It is with regret that I announce the passing of Fritz Durst on March 9th, as announced in the Vancouver Sun March 29, 2019. He was a strong NSH member in the 70’s and 80’s. He was visually challenged. In a hike, it was always a pleasure to hold a ski pole in front of him while he was holding the other end, feeling all the movement of the front person and all the while making interesting conversation and enjoying the environment. He was strong even doing snowshoeing and always in good spirits, even if he would miss a step and stumble which happened rarely.
It was an honour and a pleasure to have known and hiked with him.