Mors Kochanski has died. Long Live Mors Kochanski
Reprinted in part from the above link:
In spite of his family's belief that he would eventually be crushed by a tower of toppling books in his magnificent and eccentric library, Mors Kochanski died at his home in the early hours of December 5, 2019, of peritoneal mesothelioma.
Mors was born October 11, 1940, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan-the first of his siblings not to have started their lives in Poland. His early experiences as a farm boy, a scout, and a naval cadet provided the foundation for a career as a globally recognized outdoor living skills educator, specializing in the boreal forest.
He was an Honorary Canadian Ranger, an Honorary Associate of Arts (Northern Lights College), the author of a Canadian bestseller, and featured as an artist at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
We grieve the loss of his company, but his legacy will warm the hearts, and save the lives, of generations yet to come.
Please join us:
(The celebration most likely to involve lighting things on fire)
Share a story with family and friends from the bushcraft community and beyond
January 5, 2020 at 2:00PM (Foothills Camp and Retreat Centre, near Bowden Alberta)
AN AFTERNOON AT THE MORSEUM
(The celebration mostly likely to include strange things we found in the shed)
Tales, tunes, and curiosities from a life well-lived, for those who knew him, and those who wish they had
January 11, 2020 at 2:00PM (Galloway Station Museum and Travel Centre, Edson Alberta)
If you can't attend either celebration, please light a candle, pull on three pairs of wool socks, and read The Cremation of Sam McGee.
"Johnny Cash - Cremation of Sam McGee"