For the family and friends of Braydon Gayle

For the family and friends of Brayden Gayle

The 22 year old man who drowned in Chemainus Lake last November, and for whom a memorial was unveiled Friday, Aug. 12

To the family and friends of Brayden Gayle, the 22 year old man who drowned in Chemainus Lake last November, and for whom a memorial was unveiled Friday, Aug. 12, our thoughts are with you.

Commemorating that tragic day with a public monument symbolizes the enduring love you have for someone held close to your hearts; and your enduring grief at his loss.

To the civic workers from North Cowichan Parks and Recreation who so quickly and completely restored Brayden’s monument to its proper condition after it was vandalized over the Aug. 13-14 weekend, thank you.

Your prompt action shows a community that understands how important markers that celebrate life and mourn its loss are, and what our priorities must be when they are defaced.

To the RCMP, who have put out a call asking for information that will help identify the person or persons responsible for this heartless and mindless act, we hope you are able to apprehend those responsible and help them understand what they have done.

To the community the RCMP is appealing to: call 250-748-5522 with any information you have that might help identify those responsible, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (you can remain anonymous if you choose when providing information to Crime Stoppers).

To the people who did this, grab some courage and apologize. Or live with what you have done. The choice is yours. And for goodness sake, think how it must feel to lose a loved one, commemorate that loss, then have someone vandalize the symbol of your grief.

Craig Spence, Editor

 

 

Just Posted

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

Town to install bollards downtown after Ladysmith Light Up

The installation of nine bollards along First Avenue intended to protected pedestrians… Continue reading

UPDATE: Man dead after being shot by police in Mill Bay trailer court

Officers were attempting arrest in connection to previous assault

VIDEO: Stop in at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub to see Gogo Saturday

Award-winning blues guitarist adds heart, soul and grit to the International blues scene

Wilson’s Group acquires 16-year-old Tofino Bus service

Wilson’s Transportation continues expansion in wake of Greyhound

Trudeau warns of dangers of nationalist leaders at historic armistice gathering

U.S. President Donald Trump in recent weeks described himself as a nationalist

Vancouver Island remembers

Important stories shared as Islanders salute those who made the greatest sacrifice

Funding announcement promises to drive business innovation in B.C.

Minister is scheduled to make the announcement at the Penticton campus of Okanagan College

Vancouver Island mom warns of candy-luring incident

A Courtenay mother is speaking out after a man was reported to… Continue reading

Ticats destroy Lions 48-8 in CFL East Division semifinal

Wally Buono’s last game as B.C. coach ends in disappointment

Olympic decision time for Calgarians in 2026 plebiscite

Calgary’s ‘88 legacy is considered among the most successful in Olympic Games history

Canadians mark Remembrance Day, 100 years since end of First World War

The sombre crowd stood in near-silence as it reflected on the battles that ended a century ago, and those that have come since

B.C. VIEWS: Seniors home worker discrimination finally ending

Health Minister Adrian Dix righting a serious wrong

Northern California fire officials begin agonizing search for dead

The death toll had hit 23 as of Saturday night

Most Read