Hugh Reekie's Home Page - last updated 27 Aug 2011.

Includes details of Charles Goad Maps & IEEE, IEE activities in Ottawa, Canada
164 Bayswater Ave  OTTAWA   Ontario   Canada  K1Y 2G3

Hugh is webmaster for the following:

IEEE Ottawa Section Events L-31 IEEE Ottawa video ideas IEsemi FA London Welsh dairies
Ottawa IEEE-VTS homepage  Ottawa IEEE-AESS home page jpeg.mpeg course edit/assist bi.searchc.feb05
Kingdom of Fife Family History Surnames Pages
stats 17 18 l 19 20 21 Ship Passenger Lists index  WelshFH.Mar08
Highland FHS Pages  Search Engines Genealogy barque Cornwall  specialist info  Tsunami page
St Andrew's Society of Ottawa pages x Ottawa Scots' Societies page AndGalaDuties extras DJA
OGS Charles Goad Victorian UK Fire Maps  BIFHSGO Training Course PSAS index - BIFHSGO Perth SCD
Hugh's family History John Reekie b 1843,
 DJ  SAFHS  Auchtertool, Fife Pictish page cdgn Jones Mariner article
Hints - Scots Fam Hist's BIFHSGO farm BIFHSGO Town
 BIFHSGO FH Searching Trysts Bennoch-Glengenny

    Hugh was raised in Garrigill Cumbria, England, and has an interest in the local market town Alston, (east of Penrith); he spent his early years in a sandstone-roofed farm. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and the University of Liverpool, graduating with an honours degree in electronics (B.Eng) in 1964; he completed the course work for a Masters Degree in Microwave Engineering (at the University of Surrey) but emigrated to Ottawa Canada in 1969 before completing his thesis.He has worked for Northern Telecom,Telesat Canada and Industry Canada (Communications Research Centre); he has an interest in the GPS satellite-based location system. Presently working on various contracts, he is on the governing board of the Friends of CRC.

    He is recently retired Professional Engineer in Ontario, specializing in satellite, mobile and microwave communications. For the past few yerars he was a consultant; he was also a part time Academic Assistant Co-ordinator (2000-01) in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept, at Carleton University. Amongst his many interests, he is active with two IEEE Chapters in the IEEE's Ottawa Section: one is of the Vehicular Technology Society, (see its home page) and the other is athe local chapter of the Aerospace And Electronic Systems Society; xxd; he also ran some video training programs for IEEE Ottawa. He is presently chair of the Ottawa Branch of the IEE/IET -UK. He has been involved in various international technical conferences: IEEE-VNIS 89 & VNIS-93; CRC/JPL-sponsored IMSC 91 & 95; he was on the committee of IEEE-VTS'98 conference. He is a Scottish Country Dance (and ceilidh dancing) instructor, with an RSCDS teacher's certificate; his dancing group puts on over 25 concerts for church, municipal and seniors groups every year; he has taught an adult Highland Dance class as well. He was Commodore of the Lac Deshenes Sailing Club in 1986-87; he has an Albacore sailing dinghy and learned to sail with the Trearddur Bay Sailing Club, Gwynedd,Wales - see the Millennium Celtic Cross pages. He has an interest in Apple Computers Quicktime system: take a look, standing on the rocks at Hotel Bay Trearddur Bay and see the hotel itself, the boat ramp and the sandy bay - the Reekie family cottage Plas Bach is in the distance! A member of the Bytown Railway Society, he limits model train activities to the internet! Until recently he led an informal Ottawa-based Ceilidh Band -The Maxwell Occasionals; he is the President of the St.Andrew's Society of Ottawa. & organizes annual Spring Scost Historical trips - e.g. Summer 2000 trip to Williamstown, Ont.and Summer 2001 to Almonte. For his family history hobby, he is a member of the Fife,Dumfries and Galloway, and Ceredigion Family History Societies; he is co-custodian of the Scottish Discovery Table and was Training Course co-ordinator (Spring '00) for the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa - BIFHSGO; he as a web page on Charles Goad's UK city-centre Fire Maps - maps available in Ottawa, and uses search engines extensively in his family history searching.x He is a member of the Canadian Automobile Assocation. His hobbies include walking, restoring old houses, touring in motor caravans and communing with nature: he has a Raleigh bicycle. On a recent vacation in the UK, he took a strong interest in his uncle's portable bagatelle/billiard table. He took part in the 2000 Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. In the summer of 2001 much time was spent looking at Pictish Stones, the Scottish Crannog Centre and stone bridges built by Thomas Telford.
    From the webmaster list above, you can see that one of his hobbies is providing specialist information through web pages; he uses his skills in magazine
editing to create appropriate formats; he is a great fan of both the Macintosh computer and of both Google & the Alta Vista Internet Search Engines and runs the Kingdom of Fife Names Pages for GENUKI, the UK family history web page group - it takes a lot of his time!.His radio amateur call sign is VE3OFC.

Hugh's wife F****s (née Anderson) is into quilts, knitting and genealogy; she is also a Scottish Dance instructor; their daughter M***n plays the french horn; she is a member of the Atlantic Armed Forces Navy Band; she plays the bagpipes on occasion and plays her father's double bass in a local jazzband.

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