“Threads of Life was there with us through this tragedy.”

“Threads of Life was there with us through this tragedy.”

When Bob Quarrell was a young father, the brakes on an underground mine elevator he was riding in failed, first dropping him 170 feet, then bouncing him three times like a yoyo. Bob sustained three fractured vertebrae in his lower spine, and even after multiple...
“He is always with me.”

“He is always with me.”

Six days into his job as an ironworker at a Northwest Territories diamond mine, 27-year-old Greg Wheeler’s work platform collapsed and he fell to the ground. He died instantly. At 20, Newfoundlander Greg Wheeler had found his calling as an ironworker. But seven years...
“It wasn’t even his fault.”

“It wasn’t even his fault.”

Every July 16, Elizabeth Stewart takes flowers to the grave of her daughter Terri-Lynn. “That was the day she was killed.” In summer 1993, Terri-Lynn was hit by a van while working as a flagger on road construction sites. When told what happened, says Elizabeth, “I...
“You know you’re making a difference for that one person.”

“You know you’re making a difference for that one person.”

Burton Reimer’s first day on a commercial fishing boat was also his last. The enterprising 17-year-old was saving up for a snowmobile, but 11 hours after setting out the boat sank. It had no lifesaving equipment. “Burton’s wages for that day would have been $85,” says...