"The way to improve your memory is by doing unforgettable things." 




We have arrived! We will see you in less than two weeks! We wish you all safe travels. We recognize the pandemic has created hard times for all. We are very sorry that the date changes have created a situation that some of you cannot attend. You will definitely be missed.  We are looking forward to meeting with all of those who can attend.  :) We all hope that you can party like it was 2018.

We would like to thank our Reunion 15 sponsors for their contributions:

    • Corps of Commissionaires Manitoba Division
    • The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 215
    • Shirley Duff (RCAF Airwoman's Reunion Co-Founder)

Send messages to friends attending the reunion

If you are fortunate enough to make it to this reunion, congratulations! For those who have had to drop out due to circumstances beyond their control, we hope to see you at the next reunion. 

If you would like to leave a message to be displayed at the reunion for the attendees to read, please send it to We will print it and take it with us. 

If you have not yet done so, please let us know if you plan to bring guests to the Thursday morning brunch, there will be a charge of $20 each. We will need to know ahead of time for a head count. Contact us here. Thank you. 

Don't forget to email Tracey and give her the name of the person picking up your purchase if you are not attending the reunion. We will not release the item without a designated name.

Don't forget to bring your stamps for Oxfam Canada!



In less than two weeks, we will be in Winnipeg for the 15th reunion of the RCAF Airwomen. The dates are September 13, 14, and 15. The venue is at Airport Hilton Suites 1800 Wellington Avenue in Winnipeg.

When you fly into Winnipeg:

After you collect your luggage and you are ready to be picked up, you can call 204-786-1700 for the shuttle. The shuttle is a white van with the hotel logo on it. 

There will be signs in the lobby and, as always, the volunteers and committee members will be wearing the airforce blue aprons. Registration will start at 10:00am and continue until 3:00pm. Coffee and Muffins will be available until noon.  

The Reunion schedule will follow this general format: 

Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 – Registration will begin at 10:00am to 3:00pm with Coffee and Muffins available until noon. Come meet up with your friends!  

Come see the Magic Mirror fun photos at 3:30pm. The Meet and Greet at 5:00pm followed by a buffet dinner with guest speakers before and during dessert. The dinner begins at 6:00pm and followed by draws. You will be given tickets in your registration package.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2022 – Day trip Journey to Churchill will meet in the lobby at 9:30am and the bus will depart the hotel at 10:00am for the zoo. You will be given your entry ticket and a map of the route to the polar bear aquarium. The bus will arrive at the zoo at 10:15am in the Special Events parking lot, only a five minute walk away from the exhibit. The wheelchairs will be brought to the bus for those who ordered them. For lunch the Tundra Grill is close by. Your entry ticket will entitle you to go anywhere in the zoo but you must be back at the bus on time. Attendees will meet at the Special Events parking lot by 2:00pm and the bus will depart for the hotel when everyone is present or no later than 2:30pm

Reunion attendees have been invited by one of our sponsors to attend an exhibit of "Women in the Military" at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 215, open all week. Anyone is welcome to go at anytime by taxi or Uber, however, if there is enough interest we may look at carpooling on Wednesday around 11:00am. If you are interested in carpooling, please make this known when you register. 

A Meet and Greet will start at 5:00pm and reunion photos will start. It is a reunion tradition to get pictures of everyone by table.  You will be approached by a volunteer when it is your table's turn.  Please ensure that you sign up on the seating plan so that we can assign the right names to the right people! A four course dinner will be served at 6:00pm and the entertainers will perform during coffee and dessert. There will be several draws at the end of the evening for which tickets will be sold at registration and some special draws by table.   

Thursday, 15 September, 2022 – A non-denominational church service will be held at 9:00am. Partners and Guests are welcome. Finally, the brunch at 10:00am where you can meet up with friends one last time before the end of the 15th reunion of the RCAF Airwomen.   



Flo writes:

Just a reminder to keep collecting and sending your postage stamps. I have been getting lots of stamps in the mail and have had some wonderful communications via e-mail and phone with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast.  

I think this is a very worthwhile project due to our worldwide Pandemic and we should continue to donate our stamps to Oxfam.   


Here's your chance to gather all those stamps up that you keep forgetting to send. Before you cut them off the envelop read the preparation below. The effort to prepare the stamps is appreciated as there will be thousands of stamps to process. Don't forget to bring them to the reunion. If you have a list of things to bring to the reunion, put stamps on that list. 

If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-990-1556 or e-mail

To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here

We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada. To find out more about Oxfam click here.



Maria MacDonald writes:

Thank you for sharing photo of Peachie Key. I was stationed with her in 1957/58 at RCAF Stn Cold Lake for 10 months, she was instrumental in supporting me as President of the Air Women's lounge and the Big Mess Dinner. F/O Diane Royal decreed. I was so grateful for her friendship, then I was posted Marville Fr. She is probably still playing her Sax in Heaven...     Maria MacDonald(VanHorsigh)

Joan Wood writes:

Is there any person or group who would be interested in some of the old picture and booklets from the airwomen's reunion?  Contact Joan at 



Meetings are starting up again. Go to a luncheon and meet up with friends. So far the feedback has been positive. Getting out and seeing each other in person has been an uplifting experience. 

Not all of the regular luncheons are posted in the newsletter. Check with your luncheon coordinators to find out if your group is starting to meet again.


Edmonton, AB

Our next luncheon meeting will be on Wednesday 14 September at 1:00 pm at the Olive Garden, 10121-171 Street NW, in Edmonton. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at


Calgary, AB 

The Calgary Chapter will resume our monthly luncheons on the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30 am at Legion #264 in Kensington. Our first luncheon will be 12 October 2022.   


Charlottetown/Summerside, PEI "Our group is growing, come join us!"

The next upcoming PEI RCAF Ladies Luncheon is being held on 9 September 2022 at Papa Joe's Restaurant, 345 University Avenue at 1200hrsIf you would like to join us please contact


Women in Uniform to meet in Orleans, ON "This Event takes place this month!"

The first event was held in Orleans before the pandemic. The hope is this will become an annual event. 

Jeanine Mader writes:

This is the second meeting of the Women in Uniform!  

When:  September 17 ,2022

Time: 11:00 am until 4:00 pm

Venue: Orleans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek, Orleans, Ontario 

Cost: $10.00 per person

Dress: Casual

There is room for 150 ladies. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to 


*If you host a regular luncheonplease 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!*



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. They are included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.  

 Last Name  

 First Name          Maiden Name    Date of Death     Age    City             



 Celia May

 McEwen 11 Jul 2022    101  Ottawa ON

 Helen Maria   

 Lundy  27 Jun 2022    90  Ottawa ON

 Jean Nellie

 Metza 6 Jul 2022    82  Parksville BC


 Dizzell 21 Jul 2021    90  Picton ON

 Bridget "Mickey"   

 Given 24 Jan 2022    89  Calgary AB

 Audrey "Monty"

 Barron Montegomery    7 Jul 2022    97  London ON

 Jean Elaine

 Grand 28 Jun 2022    96  Chatham ON


 Prins Dec 2022    96  Bath ON

 Mary Evelyn "Joyce"

 Cottee 4 Nov 2021    90  Salmon Arm BC

 Alice Agnes

 Whitfield 17 May 2022    88  Burlington   ON

 Shirley Annette "Nettie"   

 MacDonald 8 Feb 2022    78  Gander NL

 Marion Lorraine

 Allgrove 16 Jul 2022    97  London ON

 Margaret "Ann"

 McFarland 16 Jan 2019    94  Trenton ON

 Doreen I. 

 Bryant 4 Jan 2022    84  Summerside    PE


 Karen Ulea

 Saunders 15 May 2021    80  Simcoe ON


 Phillis Louise

 Guptill 12 Nov 2016    86  Calgary AB

 Rose Elizabeth   

 Sweeney 14 Jun 2022    86  Ottawa ON

 Helen Annie Sarah

 White 9 Jul 2022    97  Fredericton NB

 Margaret "Dorothy"

 Blackburn 15 Jun 2019    97  Edmonton AB

 Rachelle Therese

 Bourgeois Labonet 22 Aug 2022    80  Middleton NS

 Dorothy Jean

 Ferris 26 May 2020    99  Fredericton NB


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


A “Very Happy Birthday” to our September birthday ladies. 

If your birthday is missing from this list it may be because we don't have it or you said, "No" previously to putting it on the list. You can reply to this newsletter and tell us to add your birthday to the list or you can fill out a Change of Information form.   



Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Pat Brennan - Vice-Chair, Winnipeg Committee Chair


Our mailing address for General Inquiries is:

RCAF Airwomen's Reunion
1838 Highway 1
Auburn NS
B0P 1R0

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Our mailing address for finance matters (including sending cheques) is:

Claire Williams
120 East River Road
Sheet Harbour,
NS, B0J 3B0.