Nova Scotia Veteran Remembered as President of Marijuana for Trauma

Article by The Cape Breton Post

Military veteran, Vince Rigby, advocate remembered for work with veterans

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.

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