Roy William Archibald, BASc’47

Roy died on December 30, 2010, in Medicine Hat, AB, in his 87th year. He grew up in Point Grey, Vancouver, and represented the ninth generation of Archibalds born in Canada. Roy was a member of the first Air Cadet Squadron in Canada. He attended UBC in the engineering faculty before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving as a pilot, flight instructor and navigator until the end of the Second World War in 1945. He returned to UBC and graduated from chemical engineering in 1947. He worked in the fertilizer industry with Cominco in Calgary, Trail, and Kimberly before leaving to start a new fertilizer operation in Medicine Hat in 1956 called Northwest Nitro Chemicals, where he became vice president and plant manager. Roy was a dedicated Rotarian, and was twice honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a life member of the professional association APEGGA. Roy was an avid swimmer and boater, traveller and retained a keen interest in flying, maintaining his pilot’s license until the age of 80. Roy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Peggy, his son, Donald, daughter Leslie and their families.

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