Leo Sabulsky, Chetwynd fire chief and media pioneer, dies at 67

Leo Sabulsky, the longtime fire chief and media pioneer in Chetwynd, has died. He was 67.

Sabulsky died after a battle with cancer.

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"Leo had an exceptional attendance record, even at the height of his illness and was known for his unconventional tactics and unending resolve. Leo’s call to service was tantamount to who he was," Peace FM wrote in an announcement. "This community has lost an amazing teacher, a dear friend and a true hero."

As chair of the Chetwynd Communications Society, Sabulsky helped create CHET TV, CHAD FM, and Peace FM.

His firefighting roots went back to when he was 16 as a summer student with the BC Wildfire Service. He joined the volunteer department in Chetwynd in 1977, and became fire chief in 1994. He held the post until his retirement in June 2019. 

Sabulsky leaves behind his wife Janice, and their three adoring children Aimee (Daniel and Maisee), Alesia (David, Mateus, Neves and Alyvia), and Michael (Tobi and Nicholas).

A date for a memorial will be announced later this month.

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