Lewis Howard Green, BASc’49

green-lewis-webLewis Howard Green was one of the originals in the Geological Survey of Canada in the “Golden Age of Geology.” Lewis was born in Vancouver in August 1925, and died peacefully in Vancouver on November 11, 2014. His parents, Howard and Marion, both had fathers who settled in BC before the coming of the railway! Lewis attended Lord Byng and went on to McGill. The war intervened, and he spent a year and a few months with the Black Watch regiment. In 1947 Lewis decided to switch to geology at UBC and completed his studies in 1949. Along the way he met Kathleen Montgomery, BCom’49, with whom he spent 64 happy years. The Greens had five children: Janet, BSc’70, Barbara, John, Richard and Donna. The family moved to Whitehorse in the summer of 1962, when Lewis was appointed resident geologist for the Geological Survey of Canada. This opened a whole new world for us all. While in the north, Lewis became very interested in mining history, publishing three books from 1977 to 2001. He was particularly skilled in interviewing old‑time miners, whom he admired greatly. Later the family moved to Vancouver, where they spent 44 years at Balsam and 51st. The family, including four grandchildren, and friends admired Lewis’ quiet humour and integrity. He was an inspiration to us all!

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