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Fonds F3219 - James Durkie fonds

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James Durkie fonds


  • [ca. 1950s-1970s] (Creation)

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20 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

James Dick Durkie, 1920-2013, was born in Scotland. He trained as a pilot in the Second World War and eventually became a flying instructor. Durkie met his first wife in South Africa and they had two daughters Gael (Whelan) and Lexie. The family settled in Fernie, British Columbia for a time. Mrs. Durkie returned to South Africa with her daughters and James became a pilot in Calgary, Alberta, working primarily for oil industry firms such as J.C. Sproule and Associaties, Shell Oil, and other firms. He was a member of the Westwinds Club in the city. Durkie married for a second time and for a third time to Jacqueline.


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Gift of Gail Whelan, 2016.

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The fonds consists of records relating to his flying career in Calgary.

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The material is in English.

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Thursday, July 07, 2016




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