Donald Edward McQuinn
1937 - 2023
Donald Edward McQuinn
Service Information
Service Date
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Service Time
1:00pm until 3:00pm
Service Location
Celebration of life, The Royal Air Force Vets Club, 494 ST. George St., Moncton, NB
Burial Information
Burial Date
spring of 2023
Burial Location
Wesleyan Union Cemetery, Riverview, NB
Requested Charity
Kidney Foundation or Diabetic Association
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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

Donald Edward McQuinn