Donald Charles Buckley was born on March 24th 1923 in Montreal, Canada. After an adventuresome boyhood, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II and was stationed in Summerside, P.E.I. as an Officer Pilot and trainer.
After the war, Don earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University and joined A.V. Roe in Toronto where he worked on the Iroquois engine for the famed Arrow Project. He passed away on November 27th 2015, thankful for a rich life. Don is survived by his two sons, Steve and Phil.
Don Buckley lived a boy’s adventure tale. He grew up believing that intrigue, excitement, and even danger were waiting for those curious enough to capture them. From shooting BB guns as a boy to flying World War II bombers as a young man, he found all three.
In My Best 80 Years, Don retraces his own steps from boyhood to manhood form the early 1920s to the late 1940s. He shares his escapades grow