Hal, Cathy, and Rob. As you know Cory was like a brother to me, I have know him since he was in Jr. High School here in Evansburg. We spent many hours together at the fire department, and teaching a lot of Search & Rescue, Dive Rescue stuff together. He was always one of the first people to step up to the plate when things needed to be done, and one of the last ones to leave. We spent a lot of long nights together on patrol in my Police truck. We went thru some life threatening times, and I am the first one to say I may not be here writing this if Cory had not been there with me. Cory lived his life just like the motto of the LAPD "to Serve and Protect", and he did this whole heartedly, and he never asked for anything in return, he did it because it was what he thought was right, not because he had to, but because he wanted to. That was what he was always about..... helping others not himself. I was devistated when I heard this news. I have lost a lot of friends in the RCMP, and other emergency agencies in the past 30 years, but none have been as close as Cory. I will truly miss his calls of "Hey Phil I'll be coming thru Evansburg in about a half hour,can you meet me for coffee, and the "Hey Phil, can you come up and teach a course.... Cory will be missed, and I will think about him every day. Cory has touched a lot of people across the Province of Alberta, and you should be proud of him, I know I am, and I am happy to have been able to spend the time I had with him. You guys did a great job in bring him up, and I am sure that there are thousands of people who would say the same thing, and they are the people he has saved or helped in his life time. I know he will be there with me on every Dive call, or Rescue, making sure I am safe. God Bless.