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L. Holvey

Started in 1939 - Retired in 1958

 
 

 

1958 - Staff say "Goodbye" to L.Holvey

 

Friends and co-workers of Leonard Holvey gathered in the office of Gordon Nixon, Telecommunications Director, February 14, 1958, to say goodbye and wish him good luck and health, on the occasion of his retirement. W.E. Connelly spoke a few words on the career of Mr. Holvey and presented him with a purse of money. Mickey Ramsden presented Mrs. Holvey with a bouquet of mums.

 

Mr. Holvey, in charge of accounting for stocks and stores in the radio test room, is a native of Bath, England. He came to Canada in 1928, and was engaged in commercial undertakings before joining the Department in 1939.

 

As a young man, Mr. Holvey had an interesting career in the army. He served in India with the Dragoon Regiment and was one of the teachers at a Military School in that country. When World War I broke out he transferred to the Royal Engineers and saw service in Flanders until near the close of the war when he and his unit were transferred to General Allenby in the near East.

 

Mr. Holvey is married and has a son who is in photographic work in the Government.

 

In the first photo, co-workers of Mr. Holvey say goodbye and wish him and his wife good luck and good health. (L. to R.) A.T. Lawton, H.E. Walsh, F.G. Nixon, J. Arial, John MacDonald, L.G. Holvey, J. Farquarson, J. P. Brooman.

 

In the second photo, Mickey Ramsden (L) presents bouquet of mums to Mrs. Holvey. In the background, W.E. Connelly and Leonard Holvey.

 

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