Great Walk 2008: Dedicated to the memory of Alan Scherr, #71
(September 30, 1943 - June 7, 2008)
On behalf of Alan's wife (Barbara), daughter (Jennifer) and son (Jared) and the other family members
participating in the walk, we would like to thank you and the members of the Lions Club, along with the
communities of Gold River and Tahsis for your compassion and support during this difficult time.
We would also like to pass along our appreciation to fellow participants, volunteers and support people,
staff at the medical clinic, RCMP, Rangers,and owners of the Gold River Chalet.
There are numberous people who came to Alan's aid, unfortunately we do not know their names,
but we are extremely grateful. Marilyn (?) stayed with Alan's daughter Jennifer until we could join her
and for that we are thankful.
Walker # Name
71 Alan Scherr
18 Marilyn Wickstom
29 Brian Scherr
63 Jared Scherr
147 Larry Scherr
150 Rita Kelly
153 Karen Scherr
183 Eilenn Redchurch
Support Vehicles
Shauna Scherr - along with Alan's granddaughter's Ashley, Brittany & Courteny
Paul Redchurch
Jennifer Scherr & Harold Wickstrom
Thank you, Brian Scherr (brother to Alan)
Great Walk 2008 Results
Congratulations to the 2008 Great Walkers
Thank you all for participating
Year Registered Started Finished Amount raised for Charities
2008 269 245 200 $38,681.45
If you forgot to report any funds raised for charities, please email me as soon as possible,
Special Presentations for the 2008 Great Walk
Category  Name Number Time Time
Walker with fastest time Brad Holmes 113 6:00 Nanaimo
First female to finish Roberta Hughes 189 6:44 Courtenay
First male to finish Brad Holmes 113 6:00 Nanaimo
First female youth Claire Nixon 196 12:45 Courtenay
First male youth Tyler Lanigan 106 7:32 Powell River
Youngest female to finish Joyeus Ngenda 165 16:33 Monrovia
Youngest male to finish Bryan Johnson 198 9:50 Courtenay
Oldest female to finish Ellen Forsey 175 13:51 Parksville
Oldest male to finish Charles Petrie 108 10:55 Parksville
Note: Unoffical results