Member Biography

Roderick Stewart Galloway

(1922.08.05 – 1975.12.01)
Commission #097
Articled to:
E.W. Murray, O.W. Martyn

Roderick Galloway, SLS, passed away August 17, 1994 in North Vancouver, B.C. Rod was prairie born in Herbert, Saskatchewan on September 16, 1918. He grew up In the dust bowl of Saskatchewan while attending Public and High School at Southey and Regina.

He went on to attend the Regina Normal School and Regina College before teaching for two years. He joined the Canadian Army in 1940 and served 5 1/2 years in the European Theatre in A survey regiment. On cessation or the war he attended a survey course in Holland promoted by the D.L.S.

On his return to 'civy street' he was employed by the Department of Highways, articling to E.W. Murray, SLS. On the retirement of Mr. Murray, articles were transferred to O.W. Martyn, SLS. Rod received SLS Commission #97 in June 1949. This was followed by ALS Commission in 1950 and DLS Commission in 1953.

In 1949, Rod changed employment to SOHIO Petroleum as land man for Canada. In 1951 he decided to go into private practice as a SLS with Regina as his headquarters. During this period many Survey Courses, Seminars, etc. were taken. He was president of the association in 1962 after serving on most Committees.

In 1969, in response to a request of the Association, he set up a two-year surveying course at STI, Moose Jaw. He continued to instruct same for 5½ years. During this period he obtained his Bachelor of Education in Continuing Education.

He served on the University of Saskatchewan Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors and was elevated to the status of Life Member of the SLSA in 1979. When forced to retire for health reasons, he moved to B.C. to continue his interest in gardening.

Rod was survived by his wife Norma, whom he married while overseas, as well as a daughter Heather and two sons – Gregory and Roderick.

(See also biography on Alberta Land Surveyors Association web site.)