Howard Rae, a retired vice president of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, died Aug. 28, 2019, at age 94.
Born in 1925 in Quebec, Canada, Rae graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1948 from McGill University in Montreal and earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton in 1950.
That year he began working at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories, conducting research in reactor development. He then became vice president of radiation application and isotopes for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.
During his 39-year career he received many awards for his contributions to the nuclear industry, including the Century of Achievement Award in Chemical Engineering. He retired in 1989 and moved with his wife, Mavis, to their dream home on the Ottawa River, where they pursued gardening, sailing, and skiing, as well as traveling the world together.
Rae was predeceased by Mavis, his wife of 59 years. He is survived by three children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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