Stu Barnetson is retiring, July 24 at Inch Creek Hatchery

After more than 40 years, Stu Barnetson is (finally) retiring. We will miss Stu’s experience, dedication, hard work and most of all, his colourful, “no punches pulled” way of speaking.

To celebrate Stu’s career, we will be holding a BBQ starting at 3 pm on Friday, July 24th at Inch Creek Hatchery. For anyone wishing to attend, a $20 contribution covering the cost of the food and the gift would be greatly appreciated. On the menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, salads and a selection of sweet treats. Please bring whatever you would like to drink. If you are not able to come, but would like to contribute towards the gift, please let me know. Please RSVP to Catherine.McClean no later than June 30th.

Phone/Téléphone : 604-820-7419
Email : Catherine.McClean
Fax/Télécopieur : 604-826-1446

RSVP: Lunch at the Cottonwood Golf Course, Thursday June 11

Remember this?

Well, we’re doing it again Thursday June 11 at high noon. You are welcome to arrive earlier if you want to talk more.

RSVP if you are planning to be there for lunch. Spouses are welcome.

Golfers: 3 tee off times have been set aside for us, at 9:48, 9:57 and 10:06 so you can get 9 holes in to work up an appetite for lunch unless you are so disappointed in your game that you feel obliged to leave early.

At this point, 9:48 is filled up. E-mail me if you want to sign up for 9:57 or 10:06.

See you there, Jim

Venue change for Gordon Bell’s Celebration of Life, Sun. May 24, Grand Hotel, 1 – 3 pm

From: Janet & Ray Bracewell []

Would you please share this information with the Biological Station team and any others that may be planning to attend Dad’s Celebration of Life.

It will still be held the same date and time: Sunday, May 24, 1pm to 3pm however it will now be at the Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road.

Thanks so much, Janet

Sad news, Neil Williscroft

I was informed by Rick Semple that Neil Williscroft died last night after a battle with lung cancer. His family, friends and colleagues lost a very good man.


On May 7, 2015, at 11:35 PM, Rick <rsemple> wrote:

It is with great sadness that I must tell you of Neil’s passing, Thursday, May 7. I visited and sat with him at bedside thus morning. He could not talk and was sleeping peacefully. Janet phoned me at 9:15 PM with the sad news.

We have lost a good friend and colleague. May he rest in peace.


Sad News: Gordon Bell

Could you please let the DFO retiree email group know that Gordon Bell passed away last Friday with his family close by. Below is information that his daughter, Janet Bracewell, passed on to me today: “Just wanted to let you know that we are holding a Celebration of Life for Dad at the Nanaimo Golf Course Grand Hotel, Rutherford Road on Sunday, May 24th from 1-3. An obituary will be going into the Free Press tomorrow.”

Fish books.doc

Steve Heizer is cleaning up his library. The following books are available from him, delivery to be arranged:

Author Title
George Reid The Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries
Vladimir Walters Fishes of Western Arctic America and Eastern Arctic Siberia
Arthur Hasler Underwater Soundposts
Beverton and Holt On the Dynamics of Exploited Fish Populations
William T Innes Exotic Aquarium Fishes
Erhardt Rostlund Freshwater Fish and Fishing in Native North America
Hubbs and Miller The Great Basin: Correlation Between Fish Distribution and …
J R Norman A History of Fishes
Ricker Methods for Assessment of Fish Production
Lagler, Bardach and Miller Ichthyology
D H Cushing Fisheries Biology: A Study in Population Dynamics
Ricker Handbook of Computations for Biological Statistics…
John N Cobb Pacific Salmon Fisheries *(printed in 1921)*
Adler and Roessler Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Rounsfell and Everhart Fisheries Science: Its Methods and Applications
Todd Hass and Julia Parrish Beached Birds – A COAST FIELD GUIDE

Contact him at sheizer or by phone to 250-722-3115