Jones, J. Allan

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Jones, J. Allan

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John Allan Jones earned an applied science degree in civil engineering from UBC in 1929. While a student at UBC, he was involved in numerous social and athletic activities, including starring on both the varsity and engineering intramural rugby squads (breaking his nose twice), serving as an assistant trainer for the varsity soccer team, and serving as secretary of his graduating class. He later married Gertrude Hillas (Arts '28). Jones worked on the Burrard Street Bridge project in the 1930s. He was chief engineer for the RCAF defence and construction programme during World War II and was later an engineer to construct the DEW Line in northern Canada. He was involved with numerous other construction projects, retiring project manager to build an addition to the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. He died in December 1980 in Ottawa.


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