Mo Aller, 1930-2018

The PPBSO Ottawa Branch extends its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mo Aller, who recently passed away at the age of 88.

Mo took up the bagpipes at age 10 and played with the Fort William Pipe Band during the Second World War. Mo joined the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 19 and enjoyed a 41 year career that included 14,000 flying hours and thirteen types of aircraft.

An active member of the Highland Mist Pipe Band (Kanata) at the time of his death, he had played with the Wylde Thyme Pipe Band (now the 78th Highlanders/ Halifax Citadel); Pipes and Drums of the Cameron Highlanders; and the RCMP Pipes & Drums (National Division).

Mo and his wife Ann’s cottage neighbours often listened to his sunset sessions echoing across the waters. He was still practising at home, learning new tunes and looking forward to playing the pipes at his grandchildren’s weddings.

No funeral is planned, however friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street (at O’Connor), Ottawa, on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions to Prostate Cancer Canada (Mo was a fortunate survivor); the Alzheimer Society of Canada (in memory of others); or the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

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