North Peace SAR mourns founding member

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Search and Rescue is mourning the loss of one of its founding members. Antho…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Search and Rescue is mourning the loss of one of its founding members.

Anthony Stones died March 11th at the age of 79, known as a mentor and friend to many after enjoying a 30-year career teaching SAR skills to students across the province.

Brian Lamond, president of North Peace SAR, says Stones was a valued friend with a deep love of teaching and mentoring others, and often the first to volunteer for any kind of outreach effort or initiative.

“He contributed greatly to the tracking community. He had a flair for tracking and that took him all over the province to teach search and rescue members,” said Lamond. “Just an all-around good guy, he put everything into it. I can’t say enough good things about him.”

Stone was one the original founders of the North Peace SAR, joining in 1985 and retiring around 2015, Lamond said. But he continued to be a part of the community.

“He worked long past retirement and was always there. If there was a fundraising activity or providing security and first aid in town to different venues and events, Tony’s name was always on the list,” said Lamond.

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