MWO Ronald Johnson Dowker, CD (Ret’d)

    • MWO Ronald Johnson Dowker, CD (Ret’d)
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    • MWO Ronald Johnson Dowker, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Ronald Johnson Dowker, CD (Ret’d) on 16 February 2016 in his 78th year.

    Born in Dauphin, MB, Ron joined the Canadian Forces under the Regular Officer Training Plan in 1957 and started his studies in Civil Engineering. Plans changed after a year, however, and he transferred to the Underwater Weapons Technician trade where he rose to the rank of Petty Officer Second Class by 1966. After serving almost 11 years with the Navy, Ron transferred to the Mapping and Charting Establishment in 1967 as a Sergeant, Topographic Surveyor. He had taken correspondence courses in survey and mapping and was soon qualified to Group 4 by the end of 1968. Field work included Bella Coola, BC in 1968 and the Arctic in 1973.

    Ron was promoted to Warrant Officer in 1974 and Master Warrant Officer in 1982. He retired in 1983 - working part time after retirement at the Canadian Forces Map Depot and at Taxation Canada.

    Cremation has taken place. Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2370 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, ON on Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In memoriam donations to The University of Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to:  {khFeb2016}