Vancouver Island cheese maker and farmer Clarke Gourlay has died in a mountaineering accident on while aiming for the peak of Mount Donner in Strathcona Provincial Park.
He fell and was killed on Saturday, June 29 while on a climbing trip with friends.
Bolstered by his strong Christian faith, Gourlay’s varied interests and passions took him to locations such as Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. With wife Nancy and sons Raymond, John and Kevin, he settled outside Parksville to found Morningstar Farm and the Little Qualicum Cheeseworks. He was also a partner in Mooberry Winery.
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