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Woman given awards posthumously

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Henriette Verhoef, who passed away last Oct. 10, was honoured by receiving two awards from the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors at its annual general meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario on March 1.

The Northwest Regional Group of Ontario Land Surveyors in Northwestern Ontario nominated her for both these awards.

The first was the Centenary Award, which honours an individual who exhibits exemplary conduct in civic and/or humanitarian activities.

Verhoef's sister, Monique Ibey, attended the meeting to accept the award on her behalf.

The second award was a bursary entitled “The AOLS Educational Foundation Henriette Verhoef Award.”

It will be awarded to one deserving continuing female student who is enrolled in either Geomatics Engineering or the Geomatics Science stream at the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University.

The AOLS describes the award as being “established in memory of Henriette Verhoef who passed away in 2017.”

“Henri loved being a professional land surveyor and working outdoors," it added. ”She was very committed to preserving the environment.

"She also had a very special connection with her colleagues in the surveying community; they were like a second family for her, offering support, friendship, mentorship, and fun.

“This award recognizes a student who embodies the supportive and community nature that Henri shared so much with her surveying family,” the AOLS added.

Her peers, colleagues, and all who worked with her held Verhoef's professional work in high esteem.

She was well-deserving of both these awards.

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