Remembering Arthur B. Johns of Morrison Hershfield
October 29, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
Employees and principals at Morrison Hershfield in Toronto are mourning the loss of Arthur B. Johns, P.Eng. He died...
Employees and principals at Morrison Hershfield in Toronto are mourning the loss of Arthur B. Johns, P.Eng. He died October 24.
A gracious and thoughtful man, Mr. Johns (1936-2006) joined Morrison Hershfield in 1962 and was actively involved in the company until shortly before he died. From 1991 he was president, and from 1993 to 2001 he was chief executive officer, president and chair.
A memorial posted on Morrison Hershfield’s website says: “Art Johns was an uncommon man. He is remembered as a strategic and visionary thinker, a brilliant structural engineer, a leader, a mentor, a tireless advocate of his profession, and a compassionate contributor to his community. Most of all, Art was a loving family man.”
He received many awards, including the Gold Medal from Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in 2002.
Mr. Johns’ family has established a scholarship in his memory at the University of Toronto. Donations can be forwarded to:
Director of Advancement and Research
Office of the Chair
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street, Room 107
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A4.
Cheques should be made out to University of Toronto, referenced “Arthur B. Johns Scholarship.”