Robert Drader Bill Shail Saved from Drowning May 28 1957

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The Ottawa Journal28 May 1957, TuePage 1

 

Our local community historian Ray Paquette added:

I remember this incident well as both Bill and Bob were known to me. In fact, Bob Drader joined the RCAF after high school and later was posted to Shearwater (Dartmouth, N.S.). I was serving in Halifax where we renewed our acquaintance. Bob had a lengthy career with Air Canada as a Captain and has, I believe, retired to the West Coast.
Bill completed high school and I believe worked in the food retail business. The last I heard he was living in the Renfrew area.
Both were very fortunate as this incident could have ended in tragedy. His was averted by the actions of members of the community working together towards a satisfactory outcome.

 

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read.

 

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  1. I remember this incident well as both Bill and Bob were known to me. In fact, Bob Drader joined the RCAF after high school and later was posted to Shearwater (Dartmouth, N.S.). I was serving in Halifax where we renewed our acquaintance. Bob had a lengthy career with Air Canada as a Captain and has, I believe, retired to the West Coast.

    Bill completed high school and I believe worked in the food retail business. The last I heard he was living in the Renfrew area.

    Both were very fortunate as this incident could have ended in tragedy. His was averted by the actions of members of the community working together towards a satisfactory outcome.

    Liked by 1 person

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