Simcoe High 1945-46
Simcoe High School, 1945-46
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This may be: student Mike McCall
Tentatively identified 19 Dec 2005 by Dick Pearce, Judy Roney
Confirmed 24 Jun 2006 by Mike McCall himself

From Mike: Walt McCall, my grandfather ran the Melbourne hotel in Simcoe circa 1912-1946. My father was Tom C. McCall, ace Reformer reporter and catcher for the Simcoe Reformer Cubs baseball team. My mother was Helen (Peg) Gilbertson. She died in 1957 and Tom departed this life two years later, in 1959. We were a family of 6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl. Our last home in Simcoe was at 101 Union St. which burned down around 1950 after we'd moved to Toronto.

I attended Toronto's Malvern Collegiate and Ryerson Institute of Technology then joined the Royal Canadian Navy as a midshipman, trained as a pilot and flew fixed wing aircraft from the decks of HMS Illustrious and HMC aircraft carriers Magnificent and Bonaventure. I instructed instrument flying at the navy's air station at Shearwater Nova Scotia in the late 50s then flew helicopters for several years, eventually commanding Helicopter Utility Squadron 21 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After service at Staff College in Toronto and at headquarters in Ottawa, I spent four years at NATO headquarters in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in Brussels as the Canadian rep. on Air & Naval boards of the Military agency for Standardization.

Following this stint I returned to Canada, resigned from the forces in 1979 and for three years ran the Simcoe Recreation Centre. Subsequent employment was at Seneca College where I was director of the Canadian Forces Community College Program, from which I moved to Indal Technologies in Mississauga as a marketing manager. I was subsequently self employed until I retired and moved to a rural property on the Bay of Fundy near Kentville, Nova Scotia, and built a home where I now reside.
My first wife, Harriet Brissenden had six children, Michael, Carol, 
Leslie, Thomas, Allison and Barry. This marriage ended in 1985 and in 1988 Georgette E. Currie became my companion. We married in 2004.

From Mike on 29 Aug 2006: Margaret Dimond (46-174) is a cousin of mine.

Mike McCall

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