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MORGAN, William Edwin "Ed"
WWII Veteran – Radar
Peacefully at home, surrounded by family on November 1, 2013 in his 93rd year. Beloved husband of Doreen for 64 years. Loving father of William Edwin "Bill" (Pam), Paul (Heather), Lynda (Adrian), and Janet (Andrew). Much loved grandfather of Krystin, Devon, and Janson. Ed served overseas for
4 1/2 years in 3 theatres of WWII, in England, India, and Burma and was the recipient of the Burma Star. Afterwards, Ed served aboard the Icebreaker N.B. McLean as the Chief Radio Officer. He retired from the RCMP and DND after 40 years of service. An active amateur radio operator for 75 years from the age of 17, Ed established the Amateur Radio Station and exhibit (VE3JW) at the Museum of Science and Technology. Charter and life member of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club, and life member of the Quarter Century Wireless association Chapter 70. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O'Connor) on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. In Memoriam donations can be made to The Secrets of Radar Museum, P.O. Box 24033, London, ON, N6H 5C4, or to the charity of your choice.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2013.
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December 29, 2013
Hi Doreen,

My condolences to you and all of your family with Ed's passing.

For many years, the Rubber Boot Net was the start of my day as I headed to work. If Ed wasn't Net Control he was always one of the first to check in. For me, and I am sure for many others, he was the first person we talked to each morning!

Those exchanges were interesting and always enjoyable and I often think about them.

The Pot Lid Net, the OVMRC, the QCW, and checking in to countless Nets ... I know both of you have made a huge contribution to Amateur Radio and all of the values it represents, and have the respect and appreciation of many hams.

I consider myself lucky to have known Ed, and to know you.


November 29, 2013
Hello Doreen, I remember you and Ed well from many years ago. I worked for him as a term employee at CFB Ottawa North. He organized such great wine and cheese parties and was indeed the life of the party. I learned much from him most including his love of jazz. Many a pint was raised at The Hole in the Wall pub on Metcalfe Street. My sincerest condolences.

John Rae
November 12, 2013

I have just heard about Ed's passing. That's very sad news. He was a fine man and a credit to amateur radio.
Best wishes to you and your family.

Bob Kavanagh (VE3OSZ)
November 8, 2013
Sorry for your loss,
John & Annette Ventura VE3FV
November 8, 2013
A young debonaire Ed Morgan
Ed Morgan
November 6, 2013
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Deana and Steve Bueley
November 5, 2013
Sorry to hear the sad news, much sympathy
Gary Goodings
November 5, 2013
It was always a pleasure to meet Ed and Doreen at various functions. My sincere condolences to Doreen and the family.
Guy Charron VE3VCF
November 5, 2013
Lynda - very sorry to read of your dad's passing. He sure lived a full life and you can cherish the memories.
Sue Morris
November 5, 2013
Lynda and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. You will be in my thoughts at this sad time.

Nancy Graves (Jamieson)
Nancy Graves
November 4, 2013
On behalf of everyone at The Secrets of Radar Museum, I would like to offer our deepest condolences to Ed's friends and family. We were saddened to learn of his passing and know he will be missed. We thank Ed for his support of the museum, his enthusiasm for radar, and his lifetime of service to his country.
Maya Hirschman
November 4, 2013
Lynda, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts are with you,your mom and your family as you go through this difficult time.
Nancy McCormick
November 4, 2013
Doreen, condolences from us old guys at the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club.
Al Thurber
November 4, 2013
We were very sorry to hear of Ed's passing, he will be missed. He was always very hospitable with a good sense of humour.
Ian & Nancy Martin (VE3PSK & VA3NAN)
November 4, 2013
Lynda, very sorry to hear of your loss, my condolences to you and your family.
Jim Henry
November 4, 2013
To Janet & family,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I extend my deepest condolences to you and yours, and may his memory live on in your hearts to help guide you through this difficult time.
Michele Ferreira
November 4, 2013
Lynda I'm so sorry for your loss. In reading his obituary I feel I missed out in getting to know someone very special. I'm thankful to be his daughter's friend. Big hug.
Kimberley Lauder
November 4, 2013
Doreen, Janet, Lynda, Bill and Paul,

I was so very saddened to hear about Ed's passing from Mum and Dad. He was a wonderful man and I have so many fond memories of him from my childhood. I will most remember his smile and humour.

Our depest condolences,

Kierstin, Cliff, Sydney & Rhys
Kierstin Hutchinson-Groen
November 4, 2013
Lynda & family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Mr.Morgan's passing. My sincerest condolences.
Eric Watterud
November 4, 2013
To Doreen and Family....Ed will be missed sorely - always there with commentary and help. Thanks, Ed from Mike and Shirley-Anne
November 4, 2013
Dear Dorean & Family: Celsa and I offer you our deepest sympathies. Ed was a good friend. I spoke with him recently on 2M. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends at the QCWA and elsewhere. John / VE3ZOV
John Barnhardt
November 4, 2013
Dear Doreen and children and grandchildren of Ed,
I am so very sad for your great loss...and mine. I had the great pleasure of meeting Ed and Doreen sixteen years ago. I was a shivering Floridian attending Winterlude and an Amateur Radio dinner with Frank Stratton in the Great White North. I have treasured their friendship ever since. Their humor, brilliance, kindness, and openness have inspired me. Sadly, I cannot attend Ed's parting events in body, but I will most certainly be there in spirit. Sending you much love, hugs, and healing.
Judy King
November 4, 2013
Doreen & family,
I will miss this fine man. He was kind & polite, someone I always looked up to for his wisdom, sharp wit, humour, and life long experience as a professional radio operator. He was fun to talk to, told great stories, loved jazz. Whenever I knew he was in attendance at any social function, I would always make a point to seek him out to chat, laugh with & 'kid' him. He was important to me. Ed, thank you for your long service to Canada & God Bless you.
Paul VA3PFS & Sue Scott
November 4, 2013
Bob Zieman
November 3, 2013
Doreen and family,
Ed will be sadly missed. I am glad for our time spent together.

Cousin Joan
Joan Mcleod
November 3, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Doreen and family. I well remember Ed's words of encouragement when I announced I would like to become a "ham", a term he hated. You're an engineer, he said, and therefore too stupid to learn the code. But with his help, I did. Russ (VE3FSN/VE3YOW)& Lynn
November 3, 2013
Doreen and Family - We are so saddened to hear of cousin Ed's passing. We cherish our memories of all the good times, and many, many laughs we shared. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Thinking of you all at this sad time. xo
Deb & Rob Hutchings
November 3, 2013
Our sympathy to Doreen and family! Our skypes were full of laughter, Ed will be missed and never forgotten! RIP Ed .
Elaine and Libor Kriz ( Hutchings)
November 3, 2013
A great friend that will always be in our memory. Willi and I will be at the Radar Museum in London and will make a donation in Ed's name. My father was also RCAF - Radar - WWII and is listed in the same museum. 73 Ed
Mitch VE3OT
Mitch Powell
November 3, 2013
To Doreen, Janet, Paul, Bill and Lynda,
It was an honour to have known Ed as long as I did, and I'll miss his sense of humour and zest for life. Thanks, Ed, for your service to our country and for giving me Janet, my greatest friend in the world.
Shelley Hudson
November 3, 2013
My Mom & I were just talking about you last week & wondering how everyone was. We are so very sad to read of Mr. Morgan's passing. Our condolences to all who knew & loved him. I always remember Mr. Morgan who could whistle like the wind & was a great friend to my Dad Cliff (Cookie) Moffett (VE3FZX).
Sue Moffett
November 2, 2013
Sincere condolences to family and friends from Jean Desbiens VE2OCQ (Rubber Boot Net). Ed will be both sorely missed and remembered for his commitment. JD
November 2, 2013
Sincere condolences to Doreen and the family. Fondly remembering many super times in Ed and Doreen's company. He wasn't an "amateur" radio operator he was a pro ! RIP my friend, and Doreen try to remember that time is a great healer. "Ronnie" MacLean, Chemainus, BC (VE3MJX)
November 2, 2013
A kiss from Beryl a hand shake from Geoff.
Our special thoughts to Doreen & family.
Ed will be missed but not forgotten.
VE3KID - Beryl & Geoff Johnson
November 2, 2013
I will miss Ed very much. Very few people in the world who could match his experience and dedication to Amateur Radio. Ed was a true Elmer.
Frank Stratton
November 2, 2013
One of the nicest guys I have ever met.I am truly sorry to hear of his passing,you will be missed.
tom bristow
November 2, 2013
To Doreen & family
our deepest condolences on this sad occasion. I didn't know Ed for very long but I considered him a friend and I will never forget his sense of humor. May he rest in peace
Roger (VE3XRR) & Judith Rose
November 2, 2013
Dear Doreen and Family:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dear friend Ed.
He will be missed by so many friends and fellow Amateurs.
My sincere condolences and prayers for a dear friend. May he rest in peace. God Bless.
Margaret Heaslip and family
November 2, 2013
Our condolences to your family. Even though I only meet Ed once, He raised some very special children that are a ledacy to his life.
Kevin and Karen Kelly
November 2, 2013
Janet & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's
passing. Eddie and I would like to
extend our sincere condolences to you
and your family at this time of sorrow.
Cheryl & Ed Cairns
November 2, 2013
Geoff & Beryl Johnson
November 2, 2013
Our sincerest condolences Doreen, Bill, Paul, Lynda and Janet. Nancy and I share your grief. Ed was a dear friend for many years.
Ron (VE3NG) & Nancy Hutchinson
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