Friday, 16 June 2017 14:41

Dave Roels (1949-2017)

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It is with great sadness that we share the news of Dave Roel's passing on Tuesday, June 13th after a sudden and brief battle with cancer.  Dave was our favourite photographer who had an unabated level of enthusiam for the marine industry. Over the years he has contributed a number of photos to our websites, newsletter and publications and most recently his photos were selected for publication in the International Chamber of Shipping's 2017 Annual Report.  Dave is probably best known as the resident photographer for BC Shipping News and we share the sentiments of the editor, Jane McIvor, on her tribute page to Dave. Jane has also put together a compilation of his cover shots on BC Shipping News at

The service for Dave has been set for Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 1:00pm at Broadway Church, 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Dave’s name to:  Club Freedom (homeless shelter for Van East), c/o: Broadway Church, 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8 or to the Missions To Seafarers401 E Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC V6A 4G9.

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