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Passings


FOX, Chas.. W "Charley", D.F.C. & Bar

1920 - 2008


We deeply regret the passing of a great Canadian, war hero, family man and friend.

On Saturday, October 18, 2008, at the age of 88,  Charley Fox, was killed instantly in an automobile accident after leaving a meeting of  The Harvard Aircraft Association near Tillsonburg, Ontario. He had been active in this organization since its inception and had given a talk that morning.

Charley had an illustrious war record, first as an instructor, and later as a Spitfire pilot. He participated  in many colourful events - some  that helped to change history.

In recent years, he was extremely active in promoting veterans groups of all kinds, and in spreading the untold stories of fallen comrades to the youth of today.

He was also well known as an airshow commentator and speaker.

Charley - you  touched a lot of lives and the world is better for you having been in it for a while.

We'll miss you!

Click here for a full biography of Charley Fox

Click here for the story of Charley & Rommel

 

 

Tragic Loss

(July 12, 2001) Carey Moore, president of Moore Aviation Services, Kitchener, Ontario, was tragically killed in an air accident involving his Hawker Sea Fury at an airshow in Sarnia this past week-end. He was a dedicated member of the warbird restoration community and he will be sorely missed. Funeral services are to be held today at Campbellville. We extend our sincere sympathies to his family.


The Passing of Lou Hill

(May,10, 2001) The Canadian Aviation Community mourns the passing of Louis J.
(Lou) Hill- Wing Commander, retired. He died in Kitchener,
Ontario on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, after a courageous battle with
cancer at the age of 78.
He joined the RCAF in 1941, serving with distinction both in
Canada and in Europe. He was at one time the team leader of the
T-33 SILVER STARS as well as other aerobatic teams. He is well
remembered as commanding officer of No. 1 Fighter OTU in Chatham
N.B. and also as OC with 441 Unit in Marville, France. After a
thirty year career with the RCAF, he became active in community
affairs, serving in local politics. He served three terms as
chairman of the Waterloo Wellington Airport Commission, For Ten
years, he was the leader of the restoration team of The Canadian
Harvard Aircraft Association, who honoured him by dedicating one
of the aircraft in his name.

 

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