The passing of Willie Courtoreille, a former employee in WBNP …

Willie Courtoreille

For those folks that had the fortunate opportunity to have worked with Willie, when he worked in the Fire program in Fort Smith and as a Patrolman out of Fort Chipewyan, click on the link below. I had the pleasure of working with him during my tenure in Fort Chip from 1989 to 1994. His extensive knowledge of the “land” in Wood Buffalo National Park was immeasurable, as he provided an invaluable resource to turn to for information or advice, which he readily shared … indeed, he will be missed …

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Alberta+First+Nations+mourn+death+Cree+band+councillor/9285771/story.html

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One thought on “The passing of Willie Courtoreille, a former employee in WBNP …

  1. Thanks for posting this tragic news Gord, very sad indeed. It seems to me that Willie was a mentor and the reliable “go to” guy for many generations of Parks Canada fire managers and staff at Wood Buffalo. Willie, and his wise ways, will be missed by many in that community. I count myself fortunate to have met and worked with him. My regrets to his family and friends. Alan Westhaver

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