In Memoriam: Larry Pearce of B.C. Canada

I just learned of the recent passing of Larry Pearce from his wife Laurie. Both have been notable contributors to emergency management in Canada. Thanks to annual conferences in Colorado, the Diva got to know them both – Larry’s experiences in Boulder led to the creation of CRHNet and the “Meet the Canadians” lunch at the conference. What follows is a brief version of the notice posted in the site

For Larry, emergency management was a second career, after military service. It culminated in positions as Regional Director for BC and the Yukon for Emergency Preparedness Canada. He then devoted himself to volunteer work, as the Ex. Director of Pan-Pacific Hazards ’96, President of the Emergency Social Services Association, Director of the Emergency Preparedness of Commerce and Industry Council of BC and the Sunshine Falls Road Society. He served as Executive Director for the Canadian Risk and Hazards Network for many years and was proud to have had a student award named for him. Larry was always willing to help others and he mentored and guided many in government and in the emergency management field. He was a Friend of JIBC and has been the recipient of numerous lifetime achievement awards.

If you wish to make a donation in his memory to support the Larry Pearce Education Award for emergency management students at CRHNET. Please share your stories at the Larry Dale Pearce – Online Memorials.

To donate to the Larry Pearce Educational Aware please click here:

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