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Posted: February 16, 2022

Calgary man killed in skiing accident at Fernie

A 65-year-old Calgary man was killed in a skiing accident at Fernie Alpine Resort on Saturday, Feb. 12.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating after Ted Rhodes fell while skiing at the resort. He was taken to Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie where he died from his injuries.

A noted photojournalist, Rhodes was remembered on his Facebook page by friends and family.

“Many of you will have now seen or heard the news stories, so it is with the greatest of sadness that we must confirm that our dear friend Ted Rhodes died in skiing accident at Fernie on Saturday. Ted lost control on an icy run and crashed into a tree.

“Ted, who was retired from the Calgary Herald, was a brilliant photojournalist with an incredible portfolio of work. He was also a generous and kind soul, choosing to work in retirement as a support staff person at the Calgary Drop-In Centre to help people who were less fortunate than he.

“He loved his pets as much as his friends. He was an adventurer, and never passed on an opportunity to ski with friends. He and his life-partner Reneta Rothwell had plans to travel widely in Canada and around the world,” the social media tribute stated.

“We know that many of you will want to reach out in the coming days. There will be an opportunity to come together in the near future, to celebrate and honour this great friend of ours and yours.”

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