Arthur Hudson Travers

    • Arthur Hudson Travers
    • RCE GVIR

    We regret to advise of the death of Arthur Hudson Travers, at home in Kildare Capes PEI on 30 August 2020 at the age of age 98 years. Arthur was a WW II veteran of the Royal Canadian Engineers and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Arthur was born in the family farmhouse at Kildare Capes. He grew up on the farm during the Great Depression of the 1930s and attended the one-room No. 29 Kildare Capes School. Arthur enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers as a Sapper in 1941 and learned how to build bridges and trenches at No. A-5 Canadian Engineer Training Centre in Camp Petawawa ON. But he had his sights set on the skies and asked for a transfer to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Arthur was next posted to St. Thomas ON and was accepted for air crew training in 1942. His first solo flight was on the Tiger Moth and he received his wings in January 1943. After he graduated to the dual-engine Anson in June of that year, he transferred to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and was posted to Ancienne Lorette QC as a staff pilot where he trained navigators.

    After the war, Arthur worked for many years for Tri-Bec Inc., a heating, ventilation and air conditioning contracting company. He was a pioneer in the field of air conditioning and oversaw the completion of major projects throughout Eastern Canada. Although he never received an engineering degree, Arthur was awarded the Iron Ring in 1973 in recognition of his significant contribution to the field.

    Arthur moved to Cole Harbour NS in 1978  and started a new career with Carrier International, a leading firm in the air-conditioning world. He retired from Carrier in 1990 and moved to Alberton, PEI in 2000. He was committed to volunteering time and talents to the wider community. arthur was very active in Quebec with the Masonic Lodge, Trinity Anglican Church and Boy Scouts. In Prince Edward Island, he maintained his involvement with Christ Church, Kildare Capes, the Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion. Arthur had recently been awarded a Life Membership in the Legion

    Arthur is resting at the Rooney Funeral Home and Chapel in Alberton PEI for private family visitation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a date and time to be announced. Interment in Christ Church Cemetery, Kildare Capes. As an expression of sympathy, memorials to Christ Church, Kildare Capes would be gratefully appreciated. On line condolences can be sent to the funeral home. {kh0ct202}