As highlighted on our website as one of the Stewards of the Land, Alex Van Bibber passed away. He was one of Yukon’s last surviving aboriginal veterans from the Second World War. He touched the hearts and minds of many and will leave a lasting impression on all those he was close to.
« At 98 years he had lived an active and vibrant life. »
He was a outdoor enthusiast and did it all throughout his life. « We were all raised in the bush and did a lot of outdoor things. Hunting, trapping, gardening and plowing the garden with the dogs. Using dogs for packing in meat out of the bush. It’s about wilderness living. » he was quoted as saying.
The Fur institute of Canada sends it’s deepest sympathy to Alex’s family and friends.
Full story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/alex-van-bibber-yukon-legend-dies-at-98-1.2850853