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Aviation leader Friesen dies at 65

Feb. 4, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. - Northwestern Ontario aviation pioneer Harvey J. Friesen died Sunday in California at the age of 65.

February 4, 2014  By CBC News

Friesen was the former president and CEO of Bearskin Airlines, and served most recently as chair and CEO of Thunder Air.


He passed away while on vacation in Palm Springs.


Friesen was a past chair of the Air Transport Association of Canada.


In a news release, ATAC said that, in addition to his leadership in aviation, Friesen was a great leader in the community.


Last November he and his brother Cliff were the first to be awarded
the Jim Glass Humanitarian Award, given by ATAC to a member of the
aviation community who's demonstrated generosity, compassion, business
acumen and community involvement.


Funeral arrangements are pending.


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