An active engineer on the job and in APEGGA Fort McMurray
Branch activities died suddenly on Nov. 22. Krishan (Kris)
Kumar, 57, chaired the branch in 1995-1996 and introduced
the concept of new member induction ceremonies.
Born in the Lahore District of the Punjab State of British
India in 1945, Mr. Kumar was raised in Delhi, after partition
of India. He graduated from Delhi University in mechanical
engineering in 1965. Then in 1970, he earned his master of
technology degree in aeronautical engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology in Madras.
In Canada, he earned a master of engineering degree from McMaster
University in Hamilton, Ont., in 1972, and went on to a career
including mechanical engineering, process engineering and
project management positions with Esso, Suncor and Syncrude.
He was also on loan from Syncrude to Keyano College of Fort
McMurray to teach first-year engineering students.
Mr. Kumar was known for the kind of enthusiasm that helped
elevate Fort McMurray to most active branch. "Kris, proud
as he was to be a professional engineer, started introducing
new APEGGA members into the profession with great pomp and
show," says obituary information provided by the branch.
"He introduced the concept of the new member induction
ceremony at Fort McMurray in the presence of the APEGGA president,
high-level local Politicians and CEOs, as well as other dignitaries
Mr. Kumar is survived by his wife Manju, daughter Christina
and son-in-law Arun.