John grew up in northern Manitoba


Education / Employment History

1966 – Arctic Radio Corporation – Radio Station CFAR – radio announcer; 

1967-1969 - Summer mining jobs in Flin Flon and Lynn Lake to earn money for university.

1970 - University of Manitoba – graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree

1970 – Government of Manitoba (The Pas) – Probation and Parole Officer.

1974 - The Pas (Manitoba) Health Complex - Director of Social Work

1975 - University of Regina – graduated with Bachelor of Social Work,

1975 – Prince Albert (Saskatchewan) Community Health Centre – Program Development Officer

1979 - University of Saskatchewan – graduated in Health Care Administration

1979 – Health Sciences Centre (Winnipeg) – Executive Director of Community Health Centre

1983 – Prince Albert, SK - Executive Director of Northern Housing Development (nursing homes, housing)

1987-2008 – Ontario Public Service – Administrator or Executive Director of long term care institutions (Woodstock, Belleville, and Smith Falls.)

2008 – Retired from last posting – Administrator at Rideau Regional Centre outside Smiths Falls.

2008-2009 – George Brown College – Graduated (honours) from Electronic Technician program 


Amateur Radio History

1964 – first licensed as VE4JI in Flin Flon, Manitoba.

1977 – received Advanced certificate.

Other call signs held as employment took me around the country over the years – VE5BAF, VE4CS, VE5CN and now VE3PUX

Member of RAC and ARRL.

Now located near Perth on acreage suitable for growing antenna farm.

John is a member of QCWA and Chapter 70. John received his QCWA “40 Years Licensed” lapel pin at the Chapter 70 November 2008 dinner meeting.


Biography prepared by VE3XK with assistance from VE3PUX                                                                                                                                                    2010-11-25