Gerald Arnold

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    We regret to advise of the death of Gerald Arthur Arnold on 7 December 2001 at age 75.

    Gerry was a 26-year veteran of the Army Survey Establishment and Mapping and Charting Establishment. Gerry joined the Army Survey Establishment in 1950 and early responsibilities included Party Chief of the Watson Lake-Norman Wells northern survey in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon, leading the Tractor Train survey party out of Fort Nelson, and participating in the trials of the first helicopter survey party. In 1952, he became Chief of Computations and was Chief of Field Division from 1955 to 1963. From 1963 to 1976, he was Production Control Officer and OC Production Squadron. For his last thirteen years of his career, Gerry was responsible for Plans and Development in the Directorate of Cartography and was the Project Manager for The Digital Modernization Project in the mid-70s. Gerry served as Senior Advisor to the Director for the last ten years of his career.

    Visitation at Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Road, Ottawa on 9 December with a service in memory on 10 December at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa on 11 December. In memoriam donations to the Shepherds of Good Hope or The Mission would be appreciated.