Scroll of Service

Memorialising lives of significant service to the cause of Search and Rescue

Nick Van Helsdingen
Central Cariboo SAR,
April 5, 2020

Nick served with Central Cariboo Search and Rescue for over 10 years with enthusiasm, and a great sense of humour. He was dedicated, up for any task, and a great mentor to new members.


Wayne Merry
Atlin SAR,
August 4 1931 – October 30, 2019

Wayne had a long history with climbing, mountaineering and Search and Rescue in North America. He wrote books, assisted in founding the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, and made a huge mark on the Search and Rescue community.

Bob Kelly
North East Regional Manager, EMBC
October 21 1949 – September 22, 2019

As a Regional Manager with EMBC for over 30 years Bob went above and beyond in supporting all Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers. In the same spirit as volunteers he always did whatever possible to save live and reduce suffering without any thought of personal cost or recognition.

Clive Giolma
Kamloops Search and Rescue
October 31, 1945 to November 28, 2018

Clive Giolma, a long-time member of Kamloops Search and Rescue, passed away on November 28, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

Ole Edliq
Comox Valley Search and Rescue
September 11th, 2018

A life member of both Comox Valley SAR and North Shore Rescue, Ole was a SAR volunteer for 42 years in British Columbia

Raymond Roy
Campbell River Search and Rescue
CD (CPO2 Retired)
March 2018

Raymond Roy was a member of Campbell River Search and Rescue and a retired member of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Flynn Lamont
Coquitlam Search and Rescue
Acting Battalion Chief, Vancouver Fire Rescue
October 2015

Flynn Lamont was a member of Coquitlam Search and Rescue, a dog handler with Vancouver Heavy Urban SAR (Task Force 1), and an acting Battalion Chief with Vancouver Fire Rescue.

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Mark Salesse
Comox Ground Search and Rescue
SAR Tech CDN Armed Forces
February 2015

Sgt Mark Salesse was a member of Comox Ground Search and Rescue and a Canadian Forces SAR Tech who perished in an avalanche while training with his unit in the Rockies.


Robin McArthur

Robin McArthur
Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue, 2014

Robin spent 40 years volunteering with Hope Search and Rescue, and the last 30 as an executive member.



Tim Jones
North Shore Rescue, May 30th, 1956 — January 19, 2014

Tim was a very well known and well respected member of North Shore Rescue who died suddenly while hiking on Mount Seymour.
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Gord Sweeting

Gord Sweeting
February 16th, 2013  

One of the authors of the BC’s original Ground Search and Rescue training manual.
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Roland Webb

Roland Webb
Coquitlam Search and Rescue, September 2, 1975 — January 17, 2013

Rollie was a very well respected paramedic and member of the SAR community, died suddenly in a pedestrian accident while walking his dog in Anmore.
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Peter Relkoff
Cranbrook SAR , October 22 2012

A founding member of Cranbrook SAR
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Ken Sandberg
Campbell River Search and Rescue, August 29, 1948 ~ July 7, 2006

A team leader and SAR Manager with Campbell River SAR.
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