Jan. 5, 1924 - April 5, 2014
Doug McAllister, 90, of Vacaville, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on the morning of April 5. He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada on Jan. 5, 1924 to Marshall and Eva McAllister.
Doug served as a Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, flying Mosquitos in WWII
, then CF100's and Lancaster bombers. He then took a job as an engineer working on the Avro Arrow in Canada followed by Honeywell until age 67. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, the Solano County Pilot's Association, Quiet Birdmen, SOLE, and Queens Club. In his later years he again got his pilots license and worked for the Blue Ridge and Travis AFB Flying Clubs. He began his career flying the fastest plane ever built at the time, and ended it working on the fastest plane ever built (SR-71). Aviation was the passion of his life.
A beloved husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by all.
Doug is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jean (the former Jean Waddell); son, Doug McAllister; grandchildren, Lauren and Scott; sister, Jean Hall and many numerous extended family and friends.
Per Doug's wishes, there will be no formal services.
Funeral Arrangements by Vaca Hills Chapel Funeral Home, 707-446-3233, www.vacahillschapel.com