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Roger Spence HOLLINGSHEAD

HOLLINGSHEAD, Roger Spence, B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D., - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on November 20, 2012, in Hull, QC. Born October 9, 1943, in Fort Erie, ON, he was the oldest son of the late Stanley and Edna Hollingshead. He was the husband of Patricia, and the father of R. Warren (Danielle). He is also survived by his only brother, Stephen (Ann), brother-in-law Jack Patrick (Margo). Roger spent the bulk of his career in Metallurgical Research with the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic/Dockyard Laboratory, Halifax, NS. He was section Head of the "lab" for many years and retired as Head of the Business Development Office at DREA in 2002. He was also Adjunct Professor in mining and Metallurgy at TUNS/Dalhousie University. During the years at DREA Roger authored numerous reports and publications as he worked on and dealt with metallurgical and corrosion-related matters on Canadian Forces ships. He was considered to be an expert on corrosion and the development of marine coatings. He travelled to the UK, Europe, the US and Australia to lecture on and share his findings with many naval groups and engineers. Roger was Cremated in Gatineau, QC. As requested, there will be no service. Donations in Roger's memory can be made to the .


Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 23, 2012
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