(George) Grafton Federick May

Passed Away in 2020

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Décès en 2020

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Radio Engineer. RCAF (1943-1946), Bell Canada (1951-1971) DOC (1971-1987). Attended many international conferences on the development of the internet.

Ingénieur radio. ARC (1943-1946), Bell Canada (1951-1971) MDC (1971-1987). Participation à de nombreuses conférences internationales sur le développement de l'Internet.

Sad to report the passing of our friend George May. George was a regular at our “First Thursday Lunches”. We will miss chatting with George and Heather.

John Gilbert

July 15, 2020

Obituary - Avis de décès

(George) Grafton Federick May

July 2, 1924  -  July 11, 2020


Peacefully in his sleep at Glebe Centre in Ottawa. Predeceased by wife Barbara, brother Sidney, brother-in-law Doug and sister-in-law Ethel. Survived by 6 children - Heather (Joe), Ruth (Glenn), Fred (Lucie), Marion (Rick), Richard (Danielle), Ross (Denis), 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Betty and many nieces and nephews.


A graduate of Queen's Science '51, George enjoyed a long career in telecommunications, serving with the RCAF (1943-46), Bell Canada (1951-71), and the federal Dept. of Communications where he retired from in 1987 after attending many international conferences on the development of the internet.


He was a longtime member of St Mark's Anglican Church and Scouts Canada. George was a kind, loving, curious man. He believed in encouraging others and fostering good communications to connect with people.


The family thanks the Glebe Centre for their compassionate care of George. A private family service will be followed by interment at Beechwood Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Glebe Centre, the Ottawa Hospital or Scouts Canada.


Source: Ottawa Citizen

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