01 MAR 2018: Long time travel industry professional Doug Hamer died in White Rock, BC, after a year long battle with cancer. Born in London, England, Doug worked in London for SAS and Swissair, before immigrating with his family to Toronto in 1968.  

He continued his career in the travel industry with Air Canada, Swissair, and CP Air before joining CTAL (later Holiday House). He then owned and operated Red Seal Tours till he retired in 2001. He was president of the Toronto Skal Club in 1989 and was a Skal member for 39 years. He was a board member of OTIC and TICO and also active in ACTA and SATO at various times over the years.

Doug Hamer is survived by his wife Hee Kim, and his two sons Paul and Dominic.

After spending the whole year of 2004 travelling around the world, Hee and Doug moved to Victoria, BC then onto White Rock, BC. His many interests included travelling, cycling, golfing, watching soccer, listening to music, reading and socializing with colleagues and friends usually with a beer in his hand.

Skal!

 

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