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George "Ray" Gibson April 14, 1926 - August 14, 2020

August 19, 2020 14:31 | April Duffy (Administrator)

George "Ray" Gibson
April 14, 1926 - August 14, 2020

CASI Associate Fellow Member

CAHS National and Toronto Chapter member (CAHS # 1220).

Ray was a founding member of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Aeronautical Institute (CAI) and which is known to-day as the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute.  He served many years on the Branch's Executive.  

He worked for Avro Canada from 1953 to 1959 and was in charge of the jet engine tests on the ground prior to the first flight and then in the air of the Pratt and Whitney engines installed in the first five CF-105 Arrow aircraft that Avro built and had test flown.

Suddenly on August 14, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Ray has gone to join his beloved wife June of many years. Cherished father of son Glenn Gibson and daughter Cheri Gibson.

During his youth Ray was a talented pilot and had worked on many aerospace projects. Ray will be missed by his friends and colleagues in The Rotary Club of Bramalea, The Society of Manufacturing Engineers and The Honorable Company of the Freemen of the City of London.

Donations may be made in memory of Ray to the Health League of Canada. For more information and to sign the guestbook please visit here: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/scott-brampton/obituaries/george-raymond-gibson/54128/Guestbook

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