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)