Donald Northey, 82, passed away after a long illness on June 27, 2014 in Seattle.
Born on November 11, 1931 to Grace and George Northey in Peterborough, Ontario, Don graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada. He was a lifelong and award-winning structural engineer, taking great pride in his profession.
Don is survived by his sons Scott (Lisa) and Steve (Margo) and grandchildren Emma, Nichola and Ben.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Lower Woodland Park picnic area.
Don was a wonderful engineer, a model professional, a tireless supporter of SEAW and someone I am privileged to call a friend. All Seattle engineers and SEAW members in particular benefitted from the boundless contributions that Don made to our profession. We will miss you Don, and are thankful for having known you. RIP
July 25, 2014
Don was a wonderful man, a credit to our profession and someone I am honored to have called my friend. B. Richal Smith
July 25, 2014
Don has been a stalwart in the engineering community where I've had the privilege of working with him on numerous bridge and waterfront projects as well as with various professional organizations including SEAW, PSEC, and ASCE. Don's enthusiasm in advancing the engineering profession was boundless and his ever present smile always served to brighten my day. Don was a true gentleman in every respect. He will be greatly missed.