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Alan William BRECK
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BRECK, ALAN WILLIAM Wing Commander, R.C.A .F. (Retired). October 2, 1922 ­ May 1, 2008 peacefully at home in Peterborough, Ontario. Bill, third and youngest son of Major Thomas Graham Breck and Margaret Beryl McKechnie, predeceased by them and by his brothers, Leading Aircraftman Duncan Ewart Breck, R.C.A.F. (1941) and Dr. Wallace Graham Breck (2001). Sur vived by his wife Jean, son Ian Ewart Breck and his wife Kathy and granddaughters Erika, her husband Rémi and their daughter Chloe, Bridget and Elizabeth, step children John (2003), Andrew, Stephen, and Mary and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his first wife, Josephine Elizabeth Throop (1985). Bill joined the RC.A.F. in 1940 and served overseas as a pilot on 12 and 198 Squadrons, R.A.F., and 439 Squadron, R.C.A.F. After graduation from Queen's University in Metallurgical Engineering in 1950 he re-entered the R.C.A.F. as a technical ar mament officer, retiring in 1970. During his air force career, Bill attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (for two years), where he studied aeronautics and astronautics. He returned to Queen's as a law student, graduated in 1972 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1974. He practiced aviation law in Toronto and after retirement moved to his final home in Peterborough, Ontario. Cremation has occurred, family graveside service at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged. The picture is Bill at age 18 just before proceeding overseas in 1941. Firmus Maneo

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Published in The Globe and Mail on May 2, 2008.