2014

Donald George Cardy (1929-2014) of St. Andrews, Manitoba had been a CIM member since 1967 and a life member since 1998 when he passed away at the age of 84 last February.

Walter Curlook (1929-2014) enjoyed a long and rewarding career as a research metallurgist. Curlook was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1996 and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 1997 for his contributions to the industry and Canadian economy. Upon his retirement from Inco in 1997, Curlook returned to academia and was a distinguished adjunct professor at his alma mater, the University of Toronto.

Bruce C. Fielder (1960-2014) worked as a metallurgical engineer with Cameco and later Mellis Engineering Ltd., where he was employed until passing away last January at the age of 53. Bruce enjoyed working on several projects across the country and around the world.

Lionel Hurst joined CIM in 1979, and became a life member in 2002. Lionel worked at Falconbridge nickel mines for 27 years, and recently passed away at the age of 90 in 2014.

Alexandra Kozak, a CIM member since 1986, passed away on Feb. 10, 2014, at her home in West Vancouver.  

Paul H. Lindon (1939-2014) enjoyed a long career as a metallurgical engineer and academic. He first worked with Falconbridge Nickel Mines Ltd. from 1969 to 1980, and later became a professor at Laurentian University, where he worked until his retirement in 2005. He had been a CIM member since 1990, and passed away in February 2014 at the age of 74.

Edward (Ed) Patton was an active member in CIM’s Maintenance/ ­Engineering Division (now Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society) and enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an electrical specialist. Ed joined CIM in 1990 and received a CIM Fellowship in 2012. He passed away on Sept. 28, 2014 at 72 years of age.

John (Johnny) Price passed away in his 81st year on June 18, 2014. He had been an Individual National member of CIM since October 2011.

Michael Sanguinetti joined CIM in 1966 and received his life membership in 2003. Sanguinetti was an active member of CIM until his death on Nov. 12, 2014, at the age of 76.

Reginald William Smith joined CIM in 1983 and became a life member in 2008. Reginald moved to Canada from the United Kingdom in his 30s, and worked at Queen’s University as a professor of metallurgy for many years. He passed away in May 2014 at the age of 83.

Weldon Thoburn joined CIM in 1967 and had been a life member since 2004. He was also elected fellow of the Metallurgical Society (today known as the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM) in 1998. He worked with several major mining companies over the course of his career during his time at Lavalin and Hatch. He passed away Nov. 18, 2014, at the age of 76.

Donald William Tully joined CIM in 1962 and had been a life member since 1991. Donald earned himself a strong reputation as a geologist in the B.C. mining community throughout his career. He was 94 years old when he passed away on May 29, 2014.

Jack Walli joined CIM in 1951 and was always passionate about mining engineering. Walli became a life member of CIM in 1989. He passed away on April 24, 2014, at the age of 87.


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