1974 - Retired in 2009
for 2010 Winter Olympics
BCIT - Electronics Technology Program - Telecommunications Option, in late May
into the DOC on June 3, 1974, just a few days after my last exam at BCIT.
Served as a Radio
Inspector in the Vancouver District Office of the DOC from June 1974 until
early 1982 when I won a competition to go into the Pacific Regional
Radio Licensing from about 1984 until I was asked to become the Pacific Region
SMS Coordinator in 1993.
In 1993, the
Pacific Region decided to de-centralize Microwave licensing to our District
Offices, so I was also tasked with training District staff, and handling the
administrative issues associated with the de-centralization.
the Pacific Region SMS Coordinator from 1993 until my retirement in June 2009,
and again during my period as a Casual from July 2009 until April 1, 2010
when the 2010 Winter Olympic Games were over.
Message from Dennis
served: 1974 to 2009 (full 35 years).
I served in
the Vancouver District Office from 1974 to 1982, and then in the Pacific
Regional Office in Vancouver from 1982 to 2009.
I retired in
June 2009, but went back right way as a Casual for the 2010 Olympics. I
"re-retired" on April 1, 2010.
I am currently living in Mission, British Columbia. I've been married to my
wife Heather for 32 years (as of May 12, 2011), and we have 2 children, Kevin
age 30 and Aimee age 27 (ages as of November 2011). We have a son-in-law (Ryan)
and they are expecting our first grandchild in June 2012.
Heather is retired from Telus, and we have a home in Mission, BC. During
the winter, we like to RV in Arizona, California and Nevada. In Spring and
Fall, we usually take our 5th wheel and boat to Sheridan Lake (near Lone Butte,
BC) to go fishing. Retired life is indeed, very good
have to say, that I really enjoyed my career,
and never once regretted accepting the job offer from the DOC way back in 1974.
Below is an article on Dennis's retirement which was
published in Pacific News in April 2009