Charles Edward

Date de décès:
vendredi 15 octobre 2004

The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON

CHARLES EDWARD (CHARLIE) MICHENER PhD, PEng. Passed away peacefully on October 15th, 2004, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Audrey for 68 years and cherished father of Gordon (Sandra), Marilyn Baillie (Charlie), and Roly (Janet). Much loved Papa to 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his sister Olive and brothers Victor, the Right Honourable Roland, and Joseph, he will be sadly missed by his sisters Marion, Margaret, Grace and their families. A gentleman in the truest sense, Charlie's honesty, integrity and decency in his professional and his personal life made him many friends throughout the world. He had a brilliant and productive career as a geologist, pioneering an airborne electromagnetic system which has identified many valuable mineral deposits, including an enormous nickel deposit for International Nickel Company (INCO) in Northern Manitoba near Thompson in the 1950's. He established a world class exploration team at INCO, negotiated the acquisition by the company of the world's largest and very profitable nickel laterite concession from the government of Indonesia, and retired in 1968 as President of Canadian Nickel Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of INCO. Thereafter, he became a partner in Derry Michener Booth and Wahl, a firm of highly regarded consulting geologists. Charlie was honoured for his numerous contributions to the Canadian mining industry by his induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 1994. Nothing made him happier, however, than to be with his family and to watch them grow and prosper. The family wishes to express their sincerest gratitude to Sharon Prendergast, Jeanette Foss and Bibi Khan for the wonderful care that they gave Charlie for the past 21 months. Private family interment. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service and celebration of Charlie's life on Friday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, and a reception at the church following the service. Flowers graciously declined. Should anyone wish, a contribution to the Earth Science Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto, or a charity of your choice in Charlie's name would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Murray E. Newbigging Funeral Home, 733 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto. The Globe and Mail, 2004-10-18

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