B.A. (Bruce) Lawrence

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Bruce Lawrence, ALS
Known for Honorary Life Member, Urban Development Institute

Bruce Lawrence was born on October 11, 1921 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. He graduated with a civil engineering degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1945. Bruce worked for Imperial Oil in the Arctic and South America. Bruce was a senior executive of NuWest Developments for many years, and then went on to create his own development companies including B.A. Lawrence and Associates, Retlaw Engineering, and Cirrus Corporation.

Bruce articled to Jack Lamb from 1959 until receiving his commission in 1962. He was an active Alberta Land Surveyor until 1965.

Bruce was a past president of the Urban Development Institute as well as an honorary life member of UDI.

He was a brilliant man who loved music, photography and making movies. His passion was flying and gliding, originally with the Estevan Flying Club, and he would also regularly swim across the lakes where he vacationed.

Bruce Alexander Lawrence of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at the age of 83 years.