Werner Grewe VE3IJO Obituary
Veteran ham radio ops in the greater Sun Parlour area are mourning the passing of Werner Grewe VE3IJO.
Werner passed away on January 14, 2014 at the age of 81.
Werner was a long time operator
in the Windsor area and an active member of the Windsor Amateur Radio Club
and later the Border City Radio Club even maintaining his membership for a few years after having moved from this area.
He spent over thirty years
employed by the University of Windsor, starting in 1960 as an instrument
maker in the Department of Physics.
In 1964, Werner was promoted to the position of machine shop superintendent, a position he held until his retirement in 1992.
He was well known in the University ham radio community having worked with VE3BMZ
and VE3PP(sk) and other ham radio ops both employees and students on campus who made their presence known.
Shortly after retirement, Werner moved to Guelph to be closer to family and later retired in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
He was licensed I believe
in the mid-1980s with the call sign VE3IJO.
For years a heavy duty Delhi tower and tri-band HF beam graced his QTH in Riverside.
When he moved to W4-land, he obtained an Extra class license from the FCC and became N4DYE.
For many years, he and his
buddy Sil VE3IJY who lives on the east side of Windsor had regular skeds
Those skeds came to an end only when Werner moved into an apartment and a suitable
HF antenna could not be put into place but continued via Skype and Ma Bell.
Werner's tower and beam live
on! When he moved he sold the antenna farm to Mark VE3FEX.
The tower is today set up (but not yet the beam) at Mark's QTH in sunny downtown Clachan, one of the distant suburbs of metropolitan Bothwell.
A memorial service will be
held for Werner at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida
at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2014.
Arrangements made by Beckman-Williamson Funeral Homes and Crematory in Cocoa Beach.
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