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Million Air Toronto mourns Dave Richardson

Derek Sifton, President of Million Air Toronto FBO and Toronto Airways Ltd., is deeply saddened to announce that Dave Richardson (a.k.a. DR), Line Service Manager, passed away suddenly on Jan. 17, 2010.


January 19, 2010
By Melissa Damota

Jan. 19, 2010, Markham – Derek Sifton, President of
Million Air Toronto FBO and Toronto Airways Limited (TAL) is deeply saddened to
announce that Dave Richardson (aka DR), Line Service Manager, passed away suddenly
on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. His loss is deeply felt by the entire Toronto
Buttonville Municipal Airport (CYKZ) community.

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Dave Richardson (a.k.a. DR), Line Service Manager passed
away suddenly
on Sunday, January 17, 2010.


 

He was well known and respected
by many in aviation from both Canada and the USA. Out of respect to him, the
flags and windsock at the airport were lowered to half mast.
DR grew up in the northern Ontario mining community
of Sudbury. He studied Helicopter Maintenance at North Bay College and later
applied for a line service position at the Toronto Buttonville Municipal
Airport. Some 25 years later, he was still there, having progressed to the role
of Line Service Manager. His passion for aviation and great people skills made
him a well known and respected fixture at the airport. He was deeply liked and
appreciated by customers and colleagues and will be sadly missed.

Dave leaves behind his wife, a young daughter, four
siblings and his parents.

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Visitations for DR will be held Thursday, January
21st from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home,
10366 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 3B8 (intersection of Yonge St and
Crosby,N of Major Mackenzie Rd.) – Tel: (905) 884-1062.

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Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 1030AM at St. Luke’s Church, 39 Green Lane,
Thornhill, Ontario.