Shaffer, Michael

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Shaffer
First Name
Michael
Date of Birth
December 24, 1942
Date of Passing
March 27, 2019

Employment History

Airline(s)
Department(s)
In-Flight

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Born in Albuquerque, N.M., Michael was the only child of Lt Col Oliver Perry Shaffer and Ethel Burgess. As part of a US Air Force family, he spent his childhood living in Japan, England, and the United States. After graduating from from high school in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he spent a year backpacking on his own through Europe and Asia. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1967. In 1970, he came to Canada as a Conscientious Objector to the Vietnam War. He worked briefly in a sawmill and as a teacher before making his lifelong passion for flying into a career. He was an accomplished pilot for West Coast Air, Air BC and finally Air Canada Jazz, flying float planes, the Dash-7 and Dash-8, and the BAe-146 jet. After his retirement in 2002, he pursued his avid interests in sailing, woodworking, home renovation projects, and advocacy for the War Resisters Support Campaign. Michael is predeceased by his loving wife of 33 years, Lynn. He is greatly missed by his daughters Eleonore and Olivia, his stepson Todd (Bronwen), and many other friends and family. The family thanks his longtime care aide Angie and the staff at Three Links Care Centre for their support during his journey with Parkinson's disease.

A service will be held Saturday, May 11 at 2:30pm
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2465 Crown Street, Vancouver, BC
Reception at family home to follow.

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