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My dad's younger brother

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 23, 2008 8:35 pm

Excerpts from his obituary that were printed over the Canadian flag:

Obit Jack Evers 2.jpg


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Uncle Jack took dad & me to see the Arrow & I got to sit in the cockpit. Not too many ever sat in that position.
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Re: My dad's younger brother

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Nov 23, 2008 11:16 pm

Ron,

How old were you at the time (sitting in the Arrow)? My 11 year old son is totally fascinated with everything plane-related. His main interest was cars until I bought a couple of plane books from the library discard bin. He has become a human encyclopedia on the subject ever since.
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Re: My dad's younger brother

Postby Eeyore » Nov 24, 2008 12:35 am

Nice bit of family history Ron. Did anyone get a photo of you in the Arrow?
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Re: My dad's younger brother

Postby OGrubber » Nov 24, 2008 8:04 am

I'm sorry for your loss, Ron.
Your Uncle sounds like he was a wonderful and dedicated man.
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Re: My dad's younger brother

Postby MareE » Nov 24, 2008 8:09 am

Hey, I too have have an Uncle Jack who loves airplanes! His isn't as vintage as YOUR Uncle Jack's however, Ron. lol

A wonderful obit for a fine man! He must've been a colourful character to know as a kid. I recall you were once into remote-control planes.(?)

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Re: My dad's younger brother

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 24, 2008 9:32 am

I was about 16 when we went to see the Arrow & Uncle Jack was so proud of it. He was devastated when the program was canceled.
Nobody took a pic, a camera was likely not permitted but I am not sure. I never saw much of him all through life as they always lived far away. When we got married he was serving in Germany.
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