Cranbrook has lost one of its greatest volunteers.
Peter Relkoff, a founding member of Cranbrook Search and Rescue in 1974, passed away on October 22, aged 74.
On Monday, November 5, two Cranbrook councillors offered tributes to the dedicated volunteer.
“He loved his community and loved to volunteer more,” said Councillor Denise Pallesen. “I don’t know many people who can say they have volunteered for 36 years.”
Councillor Angus Davis said he knew Relkoff personally.
“He is going to be greatly missed in this community. He was a fine gentleman and a good citizen, a good example for the rest of the community. We miss you very much, Peter,” said Davis.
As well as his work with Search and Rescue, Relkoff volunteered for Fernie Ski Patrol, Cranbrook Ambulance Association, and the Chamber of Commerce tourist information booth.
A funeral service was held on October 27.