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Val Ritch Retirement

Jul 21, 2011

On July 13, 2011 a retirement dinner for Val Ritch was held in Happy Valley Goose Bay Labrador.

I attended Val’s retirement with Gander MTO Gerald Stuckless, CNS Manager Craig Taylor, CNS Coordinator Ellery Gill, retired Goose Bay Technologist Jim Nitsman and Goose Bay technologist Brian Edwards. Accompanying Val was his wife Julie, grandson Josh and daughter Olivia (also a technologist in Goose Bay).

Val worked his entire 38 year career in Labrador mainly in Goose Bay but he spent some time in White Point Loran Station in Labrador.

In his parting remarks Val stated he has many fond memories of his career but the most rewarding experience in his 38 years of employment was working with and mentoring his daughter Olivia into becoming a technologist. Olivia is employed by NAVCANADA in Goose Bay.  (Photos)

Gerard Noseworthy
Chief Shop Steward IBEW 2228 NL