Arthur (Art) Ernest Solomon

Served in the Royal Canadian Navy as Radioman Special

Joined the Department of Communications following his naval career



Passed Away in 2013 - Scroll Down for Obituary  

Décès en 2013 - Avis de décès au bas de la page  



From 2002 personal correspondence with Art Solomon


I retired from Industry Canada, January, 1996 and I seem to recall that you were going to leave shortly afterwards.  I can't believe it's been six years already and that I'm heading for the 60th birthday this year.  I have to say that, other than missing a some of the people I worked with over the years, I really haven't missed some of the nonsense we used to have to endure and the past six years have been pretty interesting. 


I've been to China (a couple of times), Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan and a few other Asian or South Asian countries on projects, and then spent some time in other parts of the world such as the Bahamas.  I'm now working on two projects with the Cyprus government - just returned from 21 days on site and am heading back on February 16th for another couple of weeks.  Interesting times, but I try to do these in the fall and winter months and then spend the summer golfing (or what passes for it because I don't seem to be improving - at least that's Gerry Brushett's opinion) and sitting around the pool with the amber liquid to fend off dehydration. 


Sometimes the project timing isn't right and I end up working a bit in the summer, for instance the Cyprus project ends around the end of June, but I've been lucky and have done the work in the cold months most times.


Art Solomon


Below are photos taken in 1996 when Art Solomon retired from Industry Canada. With him is Michel Castonguay.

(thank you John Kluver for the photos)

Ci-dessous des photos d'Art Solomon prises en 1996 lors de sa retraite d'Industrie Canada. Avec lui est Michel Castonguay.

(merci à John Kluver pour les photos



Here is a picture of Glen Ritchie and Art Solomon in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1966 when they took their Radioman Special Training Course. Glen Ritchie is second from left in the back row.  Art Solomon is first from left in the middle row. As Radiomen Special (a.k.a. Comm Research), most of Glen and Art's work involved the monitoring of Russian radio traffic and intelligence gathering at stations in Alert, Inuvik, Bermuda and other places around the world. They were experts in copying Russian morse code.


I was also a Radioman in the Royal Canadian Navy but not a Radioman Special like Glen and Art. I was a Radioman without the special designation, also known as a Radio Sparker. My main job was Naval Radio Operations onboard ships and submarines and at shore Naval Radio Stations, handling ship-to-shore, shore-to-ship, ship-to-ship and ship-to-aircraft radio traffic... Donald Courcy, Webmaster




Obituary  -  Avis de décès

Art Solomon



Art Solomon



It is with saddened hearts we said goodbye to Art on Sunday, November 24, 2013.


He will be remembered by his wife Donna, daughter Laura (Greg Maclure) and son Arthur (Amanda) and his grandchildren Zachary, Gregory, Mackenzie and Nathan. Dear brother of Robert (Sandy) of Ottawa and the late Jack.


Friends will be received at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St. N., on Saturday (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) where a service will be held in the chapel at 2:30 p.m.


As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the Guelph Humane Society would be appreciated by the family.


Links  -  Liens


1987 - Federal Department of Communications - District managers gather

1987 - Ministère fédéral des Communications - Réunion des gestionnaires de district


1993 - IRMA Integrated Remote Monitoring Apparatus

1993 - IRMA Matériel intégré de télésurveillance