Kelowna optometrist killed in ski accident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed Joshua Matthew Bernot, 30, died in a ski accident in Glacier National Park Monday

  • Apr. 24, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Josh Bernot

A local optometrist has been identified as the 30-year-old man killed in a skiing accident near Rogers Pass on Monday.

Josh Bernot was on the second day of a two-day back-country ski excursion with a friend in Glacier National Park near Young’s Peak shortly after noon, when witnesses saw him fall about 16 meters down a cliff, according to information from the BC Coroner’s Service released Tuesday.

The friend he was skiing with, and other nearby skiers, got help as quickly as possible, but Bernot died at the scene.

He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Kelowna shortly after graduating from the Illinois College of Optometry four years ago where he joined Orchard Park Optometry as an associate.

He volunteered as a dog walker at the Kelowna SPCA, played in Kelowna’s soccer and ultimate frisbee leagues, in addition to skiing and golfing.

Just Posted

Okanagan Eats back for another year

Okanagan Eats features vendors, chef demos, and so much more. This isn’t your average food show.

Kelowna landfill flooding

The ground is soggy at the Kelowna landfill

Open letter to Premier John Horgan

LETTER: Group called First Things First Okanagan promotes action on climate change

Lake Country to get a new winery

A development proposal was approved Tuesday by council

Kelowna social housing project revised

BC Housing tries to mitigate neighbouring concerns

Lt.-Gov. Guichon believes she made the right decision

Outgoing Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon said her most memorable moments weren’t surrounding the election

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest one male on child pornography charges

Search of Canoe residence leads to seizure of computers

Highway 33 to re-open Friday

Traffic expected to resume at around 7 p.m.

VIDEO: Smokers talk pot rules at annual 4-20 event

Annual pot protest-meets-festival in Vancouver attracted hundreds to vendors, concert

New funds, recruits set to alleviate B.C. sheriff shortage

The Government of British Columbia announced new sheriff graduates, funding for more classes

Farnworth says five years too long for feds to deal with organized crime in medical pot

Needs to be dealt with much sooner than that, B.C. Public Safety Minister says

UPDATED: Unions, CP Rail come to agreement, avoiding work stoppage

Locomotive engineers, conductors and signals specialists seeking new collective agreements.

B.C. woman known to hitchhike around province missing

Aislynn Hanson, 18, last seen April 13; known to travel throughout B.C. by hitchhiking

B.C. court relies on Facebook to track down missing defendant

A court in Princeton, B.C. relied on Facebook to track down a B.C. missing his court date

Most Read