CWO Howie Drummond, CD (Ret'd)

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    We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Howard “Howie” Drummond, CD (Ret’d) unexpectedly in hospital in Ottawa on 9 Janaury 2004 at the age of 66.

    Howie joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as an Electrical Generating Systems Technician and like many in his trade in the 1960s he spent considerable time on Cold War Continental Air Defence Integration North (CADIN) Pinetree Radar stations including Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Gypsumville, MB and Penhold, AB.  Other postings included Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Edmonton (Namao).  He was Power Plant Superintendent at CFS Penhold before being placed in charge of the Power Plant for the North American Air Defence (NORAD) Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) underground facility at CFB North Bay, ON.

    On retirement in 1985, Howie took his skills to work with the power generating plant at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Headquarters in Ottawa.

    Visitation will take place at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, on 13 January from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Funeral Service will be on 14 January in the funeral home Chapel at 11:00 AM.  Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. {gdJan2017dc} [zpp]