Family, friends of 2 Calgarians killed in avalanche while skiing in B.C. mourning

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CALGARY - The sister of one of two men killed in an avalanche in British Columbia says he was a respected family man and devoted father.
Sheilesh Dave, 41, and Hima Maher, 40, were skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden when they ventured into a permanently closed area.
While skiing down, they triggered an avalanche and were buried.
The men were covered in snow for about thirty minutes before being airlifted to the hospital in Golden, where they were pronounced dead.
In a statement released to the media on Monday, Dave's sister said her brother, a periodontist who graduated from Boston University, "was respected by his family, his colleagues and his many friends.
Maher, 40, is described on the website for Inside Track as a road racer as well as the owner and operator of a high-performance driving school based out of Calgary.

Organizations: Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Boston University

Geographic location: B.C., CALGARY, Golden British Columbia

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