Ken Ralph (YZ)
John Datzkiw (WG)
Eric Staples (OW)
Alf Carew (HQ)
Lee Valiquette (QT/WG)
Jim Boyd (WG)
Lou Macaulay (QM)
Ian St.James (UL)
Jim McLean (VR)
Gary Vermeulen (WG)
Don Deally (WGZ)
Art Derbyshire (WG)
Al Kazlauskas (UL/HQ)
Al Holt (WG)
Jim Grant (QX/QM)
Maurice "Moe" Fredrick (YZ)
Andrew "Boney" Bonar (VR)
Steve Hall (EG)
Ronald 'Farmer' Hewett (WG)
Howard Saunders (QX)
Ronald Goyetche (QM/HQ)
George Curran (VR)
Donald Boyce (UL)
Alvin Hawrylyshen (VR)
Carl Smith (YJ)
James 'Jim' Jordan (VR)
Robert 'Bob' Randall (VR)
Marv Schiissler (WG)
Mike Evaschesen (WG)
Jerry Kopecky (WG)
Blake Doerksen (WG)
Terry Lewis (WG)
Tom Duke (QM)
Ted Pischak (XE)
Cliff Johanson (WG)
John 'Jack' Brown (WG/HQ)
Ken Kirton (WG)
Bill White (VR)
Bill Haufschild (WG)
Allan Morgan (VR)
Patrick McMurray (QM)
Pierre Toupin (ULZ)
Ron Miller (EG)
Steve Denike (QK/WG)
Ernie Thornquist (QT/FB/YZ/WG)
Cliff Dumville (OW)
Bob Power (XE)
Cyril Peters (OW)
Dennis Letkeman (WG/NCTI)
Andre Rivest (UL)
Ed LeSage (UL/VR)
Victore Pettigrew (RC)
Tom Linklater (AV)
Elwyn Loewen (QM)
Vince Campbell (HZ)
André Paulin (QB)
Stan Roy (YZ/VR)
Ed Romanik (WG)
Mac Clarke (QX)
Jim Allardyce (WG)
Eric Dawe (QX)
Jim McArthur (NCTI)
Duane Clefstad (WG)
Bill Taylor (WG)
Stephen Mann (QM)
Vic Shura (WG/XE)
Richard Crossley (OW)
Wayne Lyon (QX)
Roger Westmore (HQ)
Gord Logan (VR)
Gilbert Keirstead (QM)
Trevor Paine (HQ)
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)
George Dodds (WG)
Marty Sittig (MX)
Lothar Steigerwald (HQ)
Martin David Snedden (EG)
Pierre "Pete" Marcotte (UL)
Carl Raymond Chambers (YZ)
Garnet "Garnie" Strahl (UL/VR)
Robert "Bob" McKeagan (QM)
Daniel Fowler (QM)
Jack McDonald (HQ)
Yvan-Miville Des Chênes (QB)
Garth Nosworthy (WG)
Wally Galka (WG)
Robert Acheson (OW)
Greg Leitch (WG)
Jack Garbutt (OW)
Gordon Kingsley (EGZ)
George Asselin (ULZ)
Peter Martin (OW)
Dean Broadfoot (HQ)
Dwight Miller (QM)
Gordon Holloway (WIA)
Hans Chrisian Larsen (QX)
Alan Hooper (FSS)
Jamie Miller (QM)
Bob Armstrong (OW)
Steve Clancey (VR)
Denis Ouellet (HU)
Doug Ainsworth (QM)
Pat Scougal (QM)
Derrall Gunderson (WG)
Laurie Wortman (QM)
Warren Coleman (QM)
Frances Oneson (CV/HU)
James Roberts (QM)
Rae Howe (XE)
Donald MacCallum (QM)
Terry Bobby (WG)
John Scammell (YZ/OW)
Ronald Day (QM)
John Galloway (OW)
William "Bill" McConnell (WG)
Rand Smith (HZ/QM)
Duncan Dufresne (YZ/OW)
Ken Neville (WGZ)
Joe Mayo (WG)
John Degelman (WG)
Jerry Thornton (YZ/TZ)
Emil Bryksa (WG/XE)
Herbert "Hap" Chafe (QX)
Barry Kowal (WG)
Gilbert Labelle (UL/OW)
Paul Coolen (HZ)
Richard "Dick" Rice (QX)
Brendan Munnelly (OW)
Howard MacDonald (QM)
Peter Stewart (QM)
George Elliott (WIA)
Gord Gibson (UL/OW)
Don O'Rourke (WG)
Joe Watson (WG)
Ted Bushnik (HZ)
Tom Bingham (WG/QK)
Rob Millikin (UL/YZ)
Peter MacLennan (OW)
Orval Sneve (QT)
Paul Ruta (WG)
Ben Oakden (WG)
Bernard Bourgon (UL)
Bill Morrison (UL-OW)
Neil Coffey (QX)
Shy Aitken (OW)
Donald Dove (QX)
Jerry Ovington (OW)
Junior Bishop (UL/QX)
J D Lyon (WG)
Cy Thornely (VR)
Graham King (QX)
Dave Mihill (EG)
Reginald Webb Sr. (XE)
Mike Hudson (WG)
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)
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 (NCTI)
Thomas "Tom" Freestone (WG/OW)
Donald Boyd (HZ)
Donald Bertrand (OW)
Fred Tavener (HZ)
George Alexander (WG)
Bob Cox (QM)
Ken Baskin (EG)
Bruce McEwan (XE)
John Wilder (WG)
Douglas "Doug" Reid (VR)
John "Jack" Reid (WG)
James "Jim" Kouk (WG)
Lawrence "Buck" Stewart (QM)
Peter Parsons (YJ)
George Dainard (QM)
Harold Hoyt (QM)
William "Bill" King (EG)
Terry Clark (EG)
Terry Terriff (QR)
Lyall Davidson (WG)
Paul Hansen (QX)
Patrick Hickey (QX)
Richard Smyth (QX)
Frank Levesque (UL)
Bruce Sowerby (QM)
George Smith (HQ)
Dave Horsman (QM)
Ed Vincent (WG)
Bruce Shattock (VR)
Ray Morinville (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)
Gord Ivany (QX)
Doug McGrath (QM)
Doug Martin (QT)
Barry Tulloch (WG)
Don Strath (WG)
Tom Allisat (VR)
Everton Emberly (EG)
Bob Bradley (YZ)
Bob Gabelmann (EG)
Bert Rourke (VR)
Norm Binkely (WG)
Bob Weedmark (OW)
Pete Purdy (VR)
Ed Barnes (WG)
Bob Lowthian (YZ)
Al Sutherland (WG)
Murray Daigle (UL)
Katherine Maclean (ARCO)
Parker Currie (EG)
Don Lepp (YC)
Nels Harvey (WG)
Cy Rowsell (QX)
Bert Puls (WG)
Les Driver (WG)
Bill Jacobson (WG)
Blake Lloyd (OW)
Bob Danzinger (UL)
Klaus Pollock (YZ)
Joseph Kovalenko (EG)
Bert Sandberg (WG)
Mike Diffley (UL)
Bart Van Toever (WG)
Rae Henry (UL)
John Elvin (Al) Swordy (VR)
Bryce Llewellyn (QT)
Jack Murphy (WG)
Grant Downes (WG)
Don Edwards (WG)
Wilfred Hilchie (UL)
fellow controllers and comrades
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 thoughts 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 the BOAC Brittania 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. I will reprint info from the RATS.Ottawa board or people can send me obituary notices and personal messages.
Direct page links on the left. If you found this page by direct link, click here to visit the Winnipeg ACC website which also features other Canadian ATC related webpages.
New, September 2017: This page is becoming quite large so, starting with Peter Minchin , I have moved 2009 and earlier notices to a another page. If you click on a notice that was published prior to 2010, you will be automatically re-directed to a 2nd page and you will have to click on that person's name again to view the notice.
When you visit this page always press F5 (refresh) for the latest information.
Latest webpage update is May 24, 2018
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 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.
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.
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 at a later date in Cowansville, Quebec.
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 beiieved that Eric had worked as a controller in more facilities than any other controller; YR, FB, QM, SM, UL, QX and OW - quite an achievement. It was also believed that Eric knew more controllers in Cananda than anyone else. Given his tours of duty and his long time experiece 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 pépère 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, auprès 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.
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
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Worked with Al back in the 70s in ULACC, always a pleasant personality.
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. Always enjoyed his company.
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.
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.
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 MacDougall. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Ron Goyetche (QM)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
Here is a link to Terry's autobiography, "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been"
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
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 internment. 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.
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
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.
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 laPrairie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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)
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.
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 distict 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.
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 back in 1972, Victor was chief of St Honoré tower near Chicoutimi.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 Michel'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.
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).
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
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.
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
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.
James "C. Douglas Reid)
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home 403-382-3601.
Martin worked in the Edmonton ACC starting in 1971 till his retirement.
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.
Carl Raymond Chambers (YZ)
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.
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 whithering 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 Unsund Hero article. Thanks John.
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. A truly wonderful man.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Gordon Holloway (WIA)
Gordon Robert Holloway, ppassed 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.
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.
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
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.
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 conscientous 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"
Steve Clancey (VR)
(from Glen Grey - VR) Steve Clancey died Wednesday morning, April 3, 2013. Please send this information out to the old timers. I'm sure some of them would like to know,especially since there won't be a notice in the paper. There will not be a service, by his request. The family is having a small private gathering. If anyone would like to acknowledge Steve's memory, a donation to the Irene Thomas Hospice, in Ladner or charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Denis Ouellet (HU)
Le 25 mars 2013, à l'âge de 63 ans, est décédé M. Denis Ouellet. Il laisse dans le deuil sa mère Madame Colette Dubé, son fils Christian (Chantal), ses petits-enfants Samuel et Maryanne, ses frères Yvan, Francis (Louise) et Daniel, ses neveux, les employés de Solen Électronique ainsi que plusieurs parents et amis.
La famille recevra les condoléances le vendredi 29 mars de 14h à 16h30 et de 19h à 22h à la: Coopérative funéraire de la Rive-Sud de Montréal, Résidence funéraire Saint-Hubert, 5000 boulevard Cousineau, Saint-Hubert (Québec) J3Y 7G5, Tél : (450) 766-0503 fax : (450) 766-0481
Une liturgie de la Parole aura lieu à 16h30 en la chapelle de la résidence funéraire. Au lieu de fleurs, un don à la Fondation québécoise du cancer serait apprécié.
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Denis Ouellet passed away on March 25, 2013, at the age of 63. He will be sadly missed by his mother Colette Dubé, his son Christian (Chantal), grandchildren Samuel and Marianne, and brothers Yvan, Francis (Louise), Daniel, his nephews and the employees of Solen Electronics.
The family will recieve condolences Friday, March 29, from 2-4:30 and 7-10pm. Coopérative funéraire de la Rive-Sud de Montréal, Résidence funéraire Saint-Hubert, 5000 boulevard Cousineau, Saint-Hubert (Québec) J3Y 7G5
Mass will be held at 4:30pm in the chapel of the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the the Quebec Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
from Alain Jacques: Denis worked most of his career at the St-Hubert tower. I believe he was on course 73 in Ottawa.
Doug Ainsworth (QM)
Douglas "Doug" Ainsworth, 64, of Riverview, NB; passed away at The Moncton Hospital, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Born in Montreal, PQ. he was the son of the late Clarence and Eleanor Ainsworth. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller Supervisor and instructor with Nav Canada.
Doug left Montreal for Moncton to obtain his Commercial Pilot License, it was here in Moncton that he met his future wife Tymley "Tym". He later began his career as a Air Traffic Controller with Nav Canada. Doug enjoyed serving for ten years with RCMP Auxiliary Hillsborough Detachment, he was also a former member of the Masonic Lodge and the Riverview Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Tymley "Tym" Ainsworth; three daughters Tara Ainsworth of Halifax, Kelly Jamieson (Colin) of Halifax and Amy Ainsworth of Grande Prairie, AB; three grandchildren Hannah Jamieson, Max and Dex Covey - Ainsworth; two sisters Kathy Hayes (Gerry) of Mississauga, ON and Barbara Kornack (Ron) of Ottawa; his mother-in-law Patricia "Pat" Crocker Riverview; his brother-in-law Terry Crocker (Helen) of Halifax; as well as nieces and nephews and by their beloved Bichon Frise, Olivia, will miss having naps on her daddy's belly. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Ken Ainsworth and his father-in-law Clarence Crocker.
Honoring Doug's wishes, his family will receive relatives and friends at the Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd. on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Donations in Doug's memory can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association Moncton Region Inc. A special thank you to Dr. Forbes, Dr. Cameron, the medical staff of 4600 at the Moncton Hospital and also to Linda Burns for all their support and kindness given to Doug and to our family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Pat Scougal (QM)
Ann Patricia "Pat" Scougal, 76, of Steeves Settlement, passed away at home on March 5, 2013.
Born in England, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Phyllis (nee Charlton) Scougal. Pat is survived by her sisters: Kathy Scougal of Steeves Settlement, Phyllis (Edward) Masson of British Columbia, Linda (Colin) Armstrong of England; her brothers: Allan Scougal of England, Donald (Joan) Scougal of England, as well as by several nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Pat was a flying officer with the R.A.F. in her youth, and was one of the first females to qualify as an Air Traffic Controller.
She began showing dogs in 1972, and began breeding Irish Wolfhounds and Borzoi in 1974, and she had a great passion for heavy horses. Upon her retirement from Air Traffic Control, Pat undertook retraining with the Provincial Veterinarians, and the Elmwood Veterinary Clinic. She was a lifetime member of the Moncton Kennel Club, and a member of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada. Pat is loved by Hanna, Fella, Maggie, and her bed-buddy, Suri.
As per Pat's request there will be no visitation held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Armstrong's Funeral Home, 33 Russell Street, Petitcodiac, from where the funeral service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Donations to the S.P.C.A., or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences are available at: www.armstrongsfh.com
Derrall Gunderson (WG)
Derrall Dwaine Gunderson, March 6, 1933 - February 25, 2013. It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we say goodbye to our devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Derrall will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Sheila; his children Bruce (Carmen), Ardis (Bryan), Treva (Marc), and special niece Shauna (Mark); his grandchildren Joshua, Caitlin, Benjamin, Maeve, Nathanael, Noah, Kyra, Brynn, and Tayah; his sisters Esther Lewis and Dee Dee Klair; his brother Carl Gunderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Derrall was born March 6, 1933 in Rainy River, Ontario. He moved to Winnipeg as a teenager to live with his sister Esther to complete his education after his parents died. He started his career with Transport Canada in the Meteorology Department and then he transferred to Air Traffic Control. He started his career as a B-Stand in 1955 and in 1957 became an Air Traffic Controller. He loved his profession and had a very successful 42 year career!
He was a quiet and constant presence in our lives, who taught by example and always loved a good joke. After reading the Book of Knowledge at a young age, he was a continuous source of insight, with endless patience for questions. He was the kind of father who actually knew why the sky was blue, and how old the universe was, and the names of planes, cloud patterns, and stars, and other interesting facts. He loved history and CBC Radio and was rarely without a book in hand!!! His greatest gift to his family was the time spent during summers at Spruce Lake in Kenora Ontario, where our family still gathers to this day. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone. He loved kids and dogs and was happiest when the house was full of family.
After a long struggle with cancer, Derrall passed away quietly at the Grace Hospice, with his loving family at his side. The family would like to thank the staff on the third floor of Riverview Medical Centre, the staff on the sixth floor of the Rehab Hospital and the staff at the Grace Hospice, for their support over the last year.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Mary's Anglican Church, 3830 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Grace Hospice c/o the Grace Hospital Foundation 300 Booth Dr., Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3M7, Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation 1160-675 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9, or the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome, P.O. Box 2115, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3T5
from Phil Gies: Derrall was a significant presence in WG ACC for many years and then in the school. An excellent OJI who mentored the careers of many new controllers. We were also very fortunate to have the Gunderson's as next door neighbours at Spruce Lake. We shared many good times with Derrall and family since 1992. His unassuming personality sometimes hid both his intelligence and sense of humour and I will always value his friendship.
He will be missed - one of the good guys.
Laurie Wortman (QM)
Laurie A. Wortman, 87, of Moncton, with his loving family at his side, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, February 11, 2013.
Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Harold and Eva (Leger) Wortman. A retired Air Traffic Controller, Laurie was a Veteran of WWII, having served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a life member of Sunny Brae Legion Branch No. 54. He enjoyed spending time at the family cottage (Richibucto), but first and foremost was time spent with his family and friends.
Laurie will be sadly missed by his son, Laurie of Moncton; daughters, Sherry Lewis (Wayne) of Second North River, Ginny Langis (Roland) of Moncton and Leigh-Ann Wortman (Marc Belliveau) of Montreal, PQ; grandchildren, Christopher (Chrysa), Michael, Jill (Caley), Shelby and Maya; great grandchildren, Taylor, Logan, Chloe, Haiden and Ethan; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Laurie was predeceased by his wife, Shirley B. (MacCallum) Wortman (May 2009); brothers, Kenneth and Curtis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Sunny Brae Legion Branch #54 Memorial Service on Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Funeral Service at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Danny Compton officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment, Elmwood Cemetery in the spring.
In Laurie's memory, donations to the Friends of The Moncton Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
Warren Coleman (QM)
COLEMAN, WARREN R. (1929 - 2013) - Warren R. Coleman of Moncton passed away at the home of his daughter Kim in Fort Myers, Florida on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013.
Born in Saskatoon, Sask, on July 30th, 1929, he was the son of the late Reginald and Florence (Thrun) Coleman. Warren retired from air traffic control following more than 37 years of service. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Warren is survived by his children; Don (Barb), Kimberley, David and Barry, brothers Ron (Dee), of Medicine Hat, AB., Jim (Lynn) of Clarion, Penn., sister Joan Bell (Tom) of Quispamsis, NB. He was known as "Pop" to his six grandchildren; Joshua, Kristina, Emily, Kimberley Dawn, Jan and Matthew, and his 4 great-grandchildren; Cain Bulmer, Lillian and Caden Delaney and Carly Knowles. In addition to his parents, Warren was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joy.
In keeping with Warren's wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation. The family
would like to thank his family doctor, Dr. Carole Deveau and the staff of the Oncology Clinic at The Moncton Hospital. 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
Frances Oneson (CV/HU) - Canada's 1st woman controller
Frances Oneson: 1917 - 2013 Passed away peacefully on January 12, 2013 in Lachine, Quebec.
A devoted sister, aunt, friend and neighbour, she is survived by her brother Lawrence (Helen) and several loving nieces and nephews. Her beloved siblings Anthony, Paul, Thomas, Heather (Gertrude) and Martin predeceased her. She leaves family and friends with many stories and fond memories. Visitation will take place on Thursday, January 17th from 2 - 4 pm and 7 - 9 pm at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 Autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 18th at 11 am at Saint Veronica's Parish, 1300 Carson Avenue, Dorval. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lakeshore General Hospital.
from Tom Fudakowski: I worked with Frances in Cartierville Tower for a couple of weeks; as that was a mandatory process when one qualified in Dorval Tower and was assigned to work there. Frances was one of the first female controllers along with Marg Dunseith (Toronto) and Edna Dierden also at Cartieville. When Cartierville closed Frances went to St Hubert along with all the staff except for Edna who stayed in Cartierville as the lone controller to handle the Canadair flights on a 9 to 5 basis weekdays. To my knowledge Frances always lived on the lakeshore. She did try to requalify in Dorval when CV closed to reduce the commute but after a while decided she preferred GA type traffic and did go to YHU.
from Phil Gies: When I went to Cartierville in May 1967, Frances was one of the first to welcome me. Always a good person to work with, she had a positive attitude and really did enjoy the hectic circuit traffic of Cartierville.
James Roberts (QM)
James E. Roberts, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on
Friday, January 11th, 2013. Born in Glace Bay, NS, on November 2nd, 1931, he was the
son of the late James and Laura (Pippy) Roberts.
Jim retired in 1987 as an Air Traffic Controller following 30 years of service. He enjoyed sports and loved watching his grandchildren play soccer. He loved to hunt and fish, had an avid interest in genealogy and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was very active in provincial politics in the late 70's and early 80's, and was a founding member of the Confederations of Regions (COR) Party in New Brunswick.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lois (Morgan) Roberts, daughters; Laura (Drew) Smith, Doreen Armstrong, Sheryl Roberts, Lois Ann Price, son, James Roberts (Jennifer), sisters, Evelyn Christen (Fred) of Texas, Beverly Turner (Gerald) of Glace Bay, and a half-brother Albert Roberts of Quebec, grandchildren Michael, Matthew, Greg, Tony, Sean, Meagan, Joshua, Stephanie, Josef, Jenika, Jakob, and Jayden, great grandchildren; Ashton, Amber, Nathan and Maxence, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Jim was predeceased by grandchildren, Joel Armstrong and Jordan Roberts
There will be no visitation prior to the funeral service to be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16th 2013 at 1:00 pm, Rev. Carol Smith presiding. Interment in Glace Bay in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 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
Rae Stewart Howe (XE)
Rae Stewart Howe - aviation expert, weather buff, tech-guru, film and music lover - of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
passed away at his home on January 1st, 2013.
Born June 5th, 1951, Rae was the first born of four children to Lorraine and John Howe in Regina, Saskatchewan. Rae always had a creative spirit and a passion for the arts. As a young man, he travelled Europe, owned a sailboat, played the saxophone, and created beautiful paintings and sculptures. His love for aviation started at an early age,
as he spent much of his youth at the family's business, Prairie Flying Service in Regina. Rae earned his private pilot license, followed by commercial pilot license while at Prairie Flying Service Flying School. He worked with his father transporting Cessna airplanes, performing aerial mapping, and marking for crop-dusters during the summer months. In 1975, Rae attended Transport Canada Training School in Ottawa, Ontario where he received his Air Traffic Control (ATC) Certification. His first post as an Air Traffic Controller was in Thompson, Manitoba followed by a move in 1978 to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Rae worked with Transport Canada at the Saskatoon Airport, which later became NAV Canada in 1996, until his retirement in 2010.
It was here, in Saskatoon, where Rae made many lifelong friends, and met his loving partner Barbara Labatt. Rae was an avid collector, always seeking the latest in tech gadgets; new and rare film releases and music from all eras. However, the greatest joy of Rae's life was his family and friends. Many wonderful memories were made on trips to
Regina, California, and B.C. to visit the Howe, Ketcheson, and Labatt families, where much conversation, laughter and love was shared by all. At home in Saskatoon, family members and friends were always welcome to watch a movie, listen to music and share the latest in technology. The annual 'Christmas in July gathering around Rae and Barb's backyard swimming pool were always a memorable event for friends and co-workers.
Rae will be lovingly remembered by his partner Barbara Labatt; brother Marty; brother Pat (Brenda); sister Lorrie (Alex Chepovetsky); brother-in-law Everett Labatt (Pat); brother-in-law John Labatt (Pat Corbett-Labatt); sister-in-law Margaret Browne (Ed Tessier); numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family members, friends and colleagues. Rae's big heart, sharp wit and great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
A celebration of Rae's life will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at the WA Edwards Family Center, 333 4th Ave. N, Saskatoon (courtesy parking across the street beside the Saskatoon Funeral Home). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rae Howe's memory to the Saskatoon Community Clinic Foundation, where Rae received excellent care from Dr. E. Olszynski and her wonderful staff. Email condolences may be sent to email@example.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. Ph 244-5577 Published in (Saskatoon)The Star Phoenix on January 11, 2013.
Donald MacCallum (QM)
Donald B. MacCallum passed away peacefully in Moncton on Thursday, November 8th, 2012. Born in Charlottetown, PEI on April 30th, 1934, he was the son of the late Edward and Catherine (Bruce) MacCallum.
He retired in 1985 from ATC Moncton Centre following many years of service. Don loved to travel and enjoyed his return visits to the Island.
Donald is survived by Catherine, his wife of 32 years, his daughter Judy Seaman (Lee) of Brackley Beach, PEI, step-children; Greg and Mike McGrath of Moncton, Bruce McGrath of Toronto, step-grandchildren; Kyle, Jorden and Taylor, brother Gordie of Brackley Beach, PEI, sisters; Anne Hyndman (Dave) of NY, Carol Lavers of Charlottetown, PEI, grandchildren; Kyle and Andrew Seaman, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his daughter Catherine "Jill", and his sister Joan.
There will be no visitation prior to the funeral service to be held at Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton on Wednesday, November 14th at 3:00 pm, followed by a reception in the Garden View Reception Room. Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice 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
Terry Bobby (WG)
TERRENCE MICHAEL BOBBY October 29, 1949 - October 9, 2012 Following a courageous battle with cancer and Kennedy's Disease, Terry passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at home in Black Creek, B.C., surrounded by his loving family and listening to his favourite music.
Terry was born in Gimli and raised in Matlock, MB. He joined Transport Canada (Nav Canada) in 1969, after graduating high school, and he worked as an Air Traffic Controller in St. Andrew's, Kenora, Winnipeg and Vancouver before leaving in 2005 due to Kennedy's Disease. Terry was a wonderful, proud and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a kind, thoughtful, generous, hard-working and honest man. He loved his family and pets above all, but he also loved his football (Go Bombers!), golf and sharing a good laugh and a few drinks with family and friends.
Terry was predeceased by his mother Eveline (nee Chastellaine), father John Bobby and brothers Ivan and Jim and sister-in-law Joy (nee Auer). Terry is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Robbie (nee Hogg), his son Brad (Michelle) and grandchildren, Matthew and Angelina, of Simcoe, ON, and his daughter Vanessa (Gerry) of Winnipeg, MB. Also survived by sisters Edna of Winnipeg, Lori (Darryle) of Edmonton, sister-in-law Mary of Toronto, his father-in-law George Hogg and sisters-in-law Marney (Jim) and Lori (Margo) of Calgary, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom were very special to Terry.
At Terry's request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of Life to take place in Winnipeg, T.B.A. in 2013. The family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Kennedy's Disease Research, either online via www.kennedysdisease.org or c/o SMBD-Jewish General Hospital Foundation, Montreal, QC., with thanks and love. Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, Courtenay, B.C., 250-334-0707
from Phil Gies: Over the years I met and worked many kinds of people in ATC, Terry was one of the good guys.
John George Scammell (YZ/OW)
John George SCAMMELL March 24, 1924 - September 21, 2012. John Scammell passed away peacefully on Friday at the age of 88 years at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. John was born in Pinder, New Brunswick to the late John and Hannah (Moorehouse) Scammell. John is predeceased by his wife Margaret "Peggy" (Kierstead) in 2004. Also predeceased by bothers Douglas, Bertram and Maurice, and sister Winifred. He is survived by his sons: Robert (Debbie), Glen, and Andy (Sandy); his grandchildren: Shey, Sim, Emma, Josh, Sean (Gillian), Monique; and his great-grandchildren Alexis, Sydney, Jordan, Alex and Aaron.
He was trained and flew as a Navigator with the RCAF from 1942 to 1945, and completed a tour of operations on the Lancaster Aircraft of Bomber Command WWII. He joined Air Traffic Control, Toronto Area Control Centre in 1949 and became a licensed controller in 1957 working as Chief Controller of the Gander, Newfoundland Tower. In 1960 John was appointed to Air Traffic Control, Department of Transport in Ottawa where he worked until his retirement in 1980.
The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre and the Stillwater Creek Retirement Community for their
dedication and compassionate care. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road, (between Bayshore and Baseline Rd.), Nepean on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 4 p.m. until time of service in the chapel at 5 p.m. A family Interment will be held at a later date at Pereaux Baptist Church, Pereaux, Nova Scotia. Condolences or tributes may be forwarded through www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com
I have reposted an article about John as featured in "YourOttawaRegion.com", authored by Jennifer Young (November 25, 2008).
Click on this link and then find the "T and T" (Thought for Today) button on the third row.
Ronald Joseph Day (QM)
Ronald Joseph Day, 74, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Tuesday August 21, 2012. Born in Campbellton, he was the son of the late Phillip and Eva (Allain) Day.
Ron will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Dora (Goguen); sons, Stephen (Josette) of Ottawa and Mark (Francine) of Moncton; grandchildren, Craig, Alyssa, Brian, Eric and Kysha, Travis, Shannon, Jonathan, Corey, Joshua, Jordan; sister, Hazel Cyr (Al) of Moncton.
Ron was a retired air traffic controller and worked at Gander Centre, Halifax Terminal and Moncton Centre. He played hockey and baseball as a boy and young man. Later in life he became an avid golfer and was a member of several local golf courses. Ron was a talented artist who painted, sculpted and played the fiddle. Ron loved his family and was passionate about his grandchildren.
Visitation at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church on Friday August 24, 2012 at 10:30 am, with Rev. Allison Carroll officiating. Reception in the Parish Hall following the Mass.
In Ron's memory, donations to the Parkinson's Society Canada (www.parkison.ca) or the West End Food Bank (www.wefb.org) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
John Rodney Galloway (OW)
1934-2012 John Rodney Galloway passed away August 18, 2012 in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Ingrid Cooper Galloway, loving father of Joanne Galloway, Lynn Thompson (Chris), Jayne Galloway and Tracy Mouchakkaa (Pascal). Will be missed by his 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Survived by his sister Marlene Galloway.
Memorial service to take place at Kelly's Funeral Home, 2370 St-Joseph Blvd August 25th at 1:00pm. Contributions to the Parkinson's Foundation Canada in lieu of flowers would be appreciated. Published in The Ottawa Citizen on August 23, 2012
William "Bill" McConnell (WG)
William Harold McConnell October 27, 1919 – August 03, 2012. It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our dear father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, William McConnell on August 3, 2012. William was predeceased by his wife Isabel in 1997. He will be dearly missed by his daughters Sandy (Richard) and Debbie (Dave); grandchildren Michael, Paul (Jodi), Shelley (Christian), Laura (Mike), Meghan and Gus; great grandchildren Lucy, Maxim and Isabelle.
Dad served as a pilot in WW2 in England with The Canadian Air Force. This subsequently led to his career as an air traffic controller. He married our mother (Isabel) on July 16, 1945 and together they raised two daughters. Dad had a generous nature and a wonderful sense of humor. Although William enjoyed his involvement with the Lions, Mason’s and Shriners, Saturday morning breakfast with the guys, golf and curling, his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved dearly. Family was very important to dad, evidenced by the fact that he never missed a single birthday, special moment or event and he was always there for us no matter what.
A service celebrating the life of this special man will be held 2:00pm Sunday, August 12 at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. In lieu of flowers donations in William’s memory would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9 or Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba, 6 Donald St., Winnipeg, Mb R3L 0K6
Rand Smith (HZ/QM)
Smith: Rand Campbell Smith ,72. It is with sad hearts the family of Rand Smith announce his passing at the Moncton Hospital on June 21, 2012, following a brief illness.
Born in Salisbury, September 5, 1939, he was the son of the late Earle and Evelyn (Campbell) Smith. Rand was a retired Air Traffic Controller having worked in Gander, Halifax and the Moncton area control centre over his 28 year career. He then did retraining for two years and was reassigned to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and then enjoyed an active retirement at his camp in the woods of Albert Co. and his summer spot on Grand Lake with his family and friends. He was a former member and President at the Salisbury Lions Club and served on Salisbury Village Council for nine years.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn (Crossman); two daughters Shelley Jones (Edward) and Christine Smith, of Salisbury and one son Scott (Kelly) of Lower Coverdale. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Keaton, Ryan and Chelsea Jones; Brody Smith; Nicholas, Taylor and Jared Smith and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will be receiving friends and relatives at the Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Salisbury Road (372-4800) with visiting Saturday 6-9 p.m. and from where the funeral will be held in the chapel, Sunday June 24 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Dan Compton officiating. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, Salisbury.
As expressions of sympathy memorials to the Canadian Cancer Society or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family. www.keirsteads.ca
Duncan DuFresne (YZ/OW)
du FRESNE, Duncan Henry; peacefully in hospital with family by his side on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, aged 82 years. Loving and cherished husband of 59 beautiful years to Joyce (nee Bennett). Dear Father of Bruce (Jacqueline) of Colorado Springs, CO, Valerie Beebe (Ross) of Chilliwack, BC and Laurie Chatigny (Paul) of Ottawa. Adoring Grandpa to Samantha, Andrea, Clare and Bennett, and three "granddogs", Deuce, Auggie and Teddy.
A renowned and much sought after railway historian, author and founding member of the Bytown Railway Society in Ottawa. Also a retired air traffic controller, Duncan personified everything transportation. When not restoring and running steam locomotives at the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Duncan spent many hours cruising down the Rideau Canal system on his pride and joy, the "Channel Island," a 36-foot cruiser he built himself. Duncan will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Many thanks to the ICU staff at the Ottawa Hospital (General Campus) for their excellent care and compassion. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes 403 Richmond Road at Roosevelt on Monday, June 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew's Anglican Church, Glebe Ave. near Bank St., on Tuesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Donations to The Ottawa Hospital Foundation - Intensive Care or Nephrology Unit (General Campus) would be appreciated. Tributes, condolences or donations may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com "Your will be done!" ... Matthew 26:42
from Ron Chafe:
Dunc was one of the few who was a great Canadian. I remember the day he told an Air Canada pilot that he had traffic north east of the airport and then added it may be a train. The pilot responded, "Oh yah, I see his tracks", this made Dunc's day.
Also, he was the only guy I knew who could put a set of brakes in a Studebaker and be done before starting his 4:00 o'clock shift. A super guy and will be sorely missed.
Ken Neville (WGZ)
KENNETH ARNOLD NEVILLE; Kenneth Arnold Neville, 64, died peacefully on June 10, 2012 surrounded by his immediate family. Ken is survived by his wife Judy, children
Ryan (Rhea), Raegan and grandchildren Jaden, Grayson and Leighton. He is also survived by many other loving family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held June 27 at the family's home. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Please visit the website www.kenneville.muchloved.com for details. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking an in memoriam donation be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Join us for a celebration of Ken's wonderful life!
On June 27, we will be celebrating the life of Ken Neville, a beloved dad, papa, husband, brother, uncle and friend. After a difficult battle with cancer, Ken died
on June 10, 2012. He said he wanted us to remember him with a big party, rather than a somber funeral. So, please join us!
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
WHERE: 4765 Main St., West St Paul, MB
DETAILS: This is a casual event, so please dress for an outdoor BBQ. The pool will be open if your kids (or you!) want to take a dip. We will have good food and drinks for all. Feel free to come anytime between 4 and 7, but please know that at 6 pm, we will have a special toast to Ken, and there will be opportunity to share a story or say a few words.
Joe Mayo (WG)
Joe passed away May 26, 2012. At his request there will not be a service or obituary.
John Degelman (WG)
JOHN DEGELMAN It is with deep sadness the family announces the passing of John Degelman on May 18, 2012 in Kelowna, BC.
John was born in South Transcona, MB. During the Second World War, he joined the RCAF and became an air traffic controller. When the war ended, he stayed in the RCAF until he retired*, then moved with his family to Kelowna, BC.
John was a talented musician, played his accordion in many bands for parties, school dances and more recently played with the Kelowna Accordion Club.
John is lovingly remembered by his wife Ruby (nee Hillworth), two daughters Sharon Roberts (Brian), Judi Daudrich (Dave), grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, brother Leo Degelman and wife Dodie and numerous nieces and nephews.
from Phil Gies:
I remember John as a very able and pleasant ATC assistant. During his career in the RCAF he served a term as a controller in Airdrie, Alberta.
*After retiring from the RCAF, John joined Transport Canada and enjoyed a long career as an assistant (BStand) in Winnipeg ACC. He retired and moved West before we moved to the new ACC in 1988.
Jerry Thornton (YZ/TZ)
THORNTON, Jerry; It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Jerry Ure Thornton who died on May 13th, 2009 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Glenys, for over 57 years. Loving Dad of Nancy Glenys and David Jerry and Lesia Irene. Doting granddad of Daria Lesia. He will be remembered by his sister Gwen and brother-in-law Don and sister-in-law Dorothy and his dear nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews, colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Heber and Muriel and his brother, Clifford.
Jerry was proud of his service in the 1939 to 1942 war effort, serving as "Sparks", a radio operator in the Merchant Navy with British Marconi and the Norwegian Trade Mission. After the war, he continued to serve his country working for the Canadian Government as a weather man/ radio operator at Port Harrison on Hudson's Bay in northern Quebec.
He became an air traffic controller, working in the 1950's at Malton Airport, now Toronto International Airport and later the Toronto Island Airport, now City Centre Airport. In the 1960's, Jerry became the Assistant Airport Manager and finally Airport Manager at Toronto Island Airport, retiring in 1985.
During his tenure at the Island Airport, he became involved with the Canadian International Air Show, that involvement in many different capacities lasted more than 50 years. Jerry was inducted into the CIAS Roll of Honour in 2007. Jerry spent his final days at the Veteran's Residence at Sunnybrook Health Centre in Toronto.
The family would like to thank all the staff of K and L-Wings for their kind support and loving care. Everything possible was done to make Jerry comfortable and safe and well-treated. Our special thanks and recognition go to Dr. Derring and his primary nurses, Flo and Kathy. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Monday, May 18th, 2009 at 10 a.m. followed by a reception at Glenview Presbyterian Church, 1 Glenview Ave., (2 blocks south of Lawrence, off Yonge St). Glenview 416-488-1156. In lieu of flowers, donations made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Sunnybrook Foundation or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Thanks to Donald Courcy for this notification by way of RADIOCOMMUNICATIONS.CA
Emil Bryksa (WG/XE)
BRYKSA, Emil; peacefully on May 28th, 2012, Emil Bryksa passed away at the age of 76. Emil was born in Westbend, SK.
Emil is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley, daughter Laurie, son Joe (Leah) and his beloved granddaughters Hayley and Taylor. Emil is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Katherine, brothers Steven, Harry, Walter, Ed, Fred and his sister Olga.
Emil was an avid outdoorsman with a flair for fishing and hunting. He cherished his outdoor adventures with his nephews and close friends. Along with his many talents, Emil was a master tomato grower and gardener and was known to spend many hours puttering around his yard and showing it off with pride to family and friends.
Emil had a lengthy career as an air traffic controller and retired with the distinction of Chief of Air Traffic Control at John G. Diefenbaker International Airport in Saskatoon in 1990. Upon retirement Emil spent his time with his family and friends as well as taking many trips to Arizona and Nevada with his wife. Emil also enjoyed traveling to Manitoba to spend time with his children and his granddaughters as often as possible.
The family would like to thank the care providers of Sherbrooke Community Home, and the Medical and Nursing staff who cared for Emil with dignity, compassion and understanding.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 1st at Model Farm Church at 10 am. A luncheon reception will also be held there following the service. Later in the afternoon an inurnment ceremony will be held at Foam Lake Cemetery. Thank you to the many friends and relatives for their support and condolences. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Model Farm Church to support their on going efforts of restoration.
Herbert "Hap" Chafe (QX)
CHAFE, Herbert Yabsley Murley (Hap), November 10, 1924 - April 25, 2012, World War II Veteran RCAF VE3MW, passed away peacefully at the Great War Memorial Hospital,'
Perth, Ontario on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
Beloved husband of the late Eleanor Chafe (nee Loveys) and proud father of Carol Chafe (Ian Pulling), Jan Preece (Bob) and Geoffrey (Canda), and loving grandfather of Jessica Besharah, Walker Besharah, Mitchell Chafe and Brookelyn Chafe. Predeceased by his parents Hugh Chafe and Bella Chafe (nee Yabsley) and his sister, Carol Squires. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to Dr. Richard Moxon and to the staff of the Great War Memorial Hospital, in particular the nurses of the CCU, for their excellent care and kind attention over the past many years.
Hap was born on November 10, 1924 aboard the SS Sable Island enroute from Boston to St. John's, Newfoundland. He grew up in St. John's, where he attended Prince of Wales Collegiate and spent his summers on the Chafe family farm at Fourth Pond in The Goulds.
Hap joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in January 1943 at Halifax and served at a variety of bases in Canada and the Aleutian Islands. Following his demobilization in 1946, he returned to St. John's and started his second career at a photographer for the St. John's Daily News. After Confederation in 1949, when the rest of Canada joined Newfoundland and Labrador, Hap was hired by the Canadian government as an air traffic controller in Gander. As one of the first oceanic controllers, he was instrumental in the development of procedures for TransAtlantic Air Traffic Control still used in a modified format today. In 1963 he accepted a promotion to a desk job with the Airports Division of the Ministry of Transport in Ottawa. Hap enjoyed a party and good company, and he made many steadfast friends over the years.
Hap was a longtime active member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). He assisted with radio communications for many local events including the Ice Storm of 1998. A man of many talents, Hap pushed himself to become skilled in sailing, carving, painting, and computing. His children have been the beneficiaries of his talents and skills.
Hap has requested that there be no visitation. A graveside ceremony will be held at Elmwood Cemetery, Perth, Ontario on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to one of two organizations very close to his heart, the Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) located in Smith Falls or the Great War Memorial Hospital (Perth) Fund.
from Ron Chafe:
As far as I know Hap is the last of the original civilian Newfoundland Air Traffic Controllers who took over Air Traffic Control in Gander in 1945-1946 following WWII. (Prior to confederation). He also is the person responsible for the having the use of minimum time track technique for determining the North Atlantic Track system, and the use of Mach Technique in applying longitudinal separation between jet aircraft on the North Atlantic. I have lost a very close and dear friend.
Barry Kowal (DN/WG)
BARRY KOWAL Peacefully with family at his side, Barry passed away on March 14, 2012. Barry is survived by his wife Lynne, sons Barry and Robin, grandchildren Taylor and Makenna, mother Jean, brother Dennis (Ethel), and sisters Evelyn and Darlene along with many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws Leslie and Bob, Charlotte, Phyllis, Stuart and Linda and families, colleagues and friends. Barry was predeceased by his father Mike, his son Michael, his niece Carissa, in-laws Robert and Muriel Vincent, and brother-in-law Richard Vincent.
Barry was born in Grandview, MB and grew up on the family farm. He came to Winnipeg in 1966 where he met Lynne and they were married in 1968. He began work for Transport Canada at the age of 21 and was stationed throughout Manitoba before settling in Dauphin where he worked and raised his family. In 1994 the family moved to Selkirk and continued working with NAVCANADA at the Winnipeg flight service station until his retirement in 2002. Early summer mornings at the cottage in Ponemah were special times for Barry; he loved his morning paper and coffee out on the deck. The hours he would spend with his grandchildren Tay and Mak were extra special and he was their go to guy for anything they needed. Barry was truly a gentle soul, generous with his time and affections. He will be missed by all who knew him.
A service for Barry will be held at Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline Street, Selkirk, MB on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family and friends if desired can make a donation to the charity of their choice. He was truly a beautiful man. Rest in peace with our beloved Michael. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements. www.gilbartfuneralhome.com
from Tom Gibson:
Barry and Lynne showed up in Brochet spring of 1969. The powers to be decided that Brochet Aeradio/Met station would go to synos only, and only needed two to do this and the radio was on request only. Of course the married couple were expected to live in the "barracks". So I went on a cleaning and painting up rampage as I was afraid of the wife not liking the accommodations, experiencing that in Churchill. When they flew in on a Norseman, ice was starting to get little thin, they arrived with a big St. Bernard dog. I took them to my house as I wanted the aircraft to leave before they saw the accommodations. That's when Barry put a 40oz of whiskey on the table, saying "Horning said if I was to get along with the OIC, this would help". We drank it down and were very good friends ever since. Lynne said the accommodations was ok, good old farm kids, not looking for 5 star. Barry was one of the good guys, Shelley and I will miss him, old slow walking, slow talking Barry.
Gilbert "XX" Labelle (UL/OW)
GILBERT LABELLE: 1940 - 2012 Retired from Transport Canada (air traffic control). Passed away on March 3, 2012 at 71 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves in sorrow his spouse Lise (Carpentier) and his son Marc (Kaitlyn Chambers). Son of late Lovanna Leclerc and late Armand Labelle, he also leaves in sorrow his sister Monique (Richard Maurice) and brothers Richard (Francine Roch), André (Aline Strogosz) and Pierre (Debbie McGregor) as well as many nephews and nieces. The family will receive friends at the Heritage Funeral Home, 2871 blvd St-Joseph, Orleans on Wednesday March 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral service will be held in Sainte-Marie Church, 4831 Innes Road on Thursday March 8 at 1:00 pm. Greatly loved, he will always be remembered.
GILBERT LABELLE: 1940 - 2012 Retraité de Transport Canada (contrôle du traffic aérien). Décédé le 3 mars 2012 à l'age de 71 ans après une lutte courageuse contre le cancer. Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse Lise (Carpentier) et son fils Marc (Kaitlyn Chambers). Fils de feu de Lovanna Leclerc et feu Armand Labelle, il laisse également dans le deuil sa soeur Monique (Richard Maurice) et ses frères Richard (Francine Roch), André (Aline Strogosz) et Pierre (Debbie McGregor) ainsi que plusieurs neuveux et nièces. La famille reçevra parents et amis au Salon funéraire Héritage, 2871, boul. St-Joseph, Orléans mercredi le 7 mars de 2:00 à 4:00 pm et de 7:00 à 9:00 pm. Les funérailles auront lieu à l'eglise Sainte-Marie, 4831 rue Innes, Orléans jeudi le 8 mars 2012 à 1:00 pm. Grandement aimé, il sera toujours dans nos pensées.
from Phil Gies: I had the pleasure of working in Montreal Centre from 1969 to 1976 with "XX", everybody knew Gilbert as "Double X". He was an early proponent of automation and played a significant role in designing and implementing various flight strip formats - the old IFDAPS. A good man. I was fortunate to know him.
Paul Coolen (HZ)
COOLEN, Paul Joseph 75 - Enfield, passed away peacefully at home, after a short illness, on January 26, 2012.
Born in Prospect on March 27, 1936, he was the son of the late George and Viola (Christian) Coolen.
He served in the Canadian Armed Forces after which he worked as an air traffic controller at the Halifax International Airport for 35 years. Paul was a much respected member of the community. He was a member of Saint Bernard's Church, Enfield and County Counsellor in Hants East for many years. His many interests included gardening, sailing and wine making.
He is survived by his daughter Sheila, Enfield; sons, Paul (Karen) Black Diamond, Alberta, Brian, Enfield, Gary (Lynne), Calgary, Alberta, Kevin (Audrey), Kingston, Ontario, Sean (Linda) Enfield/Calgary, Alberta, Keith (Sue) Enfield; sister Clarissa (Mike) Leblanc, Prospect, brothers, Weldon (Kay), Prospect, Jack (Joan), Prospect, twenty grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Peggy, his grandparents, his sister Regina and his brother George.
Visitation will be 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM Monday January 30, at Saint Bernard's Church, Enfield from where a funeral mass will be held at
11AM Tuesday January 31, Father Andrew Rembarczyk officiating. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion in Enfield.
No flowers by request. Donations can be made to the Cancer Society or Saint Bernard's Church or a charity of your choice.
Richard "Dick" Rice (QX)
RICE, RICHARD B. - Richard 'Dick' B. Rice, 72, of Moncton, with his family at his side, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday September 18, 2011. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Richard and Helen 'Peggy' (Farris) Rice.
Dick was a retired air traffic controller with over 32 years service, having started his career in Gander, NFLD (1964) and retired in Moncton (1996). He was a former volunteer for Moncton Minor Hockey and Moncton Minor Baseball Associations. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and had a vast collection of old vinyl records that he took great pleasure in transferring to modern day CDs and he also enjoyed socializing with his friends and spending time with his family.
Dick will be sadly missed by his wife of over 46 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Hamilton); sons, Kevin M. (Jennifer) of Halifax, NS and Darren A. (Nancy) of Moncton; precious grandsons, Bradley and Griffin; several cousins in Moncton and PEI.
Sharing of Memories and a Celebration of Dick's Life to be held at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Reception Centre, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday September 23, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Interment, Fair Haven Memorial Gardens. In Dick's memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonknowlesfh.com
Patrick "Brendan" Munnelly (OW)
MUNNELLY, Patrick “Brendan” - Peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Monday, August 15, 2011 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (nee Vince). Loving father of Michael (Cindy) and Kim Hillier (Tim) both of Kingston. Sadly missed by his grandchildren Eric, Brendan and Dylan Hillier. Also remembered by his special friend Susan Rae of Toronto. The family will receive friends at the WARTMAN FUNERAL HOME “Kingston Chapel” (980 Collins Bay Road at Taylor Kidd Blvd., Kingston K7M 5H2 (613- 634-3722) on Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Monday at 1:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Funeral Home Reception Centre. A private family interment will take place at St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Bath at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations by cheque to the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre (UHKF) would be appreciated by the family.
Howard MacDonald (QM)
Howard J.D. MacDonald, 91, of Monarch Hall, Riverview and formerly of Moncton, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday July 5, 2011. Born in Queensville, Cape Breton, NS, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (MacEachen) MacDonald. Howard was a retired Air Traffic Controller (1974) and also worked in Pharmacy at Woolworth's and at Staples. During WWII, he served in Bomber Command belonging to RAF Squadron 192, retiring as a Flying Officer. Howard attended St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church and enjoyed playing darts at the Air Force Veterans Club (253 Wing), fishing and family get togethers.
Peter Stewart (QM)
STEWART, PETER D. - 1955 - 2011 - It is with very sad hearts that the family of Peter D. Stewart announce the passing of a remarkable husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Pete passed away, after a most valiant and inspiring struggle with neck cancer, on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Moncton Hospital surrounded by his wife Denise (Mahoney), children Danielle and Katie-Lynn and many caring family members and special friends.
Pete left with heavy hearts his parents Ret. Brig. Gen. William D. and Jean Stewart (ON), Brothers: Allen (Raelene), Sask, Doug (Cindi), Man., Bill, (Man.), Sisters: Peggy (Roger), Man., Moira (Charles), ON., Mother-in-Law Mary Mahoney (NL), Sisters-in-Law: Terri-Lou (Fabian), NL., B.A. (Jamie), NL., Corinne (Noel), ON., Karen-Ann (Gary), NL., Brothers-in-Law: Nick (Belinda), ON., Owen (Anita), NL., numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by brother Bruce and Father-in-Law Nicholas Mahoney. Pete was recently retired from NAV CANADA where he was a loyal and committed employee.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive visitors at Riverview Funeral Home on Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm, and Monday June 20, 2011 from 12 noon to time of Memorial Service at 2:00 pm. Interment to take place at a later date in Pakenham, Ontario. Donations in Pete's memory made to the George L. Dumont Oncology Clinic or to the charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by his family. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd, Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
George Elliot (WIA)
GEORGE WILLIAM ELLIOTT, Peacefully, with his family at his side, George passed away May 26, 2011 at age 78. His memory will be forever cherished by his wife Joy; sons Mitchell (Judy) and Keith (Leslie) as well as extended family and many colleagues and friends. He was predeceased by his son Mark.
George was born in Tugaske, Saskatchewan in 1933. Trained as a radio operator, he began a long career with the Government of Canada in the RCMP Marine Division operating out of Halifax. He then moved into aviation, starting as a radio operator at small northern airports and then a series of positions in airport administration. In 1978, he was appointed the general manager of the Winnipeg International Airport, holding that position until his retirement in 1989. Retirement only opened a new set of opportunities for George as he followed his passion for the aviation industry. He served as Executive Director of the Western Canada Aviation Museum, President of the Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association, and as a member of many boards, including the Winnipeg Airports Authority. George served on the Board of the Commissionaires Manitoba for many years, including time as the board chair, and was actively involved in another of his passions, the RCMP Veterans Association.
George was recognized many times for his contribution to transportation and the community, including being named the Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year and being awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. George's greatest interest, however, was always people and increasingly his address book and the telephone became his most important possessions as his health started to fail. It was always vital to him that he stay connected.
The family would like to thank the many many neighbours, friends and colleagues (and their dogs) who called and visited with him. He loved you all. A private family graveside burial has taken place and a celebration of George's life will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bridge Church, 620 Oxbow Bend Road, Winnipeg, MB. The family wishes to thank everyone at the Grace Hospital for their compassionate and professional care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grace Hospital Foundation. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
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Gord Gibson (UL/OW)
GIBSON, Gordon Peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Granite Ridge Long Term Care Facility, Gordon Gibson age 75. Beloved husband of Marie-Marthe Gibson. Loving father of Gary Gibson and Cathy Nelson. Cherished grandfather of Amy Gibson, Rachel Nelson and Justine Nelson. Fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.
Born and raised in the Halifax area, attended Kingston Bible College and enjoyed a long career in Air Traffic Control.
A special thank you to the Granite Ridge Long Term Care Facility and the staff at Harbour House for their great care over the past 4 years. Friends are invited to a celebration of Gordon's life at the Kelly Funeral Home - Kanata, 580 Eagleson Road on Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers memoriam donations to Alzheimer Society of Canada - Lewy Body Dementia are appreciated. www.kellyfh.ca
Don O'Rourke (WG)
O'ROURKE, Donald M, It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father, son, brother and friend, on Friday May 6th, 2011. He was the loving and devoted husband of Jennifer Luypaert for 23 years and a proud and loving father of Allison (11) and Emily (9) - "the apples of his eye". Loving son of Rolande O'Rourke (nee Lavigne) and the late Dennis O'Rourke and son-in-law of Roger Luypaert and the late Marguerite Luypaert. Dear brother of Mark (Rita), Susan Danyluk (Demetro), Richard (Lise) and Louise Boulet (Daniel). Don will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Born in Winnipeg, MB, June 28th, 1962. Donald's passion for aviation led him to get his pilot's license very early in life at 17. At the time, he was the youngest Canadian to receive a pilot's license. Don completed his high school at Saint-Boniface College in 1980 and eventually joined the Canadian Armed Forces in June 1981. After achieving the rank of Captain, Don continued his Air Traffic Control career as a civilian with Transport Canada (now NAVCANADA) in 1988. His career took him to Thompson, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, but he and his family eventually settled in Ottawa in 2006.
Friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road Tuesday, May 10th from 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, 15 Steeple Hill Cres, Fallowfield-Nepean at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday May 12th, 2011. Memorial donations to CHEO would be appreciated by the family. " Donald will be remembered as a loving husband, father and natural leader with an infectious laughter and an ability to make everyone he met feel special.
Joe Watson (WG)
JOSEPH HUGILL WATSON January 17, 1927 - April 10, 2011 After a courageous battle with cancer, Dad passed away peacefully at home with family by his side.
Joe was predeceased by his loving wife Doreen (Freda) Watson (nee Romans) October 5, 2010 and his sister, Francis. Joe is survived by sons, David (Kim), Glenn (Susan), Barry (Gwen) and, daughter, Nancy (Don) Neumann, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. He was looking forward to the arrival of his seventh great-grandchild in May.
Joe had a great love of adventure. He loved to teach and pass on his wisdom and skills. During his lifetime he taught multiple generations how to swim, ski, drive and fly. Joe was an accomplished pilot who held private pilot, gliding and ultra-lite licenses. He worked for 29 years as an air traffic controller. He enjoyed travel with his family and in later years with Doreen. Joe loved his motorcycles and music and will be forever remembered by his family singing and playing his guitars for all he loved. In the later years, Joe and Doreen were well known fixtures on the streets of Selkirk walking hand in hand, sporting their matching Westside Honda baseball caps.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Lehna for all the love and happiness that you gave Dad during the last years of his life. Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m., at Green Acres Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to CancerCare or Parkinson Society Canada. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy #1 East inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to: www.greenacresfuneralhome.com
Ted Bushnik (HZ)
BUSHNIK, Joseph Theodore "Ted": It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ted Bushnik, on March 22, 2011, in the VG Site, QEII. After a heroic battle with cancer, Ted passed away peacefully and always had the love of his family.
Born in Gillis Lake, he was a son of John and Katherine Bushnik and was a member of Saint Benedict Church. He was an air traffic controller for 35 years and enjoyed the game of golf at Oakfield Golf Club for many years.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, daughters Elaine (Rob) of Havelock ON, Jody of Cape Breton, Michele of Reno NV, and son Ted (Kelly) of Ottawa. He will also be missed by his grandchildren; Evan, Natalia, Amy, Fraer and Alannah.
He also leaves his brothers; Johy (Mickey) of Sydney Mines, Neil (Betty) of Glace Bay, Hugh (Doreen) of Toronto, Arthur (Leona) of Gillis Lake, and Michael (Pauline) of Ottawa, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mom andday, John and
Katherine, his brothers Jim (Florence), Miles, and his sister Mary.
Cremation has taken place. Burial in St. Mary's Church at 2:30pm. Memorial Mass in St. Bernard's Church, Enfield, on April 1 at 11am.
from John Corbett:
I worked with Ted for 28 years in the TCU and you couldn't meet a nicer guy. Ted had the respect of everyone who worked with him. He was a safe and thoughtful controller, an expert at "procedural Control". I tried to find out his course # in Toronto but we are unsure. Les Wah was on course #2 YYZ and Frank Stanislaw was on #7. After YYZ Ted went to YQY (Sydney tower) sometime around 1956-7, then went directly to IFR at YHZ TCU 1959-60, the opening year.
I'll never forget - Ted had this habit of 'sucking a little air in, kike a "tsk tsk" and then we knew something dramatic would be transmitted. One night we were running IFR arrivals/departures procedurally - no radar, off for maintenance or something. In those day the techs would sometimes just shut it off without prior co-ordination! Anyway we had 2 in a hold over the HZ beacon and a couple of more over the "Alpha" beacon down at YAW (Shearwater), 10 south of YHZ.
I heard the "tsk tsk" and TB said to a tracker over YAW; "Immediate climb back up to 5 now and turn Southbound toward the Atlantic."
The pilot's reply was "Uh, yeah I see those lights heading toward me - was wondering when you were going to tell me to do something". Ted realized the holding areas overlapped a bit and took action, and advised the pilot; "In the future when you see lights coming toward you, I'd suggest you TURN OUT OF THE WAY!!"
respectfully submitted by "JJ"
from Vic Boymook: I'll never forget back in the 80's when ATL, ARN, AC, CP were chasing each other around the country. Teddy would look up smack his lips and calmly; "HERE COME THE ZEROS!" Here's to you Ted!!
Tom Bingham (WG/QK)
THOMAS WILLIAM LEONARD BINGHAM It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas, of Redditt and a longtime resident of Kenora, on February 27, 2011 at Lake of the Woods District Hospital, at the age of 71 years. Left to celebrate his memory are his wife of 46 years Victoria, son David and wife Colleen (Hosfield), and grandchildren Kieran and Jenna, all of Ottawa, son Neil of South Korea, and son Keith and wife Treena (Grafham) of Kenora. Thomas is also remembered by his three sisters Leona (Fred Middleveen), Florence (Ross Hadden) and Maryann (Edward Schwartz), and sisters-and brothers-in-law Joe Tachinski, Joyce (Tom Kowalchuck), Ann (Lawrence Romanchuk) and Mike Tachinski as well as many other family and friends.
Thomas was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. As a child he was introduced to playing the violin, and went on to play in school orchestras, and develop a lifelong love for music. His fondest memories of his school years were at Elmwood High School, especially the joy of performing in school musicals. Thomas and Vicki were married in Winnipeg in 1964, and lived in Armstrong Ontario and Saskatoon before settling in Kenora in 1970. He enjoyed volunteering throughout the community. With his family, he enjoyed many fishing and camping trips around Lake of the Woods, and across Canada.
Thomas loved his 31-year career as an Air Traffic Controller in Kenora and Winnipeg. He called it the best job in the world . Through his work, he enjoyed many lifelong friendships, which greatly enriched his life. During these years, he learned to skate and play Old-Timers hockey, curled with the Kenora Men's League, skied, and played softball. After retirement, Thomas and Vicki moved to live in their lake home in Redditt, and also enjoyed travels in all parts of the world. For many years, they spent part ofthe winter with great friends at Lemon Tree RV Park in Mission, Texas, and there Thomas rekindled his passion for violin and played in the Winter Texan Orchestra. They were active members of the community of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kenora. They also focused their interests on Square and Round Dancing in Kenora and in Texas.
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. March 3, 2011 at the Brown Funeral Home Cremation Centre in Kenora, followed by a reception, and interment of ashes at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and in thanksgiving for the wonderful care received, donations to CancerCare at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (21 West Sylvan Street, Kenora ON, P9N 3W7) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com Brown Funeral Home Cremation Centre Entrusted with arrangements.
Rob Millikin (UL/YZ)
Millikin, Robin Leigh 1931–2011. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. (Rob) Millikin. At the age of 79, Rob died on Monday February 14, 2011 and was predeceased by his loving wife Carolyn Elspeth, and parents Keith and Violet Millikin. He was a devoted husband and father; he leaves behind his sons Steven (Terry), Lloyd (Sherry), and his daughter Diane Christina. He also leaves behind his grandchildren: Jennifer (Kamil), Shannon, Julien, Chelsea and Michael, Ryan and Brittany; his great grandchildren Dominik and Evalina; his brother Douglas (Dorrie) his nephews and nieces Brenda, Keith (Bev) and Colleen (Bill) as well as Rebecca, Jonathon, Marlene, and Robbie, his grand nieces and grand nephews.
Rob had a varied and fulfilling career as an air traffic controller (1955 to 1989). Rob served at Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, retiring from transport Canada, as Manager of the Control Tower, Lester B. Pearson International Airport (1989). Rob was an avid sailor and a private pilot. In his retirement Rob was heavily involved in the founding of the Durham Rowing Club, and the inaugural Head Coach of Varsity rowing program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, (UOIT) 2006–2009. Rob was well respected by his colleagues, and received several awards from Rowing Canada and Row Ontario for his contributions to the sport as an administrator, official and coach over the years.
You are invited to a Celebration of Rob’s life to be held at St. George’s Memorial Anglican Church, Oshawa on Friday February 18th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Private family interment in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Grimsby, Ontario. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
from Phil Gies:
Rob was my IFR instructor on the West Side in Montreal Centre back in 1969. I remember his ready smile and his quick laugh. He loved to play bridge as well and in those days we managed to play a few hands during a break. I was fortunate to know him.
Peter MacLennan (OW)
In Ottawa on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Peter Archie MacLennan of Kemptville, age 75. Beloved husband of Laurie MacLennan (nee Dick). Loving father of Bruce and David MacLennan. Cherished grandfather of Meghan and Heather. Dear brother of John MacLennan (late Ann). Will be sadly missed by his “kids” (four legged). Memorial visitation will be held at Grant Brown Funeral Home Rolston Chapel, Kemptville, on Thursday, February 17th from 6 to 9pm. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Ottawa Heart Institute or the Ottawa Humane Society.
Orval Sneve (QT)
Orval Arne Sneve, loving husband, father, grand-father, great grand-father, brother, brother-in-law and uncle passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 18th, 2011. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northern Cancer Fund would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made through www.nwfainc.com
Paul Ruta (WG)
PAUL RUTA Peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, Dad passed away at St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 80 years. Dad leaves to mourn his wife Davada; his children, Michael (Karen), Tom (Lisa), Cathy (Feisal) and Terry (Sylvia); Davada's sons, Tristan and Gavin; his sister Rosemary (Bob) Beriault; his brother-in-law Mike (Barb) Wasylkiw; 11 grandchildren: Nicholas, Laura, Paul, Tim, Ian, Omar, Sarah, Hillary, Ann, Alexander and Evan and many other friends and relatives who shared their life with Dad. Dad was predeceased by his wife Ann, his brother Johnny and his parents, Harry and Sadie. Dad was born in 1930, grew up in the Point Douglas area and attended Norquay School and St. John's High School. As a young man, he became an accomplished accordion player. He loved playing the accordion and performed for appreciative audiences throughout his life. In his latter years, Dad and his close friend Gene joined together to bring the gift of music to many functions in Winnipeg.
In 1953, Paul and Ann were married and lived happily together for 32 years raising their family in West Kildonan. Dad began working at the CNR and then the Air Traffic Control Centre. He enrolled at the University of Winnipeg part-time in his late 30s and earned his Bachelors of Arts and Education degrees. Dad was employed in the Seven Oaks School Division for most of his career teaching both at the elementary and high school levels. Dad was noted for his quiet strength, wisdom and determination - he was destined to be a teacher and he touched the lives of many students and families.
Dad kept a very busy schedule when he retired. Dad was a lifelong learner and he earned a Masters of Education at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. He started BrainGym Learning Skills and over the next 15 years taught BrainGym learning techniques to many families and teachers throughout Canada. During this time he met the second love of his life - Davada and in 2004 they married and resided at the Holy Family Seniors Tower. Dad and Davada met at a dance event and enjoyed many years of happiness travelling, spending quality time with their families and friends, dancing and experiencing life to its fullest during their short time together. Dad was a kind and strong man who touched the lives of many. He loved his family and his wife dearly and he was proud of his children and grandchildren. There was no project that was too big for Dad to help us with - he was always there to assist and provide advice. Dad's strengths included his patience, kindness, sense of fairness, honesty and integrity. By example he taught us that hard work, dedication, respect of others and a positive attitude were key elements to enjoying a full and rewarding life. We love you Dad and we will miss you. The family would like to thank all the nurses, aids and doctors at St. Boniface Hospital for their kindness, respect and care of Dad.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dad's memory may be made to the Seven Oaks Education Foundation in the name of the Paul and Ann Ruta Scholarship Award, 830 Powers St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 4E7. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Anglican Church located at Donald and Graham in Winnipeg. A private family interment will follow. Vichnaya Pam'yat KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193
Ben Oakden (WG)
BENJAMIN JAMES WILLIAM OAKDEN Per Ardua Ad Astra. It is with sadness the family of Ben announces his passing peacefully at home with his family at his side on December 17, 2010.
Ben is survived by his wife Sharon, son Ben (Debbie DeBeurs and daughter Chantel), daughters Shanne (Laszlo) and Cheryl (Chuck). Also surviving Ben are his five grandchildren: Nicole and Benjamin Oakden, Spencer Szabados, and Emma and Emerson Kitson. Also surviving is one sister, Lillian Gibson of Emerson, MB and extended family.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the Spring of 2011. Further announcement will appear in the spring. The family would like to thank all of Ben's palliative care team and home care staff for their kindness and concern.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V7. BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-888-454-1030 or 204 346-1030
Bernard Bourgon (UL)
BERNARD BOURGON December 27, 1943 - December 15, 2010 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Bernard Bourgon. At the age of sixty-six, Bernard died peacefully as he had always hoped. He was a devoted father, infallible companion and a loyal friend. He was always there for his loved ones. He was predeceased by his sister Nicole (Richard) and he leaves behind his loving companion Huguette Picard, his sons Stephane (Martine) and Sebastien (Nathalie) and his daughter Stephanie (Kedhis). He also leaves behind his grandchildren Mackenzie, Nicholas, Albert, Roch and Sasha, his brother Jacques (Claire), his nephews and nieces Carl, Karine, Eric, Colette and Liliane, as well as numerous dear friends.
Bernard had a fulfilling career as an air traffic controller. Respected by all his colleagues, Bernard passed on his knowledge and made several contributions to this evolving field. He also contributed to many community projects within the recreation and tourism association of Brownsburg-Chatham.
To pay tribute to Bernard, the family invites you to a gathering between 4 and 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at Andrea Ristorante at 3194 St-Joseph Blvd. in Lachine. Memorial tributes may be made directly to Bon Dieu Dans La Rue, 514-940-2036. Published in the Montreal Gazette on 12/18/2010
Bill Morrison (UL-OW)
MORRISON, William "Bill" Passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at age 75. Beloved husband of Anne (Miller). Loving father of Jeff (Toni), Russ and the late Randy; step father to Dave and Cheryl (Fred). Proud Pop to Ian (Sharlene), Jake, Josh, Travis, Sasha and Kyra. Brother to Darroll and the late Robert. Predeceased by his uncle Will.
Family will receive friends at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre (2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa) on Saturday, December 4th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, December 5th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 6th at All Saints Lutheran Church (1061 Pinecrest Road) at 1 p.m. A reception will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, the Ontario Chapter. Online condolences can be made at www.colefuneralservices.com
from Phil Gies: Bill was a dominant personality in the '60s in Montreal - no small compliment as Montreal had no shortage of capable controllers. He was not only quite intelligent, but was a leader as well and was CATCA's regional counselor in Quebec during those turbulent early years of CATCA. Bill was one of the original DSMs (Data Sytems Manager) in Canada and helped implement IFDAPS in Montreal. He went on to hold several more senior management positions in Ottawa. Bill could always be counted on to provide well informed, articulate and honest opinions and direction. I consider myself very fortunate to have worked with Bill twice in my career. I valued his friendship.
Neil Coffey (QX)
Neil C . J. Coffey Passed peacefully away at James Paton Memorial Health Center on November 21st 2010 Neil Coffey age 70 years.Predeceased by parents Cornelius and Laura Coffey , brother Dennis and sister Ann Marie. Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are his wife Catherine Marie, sons Dennis (Karen) of Clarkes Beach, Derek (Jacqui) of Gander, Darrell (Cheryl) of Petawawa, ON., brother Thomas (Theresa) of Kentville, NS., brother-in-law Howard (Doris) of Philadelphia , grandchildren Heather, Ryan, Kelsey, Beth-Ann, Nicholas and Kiersy . Also missed by his faithful dog companions "Puss", "Bailey" and "Juno" and a large circle of family and friends. Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander with visitations Thursday November 25th from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Neil Coffey was a long time Air Traffic Control Assistant at Gander ACC who subsequently transferred to the Airport Fire Service.
G.S. Shy Aitken (OW)
AITKEN, G.S. (Shy) It is with a deep sense of loss that the family of G. S. (Shy) Aitken mourn his passing on October 27, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He leaves behind Mary (nee English) his devoted wife of forty-five years, adored daughter, Dr. Heather Aitken (Harold Ready) and cherished grandson Luke Gordon Ready. His sister, Joan Kelly (Bernie) and brother John Aitken (Penny) also survive as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Shy was born in Guelph Ontario on January 21, 1943. In 1965, he obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario, receiving the Dean's award having achieved top honours in his graduating class. He served three years with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a member of 425 Fighter Squadron in Bagotville Quebec. In 1968 he obtained a masters degree in electronic engineering from the University of Waterloo, following which he devoted his entire career to the design and development of air traffic systems with Transport Canada and later with NAVCAN, representing Canada on several panels with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and completing a posting to the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) in London England.
Shy enjoyed a variety of sports and was a gifted musician developing an abiding love of the banjo and bluegrass music. From its inception until his illness, he was an active member of Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Road, Ottawa K2J 4E4. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Shy's memory may be made to the Barrhaven United Church Instrument Fund or to the Barrhaven United Church Memorial Fund.
Donald Abbott Dove (QX)
Donald Abbott Dove passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander on September 23rd, 2010 Donald Dove, age 82.
Predeceased by his wife Gloria, sister Edwina. Left to mourn with fond and loving memories are his daughters Marie of Dartmouth, NS; Donna (Dwight) Stanley of Gander, Judy of Edmonton, AB; brother Lloyd (Dinah) of Glovertown, grandchildren, Steven Stanley of Surrey, B.C.; Leslie Stanley of Aldergrove, B.C.; Hannah and Alex Stanley of Surrey, B.C.; and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Resting at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander on Sunday, 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 Monday, September 27th at 2:00 P.M. from Stacey’s Funeral Home. Internment will follow at All Saints Cemetery.
Flowers gratefully accepted or Donations in Don’s memory maybe made to the Dialysis Unit at James Paton Memorial Hospital, Gander. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral Home. To sign our online memorial guestbook, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
Jerome "Jerry" Ovington (OW)
Peacefully in Hospice Renfrew with loved ones by his side on Tuesday afternoon, August 24th, 2010. Jerome Francis Ovington of Fitzroy Harbour at the age of 73 years.
(RCAF 440 Squadron Flying Officer CF-100 Navigator)
(Retired Air Traffic Control Supervisor-Ottawa Airport)
Dear son of the late Joseph Ovington and the late Christina White and step-son of the late John Muldoon. Beloved husband for 48 years of Elsie (nee Lunn). Dearly loved father of Joe (Karen) of Fitzroy Harbour, Peter (Nancy Fournier) of Arnprior and Sean (Susan) of Fitzroy Harbour. Cherished “Grampy” of Ryan and Kieran. Loved brother of Eddie Muldoon (Ruth), Marian Brethour (Guy),Catherine Ritchie (Keith) and Bernice Walsh (David). Predeceased by his brothers Leo Ovington, Patrick Muldoon and Johnny Muldoon.
Will be missed by his many friends especially Greg Carty. Family and friends are invited to the Pilon Family Funeral Home, 50 John Street North, Arnprior for visitation on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. only. A Celebration of Jerry’s life will be conducted in the Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre, 100 Clifford Campbell Street, Fitzroy Harbour, on Monday, August 30th, at 1 o’clock. Private Family Interment St. Michael’s Parish Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour.
Jerry’s family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staff and volunteers at Hospice Renfrew for their loving care and support during this difficult time. For those wishing, a donation made to the Hospice Renfrew would be appreciated by the family.
Junior Bishop (UL/QX)
CLARENCE W BISHOP Jr. Passed peacefully away at the James Paton Memorial Health Center on August 18th 2010 Clarence W. Bishop Jr., age 73. Predeceased by parents Clarence and Lillian Bishop. Left with loving memories are his sons Cameron and Aaron of Gander, daughter Danine (Terry) Lapinski of Edmonton, AB., their mother Verna (Roze) Bishop, brother Clyde (April) of Trenton, ON., Brian (Mary) of Goose Bay, Derek of St. John’s, sisters Glenna (Alan) Parker of Sask., Laura (Frank) Blundell of Hickman’s Hr., Georgina (Fraser) Collins of Kingston, ON., Donna (Ted) West of Vancouver. Grandchildren Ryan , Danny Roberts, April Nicole, Cameron Jr., Gord Bishop and 2 great grandchildren. Also a large circle of family and friends.
Resting at Stacey’s Funeral Home, Thursday August 19th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.. A private service will be held on Friday. Inurnment All Saints Cemetery, Gander In lieu of flowers donations in Clarence’s memory may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral
from Junior's obituary:
(Al Yeadon) ... Junior had a reputation as one of the best arrival radar controllers and when the complexity increased Junior calmly keyed his bagpipe tunes on a pencil. Well liked, Junior was a great guy.
(Dannie McDonald) ... He was one of the best Arrival controllers, a great co-worker, a kind and gentle person and a true friend I'll always remember fondly. Plus he played a mean bagpipe even in the wee hours of the morning.
(Pierre Senay) ... I still see him playing his pen as if it were a musical instrument while calmly bringing in myriads of planes in a well orchestrated dance.
J D Lyon (WG)= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
News of JD's passing was first published by the CBAA. The family obituary follows.
We regret to announce the passing of past CBAA President and CEO, J-D (John-David) Lyon, on Thursday, July 29, 2010, in Winnipeg, MB.
J-D Lyon was President and CEO of CBAA from 1991-2000. Trained as an Air Traffic Controller, J-D’s career and passion for aviation led to involvement with the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA), various positions at Transport Canada headquarters in Ottawa, aviation consulting, and finally, his leadership of CBAA. During his tenure at the Association, J-D was integral in the preliminary development of what is now the successful Private Operator Certificate (POC) Program, grew membership, and lobbied for business aviation at all levels of government. He was presented with CBAA's Award of Merit in 2002 in recognition of and appreciation for his outstanding commitment and service to the Canadian aviation industry, the International Business Aviation Council and, in particular, as President and CEO of the Canadian Business Aircraft Association from 1991 to 2000. (The CBAA name was changed to the Canadian Business Aviation Association in the mid-2000s).
J-D is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Val; his son Cecil; his two daughters, Deb and Pam, and their families. Our thoughts and condolences go out to them at this difficult time. Sam Barone, President & CEO, Canadian Business Aviation Association
JOHN-DAVID (J-D) LYON April 16, 1933 - July 29, 2010 J-D leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Val (Kinley), children, Cecil, Deborah (Keith) and Pamela (Jeff). For those who knew and loved him and despite all his many, many accomplishments, he leaves behind his six grandchildren that were all, each of them, the apples of his eye: Megan (20), Brett (18), Cole (16), Tyler (14), Jordan (13) and Jacob (11). Braemar (the Collie) and Rylee (the Springer Spaniel) will miss Grandpa and his treats - a lot. J-D enjoyed a remarkable life with an extended family that too will miss him. From his brother Robert (Adina) and their children, Garth (Kari), Derek (Marnie) and Janet (Martin) through the Spences, Joplings, Keedians, Smiths, Kinleys and Stevensons to the many, many friends he and Val shared through their almost 55 years together. There are too, too many to mention but you all know who you are.
J-D was many things in his long and eventful life. As a curler he represented Newfoundland in the 1960 Brier as skip and Manitoba in the 1961 Brier as skip. An avid sailor, golfer and skier he made a point to involve his family in all his endeavours so much so that his six grandchildren are all becoming formidable curlers in their own right. Brett and Cole thrilled their grandfather just this spring when they won the Ontario School Boys Championships. J-D started his work life as an Air Traffic Controller organizing and then becoming the first President of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association.
Amongst his many other accomplishments, he was City Councillor for West Kildonan, Chairman of the Seven Oaks School Division, and Trustee for the Carleton Board of Education in Ottawa. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment outside of family was that of President and CEO (1992 to 2000) of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA). J-D retired from the CBAA in 2000.
He and Val enjoyed retirement returning to the beloved cottage (Lyon's Den) at Matlock each summer. This has always been the summer focus for the family and especially the grandchildren. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, August 6, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Church Hall of St. Martin's-In-The-Field Anglican Church, 160 Smithfield Avenue, following which there will be a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be preferred. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 586-8044
from Phil Gies: It has been said that air traffic controllers are, as a group; intelligent, articulate, and decisive. If this be true, then the leader of such a group must indeed be a true leader. JD was such a person. I'm sure there will be many stories told by many controllers and others affected by JD's presence. If you ever met JD he will have made an impression.
I first met JD at the 1972 CATCA convention in YZ. As a delegate from UL, I rose to make a point and was instantly ruled "out of order", by JD...
the Winnipeg Free Press, January 1, 2011: The '10 honour roll, Prominent Manitobans who left us this year.
JULY 29 -- John-David Lyon, 77. He had many accomplishments. He represented Newfoundland at the Brier as the team's skip in 1960, and then the following year represented Manitoba at the Brier as the team's skip. For a living, he worked as an air traffic controller and he organized, and then became president, of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association. He was later elected a city councillor for West Kildonan, a school trustee and chairman of the Seven Oaks School Division, and a school trustee in Ottawa. He was president and CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association.
Cyril Edward (Cy) Thornley (VR)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of dearly loved Cy Thornley. The husband of Yvonne for 65 years, father of five, grandfather of nine, great grandfather of three, brother, uncle and friend to many, left earth as he wished, surrounded by family, peacefully from his own home. A proud veteran of WWII and retired Air Traffic Controller, CT treasured his country and cherished his profession. Cy lived his long, happy and full life consistently placing his family first while demonstrating the importance of generosity, trust, respect and unconditional love. “Grandpa Cy”, is thanked for the many precious memories. He is loved, missed and will be remembered. May God bless him
In lieu of flowers kindly make a donation to the Kidney Foundation and/or the Children’s Hospital. There will be a funeral mass for Cy on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond.
Fraser Heights Funeral Home, Surrey, is in care of arrangements.
from Derrall Gunderson:
I joined Winnipeg Centre as a B-stand in 1956 and Cy was already a controller in the Centre. If memory serves Cy was sent to Thunderbay to open the tower in the late '50s, returned to Winnipeg and then moved to Vancouver in 1960 or so. Always a good guy to work with
Graham Elijah King (QX)
KING, Graham – Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, Graham Elijah King of Gander, age 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Dorothy June and Grandson Bernard Jack Johnson. Leaving to mourn daughters: Fern (Robert) and Holly (Jim) sons: Gary (Jacquie) and Glen (Sharon); grandchildren: Allan, Philip, Kristi, Ryan and Matthew; Sister Olga Tweedle; sister-in-law Rose (Al) Ingleson. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends.
Rested at Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander. Funeral Service took place Saturday, July 17th at 2:00 P.M. from Fraser Road United Church Gander. Inurnment followed at All Saint's Cemetery.
Donations in Graham's memory may be made to a charily of one’s choice . To send a message of condolence or sign the memorial on-line guest book, please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca Arrangements entrusted through Stacey’s Funeral Home, Gander.
David Edward Mihill (EG)
David Edward Mihill (1947-2010) of Sherwood Park, Alberta passed away at the U of A Hospital on May 4th, 2010 at the age of 62 years with his loving wife at his side. David is survived by his wife Dianne, his daughters: Kathy and Jehn both of Ottawa, Ont., Stephanie and Alexandra both of Edmonton, AB, one grandchild Willow of Ottawa, Ont., two stepsons Ed (Tracy) of Grand Prairie, AB. and Cory of Edmonton, AB., his mother Louise of Viking, AB, his mother-in-law Helen Rougeau of Winnipeg, Man., one sister Louise (Rod) Hunter of Viking, AB and his beloved dogs, Monet, Spice and Tux. A private family memorial service will be held at the Viking Funeral Services Chapel on Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Carolyn Woodall officiating. Donations in David's memory may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 - University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2. Viking Funeral Services Ltd.
from Phil Gies:
Dave's ATC career began in Winnipeg Region. He was an "on-loan DSC" for WG ACC's JETS ORD back in 1982.
Reginald Garfield Webb Sr (XE)
REGINALD GARFIELD WEBB It is with sadness the family of Reginald Garfield Webb announce the death of their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather on March 23, 2010 at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Reg is survived by his loving wife Gladys Webb (nee Forrester), his children Andrew Webb, Reginald Webb Jr. and Susan of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Geraldine Webb-Young and Bernie of Regina, Saskatchewan. He will be missed by his grandchildren Andrea and Richard Macedo, Cory and Darren Storm, Jeffrey Webb, Michael Fleischhaker, Daniel and Kim Fleischhaker, Brienne Young and Ryan Young. His great-granddaughter Kate (Cory and Darren) and future great-grandchildren will learn of him through storytelling of the Webb family a trait Reg was a master of. Reg was predeceased by his parents Ernie and Edith, sisters Eunice Pommer and Phyllis Wintle and brothers Harry and Clifford Webb. He was born in Whitemouth, Manitoba April 26, 1927 to parents Ernest and Edith Webb, district pioneers whose history traces back to United Empire Loyalist stock in Nova Scotia in the 1770s.
He received his education in Whitemouth and Cecil Rhodes High School in Winnipeg. Reg enlisted in the RCAF during the Second World War and served as a Radio Operator Ground (WOG), an association he continued in the RCAF Reserve, Winnipeg after the war. After a number of years as a sales representative for G. H. Wood and Company and VioBin (Can) LTD, Reg returned to his first love radio telecommunications by joining the Department of Transport Telecommunications Branch in 1961. After serving at various locations he was Flight Services Area Operations Supervisor for Churchill, Manitoba and Saskatoon. He became Air Traffic Services Sector Manager, Saskatchewan Flight Services in 1984, a position he held until retirement in 1990.
Reg began his Royal Canadian Legion association as Branch Secretary in 1947 and later became Branch President in Broadview Saskatchewan. His association with the Masonic Order began when he was raised as a Master Mason in Broadview in 1963. After Masonic associations in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Churchill, Manitoba, and Lynn Lake, Manitoba, he became Master of Rosthern Duck Lake Lodge #13 in 1980. He was an active member of the Valley of Saskatoon Scottish Rite and served as TPGM of the Lodge of Perfection. He became a member of Khartum Temple of the Shrine, Winnipeg in 1969. Reg accomplished many things in his life but he was most proud of his family. Goodbye Dad. Thanks for the memories. At Reg's request, no service will be held. Cremation has taken place and his remains will be interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon after a family graveside service. Gifts in memory may be made to the CNIB (cnib.ca) directed to Research. Arrangements made in care of Martens Warman Funeral Home, Warman, Saskatchewan.
from Phil Gies:
Reg Sr's sons were/are long time members of WG ACC, Andy in Tech services, and Reg Jr. in atc.
Mike Hudson (WG)
MICHAEL HUDSON: With great sadness we mourn the death of our father and friend, Michael Hudson, on March 11, 2010, while in the devoted care of his son John. Michael was born in Winnipeg on April 4, 1927, son of Walter and Lorna Hudson. He attended Kelvin High School and went on to have many adventures as a young man. Mike's life was defined in many ways by his love of animals and his skills as an expert horseman, and he made lifelong friends while working as an itinerant cowboy in southern Alberta.
In 1951 he obtained his private pilot's license and several years later qualified as a commercial pilot. He served as an instructor with the Winnipeg Flying Club for several years, and piloted floatplanes in northwestern Ontario and northern Manitoba. Eventually he settled again in Winnipeg where he trained as an air traffic controller. Mike eventually served as senior tower controller at Winnipeg International Airport and retired from Transport Canada after 25 years of distinguished service.
Mike was predeceased by his wife JoAnn in 2007. He leaves to mourn his passing his children Laurie, Nancy and John; his brother and sister-in-law Bill and Yvonne Hudson, as well as grandchildren Trevor, Leah, Shelby, Daniel and Alexandra. As we struggle with Mike's absence we remember with love his company, his stories and his dry humour. We thank the nursing staff of Grace Hospital and Dr. Borrett for their compassionate care of Mike during his final illness. A gathering in Michael's memory will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in Thomson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 9Z9. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com
Wilfred Hilchie (UL)
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 posession 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.
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