Tribute to Life Member – Arthur “Art” Smith PE

Published: May 04, 2021
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It is with respect to a LIFE Member of 30 years as an active member and mentor to many of our colleagues in power engineering and the profession in Canada and the Vancouver branch of our organization, that it Saddens me to report that Art Smith PE passed away peacefully on April 23, 2021 at the age of 91 years.3

Art’s career in power engineering began in Manitoba after the war years and progressed onwards through many different plants and organizations inclusive of his involvement and dedication to the Institute of Power Engineers, and as a power engineering instructor with the Vancouver Vocational Institute and BCIT, teaching his profession of Power Engineering to many of us his colleagues over his career.

Art also contributed his many skills in many positions with the IPE Vancouver branch membership along with serving on the National Board of Directors of the IPE as acknowledged in the IPE History, published by the IPE on its 75th anniversary of 2014.

To, Mary Smith and the Family:

On behalf of the BCIPE, the National Directors and entire membership of the IPE we offer our sincerest condolences & deepest sympathies for your family loss. Thank you for sharing Art with us, his engineering family.


Sincerely & Fraternally

For the IPE,


David G. Paulin PE

National  President

Institute of Power Engineers


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