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RALPH B. WHITE
LYNN G. JAQUES
"Lynn Jaques" (left) and Norm Lewis, clowning for the camera (summer-2001)
Born “Lynn Gale Jaques” (pronounced-“Jakes”) he was educated in the small south western town of “Simcoe”, Ontario, Canada. He attended and graduated from “Simcoe District High School” which was later renamed, “Simcoe Composite”.
He became a certified “Machinist” and excelled in mathematical formulas and problems involving mathematics, algebra etc. Although he was a “silent” (by choice) co-founder of the “Canadian Titanic Society”, he became an important asset to the project of building the “20-foot scale model/float of “TITANIC”, which was started in November of 2001.
He worked out a usable formula allowing for the conversion of 8-foot plans to be more user friendly in constructing the “Titanic Model/Float”. By knowing the size of the original item that you wanted to make a model of, and knowing the size of the model that you wished to end up with, by using “Lynn’s” formula, this would produce what he called the, “The Magic Number”. “The Magic Number” then made the construction of the model/float a lot more simple.
“Lynn”, was not only a society “co-founder”, but was my (Norm's) BEST friend, and many people considered it a privilege to be his friend.
He was one of the most kind hearted individuals, I was ever privileged to know, and took almost everything in life, in a light-hearted and humorous manner.
On October 15, 2003, while on his way home from working the night shift, “Lynn” was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor trailer, which was blocking "Lynn's" side of the road, and consequently cost "Lynn", his life.
In addition to the poorly lit street, it was raining heavily causing the roads to become very slippery with very poor visibility. Lynn was NOT at fault, due to road conditions and visibility.
Those of us who knew him, will miss him dearly. He was great friend to many people, and a great loss to society .
The above memoriam was personally written by "Norm Lewis".
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