T.O. (Ted) Neumann

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Ted Neumann, ALS
Known for Son-in-law to F.J. Heuperman

Theodore Oscar Neumann, a long-standing member of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association passed away in Calgary on Friday, October 22, 1993 at the age of 76 years.

Ted, as he was affectionately known by his friends and business associates, was born in the Pincher Creek area and received his early education in that area. Following his graduation from high school, Ted attended the University of Alberta where he graduated with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering in 1941.

Following graduation from University, Ted was involved as an instrumentman from 1941 to 1946 on airport construction for the Department of Transport in Lethbridge. In 1947, Ted left the Department of Transport and joined Mannix Construction Company in Calgary as an Engineer. He was with Mannix Construction Company for approximately a year-and-a-half when he undertook a position in the Cadomin Coal Company in Cadomin as Chief Surveyor and Mine Surveyor. Ted stayed with the coal company until November 1950 when he joined the Canadian Western National Gas Company in Calgary.

During his employment with the gas company, Ted heard the call for more land surveyors in the province because of the boom in the oil industry and attended the short course on land surveying at the Banff Survey School in 1952 and was certified as an Alberta Land Surveyor on August 18, 1952.

In 1957, Ted left Calgary for North Vancouver where he was employed with Inland Natural Gas Co. Ltd. as an operating engineer. After four years in North Vancouver, he moved to Penticton, then a year later, in 1962, a move was made to Edmonton to be with the Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. In 1978, Ted became an employee of C.U. Engineering, where he remained until 1985 when he phased himself into retirement in Calgary.

Most of Ted's engineering and land surveying career which spanned about forty-five years, was spent in the natural gas industry.

Ted came by his interest in land surveying quite honestly as his wife, Eileen, of fifty-one years was the daughter of one of the old-time land surveyors - F.J. Heuperman, DLS, ALS

Ted was a professional engineer, in the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Professional Engineers of British Columbia, an Alberta Mine Surveyor, and an Alberta Land Surveyor. He was a member of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association Council from 1953 to 1956, the Masonic Lodge, the Shriners, APEGGA's editorial and awards committee, and the United Church of Canada.

Ted will be sadly missed by his wife, Eileen, daughters Carol and Donna, grandchildren, relatives, and friends from the natural gas industry and the engineering and land surveying professions.

R.F. Baker, ALS