Chris McCrum, Community Builder remembered

Like countless others in our community, District of Squamish Council and staff are incredibly saddened by the passing of Chris McCrum, who has contributed so much in his young life to what Squamish is today. In reading the many tributes over the past few days, it is clear that Chris’ presence will live on through his many contributions to our trails network and park infrastructure, and in the wonderful memories his family, friends and colleagues carry with them.

Words like iconic, pivotal, delight and great loss have been shared with us to describe Chris. He was pivotal in the development of Smoke Bluffs Park, working extensively over the last decade on that park’s infrastructure. The Squamish Off Road Cycling Association (SORCA) has described Chris as “a dedicated volunteer, a passionate past SORCA exec board member, an exceptional trail builder, an incredible athlete, and a friend.” His deep base of trail building knowledge and sustainable practices have helped shape Squamish’s trail network into the world-class asset it is today.

To give of oneself so fully to the betterment of community is truly admirable, and from all of us who have benefitted from Chris’ selfless work, we remember him with gratitude.

Our deepest condolences go out to Chris’ family and his many friends and colleagues.

January 07, 2019

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