VE3GX - November 1, 2013 |
William E. 'Ed' Morgan
Ottawa, ON, Canada
QCWA # 08803
MORGAN, William Edwin "Ed" - VE3GX - WWII Veteran - Radar
I have attached the photograph of Ed receiving his QCWA 75 year certificate in amateur radio at the May 2013 meeting of QCWA Chapter 70. The presenter was Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, QCWA International President.
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on November 1, 2013 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Doreen for 64 years. Loving father of William Edwin "Bill" (Pam), Paul (Heather), Lynda (Adrian), and Janet (Andrew). Much loved grandfather of Krystin, Devon, and Janson. Ed served overseas for 4 1/2 years in 3 theatres of WWII, in England, India, and Burma and was the recipient of the Burma Star.
Afterwards, Ed served aboard the Icebreaker N.B. McLean as the Chief Radio Officer. He retired from the RCMP and DND after 40 years of service.
An active amateur radio operator for 75 years from the age of 17, Ed established the Amateur Radio Station and exhibit (VE3JW) at the Museum of Science and Technology. Charter and life member of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club, and life member of the Quarter Century Wireless association Chapter 70.
Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. In Memoriam donations can be made to The Secrets of Radar Museum, P.O. Box 24033, London, ON, N6H 5C4, or to the charity of your choice.
On behalf of the membership of QCWA, Chapter 70, our sincere sympathy and condolences to Doreen (VE3CGO) and the entire Morgan family.
Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC
Secretary, QCWA Chapter 70