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Radio Amateurs of Canada has received the sad news that former RAC President, Pat Doherty, VE3PD, became a Silent Key on Monday September 5, 2016 at age 81.
The following information was extracted from the online obituary notice.
Pat was born and raised in Fort William, Ontario, the son of Patrick & Mary Doherty. He was employed at N.M. Paterson for 38 years starting as a messenger at 18, retiring in 1991 as Vice President & General Manager of the Steamship Division. During his retirement, he held the position of Director and Chair of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for six years.
In his early years he coached some baseball but mainly Elks hockey (Pee-Wee & Tom Thumb); picking them up when needed, dressing them and being a role model for good sportsmanship.
Pat enjoyed being out in his boat fishing at Kashabowie with Dan Bodrug and nephew Rob, sharing a shore lunch of pickerel.
He was a long-time Amateur Radio operator and travelled to Irkutsk, Siberia and the South Pacific, lugging equipment with him. He served a term as the President of the Radio Amateurs of Canada.
On his personal webpage (http://www.ve3pd.ca/) Pat recalls: "In 1973 I became interested in Amateur 'Ham' Radio, getting my licence in March of 1974. My original call was VE3HFS which I held until 1994 when I switched to the two-letter call of VA3GD and changed to VE3PD in November of 1997. Amateur Radio has not only been a hobby, but also a passport to travel.Ē
Pat and Lisa Sundell were married on December 29, 2001 and had 15 beautiful and busy years together renovating rentals, camping at Neys Provincial Park and relaxing in their pool.
He is survived by his loving wife Lisa, children Eric & Rachael (Brandon), brothers Glen (Gertrude) & Jim (Kathy), sisters Val Kulp & Barbara Darrow (Chris), brothers-in-law Doug Stankey & Richard Stankey, sisters-in-law Linda (Carmine) Felice, Sharon Marshall & Diane Stankey, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. He is predeceased by his parents, Patrick & Mary, brothers Alf & Hugh, brother-in-law Ed, sister-in-law Rose, nephews Wayne & Rob. He will be missed by his good friends, Laurie Bridget & Jim O'Brien & both his McDonald's coffee clubs.
RAC would like to extend its sincere condolences to his family and friends. Watch for a tribute article to Pat in the November-December 2016 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 13 but you can share your memories and offer your condolences in an online Guest Book at:
RAC MarCom Director
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Saturday, September 10 in Heartís Content in Newfoundland.
The AGM event will be held in conjunction with the Heartís Content Cable Station 150th Anniversary Hamfest which is being sponsored by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), the Baccalieu Amateur Radio Klub (BARK) and the Upper Trinity Amateur Radio Club (UTARC).
Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: Webinar 12:45 pm (Newfoundland Daylight Saving Time); AGM 1 pm. You can participate in the AGM by Webinar by completing the application at:
Place: The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Heartís Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site, which is located on Highway 80 in Heartís Content about 90 minutes from St. Johnís, Newfoundland.
Agenda items will include:
Report of the President
Review of the 2015 finances
Appointment of auditors for 2016
Amendment to RAC Constitution (see the AGM page for information)
Question and Answer period
This is your opportunity to hear what your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.
The meeting will be attended by some of the members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive and is open to all RAC members to attend in person or by webinar.
RAC MarCom Director
The electronic TCA (e-TCA) version for the September-October 2016 TCA is now available for viewing or download.
For more information please visit:
You must have a valid RAC membership to access this material. Please login with your primary call sign and existing password.
The print version is now being delivered.
The Report includes:
RAC Presidentís Report
New RAC Treasurer
Call for Nominations of Candidates for Regional Director
Distracted Driving Regulations Update
RAC Annual General Meeting and 150th Anniversary Hamfest
Constitutional Change Notice
Simulated Emergency Test
RAC Board Reappoints Two Trustees for the Hall of Fame
Radio Amateurs of Canada Ė Maple Leaf Legacy Circle
RAC Affiliated Club Program
The French version of the newsletter is now being translated and it will be uploaded as soon as it is ready.
You must be logged in as a member to view the Report. Prior months are also available on the website as well.
RAC MarCom Director