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Book of Remembrance set up for Florence Petersen

Messages and memories can be left at Whistler Museum

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A Book of Remembrance was been set up at the Whistler Museum to mark the passing of local historian and Whistler icon Florence Petersen, who died on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the age of 83.

Members of the public are invited to share their thoughts and memories in the book; the museum is located on Main Street and the book is available to sign during regular opening hours, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Petersen co-founded the museum.

She and her husband Andy lived at Alta Lake for more than 50 years and watched the community grow up around them.

The museum's president John Hetherington told Pique earlier this week that Petersen's passing is the end of an era. He summed up what so many in Whistler were feeling this week.

"We're going to miss her."

Petersen's new book First Tracks, a history of Whistler, is set to be released in the coming months.

- With files from Alison Taylor

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