GREEN, Richard (Dick)
Passed away suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital on February 28th, 2011 in his 94th year. Predeceased by three brothers and three sisters. Dick is survived by his wife, Verna, numerous nieces and nephews and their extended families.
Raised in Edmonton, he started his working life in northern B.C., working with pilots Grant MaConachie, Charlie Tweed and Lindy Rood (bush pilots) who started Yukon Southern Airlines – opening the north to prospectors, as well as flying the first mail into Whitehorse and flying out frozen fish from the lakes of northern Saskatchewan. This airline was the forerunner of Canadian Pacific Airlines (Canadian) under Grant MaConachie bringing services to the West Coast. Dick worked there until Trans Canada Airlines (Air Canada) began in 1939. Dick was an early employee working at stations across Canada for nearly 40 years.
Respecting Dick’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Thanks to the ambulance crew, the staff at the E.R. and 3rd floor at St. Joseph’s Hospital and to Dr. Michael Neufeld. Special thanks to the Day Care Program – Cumberland Lodge and the Handy Dart drivers, you were very special to him. If friends so wish donations in Dick’s memory made to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation would be greatly appreciated.