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Graham Ireland
Feb. 8, 1933 - Apr. 19, 2015 in Almonte hospital, with family, on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the age of 82. Beloved husband of his first wife, Gloria Kostyk, and his second wife, Ellen Smith. Loving father of Joan (Andrew) and Robert (Linda), and stepchildren Gordon, Heather and Kelly. "Cool inventor" grandfather to Shawn, Kirsten and Beverley. Brother of Leonard Ireland (Endicott) and Peggy Jacobson (St. Catharines). A Junior Engineer on the Avro Arrow Project, Graham came to hold seven patents relating to Canadian-designed aircraft altimeters and airspeed sensors used by DND Canada, USAF and US Navy. A founder of DG Instruments (Kanata), over his 45-year career Graham also held senior engineering positions at Computing Devices of Canada, Leigh Instruments Ltd., Theratronics, and JDS Uniphase, and designed a wide variety of high-tech devices. An early builder of scale aircraft models (MAAC 105), Graham's scratch-built RC models appeared in documentaries, dioramas, and World Championships; owner of Northcraft Hobbies, known for his model aircraft plans (HD82c Tiger Moth). To read the full obituary, please click here.