Doug Skelton, P. Eng.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Skelton, P. Eng. on March 16, 2014 at the age of 81. Doug was the founding partner of Skelton Brumwell & Associates Inc.
Doug began his engineering career at K.J. Beamish Construction Co., and Triton Engineering. Doug established Triton Engineering (Barrie) Ltd in 1970. The company’s first offices were located in downtown Barrie. In 1971 Doug’s friend Denton Brumwell, P. Eng., who had worked with Doug in construction, joined the firm. They knew that Barrie was destined to grow and that engineering services would be in demand. In 1974 the company was incorporated as Skelton, Brumwell & Associates Inc. with Doug as President and Denton as Vice President.
Doug remained with the firm until his retirement in 1995. Doug continued to visit the office on a regular basis and was proud of the continued success of the company and its people.
For many of us, Doug was an inspirational leader, a kind, caring mentor and a friend. He led by example with attention to detail, being prepared and taking a genuine interest in our clients and their projects. He was a creative thinker, solution oriented and extremely positive. He believed strongly that development projects needed to work not only from an engineering perspective, but also from an environmental and social perspective. In this regard, and in many others, Doug was ahead of his time.
We are very proud to carry on Doug’s legacy at Skelton, Brumwell. We believe our firm’s solid reputation is in large measure due to Doug’s integrity and dedication to professionalism and quality service.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Skelton family. Doug will be sadly missed by all of us who knew him.
Information on funeral arrangements may be found at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Collingwood.
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Skelton, Brumwell & Associates has been providing engineering, planning and environmental consulting services in Barrie since 1970. We have developed a reputation for providing quality work and achievement on projects for both public and private sector clients across Central Ontario.
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff of engineers, planners, ecologist, resource and engineering technologists, draftpersons and CADD operators, inspectors and clerical personnel ensure all our client’s needs are met. The consistent level of excellence of the firm’s work is a direct function of our ownership group and dedicated staff. This structure creates a personal sense of commitment revealed in the quality of the firm and each and every project.
The firm has extensive experience in coordinating projects which require a wide range of other professionals or firms. We are always conscious of the need for creative solutions to reduce costs in today’s time of restraint.
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- Delivering the highest standard of work at competitive cost
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2014 Provincial Policy Statement Released
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Honourable Linda Jeffrey, unveiled the new Provincial Policy Statement (2014) at the ROMA-ORGA Conference in Toronto yesterday morning.
The Provincial Policy Statement sets out the provincial government’s land-use vision and applies province-wide under section 3 of the Planning Act.
It was announced that the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement will come into effect on April 30, 2014. It replaces the previous Provincial Policy Statement, 2005.
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association acknowledges the comprehensive government response to the Report on the Review of the Aggregate Resources Act and stands ready to help implement key recommendations.
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