Vancouvers Map Man remembered at service

first_imgThe Map Foundation is dedicated to supporting education about maps, geography and cartographic arts, as well as community development, including parks, open space and community gardens in Vancouver. Donations may be made to sent to: The Map Foundation/PARC Fund, c/o 723 Eastside St. N.E., Olympia, WA, 98506.The “Map Man” of Vancouver was eulogized Sunday, April 1, for his work, his love of community and his quirkiness.More than 100 people watched projected photos that showed Phil Arnold at work as the recorded voice of the man described chapters in his life.At one point, Phil, recorded at age 94, recounted how he decided to make a map in 1933. He said his first was printed in 1950, and he had a good laugh on himself.Arnold died Jan. 14. He was 96.Arnold’s maps were known by tens of thousands and he did his intricate work in the upstairs of his Hough neighborhood home.He said he would traipse up and down the stairs often each day. “That’s one way I keep limbered up,” he said on the audio recording played for the service.The memorial had sentimental touches, including his grandchildren reading from sayings that Arnold had on his walls. One is a New England maxim: “Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do or do without.” Fourteen quotes were in a booklet titled a “Compass for Life.”last_img read more