Bert Burry

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Bert Burry
Born (1906-02-07)February 7, 1906
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died July 13, 1999(1999-07-13) (aged 93)
Vancouver Island, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1931–1933

Herbert Hadley Burry (February 7, 1906 – July 13, 1999) was a professional ice hockey player who played four games in the National Hockey League. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he played for the original Ottawa Senators. He married Louise Mildred Taylor in 1927. After his retirement from hockey, Burry was an avid pilot and the owner of McMurray Air Service, with headquarters in Uranium City, Saskatchewan.[1]

He later worked for the Canadian government with its polar continental shelf project as director of the polar shelf air supply program.[2] In May 1961, Burry, and a team of scientists were missing for two days when their Otter aircraft, bound for an Arctic research project, crashed after relaying a distress signal. The men were located later by a civilian aircraft near Ellef Ringnes Island.[3] In March 1962, Burry's aircraft again, this time a Beechcraft, went missing on a flight from Uranium City to Cambridge, Northwest Territories, along with another male. He reported that he was forced to make an emergency landing after running out of fuel during the flight, which was also complicated by a snowstorm.[4] The Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Mounted Police participated in search efforts.[5] In 1965, Burry was still in the airline industry, this time serving as vice president of NorCanAir.[6]

In 1994, Burry was residing in Sidney, British Columbia.


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