I just thought I would check in.
My career started in Churchill, Man. In June 1960-62.
During that period I relieved at Baker Lake, NWT from Dec 8, 1961 to Apr
1962. I Returned to Churchill until July of 62. I then resigned from the
Winnipeg, Region and returned to Newfoundland. I found employment after
a few months with Canadian Pacific Telegraphs (who took over from
Marconi). I worked there until April 1964.
I then applied and was rehired by MOT, Moncton
Region, my first assignment was Grindstone, Magdalan Islands, PQ. I was
there from April-Dec 1964. I then spend from Dec 64 to April 65 at the
Radio Operators Course in Ottawa, which seemed a big waste of time for
me. I had an overall average of 95.9 without much study.
My next posting was Saint John, NB from May 65 to Nov
65. I then took a new assignment at Goose Bay, Labrador from Nov 65 to
July 68, when I got a transfer to Gander Aeradio. We had 15 on a shift
plus communicators, technicians, and a supervisor. I took over as
Supervisor in 1972.
In Aug 1975 I took a transfer to a similar position
at HRDC formerly UIC. This was an all day job. I worked in various
positions there until I retired in 1995 with 35 years service.
I have been volunteering in various positions since
then. I also spent 10 years as an appeal officer with PSAC. I am
currently on the Refugee committee, Chair of Fundraising for the RC
Church, and President of the National Assoc. Federal Retirees, Central
NL Br 86, Gander, NL. I have approx 700 members in my Branch. In the
past I have been National Director for six years.
I am still very active in good health. I know a lot
of retired operators living in Gander. If you need to check any names
let me know.
28 October 2018
(Phone number and email address available on request)
Churchill, Man had Ron Fuchs for OIC the first
year and Wally Fahie the second year.
Baker Lake, NWT OIC was
Grindstone, MI OIC was Dewey Buck.
Goose Bay, Labr OIC was
Ernie Funston. He was
killed in an airplane crash later.
I also know a lot of the Radio Operators at all these
30 October 2018