Duane Hicks Senior

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Duane Hicks Senior

#1 Post by ... » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:29 am

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Proudly dedicated in memory of Duane Hicks November 10, 1937 - September 1, 2003, of Hicks & Lawrence Ltd., Ontario .

Duane shared his love of flying by giving young pilots a chance to spread their wings. He shared his wisdom in business by example…the honor of a handshake and the solid integrity of his word. A foundation from which any pilot can soar.

A scholarship will be awarded annually in memory of Mr. Hicks in an attempt to clear the runway so that those deserving of it may also find...


http://www.gft.ca/pages/scholarship.asp
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Re: Duane Hicks Senior

#2 Post by Let'errip » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:12 pm

Duane was the first real gentleman I worked for in aviation. I'll always remember him coming up to CYGQ to go out with the guys down to see the local "entertainment". He was always buying us drinks and being one of guys. He wasn't like most of the penny-pinching, tight-wads you find as business owners in aviation. He knew how to treat his employees and gain their respect. That's why we write kind words about him today ...
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Re: Duane Hicks Senior

#3 Post by ... » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:07 am

5 years later...

"son...a handshake is thicker than ink..."

-Duane Hicks Sr.
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Re: Duane Hicks Senior

#4 Post by Driving Rain » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:58 am

Duane signed my log book in St Thomas as I was completing my private cross country. 1968.
Many years later I had the great pleasure of working with him and his company as they were the chief contractor to the OMNR for detection and birddogs.
Duane was an honourable man who didn't stand for any bull shit. He would seal a deal with a hand-shake. Man I miss him and his type they are becoming fewer and fewer as we race toward a litigious society.
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