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GODARD, Hugh Phillips [1914-2005]
from Globe & Mail, Fri, 25 Nov, 2005

Hugh Phillips Godard PHD Oct. 19, 1914 -- Nov. 10, 2005 [91 years of age) passed away peacefully on November 10th .  Born in Montreal, eh moved to Vancouver in 1921.  He graduated from UBC with a B.Sc. and M.Sc., Chemical Engineering in 1937.  He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Cellulose Chemistry at McGill University in 1941.  Hugh served as Chief Chemist and Chief Explosives Inspector for the Canadian and UK governments during WWII.  In 1945 Hugh joined Alcan in Kingston, Ont., Head of Aluminum Research progressing to Deputy Director of Research.   After retiring in 1973 he remained active as an independent corrosion consultant.   A member of the National Association of  Corrosion Engineers from 1947 to 1983, he served as it's first North American President in 1959 -- 60 and editor of its technical journal from 1973.  Hugh was a pioneer in aluminum corrosion, authoring a book on the subject and receiving extensive recognition from peers around the globe.  He returned to the Vancouver area 1987.  He had a zest for life, adventure and travel.  His career afforded him opportunities to travel the globe and establish friends in many countries.  His final resting place will be at Glen haven memorial gardens in Kingston on.  And lieu of flowers probably

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