Silent Keys
We would like to pay tribute to the deceased Amateur Radio operators who lived in northern BC. These people were our friends and will not be forgotten.

McDonald, Robert Francis   APR 29, 1945 - MAY 1, 2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) McDonald. Bob was born in St. Paul Minnesota. His family immigrated to Canada in 1963. Bob was an owner operator taxi driver for some 11 years in Prince George. He was an Auxiliary RCMP volunteer in the mid 70's. Bob worked for the Ministry of Highways at Aleza Lake as an equipment operator maintaining regional and provincial roads. A few years later, he was transferred to Prince George. After the province privatized highways and road maintenance, Bob became an employee of Yellowhead Road and Bridge (YRB) until he retired in 2008. Bob was an active member of the Prince George Amateur Radio Club. His call-sign was VA7VB. He enjoyed retired life and became a member of the Hart Pioneer Centre, Brunswick Senior Centre and ECRA Senior Centre. He would always participate in all the dances and big dinners. Bob is survived by his daughter Tracey.

73's Bob

David Kidd VA7KPT,  VE7KID

David passed away on 2017-10-20. Here is his obituary that was published in the Prince George Citizen newspaper

Len Vanderlinde VE7ATV
Leendert Johannis Van Der Linde passed away on September 25th, 2009. Len was a long time resident of Fort Saint John

John Morrison VE7EOR
John Morrison was a long time Prince George resident. He lost his vision and eventually, his legs due to diabetes. John will always be remembered for his sense of humor and the many jokes that he told to us! John passed away on 2009 02 24 from complications related to his diabetes.

Percy Prestwich VE7PPR
Percy lived in Fort Saint John and was a long time emergency communications volunteer and a familiar voice on the Sunday morning VHF net. Percy was killed in a motor vehicle crash in 2008.

Bruce Colebank VE7BRU/VA7HBC
Bruce passed away suddenly in his home in 2008.

Bill Lewellan VE7DTM
Bill lived in Quesnel and was very active in establishing and maintaining repeater sites in the area. Bill passed away in 2008 following a long illness.

Bert Oehlke VE7PHD
A retired shop teacher in Prince George and amateur radio enthusiast, He was a bachelor who lived a quiet life. He had an intimate circle of friends and was remembered by them as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time around a campfire. Bert passed away in 2007

Stan Meeks VE7SSS
Stan lived in Prince George. For many years, Stan was an member of the VE7ZZZ contest club and was an avid contester.

Shorty Collis VE7HRC
Shorty was our VHF net controller for many years. He lived in Prince George and was always quick to volunteer to help with any club project, specially tower and antenna work. After he retired, Shorty was always there to answer the radio and provide assistance or to welcome visitors to the area.

Ben Guilliamse VE7AUO
Ben was a long time Prince George resident. He was active with our club plus was a leader with the PEP's volunteer air search and rescue group. Ben was killed in 2004 when his Cessna plane crashed moments after taking off from the Prince George airport.

Mary Zwarn VA7MMZ
Mary lived in Prince George. She was over 80 when she got her Ham Radio operators certificate, making her our oldest student in any of our classes.