HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html Gilbert William Harold Puder, RIP
Pubdate: 16 Nov, 1999
Source: Vancouver Sun (CN BC)
Copyright: The Vancouver Sun 1999
Contact:  200 Granville Street, Ste.#1, Vancouver BC V6C 3N3
Fax: (604) 605-2323

PUDER Gilbert William Harold. July 11th, 1959- November 12th, 1999.

With heavy hearts we are saddened to announce our loss of Gil. Gil had 17 
years of distinguished service in the Vancouver Police Department. He was 
also an instructor at the Justice Institute of BC/Police Academy, and at 
Langara College Criminal Justice Department. Gil was a dedicated athlete.

He played and coached basketball for the University of British Columbia 
Thunderbirds; he was a black belt in Canada Shotokan Karate participating 
in many local and international tournaments; and he actively participated 
in youth sports, coaching both basketball and soccer.

He was an accomplished writer who regularly contributed to professional 
publications related to policing issues of Control Tactics/Physical 
Training, Use of Force and most recently Gil was a well known advocate for 
Drug Law Reform. He is survived by his wife Christine, sons Jason and 
Brendan; his mother Barbara, father Richard; brothers Randy and Jeremy 
(Freda), nephew Austen; Uncle Gary (Eileen), cousins Susan and Jay; 
grandparents Georgia and William Rickson; and many friends and colleagues. 
Gil had diverse interests and talents; he touched many lives and will be 
remembered for his strong beliefs and commitment to action. He always loved 
a healthy debate.

A memorial service will be held on Friday November 19 at 2:00pm at Ryerson 
United Church, 2195 W. 45th, Vancouver. Donations in Gil's honour may be 
made to the BC Cancer Agency or the Canadian Cancer Society BC/Yukon Division.

Vancouver Sun

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