2015

Clinton D. A. Dahlstrom on Jan. 16, 2015. He was a CIM member since 1951 and a CIM Life Member.

Alan Lawrence French passed away on Dec. 16, 2015, at the age of 81. Alan operated mining equipment company Canun International, and was president of the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE). He joined CIM in 1985 and became a Life Member in 2011.

Victor F. Harrison, a CIM member since 1954, passed away in Ottawa on March 15, 2015, at the age of 96. He spent his career working for Energy, Mines and Resources Canada (now Natural Resources Canada). Victor was a CIM Life Member.

Yves Harvey on May 8, 2015, in Gatineau, Quebec. A CIM past president, he was 65. He joined the institute in 1982 and served as CIM president from 1998 to 1999. He spent much of his career at la Société québécoise d’exploration minière (SOQUEM) as a geologist and, between 1991 and 2006, as director-general. He also became president of l’Association minière du Québec in 2007.

Robert S. Lipic on July 4, 2015, at the age of 71. He was a CIM member since 1997 and the former CEO of Mining Technologies International.

Richard H. Lloyd passed away April 13, 2015. He was a CIM Life Member, having joined CIM in 1965.

Jean-Pierre Major passed away in Laval, Quebec, on Dec. 12, 2015, at the age of 75. He was a CIM member since 2010.

Robert Gorden McElhanney passed away in Linhaven, Ontario, in his 99th year on Oct. 11, 2015. Robert served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF from 1942 to 1945, before working at Dorr Oliver in Canada and the United States, retiring as a senior vice-present of the international divisions. He was a CIM Life Member, joining CIM in 1940.

Ron McLean, a CIM member since 2013, passed away on March 8, 2015, in Delta, British Columbia.

Hugh James McQueen, CIM Life Member, passed away on Dec. 17, 2015, in Montreal. Born in 1933, he taught engineering at Montreal’s Concordia University for 47 years, where he published hundreds of research papers and initiated a program of courses on the social and ethical aspects of engineering. He joined CIM in 1962.

Lawrence (Larry) Meyer passed away at the age of 58 in Toronto on Sept. 17, 2015. Larry worked at Parts HeadQuarters for over 25 years, eventually becoming both partner and vice-president. He became a member of CIM in 1994.

Richard W. Norrad passed away April 5, 2015. He began working with LaHave Equipment of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, in 1959, where he eventually became president. After the sale of that company in 1991, he went on to start his own equipment business, Norquip Supply Ltd., with his son. Richard became a Life Member of the Mining Society of Nova Scotia in 2010 and was a CIM Life Member since 1968.

Joseph Dwayne Plamondon on Jan. 5, 2015. He was 53 years old. He joined CIM in 1995 and was an active member until his death. He was director of mining for Workplace Safety North.

Rudolf M. Rucker, a CIM member since 1961, passed away in March 2015. He was a Life Member since 1999.

Joseph Jeffrey Sample on Feb. 13, 2015. He was 73. He had been a life member of CIM since 2004. The Saskatchewan native travelled extensively during his 50-year career as a geologist, working in nearly every Canadian province as well as the United States, Ireland, England, Chile, and Morocco.

Arthur Schwartz passed away Nov. 15, 2015. He joined CIM in 1966 and was a CIM Life Member.

Hugh Taylor on May 15, 2015, in Vancouver at the age of 98. Inventor of the eponymous rule for mine life, he was a fellow of CIM and a life member since 1994. He received CIM’s Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award in 1982.

Ralph Toombs in Ottawa on Jan. 25, 2015. He was 96. An Ottawa Branch member since 2009, he spent 33 years of his career as a senior energy advisor and policy analyst for the federal government’s Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He also served in the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Second World War.

B. P. Wallace, a CIM member since 1964, passed away on Nov. 14, 2015. He was a CIM Life Member.

John Oliver Wheeler passed away on May 24, 2015, in West Vancouver, at the age of 90. John joined CIM in 1966 and was a Life Member. He had a long and rewarding career with the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), mapping mountain ranges in Yukon and British Columbia for 25 years. He served as Deputy Director General of the GSC, and compiled the Geological Map of North America as an emeritus research scientist.


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