Richard (Dick) Mason died suddenly on December 31, 2012,at the age of 76, in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England where he and his wife Eileen had moved in April, 2011. After graduating with us in 1959 in chemical engineering, he shared an apartment in Ottawa with Alex Aitken, Frank Szabo and George Aitken where their friendships flourished.
Dick then became an Athlone Fellow, and earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1962. After employment with IBM, he moved to the University of Guelph, where he became the Director of the Institute of Computer Science.
Dick was an accomplished photographer, which he enjoyed while hiking in the Yorkshire moors and in his world travels.
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After several years of ill-health, Gordon mercifully passed away on September 5th, 2012, having endured a horrible struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Gordon graduated with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering, and immediately became active in municipal engineering, working for the North York Planning Department, for the cities of Guelph, Preston, London, and finally as the Town Engineer for Georgetown, Ontario.
He concluded the last 12 years of his career with Cadillac-Fairview, responsible for land development, land purchasing, and planning.
Gordon's love of jazz music was well-known, and his knowledge of the genre was well respected. He and his wife, Anne, spent many joyous evenings at the Chicken Deli (Mount Pleasant Ave., Toronto), listening to such greats as tenor saxophonist, Bud Freeman (Gordon's favourite), and vibraphonist, Peter Appleyard. Gordon shared his love of jazz with others by organizing several large concerts in the Scarborough area.
Gordon is survived by his wife, four children, and his brother, Gary Fancy, Queen's Science '62 (Mechanical)
Bruce had been unwell for some time, and in mid-July, we learned that he was terminally ill and was being cared for at the Durham Cancer Center in Oshawa. He died on July 30th.
Bruce was originally from North Bay, and in his first year at Queen's he roomed with fellow North Bay boys Dave Norman and Don Haws.
After graduating in 1959 as a mechanical engineer, Bruce joined Consumers Gas Company (now Enbridge), planned and installed much of Toronto's newer natural gas infrastructure, and traveled extensively for the company to mid-east countries with his expertise. After retiring at age 55, he used his entrepreneurial skills to start several businesses, as a small engine repairman, as a restaurateur, and a fine woodworker.
Also, his daughter told us that he never, never, never missed a yard sale, because of his love of "old". His beautiful home in Pickering, Ontario is an historically designated 1860 Georgian cottage.
At Bruce's "Celebration of Life" on August 25th, a large group of his family and friends attended, including Science '59'ers Bill Brunt, Marv Kriluck, Dave and Mary Norman, Don and Pat Haws, Alan Hallworth, John and Mary Anne Marling, Alevia Healey, Bob and Maureen Pow.
We recently learned from his wife, Judy, that Glenn passed away in October in Mesa . Glenn was one of our '59 Miners, and worked for several years as Mine Manager at Globe, Az after holding similar positions at various BC properties following graduation. Please take a moment to read Glenn's obituary. We wanted to let you know of Glenn's passing, as our list of survivors continues to diminish.