He became a central figure for the "Yes" side in the Quebec referendum.
Eng, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away suddenly December 21, He had an extensive career in the private and public sectors, in the energy and mining industries.
John was widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise in engineering, his administrative ability and his leadership and dedication. John had the distinction of working as a professional engineer in three provinces - Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Newfoundland.
His career saw him apply his talents as technical services manager with the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation and as assistant to the president of the Nova Scotia Power Corporation.
He served as deputy minister of Mines and Energy for Nova Scotia from until He was a sought after labor relations negotiator and developed a successful energy consulting practice. Laffin served his community and profession in innumerable ways, with no task ever being too big or small.
John also distinguished himself in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers where he served as member of council and as president and received the Canadian, Honorary Life Member and senior Life Member awards.
John was made a Fellow of the CIM. He was a director of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Active in the community, John was involved in a myriad of organizations and causes.
While proud to have been so involved in his profession and community, what mattered most was his family. He was married to Theresa MacNeil Laffin and they had a wonderful life filled with happiness and joy. Their social life was full of fun, friends, music and good time. Their grandchildren were a constant source of pride, they are John J.
He is survived by his beloved wife Theresa, and above-mentioned children and grandchildren and brother Dr. Mass will be held on Monday December 2, at 11 am at St.
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