Member Biography


William Arthur Wolley-Dod

William Arthur Wolley-Dod

(1928.07.14 - 2002.08.29)
(SLS, ALS, DLS)
Commission #139
(1956.07.04)

William Wolley-Dod was born in Calgary July 14, 1928 to William and Valentine Wolley-Dod. Upon graduation from High School he enrolled at the University of BC graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, in 1951. He articled to Robert McCutcheon, D.L.S., A.L.S. and obtained his commission in Alberta. William then challenged the S.L.S. exams in April 1956. He was granted commission #139, June 30, 1956 and also obtained his C.L.S. commission. Bill served as President of the Alberta land Surveyors’ Association in 1958 and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 1989. He also received the Association’s Professional Award in 1981.

Bill was very active in the Survey Industry, representing Canada at professional gathering in the US, Accra and Ghana, as well as being a principal in the firm of Wolley-Dod & MacCrimmon Surveys Ltd. until he retired in 1988. He served as Master of Glenbow Masonic Lodge No. 184 A.F. and A.M. G.R.A in 1995/96, and served as President of the Alberta Light Horse Association.

Bill was the grandson of pioneers A.G. Wolley-Dod and W.D. Kerfoot who settled in southern Alberta in 1887 and 1882 respectively.

Bill passed away August 29, 2002. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan (Ken) Cook and Patricia Mrakawa, as well as two precious grandsons, Ryan and Tyler Cook. He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite, parents William and Valentine and brother Thomas.

From SLSA Biography Committee Report, 2003

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