The following club members are memorialized in a tribute to their contributions
to the NORAC community and to Amateur Radio.
Though their stations are now quiet, we honor them still.



Doug (Robert) Reid 

Dec 2023

We are sad to announce that a long time NORAC member Doug (Robert) Reid VE7TVT passed away in the morning hours of December 5, 2023.  He would have been 84 on December 13th.

Doug is best known as the Voice of RSS: "This is VE7RSS.  A NORAC Repeater".

Also as NORAC's Sunday Morning Net Controller (which he operated single handed for countless years), past NORAC President, past Editor of the RagChew, and NORAC Life Member.

Doug was a retired high school teacher specializing in all things video.  He had many stories of his father who worked at CBC in the infancy of TV Broadcasting.

Doug's joy was joining HAM radio nets (both HF and VHF), collecting all kinds of audio/video recording equipment, and listening to his huge collection of vinyl records.

Muriel Sanderson


Sep 2023

Muriel was formerly a very active member of NORAC.   For her obituary visit



John Mitschke

Jun 2023

The interesting journey of a farm boy born July 10, 1929, who moved on to Jesus June 27, 2023. The son of Henry and Augusta he was born on their farm in Langenburg, Saskatchewan. John was the oldest of three children, John, Cecilia, and Helen (who predeceased him in 1996).

At the age of 11, John was putting crystal sets together which led to his own repair shop at the age of 14. At age 25 he joined CKOS installing studio and transmitter equipment and later rebuilding stations in Weyburn and Estevan. John and his wife, Mary moved to Vernon in 1970 where he became a technical engineer for CJIB until he retired in 1990. They soon became snowbirds wintering in Yuma, Arizona He loved dancing, was an award-winning marksman and longtime member of the Vernon Collectors Club.

John was predeceased by Mary, his wife of 51 years, in 2011 and his dear companion Jackie Johnson in 2020. He is survived by sister Cecilia Desjardins (and Aurel in Calder, Saskatchewan) plus numerous relatives and friends including Jackie’s daughter Linda Myers. John also had his Mission friends Bobbe MacKenzie and Brenda Toews who were blessed to be his ‘volunteer’ caregivers over the past three years sharing many a smile and tear with him. Thank you to the hospital nurses on the 2nd and 7th floor, Dr Smith, Pastor David Hunter from Peace Lutheran Church and to the staff and residents at Orchard Valley Retirement Residence, who made his last months before hospitalization so comfortable and pleasant. A very sincere thank you to Sarah Verburgh, from Interior Health, for her guidance and compassion to John, Brenda, and Bobbe this past year.

Always a giver, John walked 36 blocks each day to greet at the Vernon Courthouse from 7-9 then volunteer at the Mission. He was 92 years old! He loved children and donated all the money he made as Santa through the years and his entire estate to Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Vernon Upper Room Mission on September 9, 2023, at 11 a.m. Pastor David Hunter and Pastor Brent Henderson presiding. All who loved this gentle, kind man are welcome to attend and share their memories. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vernon Upper Room Mission.

Bruce Hildebrand

Feb 2022

The sad news has reached NORAC of the sudden passing of Bruce Hildebrand, VE7OBH, a long-term club supporter and beloved father of NORAC member Jerome Hildebrand, VE7JAR, and family.  The club expresses its condolences to the extended Hildebrand family.  At this difficult time, the Hildebrand family requests privacy.


Roy Doerkson


Dec 2021

Obituary to follow when available.

Gerard Mulder

Nov 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, opa, brother, uncle and friend, Gerard Mulder, at Vernon Jubilee Hospital from cancer. Gerard is survived by his wife, Annie of 47 years and children; Wilfried (Nikki), Rosalinde, Andrea, and Helga (Jeff), and grandkids; Mya, Alexander, Brooklyn, Addison and Ivy.  He is also survived by his sisters; Lidi (Geert), Annie (Cor), Willie (Jan), and extended family in Europe. 

Gerard was born in Doornenburg, the Netherlands in 1947.  He grew up studying horticulture and agriculture and worked on the family farm.  He met the love of his life, Annie, in 1968 and they married in 1973.  They welcomed their first child Wilfried in 1975 followed by their daughters; Rosalinde in 1976, Andrea in 1978 and Helga in 1979.  

In 1980 Gerard and Annie immigrated with their young family to a dairy farm in PEI, Canada.  Gerard worked very hard to build a successful dairy farm despite many challenges & setbacks including an injured back which he lived with for the remainder of his years.  In 1992 Gerard and Annie sold the farm to move their family west to Vernon, BC and spent a lot of time at their coffee shop.  In 2005 they moved to Falkland, BC back to the country, though returned to Vernon a few years later. 

Gerard was a man of many talents with a big personality and is particularly remembered for his beautiful wood carvings.  He was a charter member of the Prince County Woodcarvers Guild in PEI, and a founding member of the North Okanagan Carver’s Society in BC.  He was a welder, built stunning cedar strip canoes, created outstanding pottery and clay sculptures, loved life drawing, made jewelry, did lapidary, dabbled in photography and taxidermy, built clocks and enjoyed brewing beer and wine.  

Gerard loved the outdoors camping, hunting, fishing, gold panning, rockhounding, gardening, French/Belgian Ring,  Schutzhund dog training, and target shooting.  Gerard was a member of many clubs including the Summerside Amateur Radio Club (VY2GMU), North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club (VE7NOC), Vernon Collectors Club, Vernon Mineral and Lapidary Club, Vernon Fish and Game Club, local Tai Chi, a past board member at the Vernon Community Arts Centre, a member of nature clubs and enjoyed sharing stories with his weekly coffee club.

Dale Henry

July 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Dale K Henry. He was taken from us far too soon doing one of the many adventurous outdoor activities that he loved. Dale was born and raised in Vernon BC, and established a dental practice where he took pride in making a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience.

Dale will be remembered by his wife Marilyn, who for 30 years shared their lives together with fun, friendship, and love. His mother Marion Henry of Kamloops; brothers Terry (Marcie) of Ladner, David (Julie) of Calgary, and sister Diane of Kamloops. Nephews Robert and Clayton, and nieces Sandy, Joanna, Laurin, and Thressa. Dale was predeceased by his father Roger Henry in 1990. Dale is further survived by his mother-in-law Vieno Aalto, one sister-in-law Tuula (Ray) Stafford, and one brother-in-law Kari (Gerlinde) Aalto. Dale’s faithful Golden Retriever companions Marshall and Tucker were always at his side, waiting for that ball to be thrown or a gentle rub around the ears.

Dale loved to sit by the campfire and play his guitar, please keep Dale in your thoughts the next time you are sitting by a campfire and have a toast in memory of him.

Dale will be cremated and a celebration of his life will be established at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Dale may do so to the Creekside Animal Clinic 5001 24 Street Vernon, BC V1T 8X7.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, Phone: 250-542-4333 Condolences may be offered at

Ron Essex

 May 2021

July 28, 1939 – May 28, 2021 at the age of 81 years. A former Shuswap teacher-librarian, emergency program volunteer and amateur radio enthusiast is being remembered for his tireless volunteerism.


Essex had been a dedicated emergency support services volunteer since the Silver Creek wildfire of 1998 and he assisted in the formation of SEP. Essex attended his last volunteer meeting just over a week ago.


Essex was willing to step in on a moment’s notice to fill any role in an emergency, although he particularly enjoyed his associations with Shuswap Amateur Radio Club, working in logistics and documenting everything in photos.


Already the recipient of several awards, in 2017 Essex received a Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for lifetime achievement from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, recognizing him for his longstanding commitment and service through amateur radio clubs.


In 1993, Essex earned his basic qualification in amateur radio and joined the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club (SARC) and the Salmon Arm Seniors Radio Club.


He retired in 1998 after 35 years of teaching in the public school system, the last 31 years as teacher-librarian in what was then Shuswap Junior Secondary. About a month later, SARC was asked by then emergency program coordinator Gordon Pelletier to provide assistance with future emergencies. The call for help came sooner than anyone expected with the July 29 ignition of the Silver Creek fire on Fly Hills. Through the event, Essex did radio work and helped with public information phone lines.


In 2005, Essex was named the Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) Communications Volunteer of the Year. In the same year, he received a Certificate of Special Recognition from PEP. In 2014 the Shuswap Amateur Radio Club awarded him a lifetime membership.

Helmut Wolf

 Aug 2020

One month after celebrating his 79th birthday, in the early morning hours of Friday 8th of August 2020, Helmut Wolf VE7DLZ passed away from complications after a heart attack.

Despite being involved in a motor vehicle accident as a teenager that left him a paraplegic, this did not hold back his independence.

Helmut lived out a full and active life: he drove his own cars, went on vacations, played sports, enjoyed Ham Radio, worked hard, loved his family, and lived life to its fullest.

For many years, Helmut worked in sales and record-keeping at Roko Services Ltd, served as President for the Vernon & District Association for Community Living, and was also on the trustee board for the Pleasant Valley Church of God.

Helmut will be missed by his siblings, his nieces, nephews, and all his extended family and friends.

A celebration of Helmut's life will be held on his birthday, July 9, 2021

Lowell Laidlaw

June 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Lowell Richard Laidlaw announce his passing, on June 19, 2020, in Vernon, BC at the age of 79 years old. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 39 years, Penny; his son Lorin (Laura Nymeyer); step-daughter Christy Todd (Manfred Loos); step-son Cam Todd (Rhonda Novitsky); grandchildren Ryan and Tysen Laidlaw; Emma Todd and Keanu Herzog and Reiss and Rory Todd; as well as numerous friends. He was predeceased by his father Norris, and his mother Gladys. Lowell was born on February 1, 1941 in Summerland, BC and spent his early years growing up in Summerland. He received his Laboratory Technologist training in Kamloops and continued his career in Williams Lake, Penticton and ultimately in Vernon where he was the Chief Laboratory Technologist at the Vernon Jubilee hospital for 24 years. After retiring from the hospital he worked as a coroner for several years. Lowell was a dedicated husband and father first and foremost. He treasured his children and embraced every moment with them. He especially loved his role as grandpa. He was known for his kind and compassionate spirit, warm smile and positivity and always a helping hand and always had anything you needed to borrow. He spent many years singing barbershop in a quartet (The Marksmen), he and his wife were members of the Vernon amateur radio club with ham radio and were very involved in events throughout the valley, supporting his wife with dog agility, was an avid downhill skier, enjoyed camping, fishing and his annual trip to Mexico. He was a patient teacher when it came to teaching his wife, children and grandchildren his passion for downhill skiing. He loved the time he spent with family and friends and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts. Donations can be made to The Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in the memory of Lowell. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Mel Stratton

Aug- 2019

“Mel,” as many knew him, passed away on August 29, 2019 in Vernon, BC, after a courageous fight with prostate cancer. Mel enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, fishing, and being a Ham Radio operator. Mel’s working life saw him as a Line Driver for CP Transport and then a School Bus Driver for SD#83.

He is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Diana (Brook) McCarthy, brother Fred, many cousins and friends, and is predeceased by his father Wilfred Stratton, mother Joyce Vilac (nee Fallow), stepfather Phillip Vilac, half-brother Paul Vilac and son David Stratton. Melvin valued family and friends above all else, and many times there was no separation between the two. He was always pleased to meet his bus kids “all grown up” and wondered at the amazing adults they had become! 

An “Open House” Celebration of Life will be held from 2 – 6 pm on Saturday, September 14, at 2909 Chase-Falkland Road, Falkland, BC. 

Bill Foster
May - 2018  
Bill left us in the early evening of May 14, 2018 after a long and valiant battle with cancer with his long-time friend and fishing buddy Derek Hardacker by his side. 

He was predeceased by his wife Millie in 2002 and leaves behind his brother Greg (Audrey) Foster and sisters Margaret O'Connor, Susan Gillis and Barb (Colin) Taylor and their families. Also left to mourn is his daughter Brenda (Brian) Kennedy and her children and grandchildren.

Bill was an active member of the Kamloops Amateur Radio Club as well as active with Emergency Management BC where he was awarded the Communications Volunteer of the Year in 2014.

Bill's request was that there will be no service. 

The family would like to thank the many people he knew for their support and friendship over the past years, by inviting them to his home to share their memories on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 

"SK" and "73"
Blake Tweedle
May - 2018

Blake A. Tweddle was born on November 30th, 1934 in Chilliwack, B.C. and passed away on May 13th, 2018 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 83 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife; Loretta to whom he was married for 59 years, his daughters; Sheila Tweddle and Arlene (Larry) Peters, his sons; Bruce Tweddle and Kevin (Norma) Tweddle, his grandchildren; Karina (Daniel) Daniluck, Kirk Olsen, Kasey and Kevina Tweddle, his brother; Roger Tweddle along with extended family members and friends.

As a retired B.C. Hydro Production Supervisor (P. Eng.), Blake was proud of his UBC engineering past and loved to figure out how things worked. Blake was a passionate Radio Amateur and would fix just about anything. It was very normal to find Blake at home, tinkering on some new gadget or gizmo in his spare time – or out riding his bicycle!

His love for travel took him all over the world to various countries with family and friends. Some of his most memorable trips were to Mazatlan, Australia and Fiji.

In respecting Blake’s wishes, he was cremated and no funeral service will be held.

You are invited to share life experiences and happy memories that you have had with Blake through photos, stories and short videos at:

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Blake to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada, P.O. Box 298 Bath, Ontario K0H 1G0.

John Peter Shirley
Mar - 2018

In loving memory of John Peter Shirley who passed away suddenly in his home in Kamloops on March 27, 2018 at 38 years old.

Dear son of Donald (Tetiana) and Andree Shirley. Dear brother of Jeremiah (Laura) Shirley and Melissa Shirley. Dear step brother of Jennifer Delaney, Meggan Delaney and Igor (Nicole) Sergiychuk. Predeceased by brother Timothy Shirley and step mother Susan Ostensen.

A memorial service for John will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at the Mabel Lake Community Hall at 2:00 pm.

Dennis Glowa
Jan - 2018

With sad hearts we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather.

Dennis was born on December 1, 1941 in Endeavor, SK, raised in Flin Flon, MB and then moved to Vernon in 1972. On October 3, 1964 he married the love of his life Myrna Wolpert.

Dennis worked as an electrician for 25 years for what is now known as Tolko Industries. He enjoyed being a ham radio operator and made many friends along the way. He was extremely intelligent with communication technology.

His latest passion was his stunning flower garden that was admired by many. He lived a full life and liked to entertain people with his interesting stories and took pleasure in making people laugh. He kept his sense of humor to the end.

Dennis will be missed by his wife Myrna, sons Ray, Kevin and Mike (Kim), nieces and nephews and beloved grandchildren who always brought a smile to his face.

There will be a Celebration of Life held for Dennis at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Vernon Golf & Country Club (800 Kalamalka Lake Rd, Vernon, BC). 

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @

VA7ANB - Adrien Bouvier Jan - 2015

Adrien was a longtime member of NORAC who had most recently been living in the Okanagan Falls area.

He had achieved Lifetime membership status within NORAC.

Memorial Service; Thursday, Jan. 15th 2015 at 13:00 at the Christ The King Catholic Church, 6044 Spartan ST. in Oliver, BC.

Internment of ashes to follow at the Okanagan Falls Cemetary.

VE7JIP - James (Jim) Pichette Feb - 2014  
VE7EGD - Kevin Dale Kienlein Oct 6th 2013

     It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kevin Dale Kienlein at the young age of 53 on Sunday, October 6, 2013 after complications arising from a viral infection after transplant. Kevin was the recipient of a Double Lung Heart Transplant on December 14, 2010.

Kevin's mother and brother have asked for privacy during this time.

Kevin's Memorial service will be held in the Church he was baptized and had his Confirmation in: Peace Lutheran Church at 1206 - 30th Avenue, Vernon BC (East Hill Area) on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Please wear Green as that is the colour in support of Organ Donor Awareness.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Lung Transplant Unit, University Hospital of Alberta, CSB Room, 1 - 198 8440 - 112th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7

VE7FN - Agnes Martinsen Jan 10th 2013

     Agnes will be missed by sons Wayne (Louise) Abbey of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lloyd (Fran) Abbey of Barriere, BC, and daughter Sharon Reid of Enderby, BC. Agnes is also survived by sister Betty Wilson of Kamloops, BC, brother Bruce Dale of Powell River, BC, sisters-in-law Ivy Dale of Vernon, BC, and Mary Dale of Enderby, BC, brother-in-law Vern Wilson of McLure, BC, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Left to cherish her memory are seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Agnes was predeceased by husband Louis Abbey of 100 Mile House, BC, and husband George Martinsen of Vernon, BC.

Agnes was a homemaker but found time to work for a packing house in Winfield, BC. She also enjoyed being a Ham Radio operator with the Vernon Ham Radio Club.

VE7ZAV Duncan Zavislake Dec 21st 2012      Duncan is deeply missed as husband of 30 years to Evelyn, brother to Colleen, and Dad to the family dogs: Micro, Benson, & Beau, as Nephew, Cousin, and Uncle to many family members, and as VE7ZAV to the Ham Radio community.
Duncan was known far and wide for his technical expertise, willingness to help others, never-ending captivating stories, and would always have the requisite part in his basement — somewhere!
Duncan was partner with Jack, Ben & Corry of Vella Radio; a thriving communications business in Salmon Arm. A previous oil-exploration career landed Duncan in countries all over the world, and he was a Lifetime Member of NORAC.
Family, associates, and friends are grieving and seeking solace in knowing Duncan’s heart failed while doing what he loved — troubleshooting a technical issue for a client.
VE7EGA Norm Sanderson Oct 6th 2012

     Born in Grand Prarie Alberta Norm continued to love the wide open spaces, especially touring with friends through B.C. and Alberta, and western U.S. on his motorcycle. Having fond memories of all of B.C., harvest time in the Peace River Country was one of his favorite places. Norm loved spending time with his family, friends, Ham Radio and various tinkering
with his equipment and tools. Norm worked as an insurance agent for 37 years and fondly remembered the years with A E Berry Ltd., Capri Insurance, and Access Insurance .
Norm will be missed by Muriel, his loving wife of 56 years. Beloved Grandpa and Uncle, loved and respected Dad, good friend, and devoted husband.
A member of Miriam Masonic Lodge, the Order of the Eastern Star, Ham Radio Club, and former member of Vernon Search and Rescue.

VE7DGB Don Berg December 8, 2011  
VE7TOR Vic Shewchuck September 16, 2011  
VE7DOB Mary Mitschke June 20, 2011      Mary was born on July 18th, 1933 in Calder, Saskatchewan and was called Home to be with her Lord on June 20th, 2011 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 77 years, after many years of failing health. She had been a resident of Vernon since 1970. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband John, to whom she was married for 52 years; two sisters, Katie Adam of Regina, Saskatchewan and Verna (Bill) Schrader of Calgary, Alberta; two brothers, Peter (Muriel) Horaska of Yorkton, Saskatchewan and Willard (Charlene) Horaska of Regina, Saskatchewan; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Dora Horaska; two brothers, George Horaska and Matthew Horaska; and two sisters, Ruth Nagel and Hazel Moffat.
VE7WI  Herb Turner December 2, 2010
     We are sad to announce that after a long struggle with cancer, Herb Turner VE7WI became a silent key at Shuswap Lake General Hospital overnight Thursday, December 2.
VE7WJL  Wifred (Willy) Joseph Leboe October 27, 2010      Became silent on his 91st year in Abbotsford BC
VE7AA0  William (Bill) Edward Grant June 29, 2009      It is with great sorrow we wish to announce the passing of Bill in the early morning of June 29, 2009 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Bill was born in 1923 on the Gaspe coast of Quebec but lived most of his life in British Columbia.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Mildred (Mickey) of 54 years as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many close friends.
During World War II, Bill served in the R.C.A.F overseas as a wireless operator. After the war he was with the Government of Canada and served the First Nations people as an agent in Northern B.C. and Yukon. Later, he and Mickey settled in Vernon, B.C. where they developed and operated Okanagan Terrace Mobile Home Park. Bill also spent many years as a Real Estate agent in the Vernon area. May he rest in peace. VE7AAO
VE7LX  George William Harker May 20, 2009      HARKER George William (Bill) 1915 - 2009 Bill, aged 94, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2009, at Polson Extended Care in Vernon, BC. He is survived by his wife Ruth, daughter Linda and grandson Don as well as numerous other grandchildren. Bill was employed by the Department of Transport throughout his working career and was a well known ham radio member, VE7LX.
VE7PE  Len Hoover January 8, 2009      Len was instrumental in the establishment of a packet radio network throughout the interior as well he was the sysop for the VE7PE packet BBS that ran for many years in Vernon.  He was awarded a Lifetime Membership by NORAC in 1996 for his past dedication to helping found NORAC, and for his many years of service to the club.  He will be sadly missed.
VE7ARE  Gordon Lider          April 8, 2007  
VE7JBY Joseph Byrne          Dec 26, 2006  
VE7FE George Martinsen     June 4 2006  
VE7DE Lauie Devitte             May 7 2006  
VE7PCP Frank Pearson December 6, 2005      Frank Pearson passed away on December 6th, 2005, aged 88, with his family by his side. Frank was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan in 1917 and was 10 years old when he moved with his family from Penticton to Vernon. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Isobel, sons Terry (Anne) of Victoria, Leigh (Anita) and daughter Dodie (Bob) Lindley of Vernon. He leaves his Grandchildren, Taya, Katie, Michael and Lauren and sister Stella Balcombe.

VE7EFY Lorraine Hendry   

Nov. 24 2005


VE7MKD Ann Castrucow    

Nov. 5 2005  

VE7BAJ Louis Melanson     

Nov. 5 2005  
VE7EFM James Hendry         Nov. 2 2005  
VE7SO Walter Joe              Sept. 22, 2005       Founding Father - Director on the first NORAC executive, October 2 1975
VE7ALB Fred Amberger         Feb 8 2005       Founding Father
VE7DMK  Earl Fey                 Jan 12 2005  
VE7FN Roy Guild            Dec 22 2004  
VE7DKY Art Spence        Nov. 10 2004      Founding Father,  first Vice President  October 2 1975
VE7IS Bill Hackett                Oct 22, 2004      Bill first got his Ham Licence back in 1938
VE7MK Mike Castrucow      Feb 5, 2004      Founding Father,  NORAC Director
VE7EO Laurie Wright           Jan 10, 2004
     Reporter for Okanagan Amateur Radio Club 1930’s bulletin  – The Amateur. Wright of Wright & Thorburn Radio.
VE7HW Bill Thorburn      June 17, 2003      NORAC Secretary, Vice President and President during the 1980's and Treasurer 1990-91. Technical Committee 1990’s
VE7KWI Nan Halsey         
Mar 26, 2003
VE7MRT Myrtle Frazer                     2000  
VE7KDS Robert Boss         Mar 13, 1999      1998 NORAC Amateur of the Year and a NORAC Director. Taught Amateur Radio Course
VE7RIP Arthur Ripley         Dec 12, 1998      NORAC Treasurer. Sky High Hamfest Co-chairman
VE7DUO Bob                           ?      NORAC Director 1996-1997
VE7EGO Norm Simon          March, 1993      Founder of the Sunday Morning 2 metre net and longtime Ragchew editor
VE7BIM James Pringle          Feb 7, 1991      Organized a Social group for Hams and was its first secretary. Steering group to form NORAC. NORAC Director. Founding Father 
VE7BCT Mike Webb            Aug 3, 1991
     Steering group to form NORAC. Founding Father
VE7JW Al Saunders          
Sept 16, 1991
     First licenced in Moose Jaw in 1921- NORAC Director
VE7ADU John Ratcliffe     
Mar 17, 1990
     Lived in Burton but checked into the NORAC net
VE7WP Wally Porter           
Jan 29, 1990
First President of Social group. Steering committee to form NORAC.  NORAC Director.
Founding Father
VE7KQ Jack Fuhr               
Mar 26, 1989
VE7BV Eric Hall                 
May 24, 1988
Steering committee to form NORAC. Founding Father 
VE7YS Bernie Roze  
Sept 17, 1986
Original call VE5CX in 1928. Second President of Social group. Steering committee to form NORAC.     Founding Father
VE7DKI Truman Locheed               
Founding Father 
VE7DMA Trevor Molitor                  
VE7ELM Wally Everitt                     ?  
VE7FM Albert "Woody" Wood     
August 5 1993
NORAC Director
VE7UC Stewart Sandborn                
VE7HW Bert Thorburn                     
One of the first amateurs in the Okanagan – licenced 1923. President of the Okanagan Radio Club          1930’s.  Steering committee to form NORAC. NORAC Director. Founding Father
VE7CAE Jack Comley           
Suggested name – North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club. Founding Father
VE7DD - George Dover ?  
VE7VSC - Justin Peter ?  
Other NORAC Silent Keys -  no further info at this time