EDWARD LYNTON "LYN" DAVIES July 19, 1919 - July 23, 2013 B.A.Sc. P.Eng. Veteran WWII R.A.F. Lyn passed away unexpectedly in Oakville a few days after his 94th birthday. Adored father of Susan Davies (Tom Kelly), Ottawa, Linda (Jeff Cranford), St. Catharines and Cathie Davies (Barry Little), Markham. Caring stepfather of Marilyn Gray (Sandell) (Helmut Kaatz) and Robert Sandell, Oakville. Much loved grandfather to Lee (Brian Rand), Oakville, Jamie Cranford (Megan MCMurray), Toronto and Andy Cranford (Beth Konecki), Ottawa. Wonderful great-grandfather to Eric Rand (Jenelle Labranche) and Brandon Rand, Oakville. Lyn will be missed by his younger brother Dr. Hugh Davies (Margaret), Lindsay, and his nieces and nephews from the Davies, Smith and Wilcox families and his special friend Melba Haight. Warmly remembered by his many friends at St. John's United Church, Oakville Golf Club, Probus Club of Old Oakville, Track 3 Skiing, Oakville Curling Club and Churchill Place. Predeceased by parents Thomas Edward and Beatrice Corrienne Davies (nee Harrison), first wife Margaret Ruth (nee Smith) in 1966, and second wife Mary Georgia (Sandell) (nee Wilcox) on March 15, 2013, and sister Beryl Pickersgill (Peter). Born in Humberstone, Lyn joined the R.A.F. in July 1939. He flew many types of airplanes as a Flying Officer. The 79 Lynton Davies Air Cadet Squadron Port Colborne was formed in his honour January 1942. He was a Test Pilot for Fleet Aircraft and De Havilland Canada while attending University of Toronto Aeronautical Engineering. After working at the National Research Council, he studied in Zurich at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Lyn worked on turbine engine design with Canada's Avro Arrow Project. He was employed in Canada's aircraft industry for most of his career. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at the Kopriva Taylor Community Funeral Home, 64 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville (905-844-2600) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. A service to be held at St. John's United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. with a church reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. John's United Church, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Foundation or 79 Lynton Davies Air Cadet Squadron P.O. Box 164 Port Colborne L8K 5V8 would be appreciated. Condolences through www.koprivataylor.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on July 29, 2013