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John Toms 1945-2002 #196

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[photo]JohnToms.jpg[caption]John Toms[/photo] On July 10, 2002 John Toms passed away after a long battle with cancer. I met John Toms in 1976 when I was fresh to Calgary, and moved into a shared house with him and another member of the Calgary Youth Hostel Group. Over the next 3 years, he was the leader and organizer for many expeditions of the "B" team, along with Len Potter, Chris Kubinski, Bill Wilson, Ken Parfait and myself, including the imfamous 1975-76 Mount Columbia expeditions, 1976 West Coast Trail, and in 1978 our expedition to Mount McKinley. I'll always remember John and those

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