Tom Irving

Profile Updated: November 4, 2019
Residing In: Port Alberni, BC Canada
Spouse/Partner: Helen
Last job before you retired (what, where, when)? General Manager Forest Industries Flying Tankers
Yes! Attending Reunion

Residing in Comox, BC


Forest Industries Flying Tankers


After living in Port Alberni for 35 years my wife, Helen, passed despite our belief that I would go first. I moved to Berwick Comox Valley Retirement Centre, which is a wonderful facility because my daughter is living in Comox with her husband and I was familiar with the area after doing two tours of duty at Comox during my RCAF career. However, there is much to be said about Port Alberni and the wonderful friends and citizens living there.

Company Story:

I did 20 years as General Manager, Flying Tankers. After a 28 year RCAF career it was a "dream job" which I enjoyed immensely as well as all the FIFT employees and, as we all
are aware, there was no better employer, anywhere, than MacMillan Bloedel.

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Nov 04, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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May 09, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Posted on: May 08, 2019 at 2:01 PM

The photos laying on their sides is somewhat disconcerting but by laying on my left side and looking at them they were OK. However, I worked for a MB subsiduary
(Flying Tankers) for 20 years and during that entire time I faithfully executed my
reponsibilities while lying on my right side. This very sudden change in positioning confused me but I commend the webmaster for not posting them upside down. My thoughts, muddled as normal, are offered with tongue-in-cheek of course.

Tom Irving posted a message.
Nov 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM

That's quite a clear, concise and interesting resume, Bill. You can truly say "What goes around, comes around" to describe your life adventures and not too many of us can say that. Those of us at Flying Tankers very much enjoyed working with you over the years
and enjoyed both your good humour and support . Cheers - Tom