Twenty months ago, on January 1, 2019 – we lost a dear friend, colleague and our Deputy Fire Chief, when Jamie Soule suddenly passed away. We all miss Jamie’s whit, dedication and friendship. Shortly after his death the Fire Dept. and the Community Society started thinking about ways of remembering and honouring our friend. We first got permission from the RDOS to name the parkland at Sasquatch Pond, the Jamie Soule Memorial Park. Members of our community donated over $2,000 towards building materials to create a memorial to Jamie which will be on permanent display at the park. We thank Ken Wright for building a lovely memorial kiosk that will highlight some memories of this exceptional person. Moreover, many members of the Fire Dept and the community have generously donated their time to clear and clean up the park property, rebuilt part of the access road (from Sasquatch Trail), create a sitting area and get ready for a dedication event.
The Covid-19 pandemic delayed our plans to hold this event this past spring, but we are announcing today that it will be held on Saturday September 19. We will have the initial gathering at Sasquatch Pond / Jamie Memorial Park commencing at 10:30 AM, with an unveiling of the memorial at 11:00 AM. Because of Covid-19, we must insist on a few public health safety rules:
- Attendance will be held at 50 people per gathering (if more then 50 wish to attend, there will be more than one unveiling session scheduled; 12 noon and 1:00 PM if needed)
- To control gathering size, all those attending MUST send us a RSVP email confirming their attendance (reply to “ email@example.com , include your email , first & last name(s) and phone numbers – for contact tracing later if necessary). We will confirm by email which time you are invited to attend.
- Masks and social distancing will be required
Jamie’s family, friends and the Fire Dept members are looking forward to honouring the memory of this very special guy. Jamie was a one in a million person that did so much for our community, and then some. See you Sept 19th.
Signed: Anarchist Mountain Fire Dept. (Urs Grob – Fire Chief) & Anarchist Mountain Community Society (Jamie Wright, President)