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Donald Dewar

Former Regional Director of Air Services

for western Canada and the Northwest Territories

at the Department of Transport

 

 

Passed Away in 2014 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 2014 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  

 

 

 

Obituary

Donald Dewar

1916-2014

 

 

Donald Dewar

 

DEWAR, Donald

November 16, 1916 - November 27, 2014

 

After 97 years of very active living, Don passed away just after his 98th birthday. He was born in Ontario but raised on a farm near Hazlet, Sask. He taught school for four years then joined the airforce and was attached to the R.A.F. from 1941-1945.

 

He returned to UBC and got his degree in electrical engineering.

 

He then joined Transport Canada and worked his way up to the Regional Director of Air Services for western Canada and the Northwest Territories. He was instrumental in planning the Calgary Airport.

 

On retirement he volunteered to go to Sri Lanka to help them with their Air Services. Don's hobbies included woodworking, golf, bridge and travel.

 

After nearly 66 years of marriage he leaves to mourn his loving wife Betty who was steadfast in her devotion to him during his final illness. He leaves daughter Diane (Dr. Dave Grabke) and son Dr. Bill Dewar (Trish). He also leaves six grandchildren of whom he took such an interest in Lisa, Mark, Jennifer, Christie, Jill and Doug. Also left behind are the eight great- grandchildren who delighted him so much.Thanks go to Tami Guest, Dr. Armstrong and the Norwood and Laurier House care centres. He says his goodbyes to his friends at Canterbury Manor. A private service will be held later.

 

Related Links

Don Dewar is mentioned in the following documents written by Milton Watts

 

Souvenirs of Edmonton Radio ( May 1955 - August 1958 )

 

Souvenirs of Norman Wells Radio (1958 - 1959 )

 

Life as Installation and Construction Technician - Western Region - (1959 - 1987 )