On Wednesday July 28th 2004 at 7:30pm, Clarence Lloyd Hronek was taken from us after a long battle with poor health.
During the last six months, he suffered from inoperable lung cancer and finally succumbed to the disease at the age of seventy three.
Throughout his lifetime he supported many worthwhile causes, including hospital foundations, the formations of clubs and societies, auto clubs and more. He was never married, but his closest friends considered him a part of their family.
Clarence was a pioneer in the field of cave exploration in British Columbia. He was an ?Honorary Life Member? of the Vancouver Island Cave Exploration Group, and he became a ?Fellow? in the National Speleological Society. He was also one of the founding members and director of the Glacio Speleological Survey, B.C. chapter.
Clarence was the co-founder of British Columbia Speleo Research, and he was instrumental in the formation of the Alberta Speleological Society. He also became an ?Honorary Life Member? of the Wolverine Nordic and Mountain Society in 2002, an organization involved in many outdoor activities which include cave exploration in the northeast of British Columbia. In the process of doing what he loved so much, Clarence touched many people?s lives in a very positive way. The world will never be the same without him. We all shall miss him very much.