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Flt Lt Robert (Bob) Morgan, GM, CD, UE



On Saturday, June 11, 2016, Flt Lt Robert (Bob) Morgan of St. Albert, peacefully passed away at the age of 85 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years, Lou; children: Lloyd (Shelley), Barb, Phil, and Patti; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Joan); sisters: Edith (Lawrence) and Shirley; as well as numerous relatives and dear friends. He was predeceased by his son, Douglas.

Flt Lt Morgan joined the RCAF in 1949, earning his wings in 1950. He joined 416 Squadron in Ottawa in 1951, flying Mustangs. In his 36 years in the Air Force, he served in Canada, England, France and Germany. As well as Mustangs, Flt Lt Morgan has flown a variety of aircraft, including Sabres, Harvards, CF 104’s, Hercules, and Twin Otters. He was also a controller for Ground Intercept Radar (GCI).

In 1957, Flt Lt Morgan was awarded the George Medal for bravery when he pulled an injured pilot from a burning Sabre which had crashed on the runway in Marville, France in 1955. He was named “Airman of the Year” in 1985.

After leaving the Air Force, Bob became a Duty Manager at the Edmonton Municipal Airport until his second “retirement” in 1994. At that time, he was still flying with the Reserves in the Air Force.

Since then, Flt Lt Morgan had continued to be involved in aviation through his 35 year membership in the Air Force Assoc., membership in 700 Wing, 418 Squadron Assoc., and as President of the Quarter Century Club. As if that isn’t enough to keep him occupied, he coached the Special Olympics Bowling League, did taxes for low income and seniors, and sold poppies every year at WEM. He was honoured to receive the following: 700 Wing Member of the Year Award in 2009 and 2011, RCAFA Member of the Year Award in 2012, and a street was named after him in 2015 by the Griesbach RCAF Commemorative Society.

Bob will be remembered for his humour, adventure, storytelling and his generosity.

At his request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a Charity of Your Choice.

In Loving Memory of
Flt Lt Robert (Bob) Morgan, GM, CD, UE
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