CF-JDO 1959 Memorial Exhibit

In 1959, they took off and were never seen again.

Until we found them.

Help us tell their extraordinary story.

Help us preserve the memory of F/O Raymond Gran DFC and Saskatchewan Conservation officer Harold Thompson. Help us tell the story of their downed Cessna 180 CF-JDO, which was recovered after 59 years in Peter Pond Lake.

The family located both souls and their aircraft in 2018, starting a year’s journey towards their recovery. The Museum was proudly able to provide assistance in the recovery of the aircraft in 2019.


Campaign Goal $223,000

  • $36,525 16.4% 16.4%

Now we need you.

The Saskatchewan Aviation Museum plans to construct a permanent display that will feature the aircraft, itself a crucial piece of Saskatchewan aviation history, and tell the story of these two men, Ray and Harold, lives filled with courage, dedication, and sacrifice.

This is a story that represents all the people who have risked and continue to risk everything to serve Saskatchewan.


We are a registered charitable organization and will be providing tax receipts for each donation over $20.

The Museum is happy to offer several options for making a donation:


Give By Credit Card

Help preserve our history for future generations.
(A tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided by CanadaHelps)

Give by Cheque

Give by PayPal

If you would like to donate via PayPal, please use the link below to visit our PayPal Giving Fund page. 

PayPal Giving Fund Canada does not charge charities or donors fees for their services. Full value of your donated funds (100%) flows through to the campaign and PayPal Giving Fund will provide you with a tax-deductible donation receipt. 

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Major sponsors and donors!

+ $50,000




Linda & Don Kapusta
in Memory of
Marcella Gran

Harold & Marjie Fast


Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers

Martin, Tammy, Connor, Megan, and Alyssa Gran


Jackson Air

Technica Mining

Thank you to our Under $1,000 Sponsors

Brad Hewlett & Jan Rasmussen, Jim Hamel, Trudy Cuthbertson, Bryan Morrison, Rob McCombie, Laurie Jewell, Keith Pladsen, Dave McElroy

Thompson Family Group (Greg & Yvonne Linnen, Denise Dochstader, Don Ives, Laurie Stefurak, Laurie Jewell)

Help us tell their extraordinary story.

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Center