Article by The Cape Breton Post
Friends of Vince Rigby are remembering him as a strong advocate for veterans across Cape Breton.
Rigby’s body was found by firefighters in an abandoned building during a fire in Whitney Pier around 9 p.m. on Monday.
Cape Breton Regional Police investigated the fire and ruled out any suspicion and foul play in the death of the Sydney man.
The 57 year old was a veteran and an advocate with Marijuana for Trauma, a company that helps those with post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and other medical conditions.
Vince Rigby, 57, who served in Cyprus and Bosnia over a 22-year career as a Canadian reservist, was the man who died in a vacant building fire in Whitney Pier, Monday night. Rigby was the president of Marijuana for Trauma/Veterans Helping Veterans office in Sydney. He took medicinal marijuana to ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, among other ailments, from two deployments as a United Nations peacekeeper. He had to leave the reserves in 2002 due to poor health.