JULY 2023




"When you sew an outfit yourself, it's whatever size you say it is."




We are going ahead with R16, more information to follow. If you have any questions please contact us here. 



I have been asked by the ex-RCAF Airwomen's Executive to inform everyone that we will no longer be collecting stamps for Oxfam for a number of reasons.   

  1. We have been unable to find someone to take over the collecting of stamps;
  2. Very few postage stamps are used today  On-line communication is now the norm;
  3. Collectors are looking for much "older" stamps to add to their collection;
  4. Lots of "clipping" involved and harder on our ageing airwomen; 
  5. The cost of mailing the stamps to Oxfam in Ottawa has greatly increased; and
  6. The number of attendees to our reunions has really gone down.

Since we started collecting stamps in 2002, we have donated 636,459 to Oxfam.  This is something we should all be proud of and feel good about the impact our stamps have had in helping those less fortunate.  We would like to especially thank Glenora Cole for the many years she was involved and all those who collected and donated stamps over the years.  I have enjoyed collecting stamps since 2017 and one of the reasons was touching base with quite a few numbers of our members all over Canada.  

Flo Reid



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You don't have to be a member of the RCAF Airwomen's Reunion to attend a luncheon in your local area. If you are interested in meeting up with women you may have served with or whom served at the same time as you, get in touch with the facilitators to see what it's all about.

Some luncheons are monthly, year round. Some have their own annual schedules. 

Edmonton, AB 

Our next lunch meeting will be on July 12th at Tony Roma's in the Londonderry Mall, 6604 137 Ave NW at 1:00 pmWe hope as many as possible can attend and of course husbands or significant others are always welcome. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at

Kingston/Greenwood, NS 

We will be taking a break for the next couple of months. Our next luncheon will be in September, location to be determined. Please note that all Military Branches and the RCMP are welcome to join us.  For more information, contact Pauline Ryan at  hughpd.ryan@gmail,com.

Charlottetown/Summerside, PE

We will not be having luncheons in July or August but have decided that our next one will be held on Monday 11 September at Inn at the Pier, 9796 Cavendish Road, Route 6, Stanley Bridge, PEI beginning at 12:00. If any military ladies would like to join us or would like more information, please contact Debbie Reid at "


"PEI Military Ladies Luncheon was held on 14 June in Kinkora, PEI and pictured are bottom left Bernadette Foley, Marjorie Hunter, Nancy Cormier-Arsenault, Barb Deviat. Bottom left are Marion Buote, Wendy Hepburn, Debbie Reid, Marion FitzGerald and Faye Luppe.


Quinte Region/Kingston ON

Quinte Region and Kingston’s July luncheon location and date has not been finalized. Please continue to check out and “like” our Facebook page “RCAF Airwomen Quinte Region” as all upcoming events will be posted there. Any questions can always be directed to the Quinte coordinator, Geri Bush at

*If you host a regular luncheon, please contact us let us know where you are. You  are not required to publish your information in the newsletter but we can put you in contact with ladies looking for a luncheon group in the area. Thanks so much for participating! 



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As the members of the committee update the nominal roll, we are discovering that some of our members have been with the angels for several years. We included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.  

 Last Name  

 First Name          Maiden Name    Date of Death     Age    City             





20 Aug 2022   

98  Winnipeg MB

 Margaret May


14 Dec 2021   

88  Langley BC



10 Feb 2023   

82  Nepean    ON

 Yvonne "Rae"


6 Apr 2022   

84  Whitemouth    MB

 Deanna Marie


14 Dec 2022   

82  Watrous   SK

 Cheryl Darlene

 Lamerson 31 Mar 2023    66  Lunenburg    NS

 Morna Agnes "Mickie"   

 Switzer 1 Feb 2023    89  Nanaimo BC

 Irene Adelia

 Doull 1 May 2023    94  Dartmouth NS

 Jacqueline "Jackie"

 Nadeau 21May 2023    84  Cowansville    QC

 Ruth Evelyn

 Grunewald 11 Nov 2022    86  Calgary AB

 Viktoria Valerie

 Pach 3 Jun 2023    97  New Market    ON

 Shirley Elizabeth

 Bernard 20 Mar 2023    93  Edmonton AB

 Wynann (Ann) Elinore "Brownie"   

 Brown 27 Jun 2023    82  Cobourg ON
 Wright     Desda Joanne    Smith 5 Dec 2022    86  Petrolia ON

If you have a notification of a member who has died and you do not see their name in the Last Post on our website, please let us know here. Thank you. 


“Very Happy Birthday!” to our July birthday ladies.



Executive Committee:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Pat Brennan - Co-chair, Editor

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Reunion 16 Committee:

Debbie Reid - Chair Charlottetown Committee