Donald “Don” Northey

    • Capt Donald “Don” Northey (Ret'd)
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    • Capt Donald “Don” Northey (Ret'd)

    We regret to advise of the death of Donald “Don” Northey after a long illness, in Seattle, Washington, USA on 27 June 2014 at the age of 82 years.

    Don was born in Peterborough, ON and attended the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) through the Reserve Entry Training Plan.   He spent two years as a member of the Royal Canadian Engineers before transferring to the Infantry.  After graduating from RMC, he went on to attend and receive his degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. 

    After returning to civilian life, Don moved to Washington State to work in engineering.  One of his early engineering accomplishments was the design of the Boeing Freeway Bridge in Seattle, which was completed just in time for the first Boeing 747 to cross from Boeing's Everett factory to Paine Airfield.  Every Boeing 747 produced since has crossed his bridge.  One of his last engineering accomplishments was the design of the award-winning Meydenbauer Park Bridge in Bellevue, Washington. He took great pride in his engineering profession which he felt helped make the world a better place.

    A celebration of Don’s life will be held on 26 July at 3:00 PM at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park picnic area.  {gdJan2017dc} [zsd, zsp, zcc]