Inglis Edwards, BSc’49

Inglis EdwardsOn November 11, 2017, Inglis, aged 92 years, died peacefully with his family at his side. He is survived by Jean, his wife of 66 years; four children (Nancy, Sheila, Brent, Barbara); and five grandchildren (Andrew, Ryan, Sydney, Caiden, Kyla).

A talented mechanical engineer, Inglis brought his skills to the pulp and paper, materials handling and chemical industries. He began his career in Montreal, where he worked for Dominion Engineering. Inglis then designed conveyor belt systems with McInnis Equipment in Windsor, Ontario, before returning to the West Coast, where he held senior roles with Gearmatic and Chemetics. He taught at BCIT and culminated his career as an IRAP representative with the National Research Council. He was an advocate for quality assurance and intrigued by anything mechanical.

He loved the outdoors and told many stories of skiing adventures with the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club, and playing basketball with the Thunderbirds. He was a kind and generous family man, who taught his children many essential skills. He is greatly missed but leaves us with many memories of a life well lived.

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