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Old 10-03-19, 03:45
Harry Moon Harry Moon is online now
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Default Brook Quam - RIP

Brooke Quam of Abbotsford BC, a member of Western Command and a founder of CMEC passed away from heart complications at his home on the mountain.

Brook was a long time member of western command, long before me. He was always a great help to many of us along with his own accomplishments.
Brooke was born in California, moved to Canada after attending cal Tech as an architect. He had put himself through school working as a welder and after designing and building his own house decided that welding and fabricating suited his tastes better.

He made a living from his shop fabricating bridges and components for The BC Forest service, not many Forest service road structures don't have his structural components as part or all of the construction.
His fabrication shop near his home on the now notorious mountain with 5 switchbacks simply sorted out the kinds of truckers that could handle the delivery end of his work on the forest service roads, if they couldn't get up to his shop then they probably would kill themselves later trying to deliver the load.

He found a creative outlet with western command and his many talents fixed, straightened or created many a part or much more for many of us. We all benefited from his expertise.
Of note was his restoration of the Stave Lake Lynx, which i now have the privilege of owning.

His biggest MV project, one that he had dreamed about for 30 years since he picked up a handful of salvagable pieces from a range on the prairies was the Achilles 17 pounder tank destroyer.
It was 2 years of work and unfortunately never got to see much sunshine out of his shop. The one attempt to bring it down for Remembrance Day almost ended in an early demise on the notorious driveway up the mountain. That road claimed more cars and trucks than than the Coq! (we say it like coke)
I dug up the pictures I took that day with my SLR to show you his works.
It only touches on his art, his creativity and his cheerfulness in helping any of us out.

I don't know yet of any memorial plans but I'll share when I know.

Rest in Peace Brook!
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Last edited by Harry Moon; 08-04-19 at 04:59.
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