WESLEY "WESS" McINTOSH
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WESLEY "WESS" McINTOSH Passed into the great beyond on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 with his family by his side. Loving husband of the late Joan McIntosh. Devoted father of Bonnie (Gerard), Daya, Gerry (Pam), Frank (Linda), Leslie (Bill), Chris Diamond and Miles (Marion). Cherished grandpa of many grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation will be held at Glen Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3164 Ninth Line, Oakville (403/Dundas) on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. followed by a service in the Chapel at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the Western Canadian Aviation Museum would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and guestbook can be found at www.glenoaks.ca


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Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 6, 2014.
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November 24, 2014
Wess was a friend and a partner in the flying "game"...he gave me my 1st instrument ride and when he departed MOT we flew together on several ferry flights...R.I.P. old friend.
Barry Hubbard
November 24, 2014
Yes I knew Wess very well and did many flying trips with him. Great, great person and pilot. Always a pleasure flying with Wess.
RIP
Louis Sytsma
Louis Sytsma
November 8, 2014
He made not have said it, but it struck me that my dad always saw his brother as a world explorer and in many ways a hero. I'll remember him as the first one in the water (Grand Beach).

Rest well Uncle Wess.
Birnie McIntosh
November 7, 2014
Wess McIntosh flying HUT's DC-3 CF-GHZ taken by John Timmins in the early 1950s
Jennifer Coggon
November 7, 2014
I will always remember your dads wonderful sense of humour. Truly an amazing man , he will be missed
Thinking of you Gerry and family.
Pat Leitch
November 7, 2014
I first met Wess McIntosh when I was on deadline for a book I was writing about Vimy Ridge. I got a call from a woman at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce who told me that she had just heard from a World War Two veteran who was seeking help in writing his memoirs. He wanted the book finished within a few months so that he could give it to his children for Christmas. I told her I couldn't do it because I already had a tight deadline on another book. Her reply was: "Call him. He's a sweetheart. You'll love him." So I called and she was right. Wess was such a charmer that I couldn't say no to him. So we went right to work and, by juggling my schedule, we managed to get the book out in time for Christmas.

One of the many things that impressed me about Wess was his devotion to the memory of both his wives who had passed away years before - Freda Bjornson and Joan Evans. He spoke highly of them and, at book signing sessions, he would never sign his name on the Dedication page that was blank except for the words: "To Freda and Joan". He told me he considered that page sacrosanct and didn't want anything else written on it.

A former sailor AND flyboy, Wess had a courteously flirtatious nature right into his nineties. The ladies loved him and his cheek got more kisses than the Blarney Stone.

Calm seas and clear skies, my friend...
Tom Douglas
November 6, 2014
Briefly worked for the MOT in the early '70s and met Wes at the airport a number of times ... also his favorite secretary, Helen! Everyone hoped that they would be fortunate enough to get their ride from Wes. Always very friendly and fair. True professional. Its wonderful that he lived such a long, happy life. Who said only the good die young. Cheers!
Dave Main
November 6, 2014
Many fond memories of a solid, professional pilot who seemed to always have a quiet smile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and any pilot who came under his tutelage will recall his patience and fairness.
Ron Dennis
November 6, 2014
Sami Glockling
November 6, 2014
4 years ago this weekend.
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