Lt Tronson Alfred James "Doc" Leach (Ret'd)

    • Lt Tronson Alfred James "Doc" Leach (Ret'd)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Tronson Alfred James "Doc" Leach (Ret'd) peacefully on 26 August 2005 at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, in his 90th year.

    Born in Kamsack SK, Doc graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in civil engineering in 1938. He worked for the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration and Federal Public Works on airport construction before joining the Army in 1942. Following military training at Gordon Head and Chilliwack and service in England, he joined 1st Field Survey Company, RCE as a Lieutenant and served in Europe during the Second World War.

    Immediately after the war, he was resident engineer with the Saskatchewan Department of Highways. In 1947 he joined the BC Water Rights Branch in Victoria as a hydraulic engineer, retiring in 1979 as Chief Hydraulic Engineer.

    As Doc requested, there was no service. Donations in his memory can be given to any music group working with young people.{khOct2016}