Vancouver Island Trails Information Society
Vancouver Island Trails Information Society

VITIS Founder Dies

Published Fri, Jul 26th, 2013

Sad news that Jane Waddell Renaud has passed away.  She came to Canada in 1960 from Sussex, joined the Outdoor Club of Victoria in 1962 and became an active hiker.  She was the founding president of VITIS in 1972 and led the organization until 1991. She has done much to popularize hiking on Vancouver Island through the creation, editing and publishing of the HikingTrails 1 to 3 books, all on a voluntary, non-paid basis.

Jane was awarded an honorary life membership in both VITIS and the OCV, two organizations that have meant so much to her, and for which she has done so much. She was a remarkable person and we very much appreciate what she has done for the hiking community and the outdoors.  Her memory will not be forgotten.

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