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By Dale Watts and Gerry Suski, WCAM
An enthusiastic group of 42 Heritage Group members and spouses/partners were treated to an excellent talk and tour by presenter Gerry Suski at the Western Canadian Aviation Museum during the 2014 wind-up event on May 22. The tour was followed by a superb luncheon catered by RRC’s Food Services. Following are selected excerpts from the talk.
We sadly mark the passing of Roy “Wayne” Park, peacefully on May 21, 2014, at the age of 75 after a lengthy illness. Wayne was a highly-respected Mechanical Engineering Technology instructor who loved teaching and inspired many in his career. Prior to RRC, he worked at Bell Foundry and Park Hannesson Ltd. If friends so desire, donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9.
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Irene Karasick-McMurrich, on May 14, 2014 at the age of 91. Irene taught Oral and Business Communications at RRCC for several years in the 1970s. During her inspirational life she was a writer, mystic, poet, playwright, teacher and recipient of numerous awards. Donations to the Irene Karasick-McMurrich Women’s Endowment Fund at The Jewish Foundation or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Good night Irene.
We fondly remember Reverend A. Clive Balfour who died February 26, 2014 at the age of 87, in Sooke, B.C. Clive was born December 15, 1926 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He moved to Winnipeg in December 1945 to begin apprenticeship with the C.N. Railway. After 10 years and obtaining the position of engineering supervisor of a foundry, Clive left to become an instructor at Red River College where he taught for 19 years. Retiring to BC, Clive was a Rector in the Anglican Church, played in bands, and enjoyed senior Tai Chi. Donations in Clive’s memory can be made to First Open Heart Society, Sooke Hospice, or the Heart and Stroke Society of Canada.