John Peter Ross McRae was born in Agassiz , BC , the youngest of 10 children. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and served in England and Gibraltar . In 1948 he married Margaret Jean Nicol in Vancouver and graduated from UBC in 1950 with a BSA.
Seven years later Mr McRae joined the Quality Control department of Molson’s in Montreal and retired as manager of that department in 1985. He was a member of the Master Brewers Association of America and honorary member and Past Vice-President of the American Society of Brewing Chemists.
Mr McRae passed away in 2003 at the age of 82.
R Blair and C R Nichols, 2004, from TREK Fall 2003