Yesterday I attended the funeral of a friend of mine. I've known Terry McDonough for many years. We met while volunteering at Calgary's Aerospace Museum (now, the Hangar Flight Museum).
While talking we discovered that we were also both long time volunteers at the Calgary Stampede! Last year Terry proudly accepted a Calgary Stampede Honourary Life Membership! Our connection to aviation and the Stampede proved most beneficial!
Terry was a life-long aviator! Flying with him was a real treat! He was out to promote aviation any way he could! With Terry's enthusiasm and drive, we were able to take a museum plane, the Cessna Ag Wagon aerial applicator plane, to both the Stampede July show and to Aggie Days! Through Terry's efforts, we were able to put to rest many misconceptions and outright falsehoods about aerial application in agriculture!
Terry was a hard worker and a practical joker! I fell victim to a couple of his jokes over the years. His schemes were never hurtful and always generated bushels of giggles and laughs! Terry's city of Calgary will miss him. And so will many of the rest of us! Clear skies, Terry!