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"SNC" 2006 Obituary


SNC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-29 published
BALFOUR, Richard James " Dick," P.Eng., F.P.M.I. (1923-2006)
Richard James (Dick) BALFOUR passed away in Calgary on June 25, 2006, in his 83rd year. Dick was born in Ottawa in 1923. He was a proud McGill University graduate and equally proud that all three of his children graduated from professional faculties at McGill. Dick's long career in Engineering and Construction extended across Canada and around the world. He was General Manager of Brown and Root in Montreal, President of T. Ingledow Consulting Engineers of Vancouver and for many years was Group Vice President - Projects with SNC in Montreal where he also served on the Board of Directors. He was instrumental in building SNC's capabilities for complete Project Management and this positioned the firm to grow to where SNC Lavalin is today. In recent years Dick actively promoted the professional discipline of Project Management in Calgary. He tutored graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Calgary. He was honoured for his contributions to the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge textbook with election as a Fellow of the Project Management Institute. He organized the International Convention of Project Management Institute in Calgary in 1990. Dick was an active member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Construction Association and the McGill University Alumni. Dick is survived by Constance his wife of fifty-nine years; his sister Ruth NAYLOR of Toronto; his three children, Davison BALFOUR and his wife Florence BALFOUR of Toronto, Richard BALFOUR and his wife Helene BALFOUR of Vancouver, Melanie Balfour HEYWOOD and her husband John HEYWOOD of Los Angeles; and his three grandchildren, Nathalie, Matthew and Cecilie BALFOUR, all of Vancouver. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway'S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday Jun Eng 29, 2006 at 1: 30 p.m. Forward condolences through If Friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966. In living memory of Dick BALFOUR, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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