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It is with deep regret to inform you of the passing of Tom Atkins, VE3CDM yesterday at the age of 82. Tom was a QCWA Life Member as well a member of Wild Rose Chapter 151. He was the President of the Fred Hammond Chapter 73. Amateur radio has lost a great Ambassador and advocate for amateur radio. He served as President of the former Canadian Radio Relay League (CRRL). As well Tom served as Secretary, Treasurer and President of the International Amateur Radio Union - Region 2 (IARU-R2) before retiring at the end of 2001. Those who knew Tom will miss his great enthusiasm for his love of amateur radio and the many Amateur Radio friends he met over the course of many years. RIP