59562
133185

BC  

Hero loses last battle

North Shore Search and Rescue is mourning the passing of Jay Piggot, who died early Tuesday morning after a lengthy fight against cancer.

Piggot, a long-time member of North Shore Rescue, died in hospital after a two year fight with Cholangiocarcinoma. Piggot Leaves behind a wife and two young sons.

When Piggot was first diagnosed in 2015, friends, family and strangers raised more than $100,000 in a campaign called "Rescue the Rescuer."

He underwent several rounds of chemo and his tumour was removed in September 2016, but about a year later, it was announced that his cancer had returned. A second fundraiser raised more than $70,000 for a treatment in the U.S.

-With files from CTV



More BC News

BC
59835
Vancouver Webcam
Webcam provided by webcams.travel
57111
Recent Trending
133216
Okanagan Oldies
132687
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
132931



132314
133610