Robert Benjamin Brown, P.Eng., BCLS, born February 10, 1920 in Pincher Creek AB. Although he grew up in Vancouver, BC, he started skiing at the age of three while living in Kamloops prior to moving to Vancouver.
 
Bob and family enjoyed skiing. They built a couple of log cabins at Hollyburn (now Cypress) in the late thirties,  While attending  UBC (chemical engineering)  the 2nd World War started and Bob joined the Canadian Army in September 1939,  He was overseas in England, North Africa, Italy and France during the war when he was introduced to surveying with the First Engineers Corp.
 
Bob returned to Canada in 1947 after going to university in England for about a year.  He worked for a couple of years before returning to UBC in engineering, graduating 1951.  Bob worked for BC Hydro (or predecessors to) from 1951 to 1977 when he took an early retirement.  He and I started our survey company, Robert B. Brown & Associates, (I later converted to an incorporated company, R.B. Brown Land Surveying Ltd.)  He received his commission as a BCLS in 1957 and also received his P.Eng. designation in 1961. 
 
Bob was married in 1948.  He was asked to join Rotary in June 1977, and he was thrilled, His father, my grandfather, had been a Rotarian, and dad had always wanted to be  a Rotarian, He was President of the Rotary Club of Whistler in 1982/83,
 
(Bob passed away March 1, 1982, age 66). 
 
Article contributed by Bob's son Brian Brown. Brian is a long time member of Whistler Rotary and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium.
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