Captain Perry Cunningham

Captain Perry Cunningham, OMM, CD,

Retired

Perry Melvin Cunningham born February 28, 1928 in Leithbridge, AB, moved to Red Deer, AB in 1939.

Passed away 3 March 2006 in Vernon, BC.


Perry is predeceased by his parents Margaret and Melvin Cunningham of Red Deer. He is survived by his wife Betty of Vernon, BC; sister Joan (Jim) Sullivan of Calgary, AB and nephew Gregory (Dianne) Lee of North Vancouver, BC; his first wife Marty Cunningham in Comox, BC and mother of his children: Chris (Jennifer) Cunningham and daughter Maggie of Pinantan Lake, BC; Michael Cunningham and son Kyle and daughters Kristal and Kalinda of Syvlan Lake, AB; Cathy (Eric Mikkola) Cunningham, Coquitlam, BC.

Perry was a member of the RCAF/CAF from 1951-1973. He served as a Sabre pilot in 2(F) Wing in Grostequin, France, OFU in St. Hubert, QB and STS in Edmonton, AB. He flew helicopters for 426 Sqn Search and Rescue Sqn at Chatham, NB, 448 Test Sqn Cold Lake, AB, 424 Search and Rescue Sqn Trenton, ON and 442 Search and Rescue Sqn Comox, BC.

No service by request; a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.