R.V. Heathcott was born in Chapel-iem-Frith Derbyshire, England and came to Canada at age 21 years, in about 1910.
He obtained his DLS commission in Ottawa and contracted to perform baseline and township work in northern Alberta prior to World War I.
Mr. Heathcott went overseas with the R.C.E. and was discharged with the rank of captain. He worked with the army on troop demobilization for a year after the War.
He started in private practice in Calgary in 1919 or 1920 and was very active surveying oil well sites during the boom years in Turner Valley, and performed all surveys for Calgary Power Ltd. from 1927 until his death.
Death resulted from lung damage from poisonous gas suffered during the War.