TERRY PASLEY, a leading light in the setting up of the Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) in South Wales, has died.
Pasley, who was credited with the reported success of the PEI in South Wales, had been Territorial member of Council for South Wales from 1996- 98.
He studied technology at Glamorgan Technical College (now the University of Glamorgan) before beginning a career in public service engineering included work for Cwmbran New Town, Teeside County Borough Council and South Glamorgan County Council.
Having joined South Glamorgan in 1974 as group leader in the Transport Group, he later became assistant county engineer, Highways and Estates and assistant director in the Engineering Consultancy in 1989. He was the engineer for the Bute Town Tunnel and the Peripheral Distributor Road around Cardiff. His system in Cardiff for preparing the annual transport and policies programmes is still in use today - and was copied by other councils. He retired in 1996 to work for consulting engineers in Cardiff. He also found time to lecture in civil engineering at Treforest Polytechnic
Pasley was active in the ICE South Wales association, as a member for over 20 years, including a year as chairman in 1994/95.
A colleague remembered: 'He was one of those rare people who had that combination of great skill in his work, a passionate belief in his profession, a great love for his family and his friends, of whom there were many, and a sincere wish to help all.'
Pasley was captain of the 21st Cardiff Boys' Brigade company and became President of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Boys' Battalion in 1996. He taught in Junior Church for many years with his wife Nicky, and was a Deacon and Treasurer.
A minutes silence was observed at last week's Council meeting as a mark of respect for Pasley, who was elected a Member in 1967 and a Fellow in 1985.
He leaves his widow, Nicky and children, Sian, Rhian, Gareth, Mel and Sally.