Silent Keys
We would like to pay tribute to the deceased Amateur Radio operators who lived in northern BC. These people were our friends and will not be forgotten.

This page is under construction and you can help. We need more and better photos, obituarys, and as always, any suggestions for content would be welcome.

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 2008.


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.