Tim Harder passed away after succumbing to head injuries from a head-on vehicle accident. He was on his way home to Calgary in Rogers Pass. Tim had driven this road hundreds of times in all four seasons and knew it better than most. 

Tim worked with the Vernon Ski Club for many years and embodied a strong work ethic and unbridled enthusiasm for the sport of ski racing. There will seldom be a coach who can command the start area for his athletes the way Tim could.

Tim was in his 2nd year of a helicopter engineering and maintenance course at Okanagan College, Vernon Airport Campus, and excelling at his work. He was an indomitable spirit that will be sorely and forever be missed by many!

Below is a link to the Springfield Funeral condolences web page where you will find many heartfelt passages that Tim's friends, peers, and athletes have written about him.

http://www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituary/harder-timothy-james/