Col Dennis Donald “Don” Kuchinski, CD (Ret’d)

    • Col Dennis Donald “Don” Kuchinski, CD (Ret’d)
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    • Col Dennis Donald “Don” Kuchinski, CD (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Colonel Dennis Donald “Don” Kuchinski, CD (Ret’d) peacefully at his home in Harlingen Texas on 13 June 2020 at the age of 95. Don was a former Commanding Officer of 8th Field Engineer Regiment, Canadian Military Engineers in Edmonton AB.

    Don was a graduate of the University of Alberta, Class of '49 Civil Engineers. He was a former  Director of Highway Traffic Safety with Alberta Transportation and the first traffic safety engineer for the Province of Alberta. Don was instrumental in passing legislation for mandatory seat belts and flashing lights for stopped school buses in the province.

    Don served in the Canadian Army (Militia) where he commanded 8th Field Engineer Regiment, Royal Canadian Engineers (1969-1972) and was Commander of Northern Alberta Militia District (1972-1973) at the rank of Colonel. He was a staunch member of the Edmonton Sappers' Club for many years.

    Cremation has taken place. Please make any memorial donations to the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton. Arrangements are being made for a Celebration of Life for family and close friends to be held on Saturday, 8 August 2020. An update will be provided when the details are known. {khJun2020}