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Egbert Ralph Perry

Radio Operator at the Tobermory Wireless Station before 1936

Radio Operator at the Sault Ste.Marie Wireless Station from 1936 to 1951

 

 

Passed Away in 1960 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 1960 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  

 

 

Egbert Ralph Perry at the Wireless Station in Sault Ste Marie, ON 

 

Egbert Ralph Perry at the

Sault Ste Marie Wireless Station in ON

Call Letters were VBB

My father, Egbert Ralph Perry,  was the wireless operator at the Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station where I was born. He was there from around 1936 to 1951 when he retired and we moved to B.C. Before that he was at the Tobermory Wireless Station. I have pictures of the Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station and the home we lived in there.

 

A couple of the pictures are of him at work. There is also a picture of the station, a picture of the antenna pole on the property and a fifth picture showing a little bit of our house which was a duplex shared with the other operator whose name was Jim Boutiller.

 

There was a boardwalk between the station and our house and I remember my Dad letting me talk to kids that lived on lighthouses and that was fun to do. Apparently during the war we had soldiers posted at the gates to the property but I was too young to remember that. Our property was always plowed during the worst winter snow and often built up to huge heights from the plow. It was a huge area of land with a big field where we had a swing on an old oak tree. I think I heard that there is a school there now and a street named Wireless.

 

I think the Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station was closed down after we left in June 1951. My Dad was at some station around Toronto before the Soo as my sisters were born there whereas I was born in the Soo.

 

The Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station was a very special place for my childhood and many people wouldn’t know it even existed.

 

Thanks

 

Diana Couch

April 6, 2017

 

 

Above

The Wireless Station in Sault Ste Marie, ON.....on Lake Street

Above

The antenna pole on the property of the Gov't Wireless Station

with storm fences and a farm house in the background....Soo ON

Above

The family home beside the Wireless Station in Sault Ste Marie ON.....1936-1951

 

Diana:

 

Thank you very much for the info on your Dad and the photos. In addition to a page for your Dad, I have also created a page for the Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station. Here is the link:

 

Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station

 

You mentioned that your Dad worked at the Tobermory Wireless Station before Sault Ste. Marie. If you go to the page for the Tobermory Wireless Station, you will see an unidentified radio operator with A.E. Argue in the third photo. Could he be your father ?  Here is the link:

 

Tobermory Wireless Station

 

Thank you for your contribution to this website.

 

Donald Courcy

April 7, 2017

 

Egbert Ralph Perry

Egbert Ralph and Mary Jane Perry

in Sault Ste. Marie ON

at the wireless station in 1937 

 

Hi Donald,

 

Thank you so much for creating the page for my Dad and I must say it looks really good.    I am forwarding my father’s obit ( see below) as well as one picture of him and one picture of him and my mother Mary (see above) taken on the property with the big field in the background.

 

I do not have any pictures of Jim Boutiller or know much about him.     He and his wife lived in the other side of the duplex and they never had children and he retired at the same time as my Dad.

 

Thank you again for all the work you have done to create this.

 

Diana Couch

April 10, 2017

 

 

 

Obituary

Egbert Ralph Perry

1884 - 1960

 

Related Links

Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station