Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sig Techy, 1924 - 2011

Sig Techy, 2007

I am saddened to report that Sig passed away on October 15 at the age of 87.

He was a good friend of the bog. As one of the original “Crazy Boggers” he helped develop our test bog in 1997  He was responsible for the first area to be fully restored, the area we now call Sig's Site. He put in many hours of work on the bog right up till 2007 when ill health forced him to stop. He continued to visit the bog when he could and I know he found peace and solace in it
test bog, 1997

Sig was a friendly and outgoing person and really enjoyed talking to visitors to the bog. He loved nature and one of his passions was planting trees. He planted many conifers throughout Pacific Spirit Park, often without official permission! He was a director of the Pacific Spirit Park Society and was renowned for giving away trees to everybody attending Night Quest. He enjoyed working with young people and this was one of his particular pleasures in the bog. He was heavily involved with the Evans Lake Forestry Camp at Squamish which combined his love of trees and of young people.

His last few years were difficult as he developed Altzheimers Disease. His devoted wife, Pearl, continued to look after him at home. However she passed away this year and last month his sister Margaret also passed away.

We have a lot to thank Sig for. Without his untiring work our restoration would be at an earlier stage today

Farewell old friend – we will miss you