On the 4th of January 2023, our beloved father, Donald Edward McQuinn slipped the surly bonds of earth to take his final flight.
Dad was a former RCAF/RAF pilot, serving in Canada and England.
He was lucky to have held an illustrious career in aviation. After the Air Force, he worked in the federal government as a Canada Aviation inspector, Superintendent of Air Regulations for Atlantic Canada. Regional Director of Aviation Licensing, and briefly as Acting Chief of Aviation Licensing for Canada in Ottawa. He was a former Commanding Officer of 650 Vanier Air Cadet Squadron of which he was especially proud.
He loved being with family and friends and regaling us with stories of his flying adventures. He enjoyed a smooth scotch, a good book, listening to jazz, and watching favourite shows like Columbo, Star Trek and Formula 1 racing. He loved foreign cars, especially his Jaguar. He looked forward to summers on the beach watching the sailboats, listening to the waves, and eating lobster, dripping with melted butter and sipping an icy cold glass of white wine.
He is predeceased by his wife, Joanne (London) sister Marie LeBlanc, brother Everett, and granddaughter, Lauren. He is survived by son, Andrew, and daughters, Nancy, of Victoria, and Christina of Fredericton, as well as grandsons, Connor, Kevin. and Alex. His surviving sister is Lois (Kent) Wallace from Calgary.
He will also be missed by his companion, Doreen Johnson, her daughter, Kimberley, and husband Craig
Celebration of life will be held at the Royal Air Force Vets Club on Sunday, January 15 from 1 to 3 PM at 494 St. George Street Moncton.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Kidney Foundation and the Diabetes Association. Service Information
Sunday, January 15, 2023
1:00pm until 3:00pm
Celebration of life, The Royal Air Force Vets Club, 494 ST. George St., Moncton, NB
spring of 2023
Wesleyan Union Cemetery, Riverview, NB
Kidney Foundation or Diabetic Association