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The Employees of Pacific Western Airlines

If you have a people or memoriam submission, please e-mail the webmaster.
This document is in a downloadable PDF (Adobe) Format. 
If you wish to be added to the People section, send an email with  your name, department, start - end dates (year),
the bases you worked at and what you are doing now.

Updated February 23, 2023 (click Link Below to Open PDF)

The People of PWA


Feb 9, 2020
Good morning my name is Tom Curtain. I started with Transair in 1977, then Pacific Western Airlines, Canadian Airlines, now Air Canada. I started in Gilliam as a station attendant moved to YWG in 1979 and I am presently working at Air Canada Cargo as of January 15th this year

Feb 1, 2015
Greetings:  I’m the son of George Auzins. My dad worked for PWA from approximately 1956 to 1988. He served as a front line mechanic in Edmonton in his early years and then later on the DEW line as a mechanic and flight engineer on the C46 and DC-6. In 1964 he was relocated to YVR where he was a flight engineer on the DC7-C and flew on charters to Europe and the Caymans. He later became a crew chief and ultimately a Superintendent of Maintenance at YVR.  Dad was born in 1936 and passed in 1991. He dedicated his life and energies as an employee of PWA and I was hoping he could be noted in your “people section” of your web site.  Regards,
Ron Auzins

Feb 8, 2015
I love that you have this website. I was sad to see that my dad was not mentioned. He started with PWA in Edmonton. It was 1955. He worked with many good men and women. PWA was a family airlines and they were all very close, He than moved to Vancouver in 1964. He taught all, or almost all of the In-flight Engineers. He also worked on the DEW line. He sadly lost his life to flying. On January 2nd, 1973 his plane crashed in Leduc, Edmonton. It was a Boeing 707. All of the crew lost their lives. Please add the names (click here) of these wonderful and brave men that were on that plane. Thank you,  Lisa Dormer