Maj J. Alfred “Alf” Hackaray, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Major J. Alfred “Alf” Hackaray, CD (Ret’d), suddenly, on 22 August 2017 in Nanaimo BC at age 82. Alf spent much of his career as a Mapper with the Mapping and Charting Establishment in Ottawa.
Alf joined the Army Survey Establishment in Ottawa as a Lieutenant in 1959. He soon proceeded on the Long Survey Course in England and, upon his return to Canada, he participated in the field work for the Military Town Plan maps of Montreal QC, Hamilton & Niagara Falls ON.
Alf was posted next to the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering (1963-68) and then returned to the Army Survey Establishment as Officer Commanding of both the Survey and Reproduction Divisions (1963-73). Following this posting, Alf served with the Base Construction Engineering Section in Esquimalt (1973-77) after which he returned to Ottawa and the Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) for a ten year tour.
Alf retired from the Regular Force in 1989 and joined the Reserves where he was soon called-up with MCE for a year. Alf retired from the Reserves in 1990 and lived in Ottawa until 1993 when he moved to British Columbia.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Memorial, 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo on 6 October 2017 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alfred’s memory to a charity of your choice.