In Memoriam: Jack Kiuru

Winter 2010 CSANews Issue 77  |  Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.Back to list

It is with deep sadness and regret that we must announce the death of our dear friend and colleague Jack Kiuru.  
 
Jack had a long and distinguished career in engineering. As a registered professional engineer, he held positions in electric utility management and consulting engineering with Nova Scotia Power, Montreal Engineering and Hydro-Quebec.
 
Mr. Kiuru served as a senior volunteer with several organizations. As a member of Toastmasters International, he served a two-year term as international director and was inducted into four categories of the Toastmasters International Hall of Fame. He was also active in community and youth services, serving as a director of the Halifax Board of Trade, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Atlantic Winter Fair, the SEEDS N.S. Foundation, and several other organizations. 

In 1997, Jack was elected to the CSA as a director and was re-elected for a total of four two-year terms. He served as second vice-president and director-at-large. He chaired the finance and francophone committees, and was a member of the CSA bylaw, communication, benefits review, and membership committees.
 
Jack Kiuru was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on July 22, 1936. He and his wife Joan Ellen Kiuru were married for 43 years. They made their home in Halifax, Nova Scotia and spent their winters in Davie, Florida.

Jack always brought a high level of dedication and diligence to his duties and faced his challenges with confidence and unbridled ambition. He will be dearly missed.