Obituary



Obituary: Bud Laporte

Irvin Joseph (Bud) Laporte (b. 1933) died on Jan. 12, at the age of 78, in North Bay, Ont., after a battle with cancer. He was the husband of Shirley (predeceased) and a father and grandfather.Laporte started working in the diamond drilling…


Obituary: Paul Smith

Paul Lamond Smith (b. 1934) died peacefully at home on Jan. 8 in Shubenacadie, N.S.Born in Halifax, Smith studied geology at Mount Allison University. He worked in the mining industry in northern Ontario; Elliot Lake and at Kid Creek Mine in…








Obituary: John Cooke: Mining legend dies at 80

For some, his memory conjures the gentle, honey scent of Chivas Royal brand scotch, to others, the corners of a meticulously tied tie coupled with a well-tailored suit. But whatever the memory, its ro…


Meredyth E. Holt

Obituary: Dit Holt

Meredyth “Dit” Holt, one of the builders of Barrick Gold and a past president of the Prospector’s and Developers’ Association of Canada, has died after…


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