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Gratitude for search efforts



The Bagnall family would like to express our sincerest thanks to
numerous people in the search for our Rachael. We are especially
grateful to Pemberton and Whistler Search and Rescue for their
thousands of hours of dedicated searching, for their expertise and
knowledge of this vast terrain, and for their kindness, compassion and
patience in explaining every step of the search to the family. We are
thankful for the three helicopters that flew hundreds of flights that were
plotted on maps and analyzed to direct each day's search. Our
heartfelt thanks goes to the many highly specialized SAR volunteers
who came from all over B.C. to take part in this exhaustive search
- volunteers who gave up their weekends and days off to assist in this
effort. We are very grateful for your generosity of spirit.

We also want to thank Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair and the Whistler
and Pemberton RCMP for their sensitivity, professionalism and
thoroughness in their search for Rachael and Jonathan. We are
appreciative of our daily briefings with the RCMP and Search and
Rescue where our suggestions were listened to and acted upon and we
were kept up to speed on the daily searches.

Finally, it is important for us to thank our family, friends and
people from around the world that joined us in praying, hoping and
sending messages of encouragement. We continue to gain strength and
comfort from your prayers.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can send it to:

Pemberton Search and Rescue,

PO Box 911

Pemberton, B.C.

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The Bagnall family


Terry Fox run hits home

One morning, 30 years ago, I was waiting for a school bus. Another student told me and the other people waiting for the bus that a guy was running from the east coast to the west coast because he had cancer and hoped to raise money to help cure cancer.

I tried to follow Terry's story as much as possible, I cried when I heard he had to stop running marathons every day with one false leg regardless of the weather.

When the very sad story came that Terry had died I, along with millions of other people, cried.

Since then I have taken part in as many Terry Fox fundraising events as possible. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Terry Fox's Fundraising Events Sunday, Sept. 19th was extra special.