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Vachon, Fernando

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Vachon, Fernando

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Vachon, Ferdie
  • Vachon, F.

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Description area

Dates of existence

1912-2005

History

Fernando Vachon was born June 13, 1912, in St. Marie Beauce, Quebec. He was the youngest of four brothers (Romeo, Irénée, Donat) known for their contributions to the history of aviation in Canada. From 1948 to 1977, he worked for Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP Air) in Vancouver as maintenance supervisor, quality control supervisor, instructor, and inspector. From 1979 to 1985, he taught Aircraft Maintenance at the Pacific Vocational Institute in Richmond. Vachon’s achievements include the invention of a system to enable the parking of ski-equipped aircraft in hangars with concrete floors, the design of a system to detect communication failures, and the construction of a hemodialysis machine. He died January 14, 2005, in Richmond.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Pacific Vocational Institute (1977-1986)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Pacific Vocational Institute is the superior of Vachon, Fernando

Dates of the relationship

1977-1985

Description of relationship

Fernando Vachon taught Aircraft Maintenance at PVI.

Related entity

British Columbia Vocational School (1960-06-29 to 1978-01-12)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

British Columbia Vocational School is the superior of Vachon, Fernando

Dates of the relationship

1975-1977

Description of relationship

Fernando Vachon taught Aircraft Maintenance at BCVS.

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Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2015-03-10 (created)

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Sources

British Columbia Institute of Technology (2007). Celebrating 50 years of leadership in aerospace. SkyTalk. Retrieved from http://www.bcit.ca/files/marcom/pdf/bcit_aerospace0708.pdf

Dorion, N. (2006). Pionniers de l’aviation civile en Beauce. Cap-aux-Diamants: la revue d’histoire du Québec, 87. Retrieved from http://www.erudit.org/culture/cd1035538/cd1046234/6978ac.pdf

Maintenance notes

S. Kelm, Professional Experience student, created 2015-03-10