James Carmichael

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CARMICHAEL, James Peacefully on Saturday July 2, 2011 age 96 years. Beloved husband of Jo (nee Muldoon) for 71 years. Loving father of Donald (Holly Turner) of Edmonton. Douglas (Lil) of Toronto, Jo Ann of Vancouver and Mary Ann of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Catherine; Scott, Andrew; Colin and Megan. Predeceased by his brother Douglas Carmichael. He graduated with honors from Queen's University in Mechanical Engineering. A highlight of his varied and colorful career was the ten years he spent in management at Canadian Car & Foundry, Thunder Bay, manufacturing aircraft during WWII. He derived a life-long passion for aircraft, flight and the history of aviation. Other highlights included being appointed to the Canadian Government's Glassco Commission and later the National Defence College. He devoted much time in his retirement to researching and writing books on the origins of aviation and advancing technology during the Industrial Revolution. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Basil's Roman Catholic Church, 940 Rex Avenue (Maitland at the Queensway) on Tuesday July 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 5, 2011
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