Chow, G.Y. (Bob)

Bob Chow


CHOW, Bob G.Y. On November 6, 2009, Mr. Bob G.Y. Chow of Edmonton, formerly of Nelson, B.C., Hay River, N.W.T. and Vermilion, AB, passed away at the age of 91 years. Bob was born in Nelson, B.C. in 1918. He served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals and the N.W.T. and Y. Radio System before joining Transport Canada from which he retired in 1977. Bob is survived by his wife Flora, sisters-in-law Jean and Edna Quan of Toronto; nephews Kenneth (Diane) Leung of Victoria, B.C. Terrence (Virginia) Leung of Ottawa, ON, Ron (Myrna) Quan and Guy (Carol) Quan of Toronto, ON; nieces Gaye (Joe) Wong and Sharon (Brian) McGimpsey all of Toronto and Elena (George) Musto of London, ON. Bob was predeceased by his mother who passed away in 1918 shortly after his birth and his father who passed away in Vancouver in 1974.


When I first arrived in Whitehorse as a fixed-wireless operator I was told to get my self a room to stay and Bobby Chow offered me a bedroom at his cabin near the Radio station and I stayed with him for a couple months till he left to get married. He did all the cooking although he had a part time job in Hougans Department store developing and printing photographs. He was a fast accurate operator, took the weights off his bug so his dits were a blur but remained well read by our outstations: Dawson City and Mayo. He was well liked by all and will be missed and remembered. -- Al Pajak (Nov. 2009).


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