Twyla Roscovich, the 38-year-old filmmaker, activist, and mother vanished on September 7th prompting a widespread search. She was known for creating films about the area she loved “in an effort to protect the salmon and the environment and raise awareness about everything from First Nations to oil tankers. 1

Last Friday her family released a written statement saying her body had been discovered near Fisherman’s Wharf in Campbell River and that no foul play was suspected.

“Roscovich, a Malcolm Island resident, had told people she planned to travel southward on Vancouver Island to get medical treatment from specialists and would camp in her car on Sept. 6 near Nanaimo.

Her green Volvo was discovered Sept. 13 in Campbell River near the Quadra Island ferry, and it’s believed she continued on foot.”

Roscovich was an environmentalist who advocated for First Nations and against salmon farming. We loss will be felt deeply but we trust someone will step forward and continue her important work.

We are so sorry for her family and friends and mourn with them at a soul that was taken too young. May we carry on her work.

Sources and References

  1. CBC, September 16, 2017.