HAR­VEY A. BUCKMASTER

The Globe and Mail (Alberta Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

April 8, 1 929 Novem­ber 28, 2018 BSc., MA, PhD, P. Phys., C. Phys., P. Eng.

Har­vey was born in Cal­gary and died in Vic­to­ria. He is sur­vived by his wife, Margaret; his neph­ews Hunter (Con­nie), Peter; step-nephew Scott; step-nieces Michelle and An­drea, Judy; his cousins and their ex­tended fam­i­lies. He was pre­de­ceased by his first wife, Pat Wood (1967). Har­vey re­ceived de­grees at the Univer­sity of Al­berta, math­e­mat­ics and physics (BSc. I Hon.50) and at the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia, ap­plied math­e­mat­ics ( MA 52) and ex­per­i­men­tal physics (Ph.D. 56). His post doc­toral fel­low­ship took him to Cam­bridge Univer­sity from where he re­turned to be­come a pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Al­berta, the Univer­sity of Cal­gary, and an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of the Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria.

Gifted with a keen in­tel­lect and an end­less sense of won­der and cu­rios­ity, he saw the nat­u­ral world as full of mys­ter­ies to un­ravel and com­plex problems to be solved. His com­bi­na­tion of the­o­ret­i­cal and ex­per­i­men­tal skills gave him a unique abil­ity to func­tion in both the aca­demic and nonaca­demic worlds.

At the Univer­sity of Cal­gary, he played lead­er­ship roles in TUCFA, aca­demic pen­sions, salary ne­go­tia­tor, was an elected mem­ber of the Board of Gover­nors, and re­ceived an in­duc­tion into the Or­der of the Univer­sity of Cal­gary. He was a found­ing mem­ber of Cal­gary CPAWS, and mem­ber and chair of Sci­ence Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee of the ECA which lead him to be a pro­po­nent for cli­mate change long be­fore it was fash­ion­able. In his com­mu­nity he was Pres­i­dent and played a lead­er­ship role in the Bankview re­de­vel­op­ment plan. He pho­tographed and doc­u­mented the graves of God’s Acre Mil­i­tary Ceme­tery for Vet­eran’s Af­fairs Canada, and was the com­piler and ed­i­tor of the 2014 edi­tion of the Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery.

He also found time for the Arts and was a keen out­doors­man. Since he was 14, he spent as much time as pos­si­ble hik­ing in his beloved Rocky and Pur­cell moun­tains. He worked tire­lessly for parks, par­tic­u­larly in the cre­ation of Nose Hill Park. He shared a won­der­ful, lov­ing, rich, ful­fill­ing part­ner­ship with his wife Margaret for 50 years, par­tic­u­larly work­ing to­gether on their many projects.

The moun­tains have called and he has gone hik­ing.

A spe­cial thanks to his physi­cians, and the Vic­to­ria Hospice Pal­lia­tive Care team and his care­giver and friend Roma.

A Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held on Satur­day, Jan­uary 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Bay Beach Ho­tel, Vic­to­ria, BC.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made in his mem­ory to Cana­dian Parks and Wilder­ness So­ci­ety Na­tional Of­fice, 506-250 City Cen­tre Ave., Ot­tawa, ON K1R 6K7.

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