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Mary Kirner, RIP

28 May 2020 7:28 AM | BCFA Webmaster (Administrator)

It is with heavy hearts to hear the passing of Mary Kirner from Nimpo Lake, BC (prior owner of the Nimpo Lake Resort).  Nimpo Lake is the original "Home of the BC Floatplane Association (BCFA)". Take note: for the last ten years or so the annual BCFA general meeting-gathering has circulated around the province of BC, though Nimpo Lake will always be the home of the BCFA since 1997. The BCFA Annual General Meetings,  fly-In events, silent auction, live music, and inspiring guest speakers were once held at the Brandt's Hanger - North shore of Nimpo Lake.  Mary, with a small group of hard-working local women, volunteered and led the making of the weekend home-cooked meals for all the members in attendance and would also assist others in organizing and accommodating the annual events.  There were times the hanger was filled with 100 members and at peak years fifty aircraft would arrive from Western Canada and the U.S. This is just a miNUTE part of Mary Kirner,  RIP  Mary Kirner, you will not be forgotten too soon, you are part of the historical BC Float Plane Association and of its Home.

"Celebration of Life for Mary Kirner will be held at Terry Brandt's Hanger, Nimpo Lake, BC  July 2021. The exact  'day' TBA in 2021".

Photo: left: Mary Kirner,  right: Lois Bowman
credit: 2006,  Lise St. Gelais James

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