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Edward F. Smith

Joined in 1925 - Retired in 1964

 
 

 

Late in September 1964, members of Winnipeg region air services honored Edward F. Smith on his retirement.

 

A telecom old timer, Mr. Smith joined the Vancouver branch of the former Department of Marine and Fisheries in 1925. As a radio operator he was assigned to various marine stations along the West Coast. In the mid-1930's he was transferred to Red Deer, Alberta and continued there when the Department of Transport was formed in 1936.

 

From Red Deer Mr. Smith moved steadily eastward, first to Lethbridge, then to Winnipeg and finally to Kenora, Ontario. He remained at Kenora for 14 years, before returning to Winnipeg in 1959 as a radio technician.

 

At the time of his retirement, he looked back over 37 years and 10 months with the government radio service-during which time he saw the change from spark gap transmitters and crystal detectors to the present day equipment.

 

Mr. Smith received an assortment of gifts, ranging from a cellerette to a set of glasses, from his co-workers.

 

Early in October he and Mrs. Smith left Winnipeg for interior B.C., where they plan to make their home.

 

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