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‘Beautiful smile, strong back’: Dedicated Falkland volunteer remembered

Brian Green filling sandbags in Falkland.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Emergency Support Services
July 09, 2021 - 10:53 AM

A dedicated volunteer with the Shuswap Emergency Program in Falkland is being remembered.

Brian Green died recently, leaving behind his wife Judy, who is also a volunteer with Emergency Support Services, according to a Columbia Shuswap Regional District media release.

The regional district said if there was something that needed to be done in Falkland, Green was always ready to lend a hand.

“The community has lost a good member and a true friend,” regional district Electoral Area D director Rene Talbot said in the release. “He was a big help to the community in so many ways. He volunteered for just about everything from ESS to Sunday Mourners Club to First Responders, back when we had them. If he heard there was a need, he’d be the first to step up.”

People that worked with Green said he was dedicated and willing to step up on a moment’s notice and worked to make sure the smallest details were not overlooked.

For example, instead of just leaving sandbags for people impacted by flooding, he built a wooden storage box so the bags wouldn’t get wet and fall apart.

Just a few weeks ago, he helped out with the mobile COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics in Falkland by putting up posters and cleaning facilities for the healthcare workers.

“The Shuswap ESS Team will truly miss Brian, his helpful hand, strong back and beautiful smile,” emergency program facilitator Cathy Semchuk said in the release.

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