In Memoriam

Alastair Fernie, OBE, FCIA (1965), FFA (1963), ASA (1965)

Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1956 with an MA (Honours), Alastair Fernie started his career with Standard Life, the company with which he would spend the rest of his working life. In 1965 the company brought him to Montréal, and his subsequent positions included president of Canadian operations. He retired in 1993. Besides serving as the actuary of the Order of Italo-Canadians for 45 years, he also held senior positions on various boards and was a member of several CIA volunteer groups, including the Joint Committee on Committees. His contributions to British/Canadian business relations were recognized with both the Order of the British Empire and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The CIA was recently informed of the death of the following members, who passed away in 2010, 2013, and 2009 respectively:

John Acheson, FCIA (1965), FSA (1955)

John Acheson, who graduated from the University of Manitoba as the Gold Medallist with a BComm, joined Dominion Life of Canada in 1951 and became its president 20 years later. A director of numerous corporations and not-for-profit organizations, he was also a member of the CIA Public Relations Committee.

Jack Roberts, FCIA (1965), FSA (1961)

A player in the 1952 Grey Cup-winning Toronto Argonauts, Jack Roberts rose through the ranks of Crown Life Insurance to become vice-president and director of group insurance. He later worked as president of Canadian General Life Insurance, and as a consultant. He was a member of the CIA’s former Council and several committees, including Morbidity, Education and Examinations, and Editorial.

Isaac (Ike) Rosenberg, FCIA (1965), FSA (1955), MAAA (1974)

Following service in the Royal Canadian Air Force and gold medal-winning studies at the University of Manitoba, Isaac Rosenberg worked as an actuary for Great-West Life, and later as a consultant. His service with the CIA included terms on both the Mortality and Morbidity committees.

Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires