Cecil Graham "Bud" Killam

    • Cecil Graham "Bud" Killam
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Cecil Graham “Bud” Killam peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver BC, on 14 November 2005. 

    Bud was born in Vancouver in 1915 and was educated at Prince of Wales High School. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.   He joined the Army in WW II and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. 

    Upon leaving the Army, Bud resumed a career that had started at the Woodfibre BC operation of BC Pulp & Paper on Howe Sound near Squamish BC. He worked there until 1950 when he joined the BC Electric Company and continued with its successor, the BC Hydro and Power Authority until his retirement in May 1980.  Bud was immensely proud of his career accomplishments, among which was his being instrumental in the development of BC Hydro's subsidiary Powertech and its widely recognized material testing and research facility.

    A memorial service will be held on 24 November at St. Mary's Anglican Church (Kerrisdale), 37th and Larch, Vancouver.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. {gdFeb2016kh}