In Memoriam — Dave Caddey

September 4, 2015

AIAC Pacific Committee member Dave Caddey passed away peacefully on September 2 at the age of 65 after a brief battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and two adult sons.

Dave leaves behind a powerful legacy to the aerospace community and particularly to Canada’s achievements in space. He worked at MDA for nearly thirty years, from 1986 until his retirement late last year, lending his management and leadership skills to some of Canada’s most advanced space systems projects. He also served on AIAC’s Board for from 2000 to 2014, including terms as Board Chairman, Honourary Treasurer, Chair of the AIAC finance and audit committee, and Chair of the Space Committee and the Space Working Group during the Emerson Review. Dave was the recipient of a James C. Floyd Award for Achievement in Aerospace at the Canadian Aerospace Summit in Ottawa last November. He was a personal friend to many in the BC and Canadian aerospace community, and will be deeply missed.