Leon Burn, P.Eng.

Leon Burn, P.Eng., an electrical engineer with a long utilities career that took him from the U.K. to the Bahamas to Calgary, passed away in hospital March 19 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Burn, 66, graduated in electrical engineering first from Britain’s Gateshead Technical College and then from Sunderland Technical College in 1961.

Mr. Burn followed his engineering training with business and management studies, and continued his education throughout his career. He “developed a skill set shared by few in the industry,” says a tribute by Diana Drysdale, P.Eng., vice-president and treasurer of ENMAX Corporation, where Mr. Burn worked at the time of his death.

“ Leon’s contributions to ENMAX span all aspects of the corporation from his innovative foundational work on Greenmax to his tremendous technical contributions,” says the tribute. “Leon was an outstanding tream member and a leader with integrity next to none. He truly defined what the culture of an organization should be about and he will be missed incredibly by all of us who had the honour of knowing him and learning from him.”

For the first three years of his career, Mr. Burn worked as third assistant engineer for Gateshead District in the U.K. From 1964 until 1981 he was employed by the Bahamas Electric Corporation in Nassau.

He joined the City of Calgary electrical system in 1982.

Mr. Burn is survived by his wife Diana, his daughter Lisa, his granddaughter Kaitlyn and his father Ronald.

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