International Air Bahama Crew Friendship Site

INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEBRING

From Margie to all friends
My dear Air Bahama Family! Thank you so very much for all the thoughts 
and prayers and beautiful and uplifting words. You have no idea how much 
strength and peace I get from all of you. Don loved the Air Bahama Family 
and was a proud member. We often talked about all the fond memories and 
how fortunate we were to meet all the wonderful people at Air Bahama.
Don was the love of my life and we were on our way to Las Vegas where 
we were married almost 33 years ago when he passed away.
The past twelve years were very difficult for him, but he never complained.
I am thankful that he is resting peacefully now. Love, Margie

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Air Bahama 1968


Bill McDonald, Margie Ave
Torres, Tex Davis, Ev Terry
Don Torres & Karen Fawkes
Foxlunn
Air Bahama pilots

Don Torres & Jake Jacobs
Joan Armali & Fran Ballard

JD Stone & Don Torres
Photo by David Stone

Air Bahama Pilot
Don Torres

TO THE FOND AND LOVING MEMORY OF DON
Air Bahama pilot Don Torres passed away on Tuesday September 11, 2007. He died peacefully in hospital. Don was a person loved by everybody and we all remember the sunny days in Florida summer of 1968 when best pals Jake (John) Jacobs and Don were pilots with Air Bahama welcoming in their house in Miami all the new Air Bahama stewardesses, freshly winged and graduated with Aer Lingus Dublin Ireland to fly passengers on the Luxembourg - Nassau Bahamas route inaugurated July 20, 1968. Margie Ave was one of those stewardesses, the rest is sweet history. Our lives changed completely in different ways flying for Air Bahama and other airlines, many other Air Bahama crew tied the knot and got married. Margie & Don, Anne & Gary Cash, Jannie & Joe Gorrill, Helene & Dick Lassiter, Eva & Jake Jacobs, Tempi & Arlette Hutchinson, Vivian Theis & Sture Cedergren, Lena Granquist married Brian Wright from the Virgin Islands, to name some, flyers and civilian both. Many of us had the immense pleasure of seeing Don and Margie at the crew reunion hosted by Air Bahama sponsor Leo Antognoli at the Hotel Italia in Luxembourg in the summer of 2000. Margie and Don together with family loved to go on ship cruises together in the Caribbean and recently moved from the Florida Keys to Homestead FL, to be closer to family. Margie and Don have led a great life together and Don will be greatly missed by all family and friends and colleagues at Air Bahama Crew Webring. Don carried his late yearsī sickness bravely and spent hours in the gym to get stronger. Margie stood lovingly by his side, always flying full time as cabin crew now with Delta. Margie showed in her daily deeds her love for Don and he adored her. This brings tears to my eyes and itīs a consolement Don suffers no more. Donīs aviation career spanned from US Air Force to Executive Jet in Columbus Ohio, International Air Bahama and Air Jamaica. He was a fine pilot and a professional flyer greatly missed by all who knew him. Donīs memory will always live in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Margie and family. Margie lost the love of her life. Life takes us thru the greatest happiness and the greatest sorrow. Wide my Ocean - Wide my Grief


Air Bahama Luxembourg July 2000 reunion
Remembering Our Friend Don
Your Memory Lives Within Us





OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES

Our hearfelt condolences go out to Margie, her 
great loss is shared by us. 
Only the other day Paul and I were reminiscing 
with Radio Luxembourg discjockey of 1968 Mark 
Wesley about the Luxembourg days, the evenings 
we spent with Don and Jake at the Italia and 
the fun we had!
Much love from Nicole (Krettels) and 
Paul Burnett, Camberley, Surrey, 
United Kingdom
Claudine and Nicole - friends forever




REMEMBERING DONīS SMILE

My sincere condolences to Margie and Family.
I will say a prayer for Margie and family, 
God bless them all. Don was a nice person, 
I will remember his smile. 

Much love from Diane Wildgoose  
Freeport, Grand Bahama


MARGIE, MY DEAR MARGIE

I had left Port Everglades Tuesday evening on a ship 
as I am  getting tired of the airport security 
foolishness, and on arrival at Nassau the following 
morning, Yvonne greeted me with the very sad news of 
Dons' passing ... You were there for me in Miami back 
in Nov'98 when my  father passed away and I wish to 
God that I could be there with you now to help you in 
the same way, with the same serene and sincere kindness 
that you gave me at a most difficult part of my life. 
Now I really feel a great loss and sadness that I am 
unable to return your extreme kindness. Your  trait 
that is totally unequalled in every facet of life.
May you continue to have the same strength of courage 
to continue on your charted course of life. There are 
many family and friends in life that you can call on, 
and me at any time.  I doubt that I could have managed 
that night in Miami without you by my side, it seemed 
that fate was there for me in you, and I have learnt 
along  the years that time really does heal the wound 
and the hurt and I truely hope that it does the same 
for you. Don never wanted you to be sad.....put on 
that great happy face and be strong for the future.
 
With much love and affection 
from Ian Mortemore, Nassau Bahamas


I REMEMBER THOSE HAPPY DAYS

I remember those happy days visiting you and Don at 
Love Beach, the kind gestures shown to my son Neil 
and most of all the love and laughter that always 
surrounded you both. The happy layovers in Luxembourg 
when we shared meals and great conversations.  
Margie, my heart felt condolences and I know that 
our heavenly father will give you the strength to 
bear this grief too especially knowing that Don is 
well and at peace now. Condolences from the Air Bahama 
family in the Bahamas.

With much Love from Yvonne


MARGRETH SNORRADOTTIR JOHNSON

PARADISE ISLAND NASSAU BAHAMAS
Dear Margie, Please accept my sincere condolences on 
the passing of Don. It was only a few days ago that 
I was looking at a photo of you and Don on the 
IAB website and thinking about the "good old days". 
May God give you the strength to get through this 
difficult time. 

With Love, Margret




HELENE FALK BROWNSON

BEVERLY HILLS CA US
Such very sad news about Don. I am thinking a lot of Margie 
and will write her. She was so sweet the few times we flew 
together. I have not been able to attend earlier Air Bahama 
reunions and hope the next one will be fitting my travel 
schedule. I will advise later on when I learn the dates 
details. (A special personal condolence has been
sent to Margie from Helene.)
Greetings from Helene




ROSE-MARIE "PADDY" WILDGOOSE & FAMILY,

FREEPORT BAHAMAS
My family and I send our heartfelt condolences. 
We pray that the Heavenly Father will comfort 
and hold you in his Pavillion until the storm 
passes over. And this too shall pass. We pray 
also for the family of Don. That they will be 
blessed with a peace that passes all 
understanding. The Heavenly Father never let's 
us walk alone. You are in our thoughts.




OLIVE ROLLE SCHNEIDER, LUXEMBOURG BRUSSELS

It is with great sadness I hear of the passing of Don Torres. 
Deepest felt condolences to Margie. I had the pleasure of 
seeing Margie and Don at the Luxembourg reunion in July 2000.
Margie, I wish you strength and courage in the hardest of times. 
Condolences from my family.




ADELA ADDERLEY OSTERLOH NASSAU BAHAMAS

I emailed Margie my condolences, it is so very very sad that 
Don isīt here any more. He was one of the pilots in our earliest 
memories of flying with Air Bahama. I am so grateful to have 
seen him in Luxembourg at the reunion in July 2000 at the 
Hotel Italia and when I saw him I asked him how was he feeling 
and he said "I feel ok now, itīs so nice to see you all again". 
I was truly touched and I feel so good to have had that opportunity. 
It was heartwarming like when I saw Bill McDonald, and another 
time I met Capt Dick Rogers in Nassau. 




DONīS MEMORY LIVES

A great guy is gone.
We will be missing Don.
Heartfelt condolences from 
Elisabeth & Uffe, 
Stockholm Sweden




NETTIE MILLER, SAN FRANCISCO

So sorry to hear about Don.  Such sad news. 
He was really a fighter and how great he got 
to go to Luxembourg and see everyone. My sincere 
condolences to Margie & family from 
Nettie Miller, San Francisco




GEORGETTE SENDS CONDOLENCES

Margie, please accept our sincere condolences. 
It is with tears in my eyes that I think back 
of the lovely times we had flying together 
and also the last time we met in Luxembourg 
at the reunion. What a great person Don was.
Even though we can't be with you at the moment, 
ours prayers will be. Margie. be strong and 
remember we are all feeling with you.
Love Georgette, Bob and family, Luxembourg / 
Ste Maxime France




BEVERLY McKINNEY, FREEPORT NASSAU

My heart is filled condolences to you 
Margie on the passing of your beloved 
Don. Don was such a nice man, I can 
remember his smiles and you and Don 
were such a lovely couple. May God 
continue to strenghten you in your 
hour of bereavement. 




YVETTE MOOS PAULETTO - LUXEMBOURG

With great grief I’ve heard about Don. 
My sincere condolences to Margie and 
her family. 




DOLORES LLEIDA, NASSAU BAHAMAS

My sympathies and thoughts are with you 
during this most difficult time. 
Be strong! All the Best from Dolores


ROMY BAESENS, FLORIDA

Dear Margie,
Please accept my sincerest condolences at 
the passing of Don. Sending you warms hugs, 
Romy aka "Big Bird"




MAJOR NORMAN RICKETTS,BRISTOL ENGLAND

Sincere condolences to Margie and family.


YVETTE MOOS PAULETTO, LUXEMBOURG

Warmest condolences, we will always remember Don.


EVA JACOBS / ROLAND FRANBERG, GOTHENBURG SWEDEN

Heartfelt condolences, Don is always with us.


DIANE MANGEN, LUXEMBOURG

Dear Margie,
Please accept my sincerest condolences concerning
the loss of your beloved husband.
There are hard days to come and I wish you a lot 
of courage. Always think about the wonderful time 
you had together. A very warm embrace. 




ANGELINA VAN OORTMARSSEN, HOLLAND

Missing Don and sending you my warmest condolences.




SOPHI VANīT HOF V D HEUVEL, LIMBRICHT HOLLAND

It was so sad to hear the bad news,
our thoughts go to you in these hard times.




DANIELE MAYER-ROUSSEAUX, PARIS FRANCE

Dear Margie,
It is with sadness I learned that Don passed away.
I would like to express my sincere condolences and 
deep sympathy to you and your family.
Dear Margie,

The Final Flight
Đ By Patty L. Hamon


I watched a shooting star
as it raced across the sky.
I was awestruck by it's beauty
in the darkness of the night.
Surrounding it like diamonds,
like tiny twinkling lights,
a million shining brothers
witnessing it's flight.
Sometimes in the evening
I will stand outside my door
and admire the peaceful heavens
and I'll glimpse a shooting star.
I'll wonder at it's glory
and the nature of all things,
at the silence of it's dying
and sweet sadness, it's death brings.
When the angels look down on us
as we go about our lives,
to them, a fleeting moment
like the shooting stars, we spy,
will our passing go unnoticed
into the darkest night?
Will we be a brilliant beacon,
like that star on it's last flight?
Lord, I want to shine that brightly
and like moths drawn to a flame,
bring others to Your mercy
and honor to Your name.
And when my days are finished
may You look upon my life
like a glorious shooting star
as I take my final flight. 

Boeing 707-320c N525EJ, 1969



Boeing 707-320c N525EJ, 1969



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IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US