Sadly this week we learned of the passing of our dear friend John Caldwell in Victoria.  For decades John contributed to retriever field trials and the Vancouver Island Retriever Club as a competitor, breeder, and holding multiple positions on the Club executive. John earned many Field Trial Championships on his dogs, most notable Firwoodhill’s Dynamo (Dino), who retired with 251AA points. Legend has it, Dino won 6 consecutive trials!  John had declining health in the last few years but was always in good spirits and up for a visit.   Another icon in our sport will be missed.