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Graham IRELAND Feb. 8, 1933 - Apr. 19, 2015 in Almonte hospital, with family, on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of his first wife, Gloria Kostyk, and his second wife, Ellen Smith. Loving father of Joan (Andrew) and Robert (Linda), and stepchildren Gordon, Heather and Kelly. "Cool inventor" grandfather to Shawn, Kirsten and Beverley. Brother of Leonard Ireland (Endicott) and Peggy Jacobson (St. Catharines). A Junior Engineer on the Avro Arrow Project, Graham came to hold seven patents relating to Canadian-designed aircraft altimeters and airspeed sensors used by DND Canada, USAF and US Navy. A founder of DG Instruments (Kanata), over his 45-year career Graham also held senior engineering positions at Computing Devices of Canada, Leigh Instruments Ltd., Theratronics, and JDS Uniphase, and designed a wide variety of high-tech devices. An early builder of scale aircraft models (MAAC 105), Graham's scratch-built RC models appeared in documentaries, dioramas, and World Championships; owner of Northcraft Hobbies, known for his model aircraft plans (HD82c Tiger Moth). Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday April 25 11a.m. at St. George's Anglican Church in Clayton, with reception to follow.

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Apr. 22 to Apr. 23, 2015.
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August 26, 2020
As far as I know Graham was the only person whose ever shot an elephant in Canada. So the story goes Graham and Leonard ( my grandfather) grew up in st catharines and their house backed up to the fair grounds. One time the circus was in town and an elephant ended up in their backyard. Graham ran inside grabbed his bb gun and told his brother about the commotion in the yard and they hunted an elephant in Canada. It was probably that sort of adventure that lead both the brothers to always be forward thinking types. One loved the air and ond loved the sea.
Sean Ireland
November 3, 2015
I am sorry to hear of Grahams passing. I worked for him in the early eighties at DG Instruments. I came in with little experience and he gave me a break. What a wonderful man he was to work with. He had such a calmness about him that everybody loved and appreciated. A hard worker with a heart of gold. I remember that he did love those model airplanes in his spare time. Please accept my condolences.
Chris Robinson
July 15, 2015
I met Graham when I worked with him on one of his great projects. I got to know a kind and gentle spirit. Will miss him.
Sandea Vincent
April 25, 2015
Joan, Andrew, Kirsten and Bev -
I'm so sorry to hear of Graham's passing - I remember him fondly. I wasn't able to attend the memorial service, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially today.
With much love,
Roxe Murray
April 25, 2015
We were so sorry to read of Graham's death. We were neighbours in Hearts Desire at one time.
Sherrill Adamson(Oomen)
April 24, 2015
we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies.

with love,
Rhonda and Rob
Rhonda Turner
April 22, 2015
Dear Bob, Lynda, Shawn & Victoria, and the Ireland family. We're sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in the memories that you have shared together.
Melissa & Tom Robert
April 22, 2015
Bob, Linda, Shawn & Victoria:
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you, and we hope that the memories of all the good times you shared with your Dad Bob, will help you through this very difficult time.
Debbie & Peter Morin
April 22, 2015
Dear Bob, Lynda, Shawn & Victoria,

We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.
Charlie, Karen, Amanda & Brandon Lawlor
Charlie & Karen Lawlor
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