Mike Ennis VE3AO became a Silent Key on May 13, 2017. He was a long-time member of TFMCS. Thanks to Anne VE3KWI for sending this:
At home on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the age of 88. Mike, beloved husband of the late Kathleen. Loving father of Bernard (late Karen), Desmond (Christine) and Dermot (Stevi). Grandpa will be fondly remembered by Ashley, Dana, Jonathan and Braedon. Dear brother of Tony (Eileen) and the late Patrick, Francis, James, Bernard and Jack. Mike will be sadly missed by his many friends all over the world as well as his many contacts made during a long time as an amateur radio hobbyist. Visitation at the PAUL O´CONNOR FUNERAL HOME, 1939 Lawrence Ave. E. (between Warden and Pharmacy) from 3-5 and 7-9pm Thursday, May 18th, 2017. Funeral Mass on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at 10 a.m. in Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Victoria Park south of Ellesmere). Entombment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Eric Meth VE3EI became a Silent Key on April 4, 2017. He operated the VE3YYZ repeater system in Toronto, and was a member of TFMCS in the early days. Eric was involved with many other organizations and we will miss him.
Please see the obituary for further information. A memorial site is also available.
I was saddened to hear that Paul Harcourt, VE3BDW had become a silent key. My association with Paul goes back to my high-school days when I lived at McCowan and Lawrence in Scarborough, a long way from the TFMCS meeting place which was always at Yonge and Sheppard in those days. At the time, Paul worked at the Frigidaire plant on Eglinton East and drove out to my home to pick me up and go to meetings.
Paul was one of the charter members of the Society. I remember sharing the digging of the hole for the current shack with him and several other locals, now SKs as well, during the summer of 1971. Many people do not realise that the shack door is actually a cold-room door that Paul procured for us! While officially our treasurer for many years, he was involved in just about everything. As an avid skier and member of the Sky-Loft Ski club, he was our liaison with our neighbours until his health forced him to take a lesser role.
Of course, the annual barbeque was a trademark of his hospitality. Few knew of the amount of work he put into organising it, coralling the burgers and those delicious bratwurst sausages from his personal butcher and bringing them up the hill. How can we replace him?
I have very fond memories of the camaraderie shared during board meetings at his house, and later on at the local Realtor's office where he arranged for us to meet. In fact, I cannot remember a time when Paul was not an active member of the board.
Paul may have passed on to that great QSO party where there is never any QRM or QRN, but his spirit lives on in a little piece of turf on the top of a hill in Uxbridge.
Glen Glisinski, VA3GTH TFMCS Member for past 5 or more years.
I regret to tell you that our friend Glen, VA3GTH has become a silent key.
Glen passed away yesterday after a long and difficult illness.
Glen attended our MARC meetings a few times and of course was an active
member of VHARA until the past few months when he became ill. He was my
friend. He and his wife Michelle visited us to go ice fishing on 12 Mile
Lake. Glen loved ice fishing and always took a handheld + external antenna
to make HF or 2M contacts while waiting for bites. I recall QSOing with
him last winter past midnight while he was in a hut in the middle of Lake
Simcoe. He also liked Hamfests either as an organizer, table seller or
He will be greatly missed.
Our condolences go to Michelle and family.
Below are service details for those who can attend.
May he RIP.
regards, *Dorian* VE3YNG
Memorial donations can be made by cheque to the Pencer Brain Trust at Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Ave, Toronto, M5G 2M9, or the Neurosurgery Unit at St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, M5B 1W8.
I would like to announce the passing of Salt Jones, VE3PJ, at the remarkable age of 99 last Sunday. I first met Salt at one of the Nortown meetings back in the 60's at the old Civil Defence building on Davenport Rd. My father told me that he and my aunt were very good friends as children back in the 20's and 30's when they lived on Greensides avenue in Toronto! Salt soon joined the Scarborough Club, the QCWA and the TFMCS. I believe he helped TFMCS build the RPT concrete bunker at Uxbridge.