendant plus de 30 ans. Par la suite, il devint conseiller expert en services de la circulation aérienne pour l’Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale (OACI), une institution spécialisée des Nations Unies.

  La famille offre ses remerciements les plus sincères au personnel du 12e étage de l’Hôpital Ste-Anne des anciens combattants pour la qualité de leur attention et bons soins depuis 2010. Il sera exposé à la Résidence funéraire J.J. Cardinal, 560 Chemin Bord-du-Lac, Dorval, Québec, H9S 2B3, (514) 631-1511 ( le jeudi 24 novembre de 19h00 à 21h00, ainsi que le vendredi 25 novembre de 9h00 à 10h30. Les funérailles auront lieu à l’Église de la Présentation, 665 de l’Église, Dorval, le vendredi 25 novembre à 11h00.

Des dons à la Fondation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Anne, 305 Boul. des Anciens Combattants, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, H9X 1Y9 (514) 457-3440, seraient appréciés.   Des dons à la Fondation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Anne, 305 Boul. des Anciens Combattants, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, H9X 1Y9 (514) 457-3440, seraient appréciés.


   from Ben Levesque (an email to Gilles Demers):  Merci pour ton message concernant RP…C’est grâce à lui si j’ai « checké-out » au CCR en 1960 alors que le contrôle aérien était « procédurier » et tu devais être « certifié » à TOUTES les positions de contrôle et de plans de vols...Peu de temps après, lorsque le CCR a reçu les vieilles consoles Raytheon du DND, c’est lui qui était en charge de la certification de tous les contrôleurs du CCR…On avait installé un genre de « tente » en bois 2x4 avec des couvertes de lit pour réduire la luminosité… Que de souvenirs…

   Thanks for your message about RP. It is thanks to him that I "checked out" in the ACC in 1960 when atc was procedural and had to be certified in all the control positions (sectors) and flight planning. Some time after when the ACC received old Raytheon radar consoles from the DND, it was (Roger) who was in charge of certifying the controllers on radar. Someone had built a sort of tent from 2x4s and bedsheets to reduce background light. Ah, the memories.


   from Phil Gies: Roger was one of my supervisors in UL ACC after I checked out in 1969. Roger left (retired?) in the early 70s to take a position with ICAO. He was a great guy to work with/for, always agreeable and there are many stories about how we would condense the sectors in the evening. For many years after he went to ICAO every evening, at least on crew 3, the announcement would be made; "In memory of RP, condense".
  Like many others I would guess, I had no idea he was a WWII veteran from the RCAF and flew bombers. Here is a link to a La Presse newspaper article about Roger. It is most telling of Roger's personality that when the family was going through his 'stuff', they found WWII flying medals. the family never knew. As with many if not most of those who served, he seldom talked about his years of service and he never bragged.  RIP Roger.

   Thanks to Gilles Demers for this notification.

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   Ron Miller (EG)

   It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron Miller of Edmonton on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

   Born May 25, 1947, Ron leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Helga Miller (nee Hossinger); daughter, Tammy; son, Todd; who were his pride and joy and of whom he was so very proud of; grandsons, Carter and Everett; and many family and friends.

   Ron loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, cheering on the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium, Elvis Presley, working outside and his Monday morning coffee dates at Tim Horton's with his friends where many of the world's problems were discussed and solved. Ron worked as an Air Traffic Controller at the Edmonton International Airport for 37 years and loved every minute of his career especially his co-workers.

   Predeceased by his parents, Olga and Alexander Miller; brother, Alvin; father-in-law, Joseph Hossinger; best friend, Ron Gach; beloved grandson, Cohen; and our family dog, Phoebe.

   A Celebration of Ron's Life will be held Monday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Park Memorial Chapel, 9709 - 111 Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Neurosurgery Kids Fund (http://www.neurosurgerykids.com/donate.asp) or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, Suite 144, 5241 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5G8

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   Bill Duplain (NCTI)

  DUPLAIN, William - Mr. Martin Robert William Duplain Peacefully at the age of 66 on October 25th at Carefor Hospice Cornwall surrounded by his family.

  Survived by his loving wife, of 42 years, Nancy (Teasdale), his two children Marc (Melissa) and Jennifer (Emanuel Lauzon) and his two grandsons, Hunter and Jake. Predeceased by his parents, William Duplain and Margaret Martin. He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Richard (late Norma), Robert (Peggy), David, Paul (Manon), many nieces, nephews and wonderful, caring friends.

  At Bill’s request, there will be no funeral service. Visitation will be held at WILSON FUNERAL HOME , 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1 - 3 pm. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations in his memory made to Cornwall-Corinthian 125 Lodge, Chartwell Long-Term Care Home (Chateau Gardens, Lancaster) or Carefor Hospice Cornwall would be appreciated by the family.

  Online messages of condolences may be made in the obituary section of www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca The Brethren of Cornwall Corinthian Lodge No. #125 are requested to assemble for a Masonic Memorial Service at Wilson Funeral Home on Saturday October 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM.



   from Phil Gies: Thanks to Larry LaCasse for this notification.
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   Cliff Dumville (OW)

   DUMVILLE, Clifford, CD; 1923-2016

   It is with sadness that our family announces the peaceful passing of our father, Clifford Edwin Dumville on October 11, 2016 at the remarkable age of 93. Predeceased by his wife Ruth (nee Flock) and parents Ed Dumville and Emily (nee Parker), he is survived by sisters Lorraine Paget, Elaine Burnett and sister in law Thelma Dumville.

   He is also survived by his children, Laura Kim (Alan Fedor, Ernest Bigelow), Lawrence Dumville (Gail, Colleen), Leslie (Paul Bown), Lloyd (Cheryl), Eric (Marina) and Ian and by his grandchildren Shannon Lebeuf, David Fedor, Jody Fedor, Wendy Terro and Amber Fedor, John Burns, Scott Dumville, Neil Dumville, Laurel Bown, Andrew Bown, Estela Dumville, and Sylvia Dumville as well as fifteen great-grandchildren.
   Born at home at the family farm near Rocanville, Sask., Dad left to become first a pilot and then an Air Traffic Controller in the RCAF until he retired as a captain to then work for the government in Transport. Dad could do many things well but where he excelled was as our father and he will be deeply missed.

   Family and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Rd., (at Aviation Parkway), Ottawa on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1 - 2 p.m. Celebration of Life in the Chapel at 2 p.m. followed by a Reception. Donations in his memory can be made to the Salvation Army. Condolences/Tributes/Donations Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-748-1200 // 613-748-1200


   from Phil Gies: I first met Cliff in 1973. He and Joe Nelson were our instructors for automation course #3. Cliff was both a good instructor and pleasant to work with.
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   Ernie Thornquist (QT/FB/YZ/WG)

   ERNEST EDWARD FREDERICK THORNQUIST In loving memory of Ernie who passed away October 6, 2016 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 80 years.

   Ernie was born in Winnipeg on March 23, 1936, spending his childhood and completing his education there. He was proud of his service in the RCAF Reserve where he attained the rank of pilot officer. He then began a 25 year career in Air Traffic Control working at the Lakehead, Frobisher Bay NWT, Toronto and Winnipeg. After an early retirement, he retrained in travel and tourism, relocating to BC where he owned One Travel agency in Vancouver and two in White Rock.

   Ernie had a great sense of humour and loved practical jokes. He had a smile and a warm hello for everyone he met. He loved to travel but his favourite destination was Hawaii. He was passionate about classic cars, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Johnny Cash and he loved milkshakes.

   Ernie was predeceased by his parents Betty and Otto and siblings Leonard, Hilma, Edith and Victor. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Diane, of 44 years, our children Dinos, Alan (Patsy), Eric, Susan (Brian), Michael, and Jeffrey (Sandra) as well as grandchildren Elicia, Melina, Justin, Summer, Ashley, Asia, and other family and friends. He was also predeceased by his first wife Polly, mother of Dinos and Eric.

   Our sincerest thanks to the dedicated caregivers at Czorny Alzheimer Centre who guided and cared for him on his journey. A celebration of Ernie's life will be held at a later date. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer Society. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts.

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   Bob Power (XE)

   James Robert 'Bob' Power, May 27, 1931 - October 2, 2016.

   The family of Bob Power is saddened to announce his passing on October 2, 2016 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife Dawn; son Gordon (Michelle), Chicago; daughters Kelly Chambers, Calgary; Leanne Roach (Jeff), Lethbridge; granddaughters Chelsea, Nicole, and Samantha Roach, Edmonton; grandsons Brady Chambers (great-grandson Kolby), Calgary; and Kyler Chambers, Fernie. Bob is also survived by sister Betty Power, Saskatoon; brothers-in-law Ken Booth, Wayne (Audrey) McRorie, several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Eleanor Booth.

   Bob attended Bedford Road Collegiate (Class of '50) and the reunions that followed. He was a founding member of the Hub City Curling Club. His original team with Don Kemp, Doug Cole, and Merv Houghton curled together for more than 40 years. Bob was first employed at Walter Woods where he met and married the beautiful red-head, Dawn, his wife and loving companion of 59 years. Bob started his career in Saskatoon as an Air Traffic Controller. After six years in Winnipeg he returned as a Supervisor. He retired in 1991 after 35 years with Transport Canada.

   Camping across Canada, romantic dinners, building a canoe and family cabin, wood carving, and painting were his favourite activities. He was a member of Parkview Presbyterian and most recently a member of McClure United Church where he enjoyed volunteering. Bob's Celebration of Life Service, officiated by Rev. Ron McConnell will take place in the Chapel at Sherbrooke Community Centre, 401 Acadia Dr, Saskatoon, on Friday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m., coffee and fellowship to follow.

   Donations to Sherbrooke Community Centre in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated; their staff went above and beyond to care for Bob and his family. Condolences may be left at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (306-244-5577).
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   Pierre Toupin (ULZ)

   Pierre Toupin 1959-2016

   From Alain Jacques: Last August 2016, Pierre Toupin passed away after a very long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He had worked as a controller, a supervisor and as a UOO in Dorval tower.

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   Cyril Peters (OW)

   PETERS, Cyril: Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the age of 88. Son of the late Henry and Mary (Perry) Peters of Rollo Bay, PEI. Beloved husband of Lina (Lapierre). Loving father of Mike (Sylvie Chenette), Anne, Andrew (Peggy Carkner) and Elizabeth. Cherished grandfather to Annick, Ben, Shawn, Randy, Dean, Jake, Sam, Brock, Jack-Lina and great-grandfather to Gemma. Dear brother of Jean O'Hearn. Brother-in-law of Léandre Lapierre (Colette), Louisette Zicat (André), Laurent Lapierre (Renée), Diane Lapierre (Marie), Langis Lapierre (Nicole) and Lorraine Lapierre. Dear uncle to several nieces and nephews.

   He had a long career at Transport Canada and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was comforted by his two loving dogs, Bébé and Mia.

   Friends are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway), Ottawa on Sunday, August 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday, August 15 from 9:30 to 10 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 400 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa on Monday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the or the Alzheimer Society of Canada. www.hpmcgarry.ca


   from Don deCuypere: Cy was ATS Branch clerk when I came to Ottawa in 1972.
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   Steve Denike (QK/WG)

   Steve Denike 1941-2016

   Steve passed away in April of 2016 on Vancouver Island. At his family's request no obituary was published.

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   Werner Seidel (UL/TCTI)

  SEIDEL, Werner - It is with great sadness that the family of Werner Seidel announces his peaceful passing after a brief illness on Friday, August 5th, 2016, at the age of 68 years.

  He was born on July 12th, 1948 in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Werner was predeceased by his father, Herbert Erich Werner Seidel, mother, Irene Maria Seidel (nee Loth), older brother, Hans Werner William Seidel, and sister-in-law, Renata Jacobs (nee Buck). He is survived by his wife of 36 years and lifelong companion of 62 years, Sybille Seidel (nee Buck) of Cornwall, Ontario, his son, Andrew Seidel (wife, Amanda Kelly) of Mono, Ontario, his nephew, Michael Jacobs (wife, Dominica Terrasi) of Ottawa, Ontario, his sister-in-law, Ingrid Buck of Cornwall, Ontario, his sister-in-law, Waltraud Seidel (nee Holstein) of Chateauguay, Quebec, and nieces Margaret and Monica Seidel of Chateauguay, Quebec.

  There will be a small private ceremony in his memory, interment will be at the Ormstown Union Cemetery at a later date.


  from Phil Gies: Werner was a good fellow to work with, always a positive attitude and ready to laugh.
  Back in 1973 someone organized UL ACC canoe trip in the Laurentians after the winter ice was long gone from most lakes. We started with 7 or 8 (dry) canoes and ended with 1 less (it broke in half) and the majority of the others turned turtle or otherwise took on water. A combination of lack of experience, daring combined with beer and other booze, made for a memorable day. Among the many experiences two stand out, Al Yeadon walking on water, and Werner's boots.
  During the late morning Werner's canoe sort of sank, half of a turtle turn. If memory serves Bob Keigan was in the stern, Werner in the bow. When they regained control, the water was only 2 or 3 feet deep on the other side of a small set of rapids, Werner had lost a boot, a brand new boot he said. Later in the afternoon at the end of the run as they came to shore Werner threw away his one remaining boot. About 20 minutes later the last canoe arrived and brought Werner's other boot, the one he lost in the rapids.
  We ended the day at a brasserie somewhere in the Laurentians and watched Les Habs beat the Black Hawks and cheered along with Werner in his sock feet. The locals thought we were crazy.

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   Dennis Letkeman (WG/NCTI)

   DENNIS GORDON LETKEMAN December 12, 1957 - July 7, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Letkeman on July 7, 2016 in Cornwall, Ontario. Dennis was born in Winnipeg to parents, Frank and Kay Letkeman. Left to forever cherish his memory are brothers, Donald (Penny) and David (Alice); daughter Valerie (Mike) Jolley; grandchildren, Yasmin and Joslynn; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

   Dennis spent the majority of his career in the aviation industry, primarily with Nav Canada in the Air Traffic Controller Training Simulation area. In 2010 he transferred to the Training Centre in Cornwall and later moved to the head office in Ottawa where he stayed until taking early retirement in December, 2015.

   Post retirement, he enjoyed spending Friday nights with friends in Cornwall listening to live bands in the Jet Set Pub. These special friends and co-workers became his second family. Dennis was a gifted musician. He loved hanging out amid guitars, keyboards, drums and amps. He played in a couple of bands over the years, but probably his favourite times were simply jamming in someone's basement.

   A celebration of Dennis' life was held in Cornwall, Ontario. A private family interment will take place at the Winkler Cemetery in Winkler, Manitoba where Dennis will be laid to rest alongside his parents. Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. (As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2016)

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   Andre Rivest (UL)

   Andre Rivest. C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous vous annonçons le décès de Monsieur André Rivest, survenu à Montréal le 4 juillet 2016, des suites d'une rare maladie.

   Il était l'époux de Madame Luce Henry. Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants Melissa (Alex) et Chantale (Charles) ; ses petits-enfants adorés Victoria, Olivia, Jules et Romain, sa sour et son frère ainsi que parents et amis.

   La famille vous recevra pour la célébration de la vie d'André à la Maison funéraire Rideau, 4275, boul. des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 2A6 (514) 685-3344 le dimanche 17 juillet 2016 de 13h à 15h. Au lieu de fleurs, des dons à la fondation de l'hôpital pour enfants de Montréal seraient grandement appréciés.

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   Victor Pettigrew (RC)

   Victor Pettigrew : 1926 - 2016.

   Au CHSLD de Squatec, le 7 juin 2016, à l'âge de 89 ans et 8 mois, est décédé M. Victor Pettigrew, ancien employé de Transports Canada, époux de feu dame Aline Michaud, fils de feu M. Charles Pettigrew et de feu dame Emérilda Gamache. Il demeurait à Squatec, natif de Rivière-du-Loup.

   La famille recevra les condoléances au funérarium Marc-André Rioux Ltée, 169, Lafontaine, Rivière-du-Loup, le samedi 9 juillet 2016, de 11 h à 14 h; suivi de l'inhumation au cimetière de Saint-François-Xavier.

   Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants ; Guy (Anne Boivin), Luc (Guylaine Grenier), Suzanne (Keith Greig); ses petits-enfants : Guillaume, Alexandra, Mélissa (Jamie Knutson), Mélanie; ses arrière-petits-enfants: Rosalie, Marius, ses belles-sours : Odette Michaud (feu Nolan Soucy), Jeannine Levasseur (feu Charles-Henri Michaud), son amie Noëlline Tremblay, ainsi que les membres des familles Pettigrew et Michaud.

   La famille tient à remercier le personnel du CHSLD de Squatec pour leur dévouement et les bons soins prodigués à M. Pettigrew.

   Vos marques de sympathie peuvent s'exprimer par un don à la Fondation canadienne du rein, 2300, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal H3H 2R5. Formulaires disponibles au funérarium.


   from Alain Jacques: When I first joined atc back in 1972, Victor was chief of St Honoré tower near Chicoutimi.
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   Allan Morgan (VR)

   MORGAN, Allan C. Born May 9, 1934 in Wayne, Alberta. Passed away June 6, 2016 at the age of 82.

   Al was an Air Traffic Controller at YVR for over 30 years. He was also a skilled pilot. Immediately following graduation from Western Canada High School he enlisted in the Air Force on a "short" commission. Following flight training, he flew Mustangs with 403 Squadron for a number of years, transitioning to the Navy reserves VC922 Squadron flying sub hunters up and down the west coast following his move here. That not being enough excitement, Al took up flying an Avenger modified for water bombing; extracurricular money he used to call it.

   In his youth, Al was an intercity basketball player. He was also a Caddy Master at Calgary Golf & Country Club, having started at the age of 13 and got his love of golf from seeing firsthand what a great sport it was. He happened to caddy for Bob Hope, Johnny Langdon, Bing Crosby and Phil Harris. Al would carry a 1 handicap from his 20s well into his 30s. He also beat his age twice in his later years. The winter was for snooker. He had more than a few stories of missing school as a teen to play, as well as how his skill often paid his bills while away at the various schools he attended through his Air Force and ATC years. He was well known in the East Vancouver Snooker Community during his day, for the snooker hall was a weekly hangout away from work. He was long retired before he gave that habit up, golf though he never gave up. He loved it to the end, at 82 he was still out there.

   Predeceased by his loving wife Irene Elizabeth of over 50 years of marriage. Survived by his two sons Clint and Craig, grandchildren Brittany, Lane, Hailey and Olivia, his twin brother Ralph, brother Len and sister Iris. Respected by many, he will be missed.


   from Ron Hay: Al was a great guy and he was an excellent controller and air force pilot. Allan, Bruce McEwan and I stayed at the same boarding house in Winnipeg during our training in ATC course 1 and I can recall being annoyed because Al could read a section of the old "C1" close the cover and recite verbatim what he had read. He had an amazing memory. I had to work hard to remember and apply the standards in those manuals.
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   Tom Linklater (AV)

   THOMAS JOHN EDWARD LINKLATER April 5, 1931 - May 17, 2016 Thomas Linklater passed away peacefully at Heritage Lodge on May 17, 2016, at the age of 85 years.

   Tom is survived by his sister Clara Jean Wiens, niece Cori Knight (Robert), great-niece Lisa Rose Fairbairn (Terrance), as well as his great-nephew Scott Knight. Tom was predeceased by both parents, Thomas and Dolly Linklater of Cloverdale, Manitoba, his brother Harris, sister-in-law Sarah, and brother-in-law Otto Wiens.

   After finishing school Tom trained as a watch maker at Thor's Gift Shop in Selkirk, Manitoba under the tutelage of Mr. H. Slote. He then went to Grande Prairie, Alberta and worked for C S Hook and Sons Jewellers. Tom started his career as a fingerprint technician in Ottawa from 1952 to 1955. Tom trained and worked as an air traffic controller in Thunder Bay, Ontario from 1959 to 1967. Tom was transferred back to Winnipeg, where he became Chief Air Traffic Controller at St. Andrews Airport in Manitoba from 1967 until 1988. Tom retired from the Department of Transport in 1988.

   Tom's passion was airplanes, and received his private pilot's license in 1957. After retirement, Tom and his buddies enjoyed many happy hours building and flying various aircraft. He later had a workshop at Mrs. Scaletta's home, and they became good friends. He admired her very much. They spent many happy coffee breaks together. In Tom's last years, he lived with his niece Cori and her family. Many thanks to them for providing a comfortable, loving home and companionship for him. Tom enjoyed his many outings with friends Murray Goossen and Dennis Forester and also had the good fortune to enjoy a once in a lifetime trip to China.

   Special thanks to the staff at Heritage Lodge for all your support. Tom's celebration of life will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline Street, Selkirk, Manitoba, with a luncheon to follow. Private family interment will take place at a later date. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. www.gilbartfuneralhome.com

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   Elwyn Loewen (QM)

   LOEWEN, Elwyn Donald, 66, passed away peacefully at home in Moncton on Tuesday. Known and loved for his steadfast presence, wise advice, generous heart and wry sense of humour, Elwyn was an incredible father, husband, brother and friend. He will be sorely missed and dearly remembered.

   Born in Central Butte, Saskatchewan in 1949, the son of farmers and the third of seven children, Elwyn grew up in the quiet town of Eyebrow, Saskatchewan and was educated at Rosthern Junior College and the University of Saskatchewan. After joining the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 21, Elwyn was trained as an air traffic controller and was posted briefly in Shearwater, NS before he ultimately landed a job as a controller in Moncton, New Brunswick, where he retired after 40 years of service.

   A self-taught carpenter and all around handyman, Elwyn took great pride in his homes, building projects, and yards. An enthusiastic traveler, he also loved the sun and the outdoors - whether barbecuing on the back deck, bird-watching or golfing. He is survived by his loving wife Danielle Richard; children Emily (Curt Russell) and Nathaniel from a previous marriage to Christine (nee Casas); grandchildren Thomas and Annie Russell; brother Duane (Lisa); sisters Phyllis (Bill) Kiss, Marlene (Dan King), Myrna (Frank) Gallagher, Lynette (Dale) Gregor, and Bernice (Gary) Johnson, as well as many nieces and nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Henry and his mother Sophie (Friesen), and an infant son, Jacob.
   In keeping with Elwyn`s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations can be made to the ALS Society of New Brunswick. Arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, (506) 852-3530.


   from Joe C: When I arrived as a novice in the Shearwater tower, Elwyn was on staff there. Although fairly fresh himself, he appeared to me to be one of the more astute controllers. He always had time and patience for a newbie. I felt the Air Force had lost a good one when he went to Transport Canada. Not long after when I was in Goose Bay, we found one another at opposite ends of the QM hot line. Elwyn was always a straight shooter. RIP Elwyn.
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   Brad Wise (LWZ)

   Bradley George Wise, retired Air Traffic Controller, January 22, 1947 – April 23, 2016

   Our beloved husband and father passed away on April 23, 2016 at the age of 69 after a 13 year struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s.

   Bradley is survived by his wife Anne of Lake Country and by the loves of his life, daughters; Amy and Sara, both of Kelowna. Bradley is also survived by his mother Jocelan, sister Roslyn (Chuck) Dixon, in-laws Tony, Alan and Susan Hazlewood, all of Vancouver, as well as cousins scattered across the country.
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   An air traffic controller in Kelowna for most of his adult life, Bradley was also an avid golfer, expert skier, keen mountain biker and dedicated list-maker whose many interests included computers, genealogy, music of all kinds (so long as it was rock), camping, good friends, great food and drinkable wine. And of course the oft-cursed orchard.

   Heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at Brookhaven Care Centre for their many years of TLC. Bradley was the eternal (and frequently frustrating!) optimist, embracing life with enthusiasm and loving it all. His answer to any adversity was invariably, ‘We’ll get through this’. Yes, we will, Sweetheart, but we’ll always miss you.

   Friends are invited to a gathering at Grey Monk on Sunday, May 1st at 11:30 a.m. to share stories, munchies and of course some wine. Dress is casual, just bring your memories of Bradley. In lieu of flowers, please consider remembering Brad with a donation to Dying with Dignity. Arrangements under the direction of First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299


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   Reid Hutchinson (YB/YZ)

   Reid Hutchinson

   WWII RCAF Veteran Reid T. Hutchinson passed away peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on March 7, 2016.

   Loving & devoted husband to Jean for 63 years, devoted father of Bonnie (David) and Martha (Gordon), Grandson Alexander (Colleen) & Great Granddaughter Madison. Brother to Denise and Jack (Joan). Brother in law to Ruth (Steve) and Irlma (Andy).












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   Vince Campbell (HZ)

   CAMPBELL, Vincent Joseph "Vince", 89 of Waverley, passed away on February 27, 2016 in the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor.

   Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late James and Bessie (McPhee) Campbell.

   Vince joined the RCAF on his eighteenth birthday in 1945. After a brief career in the air force, he transitioned to a new career as an Air Traffic Controller. He worked in this field for many years, retiring from the position of Chief Air Traffic Controller at Halifax International Airport in 1982. He later worked for nearly 10 years as a sales representative for Basin Stationary, until his second retirement. Vince and Madalyn treasured many summers spent with family at the cottage in Cape Breton. He loved curling, gardening, and really enjoyed boating and fly fishing all over Nova Scotia. He loved photography and taking his nephews to sporting events, especially soccer.

   He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Madalyn (Parnell); sons, Donald "Scott", Ottawa, Ont., Tim (Tina), Lower Sackville; grandchildren Andrew and Ashley; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, George, Margaret, and James.

   Visitation will be held on Thursday March 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 125 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville. The funeral service will take place at 11 am on Saturday March 5, in the funeral home chapel, with a reception to follow. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the QEII Foundation.

   Special thanks to the VON and We Care (especially Ferne MacKenzie) for the exceptional care given to Vince which allowed him to remain in his home for his final years. Online condolences may be made by visiting the Sackville Chapel, at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com.

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   Bob Fradenburgh (YZ)

   FRADENBURGH, Robert David - February 22, 1944 - January 30, 2016 - My dear one passed suddenly at his work, Air Traffic Control Centre on January 30, 2016. So sadly missed by his wife Lynda, sister Donna and step-children Aron and Maranda. Also missed by all of his nieces, nephews, grandchildren and his many extended family and friends.

   A small gathering will be held by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

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   Stan Roy (YZ/VR)

   Stanley John Douglas (Stan) Roy August 28, 1951 - December 11, 2015.

   Stan left us peacefully at the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Stan was the beloved husband of 40 years to Sharon (LeGresley), a dedicated father and best friend to Brendan (Aimee) and Sean. Stan, son of Eunice Roy and step-son of Maurice Dawe and loving and reliable brother to Don Roy (Barb). He leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Stan made everybody smile.

   He was considerate, compassionate and generous. He was well respected and really liked (loved) as an Air Traffic Controller and then as a Shift Manager at Toronto ACC as well as MACCO in Vancouver and Winnipeg. Stan's passion was helping others and he was involved in volunteer work for CDERP and CISM.

   If you wish, donations to Hope Air would be greatly appreciated by the family (www.hopeair.ca). Gathering at The Simple Alternative, 1535 South Gateway Road, Mississauga, ON L4W 5J1, on Tuesday, December 15th at 10 a.m. and service to follow at 11 a.m.

   Online condolences may be placed at www.mountpleasantgroup.com -


   from Joe Russo:  Stan was the MACCO here in Vancouver. I was a shift manager at the time. We would have monthly shift manager meeting that he conducted. Needless to say when lunch time came along we would choose a place to demolish. This particular day Stan decided that we would go to Point Roberts for lunch. Point Roberts is an American destination that can only be accessed from Canada because it is a little piece of land that juts out into Boundary Bay and apart from the part adjacent to the Canad/US boundary from which one enters the other three sides are surrounded by water. When we got to the border, the US border guard asked "where are you going today?" Stan was the driver, he responded: "We are going to California." The border guard responded: "Everybody out of the car". By the time that he was through with us we missed lunch and had to go back to the ACC. Those border guards just have no sense of humour.

   from Phil Gies:  A larger than life character, a friend to all, and a great sense of humour. His abilities extended beyond atc to cars, building PCs, and sound systems. There will be many stories told whenever Stan's name comes up in conversation. Perhaps his famous "low beer warning light", perhaps his penchent for beer and wings, his often humourous flounting of authority. He will doubtless be remembered by the "Dill Pickle" on Queen Street in Ottawa where he would hold court and over the course of an evening, he and his confederates would consume the restaurants's entire stock of chicken wings for the day, perhaps the weekend. A great friend to all, Stan was a good man.
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   Ed Romanik (WG)

   Edward William Romanik, 1934-2015. Peacefully on December 7, 2015, Ed passed away at the age of 81.

   It is with great sorrow we say goodbye to a beloved husband, brother, father and grandfather. Ed leaves behind his wife Kathy, two sons, Edward (Debra), Douglas (Jacqueline) along with grandchildren Eddie, Katie, Douglas, Kelsey and Bailey; sister and brother-in-law Dianne and Bernie Aftanas. The family wish to thank the doctors and caregivers at the Oakview Place Extendicare. Cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held. Ed will be laid to rest at a later date

   "Good Luck on the ponies in heaven. We will miss you." For online condolences or to light a memorial candle please log on to www.mosaicfunerals.ca 1839 Inkster Blvd. 1006 Nairn Ave. 204-275-5555

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   Ed LeSage (UL/VR)

   Edward LeSage. Ed passed away on November14, 2015 at the the Nanaimo Hospital.

   Thanks to Al Yeadon for passing along this sad information.



   from Phil Gies: I worked on the same crew as Ed from 1969 to 1975 and he was a distinct pleasure to work with. Ed had an abundance of talent, a sense of humour and was easy to get along with - one of the good guys.
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   Campbell Mackinley (Mac) Clarke (QX)

   It is with great sadness that the family of Mac Clarke announce his passing on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the age of 87 years. Mac passed away peacefully at his home in Kenny's Pond Residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He has gone to join his beloved wife, Zeta, who predeceased him in 2009.

   He will be greatly missed by his three sons; Ian (Anne) of Cochrane, Alberta, Wayne (Denise) of St. John's, and David of Oakville, Ontario, his four grandchildren; Christopher, Adam, Rachel, and Samuel, and his brother Clayton (Klara) of Oakville, Ontario, as well as many other relatives and friends.

   Mac was born in St. John's and grew up in Trinity Bay. Mac and Zeta met and married in Gander where Ian and Wayne were born, then later moved to St. John's where David was born. Mac was a loving husband to Zeta and great father and role model to his sons.

   He spent his career in Air Traffic Control and retired as Chief Air Traffic Controller at St. John's Airport. He enjoyed family camping trips, when his children were young, and in retirement he and Zeta enjoyed spending winters in Florida. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid golfer, and was an exceptionally good fisherman.

   The family would like to thank the staff and medical personnel at Kenny's Pond Residence for the exceptional care they provided. A celebration of Mac's life will take place in the Chapel at Barrett's Funeral Home at 328 Hamilton Avenue on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

   Donations in Mac's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. To leave a message of condolence please visit Welcome to Barrett's Funeral Homes Ltd.

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   Jim Allardyce (WG)

   James Alexander Allardyce. April 24, 1937 - October 10, 2015. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

   Suddenly at home in the early hours of October 10th. Jim is survived by his loving wife Dianne of fifty eight years, daughters Toni (Ken) and Rhonda (Don), sons Kelly (Darlene) and Dale (Janice), granddaughter Kimberley (Evan), and grandsons Jay (Kelly), Dan (Sachelle), Anthony (Bernice), Andrew, and Brandon and brother Ron (Beverly). He was pre-deceased by his mother Letitia, father Ronald and brother Hugh.

   Jim spent most of his childhood years in Bisset, Manitoba, prior to moving to Winnipeg. We knew him as a dedicated family man who loved life and his friends. In his early years as a father he coached his sons' hockey teams, played broom ball with Dianne and other community club parents and was active as a community member with the Kinsmen Club of Transcona for many years.

   Jim won a flying scholarship from the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and earned his pilot's licence in the summer of 1954 and spent many years enjoying flying a number of aircraft types. In 1956 he became an Air Traffic Controller and had a very successful career doing this work that he loved. He started in Winnipeg in the Control Tower, was manager of the Kenora Control Tower, then went to the Winnipeg Control Centre and later taught in the Winnipeg Air Traffic Control School.
   In 1972 Jim ran for vice-president of CATCA and said that if elected he would order a case of champagne for the celebration party. Well! He did win and the champagne arrived. Jim was never billed for the case of champagne and to this day it is still a mystery as to who paid for it. He was an active member within the professional association, serving as vice-president most professionally and represented all air traffic controllers from coast to coast with energy and dedication. He was also the manager of ATC hockey tournaments for many occasions.

   Jim transferred from Winnipeg to Vancouver Centre in 1980 to fill the position of Center Operations Manager. In 1986 he was posted as Manager to the Victoria Tower. He returned to Winnipeg on temporary assignment also as Manager to open the new Air Traffic Control Centre. He completed his career as the Victoria Airport Control Tower Manager in 1992. Jim was well regarded and respected by all his co-workers and in all the jobs he took on.

   Jim enjoyed golf, boating and fun times on the lakes of Manitoba and North West Ontario fishing with friends and co-workers on their annual father's day outings. He had many years on the waters of the West Coast and was a member of the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons for many years. As Arizona Snowbirds, Jim and Dianne arranged get-togethers for ATC retirees resulting in great delight and appreciation.

   Jim was a good hearted man and would do all he could to help anyone at any time. He will be missed by his loving family and his many friends. In memory donations may be made to the Lung Association BC or the TB Vets Charitable Foundation.


   from Phil Gies:  I first met Jim at the 72 CATCA convention in Toronto when he was elected Vice President. When Jim came to WG ACC in 82 or so as the AGM I had the pleasure working directly for him as a MATCOR. Jim was a great boss and I soon learned his (famous) bark was far worse than his bite. A good man.
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   Luigi Gandolfo (UL)

  After a brave fight, Luigi went peacefully at Brampton Civic Hospital on October 6, 2015, with loved ones at his side.

  Born in Montreal in 1948, he will be forever cherished and missed by his wife of 45 years, Lorraine (Normand) and his children, Pietro (Angela) and Marissa (Marcel). Proud grandpa to Anthony and David and grandpapa to Jenna, he enjoyed spending time with them whether at the house or at the cottage.

  A proud Bramptonian since 1977, Luigi was an engaged member of the community with Le Cercle de l’Amitié, the Knight’s Table, the Chinguacousy Lions Club and the last several years with Chinguacousy Wellspring.

  The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff on the oncology floor at Brampton Civic for their attentive care during the last few weeks. Visitation to occur at Andrews Community Funeral Centre (8190 Dixie Rd. Brampton ON 905-456-8190) on Friday October 9, 2015 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. Funeral Mass to occur at St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church (300 Balmoral Dr. Brampton ON) Donations in Luigi’s memory can be made to Chinguacousy Wellspring Foundation.


   from Phil Gies:  I worked with Luigi back in UL ACC. Easy to get along with and great sense of humour.
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   André Paulin (QB Region)

   André PAULIN August 28, 1936 - September 18, 2015.

   Andre died in Pierre-Boucher Hospital in Longueuil PQ at the age of 79 years. A great man in every sense, he was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, known for his many years of dedication and his exploits.
   Proud father, he is survived by his two daughters, Catherine (Jean-Philippe) and Jasmine, from joining his son, Mark, and his parents Armand Paulin and Antonia Savaria. In addition to his daughters, he also survived by his beloved Line, numerous siblings (Cecilia, Irene, Gilles, Claire, Lise, the late Rene late Maurice, the late Rita, the late Paul, late Jean Robert Fire and their spouses, his grandchildren, Steven, Elizabeth, Marc-Antoine and Nicolas, his nieces and nephews, and several other friends and former colleagues of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

   The family will welcome you and will receive Condolences in the presence of the ash Darche House Brossard (7679, boul. Taschereau) Sunday, September 27 from 14h to 17h, followed by a ceremony at the chapel of the complex. Note that a ceremony will be possibly at the National Military Cemetery in Ottawa, details to be announced to relatives. The family will be grateful for memorial donations to the Quebec Lung Association.


   from Baily Roe: André Paulin (Blacky) was a civil aviation inspector in the Quebec Region and became Regional Manager of Civil Aviation for the Quebec Region I believe, sometime after I left in 1988. Before that he was Manager of Air Regulations, Quebec. We used to have dealings with him while I was in Procedures there.
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   Eric Dawe (QX)

   DAWE Eric - passed away in Gander on September 17th, 2015, 3 weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Leaving to mourn wife, Marie, six children, Jill (Lorne) Rostotski, Nancy, Randy (Vickie), Wendell (Penny), Wendy (Gerry) Goulding & Ron. Also seven grandchildren, Sara Rostotski (Norm Vincent), Aaron, Ian & Jessica Dawe, Tess & Teagan Goulding & Charli Dawe. Two great grandchildren, Aydan & Asha Vincent. Also one sister, Millicent Harris.

   Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Saturday, September 19th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral service will take place on Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 P.M. from Evangel Penetecostal Church, Gander. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, donations in Eric's memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Cancer Clinic. To leave a message of condolence, please visit staceysfuneralhome.ca or call 709-256-8585 or 888-256-8585.


   from Brian Janes (Pudge):  Eric was one of the original controllers in Gander ACC. He was a supervisor for many years until his retirement.
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   Jim McArthur (NCTI)

   MCARTHUR, James - Jim McArthur (Lycan) peacefully at Hospice Cornwall on Thursday September 3, 2015 at the age of 65 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Michelle McArthur (née Landreville). Cherished father of Kelsey Walsh (Morgan), Martine Wilson, Ellyse Wilson and Mireille Lycan (Jesse Haischrek). Grandfather of Mia, Brendan and soon to be Brinley James. Survived by his brother Bill Lycan (Susan) and sister Karen Lang (Dave). Loved son of Lester Lycan and the late Gwen and Jack McArthur.

   In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday from 11am until the time of the service. A celebration of his life will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 12 Noon. Burial at a later date in St. Lawrence Valley Cemetery. If so desired, contributions in his memory to Hospice Cornwall would be appreciated by the family. Online messages of condolences may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

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   Duane Clefstad (WG)

   DUANE EDWARD CLEFSTAD It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Duane Clefstad on August 12, 2015. Duane was born in Winnipeg on May 7, 1953. He was predeceased by his father Harold Clefstad and is survived by his mother Joan Radford. Duane's whole world was devoted to the love of his life, and best friend since junior high: his dear wife Chrissy, with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.

   Duane's second love was his family: son and daughter-in-law Duane and Anita, grandchildren, Emma Faith and grandson little Duane; and son Michael and fiancé Daryn. Sons Duane Jr and Michael made him so proud. Duane loved his brothers Oren and Bill and enjoyed their company with all his nieces and nephews. He and Chrissy loved Hawaii and the cottage at Minaki.

   Duane's third love was his work and good friends with NAV Canada, where he worked with for 41 years.

   No formal service will be held as per his wishes and cremation has taken place. Thank you to Dr. Krahn, Dr. Reimer, Dr. Gillette, Dr. Toews and all the staff at Bethesda Hospital and the CancerCare Staff for all their efforts. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Duane may be made to Southern Health-Santé Sud, (In memo line: Bethesda Regional Health Centre-Cancer Care Program), Box 470, La Broquerie, MB R0A 0W0. Arrangements by BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030

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   Stephen Mann (QM)

   David Stephen Patton Mann

   It is with a heavy heart the family of Stephen Mann announce his passing on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at The Moncton Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, at the age of 64. Born in Campbellton, he was the beloved son of the late Hugh Vernon Mann and Phyllis Whitfield (Caldwell) Mann. Stephen was predeceased by Vernon in March of 2015 and Phyllis in April of 2015.

   Stephen lived a full and happy life. He had a smile and a warm hello for everyone he met. He loved his family and friends sincerely. Stephen enjoyed canoeing, camping, golfing and spending his winters in Florida after his retirement. Stephen was an Air Traffic Controller at Moncton Centre for 35 years. He thoroughly enjoyed his career and the people he worked with. Stephen will always be remembered as kind, caring and a generous soul. He made the world a better place.

   Stephen is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Bonnie (MacCharles) Mann. His daughter, Stephanie Steeves (Bob) and Karsyn. His son, Jody (Jaana Krystal). His sisters, Mary Mann and Alix Mann.

   Very special thanks to Rev. Chris VanBuskirk, Dr. David Hiltz, Dr. Pam Mansfield, Dr. Lisa Searle and Dr. Pat Phelan, Anne Marie LeBlanc (Clinical Resource Nurse), Extra Mural and the entire staff of the Palliative Care Unit at The Moncton Hospital. Your kindness and caring will never be forgotten.

   Funeral Service at St. George's Anglican Church on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm, with the Rev. Chris VanBuskirk officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Hall. Private interment for family to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen's memory to the St. George's Anglican Church, the Friends of The Moncton Hospital (Palliative Care Unit) or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated. Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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   Roy Crann (QX)

  Roy Donald CRANN
  Passed gently away in the presence of his loving daughters on Wednesday, May 6 at the Health Sciences Centre, age 81.

  Predeceased by his darling wife Marie, his brother Reuban, sister Alma and parents William and Mildred Crann. Left with wonderful memories are daughters Marlene (Paul), Pauline, Michelle (Todd) and Heather (Jim); sisters Doreen (Frank), Bonnie (Dave) and brother Tom (Marjorie); along with his grandchildren Matthew, Samantha, Aaron, Evan, Olivia, Keegan and Nicholas; special relatives and special friends Dick and Alma, Olga and Greg.

  Sincere thanks to the medical and nursing staff of 5NA Orthopedics, Health Sciences Centre and all staff of 4SW St. John's Long Term Care Centre, especially the resident care team. Resting at Carnell's Visitation and Reception Centre, 1045 Topsail Road, on Saturday, May 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Sunday, May 10 from 7-9 p.m.

  Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 11 at 11 a.m. from The Salvation Army Mount Pearl Citadel. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Blackmarsh Road. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to The Agnes Pratt Home Foundation. To send a message of condolence or to sign the memorial guestbook please visit www.carnells.com

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   Vic Shura (WG/XE)

   SHURA - Victor James, May 9, 1945 - May 1, 2015.

   It is with deep sadness that the family of Victor Shura announce his passing on Friday, May 1, 2015, at the age of 69 years. Vic was predeceased by his wife Beverley in 2011. Vic will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Kimberley (Dean) Wall; son Bradly (Kristin) Shura; grandchildren Austin, Amanda, Avery and Ember; step-grandchildren Dustin, David and Dylan; and great-step-grandson Ayden; along with several friends and extended family. The Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held at Windsor Chapel (704 Windsor St, Saskatoon) on Saturday, May 9th at 2:00.

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   Bill Taylor (WG)

   TAYLOR - William "Bill", December 24, 1938 - April 16, 2015.

   It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Taylor family announce the passing of William "Bill" Taylor. Bill was the beloved husband of Lynne, wonderful father of Shaun and Les and proud grandfather of Stephanie, Alison and Jonathan. Bill's generous spirit, loving heart and calm wise ways touched the lives of everyone he met.

   Donations in Bill's Honour can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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   Richard Crossley (OW)

   CROSSLEY, Richard Byron, 1934 - 2015

Peacefully on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in his 81st year at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. Beloved husband of Marni. Cherished father to Christopher. Dear brother to Patricia, Roland (Thelma) and brother in law to Frank Anfield (the late Marilyn). Dearly missed by his step children, Scott Margach (Heather), Robyn Bennett (Patrick). Proud grandfather to Katie, Jackson, Amelia, Gordie and Abby.

   A Celebration of Richard's life will be held at Christ Church Bells Corners, 3861 Old Richmond Road, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Christ Church Bells Corners or The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

   Condolences/Donations/Tributes at: www.hpmcgarry.ca 613-233-1143

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   Wayne Lyon (QX)

   It is with heavy hearts that the family of Wayne Lyon announces his peaceful passing on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 68 years. Left to mourn, with fond and loving memories, are his beloved wife, Jessie (nee Collins); two children--daughter, Colette and son, Christopher (Tashia); two grandsons - Austin and Jonathan; mother, Jean; four brothers -- Ken (Theresa), Philip, Donny (Irene), and Paul (Karen) and one sister, Patty (Peter). Left to mourn, also, are a large number of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Wayne was predeceased by his father Harry.

    He was a devoted, selfless husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, a warm and compassionate man known for his kind and gentle spirit. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
   Visitation will take place at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander, on Tuesday, from 7:00 P. M. - 9:00 P.M.and Wednesday, from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. A celebration of Wayne's life will take place on Thursday, March 12th, at 2:00 P.M. at Gander Victory Church, 271 Magee Road


   from Phil Gies:  I had the pleasure to work with Wayne during a couple of unit evaluations, automation department. Wayne was a thoughtful and conscientious MATCOR, as well as a pleasant person to be with. Gander ACC was well served by his contributions.
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   Roger Westmore (HQ)

   Peacefully at home, Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the age of 75.

   Much loved husband of Valerie for 50 years. Cherished father of Karen Frost (Mark) and Murray Westmore. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Jaime, Julianna and Carissa. Roger is survived by his brother Nicholas and predeceased by his brother John.

   He will be truly missed and fondly remembered by his many friends and coworkers at Transport Canada and NAV Canada.

   Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Kanata Chapel, 580 Eagleson Rd., Kanata ON. K2M1H4, 613-591-6580. Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Service in Memory of Roger will take place, Friday, March 13, 2015 at Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive at 11 a.m. In memoriam donations to Carefor Health and Community Services, the Carling Adult Day Program, appreciated. Condolences and Sharing memories can be made at www.kellyfh.ca

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   Gord Logan (VR)

   Gordon Logan. Sept 3, 1946 to Jan 12, 2015.

   Sadly, Gordon Logan passed away quietly in St Joseph's Hospital in Comox B.C. Gordon was born in Vancouver BC and retired to the Comox Valley, following a career in Air Traffic Control which spanned both Military and Civilian operations. Gordon loved to cook, golf and had a passion for wintering in his beloved Mexico. His last trip to Mexico was cut short when he became ill and made an early return home. Survived by his loving wife Shirley, Son Dale, Daughter Erin (Derek) and grandson Logan, as well as his three brothers, sister and their families.

   A celebration of life will be held at the Glacier Greens Golf Course Clubhouse in Comox, Friday, Jan 23, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm. http://www.glaciergreens.com/

   In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Society would be appreciated. http://www.heartandstroke.bc.ca/


   from Brian Harvey: Gord made friends easily and will be missed by many. Truly one of the good guys.I remember Gord's laugh and smile and always a pleasant fellow to work with.
   from Al Yeadon:  Gord was manager of Penticton Tower when I was Regional Tower Superintendent. He later transferred to Abbotsford Tower and as I recall became acting manager of Vancouver Tower (I had retired by then). As Brian mentioned, Gord was a great guy and for a number of years he supervised the ATC operation at Abbotsford International Airshow.
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   Gilbert Keirstead (QM)

   Gilbert Ellery Keirstead passed away at this residence in Riverview, N.B. on December 4th, 2014 at the age of 91.

   Born in Collina, Kings County, N.B. on March 5th, 1923 he was the eldest son of the late Oliver and Margaret (Chamberlain) Keirstead.

   Gilbert was a life member of the Collina Baptist Church and a World War II Veteran serving in the Air Force overseas followed by a career as an Air Traffic Controller until his retirement. His hobbies were many including fishing on the Miramichi, golfing, ham radio, and driving his motorcycle, just to mention a few. He was a life member in the Shriners, Masons, Legion and various lodges. The happiest memories for his family was the camp at Brown's Yard where summers were filled with family and friends boating, swimming and having a great time together. It was Freda's favorite place.

   He is survived by his son's Darryl (Joanne), Larry (Lynda) Dale, Ron; daughters Wendy Langille (Stephen), Marsha Keirstead (Bill Gillcash), Pam Krueger (Danny); brother Herb (Velma); sister-in-law Doris Keirstead Thorne; second wife Hildegard Russell; grandchildren Trevor, Christa, Ben, Michael, Christopher, Willow, Samantha,Dustin; great-grandchildren Dillon, Zach, Oliver, Julia, Addison, Phinley and Piper. Besides his parents Gil was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years Freda (Read) Keirstead, brother Ronald Keirstead, sister Betty Keirstead and brother-in-law Harold Crealock.

   We will be forever grateful for the kindness, friendship and caring people at Canterbury Hall where Dad always was loved and cared for.

   In honoring Gilbert's request there will be no funeral service or visitation. A spring graveside service for family and friends will be held at the beautiful Riverbank Cemetery, Riverbank, N.B.

   If desired, donations to the Riverbank Cemetery or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home & Crematorium (372-4800). www.keirsteads.ca

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   Trevor Paine (HQ)

   Trevor Gordon Stanford Paine: After a brave and gallant battle with cancer, Trevor passed into the hands of God, peacefully at home, on November 18, 2014, in the presence of his beloved wife of 63 years, Yolanda (Bobby),and children. He is pre-deceased by his father Kenneth, his mother Barbara, his brother Patrick, his sister-inlaw Patricia White and his treasured granddaughter Katherine. Trevor is survived by his wife Yolanda, and his four children Peter, Gillian (Alain), Mark and Brenda (Marc). He will be lovingly remembered as a special Grandig/Gang-Gang by his grandchildren Stephen, Sarah, Emily and Robyn and his four great-grandchildren Olive, William, Masatoshi and Yoko.

   Trevor was born in India and joined the Indian Air Force and upon his graduation from high school at the age of 17. He immediately trained for his commission as an Officer and shortly thereafter received his wings as a Pilot. He was part of the IAF team that extracted the Dalai Lama to freedom and always spoke modestly about his actions and meeting the young spiritual leader. During reconnaissance flights in Northern India, flying a DC3 and equipped with a simple box Brownie camera, he also warned of external threats to the area by providing evidence of the build up of troops and supply lines. Trevor had many stories to tell of his exploits as a pilot and his travels across the world at the helm of the controls. Following in the footsteps of his father, he was also a Mason with Golconda Lodge (EC), India.

   After his career in the Indian Air Force, the family moved to England in 1960 where Trevor continued his love of aviation by moving from the cockpit to the control tower - as an Air Traffic Controller in 1961 at Gatwick airport and then at Heathrow airport in London. He was a proud member of the guild of the guardians of the sky, making sure that aircraft and passengers transited safely and were handed off across the air waves to a safe landing at their destination.

   Moving to Canada in 1967, Trevor joined the Civilian Aviation Branch of the Federal Department of Transport and worked in the control tower at Malton International Airport. In July 1970, he progressed on to the Transportation Headquarters in Ottawa assuming roles of increasing responsibility and influence over air traffic safety. It was in Ottawa that he and Bobby finally settled and were able to put down roots. He played a significant role in the modernization of Canada's air traffic control systems, both civilian and military, in addition to assisting in the development of collision avoidance systems. Air travelers today are unknowingly indebted to his vision and efforts.

   A world-renowned expert in Air Traffic Control, Trevor chaired many International Civil Aviation Organization committees and was actively sought out by industry and countries alike, for his advice. He was actively engaged with Air Traffic Control upgrades through his consulting efforts to Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Jamaica and with BARCO, Solacom and Harris Systems. Even up to his last few days, he was still offering advice to his clients.

   Trevor was respected by many for his steadfastness and no nonsense approach to work and life, something that he has passed along to his children. He was proud of all he accomplished in his passion for aviation and, as a Pilot, was able to approach air traffic control from the standpoint of the one with the stick in their hand. Trevor will be lovingly remembered as a man of indefatigable strength and devotion and will be sorely missed by his family, friends and business associates around the world.

   The family would like to thank Dr. David MacMillan and Zelda of Activecare Medical Clinics and the entire palliative care team led by Dr. Lisa Cross for their immeasurable support and compassion through a very trying time. In memory of Trevor, donations can be made to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

   Friends are invited to a Celebration of Trevor's Life at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa, on Monday, November 24, from 2-5 p.m. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at mcgarryfamily.ca 613-728-1761 http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/1004468/Paine-Trevor.php


   from Moe Vyas: ... We knew Trevor well for the past three decades. It was always great fun meeting him and that we did many, many times either at his home, or ours or restaurants. He was indeed a man from whom you learnt lot about life and yes about many aspects of air traffic management. He will remain an unforgettable character in our minds for ever.

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   Barb Matthews(EG)

   Barb Matthews: November 28, 1957 - November 14, 2014

   It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Barb after a 4 year battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her children, Darci and Jason Telicki; husband, Owen; brothers, Pat Slager (Wendy) and Murry Fowler; sister, Maureen Juker; as well as numerous other family and friends. Barb was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Joan Slager.

   Barb worked as an air traffic controller in the High North specialty in Edmonton Centre for almost 25 years, a job she was very proud of.

   A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the dedicated doctors and nurses of the Cross Cancer institute in Edmonton.br />
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   Walter Bulbeck (CC [Cornwall] )

   BULBECK, Walter Theodore - Peacefully, at Hospice Cornwall on Tuesday October 21, 2014 in his 80th year. Beloved father of Anne-Marie Bulbeck (Frank Hummell) of Long Sault, Ontario and Greg Bulbeck (Paula Steffler) of London, Ontario. Devoted husband of 40 years to the late Muriel Irene (Marsh) Bulbeck. Sadly missed by sisters Anne Latz (Robert) of Seattle and Vivian Drabik of Winnipeg and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Theodore and Maria Bulbuck, sisters Dora Bezan, Margaret Haggerty and Tena Pitze, and brother William Bulbuck.

   Visitation will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall on Monday October 27, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Cremation has taken place. Interment at Arkona Cemetery in Arkona, Ontario will take place at a later date. Thank you to all for your thoughts, prayers, phone calls and visits during Walter's final days; they were greatly appreciated.

    A special thank you to the ever so caring and compassionate staff and volunteers at Hospice Cornwall. Your kindness will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Walter's memory to Carefor Hospice Cornwall, The Shriners Hospitals for Children or to a charity of your choice. Online messages of condolences may be made in the obituary section of: www.wilsonfuneralhome.ca

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   Mark Alexander Frail (QX)
   Mark Alexander Frail 65, of Falmouth, Hants County, NS, formerly of Gander, NL, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at home. Born in Halifax, he was a son of George Frail, Centreville and the late Marion (Moses) Frail.

   He had been employed as an air traffic controller with Transport Canada and NavCanada in Gander retiring after 30 years as Manager of I.F.R. Training.

   Mark was very passionate about his community, selflessly giving of his time by volunteering to many groups and organizations. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Gini (Hunter) Frail; a daughter, Kimberly Frail (Geoff Harder), Edmonton, AB; a son, Zachary (Amanda Roy), Moncton, NB; three sisters, Patricia Maxwell, Toronto; Eleanor (Arnold) Melanson, Truro; Pamela Frail (Brian Steeves), Wolfville; two grandchildren, Sophie and Simon Harder.

    There will be no visitation, by request. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville, Reverend David Hunter officiating. Donations in memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. On-line inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

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   James C. Douglas Reid (QM)

   C. Douglas Reid, 79, of Monarch Hall and formerly of Riverview, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

   Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Cecil and Jennie (Wilson) Reid. Douglas was a retired General Manager of the Air Traffic Control Centre in Riverview and worked for the United Nations in Saudia Arabia. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Riverview and was involved in several community clubs. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, bridge and curling. He played many sports and especially loved his Patriots and Red Sox.

   Douglas will be sadly missed by his wife, Rosanna (Collette) Reid; children, Wendy Publicover (David) and Brian, both of Riverview and Bruce (Elizabeth) of Bedford, NS; cherished grandchildren, Neil and Lyle Reid, Jack and Laura Publicover; sister, Marie McGrath (Douglas) of Moncton and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Flora McBeath.

   No visitation hours by personal request. Celebration of Life Service for Douglas will be held at Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 1:30pm, with Rev. Dr. Andy O'Neill officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery, Moncton. In memory of Douglas, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Alzheimer Society or a memorial of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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   James 'Scott' Hainer (VR)

   James Scott Hainer (known by all as 'Scott') was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on July 20th, 1931.

   We are all saddened of his passing on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. He leaves behind his wonderful wife, Vivian who loved and cared for him unconditionally; his two children, Susan (aka "Marnie") and William (aka "Brad") who cared deeply for their dad. He will be missed by his family and many, many friends as well.

   He will be missed for his sense of humor and of knowing just what to say (sometimes "good" and sometimes "not so good"), that was the way he was. He was straight forward and to the point. He was a wonderful provider. We love and miss you. You will stay in our hearts for as long as we each are here on earth. ~ Love always.

   Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at 1:30pm at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Ave, Surrey. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Published in the Peace Arch News, White Rock, B.C.

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   James Forbes (QX)

   JAMES FORBES passed away peacefully at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Wednesday, September 23rd , 2014, James Forbes, age 90.

   Predeceased by his parents James and Harriet (nee-Taylor) of Carbonear, wife Noreen (Nee-Kent) and brother Cyril of St. John's. Left to mourn with loving memories are his sons Barry (Jill) of West Hill, ON; Kent (Myrtle) of Middleton, NS; Neal (Brenda) of Gander, grandchildren Rod, Ryan, Ian and Andrew, great-grandchildren Patrick, Erin, Jasmine, Andrew and Riley, sister-in-law Peg Forbes of St. John's and a large circle of family and friends. Especially remembered by his dog Missy.

   The family want to give special thanks to Karen, Iris, and all the staff of the Orthopedic Ward at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, and to Staceys Funeral Home, and Rev. Kathy Brett.

   Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Thursday, September 25th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Friday, September 26th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 27th at 2:00 P.M. from Fraser Road United Church. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Mr. Forbes memory may be made to the Gander and Area SPCA or a Charity of One's Choice. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca

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   Len Kalichuk (QM)

   LEONARD A. KALISCHUK, 81, of Lakeville, N.B. passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Moncton Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born in Sifton, Manitoba, on October 6, 1932, he was the son of the late John J. Kalichuk and the late Paulina Slonowski.

   Len had a long career as an Air Traffic Controller. In his early years he played professional baseball and was a professional curler. He was an active member of the Victoria Gardens Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dieppe, ministering in surrounding areas in past years too. As part of his volunteer service and ministry he worked in the Pastoral Care Dept. at the Moncton City Hospital for many years.

   He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 37 years; Lisa Helen (Pelicos) of Lakeville, and his dearly loved children: his son, Matthew James Kalichuk and daughter, Gina T. Kalichuk. Len grew up in a loving family of 13 children. He is survived by his brothers: Walter, Alfred, Mervin; and sisters: Josephine and Ollie (Olga). He is also survived by several nephews and nieces and their children. He is predeceased by siblings: Adolph, Ann, Louis, Victoria, Rose, Zenia and Adeline.
   Len's family is comforted in knowing that they will see him again, knowing he is in the safest place imaginable, in God's loving memory, to be resurrected to live again when God's will is done on earth as it is in heaven. (John 5:28,29; Matthew 6:10).

   A Memorial service will be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 668 Champlain St., Dieppe, New Brunswick. (Phone: 506-853-3006). Interment will follow at a later date. Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) in care of arrangements. Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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   Dick Cowan (WGZ)

   SAMUEL RICHARD COWAN Peacefully, with family by his side, Richard passed away on August 10, 2014.

   Richard's memory will be cherished by his devoted children; Margaret, John (Janis), Cathie (Kurt); and grandchildren Andrew, Megan (Kevin), Stuart, Rachel and Owen. Richard was predeceased by his loving wife Betty (Stobbs); sister Mary (Waggoner); brother Robert and parents Fred and Nora (Arscott) Cowan.

   Richard was born in Killarney, MB on July 10, 1925 and grew up on the family farm in Deepdale, MB. He attended Sunny Slope School, and while growing up he helped out with chores around the farm, played baseball, fished the nearby creeks, and went to dances in nearby Roblin, MB. When the family moved to Winnipeg, Richard attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and then he worked several jobs until he got his accreditation as a Radio Operator with the Department of Transport in 1945 and he was posted at Chesterfield Inlet, NU, Duck Lake, SK; and at Saskatoon, SK. Richard applied to Air Traffic Control and after training in Cornwall, ON, he received his licence in 1953 and worked in the Air Traffic Control Towers of Saskatoon and Winnipeg. While stationed in Saskatoon, he met Betty, the love of his life and they were married on October 4, 1954. After a few years of marriage and transfers between Saskatoon and Winnipeg, Richard and Betty moved to Winnipeg and raised their three children.

   During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s air traffic was busy and stressful at Winnipeg International Airport and with shift work, Richard relied on Betty to ensure the family home was in order. Richard had backyard garden each year, harvested apples for Betty's delicious apple pies, played some golf and enjoyed curling. Richard was a devoted family man, took great pride in being a father and grandfather, and provided good guidance, life skills assistance and loving support. Richard was a Free Mason and was with the Masonic Temple for 50 years. In 1965, Richard and Betty purchased a cottage at Moose Lake, MB to serve as a break from the stresses of work and so began many cherished summers of cottage life. Richard loved being at the cottage, and he looked forward to spring time fishing, boating, playing cards, picking blue berries, swimming, afternoons on the dock, and evening walks with Betty.

   Richard retired as a Tower Supervisor in 1980 and had a long and happy retirement with Betty. Together they enjoyed time at home, the cottage, being with family and friends, and traveled within Canada and Europe, cruises in the Caribbean Islands and the Panama Canal, and frequented hot vacation spots in Hawaii, Mexico and Cuba to break up the Winnipeg winters. In 1996, Richard and Betty decided to be snowbirds and stayed a few winter months each year at Apache Junction, AZ where they hiked, played cards with friends and family, and enjoyed the warm weather. Richard had a long and wonderful life, was a loyal husband and father, and provided love and guidance as a grandfather.

   The family would like to thank the nursing staff on ward E5 at St. Boniface Hospital, for their kind and compassionate care of our Dad. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Philip's Anglican Church, 240 Tache Ave., Winnipeg, with an immediate family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

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   Michel Letellier (UL)

   LETELLIER DE ST-JUST, Michel, Michel Letellier de St-Just nous a quitté sereinement dans son sommeil pour un monde meilleur le jeudi 31 juillet 2014. Il était entouré de sa famille qui l'aime.

   Fils de Gertrude Filiatrault et de feu Marcel, il laisse aussi dans le deuil son épouse Gisèle Malette, ses deux fils: David (Caroline Ouimet) et Xavier (Anick Jubainville): les filles de sa conjointe: Isabelle Dumas (Alain Vallée) et Brigitte Dumas (Darryl Sitka); ses petits-enfants adorés: Julia et Alicia (David et Cynthia Savard), Chloé (Xavier et Anick), Jean-Sébastien et Olivier (Isabelle et Alain), Gabrielle et son petit frère qui naîtra en septembre (Brigitte et Darryl). Il laisse également ses soeurs: Lise (Richard Lanthier), Diane (Marc-André Villeneuve), Jeannine (Claude Millette) et Nicole; son beau-frère, Jean-Jacques Malette (Marcelle Audet) et sa belle-soeur Lise Malette (Pierre Gascon) ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces, cousins et cousines, et ami(e)s.

    Il n'y aura pas de visite à la maison funéraire; la famille recevra les condoléances avant la messe qui aura lieu le jeudi 7 août 2014 à 10h à la Basilique Saint-Patrick située au 281, rue Nepean (entrée rue Kent) à Ottawa. Après la cérémonie, la famille se rendra au Cimetière St-François-de-Sales et se recueillera en famille dans l'intimité. Des dons peuvent être faits au Centre de cancérologie de l'Hôpital d'Ottawa (La Fondation de l'Hôpital d'Ottawa - http://fondationho.ca/). Vos messages de condoléances peuvent être envoyés à: http://www.cfo.coop/

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   Michel Letellier de St-Just passed away peacefully in his sleep for a better world Thursday, 31 July 2014 He was surrounded by his loving family.

   Son of Gertrude and the late Marcel, he also is survived by his wife Gisele Malette, his two son: David (Caroline Ouimet) and Xavier (Anick Jubainville): girls his wife Isabelle Dumas (Alain Vallée) and Brigitte Dumas (Darryl Sitka); his beloved grandchildren: Julia and Alicia (David and Cynthia Savard), Chloe (Xavier and Anick), Jean-Sebastien and Olivier (Isabelle and Alain), Gabrielle and her little brother to be born in September (Brigitte and Darryl). He also leaves his sisters, Lisa (Richard Lanthier), Diane (Marc-André Villeneuve), Jeannine (Claude Millette) and Nicole; his brother, Jean-Jacques Malette (Marcelle Audet) and his brother's wife Lise Malette (Pierre Gascon) and several nephews and nieces, cousins, and friend (s).
    There will be no visitation at the funeral home; The family will receive condolences before Mass, to be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 10 am at the Basilica of St. Patrick located at 281 Nepean Street (Kent Street entrance) in Ottawa. After the ceremony, the family will travel to St. Francis de Sales Cemetery and family will gather in private.

   Donations can be made to the Cancer Centre of the Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa Foundation Hospital - http://fondationho.ca/). Your condolences may be sent to: www.cfo.coop/


   from Phil Gies: I remember Michel's laugh and smile and always a pleasant fellow to work with.
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   Marty Sittig (MX)

   SITTIG, Marty passed away in Germany on Easter at the age of 64. He worked in St-Honoré (Chicoutimi) in the early 70s and then tried to qualify in YQB TCU. He finished his carreer in Mirabel tower when Navcanada closed the facility. Marty had been living in Germany for the last few years.

   Thanks to Alain Jacques for providing this information.

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   Lothar Steigerwald (HQ)

   STEIGERWALD, Lothar, passed away on May 26, 2014 at the age of 73. Survived by his sister Roswitha Herling of Essen, Germany.

   Lothar attained a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto in the early 70s and joined the Ministry of Transportation (later Nav Canada). He was involved with air traffic control projects and was himself a pilot.

   Lothar had an intense interest in planes, ships, locomotives and cars, particularly Audi and BMW. He was a member of a local BMW club and served on its Board of Directors. He enjoyed camping, hiking and travelling taking boat cruises and trips to many parts of the world. He also enjoyed cats and was a generous donor to the Ottawa Humane Society.


   from Moe Vyas: This is truly saddening, I had worked with Lothar in RAMP PMO for several years and had come to know him as a good engineer and a great office colleague. I have good memories of him! May God bless his soul.
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   Martin David Snedden (EG)

   SNEDDEN, Martin David Beloved husband of Wanda, of Nobleford passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the age of 67 years.

   He is the loving father of Chris and Jessica; stepfather of Brian (Krystal) Yezovich and Charlene (Howard) MacKinnon. Martin is also survived by 4 grandchildren; Kalena, Elsie, Myra and Jenae.

   A Celebration of Martin's Life will be held at the ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Email condolences to the family at condolences@generationsfh.ca. Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home 403-382-3601.

    Martin worked in the Edmonton ACC starting in 1971 till his retirement.
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   Pierre Marcotte (UL)

   Born in Montreal, Québec in 1931, Pierre passed away peacefully with his son and eldest granddaughter by his side on May 28, 2014. Predeceased by his wife Betty and daughter Michele. Cherished father of Denis and favourite "Grampy" of Rachel, Devin, Nicole, Laura and James. Fondly remembered by his siblings Claude and Micheline. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

   Friends and family are invited to visit at the St. Laurent Chapel of Hulse, Playfair& McGarry, 1200 Ogilvie Road (at Aviation Parkway) on Saturday May 31 at 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 11am. Reception to follow.

   In lieu of flowers donations in Pierre's name to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.


   from Phil Gies: I worked on the same crew 3 as Pierre 'Pete' Marcotte from 1969-1976, always a good guy to work with. During the latter part of an evening shift we would often play our own version of Jeopardy and Pete's wife Betty was the authority for anything to do with movies and she was often called. A favourite memory was the winter of '70 or '71. A big Northeastern snowstorm had closed Boston and Montreal became an alternate airport. Operations staff filled up the spare gates and then closed 10-28 and parked all the unexpected jet arrivals on that runway. When the rush was over, Pete stood up, pencil always behind his right ear, and and with his great smile, announced to all; "Send us more jets!" It was a good night with a good crew. Thanks for the memories Pete.
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   Carl Raymond Chambers (YZ/XU)

   CHAMBERS, Carl Raymond - After a brief illness, at Woodstock General Hospital, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Carl was in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Gillian (nee) Vann for 59 years. Loving father of Scott (Colleen) of London, On. and Patrick (Vicki) of Calgary, AB. Will be sadly missed by grandchildren Cameron, Alexander, Joshua and Noel. Predeceased by brother Lloyd and his wife Leila.

   The family will receive friends at the SMITH-LEROY FUNERAL HOME 69 Wellington Street North, Woodstock on Friday, May, 9 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Service to follow in the chapel on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

   In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Woodstock General Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Smith-LeRoy 519-537-3611. Personal condolences may be sent to www.smithleroy.com


   from Ron Bell: Carl was an IFR controller at Toronto ACC in the '50/60's, a golfer, an outdoorsman, skilled carpenter, and Chief of London Tower in the 1970s. A natural leader - one of the best.
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   Garnet 'Garnie' Wayne Strahl (UL/VR)

   Garnie Strahl passed away on April 2, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Garnie was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba on May 9, 1933 to the late Ernest and Hilda Strahl. He married Marja Visser in 1982 and they lived in the lower mainland until Garnie's retirement as Superintendent of Air Control for the Pacific Region in 1988. They moved to Logan Lake in 1989 before settling in Enderby in 1996.

   Garnie joined the RCAF in 1952 and was honourably discharged in September 1960. This was followed by a long career in air traffic control serving in many centres around the country and eventually becoming the Chief of ATC at Vancouver International Airport. In addition to his regular duties he was asked by the Federal Department of Transport to also act as its Liaison with the Vatican for the Pope's visit to B.C. in 1984; followed by becoming the Federal Coordinator for Expo 86.
   During his retirement Garnie was an active member of the community and was well known throughout Enderby for his endless energy and ability to help whenever and wherever help was needed.

   He will be missed by his loving wife, Marja, his 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and his 2 sisters. Memorial services will be held later in the year. Marja e-mailed her appreciation of the many messages of condolence. She is having difficulty using the telephone because her hearing is very bad. Therefore, she would like people to be aware of the following; "We are planning the Memorial Celebration of Garnie's life later in the summer when it is easier for the people who have indicated they would like to be present to get here, my family in Holland and Garnie's family across Canada and Chris in Japan,etc.


   from Phil Gies: I began my IFR training in UL ACC in January 1969. Hubert Gervais was my OJI and on the 1st shift he pointed out the guy on Arrival. Hubert said, and I remember this very clearly; "That's Garnie Strahl. Likely you will never speak to him while you're training but he will decide if you check out!" In those days in UL ACC, we had 3 crews and each had a few senior controllers who "ran" the crew. Garnie was one of these. Next shift while working East Radar I looked up and there was Garnie, standing with his hands on his hips; "Do you play Lead or Second?". Guess he heard I was from the prairies. When I replied that I didn't curl he fixed me with an almost withering look, turned on his heel and I didn't speak to him again 'til after I checked out 3 months later. In a business full of assertive people, Garnie was a strong, personable and competent controller and manager.
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   Robert 'Bob' McKeagan (QM)

   McKEAGAN, ROBERT 'BOB' - 1941 - 2014 - Robert 'Bob' McKeagan passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 with his great love, Fran, by his side. He was 72.
   Born June 14th, 1941 in Sydney, Cape Breton, he was the oldest son of Helen (Waterman) McKeagan and the late Lauchlin McKeagan. Bob will dearly be missed by his loving wife of 47 years, Fran (Loder); daughter Tania (Jeff) Johnston of Kanata, ON; son Scott (Elaine) of Oshawa, ON; grandchildren, Kyra, Keagan, Noah and Liam; sister Sharron Rigby of Sackville, NS; brother Richard (Trish) of Rockland, ON; sisters in law Elaine (Abner) Cooper, Beverly (Gordon) Mullin; and brothers in law Derek (Phyllis) Loder and Alan (Willie) Loder as well as many nieces and nephews.

   Bob grew up as a boy scout and in 1957 received his pilot`s licence. He was a graduate of Sydney Academy and following graduation he went on to pursue his love of flying earning his commercial pilots licence as well as becoming an Air Traffic Controller. While working at the ATC Centre in Riverview he developed many, many great friendships and memories that he held dearly. He enjoyed every day especially his last three years as an instructor. Bob was a great fan of all sports. He was a long-time member of the Beaver Curling Club where he served on the Board of Directors and volunteered at the World Curling, Brier, and Canadian Junior Championships. Bob loved coaching minor baseball and played softball himself. You could always find "Lucky" at the Moncton Mets baseball games. Bob loved the game of golf and the time that it allowed him to spend with his buddies at the Mapleton Golf Course. He was a season ticket holder to the AHL teams that came through the city, always making friends with the visiting teams. This great passion for hockey led him to the QMJHL where he worked as an off ice official for 20 years, the last number of years as the Head of Off Ice Officials for the Moncton Wildcats. In 2009-2010, he was awarded the Commitment of Excellence Award from the Wildcats, he truly cherished this recognition. Poppy loved watching his grandchildren play their various sports. They will always remember their poppy asking them to get him a goal, a hit, or a save.

   The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869 -2007) on Monday from 6-8 PM. The funeral service will be held from St. Paul's United Church (404 Cleveland Ave., Riverview) on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 2 PM with Rev. Steve Berube and Rev. Andy O'Neill officiating. The interment will take place in Alderwood Cemetery at a later date. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Paul's United Church would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca.


   from John "JJ" Corbett: Bob was a highly respected and very accomplished low level procedural controller YQM ACC. Never "Pushed" aircraft over to YHZ TCU arrival.
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   Daniel Fowler (QM)

   Daniel Fowler of Moncton passed away at the Moncton Hospital on February 5th, 2014 at the age of 78.

   Born in Moncton, NB on October 22nd, 1935, he was the youngest son of the late Edward and Vera Marjorie (Bell). Daniel is survived by his loving wife Phyllis (Wilson) of 58 years, children, Shane (Rita), Sharon Wells (Ralph), and Terry. Grandchildren, Leslie Lepage (Mike), Bradley Fowler, Melissa, John, Daniel Wells (Holly Hamilton), Brennan and Daniel Fowler, great grandchildren, Coralie Lepage and Christopher Wells, and brother Donnie (Frances). Aside from his parents, Daniel is predeceased by his brothers, Jack and Bill.

   Daniel began his career with the Canadian Navy and then worked as an air traffic controller until his retirement with 35 years of dedicated service. With his love of hunting and salmon fishing, upon his retirement he and Phyllis began their joint venture, Nash Bar Lodge on the Miramichi for a period of 10 years. With over 50 years as a guide, his guests included Lee Wulf and many others. Community was important to him and was shown through his support to the Sunny Brae Legion where he was a member for over 50 years, Young At Heart Seniors Club, Past President and Life member of the New Brunswick Wildlife Federation, the Moncton Fish & Game Assoc., and the St. Anthony Snowmobile Club.

   Resting at Fair Haven Funeral Home with visitation on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a memorial service on Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A Legion service will take place prior to the memorial service at 1:50 p.m. Internment will take place at a later date at Gray's Island Cemetery, Hillsborough. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the N.B. Heart & Stroke Foundation, Friends of the Moncton Hospital, Sunny Brae Legion or donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Fair Haven Funeral Home, 1177 Salisbury Road, Moncton, (506)852-3530

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   John Charles 'Jack' McDonald (HQ)

   John Charles 'Jack' McDonald (HQ), Transport Canada, Retired.
   John passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the age of 76.

   Beloved husband of Sylvia (née Morrison). Proud and loving father of Kim, Troy (Cathy) and Scott (Susan). Cherished Papa of Dylan and Kayla. Dear brother of George (Gina), Kathryn Boyko, the late Bill, the late Jim, Corrine Ciambella (Serafino), and Betty Aboud. Jack will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

   Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home - Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean, ON, K2J 4G3.

   A Memorial Service will be held at Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd, Nepean on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. In Memoriam donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca

   from Sylvia MacDonald (Jack MacDonald's wife):

   Life Story: Jack MacDonald was 'a man for all seasons'. Published on: December 10, 2014 in The Ottawa Citizen.
   Jack MacDonald (1937-2014) - By Sylvia MacDonald
   Born: March 9, 1937 in Sydney, N.S. Died: Jan. 26, 2014 in Ottawa of a heart attack
   My husband, John Charles MacDonald, affectionately called Jack, the son of a Cape Breton steelworker, came from humble beginnings but through hard work and perseverance attained great success and was respected by all who came into contact with him.
Jack was born on Mar. 9, 1937 in Sydney, N.S. He passed away suddenly on Jan. 26, 2014 of a heart attack. He was the oldest of seven children. His schooling was average except for missing a year at the age of seven due to pleurisy. He graduated from Sydney Academy in 1955. Jobs were scarce in Cape Breton and he did not have the funds to attend university. A notice in the post office for a career as a radio operator with training and pay looked like a great opportunity. So he headed off to St. John Vocational School in New Brunswick.
   After completing the course, he was posted to Nottingham Island in the Arctic (an uninhabitable island) for 14 months in 1958-59 at the weather station. He said there were two buildings, one they lived in and the other was the weather station. There was a rope between the two that was used in case of whiteouts. The station was comprised of five employees and two Inuit families who the government hired to look after the buildings and sled dogs. Life at the weather station was cold and desolate but it was a stepping stone to furthering his education. Jack's replacement there was his brother, George.
   After the north, Jack was posted to Sydney Airport. It was at this point that we met. That Christmas Jack sent a message to George: "Let's go to university." George's reply was, "OK, but what will we take?" After some thought they settled on engineering. They both enrolled at Dalhousie. The main way he paid for his education was working as a radio operator in the summers. The first summer he worked on the ice breaker, Labrador. On their way north they ran into a hurricane. Jack was the only one on board able to man the station as everyone else was sick. He was sure they weren't going to survive the trip. He also worked at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, which is Canada's largest federal centre for oceanographic research, and Camperdown Marine Radio.
   After graduation, we moved to Ottawa and Jack started working at Transport Canada. Other than a short term in Marine Branch, he worked in Air Navigation Services. He was involved in modernizing Canada's air traffic system. In 1986 he was made director of the Technical Services Branch, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.
   Jack's passion, aside from family and work, was sports. When our three children were very young, he played and helped coach the Barrhaven Men's Fastball Team. He was a long time member of the Hunt & Golf Club. Once the children were involved in sports, he became a coach, umpire and huge fan. He coached for Pinecrest Little League for many years. The boys and I would meet him at the ball diamond when he was on his way home from work, with a change of clothes and an apple. In the winter he would switch to coaching hockey for Nepean Minor Hockey and for a few years was on the board of NMHA. One year he coached three teams and we didn't have a child playing on one team.
   He was extremely proud of his family. He presented our daughter, Kim, with her engineering ring at Carleton. Jack was amazed at Troy's skills and his ability to build us a four-season sun room. Jack's love of sports led Scott to attend the University of Michigan on a track scholarship. Our grandson son, Dylan, was the joy of his life and Jack was thrilled that he was involved in sports and he, of course, was Dylan's biggest supporter, especially in hockey.
   In June 2013 we celebrated our 50th wedding. Jack was my best friend and soulmate and a man of integrity, principle, kindness and encouragement.

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   Yvan-Miville Des Chênes (QB)   1946 - 2014

   Yvan Miville Des Chênes passed away January 19, 2014, at the age of 67, husband of Carmen Tardif. He was living in Quebec City.
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   Au CHUL, le 19 janvier 2014, à l'âge de 67 ans, est décédé monsieur Yvan-Miville Des Chênes, époux de madame Carmen Tardif. Il demeurait à Québec.

   Il laisse dans le deuil, outre son épouse; ses enfants : Ann-Miville Des Chênes (Martin Bergeron) et Lynn-Miville Des Chênes (Luc Martin); ses petits-enfants : Pénélope, Virginie, Marie-Laurence, Marc-Antoine et Juliette; ses belles-sours et beaux-frères : France Chamberland (feu Jean Miville-Deschênes), feu Yolande Miville-Deschênes, Georgette Tardif (feu Ulric Desjardins), feu Louis Tardif (Étiennette Larouche), Jacqueline Tardif, Gisèle Tardif (feu Jean-Marie Synnett), Denise Tardif, Donald Tardif (Francine Savard); ainsi que ses neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines et ami(e)s des familles Des Chênes et Tardif ainsi que de nombreux amis et collègues.

   Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à la Fondation Maurice Tanguay, 4815, boulevard de l'Ormière, bureau 280, Québec, QC G1P 1K6, (418) 627-5527.


   from Phil Gies: I met Yvan in the early '70s in UL ACC and I recall him as a pleasant person who always dressed in a suit and tie. He had a career in aviation in Quebec beyond atc. Link to an article in le Soleil .

   from Alain Jacques: In the early 90s when Québec TCU was transfered to YUL, he did come to work in the center for a while but never moved out of Québec city. After a short stay he retired and started his own business as an aviation consultant. Until his death he worked for one for the CBC RDI news network as an aviation specialist on aviation news.
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   Carl Smith (YJ)

   SMITH, Carl Olof Person DFC, CD January 15, 1924 -January 11, 2014 Carl died gently at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital on Saturday January 11, 2014.

   Carl was predeceased by his wife Lila, daughter Diane and sister Alethea. He is survived by his companion of 32 years Elmyra Stevenson, daughter Gail Rycroft (Jim), son-in-law John Rodger, grandchildren Steve, Shawn and Kim, great-grandchildren Evan, Connor and Kayla, brother Dave (Helen) and sister Olive, also Ken Cloak (Sharon), Cory and Breanne, and Arlene Urness, by his nieces and nephews, Lara (Jon), Christine, Lynn (Dale), Lorene (Ben), Cheryl (Greg), Maryanne (Bill), Robert (Windy) and Douglas (Wendy).

   Carl's passions were flying, gardening and cooking. Starting when he was in his teens Carl loved to fly, from various training aircraft to Lancaster and Halifax bombers in World War II (where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross), Sabres and T-33s in the Air Reserve and finally Canso water bombers in the 60's.

   At Carl's request there will be no funeral service. A remembrance tea will be held at his home on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 2:30 PM. A special thank you goes out to the staff and volunteers in the Palliative Care Unit at the hospital for their incredible care and compassion at such a stressful time. Per ardua ad astra. We will remember him.


   from Norm Dyck: Carl had a very interesting background in addition to being Victoria Tower Chief for many years. He flew either Lancaster or Halifax bombers overseas during World War II at the age of 18 I believe and was awarded the DFC. Came back to Canada, became CO of the City of New Westminster 443 Air Reserve Squadron flying aircraft such as the Harvard, Mustang, and Sabre. Also flew the MARS water bomber for a while.
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   Matthew John Garth Nosworthy (WG)

   Matthew John Nosworthy, April 5, 1951 - January 9, 2014 After a short, but courageous battle with cancer, it is with love and great sadness, that we announce the passing of Garth Nosworthy on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the age of 62 years. Garth's final days were spent surrounded by family, friends and the unwavering love and dedication of his wife of 40 years of marriage, Leslie Nosworthy. Left to cherish Garth's memory are his wife Leslie; daughter Lindsay; son Gregory; brother Donald Nosworthy; as well as many lifelong friends and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Matthew Nosworthy; Jean Nosworthy; stepmom Dorothy Nosworthy; and his sister Ann MacKellar.

   Born and raised in Winnipeg, Garth attended Montrose Elementary School, Grant Park High School and the University of Winnipeg. He learned to play guitar starting at the age of five. By the time he was 12 years old, Garth was playing in The Sonics, TC and the Provincials, and then The Mongrels. Being an avid part of the 1960s Winnipeg music rock scene, The Mongrels, managed by Lorne Saifer and produced by Randy Bachman, signed with RCA USA and then Capital Records USA. Over the past 20 years, he continued his love of music and performing which led to the incarnation of the Family/Children's Entertainers "Just Kiddin". Just Kiddin' released three CDs, two of which were nominated for a Prairie Music Award and one "Imagination" won the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment.

   Garth became an air traffic controller on January 17, 1972, where he worked until his retirement in January 24, 2007. Starting in Thunder Bay Tower and then onto Regina Tower, Garth returned to Winnipeg Tower in 1974 and then ultimately worked in the Winnipeg Area Control Centre, Terminal, as a Supervisor, until his retirement. After retirement, he returned to work for two years, teaching air traffic control, which Garth enjoyed immensely.

   He was a man of many talents and of great commitment. He will be remembered for his quick wit and fabulous sense of humour. Garth's loyalty, generosity of his time and spirit will outlive his memory. He worked tirelessly as President of Ecole Tuxedo Park Parent Council to successfully prevent the school's closure. Garth coached his son's hockey teams over the years and was loved by the kids he coached. Garth was always running someone's campaign, planning retirement parties and tributes to anyone he felt deserving. Nothing was ever too much trouble and he had a heart of gold. Leslie and Garth had the opportunity to travel over the past few years to Europe and more recently New York where they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The many family vacations to Hawaii were his favourite and he felt so fortunate to have that time together with Leslie, Lindsay and Greg. Garth was an incredible father, always being there for his kids at every ballet recital, swimming lesson, hockey game and band concert.

   His family was his life and he will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Garth's life will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Anglican Church, 3830 Roblin Boulevard. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Health Sciences Centre for their compassionate care. Also thank you to our dear friends, Cliff Levi and Pat Benjaminson for all of your help at a very difficult time. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com


   from Phil Gies: There have been all sorts of people in the atc business. Many are 'forthright', positive, and do-ers and a surprising number are musicans. Garth was all of these and more. A pleasure to work with - always; one of the good guys - always.

   On Sunday, January 19, 2014, John Einarson wrote an excellent article in the Winnipeg Free Press. Here is a link to The Unsung Hero article. Thanks John.

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   Walter Stanley Galka (WG)

   Walter Stanley Galka died Wednesday, January 1, 2014, aged 81 years.

   Walter was born on December 29, 1932 at Walkleyburg, Manitboa. He was the youngest of nine children born to Rozalia and Josepho Galka. Walter was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Amelia and Mary, and brothers John and Stanley. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Jean, his sons Brian and Mark, sister Josephine (Sophie), brothers Edward and Charlie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

   During Walter's early years he worked on the family farm and then briefly with Manitoba Hydro installing transmission lines. For a brief period afterwards he was enrolled in pilot training at CFB Moose Jaw where he flew Harvard trainers. In 1956 he began a career in air traffic control; a venture which would last 36 years. Walter belonged to the second class of air traffic controllers and worked for Transport Canada in Regina Tower, the Winnipeg Area Control Centre, and the regional office where he worked as a training coordinator until his retirement in 1992. During his 36 year tenure as an air traffic controller Walter never had an incident and was responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of thousands of aircraft and millions of passengers and crew.

   Walter enjoyed a drive in the country out to places such as Buffalo Pound Provincial Park and Craven SK, or Oak Hammock Marsh and Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba where he and his family would take the family dog, Max, out for a run. Other activities which Walter enjoyed included canoeing with the family and golfing. In later years he and Jean enjoyed leisurely walks or drives through St. Vital Park in Winnipeg.

   Walter will be remembered for his playful nature and he appreciated a good joke up to his passing. He touched many lives in countless ways and will be missed by many.

   Remembrance Service, January 7, Victoria General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, officiant John Friesen. Donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements, Bardal Funeral Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba.


   from Joyce Yuel: ...Thanks for sharing that Glenn(Clark), I have so often wondered how Wally was, I have not seen him since he retired and he was always a consummate gentleman, he was one of the people that I really missed when we were all affected by the Nav Can closures. I kept hoping I would run into him somewhere so I could visit with him again. He reminded me so much of my own father and made me smile everyday, just as you and Al and Mike and John did. ssA truly wonderful man.
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   Robert 'Bob' Acheson (OW) August 8, 1937 - December 31, 2013

   Air Traffic Controller (Retired). Peacefully at the Queensway-Carleton Hospital on Tuesday December 31, 2013 at the age of 76, after a valiant battle with lung cancer.

   Beloved husband of Lynne and loving father of Michael (Denise) and Mark. Proud and dear "Grampa" to Jessica (Cameron), Christopher,Kelsey and Michaela. A private family interment will be held. In Memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

   Memorial Site Details: http://beechwood.permavita.com/site/RobertBobAcheson.html
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   Greg Leitch (WG)

   On Saturday, December 21, 2013, Greg died at the Deer Lodge Centre at the age of 91 years.

   Greg was born in La Broquerie, MB on April 2, 1922. He served in the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War; after that making a career in Radio and Radar Operations for Canadian Aviation. During Greg's vacation and retirement time he was an avid traveller, hiker and mountain biker and at age 65, he hiked the Chilcoot Trail. During his time in Winnipeg, Greg and his buddies were frequent visitors of Salisbury House on Ellice Avenue.

   In compliance with Greg's wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Wojcik's Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204-897-4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
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   George Asselin (ULZ)

   George Asselin; Selon ses désirs George sera incinéré dans les heures qui viendront. Son épouse Fernande et ses deux enfants recevront vos condoléances dimanche le 15 décembre de 14h00 à 18 :00 à La Coopérative Funéraire des Laurentides, 2480 Curé-Labelle, Prévost, Qc. J0R 1T0, 450.565.6464 http://www.coopfunerairelaurentides.org


   According to George's wishes, he will be cremated. His wife Fernande and his two children will receive condolences Sunday, December 15, 2 - 6pm. at La Coopérative Funéraire des Laurentides, 2480 Curé-Labelle, Prévost, Qc. J0R 1T0, 450.565.6464 http://www.coopfunerairelaurentides.org


   from Alain Jacques: Last week, at the age of 67, at his residence in Prévost QC, George Asselin died of a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife Fernande, his son François and a daughter Manon. George worked at St-Honoré (Chicoutimi), Sept-Îles, YUL TCU and Dorval Tower as a supervisor.
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   John Marshall 'Jack' Garbutt (OW) Maj R.C.A.F (Ret'd) (former Transport Canada and Nav Canada employee)

   Peacefully at home, December 9, 2013 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Judy. Dear father to Shari (Gary Montano), and Derek (Jane). Loving grandfather of Ashley, Douglas, Courtney and Alyssa. Also survived by sisters Norma Wilkinson (Harry), Irene French (Rick), Kathy Fischer (Peter); brothers James (Sharon), Danny (Mary); sister-in-law Debi Garbutt, predeceased by brother Gary. Much loved by many nieces and nephews.

   The family is especially grateful to Dr. Susan Gick of Community Palliative Medicine Associates and to nurses Holly, Heather and Bev for their professional expertise in providing care at home.

   Family and friends of Jack's are welcomed to attend a memorial celebration for him at the Carp Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 115 Rivington St., Carp on Saturday, December 21st from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Tributes, donations and condolences may also be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
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   Gordon Albert Kingsley (EGZ)

   KINGSLEY, Gordon Albert

   The family of Gordon Albert Kingsley is saddened to announce his passing on December 5, 2013, in Saanichton, British Columbia, at the age of 85 years.

   Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his children, Debbie Kingsley (Barry), Jodi Reiter (Gerry), Lisa Kingsley (Christian), Kelly Pourbaix (Alex) and Ron Kingsley (Kathy). His grandchildren Aaron Neyrinck; Samantha Reiter; Karsten, Aleksandra and Cassandra Popowich; Claire and Georgia Pourbaix; and Max and Katie Kingsley, will cherish many happy memories of Gordon. He is also survived by a loving sister, Eileen Pierce, and her children Gregg and Helen.

   Gordon was born October 20, 1928, in Eriksdale, Manitoba, to parents Cecil and May, and spent his childhood in Codette, Saskatchewan. Following Cecil Kingsley's passing during Gordon's youth, Gordon was raised by his mother May and stepfather Peter Morris.

   Over his 30-year career as an air traffic controller, Gordon brought his remarkable skill and dedication first to the Calgary Airport, then to the Edmonton Municipal Airport. He spent the majority of his working years at the Edmonton International Airport, where he eventually became Tower Chief. Even on the weekends, Gord's love of aviation was apparent when he piloted his plane back to Codette, Saskatchewan to check his crops, sometimes bringing his children along on these flights.

   After his well-earned retirement to Vancouver Island in 1985, Gord enjoyed golfing, curling, fishing in his boat Lorelei on Juan de Fuca Straits, and relaxing in the sun. He loved socializing and will be missed by many close friends. Gordon was introduced to his daughter, Deb McCullough, and her son, Sean, in recent years.

   Gordon's family is grateful to Dr. Morton and the Saanich Peninsula Hospital staff for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honour Gordon's memory are invited to donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. A celebration of Gordon's life is being planned for a later date in Leduc, Alberta. Interment will follow in the spring in Nipawin, Saskatchewan.

          Published in The Edmonton Journal on Dec. 13, 2013
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   Peter Martin (OW)

   MARTIN, Peter J.
   After a courageous battle with cancer, Peter passed away at the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre on Thursday, November 28th, 2013, at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife Gertraude (nee Mueller) and his son Gordon (Andrea). He is predeceased by his son David (Tammy). He was the grandfather of Sarah, Chelsea and Jessica. Dear brother of Donald and Elizabeth Procter.

   Peter retired from the NAV CAN Air Traffic Control Simulation Centre. He was a longtime member of St. Timothy's Church and its choir, a long-time volunteer of the Ottawa branch - Ontario Genealogical Society, as well as the Gracefield Presbyterian Camp.

   Family and friends are invited to gather at St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Drive, for a service in his memory on Monday, December 2nd at 11 a.m., with refreshments to follow. For those wishing, donations to the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre are appreciated.

   Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 30, 2013

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   Jack Seylor (YB)

   SEYLER, Jack (John)

   Peacefully at Huntsville Memorial Hospital on November 7, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Dearly loved husband of Gertrude (nee Schnarr). Beloved father of Joan Sargeant (Dave), Sharon Seyler (Robert Guthe), Marilyn Polkinghorne (Eric-deceased), Heather Kearns (Keith) and John Seyler (Manon). Cherished grandpa of Amy, Lindsay (Chuck), Laura, Kayla, John-Travis and Melanie (Patrick). Fondly remembered by extended family and friends, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Sophia (nee Kreuger), sisters; Lillian Seyler, Marie Seyler, Florence Marchand, May Kress and brother; Carl Seyler.

   A veteran of WWII, Jack spent most of his working life as Chief of Air Traffic Control at the North Bay Airport. He was an avid stamp collector and former president of the North Bay Stamp Club.

   Special thanks to dad's caregiver, Lynda West. Family will receive friends at the McGUINTY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday from 11 am till 1:45 pm. Funeral service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (725 Ferguson St. North Bay) on Tuesday at 2pm. Interment to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

   Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Redeemer Lutheran Church of North Bay would be gratefully appreciated by his family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McGuinty Funeral Home www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com

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   Dean Broadfoot (HQ)

   BROADFOOT, Dean; July 31, 1928 - November 6, 2013.

   After a lengthy illness, Dean passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 with his family by his side. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years Jean (Hamilton), children Bonnie (Glenn Zuran) and Donald (Sandysunshine), brother Lyle and sister Louise (Phil Belanger), "Uncle Dean" will be sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews.

   Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Dean left his roots as a young man to embark on an adventurous life. He was fortunate to have been at the forefront of post WWII aircrew who paved the way for all newcomers in the R.C.A.F. Dean served in the R.C.A.F. from 1947 to 1972 as a pilot and rose to the rank of Squadron Leader (Major). As a member of 426 Squadron, he served in the Korean War. One of his most memorable accomplishments was piloting the first transatlantic flight of the Comet - brand new technology at the time. When he retired from the military in 1972, after serving for 25 years he was flying the Boeing 707. In his "next" career Dean was with the Department of Transport where he was Chief - Air Navigation Policies and Standards, serving for another 24 years.

   Dean was a kind and gentle man. Family and friends will dearly miss his passionate and humorous retelling of his stories. He inspired many young men and women in his work with the 211 Air Cadet Squadron where he was the Commanding Officer for 5 years.

   Dean will be remembered for his dedication to his family, his lifelong fascination with everything to do with flight and airplanes, his dry wit, as well as his appreciation for a shared cold pint. He was a perfectionist with an almost comical attention to detail and was good hearted about the teasing he received from family and friends. Since retiring from DOT, Dean and his wife, Jean has enjoyed a life in Pinehill Estates in Kanata as part of a wonderful community of friends and neighbours. They call it Paradise.

   Family and Friends are invited to visit Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway) on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 1p.m. until time of a Celebration of Life in the Sacred Space at 2 p.m. followed by interment in the National Military Cemetery of Beechwood Cemetery. For those who wish, flowers or memorial contributions in Dean's memory to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. The family welcomes you to join them for a reception following the interment in the Borden and Fleming Suites. Tributes may be sent via Lifetimes at www.beechwoodcemetery.com

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   George Dodds (WG)

   DODDS, George Brian passed away peacefully Oct. 28, 2013 after battling bone cancer with dignity and humour.

   Born in Winnipeg on June 24, 1946, George worked for the Federal Government for over 35 years. He worked in various departments and remote locations over his career including Resolute Bay. In 1990 he relocated to New Westminster. After working many years for Transport Canada and later Nav Canada, George retired in 2005. George and his partner moved to Nanaimo in 2006 where George decided to work for Starbucks just for fun.

   George is remembered by many for walking his dog Ausie around Nanaimo and later Qualicum Beach. George and his partner enjoyed traveling. After trips to Europe, Mexico, Hawaii and Florida, George fell in love with Australia in 2000 and went 8 times after that. George leaves behind his partner of 23 years Steve, his brother Jim/Sydney, stepmother Lydia, sister-in-law Wendy/Lyle, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be dearly missed.

   In lieu of flowers donations to the Nanaimo Regional Hospital or any charity for Cancer Research would be appreciated. A celebration of George's life will be held in early summer 2014.

   Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Nov. 1, 2013. Thanks to Terry Furguson (WG ACC) for locating this information.


   from Phil Gies: I remember George well. Always good to work with, pleasant, understanding, and got things done in HR.
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   Dwight Bernard Miller (QM)

   Dwight Miller of Riverview passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Miramichi. Born in Truro, NS (1964), he was the son of Franklin "Bucky" and Veronica (Dupuis) Miller.

   Dwight loved life, family and friends. Whether travelling to Italy or Hawaii on a romantic get-a-way with Rozy, (where he developed his love of colourful shirts) or spending time in Alberta or Australia, his family was always close by. His devotion and dedication to family and community was also evident from his participation in coaching and managing the many sports his children thrived in, to the daily routine of feeding the "mini zoo" of pets the kids loved so much. Fishing was his passion, from the family camp on the Miramichi, to his favourite lake in Northern Nova Scotia, he was truly happy when camping and fishing with friends.

   Dwight's professional career spanned many years in Air traffic Control culminating as an IFR Program Specialist. He was a coach, a mentor and a friend to many.

   Alongside his parents, Dwight will be deeply missed by his loving wife Rosalind "Rozy" (Stewart), daughter Erika, sons Colin and Stewart, all of Riverview; brothers Derek (Susan) of Sydney, Australia; Dale (Lanny, Meghan, Matthew) of Halifax; and Darren (Stacey, Caitlin) of Water Valley, Alberta.

   The family will be receiving friends and relatives at Cobb's Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd., Riverview (869-2007) on Monday, October 14th from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm with parish prayers and sharing of memories taking place at 8:30pm. A service celebrating Dwight's life will take place from Cobb's Funeral Home Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 11am with Father Charlie Broderick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations made to P.R.O. Kids would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cobbsfuneralhome.ca

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   Gordon Holloway (WIA)

   Gordon Robert Holloway, passed quietly in his sleep on Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was born March 23, 1941 to Eleanor and Wilfred Holloway of Stonewall, Manitoba. He leaves behind his loving wife Penney; their son Dan;, daughters Shannon Kjear (Chris, Erik), Susan Holloway (Derek, Walker, Rowan); brother Doug Holloway (Brenda); sister Janet Burwell (Tom - deceased), good family friend Shirley MacDonald, many nieces and nephews.

   Gord retired in 1996 from a 35 year career with the Department of Transport, which had him in places all over Canada, ending with 26 years at the Winnipeg International Airport. After retirement he did not remain idle for long, working for Greyhound Airlines and driving a school bus for Winnipeg Mennonite Schools. He spent many years serving his community by serving on the Interlake School Board. He enjoyed spending his time being outdoors with family and friends, whether it be hunting, fishing or camping. In his spare time he enjoyed organizing and playing hockey with his many great friends of the Stonewall Oldtimers Hockey team. One of Gord's greatest joys in life was his grandsons and their accomplishments.

   In keeping with his wishes, cremation will take place followed by a private family service. A celebration of Gord's life will follow on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave. (across from Brookside Cemetery). The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the St-PierreJolys Hospital for their wonderful care of Gord. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a donation to the Desalaberry District Health Centre for their Pallative Care services, in his name. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com


   from Glenn Clark: I first met Gord on the other end of a morse code circuit in 1962. Gord was at Ennadai Lake (VFE4) and I was in Churchill (VAP). The three operators at Ennadai at the time were Gord, Mike Langhan and Tom Bingham. Regrettably their notices are now all posted here. I was glad to actually get to meet Gord in Brandon in the late 60's. He left radio operations in the 70's to become a duty Manager at the Winnipeg International Airport. We remained really good friends for over 50 years enjoying numerous deer hunting trips, golfing outings and family holidays. I will miss you Gord.
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   Fred Luettger (VR)

   Passed away suddenly on September 10, 2013 at the age of 56.

   Fred is survived by his parents Fred and Margeurite, brother Bill and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister Patty.

   A Celebration of Fred's life will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:00pm in the Tynehead Room of the Sheraton Hotel Guildford 15269 104 Ave, Surrey.

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   Hans Christian Larsen (QX)

   Hans Christian Larsen, passed away suddenly at the James Paton Memorial Health Centre, Gander on Friday, September 6th, Hans Christian Larsen, age 70. Predeceased by his mother Elsa Cail and his sister Sonya Hewtt.

   Left to mourn with loving memories are his wife Paula, daughters Tracy (Derrick) Winsor of Ottawa, ON; Sherri (Tim) Hazlett of Gander, grandchildren Kelsie, Noah, Lucas, Cody, Brady and Kyle and a large circle of relatives and friends.

   Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander on Monday from 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Funeral service Wednesday, September 11th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Fraser Road United Church. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations in Han's memory may be made to the Central Northeast Health Foundation. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander.
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Bob Bridger
   Bob Bridger (CV/XX)

   BRIDGER, Robert Douglas, passed away peacefully, at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital on Monday, August 19, 2013, at the age of 83 years.

   Born in Verdun, Quebec, Bob worked for many years in the aviation field, as a pilot and then as an air traffic controller, both in Quebec and then in British Columbia. He completed his career at the Abbotsford Airport.

   He was married for 50 years to Carol, his beloved wife. They had three children, Douglas, Steve and Ken (Nicolette). Bob leaves, also, his two grandchildren, Rowan and Emma, as well as his many dear friends and colleagues from the aviation profession

   He was a very active volunteer, giving much of his time to Abbotsford Community Services, the Red Cross and the Abbotsford Curling Club.
   A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Trinity Memorial United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, in Abbotsford. Rev. William “Bill” Booth will officiate.

   from Joe Russo: Bob worked Montreal tower from at least 1969 when I reported for duty there until 1977 or 78. He was also a former Air Canada pilot (flew the Lockheed Constellation).


   from Phil Gies:  After training in Dorval tower in May 1967 I was transferred to Cartierville, Montreal's training airport a few miles Northeast of Dorval. In the late fall of 1967 Bob and I were working the evening shift and someone phoned for permission to land a NORDO Seabee just before dusk. Bob said ok and told the caller to tell the pilot to expect a green light (from the tower light gun) as he crossed Boul. St. Laurent. Bob then turned to me, took out a coin, and said; "Heads or tails?" I asked what the bet was for and he replied that the Seabee is going to crash or something similar. Bob lost the bet and at the apprpriate time gave the Seabee a green light to land on 28, Cartierville's longest runway. Sure enough the Seabee landed hard and both landing gears bent then broke off and the Seabee continued down the runway leaving a trail of sparks. Turned out Bob was right! There's more to this story but it's all good. Bob was a fun controller to work with in Cartierville.
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   Alan Hooper (FSS)

   ALAN HOOPER December 14, 1954 - August 14, 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alan (Ves) Hooper on August 14, 2013 at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 58. Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 36 years, Kathryn Hooper, his son Brian Hooper and his wife Sheri Hanson, his daughter Tabitha Hooper, and four beautiful grandchildren, Daiton, Austun, Draven and Veronica, as well as brother Bill Hooper (Heather), sister Dorothy Hooper (Bob McNamara), Dale Hooper (Pam) and sister Vivian Hooper (Carroll Pelletier) and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews & other family members. Alan was predeceased by his parents Olive and Stan Hooper, and in-laws Edwina and James Kolotylo.

   Throughout his life he was a part of the Navy League Sea Cadets Corp JTCVC. He moved up to reserves. Then he went to work for Transport Canada as a radio operator. He was loaned out to the Norma Gladys Schooner while he worked there. This loan turned out to be one of the many highlights of his life. He got to see many parts of the world while there. He worked for Transport Canada (Nav Can) until his medical retirement. While he was working he lived in various places throughout Northern Manitoba. Wherever he lived he cultivated long lasting friendships with many people who are now his extended family.

   On retirement he got to know the joys of being a grandpa. He will be sadly missed for his entertaining ability to keep a room in stitches with his jokes and stories. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 1:00 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium, 1800 Day St. "Ves it is time to go ashore. Lift one for us! It was a good run. You will be missed" Funeral Arrangements in Care of Wheeler Funeral Home, Cemetery & Crematorium 1800 Day Street 224-1525
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   Jamie Miller (QM)

   G. Jamieson Miller, 73 of Moncton passed away on July 3rd, 2013 at his residence with his loving family at his side. Born In Charlo, NB, he was the son of the late Victor and Grace (Laakso) Miller.

   Jamie spent 25 year working with Transport Canada, followed by a number of years with DND before launching his own safety consulting business Seawall Safety. Jamie was actively involved with the Moncton Minor Football Association for many years. Jamie loved spending time working in his garden at his summer home in Bayfield, NB.

   Jamie is survived by and will be sadly missed by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Joan, children; Lori (Danny) Trenholm, Lisa (Laszlo) Retfalvi, Michael, Wendy (Brad) Doucette, grandchildren Adam, Andrew, Megan, Alex, Matthew and Katy, sisters; Linda (Alex) Crowe, Nora (Eldie) McLean, and Holly (Les) Burridge as well as several nieces and nephews.

   The family would like to extend special thanks to all the nurses and doctors of the Moncton Hospital's Oncology Unit, Extra Mural, and Palliative Care Team for their exceptional care, support and compassion. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Fair Haven Funeral Home. A service to celebrate Jamie's Life will be held in the chapel of Fair Haven Funeral Home on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 am with the Reverend Danny Compton Officiating. As your expression of sympathy, memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
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   Les Bryan (EG)

  It is with heavy hearts that the family announces Leslie's passing on June 2, 2013 at 83 years of age.

  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doreen; children, Sharon (Greg) Myles, Kim (Bob) Hynes, Derrick Bryan; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Myrna, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

  Leslie is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Dorothy; siblings, Robert and Marilyn; daughter-in-law, Christina; and great- grandson, Eric.

  A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Connelly - McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 - 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

  In lieu of flowers, donations in Leslie's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice


   from Phil Gies:  Thanks to Scotty Hamilton for passing along this passing.
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   Robert 'Bob' Armstrong (OW)


ARMSTRONG, Robert Allen;The heart of our hearts died peacefully at home on April 19, 2013.    He was the cherished and loving: husband and best friend of Cindy for 32 years; father of Scott, Trevor (Donna) and Jennifer Harper (Chris); grandfather of Nicholas, Amy, Hannah, Ryan and Chloe; son of Christina and the late Maynard Armstrong; brother of Dale Gray (Gary) and John (Anne); son-in-law of Gertrude and the late Raymond Bean; brother-in-law of Denise Card (Rick), Greg Bean (Laurie) and the late Bentley Bean; uncle of twenty-two nieces and nephews; colleague, mentor and friend of too many to name..

   Bob had three great loves in his life - his family, motor racing and his job. He taught all of us, by example, life is to be embraced and lived by the Golden Rule that you "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". His integrity, humility, positive outlook, boundless energy, exuberance and smile will be deeply missed by us all.

   The family welcomes donations in Bob's memory to Pancreatic Cancer Canada or the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.

   Friends are invited to join our family for a Celebration of Bob's life on Saturday, May 11 from 1-4 pm at Capital Memorial Chapel, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa. We encourage you to contribute (either send beforehand or bring with you) a short note describing your relationship to Bob and a favourite memory of him for a Tribute Wall. We look forward to seeing you there.


   from Phil Gies: I first met Bob on Automation Course #3 in Ottawa in 1972. He was already involved in racing and seemed to have enough energy for two people. Many years later I had the good fortune to work for Bob in Ottawa where he proved to be both conscientious and supportive. For many years in Canada, if you were fortunate enough to purchase a Porsche, you met Bob. Porsche made sure new drivers in particular knew how their automobiles worked and Bob was their customer instructor. There were always a few good men in our business- Bob was surely one of them and I will always value his friendship.
   Wheels.ca article about CBob's auto racing career".
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   Wilfred Hilchie (UL)

   Phil Gies:    Although this entry refers to Wilfred Hilchie who passed away on March 15, 1951, it certainly deserves to be the first entry as Mr. Hilchie was in possession of ATC license #2 (I believe #1 was C.C. Bogart). This information was sent to me by Wilfred's son David. More complete memories of Mr. Hilchie's career is featured on the YUL page on this website. Thanks to his son David for providing this fascinating history on the beginnings of our industry and one of its founding members.

Click here to display the newspaper obituary.

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✸ Alphabetical Listing of Passages Displayed on this Website ✸


A - D (click on a name for a direct link)
Acheson Robert' 'Bob' (OW)  December 31, 2013
Ainsworth  Doug (HZ/QM) March 5, 2013
Aitken Shy (WG)  October 27, 2010
Alexander George (WG)  September 1, 2008
Allardyce Jim (WG)  October 10, 2015
Allisat Tom (VR)  October 1, 2005
Andoney Danny (UL)  January 1, 1997
Andoney Tony (UL)  December 23, 1996
Archambault Pierre (QM)  DOctober 10, 1996
Armour Dave (YZ/WG/VR/YJ)  September 22, 2018
Armstrong Bob (OW)  April 19, 2013
Arsenault Pierre (QM)  December 18, 2017
Asselin George (ULZ)  December 15, 2013
Bailey Sandy (YZ)  November 15, 2022
Bangs Laura (WG)  October 30, 2017
Barker Art  (OW)   March 5, 2020
Barnes Ed (WG)  April 25, 2005
Barnes Jim (QM)  November 6, 2009
Barnett Al (YZ)  August, 2019
Bartley Terry (WG)  December 3, 2018
Baskin Ken (EG)  July 18, 2008
Batson Reg (QX)  August 7, 2021
Batt Hank (WG)  March 28, 1979
Beaudry Larry (WG)  October 20, 2021
Bertrand  Donald (OW)  December 22, 2008
Bingham Tom (QK)  February 27, 2011
Blinkley Norm (WGZ)  June 23, 2005
Bishop Junior (UL/QX)  August 18, 2010,
Bobby Terry (WG)  October 9, 2012
Bonar Andrew 'Boney' (VR)  October 13, 2017
Bond Paul (YTZ)  June 14, 2018
Bernard (UL)   December 15, 2010
Boyce Donald (UL)  August 3, 2017
Boyd Donald (HZ)  January 8, 2009
Boyd Jim (WG)  February 25, 2018
Bradley Bob (YZ)  September 17, 2005
Bridger Bob (CV/XX)  August 19, 2013
Broadfoot  Dean (HQ)  November 6, 2013
Brooks Dave (VR)  October 21, 2012
Brooks Dave (VR)  October 21, 2012
Brown John 'Jack' (WG/HQ)  February 6, 2017
Bryan Les (EG)  June 2, 2013
Bryksa Emil (WG)  May 28, 2012
Bulbeck Walter (NCTI)  October 21, 2014
Burgess Bernie (QX/QM)  May 26, 2021
Bushnik Ted (QT)  March 25, 2011
Butt Jack (QX)  February 6, 2021
Caldwell  Garth  (UL/OW)    1977
Campbell Vince (HZ)  March 22, 2011
Carew Alf (HQ)   March 1, 2018
Cauty Art (UL)  November 30, 2021
Chafe Hap (WG)  April 25, 2012
Chafe Ron (QX/OW)  June 26, 2020
Chamberland Jacques (OW)  June 26, 2006
Chambers Carl Raymond (YZ/XU)   May 7, 2014
Chapman Vic (QM)   March 15, 2006
Clancey  Steve (VR) April 3, 2013
Clark Terry (EG)   November 1, 2007
Clarke Hayward (QX)  May 9, 2022
Clarke Mac (QX)  November 3, 2015
Clefstad Duane (WG)  August 12, 2015
Coffey Neil (WG)  November 21, 2010
Coleman Warren (QM)  January 12, 2013
Coles Bill (QX/HQ)  January 22, 2022
Coley Allan (QT)  December 18, 2021
Connor Bruce (YZ)  Mayl 27, 2022
Coolen Paul (QX)  January 26, 2012
Corazza Tony   (YZZ)   October 23 2019
Corbeil Maurice (QB)  April 27, 2018
Cormier Leon (QM)  April 27, 2009
Cowen Dick (WGZ)  August 10, 2014
Cox Bob (QM)   August 12, 2008
Crann Roy (QX)  May 6, 2015
Creaghan  Tim (QM/QX)   March 7, 2020
Crossley Richard (OW)  March 8, 2015
Cummings Grant (VR)  September 01, 2011
Curran George (VR)  August 16, 2017
Curran Tom (WG)  October 2, 2006
Currie Parker (EG)  December 3, 2004
Curwin Claude (HZQM)  April 19, 2019
Dahl Doug (EG)  August 21, 2017
Daigle Marray (UL)  March 22, 2005
Dainard George (QM)  November 8, 2007
Danzinger Bob (UL)  March 11, 2004
Datzkiw John (WG)  April 12, 2018
Davidson Lyall (WG)  July 10, 2007
Dawe Eric (QX)  September 17, 2015
Dawson Jim (QM)  November 3, 2022
Day Ronald (QM)  August 21, 2012
Deally Don (WGZ)  December 22, 2017
deCuypère Don (WG/HQ)  July 16, 2021
Degelman John (WG)  May 18, 2012
Delahunt Bob  (YR/QM)   March 21, 2020
Denike Steve (QK/WG)  April 15, 2016
Derbyshire John (WG)  December 13, 2017
Desjardins Robert 'Bob' (UL)  April 30, 2020
Dick Dennis (EG)  May 18, 2022
Diffley Mike (UL)  December 3, 2003
Dobson  Ron  (WG)   February 4, 2020
Dodds George (WGR)  April 15, 2016
Dodds Gerald (YB/YZ)  September 23, 2008
Dods John (HQ)  September 18, 2021
Doerksen Blake (WG)  March 27, 2017
Doerksen Garth (QK)  July 16, 2006
Dohaney John (QM)   July 16, 2009
Doucet Louis (UL)  May 4, 2020
Dove Donald (QX)  October 27, 2010
Downes Grant (WG)  December 22, 1997
Doyle Jim (YT)  May 25, 2021
Doyle Rick (UL/QT)  July 8, 2022
Driver Les (WG)  June 10, 2004
Dufresne Duncan (YZ/OW)  June 12, 2012
Duke Tom (QM)  March 28, 2017
Dumville Cliff (HQ)  October 11, 2016
Dunseith Margaret (TZ)  August, 1989
Duplain Bill  (NCTI)   October 25, 2016
Dupré Jean-Yves (UL/QB)  March 1, 2021

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E - L (click on a name for a direct link)
Edwards Don (WG)  December 9, 1985
Elliot George (WIA)  May 26, 2011
Ellis Larry (YC/EG)  October 7, 2021
Elmhirst Stephen (YZ)  February 5, 2022
Emberly Everton (EG)  September 25, 2005
Evans George (WG)  December 13, 2020
Evans John (EG)  John Evans (EG)
Evaschesen Mike (WG)  May 8, 2017
Fee Garry Norman (OW)  May 2, 2009
Fitzpatrick Maurice (QX/QM/EG)  May 17, 2012
Fleming Rob (QM)  November 28, 2017
Forbes James (QX)  September 23, 2014
Ford Norm (OW)   June 14, 2009
Foulds Gerry (VR)  December 11, 2020
Fowler Daniel (QM)  February 5, 2014
Foy Gilles (QB/HQ)  November 9, 2021
Fradenburgh Bob (YZ)  January 30, 2016
Frail Mark (QX)  October 15, 2014
Fredrick  Maurice 'Moe' Fredrick (YZ) October 12, 2017
Frost Gord (OW TCU)  January 30, 2019
Fredrick Maurice 'Moe'  (YZ) September 18, 2011
Freestone Thomas 'Tom' (WG/OW) December 29, 2008
Fry Allan (YZ)  September 13, 2018
Fudakowski Tom (UL)  April 4, 2022
Gabelmann Bob (WG/OW)  August 16, 2005
Galka Wally (WG)  January 1, 2014
Galloway John (OW)  August 18, 2012
Gandolfo   Luigi   (UL)   October 6, 2015,
Ganong Millard (QX/SJ) May 12, 2004
Garbutt Jack (OW)  December 9, 2013
Gentile Terry (QM)  May 10, 2022
Germundson Al  (OW)  August 28, 2022
Gibson Gord (UL/HQ)  May 10, 2011
Gleave Cliff (EG)  May 7, 2004
Goyetche Ronald (HZ/QM/HQ)  September 6, 2017
Grant Jim (QX/QM)   November 3, 2017
Green Bart (QX)  September 28, 2019
Greene Nelson (WG/VR)  October 13, 2021
Gunderson  Derrall 'Gundy' (WG) January 16, 2013
Guptill Lauris (QM)  June 17, 2022
Hainer James 'Scott' (VR)  September 2, 2014
Hall Steve (EG)  September 30, 2017
Halpin Pat (HQ)  May 11, 2020
Hamilton Bob (VR)  October 17, 2018
Hanrahan Dave (QX)  September 14, 2018
Hansen Paul 'Klinger' (QX)  June 25, 2007
Hare Willis (QM)  June 10, 1944
Harrison Merrill (OW)  July 7, 2006
Hart Ron (WG)  November 6, 2009
Harvey Nels (WG)  November 28, 2004
Haufschild Bill (WG)   January 17, 2017
Hawrylyshen Alvin (VR)  July 10, 2017
Hendrickson Doug (QR)  December 24, 1985
Henry Rae (UL)  October 9, 2003
Hewett Ronald 'Farmer' (WG)  September 27, 2018
Hickey Patrick (QX)  June 10, 2007
Hilchie Wilfred (UL ATC#2)  March 15, 1951
Hollier Garry (WG)  September 30, 2006
Holloway Gordon (WIA)  September 12, 2013
Holt Al (WG)  November 2, 2017
Hooper Alan (FSS)  August 14, 2013
Hoover Joseph (EG)  April 29, 2009
Hornsby Fred (YZ)  July 27, 2020
Horsman Dave (QM)   March 8, 2007
Howe Rae (XE)  January 1, 2013
Hoyt Harold (QM)  November 5, 2007
Hubbard Tom (WG)  March 27, 2021
Hudson Mike (WG)  March 11, 2010
Husband Alan (VR)  September 17, 2018
Hutchinson Reid (YB/YZ)  March 7, 2016
Hyslop Dick (EG)  February 20, 2018
Ivany Gord (QX)  March 5, 2006
Jacobson Bill (WGFSS)  June 4, 2004
Jacques Alain  (UL)   April 12, 2019
James Andrew (EG)  August 23, 2022
Janes Brian 'Pudge'  (QX)   February 22, 2018
Johanson Cliff (WG)  March 14, 2017
Jones Pierre (UL)  January 16, 2022
Jordan James 'Jim' (VR)   June 4, 2017
Jordan Michael (HZ)  June 26, 2018
Kalichuk Len (QM)  August 16, 2014
Kazlauskas Al (UL/HQ)  December 9, 2017
Keirstead Gilbert (QM)  December 4, 2014
Kent Dick (EG)  October 7, 2022
Kilburn James (YZ)  September 8, 2020
King Chris (QX)  November 12, 2000
King Graham (QX)  July 13, 2010
King William 'Bill' (QX)  November 1, 2007
Kingsley Gordon (EGZ)  December 5, 2013
Kirton Ken (WG)  January 30, 2017
Kopecky Jerry (WG)  April 14, 2017
Kouk James 'Jim' (WG)  December 30, 2007
Kovalenko Joseph (WG)  December 18, 2003
Kowal Barry (WG)  March 14, 2012
Kresnyak Joe (EG)  May 27, 2012
Kryzanowski Sandi YR  September 23, 2021
Kuch Wayne (YB)  May 6, 2009
Labelle Gilbert (UL/OW)  March 3, 2012
Langhan Michael 'Mike' (WG)  May 3, 2009
Larsen Hans Chrisian (QX)  September 6, 2013
Lawrence Bob (QX)  May 3, 2009
Laycock Ralph (WG)  May 28, 2008
LeBlanc Leo (QM)  November 10, 2009
Leitch Greg (WG)  December 21, 2013
Lempriere George (YZ)  March 24, 2019
Lepp Don (YC)  December 8, 2004
Lesyk Walt  (VR)   February 11, 2020
LeSage Ed (UL/VR)  November 14, 2015
Letellier Michel (UL)  July 31, 2014
Letkeman Dennis (WG/NCTI)  July 7, 2016
Levesque  Ben (UL)  February 19, 2020
Levesque Frank (UL)  May 4, 2007
Lewis Brian (QM)  December 18, 2021
Lewis Terry (WG)  March 24, 2017
Lilwall Chris (EG/QX/NCTI)  January 16, 2009
Linklater Tom (AV)  May 17, 2016
Llewellyn Bryce (QT)  April 8, 2000
Lloyd Blake (OW)  March 20, 2004
Loewen Elwyn (QM)  April 26, 2016
Logan Gord (VR)  January 12, 2015
Lompart Mike (YZ)  August 24 2019
Lowthian Bob (YZ)  March 30, 2005
Luettger Fred (VR)  September 10, 2013
Lundgard Don (YC/EG)  February 14, 2022
Lush Bob (QX)  November 6, 2018
Lyon JD (WG)  July 29, 2010
Lyon Wayne (QX)  March 7, 2015

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M - P (click on a name for a direct link)
Macaulay Lou (QM)  February 8, 2018
MacCallum Donald (QM)  November 8th, 2012
MacDonald Howard (QM)  July 5, 2011
MacDonald Scott (QM)  March 20, 2022
Machum George (QM)  July 25,2019
MacIntyre Don (QM)  April 29, 2020
MacLachlan Don  (YZ)   April 8, 2020
Maclean Katherine (ARCO)  December 27, 2004
MacLennan Peter (QT)  February 9, 2011
Mair Don (OWZ/HQ)  February 5, 2022
Mank Gerry (YZ)  February 11, 2021
Mann Stephen (QM)  June 25, 2015
Marchand Bob (QM)  July 6, 2011
Marcotte Pierre 'Pete' (UL)  May 28, 2014
Martin Doug (QT)  January 3, 2006
Martin Peter (OW)  November 28, 2013
Matthews Barb (EG)  November 14, 2014
Matthews Dudley (uu)  August 9, 2021
Mayo Joe (WG)  May 26, 2012
McArthur Jim (OW)  September 3, 2015
McBride Dave (QM)  March 28, 2019
McConnell William (Bill) (WG)  August 3, 2012
McCrea Mark (YC)  September 30, 2017
McDermott Rob  (YZ/XU)   April 1, 2020
McDonald Jack (HQ)  January 26, 2014
McEwan Bruce (QT)  May 30, 2008
McFarlane Ron (WG)  May 14, 2020
McGiveron Terry (VR)  April 29, 2020
McGrath Doug (QM)  January 3, 2006
McKeagan Robert 'Bob' (QM)  February 6, 2014
McKendry Alexander 'Spence' (OW) May 30, 2009
McLean Jim (VR)  December 30, 2017
McMurray Patrick (QM)   December 9, 2016
Mead Gerry (WG)  January 11, 2021
Melanson Edmond (QM)  May 19, 1997
Melvin John (YZ/OW/VR)  May 9, 2019
Mercer Doug (QX)  May 14, 2009
Meredith Don (HQ)  June 19, 2018
Middlestadt  Leo  (QM/NCTI)   January 21, 2020
Mihill Dave  (EG)
Miller Dwight (QM)  October 9, 2013
Miller Jamie (QM)  July 3, 2013
Millikin Rob (QT)  February 14, 2011
Minchin Peter (XU)  November 10, 2009
Milne Robin (WG)  May 20, 2022
Miville Des Chênes Yvan (QB) January 19, 2014
Moore Rob (ULZ)  June 14, 2022
Morgan Allan (VR)  June 6, 2016
Morier Gus (WG/UL)  October 3, 2020
Morinville Ray (VR)  November 26, 2006
Morey John (QM)  October 5, 1997
Morrison Bill (UL/OW)  December 1, 2010
Munnelly Brendan (OW)  August 15, 2011
Murphy Jack (WG)  March 22, 1997
Myers Carey (VR)  June 12, 2012
Myner Gilles (UL)  October 23, 2018
Neville Ken (WG)  June 10, 2012
Nixon Jim (QM)  December 5, 2018
Nosworthy Garth (WG)  January 9, 2014
Oakden Ben (WG)  December 17, 2010
Oates Ken (YZZ)  February 19, 2018
Ominski Ron (WG)  February 9, 2019
Oneson Frances (CV/HU)  January 12, 2013
O'Rourke Don (WG)  May 6, 2011
Otto Al (WG/VR)  April 11, 2020
Ouellet  Denis (HU) March 25, 201
Ovington Jerry (QX)  August 24, 2010
Owen   Joe   (VR)   August 15, 2019
Paine Trevor (OW)  November 18, 2014
Parrish Don (UL/QX/HQ)  April 30, 2022
Parsons Peter (YJ)   December 5, 2007
Paulin Andé (QB)  September 18, 2015
Pelletier Roger  (UL)   November 20, 2016
Pennefather Bob (QT)  March 26, 2011
Penney Jack (UL/NCTI)  October 12, 2022
Penney Patrick (QX)  November 21, 2021
Pert Nelson (QX/QM/FC)  September 18, 2017
Peters Cyril (OW)  August 9, 2016
Peterson Blaine (WG)  September 3, 2020
Pettigrew  Victor (OW)  June 7, 2016
Pilgrim Ray (WG)  August 1, 2018
Pinsent Grant (QX)  February 8, 2018
Pischak Ted (XE)  March 23, 2017
Plunkett John (WG)  March 17, 2010
Pollock Klaus (YZ)  January 8, 2004
Porayko George (AV)  November 7, 2020
Power Bob (XE)  October 2, 2016
Price Grant (WG/HQ)  January 28, 2022
Proulx Pierre (UL/QM/HQ)  July 18, 2018
Puls Bert (WG)  August 24, 2004
Purdy Bert (VR)   June 11, 2005


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R - Z (click on a name for a direct link)
Ralph Ken (YZ)  May 5, 2018
Randall Robert 'Bob' (VR)  May 15, 2017
Ranger Al (VR)  August 27,, 2022
Rasley Chris (VR)  October 15, 2006
Reid Doug (QM)  October 15, 2014
Reid Douglas 'Doug' (VR) (VR)  May 23, 2008
Reid John 'Jack (WG) (VR)  February 6, 2008
Rice Dick (QX)  September 18, 2011
Rivest Andre (UL)  July 4, 2016
Roberts James (QM)  January 1, 2013
Rogers Bob  (YZ)   February 5, 2019
Romanik Ed (QM)  December 7, 2015
Romanovitch John (NCTI)  May 3, 2022
Ross Carl (QM)  July 9, 2019
Ross George (QM)  September 10, 2022
Ross Jim (QX)  September 29, 2022
Rourke Bert (VR)  August 15, 2005
Rowsell Cy (WG) (QX)  October 5, 2004
Roy Stan (YZ)  December 11, 2015
Russell Gary (YZ)  December 19, 2016
Ruta Paul (WG)  December 22, 2010
Sandberg Bert (WG) (QX)  December 15, 2003
Samson Roy (QM)  January 28, 1997
Sanford Doug (QM)  March 12, 2019
Saunders Howard (QM)  September 18, 2017
Scammell John (QM)  September 21, 2012
Schafer Howard (YC)  April 11, 2017
Schellenberg Larry (QR)  August 22, 2022
Schiissler Marvin 'Marv' (WG)  May 10, 2017
Schwartz Bill (WG)  February 22, 2022
Scougal  Pat (QM) March 5, 201
Seidel Werner (UL/TCTI)   August 5, 2016
Sellick Wendell Roy (HZ)  November 30, 2018
Seylor Jack (QM)  November 7, 2013
Shattock Bruce (VR) (VR)  December 6, 2006
Sheldon Earl (WG) (FSS)  August 5, 2006
Sherwood Bob (YZ)  December 9, 2018
Shewchuk   Steve   (VR)   November 1, 2019
Shewfelt   Glen   (QM/NCTI)  February 17, 2020
Shura Vic  (WG/XE)   May 1, 2015
Siemens Harold (WG)  January 11, 2021
Sittig Marty (MX)  June 11, 2014
Skerritt Doug (WG)  February 6, 2019
Smith Carl (YJ)  January 11, 2014
Smith Ed (QM)  May 21, 2006
Smith George (HQ)   March 9, 2007
Smith Rand (HZ/QM)  June 21, 2012
Smyth Richard (QX)  June 6, 2007
Snedden Martin David (EG)  June 4, 2014
Sneve Orval (QT)  January 10, 2011
Sowerby Bruce (QX)  May 3, 2007
Spring Barry (VR)  August 24, 2019
St.James Ian (UL)  January 17, 2018
Spence Fred (NCTI)  July 22, 2022
Staples Eric (OW)  March 13, 2018
Stebbings Mark (EG)  April 11, 2020
Steeves   Keith   (QM/NCTI)   January 9, 2020
Steigerwald Lothar (HQ)  May 26, 2014
Stewart Lawrence 'Buck' (QM)  December 12, 2006
Stewart Peter (QM)  June 16, 2011
Stinson Dale (WG)  August 11, 2009
Stone Roger (XE)  February 1, 2009
Strachan Cliff (QM)  April 18, 2019
Strahl Garnet 'Garnie' (UL/VR)  April 2, 2014
Strath Don (WG)  October 24, 2005
Sullivan Pat (YZ)  October 8, 2022
Sutherland Al (WG)  March 27, 2005
Swanston Bob (VR)  May 6, 2012
Swinamer Ed (OW)  April 30, 2006
Swordy Al (VR)  January 27, 2003
Tavener Fred (HZ)  April 30, 2006
Taylor Bill (WG)   April 16, 2015
Terriff Terry (QR)   October 10 2007
Thornely Cy (WG/VR)  July 23, 2010
Thornhill Max (QX)  July 21, 2008
Thornquist Ernie (QT/FB/YZ/WG) October 6, 2016
Thornton Jerry (YZ/TZ)  May 13, 2009
Toupin Pierre (ULZ)  August 15, 2016
Trites Hester (QM)  November 16, 2020
Trottier Jean-Yves (NCTI)  April 24, 2020
Tulloch Barry (WG)   January 3, 2006
Underhill Blake (QM)  May 1, 2009
Valiquette Lee (QT/WG)  February 28, 2018
Van Toever Bart (WG)  November 4, 2003
Vermeulen Gary (WG)  January 4, 2018
Vincent Ed (WG)  February 16, 2007
Vincent Greg (OO/KZ/KF)  July 26, 2022
Voisey Ray (VR)  December 19, 2018
Walker John (OX)  August 25, 2009
Warren  Paul  (UL)    January 28, 2005
Watamaniuk Orest (UL)   February 20, 2008
Watson Joe (WG)  April 10, 2011
Webb Reg Sr (WG)  March 23, 2010
Weedmark Bob (OW)  June 18, 2005
Weinheimer Ed (WG/OW)  December 29, 2001
Wells Steve  (UL/NCTI)   March 5, 2020
Westmore Roger (HQ)  March 4, 2015
White Bill (VR)  January 29, 2017
Whitehead Gordon (HQ)  July 6, 2018
Whitehouse Warren (QM)  June 16, 2021
Wilder John (WG)  May 24, 2008
Wise Brad (LWZ)   April 23, 2016
Wood Bill (Sim-OW)  December 16, 2016
Woods Barry (YZ)  July 25, 202
Wortman Laurie (QM)  January 16, 2013


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September 2022

    The "Remembering..." page has has really been 2 pages (main page and page 3) since 2017 and was designed for 3 pages to display the more than 420 atc or related obituaries and notices.

    Page 2 is now being implemented to speed up downloading. Hopefully this update will be seamless.

    It should noted that many individuals do not want an obituary in a newspaper or on-line and some do not even wish any sort of notice. That is to say that I am aware of 4 atc'ers who have passed but since I cannot verify the validity of this information there is no notice on this webpage or website, unfortunate but true.


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