2017

Peter H. Atkinson in Sussex, New Brunswick, on Sept. 26, 2017. Peter was a past president of the Saskatchewan and New Brunswick branches of CIM, as well as the past president of the Nova Scotia Chamber of Mineral Resources. He was born in Vancouver in 1935 and graduated from the Montana School of Mines in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. While earning his degree, Peter played football and hockey, and was reportedly known at the time as “The Uranium City Terror.” Peter joined CIM in 1971 and became a Life Member in 2004.

Roy F. Hynd, age 61, suddenly in China on June 8, 2017. Roy worked for forty years in the mining chemical import industry. He joined CIM in 1998.

Tor Jensen on June 15, 2017. Tor graduated from Queen’s University in 1958 as a mining engineer. After working at several mining operations in Ontario and Quebec early in his career, Tor spent 25 years running his own company, Mining Financial Services. Tor joined CIM in 1959 and became a Life Member in 1998.

Paul S. Ogryzlo, age 73, in Saskatoon on Nov. 28, 2017. Born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Paul began a career in mineral exploration at the age of 17. He joined CIM in 1976 and became a Life Member in 2010.

Anthony J. Petrina, a member of CIM since 1968, on March 27, 2017. Born in 1935, Anthony is best known for serving as CEO, president and vice-chairman of Placer Dome. He became a CIM Life Member in 2004.

Keith D. Phinney, age 70, on Feb. 11, 2017, in Halifax. Throughout his career he held senior positions at Montreal Engineering in Fredericton, CH2M Hill in Vancouver, and ADI & Associates in Halifax. Keith joined CIM in 1978.

Arthur E. Soregaroli on Oct. 19, 2017, in Vancouver. Arthur was a highly respected geologist, as well as a devout CIM member and volunteer. In 2000, he won CIM’s A. O. Dufresne Exploration Achievement Award for exceptional contribution to mining exploration in Canada. Arthur joined CIM in 1967 and became a Life Member in 2001.

Robert A. Spencer on Jan. 21, 2017, in Vernon, B.C. He joined CIM in 1949 and became a Life Member in 1988. After graduating from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Engineering in 1948, Robert was hired by Consolidated Mining & Smelting Company of Canada (later Cominco and now Teck Resources) where he worked for his entire career. Robert left a generous donation of $20,000 to the CIM Foundation in his last will and testament.

– Compiled by Tom DiNardo

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