Lt Alastair Finlayson, PEng (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Alastair Finlayson, PEng (Ret'd) of London, ON on 21 February 2012 in his 92nd year.
Alastair was born in Copper Cliff, ON. His father had immigrated from Scotland and found work in the Sudbury area and served in the Canadian Army Machine Gun Corps in the First World War.
Alastair grew up among the smelters and he and his brothers followed his father into the smelting industry. He was a graduate of Mount Allison University and University of Toronto with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Alistair was a veteran of the Second World War who served overseas in the Royal Canadian Engineers. He returned to Canada in 1946. By 1952, he was head of Mechanical Engineering at the Copper Cliff smelter. Alistair later moved into consulting and traveled widely for INCO (International Nickle Company).
A private family service was conducted at the James A. Harris Funeral Home in London, on 24 February 2012. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice will be gratefully acknowledged.