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J.P.R. (Rod) Vaillant.

J.P.R. (Rod) Vaillant J.P.R. (Rod) Vaillant, BSc, CChem, FCIC, died August 24 of a massive viral infection.

Rod had retired on January 1 from his long-time position as sales representative in Northern Ontario for Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison. He made his home in Kirkland Lake with his devoted wife Frances, and their family -- a son and two daughters.

Rod enjoyed the finer things of life. He loved good music, particularly opera which he attended whenever possible. He was fluently bilingual and did much to bring harmony between the two solitudes.

He was an enthusiastic worker for the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario and was prolific in his ideas for promoting the objectives of the association. He took every opportunity of visitiong his many chemical and chemical engineering friends during his travels throughout Northern Ontario to persuade them to join and promote the association. He served as president from 1982 to 1985, and was the chief architect of Bill Pr 9. He helped in steering it through the Ontario Legislature where it received Royal Assent in 1986 as the New Act of the association.

He was chairman of the Licensure Committee and met with MPPs and Cabinet members whenever possible to let them know that the ACPO can be of service to the legislators by assisting them to make informed decisions on chemical matters.

Rod was a long-time member of The Chemical Institute of Canada, receiving his Fellowship in 1987. He was an enthusiastic promoter of Rotary International. He had planned to attend their convention in Hawkesbury and run for a position as Director.

Rod and his joie de vivre will be missed.

Walter Brown, FCIC Toronto
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