Note de l’éditrice: D’autres hommages et témoignages au Dr Bussières, dans les deux langues officielles, suivront dans eVeritas à une date ultérieure. Veuillez laisser vos propres hommages dans les commentaires ci-dessous! / Editor’s Note: Further tributes and testimonials to Dr. Bussières, in both official languages, will follow in eVeritas at a later date. Please leave your own tributes in the comments below!
Pierre Bussières was one of a kind. He was brilliant, a gentleman and a consummate professional at all times! He became part of the RMC faculty in the Mech Eng Department in 1962 after serving in uniform as a Flight Test Engineer and working on such iconic aircraft as the Avro Arrow and CF-104 Starfighter. When he retired in 1996, he was a full professor and became a Professor Emeritus and he continued his involvement with RMC since that time. In fact, he participated in the Mech and Aero Mess Dinner this past Winter! Pierre always made such a positive impact on those around him. Everyone who has had the privilege of knowing and working with Pierre is better because of him. The same is true for generations of students and graduates (myself included) who benefitted from his wisdom, his kindness and the ever-present sense of humour. We will all miss him dearly.
14458 Harry Kowal
As Commandant in 2007-9, I always looked forward to meeting Dr Bussieres on campus. Whereas many of us speak more and listen less as we age, Pierre was an exception. He loved to hear about new goings-on and responded with his patented and joyful laugh. He has been a wonderful RMC icon for decades and he will be sorely missed.
12192 Tom Lawson