We are sad to advise that Caroline Simister passed away on Wednesday, February 6th after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the Chamber of Shipping Office Manager from October 2000 to October 2012 when she left suddenly after being given a terminal prognosis. Her strength and determination certainly helped exceed all expectations. For those of you who remember Caroline, she was instrumental in organizing our events and supporting the Vancouver Grain Exchange secretariat over the years and earned a great deal of respect from many in the industry for her hard work, sense humour, and candid approach to everything. Our condolences go out to her family. We have been advised that a celebration of life will be held in a few months time.