Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
February 27, 2017

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour:

Minister Offers Condolences on Passing of Dr. Angus Bruneau

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to express condolences on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to the family of Dr. Angus Bruneau, whose work and generosity impacted so many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Bruneau served as the founding Dean of Memorial University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and helped establish the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He also founded Fortis Incorporated and served as the company’s president and CEO for almost a decade.

Throughout his life, Dr. Bruneau endeavoured to give back to his community, province and country. Together with his wife, Jean, they donated millions of dollars to many causes including providing support to Memorial University.

Their contributions to the university have resulted in the creation of the Angus Bruneau Student Leadership and Innovation Fund in Engineering and the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music. In 2011, Memorial University renamed the Inco Innovation Centre in his honour.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all Members of the House of Assembly to join with me today as we remember Dr. Bruneau’s contributions to Newfoundland and Labrador and extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Jean, and the rest of his family and friends.

2017 02 27                              1:50 p.m.