Burn, P.Eng., an electrical engineer with a long utilities
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.