A lowered flag and private toast marked the passing of Edgar Dutton.
Following which the immediate family took him for one last pass over his favorite fishing hole, before returning his remains to Montreal for a final memorial and burial in the family plot.
Edgar a co-founder of www.cruising.ca was a world travler, who loved his time at sea. A distinguished background of Engineering and pubic service with the Department of National Defense Canada. Graduating in England as an Electrical Engineer, Edgar's first position was with the British Colonial Engineering service, building power transmission lines through the jungles of Malaysia.
He retired from Department of National Defense as the Chief Construction Engineer for Mobile Command. Edgar fell in love with the open sea at an early age and has spent many months on a variety of commercial vessels both in wartime and peace.
Edgar was the best traveling companion I've ever had. Once he discovered the waterside lifestyle community, small boat cruising and just "messing around with boats" he was so very happy. I know he so loved Waupoos and our friends. For Edgar armed with his fishing rod the day was as good as it gets. A habbit well known as you can see from one of the ewakes offerings from Aurther.
Thank you to those of you who came to say good by. Waupoos for so much. For those who did not make it. He would have enjoyed the day. Nature provided the nicest day possible, outdooing herself with brilliant sunshine and fair wind. Our presence flowing with the tranquil beauty of the harbours boats coming and going was perfect. After the short sortie and the rounding of his fishing holes we rejoined our friends for the evening, with wonderfull contributions. The day ended with mother nature outdoing herself with a arora boralius display of note.
Fair passage my love. We will miss and remember you.