Greater Victoria lost a stalwart of our tourism industry with the passing last week of Black Ball Ferry Line co-owner Ryan Malane. He was 48-years-old.
Malane was highly regarded as a marketer, and played a pivotal role in helping the company steer through the pandemic and re-launch its iconic Coho ferry last fall.
"The Chamber extends our condolences to all of Ryan's family and friends, as well as everyone who worked with him," Chamber CEO Bruce Williams said. "I saw firsthand the value of the MV Coho as part of the ceremony marking its return to service. It's part of the fabric of our region and Ryan will always be a part of that."
A memorial will be held in mid-July in Port Angeles.