Frank ‘Rob’ Haighton, VE3FRH, 2 December 2016

| January 20, 2017
‘Rob’ Haighton, VE3FRH (SK), image courtesy of VE3ISX and The Ontars Net

‘Rob’ Haighton, VE3FRH (SK), image courtesy of VE3ISX and The Ontars Net

Frank Robert E ‘Rob’ Haighton, P ENG, VE3FRH passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, on Friday, December 2, 2016, at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Diana (nee Anderson) for 54 years. Cherished father to Andrew (Lois) and Peter (Nichole). Dear grandfather of Amethyst, Emerald, Topaz, Jasper, Rachel, David, Mary and Joanna. Brother of Jill Hill.

Born in England, he emigrated to Canada with Diana and Andrew in 1965.

Rob was a past Master of Burlington Lodge No 165, AF & AM, a charter member and past Master of Wellington Square Lodge No 725, AF & AM, member of the Scottish Rite -32nd Degree, the York Rite, White Oak Chapter No 104 of the Royal Arch and very excellent companion of Royal Arch Masonry.

Rob was an active amateur since 1977. When he passed away his current callsigns were VE3FRH, VE3IUI and GD4INU.

  • Member of Burlington Amateur Radio Club since 1977
  • Past President, Burlington Amateur radio Club (1984)
  • Life Member Radio Amateurs of Canada
  • Member Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation (AMSAT)
  • Past President, AMSAT-NA (2000-2004)
  • Founding Member of ARISS space satellite systems.
  • For those who wish, donations in memory of Rob to the Joseph Brant Memorial Foundation, to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or to a charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated by the family.

A book of condolence is at

Tribute by Lee Hatfield Jr, K2HAT

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