Aldo Bruno Praeg
The death of Aldo Bruno Praeg of Rothesay, NB occurred on
December 7, 2018. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on May
He immigrated to Canada in July 1953 in order to improve his
English, and for the next number of years worked in the construction
industry all over British Columbia. Aldo was often fond of
saying: “I was always in the right place at the right
time”. In 1960 he was asked by his employer, Associate
Electrical Industries, to move to Ontario and supervise the erection
and installation of large steam turbines at Lakeview Generating
Station in Mississauga. Two years later he was instrumental
in forming PFP Installations Ltd., after being awarded the erection of
the #2 Unit at the NBEPC Courtney Bay Generating Station for Brown
Bovary Canada Ltd. While supervising this erection he saw an
opportunity for a company like PFP in New Brunswick and the
Maritimes. As company President, he decided to relocate the
Company Head Office to Saint John, NB.
He was a former member and Past President of the Saint John
Construction Association, and Trustee of the Industrial Relations
Fund, as well as the NB Millwrights Trust and Pension Fund.
He was also a Past President of the Saint John Executives’
He was a 50-year member and Past Master of Albion Lodge No. 1
and a Scottish Rite Mason, as well as a member of Luxor Shriners and
Past Director of the Royal Order of Jesters, Court No.
Aldo was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Maria (Piazza)
Praeg, sister, Irene Hofer; aunts and uncles, all in Switzerland, and
his wife of 40 years, Irene (Goetz) Praeg.
He is survived by his partner, Barbara Joan Davis; daughter,
Lorraine Turner (Ken Burk), of Vancouver, BC; sons: Daniel, of Brazil;
Trieste of Italy and Allen, of Ottawa, ON; grandchildren: Robert,
Sofia, Maddy of Hampton, NB along with numerous cousins, nieces and
A heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Extra Mural for
their support these past months.
Arrangements are under the care of
Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111
Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). As per Aldo’s
request there will be no formal funeral or visitation at the funeral
home. A celebration of Aldo’s life will be held on
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Shadow Lawn Inn,
3180 Rothesay Road, Rothesay, NB. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to the Luxor Shriners Transportation Fund or a
charity of the Donor’s Choice. Online condolences
may be placed at www.BrenansFH.com.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Aldo Bruno Praeg 19322018..