LENNOX, DOUGLAS RALPH ORVAL
B.Sc (C.E.), P. Eng., P.L.S., M.CSCE
Passed away peacefully at NRGH on January 25, 2017 at the age of 85.
Born in Mulmer Township in Ontario, Douglas grew up on a farm where he lived with his parents, Wesly and Prescilla. As a young boy Douglas enjoyed the outdoors, skiing to elementary school during winter months. He enjoyed sports, especially ice hockey and baseball.
In the early 1950s he ventured out west where he worked in Alberta and Saskatchewan at various jobs from coal mining to the Saskatchewan Highways Department. In 1954, he decided to enroll at Dalhousie University in the civil engineering program. While at Dalhousie he met his wife, Mary. After three years at Dalhousie he transferred to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, where he graduated in 1961.
He began his professional career in Sacramento working on the California aqueduct. In the mid 1960’s he and Mary moved back to Canada where he worked for McElhanney and Associates, Associated Engineering, as a private consultant, and also owning and operating his own company. He was the project engineer for development of Gold River and the pulp mill.
Future endeavours included studying law at UBC and the University of Ottawa. He worked as a patent examiner for the federal government before returning to BC to work for much of his career. He also worked in Saudi Arabia doing survey work and much of the central and south western United States.
He is predeceased by his former wife Mary and his parents. He is survived by his son Brian (Katia). A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at RC Legion, Branch #256, 1630 E. Wellington Road, Nanaimo.