Collection 2010-44 - Bill Stovin collection

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CA ON00156 2010-44

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Bill Stovin collection

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  • 1897-2010 (Creation)

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1cm of textual records

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(1920-2011)

Biographical history

Bill Stovin was born in Unity, Saskatchewan in 1920 and gained early experience in radio in CHSC, based in the dispensary of his father's pharmacy. He worked at CKSO in Sudbury, Ontario, before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942, where he served as a Signal Technical Officer in England, finishing his service as a Flight Lieutenant Commanding Officer at RAF Dunkirk in Kent and RAF Fairlight in Sussex. Stovin married Doreen Blackwell (1920-2013), a radar operator, in Cornwall, England in 1945. He was employed as the station manager of CJBQ in Belleville in January 1946, where he worked until returning to Saskatchewan in January 1959. He died in 2011.

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Items were sent by Bill Stovin to Gerry Boyce in 2010.

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Collection of materials from Bill Stovin, including:

  • Prize list and ticket for Bay of Quinte Exhibition, 1897 [damaged by 'Ponton fire' in July 1954]
  • Itinerary for train journey to Quebec City and hotel receipt, May 1946
  • Letter from Belleville Chamber of Comerce about a reception at the Hotel Quinte, 27 March 1947
  • Booklet of Rules and Regulations for No. 418 (Belleville) Wing R.C.A.F. Association, c.1950
  • Pocket calendar with birthstones and wedding anniversaries from Paul Mercier, jeweller for 1952
  • Kiwanis Club of Belleville bulletins for:
    • 27 April 1956 [top half only]
    • 14 March 1959
    • 18 July 1959
  • Photocopies of photographs relating to CJBQ staff, 1950s
  • Booklet about Canadian Forces Base Trenton, c.1974
  • Photocopy of press clipping about a plaque to Horice Stovin at the Delta Bessborough Hotel, 11 December 2000
  • Letter to Phil & Helen Flagler from Bill Stovin, 10 March 2001
  • Letter to Phil from Stovin, 25 August 2008
  • Undated letter from Stovin to Phil
  • Printed email correspondence between Stovin, Gerry Boyce, Phil Flagler, and Shelley Wildgen about memories of CJBQ, 2010

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