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Fred Beckey public memorial, Sun 12/3, 1pm at MTRs

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A public celebration of the life of Fred Beckey is scheduled for Sunday, December 3, 2017 at The Mountaineers in Seattle. Doors open at 1pm. Admission is free, but space may be limited. For tickets, visit this site:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remembering-fred-beckey-a-celebration-of-life-tickets-39879444492

 

Edited by Lowell_Skoog

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Thanks Lowell, I just actually added this event to the new CC.com calendar this morning!

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What an incredible tribute today to the man, the myth, the legend.

Special thanks to our own Matt Perkins, Lowell Skoog, Colin Haley, and Don Serl for the heart felt and enlightening tributes to Fred and his impact on their own lives!  Hopefully Lowell can put a link to his slideshow here once he clears all the permissions.  It is well worth watching.

The take home messages that stuck with me today:

"Stay on route."

"Fred was NOT a bum".

"Old-timers are a renewable resource"

And the funniest line, I thought (I may have it slightly wrong), came when John Rupley relayed how the police reacted finding him and Fred bivying in a picnic shelter in Banff:  "They treated us nice because at least we weren't committing carnal acts like some people from the French portions of Canada".

Great to put so many faces to names I only knew from Fred's books!

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Well done Lowell!  Thank you for sharing.  That actually made me want get out, so I think it represents Fred well.  I especially loved the picture of Fred in the plane over Waddington in 2013. 

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