Feb 1, 2015
The Employees of Pacific Western
If you have a people or memoriam submission,
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 April 17, 2018 (click Link Below to
The People of PWA
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.
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