Cormie Allan MacArthur
It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Cormie Allan MacArthur at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 – 5 days after his 83rd birthday. Cormie is survived by Flora, his wife of 61 years and is lovingly remembered by his 6 children and their spouses [Rob, Don (Shelia), Mike, Liz (Greg), Trish (Ken), and Ron (Chow)]; 9 grandchildren (Gill, Steve, Ian, Alex, Emily, Fraser, Rod, Bryce and Ella) and 3 great-grandchildren (Jasmine, Caleb and Adwin)
Cormie was born in Winnipeg in 1925,
however was raised in Vancouver. It was in
Vancouver after being discharged from The Air Force at the end of WWII, that he met and married Flora McEachern. His aviation career spanned 40 years. For the first 20 years of Cormie’s flying career he worked as a bush pilot based in such places as Vancouver, Kenora, Dawson City and the high Arctic, and for the last 20 years as an Aviation Inspector for the Ministry of Transport in Edmonton. Cormie loved to say that he spent the first 20 years breaking all the rules with respect to flying and the last 20 years enforcing them with the Ministry.
Cormie had a giving-heart and supported
numerous charities and was very involved
with his church. Cormie’s children and
grandchildren will miss his unconditional love and support.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family for a service at Knox
Presbyterian Church, 3701-32 Avenue, Vernon, on Saturday, March 22nd, 2008 at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Knox Church – Malawi Livestock Project.