Kenneth “Ken” Baker, P.Eng

    • Kenneth “Ken” Baker, P.Eng
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    We regret to advise of the death of Kenneth “Ken” Baker, P.Eng on 20 August 2000 at the age of 75. 

    Ken was born in Halifax NS and enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WW II.  After demobilisation, he took advantage of veterans’ benefits and studied civil engineering and graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1951.  He re-enlisted in the Canadian Army and was assigned to the Royal Canadian Engineers, graduating from the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering in 1951.  After graduation, he was posted to Whitehorse YN as a Bridging Platoon Commander of 1 Road Maintenance Company, Royal Canadian Engineers responsible for the maintenance of the Northwest Highway System. 

    Ken retired from the army in 1956 and became Territorial Engineer for the Yukon government.  Between 1959 and 1961 he worked for the private sector as an engineer for Proctor Construction.  Here he was involved in the construction of a 381-mile winter supply road for oil exploration north of the Arctic Circle. Returning to the Yukon government, he served for another 19 years, first as Director, then as Deputy Minister of the Department of Highways and Public Works.  He retired in 1980.

    In 1981, Ken was awarded life member status in the Association of Professional Engineers of the Yukon Territory, of which he was a charter member.  In 1987, he received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater. {gdMar2016kh}