Vladimir Stanley (Stan) Weiss

Vladimir Stanley (Stan) Weiss

Postby Ratimir Mocnaj » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:25 am

Vladimir Stanley (Stan) Weiss

VLADIMIR STANLEY (STAN) WEISS, P.Eng Born in Stubica, Croatia August 23, 1931, Vladimir Stanley Weiss left us on June 10, 2010. Loving husband of 53 years to Branka, proud father to Theodore 'Ted' (Suzanne) and Tamara Pope (Lance) and adoring Dodo to Mireille and Daniel and their mother Micheline. Vlado began his journey out of Croatia by moving to Vienna in 1956 and was followed by Branka shortly afterward. In 1957, together they made the ocean voyage to Montreal. Having immigrated to Canada with two M.Sc degrees, Vlado was a proud Canadian. While a Mechanical Engineer by education, it was his work at Montreal Locomotive Works (now Bombardier) from 1957-1965 that fired his interest in instrumentation. As a Thermal Design Engineer and head of Heat Transfer Lab, his skills were honed during development of a horseshoe shaped recirculating steam generator for the CANDU nuclear reactor. As his interest in instrumentation and controls grew, Stan joined the Montreal Section of Instrument Society of America (ISA) where he rose to President and later to Vice-president of District 10. During this period Stan also found time to teach at McGill University and at the Montreal Institute of Technology. In 1965 he formed Weiss & Assoc. which eventually grew to the Weiss Group with offices in Mississauga, Montreal, Calgary, Sarnia and Newark, NJ. For nearly 25 years, he specialized in providing consulting engineering services in process controls and instrumentation. Throughout his career, Stan remained active in both ISA Montreal and Toronto. In 1987, he became the first Canadian President of the International Organization. He was also an active member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) and other provincial engineering bodies. He chaired the Engineering Innovation Forum for several years in addition to the committee evaluating foreign-trained engineers. Stan spent a lot of energy on standards, while also being committed to the education and development of the younger members of the profession. He was a passionate and committed engineer and his contributions helped generations of young engineers and immigrant professionals. His adventurous spirit and love of travel were lifelong passions despite being curtailed in later years due to illness. Thanks to Dr. Perkins and Dr. Boll and the team in the home dialysis unit at Credit Valley Hospital for their care and attention. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toronto Chapter of The Kidney Foundation or Credit Valley Hospital Foundation. He made a lasting impact and will be missed. Visitation will take place at the Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel and Reception Centre, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas), Oakville from Sunday 2-5 p.m. Funeral Service Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Glen Oaks Chapel at 1 p.m. Interment Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at http://www.glenoaks.ca
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