Z. (Zennie) Swydnycky

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Zennie Swydnycky, ALS

Zennie passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy confrontation with cancer. He will be dearly missed by Jenny, his wife of thirty-five years, his children, Michael and Diane, and grandchildren, Justin and Tyler.

Zennie grew up and went to school in Edmonton. In 1952, he moved to Calgary where he continued his education. Zennie was articled to Joseph W. Doze, ALS and received commission #290 on May 16, 1963.

He had twelve years of industrial experience in legal and municipal engineering and was an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for thirty years teaching field work, drafting, astronomy, municipal engineering, and theory of survey and map projections. For three summers, he taught in Ottawa for CIDA.

He was active in the church community and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Zennie was a respected member of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association, and of the Certification Board for the Alberta Society of Surveying and Mapping Technologies.

Zennie was kind-hearted and generous to all and sponsored immigrant families to Canada. He enjoyed gardening, his apple trees, and especially loved playing with his grandchildren.

Ed Scovill, ALS (Ret.)