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Canadian Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology

A society to promote, encourage and support coal and organic petrology and related science especially in Canada

CSCOP-Peter Hacquebard Obit.  
Pioneer in Canadian Coal Petrology by Alex Cameron was published the International Journal of Coal geology, Volume 19, 1991, Pages 3-8.

Peter Albertus Hacquebard - 1st Walter A. Bell Medalist by Aureal Cross was published in the International Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 33, 1997, Pages 175-179.

Obituary (used with permission from Halifax Herald Ltd)

HACQUEBARD, Dr. Peter A. - 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 7, 2005, in the New Halifax Infirmary, QEII.  Born in the Netherlands on April 9, 1918, he emigrated to Canada in 1946 after serving in the British Army as an interpreter at the end of the war.  His childhood interests included field hockey and of course, boats.  He studied at the University of Leiden, where he graduated with his Ph.D. in coal petrology.  He was a renowned geologist with the GSC for many years and continued on at BIO as Emeritus Scientist after retiring in 1983.  His achievements were recognized by his colleagues worldwide and he had been a recipient of some of the highest honours in his field of endeavour.  The “Hacquebard Award” was instituted in his honour in 1998 by the Canadian Society of Coal Science and Organic Petrology.  His two passions in life were his wife, Jeanne, and his sailboat Dahinda.  He shared his sailing with friends and family, including his grandchildren, even up to his passing.  Jeanne predeceased him on July 4, 1997, after 50 years of marriage.  Now sailing together once more, “Bol and Bol”, not too windy for she didn’t like that, but enough to maker her whisper with the sea - the whish of salt foam, the wind at their backs and clear seas ahead.  He is survived by his children, Alexandra (Bernie) Phillion, Simone (Marcel) Paré, Brune (Judy) Hacquebard, Marcel (Venetia) Hacquebard, and grandchildren, André, Rudi, Marlies, Julian, Ross, and Luke.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 11, in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, Windsor Street, Halifax.  Funeral service will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church, Dutch Village Road, Halifax, with Rev. Mike Walsh officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.  E-mail condolences can be sent to: (2005-09-09)