Mort was born on the 12 of Nov. 1932, Ottawa. As a teenager was very active in 211 Air Cadet Sqn. sponsored by the Ottawa Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club gave Mort an appreciation for community volunteer work.
Daughter Helen, Son Steven married to Kathy, and two grandaughters, Emily and Rachel.
Mort is a graduate of the Ottawa Technical High School, 1951.
Enlisted voluntarily in the Royal Canadian Air Force in May 1951 and served with distinction for 28 years as a navigator acquiring more than 6,600 hours.
Experienced action during Korean and Viet Nam conflicts.
GREATEST TERROR;Mort survived a 6.2 earthquake at Quam at 01:00hrs. GMT, 14 Dec 1976 while preflight for an 8 hour 20 minute flight from Quam to Midway.
While at RCAF Winnipeg in 1955 he was given the ‘opportunity’ of managing a campaign to raise funds to cover the cost of installing Electronic, Carolonic Bells in the Base Protestant Chapel. Those bells are chiming to this day.
Served in England 1957-1961 as part of the 4th Allied Tactical Air Force.
While stationed at RCAF Penhold, Alberta, joined the ‘Optimist Club’, in 1965 became their Lieutenant Gouvenor of Alberta, Montana and Saskatchewan.
While stationed at Winnnipeg during the Canadian “Centennial Year, 1967” Mort designed, built and commanded the Canadian Armed Forces Manitoba Caravan. As a private citizen’s Centennial Project coordinated the collection of individual sets of ‘medals & awards’ for permanent distribution to museums across Canada.
During 1999, Mort was appointed Director of the CNE Warriors Day Parade Council and also elected as the National Adjutant, Jewish War Veterans of Canada.