Vol 39 No 4
Oct. 12, 2006
News & Notes
Out and About
Nov. 2, 2006
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Craig Laurence Dobbin
Craig Dobbin, the Newfoundland entrepreneur who founded CHC Helicopters Corp.
nearly two decades ago, died Oct. 7 at his home in Beachy Cove, aged 71. Dr.
Dobbin founded CHC in 1987. The company now flies in more than 30 countries
and considers itself the world’s largest provider of helicopter services to
the global offshore oil and gas industry. He was awarded an honorary doctor
of laws degree from Memorial University in 2000.
Tom King, retired from the Marine Institute, passed peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, after a courageous nine-year battle with thyroid cancer, age 75 years. Donations in his memory may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Candlelighters Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.