Dan Meneley was pleasure to be around. I enjoyed many of his courses as a student at UOIT, and have many fond memories of his anecdotes and analogies. His attitude and demeanour were as instructive as his lectures, I really treasure those times.
My sympathy to you all.
Dear Millie and family,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Dan. He was a mentor to those in the nuclear business, a friend and gentleman. Charles recalls that at a Christmas evening Dan was the only one who sang every verse of Good King Wensesles. He was such a force in your lives and we are very sad to hear of his loss. We are thinking of you.
With love Kim and Charles Gordon
May I Please offer my deepest condolences on your loss.
I had the privilege and good fortune to work with Dr. Meneley within the UOIT Nuclear program, recording and broadcasting his wonderful lectures to the students.
Dan, always met me with a smile and shared many humorous anecdotes.
I will truly miss his sharp insight and light hearted outlook.
He always showed tremendous patience as I fought with technology to support his lectures.
God Bless all of you, I'm so sorry for your loss
My wife, Agnes, and I would like to extend our sincere condolence to Dan's family. Dr. Dan Meneley was my doctoral thesis supervisor in Nuclear Engineering at McMaster University while he was also head of the Nuclear Safety Analysis Division of Ontario Hydro. Apart from providing superb technical advice, Dr. Meneley moulded my professional character by setting personal examples. Two incidents remained in the minds of my wife and me throughout my work tenures at Whiteshell, Chalk River and Mississauga offices of AECL, holding our utmost respect and affection towards him. The first incident was, while being a commanding figure in OH and the rest of the nuclear industry and me a young student of his, he called me one morning, but could not reach me because I was on my way to school. He then talked to my wife, Agnes. He said, "Please let Peter know I am calling to apologize for a mistake I have made. He was right, and I was wrong." Well, it was some discussion on neutron scattering the previous day. We reached different conclusions, but both insisted we were right at the time. Agnes was madly impressed and held utmost respect towards him ever since. The second incident was, while I was conducting my doctoral thesis work, I tried to take some unjustifiable short cut in order to finish the work. Dr. Meneley said to me with a voice like a father speaking to his son, "Peter, remember, you can cheat everyone in the world but yourself." Because of him, I became a self-perpetuating professional till retirement, respecting high standards of integrity while serving in nuclear-reactor related groups in two-phase heat transfer safety R&D, radiation-protection instrumentation development, reactor radiation transport, Quality Assurance, and environmental protection.
Dan, I miss you for your mentoring and spiritual guidance. Thank you for bailing me out in various occasions. We love you and will be missing you.
So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him a short time in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at UOIT. He was always happy and had a laugh to share. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
Auntie Millie, Grant, Conrad and family
I'm am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Dan. He was such a nice man. I'm really glad that he got to make his final tour last summer and thankful that I got to participate in that final tour by spending time with you and him at Mum and Dad's and Manitou Beach. I'm also glad that Gary, Logan and Cade got to meet him.
Dan, my earliest clear memory of you was when I was about 5 years old when you took me and Laird, Clay, Tracy, and Sandra out into a field at night behind Art's place in Yorkton. We looked up to the night sky and you explained that all the stars, were just like the sun. You told us about constellations and named them, and that immense distance made them small. You introduced me to basic science, more important you engaged my sense of wonder and fed my curiosity to know more. You made a positive difference for me when I was very young and I've never forgotten that, and I regret that I never you told you that.
Dear Milli, Over 58 years you shared an interesting and exciting journey with the love of your life. Through good & bad days you supported each other. May you find comfort & strength today through the love of your dear family & shared precious memories.
Carole & Bob Williams, Vero Beach FL
Dan: we will miss you. I am so gad that our orbits crossed many years ago at Ontario Hydro during the design and construction of Darlington and later at Atomic energy of Canada. You were an engineers's engineer.
Dear Millie and family,
We are so sorry for the recent loss of your Dear Husband and Dad.
We seem to be having way too many losses. Dan was so good to your Nursing classmates Millie, I am happy to have had time to get to know him a little better.
I know how much you will all miss him.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.
Love, Ileen and Grant
Dear Millie & family.
Shirley & I are saddened to learn of Dan's passing. He was an inspiring leader, educator, mentor, colleague & friend. Dan was full of passionate energy & positive new ideas for all things nuclear. Dan was a true giant in the Canadian & international nuclear community, holding many different positions in a wide range of institutions & organizations covering just about every aspect of the nuclear industry. I especially enjoyed interacting with Dan during his tenure as AECL's Chief Engineer. We will miss him.
Our sincere thoughts & prayers are with you.
Ken & Shirley Kozier
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Dan's family. He was a strong pillar of the team involved in the development of the Candu family of Nuclear Reactors, as well as a promoter of advancements that he proposed. I briefly worked directly with him in the early stages of his work at AECL and found him to be a great mentor.
Very sad to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him at UNB and have fond memories of his kindness. My sincere condolences for your loss.
Sorry to hear about your loss. We were surprised when we heard this news. We send our condolences.
Rob and Marilyn Riel
Dear Milli and the family,
I share with you the sandiness of losing Dan; a great man, a great engineer and for me a great mentor. I have many fond memories of Dan at Ontario Hydro and in New Brunswick. I learned a lot from him and am forever grateful for his support and guidance.
When we lose great mentors, it's a time to reflect on the past and what the future holds. I met Dr. Meneley as a student at UNB. As my supervisor, he claimed the best thing he could teach me was the ability to 'fail' and how we all can learn from that failure. It took me some years to accept this and as we continued to talk over the past 35 years or so, we often disagreed on technical issues but we were always respectful that the facts needed to be justified. I will miss our exchanges and disagreements, and in particular, I will miss his friendship. May he RIP !
A great mentor, teacher and friend. Dan will be missed but fondly remembered by many.
This is such sad news. Dan was an inspiration to all of us in the nuclear industry for what seems like forever. His positive view and unwavering passionate support always made me want to do more to support the industry. I enjoyed each and every conversation I had with Dan over the years and I am sure that I learned something from each as well. My condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.
My sincere condolences to the Meneley family. Dan was a great nuclear engineer / reactor physicist / scientist, teacher, mentor, advisor, and a good friend and colleague to all who knew him and worked with him. His contributions to the field of nuclear science and technology and to the Canadian nuclear industry were and are highly important and valued. He set a good example for many professionals to follow, and provided excellent leadership and service to the Canadian Nuclear Society. I consider myself very fortunate and honored to have known him, and I will miss him.
Blair Bromley, Deep River, Ontario
Dan's passing was extremely sad news! From Denise and me, sincerest condolences to Millie and the entire Meneley family at this very difficult time. Condolences as well from Dan's very numerous friends and colleagues in the Canadian Nuclear Society.
Dan will be very much missed. He was a great authority in the nuclear arena, he was a tremendous teacher and a great mentor. We all learned so much from Dan! He achieved so much in advancing knowledge and understanding in the nuclear industry, and in ensuring and enhancing safety. And most of all Dan was such a great friend to us.
We worked together a long time ago at Ontario Hydro and more recently with the Canadian Nuclear Society. His passion and drive for promoting and improving all aspects of the Canadian nuclear industry was amazing. He helped a lot of people in the industry over the years. Thank you to Dan for everything he did over the years and thank you to his wife and family for sharing him with us. He will truly be missed.
Many, many years ago, Dan, was the executive leader of the nuclear design group that I was part of back in the good old Ontario Hydro days. I was a junior engineer just out of school and he was the Nuclear Group Manager so we were many levels apart. However, this didn't bother him as much as it did me; one day when I came into work he was sitting at my desk waiting to explain to me the nuances of a particular design that I was working on. He was a great mentor and a phenomenal teacher - we will all miss his wisdom. My condolences to the family and his many friends.
I am deeply sadden to hear of the loss of Dan. He was a vibrant man and had so much wisdom to give to the students and everyone he met. I enjoyed working with him at UOIT and will miss him dearly. I fondly remember the retreat he hosted at his home and how welcoming he was. My thoughts are with you Milley and your family during this difficult time.
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