Henry G. Liot
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Henry Gordon Liot passed away peacefully on October 16, 2020 supported by his family and friends. Henry, aged 73 was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of the late Gordon Douglas Victor Liot and the late Joan Lesley (née Purser) Liot. He graduated from McGill University in 1969 with a degree of Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering and for the first few years of his career he worked in Sudbury, Ontario in the nickel extraction industry. He then joined a company based in Port Hope and Cobourg, Ontario that manufactured nuclear fuel and reactor components for the CANDU reactors. He progressed from Project Engineer to becoming Director of Quality Assurance for the company. Henry also volunteered to serve with the Canadian Standards Association on three committees writing standards for the nuclear industry. He was a member for many years of the Nuclear Strategy Steering Committee, a member of a technical committee for boilers and pressure vessels, and was the Chair of a technical sub-committee on nuclear materials. He also served with ASTM on their technical committee for Reactive and Refractory metals. In 1975, Henry met Chris Gary Greatrex, who became his friend, partner, soul-mate, and loving spouse for the next 45 years. They lived just outside of Grafton, Ontario and enjoyed their home, gardens, and the close friendships they made there for the next 36 years. Henry had many hobbies, but the two that he pursued with the most passion were the restoration of antique cars and vintage gas engines, and his lifelong interest in family history and genealogy. In 2014, Henry and Chris moved to their present home in Western Head, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia to pursue their dream of living by the sea. They both immersed themselves in volunteering for various community organizations and quickly met wonderful friends, which, over the years, expanded considerably. Henry is survived by his spouse, Chris Greatrex, his brother Douglas John Liot (and wife Emily), his older nephew Alexander Gordon Liot (and wife Emily) and their two sons Spencer and Simon Henry, and by his younger nephew Christopher Clement Liot (and wife Margaret) and their daughter Maria. Henry was predeceased by his infant niece, Monica Frances Joan Liot. There will be a private celebration of life at a later date. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Northumberland News on Oct. 17, 2020.
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October 20, 2020
True friend and gentleman, a great loss for all who knew him, Doug Long
Doug Long
October 18, 2020
Our condolences to you Chris. We have fond memories of visiting you and Henry at your wonderful Grafton home and studio and seeing Henry’s delight in his amazing vintage boat motor collection.
Andrew and Barbara Buntin
Barbara Buntin
October 17, 2020
I worked with Henry at Westinghouse in Port Hope. I am so sorry to read of his passing. One of many good memories I have of the people I worked with there.
Ted Quinn
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