Friday, May 4, 2012

Whitewater Canoe Instructor: James Baker-Jarvis

James "Jim" Baker-Jarvis, December 31, 2011
The ACA is sad to announce that longtime Level 4: Whitewater Canoe Instructor James Baker-Jarvis of Colorado has passed away.

While driving home with his wife, Karen, high winds blew a tree branch through his windshield.  Although severely injured, James was able to pull the car over and stop it safely, preventing any injury to Karen or other drivers.

When not teaching canoeing or paddling on his own, James was part of a team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) working on technology that they hoped would eventually be used for early breast cancer detection.
Jim and his wife Karen took many classes from legendary ACA Instructor Trainers Bob Foote and Kent Ford.  In addition they were active in open canoe slalom racing in Minnesota and Colorado.

The ACA would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife Karen, his children, and his extended family.  You will all be in our thoughts.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Physicist, James Baker-Jarvis

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