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December 10, 2013

Neil Edmunds founder, friend, colleague has died



Nov. 12, 1957 – Dec. 7, 2013

With deep regret we share the sad news of the death of Neil Edmunds.

Neil was one of the founding members who came together in the common cause of creating Laricina.

A graduate of University of Alberta in Mechanical Engineering whose receipt of the Gold Medal reflects the skill, capacity and imagination he brought to his work. From the underground test facility, to the original work at Senlac and Christina Lake, Neil was a leading pioneer of in situ.

He shared his work with passion and a desire to teach. He was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering, where he assisted in graduate student work and collaborated on research initiatives.

Neil lived by this quote: “I’ve always been the type of person to think outside the box – low boredom threshold I guess you could say”. This low threshold helped Laricina lead where others have only watched. From placing wells in the Grand Rapids to supporting a conviction that the Grosmont was a world class resource, Neil was a trail blazer, not a follower.

Neil was a good friend who taught me so much, was a good listener and supported me more than just a colleague. He was member of the Laricina family and he will be greatly missed.

I join with so many who knew Neil in offering my deepest sympathy on his passing.

 

With regret,

Glen Schmidt
President and Chief Executive Officer
Laricina Energy Ltd.

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