McDonald, Robert Francis
APR 29, 1945 - MAY 1, 2020
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert (Bob)
McDonald. Bob was born in St. Paul Minnesota. His family
immigrated to Canada in 1963. Bob was an owner operator taxi
driver for some 11 years in Prince George. He was an Auxiliary
RCMP volunteer in the mid 70's. Bob worked for the Ministry of
Highways at Aleza Lake as an equipment operator maintaining
regional and provincial roads. A few years later, he was
transferred to Prince George. After the province privatized
highways and road maintenance, Bob became an employee of
Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB) until he retired in 2008. Bob
was an active member of the Prince George Amateur Radio Club.
His call-sign was VA7VB. He enjoyed retired life and became a
member of the Hart Pioneer Centre, Brunswick Senior Centre and
ECRA Senior Centre. He would always participate in all the
dances and big dinners. Bob is survived by his daughter Tracey.
David Kidd VA7KPT, VE7KID
David passed away on 2017-10-20. Here
is his obituary that was published in the Prince George Citizen
Len Vanderlinde VE7ATV
Leendert Johannis Van Der Linde passed away on September 25th,
2009. Len was a long time resident of Fort Saint John
John Morrison VE7EOR
John Morrison was a long time Prince George resident. He lost
his vision and eventually, his legs due to diabetes. John will
always be remembered for his sense of humor and the many jokes
that he told to us! John passed away on 2009 02 24 from
complications related to his diabetes.
Percy Prestwich VE7PPR
Percy lived in Fort Saint John and was a long time emergency
communications volunteer and a familiar voice on the Sunday
morning VHF net. Percy was killed in a motor vehicle crash in
Bruce Colebank VE7BRU/VA7HBC
Bruce passed away suddenly in his home in 2008.
Bill Lewellan VE7DTM
Bill lived in Quesnel and was very active in establishing and
maintaining repeater sites in the area. Bill passed away in 2008
following a long illness.
Bert Oehlke VE7PHD
A retired shop teacher in Prince George and amateur radio
enthusiast, He was a bachelor who lived a quiet life. He had an
intimate circle of friends and was remembered by them as an avid
outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time
around a campfire. Bert passed away in 2007
Stan Meeks VE7SSS
Stan lived in Prince George. For many years, Stan was an member
of the VE7ZZZ contest club and was an avid contester.
Shorty Collis VE7HRC
Shorty was our VHF net controller for many years. He lived in
Prince George and was always quick to volunteer to help with any
club project, specially tower and antenna work. After he
retired, Shorty was always there to answer the radio and provide
assistance or to welcome visitors to the area.
Ben Guilliamse VE7AUO
Ben was a long time Prince George resident. He was active with
our club plus was a leader with the PEP's volunteer air search
and rescue group. Ben was killed in 2004 when his Cessna plane
crashed moments after taking off from the Prince George airport.
Mary Zwarn VA7MMZ
Mary lived in Prince George. She was over 80 when she got her
Ham Radio operators certificate, making her our oldest student
in any of our classes.