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Board of Directors

PRESIDENT     Jack Surbey

VICE PRESIDENT     Roger Stawart 

TREASURER     Lavonne Baehl 

SECRETARY     Kelly Bell   

DIRECTORS 

Vic Ayotte    Coleen Douglas

        Marilyn Matsuoka     Laurence Wong 

Jack - PresidentLavonne - Treasurer Roger - Vice President

Kelly - Director Vic - Director

Coleen - Director Laurence - Director

Jack - President Roger - Vice President Lavonne - Secretary

Jack - President Roger - Vice President Lavonne - Secretary

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DIRECTOR OF J.J. COLLETT NATURAL AREA 

Severin Iseli

December, 2016

It is with great sadness we wish to announce the passing of Severin Iseli.  

This week we lost our dear friend Severin, one of our dear members of the extended JJ Collett family.  I know that the natural area was really special to him.  And because of his efforts (and many of you), JJ Collett is enjoyed by many.  For us, we remember Severin for his infectious humour and dedication.  We will miss him so much – but I know that we have been blessed with these memories. 
Thanks you so much Severin.  
Ready for some hiking in the area.

Ready for some hiking in the area. Ready for some hiking in the area. Ready for some hiking in the area.

Severin - Director

A FEW WORDS FROM SEVERIN ISELI FAMILY 

The youngest of 5 children, Severin Iseli was raised in a small town outside Zurich, Switzerland.  After a degree in agricultural engineering, Severin came to Canada for a year to learn English at 24.  While working on a farm in the Fraser Valley, BC, he met Susan Grieshaber-Otto.  They married in 1975 and purchased a dairy farm north of Bluffton in 1976 where they raised two children along with cows, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, sheep and pigs. 

Severin enjoyed farming, theatre, hiking, cooking, woodcarving and, of course, family and friends.  He remembered his dreams overnight and read the news every day.  He died of cancer at the Rimbey Hospital on December 19, 2016 at the age of 67.  His wry wit, poetry, and humour is already missed by: 

Susan Grieshaber-Otto 

Sabina Iseli-Otto 

Daniel Iseli-Otto with Ailen White and sweet Verona  

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HONORARY DIRECTOR OF J.J. COLLETT NATURAL AREA 

Gail Hughes

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Gail Hughes in September, 2015, a long time JJ Collett Board Member.  You may know Gail from her years of leading the informative short walks with Charlie Bird and also took care of our membership department.  We have a bench in Gail’s honour by the gazebo.  She donated it back to JJ to say thank you to all the volunteers in this area.  

Honourary Director Gail……Photographed by: Kelly B…..May 31, 2015

Photo taken at our Spring Walk, 2015 

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HONORARY MEMBER OF J.J. COLLETT NATURAL AREA

Dr. Charles D. Bird

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Long time friends and volunteers, Charles & Gail…..Photographed by: Kelly B…..May 31, 2015

Pictured above is Charlie Bird and Gail Hughes at the Spring Walk 2015