We were very sad to hear of Tim’s passing. He leaves his wife Jean Wansbrough to carry the torch.
Tim and Jean were recognized with the “Friends of the Foundation Award” at our Annual General Meeting last year, which was followed by a spirited signing of Happy Birthday in recognition of his 100th birthday he celebrated in July. Tim was a Director Emeritus of Ontario Credit Union Foundation.
Tim achieved his MBA in physics through the University of British Columbia in 1945 and his thesis was on “the variation with temperature of thermal conductivity of natural and synthetic rubbers in the stretched and unstretched state”. Following work at the National Research Centre where he participated in the creation of measurements on Armco iron and pure lead, he spent a further two years obtaining his PhD. Tim’s achievements in science are far too many to account for in this biography, but let’s just say that Tim is a very very accomplished gentleman. In 1978 Tim received the Morris E. Leeds Award for lifetime contributions to Instrumentation and Measurement. He retired in 1980 but has continued to work as a consultant.
Tim and his first wife, Amy, were jointly responsible for the launch of the Book Nook program for the Foundation which raised about $12,000 each year from participating credit unions. He edited a credit union cook book which raised $30,000 and both Tim and Amy were recipients of the Ontario Central Distinguished Service Award (1989), plus the Association of Co-operative Educators Distinguished Service Citation. In 1997 Tim and Amy received the Gary Gillam Award for Social Responsibility, they established the Dauphinee Scholarship Award for outstanding work in co operative studies and were appointed Directors Emeritus of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation.
Our Foundation would not be what it is today without Tim’s leadership and commitment. Rest in peace Mr. Dauphinee, you were a true scholar and gentleman.