Joseph Anthony Hinke

HINKE – Joseph Anthony  died-the last day of 2004 after a long struggle with lung cancer.  He was a native Vancouverite.   Always inventive, innovative and a natural problem solver, he was delighted to have the good luck to be paid to do the Science he loved.  A graduate of U.B.C. Medical School, he interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and then spent two years of study and research in England where he invented a sodium-sensitive and a potassium-sensitive glass microelectrode.  He taught and researched in U.B.C.’s Anatomy Department for sixteen years before Chairing the Department of  Anatomy at the University of

Ottawa. 


From University life his second career began when he co-founded Thermal Energy International  Inc. with his son, Tom in 1991 and became Vice President of Research & Development  when the Company went public.  He was the primary inventor of the Company’s patented air pollution control technology.  Over the past 10 years his scientific and engineering work was key to the development of a cost-effective remedy for the reduction of air pollution emissions from smoke stacks and the prevention of harmful smog containing heavy metals.


His ultimate retirement took him back home to his beautiful West  Coast and boating aboard “The Good Life”—always a challenge and adventure.


Joe died at his home in Comox in the company of his family.  He is survived by the family he always had humour and time for:  his wife, Liz; sons, Joe, Tom and Jeremy and their wives, Barb Cornish, Elena  Shulkov, and Christine  Hinke; grandchildren, Matti and Lisa Lake-Hinke, Dante deCaria-Hinke, Daniel Hinke, Tamaya, Brianna and Savannah Hinke;  sisters, Mary Kidd and Dorry Lusher and brothers-in-law, Dick Kidd and Irving Lusher.


Family, friends and colleagues are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 3:00 p.m on  Saturday, January 8th, 2005. Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by “Doctors Without Borders”, 2200 Yonge Street, 8th Floor, PO

Box 31360 STN BRM B, Toronto, ON, M7Y 5M1