CWO Ronald Thomas "Tommy" Edwards (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Ronald Thomas (Tommy) Edwards (Retired) on 1 Oct 2004 at the Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg.

    Tommy enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in August 1943 and soon after re-badged to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He served a full career as a Water Supply and POL Technician and retired 1980. Tommy's most memorable accomplishments were projects in the development of the Pine Tree radar sites following the Second World War. He spent a great many years at these numerous sites as part of construction crews of 2 Construction and Maintenance Unit out of Calgary. He also had postings to Whitehorse NWT, Holberg BC, Greenwood NS, Vancouver BC, Churchill MB, North Bay ON, 1 Construction Engineering Unit, Winnipeg and, finally, with the Deputy Chief of Staff, Construction Engineering at Air Command Headquarters.

    After his retirement, Tommy continued to be involved in the military family as a mentor in the Prairie Region Army Cadets and a very active and valuable member of the Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess in Winnipeg where he was elected as an Honorary Lifetime Member. He was also a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 4.

    A graveside memorial service was held on 12 October 2004 at the Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg. There was a gathering of military family, friends and comrades at the St. James Branch #4 Royal Canadian Legion following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deer Lodge Centre in his honour.  ​{khAug2015} [zpp]